25a: Perchlike fishes (1): Labyrinth fishes (150)

  • Osphromenus exodon

    Osphromenus exodon

    6. July 2007

    Even this fish looks like the common gourami, it is really something special & rare. As far as we know, this species was never before importet to Germany. When they have the size of about 30-40cm, they turn their lips inside out and show many small white teeths. Unfortunately this stadium is only shown in […]

  • Dario dario

    Dario dario

    6. July 2007

    This species, which became well-known as Badis sp. SCARLET is still enjoying great popularity. This dwarf badis can be kept very well along with dwarf rasboras. It is is quite easy to keep and to breed, which was succesfully done several times already. (Photos & Text Dieter Bork)

  • Betta prima

    6. July 2007

    Betta prima originates from South East Thailand and Cambodia and is a member of the Betta pugnax group. They are found foraging along the dense vegetation of brooks, swamps and calm rivers. B. prima is a small species, they can reach the size of about 6 cm. They like well planted, and since they are […]

  • Dario hysginon

    Dario hysginon

    6. July 2007

    Compared with Dario dario this species is hardly known by the general aquarists, although the males who obtain and guard their territory are looking very beautiful. Although they do not display the coloration like D. dario, they definitely show the same intense red colour. Unfortenately D. hysginon only shows his full colour when he is […]

  • Sphaerichthys osphromenoides

    6. July 2007

    Sphaerichthys osphromenoides is the most famous representative of the in southeast Asia indigenous chocolate gouramis. Like other chocolate gouramis Sphaerichthys osphromenoides is a delicate and at least while settling down a sensitive fish. It’s natural biotope are shore areas of small, still and slow-moving black water on the Malayan peninsula. As a typical black water […]

  • Channa spec. „Sumatra“

    6. July 2007

    About this Channa species we do not know too much. It originates from Sumatra and we are not able to classify this species on the basis of its youth colouring. Probably their final size lies within the range of 30 – 40cm. If one is ready to slur over its enormous appetite and decides for […]

  • Channa stewartii

    6. July 2007

    This often under the name Channa cf. barca traded Snakehead originates from the Indian province Assam. C stewartii can reach a length of 30 cm and as predators they should kept together only with fishes whose length exhibits at least 2/3 of their body length. Beside living and dead fish they accept food as insects, […]

  • Channa cf. studeri

    6. July 2007

    April 2006: From the here pictured Channa species we can offer some youngsters. What species they are could so far not be clarified, but some characteristics refers to a proximity to Channa studeri. If this classification applies, the fish belong into the form circle of Channa micropeltes. C. micropeltes represents the largest Channa species with […]

  • Sphaerichthys vaillanti

    6. July 2007

    Sphaerichthys vaillanti is probably the rarest and most desired species of the Chocolate Gouramies. Their origin is Kalimantan the indonesian part of Borneo. Since they are black water inhabitants, the water equivalents should be adapted in the aquarium to it. This species does best in peat filtered water. Water must be changed often, and a […]

  • Malpulutta kretseri

    6. July 2007

    September 2006: As German breds we can offer Malpulutta kretseri. These preciousnesses are very rare in the wild and therefore strictly protected in their homeland (Sri Lanka). There they inhabit soft and sour waters and therefore their keeping in aquaria can be somewhat difficult. Small, dimly lit species tanks with a lot of shelters are […]