This charming fish, which is called sometimes "Gonzo-fish" due to its long, somewhat snapped-off snout (after the character in the Muppet show), originates from fast running waters in northern
India.From a zoological point of view this fish is very special, for the genus Psilorhynchus is quite intermediate between the carps (Cyprinidae) and the loaches (Nemacheilidae). Thus the
scientists have created a familiy of its own, the Psilorhynchidae, that contains only the genus Psilorhynchus with currently 18 accepted species. In the aquarium, these fish are very lively and
entertaining creatures that prefer to feed on live and frozen food, but also accept dried food. Against tankmates, may they belong to the same or to other species, Psilorhynchus sucatio is
completely peaceful. Maximum length of the fish is about 6-8 cm.
For our customers: the fish have code 447502 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.Lexicon: Psilorhynchus: from ancient Greek, means "with naked snout". sucatio: after the common name of the species in Bengal.Suggestion of a common name: River stone carp, Gonzo-fish
Apple Snails in many colours
Currently we can offer Apple Snails in many interesting colours. These beautiful snails are easy to keep and can get a size of about 5 cm in diameter. In the aquarium, they should be fed
regularly like fish, for Apple Snails are heavy feeders and cannot survive with the remains of the fish only. There is no danger of a infestation in Apple Snails, for the eggs are deposited
outside the water and can be removed easily as long as no offspring is wanted. The egg cluster remains one a bit in an oversized raspberry due to its colour and shape. Apple Snails are not
hermaphrodites, like many other snails. The sexes cannot be distinguished externally, so one has to buy a number of animals to make it likely that both sexes are represented.
Sensation: albino elephant fish arrived!
The elephant fish Gnathonemus petersii is a well known and rather common aquarium fish that originates from the Congo river. Due to its weakly electrical discharges (that are a kind of language system) the fish is also under study of many research groups. Now we were able to import the second known albino specimen of that fish. The first and until then only known albino was imported by us more than 10 years ago. So the 7-8 cm long fish represents a real sensation!For our customers: the fish has code 133552 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Satanoperca daemon UNICUM
We received a shipment from Venezuela that contained a number of extremely beautiful Satanoperca, among them fully grown Satanoperca daemon. There is one unique specimen that has a shortened
backbone. This is known so far only from captive bred sports ("parrot cichlids"). Obviously this genetic peculiarity allows the fish to survive and reach an adult size even in the wild, as is
demonstrated by our vigorous specimen.
For our customers: S. daemon 18-22 cm have code 677508 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale
Geophagus brasiliensis MOGE / Uruguay
We received beautiful, very healthy German bred G. brasiliensis. The animals belong to a population from Uruguay and represent the first tank raised generation. The breeder provided to us photographs of the
parents, which were taken immediately after collecting in Moge. The pictures show how splendid the fish will look like when they are grown up.
For our customers: the animals have code 676542 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
For the first time ever we were able to import one specimen of this unusual headstander. The animal is currently 8-10 cm long, maximum length reported for the species is around 30 cm. For our customers: the fish has code 265122 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
We currently have this amazing large cichlid in good numbers and an ideal size in stock. The specimens orginate from Venezuela and are 4-6 cm long. This is a perfect size for the acclimatisation of these fish in
home aquaria. Cichla orinocensis is a typical member of its genus and can reach a
maximum size of about 70 cm.
Maturity is usually attained at a length of 20-25 cm. All species of Cichla are - as far as it is known - openbrooders and perform a bipartental brood care. Fish that are as small as ours can be fed with white mosquito larvae and bloodworm; however, feeder fish are ideal. From a size of about 10 cm on the young Cichla can be fed with frozen smelt as the basic food.
Smelt can be used even for largest specimens.
For our customers: C. oronocensis has code 636551 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. 2-ты picture: Adult specimens of Cichla orinocensis. Lexicon: Cichla: this is a name that has been used in ancient Greece for a nowadays unknown fish. orinocensis: menas "originating from the Rio Orinoco".
Once more we were able to import the largest and most beautiful of all freshwater pipefish. This species occurs only in pure freshwater! Maximum size reported is around 40 cm.
For our customers: the animals have code 414294 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
For the first time ever we can offer these extraordinary nice flag cichlids as German bred (F1). The species originates from Peru. Available in limited numbers only!
For our customers: the fish have code 683361 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Polypterus endlicherii GOLD
This large species - sexual maturity is reached at about 40 cm length, but the species can grow as big as 70 cm - is represented in Guinea by a very attractive colour variety that has a yellow-golden basic coloration (vs. ash-grey in others). For our customers: the fish have code 163215 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Available in limited numbers only!
Pelvicachromis humilis LIBERIA-RED
This beautiful spots of P. humilis is available only very occassionally. We received them in an ideal size (5-8 cm). They have already very nice colors! For our customers: the fish have code 559554 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Available in limited numbers only!
Currently we have extraordinary wonderful, adult, 4-6 cm long loaches of that species, which is also traded under the name of "medusa loach", in stock. For our customers: the fish have code 455012 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.