25g. Perchlike fishes (7): Remaining groups (46)

  • Etroplus maculatus “Gold-Blue”

    23. October 2009

    The Indian cichlid, Etroplus maculatus, is a very popular aquarium fish and never disappeared after its first importation again. Recent research suggests that Etroplus is not a close relative of the cichlid family, but rather of the damselfishes (Pomacentridae). However that does not mean anything for the hobby. Etroplus maculatus can be kept and bred […]

  • Lepomis gibbosus

    15. April 2009

    The pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus) is one of the most beautiful coldwater fishes. Moreover it has a very interesting behaviour. The species originates from central parts of the North American continent. The continental climate (hot summers, cold winters) makes the pumkinseed a hardy fish and so it was transferred by humans to many regions as a […]

  • Toxotes jaculatrix

    12. February 2009

    Seven species of Archerfishes (Toxotes) are known. Three of them (T. lorentzi and T. kimberleyensis from Australia and T. microlepis from South East Asia) are usually found in fresh water. Two are practically unknown, at least they have not been kept in aquaria so far: T. blythi from Burma and T. oligolepis from the Moluccas. […]

  • Micropterus salmoides

    6. July 2007

    Something special for your pond. The Largemouth Bass originates from the eastern part of the United States where they occur from the Canadian border down to Mexico. In the meantime they were spread in numerous countries as game fish and can therefore be found also in Europe. They prefer quiet, well warmed waters without a […]

  • Etheostoma fusiforme

    Etheostoma fusiforme

    6. July 2007

    October 2003: This week we received a limited number of Etheosoma fusiforme. These goby-like perches are also called Darters and originates from North America. Darter males inspire during the courtship with beautiful colors. During the summer months this species can be held also in the domestic garden pond. (Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

  • Gymnochanda filamentosa

    6. July 2007

    This glass perchlet is a rare inhabitant in German aquaria. This species originates from Malaysia and Singapore. The male from G. filamentosa is easily distinguished from other Chanda species by the elongated fin rays of the dorsal and anal fins. The maintenance of these fish is not very complicated and a bit of salt added […]