Fish archives (2475)

  • Enneacampus ansorgii

    Enneacampus ansorgii

    6. July 2007

    The small freshwater pipefish originates from Western Africa, from Cameroon to Gabun and in the Zaire- and Ogowe River. These fish inhabit freshwater as well as brackish water habitats. Addition of sea salt (1-2 teaspoons per 10 litre of water) will therefore increase the vitality of these fish. This species, but actually all freshwater pipefish, […]

  • Eretmodus cyanostictus „Kigoma“

    6. July 2007

    Eretmodus cyanostictus is among the group of cichlids called gobies. Gobies only occur naturally in the surge habitat of Lake Tanganjika, which is the upper meter of the water at the shoreline. They unique in that their swim bladder is non-functional, meaning that when they’re not swimming, they drop to the bottom like a rock. […]

  • Gymnogeophagus meridionalis

    6. July 2007

    If you search for a Cichlid for a society aquarium (120 l and up), G. meridionalis is almost unrestricted recommendable. Being a all eatingfish, it accepts every imaginable food, getting only approx. 10-12cm it is not growing too big and it also shows really beautiful colours. Besides it is not choosy regarding the water condition […]

  • Retroculus lapidifer

    Retroculus lapidifer

    6. July 2007

    To take sensibly care of Retroculus lapidifer, which comes from Rio Tocantins/Rio Araguaia catchment area, you should own quariums with a base of 150 x 60cm minimum, as this species can grow very big (25-30cm). But despite its size you should not socialize it with aggressive cichlids, because it has only a certain self-assertion among […]

  • Barbus spec. aff. filamentosus

    6. July 2007

    From India we could import a pretty close relative or a variant of Barbus filamentosus The reddish coloured outer areas of the caudal fin are remarkable with these barbs. Their maximum size might lie as with Barbus filamentosus within the range of approximately 12 – 15 cm. In larger community tanks they can represent a […]

  • Discherodontus ashmeadi

    6. July 2007

    The redtail barb Discherodontus ashmeadi originating from the tropical Southeast Asia can reach an overall length of up to 14cm. As habitat Mekong and Meklong are indicated. In their appearance the dark dorsal fin mark, as well as the strongly red markings of the caudal fin are particularly noticeable. In their habitat they inhabit brooks […]

  • Cheirodon spec. „Gold Neon“

    6. July 2007

    At present we can offer some Cardinals of the variety „Gold Neon“. This is one of some more in the wild rarely existing colour forms of Cheirodon axelrodi. Actually it is not clear whether this colour forms are distinct species or varieties of the cardinal. At the “Gold Neon” the blue colour strip is replaced […]

  • Hyphessobrycon bifasciatus

    6. July 2007

    The Yellow Tetra originates like its close related Von Rio Tetra from coastal rivers in southeast Brazil. With its pretty yellow basic colour it forms a beautiful contrast to it and other reddish characin species. As a schooling fish the Yellow Tetra should be kept only in larger swarms. Particularly in not too brightly lit […]

  • Ancistrus spec. L 111

    6. July 2007

    This ancistrus, which supposedly originates from Colombia, exhibits similarities to L 89, but like L 156 has round spots arranged in a honeycomb pattern. Unlike these other two L-numbers, L 111 has a uniformly marked iris ring and light/dark grey striped pectoral fin spines. This catfish is said to grow to about 10 cm, and […]

  • Chitala ornata „Gestreift“

    Chitala ornata „Striped“

    6. July 2007

    This variation of the Clown Featherback has a very marked body pattern. The breeding of C.ornata In captivity has been succeeded on several occasions. The fish spawn on the hard substrate and the eggs are guarded by the male fish, who also fawns the eggs. In nature the care of the spawn is important for […]