10. Catfishes (506)

  • Panaque spec. „New Royal Golden Thunder“

    6. July 2007

    September 2006: This week we succeeded in importing several of this beautiful new Panaque from Brazil. In their appearance they remind of L 27, are however flatter and slimmer than these. In addition they possess a larger mouth and their dorsal fin is smaller. These characteristics let assume that they originate from strongly flowing river […]

  • Hypancistrus spec. L 66 „King Tiger“

    6. July 2007

    As one of the early imported representatives of the so-called L-number catfishes L 66 has already an unbroken popularity. At present we can offer beside wild caughts also very beautiful german breds. Such bright grounded L 66 are at least as attractive as the most „newer“ Hypancistrus species. With a final size of approx. 15 […]

  • Microsynodontis polli

    6. July 2007

    Microsynodontis polli is one of three poorly documented pygmy Synodontis species, the other two being M. lamberti and M. batesii. They origin from Western to Central Africa, M. polli is reported for the upper Niger in Guinea and Liberia. Their maintenance is no problem as long as the water is soft and slightly acidic, although […]

  • Corydoras ephippifer

    Corydoras ephippifer

    6. July 2007

    This true mailed catfish species was imported from Belem (Brazil). The latin name „ephippifer“ is a combination from „ephippium“ (lat. = saddle) und „ferre“ (lat. = bearing) referring to the black spot on the basis of the dorsal fin. The animals reach a maximal length of 6 cm. They should be kept in a group. […]

  • Ancistrus spec. L 111

    6. July 2007

    This ancistrus, which supposedly originates from Colombia, exhibits similarities to L 89, but like L 156 has round spots arranged in a honeycomb pattern. Unlike these other two L-numbers, L 111 has a uniformly marked iris ring and light/dark grey striped pectoral fin spines. This catfish is said to grow to about 10 cm, and […]

  • Corydoras sp. BLACK VENEZUELA

    Corydoras sp. BLACK VENEZUELA

    6. July 2007

    A very beautiful colour morph bred in Germany and a true addition to our fascinating hobby. Corydoras aeneus (this fish probably belong to this family) is one of the most common true mailed catfish in the aquaristical hobby. Originally this cory species has a large distribution in nature which ranges from Trinidad, Venezuela, Surinam, Colombia, […]

  • Panaque spec. „Papa Ojo Chico“ L 90a

    Panaque spec. „Papa Ojo Chico“ L 90a

    6. July 2007

    With L 90a we can offer at present one of the most beautiful Panaque species. Especially the extremely long, orange colored filaments of the caudal fin are remarkable. In addition, the discrete black markings on the noble-grey colored body let them appear very elegant. With the purchase of these fishes their final size (over 30cm) […]

  • Otothyris travassosi

    6. July 2007

    This rarely imported catfish species originates from the federal states Bahia and Espirito Santo at the coast of brazil. With only 3cm of total length it belongs to the smallest Loricariids. There habitats are small and fast running streams. They mostly stay in areas thickly covered with vegetation. Otothyris travassosi is not a fish for […]

  • Corydoras weitzmani

    Corydoras weitzmani

    6. July 2007

    This is one of the most spectacular representative of the Corydoras genus recently imported. For us this is the ultimate Corydoras. Its closest relative is probably Corydoras panda. The body pattern is similar to the recently described Corydoras tukano. This species was caught by the authors in September 2004 in the riverine system of the […]

  • Hypancistrus spec. NEU

    Hypancistrus spec. NEW

    6. July 2007

    September 2006: Latterly we received this very rich contrasted male of an unknown Hypancistrus species. Certainly here exists a similarity to L 333 and also Hypancistrus spec. Xingu. It gets more and more difficult to attach single fishes to existing L numbers or to a known Hypancistrus species, because there are not enough hard criteria […]