Fish archives (2716)

  • 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.

  • Hydrolycus tatauaia

    6. July 2007

    From Peru some sabre toothed Tiger Fishes of the species Hydrolycus tatauaia came to us. For the maintenance of these impressive hunters naturally roomy aquariums (> 1000l) are needed. Young specimen can be kept in swarms, in the wild even swarms of mixed species were observed. With ageing their aggression potential rises and they become […]

  • Microsynodontis polli

    6. July 2007

    Microsynodontis polli is one of three poorly documented pygmy Synodontis species, the other two being M. lamberti and M. batesii. They origin from Western to Central Africa, M. polli is reported for the upper Niger in Guinea and Liberia. Their maintenance is no problem as long as the water is soft and slightly acidic, although […]

  • Nannostomous espei

    Nannostomous espei

    6. July 2007

    Up to now this ornamental tetra is only known from western Guyana/Southamerica in the lower course of Mazaruni River. Full-grown fish reach a total length of approx. 40mm. When putting on spawn the females are getting much plumper. By using their dish-shaped anal fin the males fix the eggs to a substrate (e.g. bottom of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sphaerichthys osphromenoides

    6. July 2007

    Sphaerichthys osphromenoides is the most famous representative of the in southeast Asia indigenous chocolate gouramis. Like other chocolate gouramis Sphaerichthys osphromenoides is a delicate and at least while settling down a sensitive fish. It’s natural biotope are shore areas of small, still and slow-moving black water on the Malayan peninsula. As a typical black water […]

  • Potamorrhaphis guianensis

    Potamorrhaphis guianensis

    6. July 2007

    These fish belonging to needlefish (Belonidae) reach the aquariums of interested hobbyists only very seldom. These robbers, called halfbeak, come from almost all over Amazonia. You can find them also in the Orinoco catchment area as well as in the Guyana countries. These specialized surface fish are only suitable for the the hobbyists with restrictions […]

  • Dario hysginon

    Dario hysginon

    6. July 2007

    Compared with Dario dario this species is hardly known by the general aquarists, although the males who obtain and guard their territory are looking very beautiful. Although they do not display the coloration like D. dario, they definitely show the same intense red colour. Unfortenately D. hysginon only shows his full colour when he is […]

  • Hoplarchus psittacus

    Hoplarchus psittacus

    6. July 2007

    This, by specialised hobbyists of large South American cichlid, well known species is only very rarely offered to the public. Our animals were imported from Columbia. The best way to take good care of these beautiful cichlids, which can grow up to 40 cm, is to keep them in large fish tanks with plenty of […]