Fish archives (2808)

  • Macrobrachium brasiliensis

    6. July 2007

    July 2006: From the Amazon area we could import an rarely imported Macrobrachium species. Macrobrachium brasiliensis has a large area of origin from French Guyana to Peru in the basins of the Amazon and Orinoco. There they inhabit predominantly small creeks full of leaf litter. They feed mainly on detritus and are an important member […]

  • Oziothelphusa ceylonensis

    Oziothelphusa ceylonensis

    6. July 2007

    An amazing variety of crustaceans can be found in tropical fresh- and brackish water areas. Only few species however are imported regularly. Recently this species was imported which comes from Sri Lanka, as one could guess from its name. O.ceylonensis is a pure freshwater species, with a carapax width of 6 cm and a colour […]

  • Uca tangeri

    6. July 2007

    The eastern Atlantic from Portugal to Angola, is the origin of the fiddler crab Uca tangeri, where they inhabit sand and mangrove coasts. The to an enormous size grown major claw of the males is remarkable. It is used for attracting the females and to the fight between rivaling males. In their periodically flooded habitat […]

  • Devario spec. „Bloodstripe“

    6. July 2007

    This danio originating from Asia grows to approx. 12 cm . Devario spec. “Bloodstripe” represents an attractive enriching of the offered danio species. The habitat of the fish, drawn with a remarkable red strip, is located on the Indian subcontinent. Females are more corpulent and somewhat larger than males according to the typical danio pattern. […]

  • Diskus „Nhamunda rosé”

    Diskus „Nhamunda rosé”

    6. July 2007

    Nhamunda Rosé is the trade name of a strain of the brown discus Symphysodon aequifasciatus axelrodi originated in the Rio Nhamunda (northern influent of Amazon, west the city Alenquer). Now again some Nhamunda Rosé are available. Characteristic for this variety is the partially laminar high red part of the brown primary colour. Thus they are […]

  • Cynops orientalis

    6. July 2007

    In its eastern chinese habitat the Chinese Fire Belly Newt Cynops orientalis inhabits small standing to slowly flowing overgrown waters. Females can get up to 10 cm long, the males remains with approximately 8 cm somewhat smaller. They can be kept predominantly aquatic, but a small land part with hiding places and climbing possibilities is […]

  • Hemigrammus coeruleus

    Hemigrammus coeruleus

    6. July 2007

    The tetra, which was meanwhile clearly identified as Hemigrammus coeruleus is one of the most spectacular by-catches of Southamerican tetras. In over 20 years we could only discover approx. 25 of these tetras, mostly single animals among various imports. Inside the dealers tank they do not attract much attention, however: pink stripes on grey ground, […]

  • Hyphessobrycon haraldschultzi (= spec. „Araguaia“)

    Hyphessobrycon haraldschultzi (= spec. „Araguaia“)

    6. July 2007

    Red fish always attract interest amongst hobbyists, especially the intensively red coloured ones. Five years ago when we received the first animals of this tetra by the name of “Hyphessobrycon serpae – the real one” (wildcaught from Rio Araguaia), we were immediately enthusiastic, too. At first sight (still inside the transport bag) these tetras looked […]