Fish archives (2841)

  • 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 […]

  • Hypancistrus spec. L 173

    6. July 2007

    March 2005: Freshly arrived: Beautiful German breds of L 173. For the first time we can offer thereby more than a “handful” of these wonderful rare pieces. The large variability of their pattern is remarkable. The bluish glow is common in all the white of their fins. (Photo & Text K. Diehl)

  • Heterotis niloticus

    6. July 2007

    As next the relative of the largest truly freshwater fish Arapaima gigas Heterotis niloticus has a large attractiveness. With a maximum length of scarcely about one meter it is however more suitable for the aquarium maintenance than its South American relatives. In Africa they originally inhabit different waters types south the Sahara. A difference to […]

  • Geophagus altifrons

    Geophagus altifrons

    6. July 2007

    You can surely excellently argue about taste, but the various populations of Geophagus altifrons could justly conquer a solid place among Cichlid lovers. And one of the most beautiful variants might be Geophagus altifrons “Tapajos”. Additionally, G. altifrons is an easy-to-keep cichlid. It requires aquariums with at least 500 ltr. capacity due to its size […]

  • Palaemon concinnus

    6. July 2007

    Over an enormous range, that includes nearly the entire Indo Pacific those first as Macrobrachium “White Fingers” designated Palaemon concinnus can be found. Their bright white “shear-fingers” are very remarkable and give this from Sri Lanka imported species a special attraction. It is about a rather delicate, smaller species, thus one could try to socialise […]

  • Barbus sahyadriensis

    6. July 2007

    The Khavlibarb originates from the Yenna River in Satara district in the Indian state of Marahashtra. This is a peaceful species, which could however nibble on fresh sprouts of aquarium plants. They can be kept with any peaceful tank mates without any problems. The aquarium should be decorated with robust plants and part of the […]

  • Discherodontus ashmeadi

    6. July 2007

    The redtail barb Discherodontus ashmeadi originating from the tropical Southeast Asia can reach an overall length of up to 14cm. As habitat Mekong and Meklong are indicated. In their appearance the dark dorsal fin mark, as well as the strongly red markings of the caudal fin are particularly noticeable. In their habitat they inhabit brooks […]

  • Diskus „Red Inferno/Rio Moju“

    6. July 2007

    In the following pictures you see some impressions from our discus installation. Seldom could we offer a so large selection on magnificently coloured, perfectly acclimatized Discus. The animals originating from different areas are even in our facility hardly to exceed in colour splendour. Since all of them attained full growth, breeders can fast extend their […]

  • Hoplias malabaricus

    6. July 2007

    “Here's lookin' at you, kid,” – but be careful. Otherwise it could happen that it will be the very last what a tank mate will be looking at. Under these beautiful green eyes are not less impressive teeth that makes the wolf fish Hoplias malabaricus a feared hunter. The owners of these from Costa Rica […]

  • Pseudohemiodon thorectes

    Pseudohemiodon thorectes

    6. July 2007

    This catfish coming from Bolivia, belongs to the smallest of his relatives, measuring 13 cm maximum. It is mostly getting imported by travelling aquarium hobbyists. Regarding the water condition this kind is rather adaptable, as guide values of up to 400 µS/cm and a pH-value of 7.6 were measured. Approx. 25°C are quite enough for […]