10b. Catfishes: Suckermouths, Plecos and L-numbers (224)

  • L204 Panaqolus albivermis

    28. November 2014

    One of the most beautiful L-numbers at all has obtained an official, valid name in 2013: Panaqolus albivermis. The species originates from Peru. We currently were able to import again a good number of wonderful young specimens of this small species of catfish (maximum length around 10 cm). Among them are also 5 spotted individuals. […]

  • Farlowella hahni

    25. November 2014

    Farlowella hahni The species of Farlowella are fascinating animals. These suckmouth catfishes look more alike small sticks than fishes! Currently 26 species are recognized as valid, which are spread all over South America. Sadly the determination of the species is often quite tricky. Four species of Farlowella are known from Paraguay, namely F. hahni, F. […]

  • L167 arrived!

    27. October 2014

    Finally we were able to import again one of the most attractive species of Cochliodon: L167. The species belongs to the typical representatives of the genus, which feed mainly on soft wood. This can be recognized by the very few teeth, which have a specialized shape with a broad, mussel-shaped cusp. L167 originates from the […]

  • Finally available again after many years: L354

    23. October 2014

    We are glad that we were able to import once more the pretty L354 from the Rio Iriri. The species has been described scientifically under the name of Spectracanthicus zuanoni in early 2014. The scientists declare them conspecific with L20 from the Rio Xingu (the Rio Iriri is an affluent of the Rio Xingu). However, […]

  • L273 Pseudacanthicus sp. Titanic XL

    13. October 2014

    The Titanic was never traded in large numbers and is one of L-numbers in great demand. We received now three large specimens from Brazil, which seem to be fully grown. They are 25-30 cm long. One of them is for sure a male. It can be easily identified by the strong spines and the long […]

  • Cochliodon sp.

    7. October 2014

    Among the most popular fishes from Paraguay is the Violet Red Bruno. Finally the species has attained a scientific name: Hypostomus basilisko. The distribution of the fish is the Rio Paraguay, both in Brazil and Paraguay. Here it occurs along with two quite similar species of the Cochliodon-group of Hypostomus, namely Hypostomus cochliodon and Hypostomus […]

  • L107 / L184 Brillant-Ancistrus

    24. September 2014

    Among the most beautiful species of Ancistrus is this one. It originates from the middle Rio Negro area in Brazil and is not yet determined scientifically. Instead even two L-numbers have been given to it, namely L107 and L184. The Brilliant Ancistrus is a very peaceful species. The number and size of the white spots […]

  • 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 […]