Fish archives (2379)

  • 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 aff. Mirifica

    Danionella aff. Mirifica

    6. July 2007

    This species is the smallest representative of the carp family. It length does not exceed 1.5 cm. This fish comes from Myanmar (former Burma) and is imported only rarely. It is a typical shoaling fish and apparently lives in nature in large formations. Male fish attract the females for mating with clear croaking noises. These […]

  • Corydoras sp. aff. kanei

    Corydoras sp. aff. kanei

    6. July 2007

    This new and undescribed true mailed catfish differs from C. kanei by a golden band on the shoulder. The very attractive fish originate from the Rio Jamaxin (Brazil). Their final length is 5 cm. C. kanei has been bred successfully on several occasions and Seuß (Die faszinierende Welt der Corydoras, Landbuch Verlag Germany, 1997) reports […]

  • Pterosturiosoma microps

    Pterosturiosoma microps

    6. July 2007

    Pterosturiosoma microps is one of the regularly imported Loricariidae from Peru, although not in bigger quantities. Even though it is more impressing in colour by its soft black-grey, it can still arouse enthusiasm by its remarkable appearance and its impressive but graceful fins. But its steady nursing is not quite easy. Whereas the acclimatization probably […]

  • Procambarus clarkii „Orange”

    Procambarus clarkii „Orange”

    6. July 2007

    Procambarus clarkii „Orange” is a very attractive breeding form of the well-known “ Louisiana-swamp lobster”. For a long time lobsters of the genus Procambarus where not the favourites of aquarists. However in recent years more and more aquarium hobbyists are getting interested in these harnessed creatures. Concerning their interesting behaviour, their growth rates and their […]

  • Apistogramma diplotaenia

    2. July 2007

    Something for the gourmet! So Apistogramma diplotaenia could be entitled. They are rare preciousnesses, which do not attract attention by violent colours. Their attraction is based on tender pastel colours and the knowledge that one maintains somewhat very special. (Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

  • Boleophthalmus boddarti

    Boleophthalmus boddarti

    1. July 2007

    These beautiful mudskippers from West Bengal (India) are somewhat sensitive and are therefore only occasionally imported. A well-established brackwater aquarium with a water level between 5-10 cm is needed for the successful keeping of these fish. When water conditions are not kept optimally these fish will soon suffer from signs of intoxication. All mudskippers need […]

  • Boulengerella cuvieri

    Boulengerella cuvieri

    1. July 2007

    From Venezuela we could import Boulengerella cuvieri, a in the entire Amazon area spread species. In its habitat this up to 1 m long and 6 kg growing characin inhabits different water types. There it can be found mostly in fast flowing waters, where it lurks behind obstacles such as rocks and trunks on booty. […]