Fish archives (2478)

  • Epiplatys bifasciatus

    6. July 2007

    September 2000: At the moment, we can offer the Epiplatys bifasciatus. These approximately 5-6 cm long growing killifishes come from Guinea in West-Africa. There, they live in small savanna-brooks and swamps. No big aquariums are required for keeping of this fish, they should notbe socialized with active species since they can then become quite shy. […]

  • Botia sp. „New Emperor“

    6. July 2007

    The ever first import of Botia sp. “New Emperor”, probably comes from the borderland of Burma/Thailand. It should appear in a decadal yearly rhythm in a large amount and can only be caught then. An area informed ichthyologist stated that transportation through bordering hilly regions can only be helped by small mopeds, where a slight […]

  • Chaetostoma pearsei L 187

    Chaetostoma pearsei L 187

    6. July 2007

    This Chaetostoma species is imported in regular intervals from the upper Orinoco through Puerto Ayacucho. This catfish is very difficult to differentiate from L 147 and L 188. L 188 has often described in the literature as C. nudirostre. C. pearsi lives in fast streaming mountain brooks and therefore needs in the aquarium oxygen rich […]

  • Distichodus sexfasciatus

    6. July 2007

    From the Congo River basin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) originates Distichodus sexfasciatus. This in the aquarium to approximately 30 cm growing characin is a pronounced herbivore. This has to be regarded for the basin setup, since most smooth leaved plants are regarded as food. Some hardy plants as Anubias- or […]

  • 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. […]