10b. Catfishes: Suckermouths, Plecos and L-numbers (217)

  • Paraloricaria vetula

    24. September 2014

    The genus Paraloricaria contains three species that are distributed in southern South America. The fish are virtually unknown in the hobby. This is for sure at least in part due to the enormous size the fish can reach. At least P. commersonoides and P. vetula become larger than 50 cm. For the first time ever […]

  • L234 Megalancistrus sp. Rio Urguayo

    10. September 2014

    We were able to import two pretty gobbets from Paraguay, or, to be more detailed, from the Rio Urguayo. The two Megalancistrus are currently 40-50 cm long and show clearly why they have deserved their generic name: Megalancistrus means “gigantic Ancistrus”. Scientifically speaking, our fish most probably belong to the species M. parananus. For our […]

  • Hypostomus luteus

    16. June 2014

    Yesterday the most beautiful of all plecos, Hypostomus luteus from Paraguay, arrived. Only fully grown specimens display the fantastic, reddish-yellow coloration, whereas young fish are black with light spots. All specimens are 35-40 cm long. For our customers: the animals have code 262639 and 262649 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the […]

  • L330 Panaque sp. Spotted 14-18 cm

    16. June 2014

    We have some specimens of this gorgeous, wood-eating pleco in stock. L330 originates from Colombia. Fully grown specimens get a spotted pattern all over the body. Younger specimens can look quite similar to L190 or Panaque nigrolineatus, because they usually show a striped pattern. The yellow tips of the caudal fin are a good hint […]

  • Parotocinclus longirostris

    6. May 2014

    These dwarf sucker cats reaches us from Brazil. They belong to the smallest species of sucker cat at all. Even fully grown they hardly extent 2.5 cm in length. The determination on species level is not absolutely confirmed, for obviously a complex of very similar species exists. However, in any case the fish are tiny […]

  • Ancistrus White Seam

    1. April 2014

    Dear customers, the scientific names in Ancistrus are sadly a total mess. First of all: the genus Ancistrus contains a large number of species. Currently 66 species are accepted, scientifically described species in Ancistrus. However, in former days a great number of species has been described under the generic name of Ancistrus, which currently are […]

  • Gorgeous LDA7 in stock

    1. April 2014

    We have only very rarely the opportunity to be able to offer that wonderful species of Pseudacanthicus. Currently we have even a number of specimens of LDA7 in an ideal size in stock. For our customers: the fish have code 26480-LDA007-7 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Text & […]

  • Hemiodontichthys acipenserinus

    17. February 2014

    These strange whiptail catfish, in nature living in a sandy habitat, are regularly imported, although in low numbers. This species requires a sandy substrate, in which they can hide themselves. Because this is a shy fish absolute care needs be taken in the choice of tank mates. The reproduction of this species is not very […]