17. Rainbow fishes and Co. (19)

  • Melanotaenia boesemani Red

    22. March 2019

    The blue-red Boesemans rainbow fish has not disappeared from the aquariums since its aquaristic discovery in 1981. For a time, it was so sought after that it was caught on a massive scale for export; these animals went almost exclusively to Japan, where were paid insane sums for them. There were even fears of overfishing […]

  • Chilatherina sentaniensis

    10. August 2017

    110 yeras ago – 1907 – the German-Dutch scientist Max Weber described freshwater fishes from New Guinea, which have been collected by a scientific expedition to the island by the Netherlands in 1903. One of the new species was a rainbowfish. Weber named it Rhombatractus sentanienis. Nowadays we know that fish under the name of […]

  • Melanotaenia australis

    2. August 2017

    One of the species of rainbowfishes with the longest aqurium history is the dwarf rainbowfish, Melanotaenia maccullochi. It reached Europe as early as 1934 and is kept and bred since then. However, if we order nowadays M. maccullochi from Indonesia we do not get this species, but another one which has only a rough similarity […]

  • Iriatherina werneri

    19. June 2017

    Currently we have wonderful, fully grown specimens of the Threadfin Rainbowfish in stock. Like a butterfly its wings the male Threadfin Rainbowfish flaps its first dorsal fin during courtship. The males can be easily recognized by the long filaments of the second dorsal and the anal fin. The tender species attains a maximum length of […]

  • Pseudomugil sp. paskai Red-Neon has been described scientifically

    15. June 2016

    Pseudomugil sp. “paskai Red-Neon” has been imported for the first time in 2012 and is for sure one of the most spectacular discoveries of aquarium fish in the millenium. Since the first importation the fish has been well established in the hobby and proofed as a beautiful, peaceful, and hardy ornamental fish. However, there was […]

  • Melanotaenia pygmaea

    9. March 2016

    For the first time ever we obtained this charming rainbowfish from a breeder. The specific name “pygmaea” refers to a small body size. In fact our fish are full in coloration. They are currently about 4 cm long (total length). According to literature the maximum lengthin males is about 7 cm, whereas females always stay […]

  • Glossolepis dorityi „Lake Nenggwambu“

    22. April 2015

    Glossolepis dorityi also originates from West Papua, like Melanotaenia rubrostriata „Dekai Village“ (see http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/news/Melanotaenia_rubrostriata_Dekai_Village__en/). Males attain a maximum length of about 15 cm, females stay smaller. Sadly the females have only quite dull colours. Males need about one year to reach a length of 7-8 cm. At that size they already display a real firework […]

  • Melanotaenia rubrostriata „Dekai Village“

    15. April 2015

    The village named Dekai is located in West Papua (formerly: Irian Jaya) in the district of Yahukimo. It seems to be a real hotspot for extremely beautiful species of rainbowfish. Many species and local varieties have been collected there in the past years and brought to the tanks of enthusiasts. This applies also for this […]

  • Another Neon Bue-Eye!

    25. March 2015

    Again we were able to import Neon Blue-Eyes, again under the name of “Pseudomugil paskai”. The first Neon Blue-Eye that was shipped under that name was a sensation: the “Neon Red” (see http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/news/Pseudomugil_cf_paskai_Red_Neon_en/) and also the yellow variety (species?) we were able to import a bit later (see http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archive/rainbowfishes-en/Pseudomugil_cf_paskai_en/). Now we obtained a third variety […]

  • Telmatherina bonti (2)

    23. March 2015

    The Malili lake system on Sulawesi (former Celebes) is home of spectacular shrimps, snails and mussels which are exported for the hobby. Now the import of an endemic atherinoid species was successful, namely Telmatherina bonti. Like many atherinoides of the Malili lakes this species is polychromatic, which means that males and females appear in different […]