Fish archives (2449)

  • Boraras cf. micros

    6. July 2007

    THE SPECIES HAS BEEN DESCRIBED SCIENTIFICALLY IN THE MEANTIME UNDER THE NAME OF BORARAS NAEVUS. PLEASE CHECK THE FOLLOWING PAGE: This scientifically undescribed dwarf fish was imported from Singapore. They have very bright coloration and will not outgrow 1.5 cm in length. Like all Boraras dwarfs these fish need a special aquarium on their […]

  • Panaque cochliodon

    6. July 2007

    December 2005: After years when no Panaque cochliodon (Panaque suttoni, P. suttonorum) were imported, now again few individuals reach us. Whether environmental problems or the civil war in parts of Colombia are responsible for their non appearence, can not be judged from a distance. We are glad to see this in former times not rare […]

  • Osphromenus exodon

    Osphromenus exodon

    6. July 2007

    Even this fish looks like the common gourami, it is really something special & rare. As far as we know, this species was never before importet to Germany. When they have the size of about 30-40cm, they turn their lips inside out and show many small white teeths. Unfortunately this stadium is only shown in […]

  • Rasbora axelrodi

    Rasbora axelrodi

    6. July 2007

    One of the jewels for experienced aquarists is Sundadanio (former: Rasbora ) axelrodi. The fish on the photo belongs to the blue-green form from Anjungan, Borneo.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

  • 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, […]

  • Synodontis angelicus

    6. July 2007

    From the Katanga province of the Congo we could import some partly striped specimen of Synodontis angelicus. Formerly these forms were regarded as the subspecies Synodontis angelicus zonatus, today they are considered however as a color variant of the species. In any case they are very decorative and should not be missing in Congo basins […]

  • Potamotrygon sp. „Mantilla ray“

    Potamotrygon sp. „Mantilla ray“

    6. July 2007

    This freshwater ray originates from Paraguay. The multitude of forms and colours never stops to amazes one. In the past the scientific description of freshwater rays used to be done according drawings without any conserved specimens from natural museum history collections. The classifications of live animals by such limited descriptions are almost impossible to make.(Photo: […]

  • Hypancistrus spec. L 236x

    6. July 2007

    November 2006: At Christmas we would like to present a star at the catfish heaven. We can offer some offspring of the queen imperial zebra Hypancistrus spec. L 236x, a beautiful and very looked for species. They come from a German breeder, who had the luck that the two from us imported animals formed a […]

  • Scobiancistrus aureatus L 14

    6. July 2007

    December 2006: Last week received we a really impressive, male Scobiancistrus aureatus. With a length of about 30 cm it might be attained full growth. The strong spines on the gill cover (Interopercularodontodes), as well as on their pectoral fins are remarkable. As most L-catfishes from the Rio Xingu they like warmer waters, for their […]

  • Sewellia lineolata

    6. July 2007

    Sewellia lineolata belongs surely to the most attractive hillstream loaches. Their origin is the of the Mekong basin in China, Viet Nam and Cambodia. There they inhabit fast flowing water sections with rapids and riffles. In the aquarium they like it not to hot a heater is not necessary for their well-being. As day-active insecteaters […]