Fish archives (2703)

  • Danio kyathit

    Danio kyathit

    6. July 2007

    The Burma-leopard-Danio, Danio kyathit, (“Kyathit”, burmese for leopard) belongs to the many minnows, which came to Europe in a bigger number of pieces lately. We first saw this beautiful “new” Danio in the beginning of 2002 at AQUARIUM GLASER. In contrast to Danio rerio Daniokyathit is much more colourful. Both sexes show intensive orange-red, beautifully […]

  • Inlecypris auropurpureus

    6. July 2007

    Inlecypris auropurpureus belongs to in Inlé lake in Myanmar occurring endemic fish species. That about 6 cm long becoming swarm fish should be held in well planted to not too small (80cm) tanks. Since they are good jumpers, young animals of 1,5cm length can already jump over 10cm high, the tanks have to be completely […]

  • 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)

  • Ammocryptocharax sp. „spotted“

    Ammocryptocharax sp. „spotted“

    6. July 2007

    This scientifically undescribed ground tetra originates from Peru. This is a peaceful species also when housed with delicate fish. This is a medium size tetra fish, which probably does not grow larger then 5 cm. If more then one male of this ground tetra inhabits the tank then they can become somewhat territorial and therefore […]

  • Nannacara sp. Essequibo

    Nannacara sp. Essequibo

    6. July 2007

    This fish was caught in October 2001 in a blackwater-river nearby Rockstone/Guyana. It is a peaceful fish which only grows up to 60mm. The males are more elongate than the females and have clearly visible spots in the dorsal and caudal fins. Water of following parameters was used for breeding and keeping them: 5°dGH, pH […]

  • Hypancistrus zebra L 46 „Double Tailfin

    6. July 2007

    November 2006: At present we can offer beside „normal “German bred zebras (surely the most demanded of all L-numbers) an individual with a doubled lower caudal fin. This change of the fin is probably to be led back on a disturbance in the embryonic development. If someone hopes to breed a race of „veil tailed […]

  • Micropercops swinhonis

    6. July 2007

    One of the most beautiful new fish species of 2003 is this goby, which is rather widely spread in China, Korea and Japan. Already in 1873 Günther described it under the name Eleotris swinhonis of Shanghai, China, but it made its way to our tanks only now. It can reach a maximum size of approx. […]

  • Microphis lineatus

    Microphis lineatus

    6. July 2007

    The species Microphis lineatus inhabits the (sub) tropical coastal waters of the American continent. This pelagic pipefish grows up to 22 cm lengths and has a very long slender snout with red spots and blotches. The body is brown or greenish above and pale below. There are very small white spots on the body and […]

  • Hemichromis sp. Bangui

    Hemichromis sp. Bangui

    6. July 2007

    Red Cichlids of the species Hemichromis are generelly regarded as aggressive, but this prejudice is based on past years, when 160 ltr tanks were considered to be bathtubs and you mostly had to be satisfied with 60 ltr aquariums. To keep them in pairs, an aquarium of this size is in fact sufficient for Hemichromis […]