25d. Perchlike fishes (4): South American Dwarf Cichlids (137)

Many fantastic Apistogramma arrived!

26. November 2012

Our staff member Harald Jahn returned this week from his trip to Brazil and soon after him came the very special selected Apistogramma he ordered from the fishermen. Of course the fish have to settle a bit before we can make nice photos of them, so we show you the species in the famous pictures made by Dieter Bork from fully grown males.

The following species reached us:


Apstogramma diplotaenia – one of the most wanted Apistogramma at all, code 618641


Apistogramma elizabethae – the red bellied variety from Sao Gabriel, code 618712


Apistogramma mendezi Santa Isabel – also a red bellied variety of that beautiful animal, code 624782


Apistogramma mendezi – even the “normal” variety is a real eyeburner and rarely seen in the market, code 624812


Apistogramma sp. Miua – similar to the former, but with a different caudal fin pattern, code 624822


Apistogramma sp. Wilhelmi – a breathtaking beautiful relative of A. agassizi with a lilac chin spot, code 630713

All species are, however, available in limited numbers only. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

  • Crenicichla compressiceps

    13. November 2012

    The season for this wonderful dwarf cichlid has started. Males attain a maximum length of about 8 cm, females stay smaller and become only 6-7 cm long. Both sexes of the variety we currently have in stock has black bands in  the vertical fins. Males can be recognized best by the overall shape (larger and […]

  • Apistogramma sp. BOLIVIA GOLD

    29. October 2012

    The shipment from the Madre de Dios region in Bolivia also contained a pretty new species of Apistogramma. The fish is without any doubt a close relative of A. luelingi. Due to its bright yellow coloration we provisionally named it “Bolivia Gold”. Our largest males have a length of about 4 cm, the females are […]

  • Wild Rams

    22. October 2012

    Due to the regularly offered, amazing bred sports of the Ram (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi) one tends to forget, how breathtaking beautiful the wild collected fish is already. Currently we have fully grown, wild collected Rams from Venezuela in stock. By the way: wild collected Rams become only about 5 cm long (in males), females even stay smaller, so this species is definitely a dwarf cichlid!

    For our customers: the animals have code 686515 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

    Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

    Rams Jumbo Gold

    13. September 2012

    We received Rams “Gold” in showsize from our proved breeder. Available in limited numbers only!

    For our customers: the fish have code 686805 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

    Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

    A brandnew dwarf cichlid! Apistogramma sp. Cristal

    10. September 2012

    A completely new species of Apistogramma reached us recently from Peru. It was named “Apistogramma Cristal” by the exporter. However, this name has no scientific value at all. Available in very limited numbers only!

    For our customers: the fish have code 618104 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

    Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

  • Apistogramma megaptera

    13. August 2012

    This dwarf cichlid has been described finally scientifically under the name of A. megaptera. It is known in the aquarium hobby for decades already under the name of Apistogramma sp. “Breitbinden”. The German word “Breitbinden” means “broad band”. This refers to the broad dark band under the eye. Currently we have wonderful wild collected specimens […]

  • Apistogramma mendezi WILD

    10. April 2012

    Currently we have this very rare dwarf cichlid in super condition and size in stock. Only available in limited numbers! For our customers: the fish have code 624812 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

  • Another brandnew sport of the ram: Super Neon Blue Gold!

    21. February 2012

    We have received another, gorgeous sport of the ram from our German breeder. The fish have sizes of 2.5 – 3.5 cm and are very healthy.

    For our customers: the fish have code 686723 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. The new ram is available in limited numbers only!

    Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

    New in stock: Mikrogeophagus ramirezi Perlmutt / Pearl

    30. January 2012

    This is a brandnew, extreme beautiful sport of the ram. We have them in sizes of 2.5 – 3.5 cm.

    For our customers: the fish have code 686733 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

    Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

  • Apistogramma cf. juruensis Black Chin

    9. November 2011

    We just received this beautiful dwarf cichlid from Peru. The determination of the several phenotypes of Apistogramma is not easy at all. Currently most persons that work with Apistogramma tend to the point of view that the fish that looks almost identical, but has blue lips represents the “real” A. juruensis, while the fish with […]

  • Apistogramma agassizii Flamenco

    9. November 2011

    Currently we received one of the most beatiful varieties of Apistogramma agassizii in limited numbers. The variety “Flamenco” is collected in the wild, but according to our exporter it does not represent a local population. The Flamenco variety is selected from other “normal” Apistogramma agassizii catches. It is well known that under aquarium conditions it […]

