17. Rainbow fishes and Co. (25)

  • 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 […]

  • Pseudomugil signifer GAP CREEK

    1. October 2013

    One of our breeders has to reduce the number of tanks in his fish house and so we have the very rare opportunity to offer some valuables among the rainbowfishes with given locality and in fully grown specimens. One of them is Pseudomugil signifer from the Gap Creek – beautiful animals, aren’t they? For our […]

  • Pseudomugil cf. paskai

    Pseudomugil cf. paskai

    8. July 2013

    It has been only recently that we were able to present to you the sensational Pseudomugil cf.paskai “Red Neon” (see http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/archiv.php?news_id=556). Now we received from one of our suppliers in Indonesia a new variety of that species which we called Pseudomugil cf. paskai “Yellow” due to the rather yellow basic coloration, compared with the “Red […]

  • Pseudomugil pellucidus

    21. May 2013

    For the first time ever we can offer this rare blue eye. The completely peaceful fish – they attain a maximum length of about 4 cm – a very interesting due to the fact that the stripe in the anal fin differs individually from yellow to red. For our customers: the fish have code 446153 […]

  • Chilatherina sentaniensis

    18. March 2013

    This wonderful rainbowfish seems to glow from inside! Sadly the species is very close to extinction in the wild due to environment pollution. This species is only found in Lake Sentani in New Guinea and some of the affluents of that lake. Luckily Chilatherina sentaniensis is kept and bred by rainbowfish enthusiasts and there is […]