Fish archives (2548)

  • Devario pathirana

    6. July 2007

      We received this endemic kind, which was only specified in the late 1980s, from Sri Lanka. Devario (formerly: Danio) pathirana exclusively occurs in a small area in Sri Lanka. Their final size is 8cm, they are easy to keep and their breeding is no problem either. This species is as demanding as the far […]

  • Corydoras ephippifer

    Corydoras ephippifer

    6. July 2007

    This true mailed catfish species was imported from Belem (Brazil). The latin name „ephippifer“ is a combination from „ephippium“ (lat. = saddle) und „ferre“ (lat. = bearing) referring to the black spot on the basis of the dorsal fin. The animals reach a maximal length of 6 cm. They should be kept in a group. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Pseudoplatystoma corruscans

    6. July 2007

    The rarely traded largest shovelnose catfish Pseudoplatysoma corruscans originates from the Rio Sao Francisco in Brazil. This predator becomes quite large (approx. 180cm) and heavy (100 kg). They like to stay in groups and socialize well with rays, big charazins, cichlids or other catfishes. (Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

  • 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. […]