Fish archives (2461)

  • Apistogramma agassizii „Fire Red“

    6. July 2007

    September 2006: Few days ago we received a delivery of fishes from a well-known German breeder. The here introduced Apistogramma agassizi „Fire Red “increases the heartbeat of each Apistogramma fan. The strong red of the caudal -, dorsal – and anal fin forms a fantastic contrast with the blue-yellow body colouring and a dark longitudinal […]

  • Potamotrygon cf. schroederi

    Potamotrygon cf. schroederi

    6. July 2007

    Recently we could import this strongly at Potamotrygon schroederi reminding ray from Colombia. Similar as P. schroederi it possesses a strong tail and bright points, which resemble a flower pattern. The Orinoco and its tributaries are the origin of the so called Flower – Rays. Their maximum size might be approximately 60 – 70 cm, […]

  • Hypancistrus spec. L 173 Bred

    6. July 2007

    March 2007: Freshly arrived: Beautiful German breds of L 173. For the first time we can offer thereby more than a “handful” of these wonderful rare pieces. The large variability of their pattern is remarkable. The bluish glow is common in all the white of their fins. (Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

  • Pseudancistrus spec. L 259

    6. July 2007

    Pseudancistrus spec. L 259 originates from the surrounding of the city Pimental at the Rio Tapajos. As all Pseudancistrus species the males of L 259 show a characteristic “beard” of Odontodes (dermal teeth) during the spawning season. Contrary to the popular Hypancistrus species L 259 are vegetarians. Therefore Zucchini, cucumbers and further vegetables should be […]

  • Channa maculata

    6. July 2007

    Channa maculata is a snakehead which origins of the border area of China and Viet Nam. It is there very common and offered on markets in large numbers, naturally as a food fish. In their habitat C. maculata lives in ponds, lakes and ditches, usually over sandy or muddy bottoms. With a final size of […]

  • Crenicichla spec. ITAPEMIRIM

    Crenicichla spec. ITAPEMIRIM

    6. July 2007

    We received this extremely colorful species of Crenicichla from the southeastern part of Brazil. In adults the sexes can be distinguished quite easily. Females (see main photo) have an ocellus in the dorsal fin which is missing in males (see additional photo). Moreover, in males the deep red spots are scattered over the body, whereas […]

  • Pterophyllum altum

    6. July 2007

    The new season began, Pterophyllum altum (Orinoco) is available again. Deep Angels can reach 20cm length and up to 35cm in height. This has to be considered with the tank purchase, it should have a height of at least 70cm. A decoration with large bogwood, provides structure and retreat possibilities for them. Since they are […]

  • Cherax lorentzi

    6. July 2007

    In its shining armour Cherax lorenzi reminds of a medieval knight, who is on its way to the tournament. With a size of 12 cm it can be kept very good in aquariums starting from 100 cm length. Contrary to some of its relatives Cherax lorenzi does not seem to harm other tank mates. Therefore […]

  • Neocaridina sp RED CRYSTAL SHRIMP

    Neocaridina sp RED CRYSTAL SHRIMP

    6. July 2007

    December 2002: Here we have it: german bred red crystal shrimp. We only got a few pieces, but we expect a limited quantity in the near future. This shrimp of the family Neocaridina is easy to keep and can be kept with not too big growing fish in a community tank (Photo F. Schäfer, Text […]

  • Danionella translucida

    6. July 2007

    Danionella translucida would have earned an entry in the Guiness book of world records. The largest measured individual was only 12mm long, thus acts it with this species around the smallest vertebrate anima. Apart from their extreme smallness the absence of sheds, as well as the high transparency of the dwarves are noticeable. They origin […]