Fish archives (2716)

  • Etheostoma fusiforme

    Etheostoma fusiforme

    6. July 2007

    October 2003: This week we received a limited number of Etheosoma fusiforme. These goby-like perches are also called Darters and originates from North America. Darter males inspire during the courtship with beautiful colors. During the summer months this species can be held also in the domestic garden pond. (Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

  • Marosatherina ladigesi

    6. July 2007

    Marosatherina ladigesi the Celebes rainbow originates from Celebes, Sulawesi, (Indonesia) and Philippines. Juveniles and females have shorter fins and fairly drab colours. As they mature, males develop heightened colours long extensions of the dorsal and anal fins. These are peaceful, active, hardy and not at all shy. They do best in groups of seven or […]

  • Betta prima

    6. July 2007

    Betta prima originates from South East Thailand and Cambodia and is a member of the Betta pugnax group. They are found foraging along the dense vegetation of brooks, swamps and calm rivers. B. prima is a small species, they can reach the size of about 6 cm. They like well planted, and since they are […]

  • Indostomus crocodilus

    6. July 2007

    This Southeast Asian dwarf will not grow larger then 3 cm. The gender difference is not very difficult to determine. During breeding time the females are clearly more filled around the belly. The males have brighter colours and the dorsal fin is black at the seam. The male fish shows guarding behaviour for spawn and […]

  • Hemichromis cf. cristatus „Benue“

    Hemichromis cf. cristatus „Benue“

    6. July 2007

    This beautiful cichlid comes from the Benue-river. At least the females grow up to 5cm, the males reach their maximum size with 7cm. Among themselves they are peaceful and they also can be kept with other fish. But there is a slightly rough behaviour, which is typical for all red cichlids. But much less than […]

  • Heros severus

    Heros severus

    6. July 2007

    Despite the fact that Heros severus is the type species of the Heros genus, this species is the most uncharacteristic representative of this group. This is mainly caused by its reproducing behaviour, which is mouthbreeding and untypical for Heros, because they are all substrate breeding. Also the coloration is different from the other members of […]

  • Cambarellus patzcuarensis

    Cambarellus patzcuarensis

    6. July 2007

    November 2003: New arrival! The orange dwarf lobster, Cambarellus patzcuarensis. They grow only up to 3-4cm. Just yesterday we got a very limited quantity from a german breeder. These dwarf lobsters are slightly agressive among each other. The origin is the lake Patzcuaro in Mexico.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

  • Procambarus clarkii „WHITE“

    Procambarus clarkii „WHITE“

    6. July 2007

    Under the numerous color forms of the Red Swamp Crayfish is Procambaris clarkii „White ” at present very popular. They are tough tank inhabitants, easily to reproduct and possess a high reproduction rate. Procambarus clarkii does not place large requirements towards the water chemistry, a strong filtering is however necessary, since they have a strong […]

  • Barbus congicus

    6. July 2007

    The Congo Barb is a rarely traded ornamental fish. As you can see by their name Barbus congicus originates from the Congo river in Central Africa. With a length of 7 – 8 cm it belongs to the medium sized barbs and should, according to its vivaciousness, not be maintained in to small aquariums. With […]

  • 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 […]