Fish archives (2716)

  • Mesonauta insignis

    Mesonauta insignis

    6. July 2007

    This cichlid, which is growing up to approx. 20cm is living along the catchment area of the Orinoco, whereit mostly lives in slowly flowing or even standing waters. You often find it right in front of the shore, where it inhabits the upper water layer. Regarding the nutrition M. insignis is totally uncomplicated, because these […]

  • Ceylonthelphusa kandanbyi

    6. July 2007

    The leopard crab Ceylonthelphusa kandanbyi represents an attractive addition to the offered crustaceans. This 1999 scientifically described species originates from Sri Lanka where it is found in the Bentota river system. According to statement of our supplier the animals were caught in the proximity of Mathugama city a town in the western part of Sri […]

  • Geosesarma sp. „orange“

    Geosesarma sp. „orange“

    6. July 2007

    March 2006: The mandarin crab, a further still undefined Geosesarma species, reached us these days from Sulawesi. It is characterised by a very intensive red-orange colouring of the legs and particularly the claws as well as bright yellow eyes. Thus it represents a beautiful coloured contrast to the last week introduced vampire crab. Whether a […]

  • Oreichthys crenuchoides (=spec. Hifin)

    6. July 2007

    This barb out of the relationship of Oreichthys cosuatis measures about 5 cm. They originate from northern India. This species is characterised by a pronounced sexual-dimorphism, the males are more larger than females, only them show the magnificent, flag-like increased dorsal fin. The fish tank should be decorated with dense patches of plants on the […]

  • Cheirodon spec. „Gold Neon“

    6. July 2007

    At present we can offer some Cardinals of the variety „Gold Neon“. This is one of some more in the wild rarely existing colour forms of Cheirodon axelrodi. Actually it is not clear whether this colour forms are distinct species or varieties of the cardinal. At the “Gold Neon” the blue colour strip is replaced […]

  • Blue-red Columbia tetra

    6. July 2007

    According to Weitzman this tetra, which was described only recently (Zarske & Géry 2001) belongs to the relationship of the “Rosy-Tetra-Group” (in the widest sense). In 1995 the first animals came to Germany, caught in a tributary of Rio Acanti, Columbia. All specimen, which are currently on the market are said to be descended from […]

  • Hyphessobrycon sweglesi

    Red Phantom tetra, Hyphessobrycon sweglesi

    6. July 2007

    Until a few years ago Red Phantom tetra, Hyphessobrycon sweglesi was easy to identify, even though under the name of Megalamphodus sweglesi. Lately “Red Phantom Tetras” appear more often, which are very similar to it, but also show other characteristics. It stays (temporarily) unclear, if they are own species, subspecies or “local forms”. Interested hobbyists, […]

  • Notropis chrosomus

    Notropis chrosomus

    6. July 2007

    (21.Jan.2008) Rainbow Shiner, that is what they are called! We have this dream in limited numbers available. They are really easy to keep and grows up to 6cm. They do not demand special water conditions, but they should be kept in water which is rich of oxygen. Their origin is Northamerica. You can find them […]

  • Altolamprologus compressiceps

    6. July 2007

    From the shores of lake Tanganjika orgins (Alto)lamprologus compressiceps. There the about 13 cm long getting fishhunter inhabits the detrital zone, which it roams on search for food. When a prey is seen it approaches in slow motion, near the booty it speeds up and catches the victim. Because of its strong lateral flattening it […]