Fish archives (2615)

  • Sphaerichthys vaillanti

    6. July 2007

    Sphaerichthys vaillanti is probably the rarest and most desired species of the Chocolate Gouramies. Their origin is Kalimantan the indonesian part of Borneo. Since they are black water inhabitants, the water equivalents should be adapted in the aquarium to it. This species does best in peat filtered water. Water must be changed often, and a […]

  • Mastacembelus spec. „Kamerun“

    6. July 2007

    This spiny eel reached us from Cameroon. The classification to a species was so far not possible for us. Since spiny eels predominantly are found on sandy to muddy bottom, they require a sand substrate in which to dig and hide. Flat rocks are also good for these fish to burrow under; just make sure […]

  • Tahuantinsuyoa macantzatza

    Tahuantinsuyoa macantzatza

    6. July 2007

    The unpronounceable from the Incas empire. So an article about Tahuantinsuyoa macantzatza the Inca Stone Fish could be titled. After fearing over years that they had become extinct, we succeeded to import a larger number of them at the beginning of 2003. For the first time we can offer now both: very beautiful wild caught […]

  • Geosesarma sp. VAMPIRE

    Geosesarma sp. VAMPIRE

    6. July 2007

    March 2006: They are among us. Fortunately only in a small number: Vampire crabs! With a close look the horror will pack you, remind the ends of its shears very strongly of the carnassial teeth of vampires. At night one would like to meet them with their shiny red eyes in no case. Now in […]

  • 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 […]

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    Labiobarbus leptocheila

    6. July 2007

    Labiobarbus leptocheila is a up to 30 cm long barb originating from Southeast Asia. There it is found from the Mekong area over the Malayan peninsula to Java, Sumatra and Borneo. Typically for the genus Labiobarbus is the protracted dorsal fin, as well as through black marks on the scales formed longitudinal stripes. In their […]

  • Corydoras sp. BLACK VENEZUELA

    Corydoras sp. BLACK VENEZUELA

    6. July 2007

    A very beautiful colour morph bred in Germany and a true addition to our fascinating hobby. Corydoras aeneus (this fish probably belong to this family) is one of the most common true mailed catfish in the aquaristical hobby. Originally this cory species has a large distribution in nature which ranges from Trinidad, Venezuela, Surinam, Colombia, […]

  • Platy variatus „Highfin Orange“

    Platy variatus „Highfin Orange“

    6. July 2007

    This Highfin Platy certainly belongs to the most beautiful new breds of the last time. The flowing transition from scarlet to yellow and its enlarged backfin makes it’s attraction. Since it doesn’t differ from other Platys in it’s keeping demands, it will certainly become a gain in der Aquaristik.

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    Hemibrycon spec. „Paraguay“

    6. July 2007

    In the last years some quite difficult to classify new species of characins arrived from Paraguay. Usually they belong to the genera Creagrutus, Hemibrycon and Piabarchus. As a common characteristic a high swimming activity can be called for all species of this relationship. They need thus tanks, with a large free swimming area. Thus long […]

  • Rineloricaria sp. „Kolombien“

    Rineloricaria sp. „Colombia“

    6. July 2007

    A remarkable species which came in in one of our import from Colombia. These fishes also originate from the Rio Chacu in the northern tip of the country. Because of the many bristles of the male this species has been falsely determined as Rineloricaria latirostris. A comparison with the pictures (see Mergus Catfish Atlas Part […]