  • Apistogramma iniridae

    15. August 2011

    Sadly this beautiful dwarf cichlid is only occasionally available, but currently we were able to import once more beautiful, fully grown specimens. The fish are very stable and display all the behaviour that makes the keeping of these fish so desirable. Like its close relative A. uaupesi, which differs from A. iniridae mainly due to […]

  • Apistogramma gephyra

    23. May 2011

    This pretty blackwater Apistogramma is imported only very occasionally. Now we were able to manage one of these rare imports again. The fish originates from Brazil where it is found in the central Rio Negro and lower Rio Branco basins. A. gephyra looks quite similar to A. agassizii and its aquarium maintenance is comparable to […]

  • Apistogramma agassizii FIRE-RED

    16. May 2011

    Currently we have wonderful, fully grown specimens of this marvelous sport in stock, originating from German breeders. The fish literally seem to glow from inside! It is very interesting that the typical polychromatism that can be observed in wild populations of this dwarf cichlid is also found in this artificial sport. Polychromatism means that coloration […]

  • Apistogramma sp. Assurini

    25. March 2011

    Currently we received a new Apistogramma from Brazil, a close relative of the species known as A. sp. Xingu in the hobby. Like most Apistogramma, A. sp. Xingu, which has been imported in 1988 for the first time, has developed a number of varieties. Some of them appear within one population, others seem to represent […]

  • Apistogramma trifasciata

    31. January 2011

    In case this dwarf cichlid would not exist it would be necessary to invent it for the aquarium hobby. Apistogramma trifasciata is an ideal aquarium inhabitant. The species stays small – males around 5 cm, females around 4 cm. It is completely undemanding regarding water chemistry – keeping and breeding is possible even in medium […]

  • Apistogramma borellii

    25. January 2011

    Recently we received beautiful wild collected specimens of A. borellii from Paraguay. This species is an ideal aquarium fish. In contrast to many other species of the genus A. borellii is completely undemanding regarding water chemistry. Even in medium hard, slightly alcalic water the species thrives well and even breeds. The behaviour of A. borelli […]

  • Apistogramma panduro var. “Marsel”

    26. October 2010

    We were able to import this new dwarf cichlid from Peru now. The fish is without any doubt a close relative of the species Apistogramma nijsseni, A. panduro and the still undescribed A. sp. “Inka II”. In contrast to these species the seam around the caudal fin in males is yellow instaed of red-orange. The […]

  • Apistogramma cactuoides WILD

    5. August 2010

    Some species of fish are very popular in the aquarium hobby. Many of them are kept only as sports or breeding forms that do not exist in the wild and most aquarists are completely unaware how the wild form looks like. One of these species is the very popular dwarf cichlid Apistogramma cacatuoides. The species […]

  • Nannacara adoketa 2

    27. November 2009

    This cichlid originates from a quite small area in the middle course of the Rio Negro in Brazil. It was discovered as late as 1993 and for a long time most aquarium enthusiasts only could dream off it. The very few imported specimens were mostly sold to Japan. They were very expensive, but nevertheless found […]

  • Laetacara araguaiae

    19. October 2009

    Laetacara sp. „Buckelkopf“ described scientifically. Laetacara sp. „Buckelkopf“ is known in the hobby for many years already. The somewhat unusal common name (the German word „Buckelkopf“ means „humphead“) derives from the feature developed by some very old males, but this happens rather seldom. It is a typical dwarf cichlid, the males grow to a length […]

  • Apistogramma viejita GOLD

    18. August 2009

    For the first time we can offer now this beautiful dwarf cichlid in a golden sport. This sport does not occur in nature. The contrasting golden and red colours make the fish extremely attractive. As Apistogramma viejita originates from Colombia it should be kept at higher temperatures as usual, eg 26 – 28°C. Water should […]

  • Laetacara araguaiae, Laetacara fulvipinnis

    23. June 2009

    Laetacara sp. „Buckelkopf“ described scientifically Laetacara sp. „Buckelkopf“ is known in the hobby for many years already. The somewhat unusal common name (the German word „Buckelkopf“ means „humphead“) derives from the feature developed by some very old males, but this happens rather seldom. It is a typical dwarf cichlid, the males grow to a length […]

  • Mikrogeophagus ramirezi „Electric Blue“

    25. May 2009

    The Ram is one of the most beautiful aquarium fishes. The wild Ram originates from the llanos of the Orinoco. The newest sport of this dwarf cichlids is blue all over the body. It is virtually impossible to illustrate this very special colour in a high resolution picture. Only reducing the resolution brings the effect […]

  • Wonderful Golden Rams!

