Fish archives (2860)

  • 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 […]

  • Coenobita brevimanus

    6. July 2007

    The hermit crab C. brevimanus origins from coasts of the Indopacific, where it is found from the east coast of Africa to Tahiti. Coenobita brevimanus is the most terrestrial of all land hermit crabs. For the maintenance one needs a terrarium with only shallow water, because they do not like to get wet. Since they […]

  • Macrobrachium idae

    6. July 2007

    January 2006: The long arm shrimp Macrobrachium idae reached us from Sri Lanka. Remarkable are their extreme long, name-giving “arms”, which can give the full grown animals an enormous broad reach. With that they are able to track small fish successfully, which naturally limits their use in the community tank. Together with larger fish species […]

  • Barbus spec. aff. filamentosus

    6. July 2007

    From India we could import a pretty close relative or a variant of Barbus filamentosus The reddish coloured outer areas of the caudal fin are remarkable with these barbs. Their maximum size might lie as with Barbus filamentosus within the range of approximately 12 – 15 cm. In larger community tanks they can represent a […]

  • Danio aesculapii (=Danio sp. „Pantherinus“)

    6. July 2007

    These minnows originate from Burma, does not grow over 4 cm and is therefore the smallest representative of the Danio genus. But now this beautiful barb fish has been imported by Aquarium Glaser and is now available for the dedicated aquarium hobbyist. As with all representatives of the Danio family, D. sp.„Pantherinus“ is a schooling […]

  • Corydoras sychri

    Corydoras sychri

    6. July 2007

    This true mailed catfish comes from Peru, Rio Nanay and Rio Amazonas near to Iquitos. Lately these corys are imported in several variations of pattern colouration. This variability makes it difficult to determine this species. They are very similar to C. atropersonatus. C. sychri is a typical representative of the long nosed Corydoras group. This […]

  • Astyanax jordani

    6. July 2007

    The blind cave fish Astyanax jordani is a fish adapted to the life in absolute darkness. Characteristic for animals living in the dark is the missing of eyes, as well as missing pigmentation of the skin. It is assumed that Astyanax jordani developed from the seeing species Astyanax mexicanus. This could have happened by a […]

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    Hemibrycon spec. „Paraguay“

    6. July 2007

    In the last years some quite difficult to classify new species of characins arrived from Paraguay. Usually they belong to the genera Creagrutus, Hemibrycon and Piabarchus. As a common characteristic a high swimming activity can be called for all species of this relationship. They need thus tanks, with a large free swimming area. Thus long […]