Tag Archives: whiptail cat

Brochiloricaria macrodon

15. January 2018

We received from Paraguay this wonderful mouthbrooding whiptail catfish. Once we had this species even as bred ones in stock – many years ago. In our recent import the prolongations of the fins are very obvious. This reminds a bit in Lamontichthys. However, Brochiloricaria has a completely different mouth structure and feeding habit. Brochiloricaria are – like most mouthbrooding whiptail cats, rather interested in meaty food than in Aufwuchs. Our specimens are about 15 cm long. This means they are most probably only half grown, for there are reports of 30 cm long B. macrodon.

For our customers: the animal has code 210954 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply trhe wholesale trade.

Hemiodontichthys acipenserinus

28. March 2017

This species has been named “Pinocchio cat” in the trade due to its funny looking nose. The species represents the smallest of all mouthbrooding whiptail cats – it usually grows only to 10 cm total length in aquaria – and is thus very well suited for keeping. We currently were able to import these beautiful animals once more from Peru.

The fish are – as already mentioned – mouthbrooders, the male takes care for the eggs. We are very happy that one of our males currently bears a batch of eggs. Of course, we are a wholesaler, not a breeding station, but nevertheless this shows us that our fish really feel good, for otherwise they would not breed at all.

For our customers: the fish have code 257904 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer