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

  • Hemiodontichthys acipenserinus

    17. February 2014

    This species has been named “Pinocchio cat” in the trade due to its funny looking nose. The species represents the smallest of all mouthbrooding whiptail cats – it usually grows only to 10 cm total length in aquaria – and is thus very well suited for keeping. We currently were able to import these beautiful […]

  • We can “big”, too…L191

    30. January 2014

    Ornamental fish are not necessarily small. Last week we received this juggernaut, a Panaque sp. “L191”. The animal has taken the transit from Colombia in our fishhouse in stride and has settled down perfectly.

  • L137 Hypostomus soniae / Cochliodon soniae

    L137 Hypostomus soniae / Cochliodon soniae

    26. November 2013

    The pretty, blue-eyed L137 from the Rio Tapajós is only rarely offered. It is a medium-sized species of Hypostomus that can reach a maximum length of about 20 cm. The colour of the fish is quite variable. Specimens exist that have rather brown fins, others have spotted fins and again others have bright orange-red fins. […]

  • Pseudolithoxus nicoi

    11. November 2013

    We could import some specimens of the pretty white seam flyer cat from Venezuela. This rarely offered species attains a maximum length of about 12 cm. For our customers: the fish have code 284633 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

  • Acestridium dichromum arrived!

    7. November 2013

    We received the very rare dwarf suckermouth catfish Acestridium dichromum from Venezuela. The species attains a length of 5-6 cm only. The species could be called “chameleon dwarf sucker cat”, for it becomes bright green when sitting on plant leaves, but changes colour to brown within a few days when only roots and stones are […]

  • A new Cactus Cat related to L24/L25

    7. October 2013

    The Cactus Cats L24 and L25 become around 25-30 cm long and are quite popular among hobbyists with spacy tanks. The fish are very colorful and scientifically still undescribed. L24 originates from the Rio Tocantins and Rio Araguaia, L25 from the Rio Xingu. The two can be best distinguished by the pattern of the head: […]

  • L56x Parancistrus sp. 2-color

    2. October 2013

    We have obtained a small number of this very unusual loricariid from Brazil. “Technically” speaking, they belong to the species P. aurantiacus. The species is famous for the fact that they can be bright golden, marbled or black colored and it is documented that they can change the colours in comparatively short time. This phenomenon […]

  • Baryancistrus xanthellus (L18) adult

    1. October 2013

    The Yellow Seam Plecos or Golden Nuggets of the genus Baryancistrus (L18, L81, L177, see http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archive/l-numbers-en/_en-2/ for an overview) belong to the most desirable species of pleco at all. Young fish look very beautiful. However, almost exclusively young specimens are available in the trade. Thus we were very glad that we were able to manage […]

  • Lamontichthys llanero

    24. September 2013

    Currently we have this beautiful, but only very rarely available catfish in different sizes in stock. For more information on the species please see http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archive/catfish-en/loricariidae-en/Lamontichthys_llanero_en/http://www.aquariumglaser.de/fischarchiv/welse/loricariidae/Lamontichthys_llanero_de/ For our customers: the fish have code 264854 (5-8 cm) and 264856 (10-12 cm) on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Text & photos: Frank […]

  • Scobinancistrus sp. L253

    Scobinancistrus sp. L253

    17. September 2013

    This beautiful loricariid originates from the Rio Xingu. It becomes collected upstream from Altamira. In all probability the species can attain a maximum length of about 35 cm, but there are no reliable information on that topic available. The pretty pair we have currently in stock (and which made a good job as photo model) […]