Tyttocharax cochui

Tyttocharax cochui

In 1949 W. LADIGES introduced a new dwarf characin in the hobby magazine Wochenschrift für Aquarien- und Terrarienkunde under the heading “Drei unbestimmte Neuheiten” (Three unidentified new species). A year later he formally scientifically described the species as Microbrycon cochui....

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Stargazer catfish

Stargazer catfishes

The L-number catfishes or Loricariidae from South America are among the most popular and greatly prized catfishes for the aquarium. But to date even experienced aquarists have only very rarely had the opportunity to see a live member of the...

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Tanganyika Clowns

Tanganyika Clowns

Lake Tanganyika in the heart of Africa is a vast aquarium. The fish-enthusiast visitor will  encounter the first cichlids in the surf and in the barely ankle-deep water of the shore zone, which – at least in the southern part...

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zenarchopterus dunckeri

Top 5 Imports March 2016

First Place - Zenarchopterus dunckeri The wonderful, large halfbeaks of the genus Zenarchopterus are only very rarely offered, because the animals are very shy during the acclimatisation. When they panic they often hurt themselves seriously. So we are very proud that...

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Indian Star Tortoise

The Indian Star Tortoise

The Indian Star Tortoise, Geochelone elegans, is regarded as one of the loveliest tortoises occurring in India and adjacent countries. It has long been a firm favorite with terrarium enthusiasts, but it is only recently that it has been bred...

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pseudomystus heokhuii

Top 5 Imports February 2016

This pretty species of bumblebee catfish was discovered and scientifically described only in 2008. We could import the species now for the first time ever. P. heokhuii becomes about 6 cm long and is a very peaceful species of catfish....

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chalinochromis brichardi

Top-Imports January 2016

First Place - Chalinochromis brichardi This pretty cichlid from Lake Tanganyika is only very, very occasionally found in the trade. This is hard to understand. Despite the fact that the coloration is rather simple, the fish are quite conspicuous. Keeping...

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catfish

Puzzling bristlenose catfishes

Can there be anyone who isn’t familiar with the Ancistrus species usually known simply as “the” Bristlenose Catfish? The dainty youngsters look very attractive, while adult males with the strange “tentacles” on their heads have a very bizarre appearance. The...

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Top-Imports December 2015

As each month we present the top 5 fish imports sponsored by Aquarium Glaser! First Place - Dawkinsia assimilis In South India a group of barbs exists that was formerly placed either in Barbus or in Puntius and which is...

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Acreichthys tomentosus

Filefishes useful and neat

The filefishes (Monacanthidae) are a family in the puffer assemblage (Tetraodontiformes), which means that their closest relatives include puffers, porcupinefishes, boxfishes, and triggerfishes. Externally they are most similar to the triggers, with which they share a locking mechanism for the...

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