25e. Perchlike fishes (5): Remaining Cichlids from South and Central America (214)

  • Acarichthys heckelii

    6. July 2007

    January 2007: At present we can offer particularly beautiful Acarichthys heckelii from the region around Santarem. These fish are characterised by an intensive yellow colouring of the body. It forms a beautiful contrast to the red eyes and their magnificent fin rays. Acarichthys heckelii has a large area of origin along the Amazon and the […]

  • Discus „Red Inferno/Rio Moju“

    6. July 2007

    Only one example of at present in extraordinarily good quality arriving Diskus is the “Red Inferno” variant coming from the Rio Moju. On their fins and flanks the animals show a strongly red-orange basic colour, which stands in beautiful contrast to the bluish green wave pattern. The icing on the cake are their cherry-red eyes, […]

  • Cichla temensis

    6. July 2007

    Cichla temensis does not represent a fish for everyone. We could import them from Venezuela, where they are estimated fishes for consumption and sold under the name Tucunare. In its natural environment they can reach an overall length of 1 m with a weight of approximately 10 kg. They grow to be the largest of […]

  • Diskus Nhamunda rosé

    6. July 2007

    Nhamunda Rosé is the trade name of a strain of the brown discus Symphysodon aequifasciatus axelrodi originated in the Rio Nhamunda (northern influent of Amazon, west the city Alenquer). Now again some Nhamunda Rosé are available. Characteristic for this variety is the partially laminar high red part of the brown primary colour. Thus they are […]

  • Mesonauta insignis

    Mesonauta insignis

    6. July 2007

    This cichlid, which is growing up to approx. 20cm is living along the catchment area of the Orinoco, whereit mostly lives in slowly flowing or even standing waters. You often find it right in front of the shore, where it inhabits the upper water layer. Regarding the nutrition M. insignis is totally uncomplicated, because these […]

  • Geophagus crassilabris

    Geophagus crassilabris

    6. July 2007

    Very large animals, up to 20 cm, came to us from Colombia. These beautiful fish came as well from the Rio Chacu. These eartheaters live in nature in a habitat of moderately flowing streams and rivers. Remarkably for this group of eartheaters is the way they breed their eggs, not as normally in the throat […]

  • Satanopera acuticeps

    Satanopera acuticeps

    6. July 2007

    Normally the durable care of Satanopera acuticeps is only possible in soft and sour pH-value. But as it was finally successful to breed this eartheater inside the aquarium, it could be that the bred ones are easier to keep and even easier to breed. So far the breeding was possible furthermore only in soft (< […]

  • Nandopsis salvini

    6. July 2007

    December 2006: At present we can offer a very beautiful, strongly red coloured variant of Nandopsis (Cichlasoma) salvini to you. They origin from South Mexico, Belize and Guatemala, where they live in to the Atlantic ocean heading streams. Like most Central American cichlids they are very easy to keep in middle hard water at pH […]

  • Crenicichla spec. ITAPEMIRIM

    Crenicichla spec. ITAPEMIRIM

    6. July 2007

    We received this extremely colorful species of Crenicichla from the southeastern part of Brazil. In adults the sexes can be distinguished quite easily. Females (see main photo) have an ocellus in the dorsal fin which is missing in males (see additional photo). Moreover, in males the deep red spots are scattered over the body, whereas […]

  • Pterophyllum altum

    6. July 2007

    The new season began, Pterophyllum altum (Orinoco) is available again. Deep Angels can reach 20cm length and up to 35cm in height. This has to be considered with the tank purchase, it should have a height of at least 70cm. A decoration with large bogwood, provides structure and retreat possibilities for them. Since they are […]