Fish archives (2716)

  • Steatocranus casuarius

    6. July 2007

    From the currents of the Congo River originates Steatocranus casuarius commonly known as the blockhead or buffalo cichlid. This is how the fish developed its unusual swimming style, because of the fast water current, it has an under-developed swim bladder and swims in a ‘jerky’ movement, much like a goby. The males can get 10 […]

  • Geophagus sp. „Pindare“

    Geophagus sp. „Pindare“

    6. July 2007

    Among the “Eartheaters”, species Geophagus, G. sp. “Pindare” is one of the most recommendable ones. Growing up to approx. 15cm only, it stays rather small and also shows a beautiful marking with red and blue lines on its flanks. The care of this species is really quite simple, because it does not care about the […]

  • Nandopsis salvini

    6. July 2007

    December 2006: At present we can offer a very beautiful, strongly red coloured variant of Nandopsis (Cichlasoma) salvini to you. They origin from South Mexico, Belize and Guatemala, where they live in to the Atlantic ocean heading streams. Like most Central American cichlids they are very easy to keep in middle hard water at pH […]

  • Uaru amphiacanthoides -Santarem-

    6. July 2007

    At present we can offer this magnificent variant of Uaru amphiacanthoides originating from Santarem. The fish impress by their metallical resplendent body and the cherry red eyes. All Uarus are expressed plant lovers. Beside a meaty nutrition vegetarian food should be offered. The food spectrum is large, almost all fruit and vegetables are accepted and […]

  • Gercarcinus ruricola

    Gercarcinus ruricola

    6. July 2007

    This splendid land crab (Halloween-Crab, Gercarcinus ruricola) occurs in two colour variants, specifically with red or white base coloration. The colour variation involves both sexes. A mixed pair lived together in harmony for several weeks in my terrarium. These creatures are essentially vegetarian, but will occasionally take frozen foods intended for aquarium fishes, eg bloodworm. […]

  • Neocaridina sp FIRE/CHERRY

    Neocaridina sp FIRE/CHERRY

    6. July 2007

    July 2004: Yesterday we got a limited number of this beautiful shrimp, which belongs to the family of Neocaridina. This type was imported one year ago, but also only in small numbers. They do not demand special water parameters and can be easily fed with common fish food. They can be kept in community tanks, […]