Tag Archives: L-number

Extraordinary attractive Hypancistrus debilittera (L129) arrived!

2. April 2017

Currently is the best import season for plecos from the Rio Orinoco. So we have a large number of species in stock. Among them is of course Hypancistrus debilittera, which was called L129 before it became described scientifically. This is a pretty, small species with an enormous range of colour pattern. There hardly exist two specimens that look exactly identical. The maximum size of that species is approximately 10 cm.

In our current imports almost all specimens have amore contrasting pattern than we are used to in that species. We cannot explain that phenomenon, but we really like it!

For our customers: the fish have code 26480-L129-1 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Peckoltia sp. Red Tiger L209

24. March 2017

When we imported this beauty for the very first time it was not possible to identify it as a already known species. But now there is a consensus among hobbyists that it is identical with L209. L209 is a typical member of the genus Peckoltia. The omnivorous species attains a maximum length of about 15 cm. The species originates from the Rio Madeira. In the meantime it was possible to breed the fish successful, so hopefully it will stay available in the hobby.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer