31. Crayfishes, Shrimps, Crabs, Snails, Mussels (128)

  • Neocaridina denticulata Hulk orange

    31. October 2022

    The Hulk is a comic character from the Marvel universe, a strong, green colored fellow with high destructive potential. We assume that the new dwarf shrimp Neocaridina denticulata Hulk orange, which we could now exclusively import from Taiwan for the first time, is called Hulk because of its green main coloration, because you can hardly […]

  • Tylomelania towutensis

    30. September 2022

    The snails of the Malili Lakes on Sulawesi (formerly: Celebes) belonging to the family Pachychildae are great animals to keep for their own sake and not just as useful algae and debris eaters, like many other snails. All Tylomelania species of the region have in common that they occur in warm (around 30°C), soft and […]

  • Vitta virginea ( = Neritina virginea)

    9. September 2022

    The Nerites, also known as racing snails (family Neritidae), are distributed worldwide in warm and temperate zones. They have an operculum at the foot that allows them to close the shell completely, a cup-shaped shell, and they are often strikingly brightly colored. Many tropical species colonize uppermost shore areas and can live in both seawater […]

  • Cherax peknyi

    1. August 2022

    Once again we were able to import zebra crayfish. These crayfish experienced some name changes due to the fact that the freshwater crayfishes of New Guinea were little known prior to their aquaristic discovery. The animal originally entered the trade as Cherax misolicus, but it was thought to be more likely C. papuanus. Its valid […]

  • Amano shrimp now also available as German offspring

    4. March 2022

    The Amano shrimp (Caridina multidentata, formerly known as C. japonica) is one of the most popular freshwater shrimp for the aquarium. It feeds on Aufwuchs, eg microorganisms and is therefore absolutely harmless to fish and plants. Instead, through its grazing activity, it frees plants and decoration from annoying algae growth or ensures that algae do […]

  • Atyopsis moluccensis

    12. April 2021

    Among the numerous shrimp species that have gained a firm foothold in the hobby are two larger species of fan shrimp, namely Atyopsis moluccensis, the Moluccan mountain rock shrimp from Southeast Asia, and Atya gabonenis, the Gabon giant fan shrimp from West Africa. They grow relatively large (A. moluccensis approx. 9 cm, A. gabonensis approx. […]

  • Cherax snowden

    18. January 2021

    The diversity of the crayfishes of New Guinea is hard to keep track of. Most difficult is the decision, whether a freshly imported form is a color variant of a long known species or a new species; because the color variance within the species is enormous. Cherax snowden was known as Cherax sp. “Orange Tip” […]

  • Neocaridina davidi Jade Green

    15. July 2020

    The “universal dwarf shrimp for all occasions” also comes in green: Neocaridina davidi Jade Green. Indeed, some of the animals shine quite unbelievably, the comparison with Jade is in this case no flowery exaggeration. In terms of care and breeding, the dwarf shrimps are no different from their different-coloured conspecifics. For our customers: the animals […]

  • Neritodryas cornea

    18. May 2020

    From Thailand we have received pretty snails under the name Neritina coromandeliana. Whether such names are correct, we usually cannot decide, as we have only ichthyologists (= biologists specialized in fish) in our team. Many German snail experts believe that these animals, which are characterized by their zigzag pattern and yellow triangles on a dark […]

  • Afruca (formerly: Uca) tangeri

    27. November 2019

    The eastern Atlantic from Portugal to Angola, is the origin of the fiddler crab Afruca tangeri, where it inhabits sand and mangrove coasts. We obtain the animal from Nigeria. The to an enormous size grown major claw of the males is remarkable. It is used for attracting the females and for the fight between rivaling […]