Fish archives (2840)

  • Barbus barbus

    6. July 2007

    This endemic species can be found through Europe, from France to the Memel River, in England in the Thames and a few other rivers and in the Danube and its tributaries. During the breeding season the male fish have a cloudy secrete on the head with white nodules. The females are considerable bigger and rounder […]

  • 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 […]

  • Danio choprai

    Danio choprai

    6. July 2007

    From Myanmars rivers and brooks origins Danio choprai the Glowlight Danio. With a length of 4 cm they have already attained full growth. With them as with many swarm fish the effect on the observer rises with the swarm size, a group of 30 animals is always impressing. Glowlight danios are good to keep and […]

  • Corydoras sychri

    Corydoras sychri

    6. July 2007

    This true mailed catfish comes from Peru, Rio Nanay and Rio Amazonas near to Iquitos. Lately these corys are imported in several variations of pattern colouration. This variability makes it difficult to determine this species. They are very similar to C. atropersonatus. C. sychri is a typical representative of the long nosed Corydoras group. This […]

  • Astyanax jordani

    6. July 2007

    The blind cave fish Astyanax jordani is a fish adapted to the life in absolute darkness. Characteristic for animals living in the dark is the missing of eyes, as well as missing pigmentation of the skin. It is assumed that Astyanax jordani developed from the seeing species Astyanax mexicanus. This could have happened by a […]

  • Hisonotus notatus

    Hisonotus notatus

    6. July 2007

    July 2006 From southeast Brazil we could import some rare pieces from the relationship of the popular Otocinclus species. In its homeland Hisonotus ornatus inhabits with weeds infested waters. It may not be kept too warm. 24°C probably represents the reasonable upper limit. The requirements for their maintenance do not differ from those of the […]

  • Rineloricaria cf. Eigenmanni

    Rineloricaria cf. Eigenmanni

    6. July 2007

    This fish came in together with Rineloricaria sp. „Colombia“ is however slightly smaller. This beautiful species has a characteristic black stripe pattern on the length of the ventral side of the body, after acclimatization in the aquarium. Bristles are not very strongly developed. This species is uncomplicated concerning keeping requirements. The raising of the fry […]