    31. March 2009

    We currently have an extraordinary good and healthy stock of Golden Rams, bred in Germany. They have a perfect size and are highly recommended for anybody who wants to try these beauties for the first time.

    For our customers: the fish have code 686802 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale market.

    Text & Photos: Frank Schäfer

  • Apistogramma agassizii „Fire Red“

    6. July 2007

    September 2006: Few days ago we received a delivery of fishes from a well-known German breeder. The here introduced Apistogramma agassizi „Fire Red “increases the heartbeat of each Apistogramma fan. The strong red of the caudal -, dorsal – and anal fin forms a fantastic contrast with the blue-yellow body colouring and a dark longitudinal […]

  • Apistogramma cacatuoides -Mega Red-

    6. July 2007

    December 2006: Freshly arrived: perhaps the most beautiful selection of Apistogramma cacatuoides . Here everything is really correct. The intensity of the colouring, the fins and body form are simply perfect. In addition an outstanding vitality is reached by nearly exclusive feeding with living food. They originate from a german breeder, where a selection over […]

  • Biotoecus sp. „Tapajos – New“

    Biotoecus sp. „Tapajos – New“

    6. July 2007

    For quite a while Aquarium Glaser imports this dwarfcichlid regularly from Rio Tapajos in Brasil. This Cichlids, which only get approx. 4-5cm can be kept in pairs in smaller aquariums from 50 ltr and up already. If the aquarium is bigger, a larger group can be brought in, but in doing so a slightly surplus […]

  • Nannacara adoketa

    Nannacara adoketa

    6. July 2007

    In 1993 Kullander & Prada-Pedreros described Nannacara adoketa. The species name of these cichlids relates to the unexpected occurrence in Rio Negro in Brasil. Full-grown males can be easily distinguished from the smaller females, which additionally are stronger coloured than the males. The German name describes the special colouring of these dwarf cichlids. For the […]

  • Nannacara sp. Essequibo

    Nannacara sp. Essequibo

    6. July 2007

    This fish was caught in October 2001 in a blackwater-river nearby Rockstone/Guyana. It is a peaceful fish which only grows up to 60mm. The males are more elongate than the females and have clearly visible spots in the dorsal and caudal fins. Water of following parameters was used for breeding and keeping them: 5°dGH, pH […]

  • Nannacara spec. -Sourourou-

    6. July 2007

    From the Crique Sourourou in French Guyana originates this beautiful new Nannacara variant. We are pleased to be able to offer some offspring to you. According to information of an experienced Nannacara specialist their maintenance is unproblematic, even in middle hard water. The breed however succeeds only in soft and sour water according to their […]

  • Apistogramma agassizi „Super Red“

    6. July 2007

    Another highlight in breeding effort presents Apistogramma agassizi “Super red”. It’s color allocation strongly recalls wild caught “Red tailed agassizis”, however all colors are evidently more intense toward wild caughts. Particularly the high red proportion and also the metallic body brilliance could considerablely be raised through a strict selection of the breeded species. (Photo F. […]

  • Apistogramma agassizii ,,Abacaxis“

    Apistogramma agassizii ,,Abacaxis“

    6. July 2007

    The fish in this picture shows the beautiful A. agassizii colour morph from the Rio Abacaxis, which lies in the middle part of the Amazon River in Brasil. Recently a number of new varieties are introduced to the hobby, originating from breeding as well as import of local colour morphs. We can only hope that […]

  • Apistogramma sp. Maulbrüter

    Apistogramma sp. MOUTHBREEDER

    6. July 2007

    It was quite a big surprise to find a mouthbrooder in the well known genus Apistogramma ! The peruvian species is not yet described scientifically. It grows to a size of about 8 cm, which is pretty big for a “dwarf cichlid”. This species is still quite rare in the trade and thatfor pretty expensive.(Photo […]

  • Apistogramma sp. Tefé 1 – Gold

    Apistogramma sp. Tefé 1 – Gold

    6. July 2007

    The first golden animals were found among a bred shoal of young, approx. 14 days old Apistogramma sp. Tefé 1. From them a breeding phylum for further generations of Golden Apistogramma developed. Their growth is plainly slower than the growth of the normal Apistogramma sp. Tefé 1 and their breeding is generally more difficult. Their […]