Fish archives (2354)

  • Panaque spec. „New Royal Golden Thunder“

    6. July 2007

    September 2006: This week we succeeded in importing several of this beautiful new Panaque from Brazil. In their appearance they remind of L 27, are however flatter and slimmer than these. In addition they possess a larger mouth and their dorsal fin is smaller. These characteristics let assume that they originate from strongly flowing river […]

  • Macrognathus aral

    Macrognathus aral

    6. July 2007

    This spiny eel originates from South East Asia, i.e. Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal up to Myanmar in their most southern distribution area. This fish is dawn and night active and will eat small fish. Therefore it should only be kept with larger tank fellows. In their natural habitat this species can reach a […]

  • Macrobrachium idae

    6. July 2007

    January 2006: The long arm shrimp Macrobrachium idae reached us from Sri Lanka. Remarkable are their extreme long, name-giving “arms”, which can give the full grown animals an enormous broad reach. With that they are able to track small fish successfully, which naturally limits their use in the community tank. Together with larger fish species […]

  • Oreichthys crenuchoides (=spec. Hifin)

    6. July 2007

    This barb out of the relationship of Oreichthys cosuatis measures about 5 cm. They originate from northern India. This species is characterised by a pronounced sexual-dimorphism, the males are more larger than females, only them show the magnificent, flag-like increased dorsal fin. The fish tank should be decorated with dense patches of plants on the […]

  • Poecilia caucana

    6. July 2007

    With an overall length of 3 – 5 cm the Cauca Molly (Poecilia caucana), originating from Colombia and Venezuela, belongs to the smaller living-bearers. Remarkably is the yellow – orange coloured dorsal fin and a violet metallically shining longitudinal line. The water equivalents (pH values of 8,2- 8.6, LF 360 and 420 Mikrosiemens/cm), based on […]

  • Microsynodontis polli

    6. July 2007

    Microsynodontis polli is one of three poorly documented pygmy Synodontis species, the other two being M. lamberti and M. batesii. They origin from Western to Central Africa, M. polli is reported for the upper Niger in Guinea and Liberia. Their maintenance is no problem as long as the water is soft and slightly acidic, although […]

  • Characidium spec. V

    6. July 2007

    This prettily drawn representative of the genus Characidium reached us over Rio de Janeiro, its actual occurrence area is unknown. A classification of the more than 50 Characidium species is difficult, for orientation we here adopt the numbering of the Aqualog photo collection. As natural biotope small clear watercourses are to be assumed. The water […]

  • stingray-babies

    6. July 2007

    July 2005: During the night from Sunday to Monday it was about time: We got three babies. About five weeks ago we had received a female from Pantanal River and we immediately noticed on arrival that this fish was not alone: It was pregnant. After five weeks now of intensive care, these three babies were […]

  • Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki

    6. July 2007

    From northern Thailand originates the Dwarf Loach formerly known as Botia sidthimunki. Since it is a rather small (6 cm) and very peaceful species, it represents an ideal member for an asiatic community tank. There it can be kept together e.g. with small representatives of the genera Danio, Rasbora and Microrasbora . One should always […]

  • Hypancistrus spec. L 66 „King Tiger“

    6. July 2007

    As one of the early imported representatives of the so-called L-number catfishes L 66 has already an unbroken popularity. At present we can offer beside wild caughts also very beautiful german breds. Such bright grounded L 66 are at least as attractive as the most „newer“ Hypancistrus species. With a final size of approx. 15 […]