News column from Aquarium Glaser GmBH: October -2, 2011.

Rare pike cichlids from Venezuela

We received extremely rare and beautiful Crenicichla from Venezuela in very limited numbers. All fish are around 15 cm long.
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Crenicichla johanna Puerto Inirida, Code 669514
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Crenicichla lenticulata, Code 670005
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Crenicichla sp. Atabapo, Code 672534

Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Photos: Frank Schäfer

Apistogramma cf. juruensis "Black Chin"

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the fish have code 622723

We just received this beautiful dwarf cichlid from Peru. The determination of the several phenotypes of Apistogramma is not easy at all. Currently most persons that work with Apistogramma tend to the point of view that the fish that looks almost identical, but has blue lips represents the "real" A. juruensis, while the fish with the yellow lips and the black spot on the chin is called "cf. juruensis Black Chin".

May that be as it is: the fish are extremely beautiful and easy to keep Apistogramma. The fish imported now show a very attractive pattern in the ventral fins. Mlaes become around 7 cm, females around 4 cm long.

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apistogramma cf.juruense

For our customers: the fish have code 622723 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Lexicon: Apistogramma: ancient Greek, means "with unreliable line". It is not known wether the lateral line organ or the pattern is meant. juruensis: refers to the type locality, the Rio Jurua,
Common name: Blackchin Apistogramma
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Acestrorhynchus cf. minimus

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The barracuda tetras (Acestrorhynchus). For our customers: the animals have code 202254

The barracuda tetras (Acestrorhynchus) from South Americ are beautiful predators, which are much sought for among specialized aquarists with large tanks. Several of the approximately 14 species accepted currently become 20 to 40 cm long, but there do exist also small species in the genus that become never larger than 10 cm.
We received from Peru one of these dwarfish species. The pattern and the low number of scales correspond very well with the species described as A. minimus. However, that species is not listed so far to occur in Peru, so we decided to name the fish "cf. minimus".
Acestrorhynchus are comparably peaceful predators and should be kept in schools. A. minimus becomes only 6-8 cm long and so the species fits very well in a 200 litre tank. On the other hand the tank should not be much smaller, as barracuda tetras are active hunters and thus need some space. They should be fed with small feeder fish.
For our customers: the animals have code 202254 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Lexicon: Acestrorhynchus: from ancient Greek, means "needle snout". minimus: Latin, means "the smallest".
Suggestion of a common name: Dwarf barracuda tetra
Text & photo: Frank Schäfer

Trachelyichthys sp. "Tapajos"

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Catfish the fish have code 297482 on our stocklist.

We currently received this cute driftwood catfish from Brazil. Initially we thought all fish of the import would belong to the same, highly variable coloured species; but in the meantime we found that in fact two species were involved, namely T. sp. "Tapajos" and Auchenipterichthys punctatus.
Most probably Trachelyichthys sp. "Tapajos" becomes as big as the similiar species T. exilis: 6-8 cm. The latter species has already been bred in aquaria. The fish have an internal fertalization and the female lays the sticky eggs without the presence of a male.
Trachelyichthys are peaceful, night active catfish that feed readily on any usual type of fishfood.
For our customers: the fish have code 297482 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Lexicon: Trachelyichthys: ancient Greek, means translated "extreme fish"; however, the name rather refers to the close relationship to the genera Trachelyopterus and Trachelyopterichthys. exilis: Latin, means "weak".
Suggestion of a common name: Tapajos bug catfish
Text & Photo: Frank Schäfer

Finally available again:

Corydoras sp. Neon Goldstripe wild CW 10 from Peru and Corydoras eques from Brazil!

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Corydoras sp. Neon Goldstripe CW 10, Code 221072
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Corydoras eques, Code 227817

Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Photos: Frank Schäfer

Rare wild type swordtails!

Yesterday we received a limited number of several wonderful wild type swordtails from a German breeder.

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Xiphophorus montezumae, Code 420143
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Xiphophorus multilineatus, Code 476553
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Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl, Code 476563
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Xiphophorus hellerii guntheri

Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Photos: Frank Schäfer