Fish archives (2347)

  • Limia vittata

    19. July 2019

    We have received a very charming lifebearer from a breeder from Thailand: Limia vittata. This species, which originally comes from Cuba, has been known aquaristically for a long time: the first import date is 1913. In the hobby, however, the animals are only sporadically available. That is hardly to be understood, because each animal has […]

  • Hemigrammus cf. bellottii “Venezuela”

    17. July 2019

    One of the most common tetras from the Amazon and Orinoco is Hemigrammus bellottii. The species is easily recognizable by the golden longitudinal stripe and the red eye; other pattern elements (tail spot, fin coloration etc.) are usually missing. Only a shoulder spot can be present from time to time – depending on the mood. […]

  • Cherax snowden “Irianto Red” and Cherax holthuisi

    15. July 2019

    These intensively colored crayfish originate from Papua New Guinea, where they are found on the Vogelkop Peninsula. „Irianto Red” is a colour variant of the Cherax snowden, which was only scientifically described in 2015, while Cherax holthuisi already received its scientific name in 2006; before that, C. holthuisi was known as “apricot crayfish“, while C. […]

  • Pyrrhulina spilota

    12. July 2019

    The tetras belonging to the genus Pyrrhulina combine the advantages of two basic groups of ornamental fish. The first group are the schooling species that are always visible and swim merely in the open water: tetras and barbs. The second group has a fascinating behaviour and takes care for the brood: the cichlids and the […]

  • Trachelyopterichthys taeniatus

    12. July 2019

    Among the driftwood catfishes are some quite attractive coloured species. This is a bit astonishing, for these catfishes are usually strictly night active and hide during daytimes in caves or crevices. However, well settled animals usually come out of their wholes at feeding times in the aquarium. Trachelyopterichthys taeniatus belongs to the really attractive species. […]

  • Corydoras knaacki

    12. July 2019

    Corydoras knaacki originates from the Madre de Dios region in Peru and belongs to a group of “classical” Corydoras, which is very close to the type species of the currently not as valid recognized genus Hoplisoma Swainson, 1838 – Corydoras punctatus (Bloch, 1794). In the hobby, the two species C. julii and C. trilineatus are […]

  • Leporacanthicus triactis VARIETIES

    8. July 2019

    Currently we received an import from Venezuela, which included small, only 3-4 cm long specimens of Leporacanthicus triactis, also known as L91. Among them are an unusually large number (approx. 10) of unusually beautifully drawn variants.  Normally small L91 do not look much different than the adults, only a little lighter in basic tone. But […]

  • Brochis multiradiatus BRED

    5. July 2019

    The big emerald-corys of the genus Brochis clearly differ from all species of Corydoras through the long back-fin, that contains essentially more fin-rays. While Corydoras have 7-8 rays in the back-fin, Brochis have 10-18. The care of all Brochis is easy and hardly differs from that of the remaining corys, however, the breeding succeeds only […]

  • Barbodes lateristriga

    5. July 2019

    The black banded barb or spanner barb is an old friend in the aquarium, although it is somewhat out of fashion. In former times it was called Barbus or Puntius lateristriga, at present it is assigned to the genus Barbodes. The pretty, peaceful animals are widespread in Southeast Asia, where they mainly inhabit clear waters, […]

  • Flexipenis vittatus

    5. July 2019

    Once more we are able to offer a beautiful dwarf livebearer that proofed to be a bit problematical in respect of breeding – not keeping! – in a long time sight under traditional aquarium conditions. However, under the open skies of Southeast Asia they breed pretty well. Flexipenis vittatus is also often placed in Gambusia. […]