Nannacara taenia is with a maximum of 5 cm total length one of the smallest cichlids at all. Additionally it is absolutely peaceful and therefore an ideal fish for community aquariums. The species was described in 1911 from aquarium fishes believed to have been exported via Manaus. However, these animals were never found again in the much fished Rio Negro area around Manaus. It was not until 1987 that they were rediscovered in the lower Amazon and subsequently found in several more Amazon tributaries in this region.
Like all Nannacara species the species is an open breeder. It is difficult to distinguish the sexes. It is said that only the females – but this is also due to mood – show vertical stripes from time to time. Unfortunately, N. taenia is so rarely kept that general statements on this subject are difficult to make. Best is to buy a troop of 10-12 animals and just let the pairs find themselves.
At the moment we can offer nice offsprings of this species.
For our customers: the animals have code 684253 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesale.
The Goldeneye cichlid (Nannacara anomala) is a classic among aquarium fish. Already 80 years ago this species taught the aquarists what emancipation means, because here the female is the absolutely dominant fish. And the female often is only half as big as the maximum 8 cm long male.
Dwarf cichlids from the closer relationship of N. anomala can be found everywhere along the coast of the Guyana countries, where they inhabit the many smaller rivers, which usually flow into the sea without detour. Everywhere these Nannacara look somewhat different. It is not researched whether they are local variants, subspecies or even independent species. From a research trip, aquarists brought back collected Nannacaras from Crique Canceler (French Guyana, northwest of Roche Brigandin, west of Anse Canceler)and bred them, we can now offer these beautiful animals for the first time.
For our customers: the fish have code 684452 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Here we have once more an animal that has delighted already our grandparents. Nannacara anomala, the Goldeneye cichlid from Guyana is an all-time ornamental fish classic. However, the fish we currently have in stock, are extraorbitant colourful. We obtained them from a hobby breeder who obviously spent a lot of love and enthusiasm in an animal that will – from a mercantile point of view – never become payed. But who says that the aquarium hobby has to be lucrative? A hobby should bring joy and satisfaction and who would dare to deny that these gorgeous Goldeneye cichlids bring both!
For our customers: the fish have code 683504 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer