Fish archives (2314)

  • Diskus Semi royal, Rio Moju

    6. July 2007

    Like the introduced before Discus from the same area (Rio Moju) the “Semi Royal” variant shows a strong red coloration at the seam of their body and their fins. With them the wave pattern is nearly continuous distributed over the entire body. (Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

  • Serrasalmus cf. brandtii

    6. July 2007

    From the Rio Sao Francisco originates this with Serrasalmus brandtii closely related species. They are quite aggressive and as young fish they can be held as a shoal in the species aquarium. Adults with a size of over 30cm length need then naturally very large tanks. At first freshly imported Piranhas accept usually only living […]

  • Otothyris travassosi

    6. July 2007

    This rarely imported catfish species originates from the federal states Bahia and Espirito Santo at the coast of brazil. With only 3cm of total length it belongs to the smallest Loricariids. There habitats are small and fast running streams. They mostly stay in areas thickly covered with vegetation. Otothyris travassosi is not a fish for […]

  • Hyphessobrycon sp. Red Fin Peru

    Hyphessobrycon sp. Red Fin Peru

    6. July 2007

    This fish is an extreme attractive tetra of the species Hyphessobrycon. There is no exact scientific definition of this kind yet, which grows up to 50mm minimum. Its body colouring looks a bit like a crossbreeding of three-banded-tetra (Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus) and the black neon tetra (Hyphesobrycon herbertaxelrodi). This tetra has also got the red upper […]

  • 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 […]

  • Aplocheilichthys katangae

    6. July 2007

    From the Katanga province of the Congo we recieved Aplocheilichtys katangae. These non seasonal killies have a large distribution area in the central southern Africa. There they inhabit shallow, overgrown brooks and ponds. Their maximum size is approximately 6 cm. They feed on small water insects and crustaceans in tanks they can be fed with […]

  • Brienomyrus niger

    6. July 2007

    From the south of the Sahare located river basins of the Senegal-, Gambia-, Niger-, Volta River and the White Nile origins Brienomyrus niger. There they inhabit densly vegetated zones and migrate during the spawning season onto the floodplains. They are able to orient themselves by their electrical receptors. As all mormyrids they own electrical organs […]

  • Notropis chrosomus

    Notropis chrosomus

    6. July 2007

    (21.Jan.2008) Rainbow Shiner, that is what they are called! We have this dream in limited numbers available. They are really easy to keep and grows up to 6cm. They do not demand special water conditions, but they should be kept in water which is rich of oxygen. Their origin is Northamerica. You can find them […]

  • Pseudophallus mindii

    6. July 2007

    Pseudophallus mindii is a short snouted pipefish, which reached us as a by-catch in two exemplars. Their distribution contains central and tropical South America, where it is found predominantly in freshwater habitats. Adults were caught from estuaries and mangrove areas too, while planktonic juveniles have been collected well offshore at sea. As other pipefishes and […]

  • Hemichromis cf. cristatus „Benue“

    Hemichromis cf. cristatus „Benue“

    6. July 2007

    This beautiful cichlid comes from the Benue-river. At least the females grow up to 5cm, the males reach their maximum size with 7cm. Among themselves they are peaceful and they also can be kept with other fish. But there is a slightly rough behaviour, which is typical for all red cichlids. But much less than […]