10c. Catfishes: remaining catfish from South America (73)

  • Platystomatichthys sturio

    16. June 2014

    Finally we are able again to offer one of the most bizarre species of predatory catfish of Amazonia: Platystomatichthys sturio. Anyone who sees the fish for the first time will think that the animal is distorted; however, the upturned snout-tip is rather species-specific. Nevertheless the grade of this upturn differs individually and depends also a […]

  • Aguarunichthys torosus

    27. May 2014

    We could import a very special fish for the hobbyists specialized in predatory catfish from Peru: Aguarunichthys torosus. This species has been discovered only in 1986. Isn´t it fascinating that nature has the same solution for totally different species over and under the water? The spotted pattern of A. torosus is very similar to the […]

  • Cephalosilurus apurensis

    20. November 2013

    We have a real delicacy for fans of predatory catfish in small numbers in stock: Cephalosilurus apurensis. This species becomes around 30 cm long. The fish are very hoggish and real personalities! For our customers: the fish have code 214633 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Text: Frank Schäfer, […]

  • Megalodoras uranoscopus (= irwini)

    9. October 2013

    Currently we have very nice juveniles of this large species (50-70 cm) of thorny catfish from Peru in stock. For our customers: the fish have code 267503 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

  • Asterophysus batrachus

    1. October 2013

    We could import a number of still young, about 5-7 cm long specimens of this unusual catfish from Venezuela. The fish feed readily on feeder fish. Here is the story that belongs to the animals: The Altum-Eater of the Atabapo In the spring of 2004 Aquarium Glaser managed to import for the first time one […]

  • Merodontotus tigrinus Bred

    10. September 2013

    We received for the first time now bred specimens of that highly demanded predatory catfish from Taiwan. Currently it is not allowed to export the species from Brazil. So we are very glad to cover the complete demand via bred ones. The fish are currently 12-15 cm long, maximum length reported is around 60 cm. […]

  • Nemadoras elongatus

    20. August 2013

    The Thorny catfishes are a very interesting and diverse group of catfish. For the first time we were able to import the very slender species Nemadoras elongatus, which can attain a maximum length of 12-15 cm. At the first glimpse the fish remind one in the Hassar species. And, in fact the behaviour of Nemadoras […]

  • Three rare catfish-species from Paraguay

    31. July 2013

    We received three very rare and interesting species of catfish from Paraguay: The pretty cory Corydoras diphyes, the dwarf sucker Otocinclus mimulus that lives along with C. diphyes and imitates that species, and the charming dwarf sucker Hisonotus nigricauda. We already have pages on our site, so please follow the links given here: Corydoras diphyes: […]

  • Tetranematichthys wallacei

    Tetranematichthys wallacei

    21. May 2013

    Currently three different species of the remarkable genus Tetranematichthys are distinguished by scientists. None of them is often imported, because their secretive way of life between dead driftwood makes catching them a pure matter of luck. So we are very glad to have managed the first imporation ever of the species Tetranematichthys wallacei from Venezuela. […]

  • Trachydoras paraguayensis

    13. November 2012

    We have received one more charming species of thorny catfish from Paraguay. T. paraguayensis becomes around 10 cm long and can be kept in the same way as a larger species of Corydoras. This means: a peaceful fish, undemanding regarding food and likes to swim in company of its own kind. For our customers: the […]