Pseudacanthicus sp. “L 79”

The next issue of the BSSW-Report (03-2020) will cover a species of Pseudacanthicus, that really provoked some discussions and exclamations in the hobby lately. Therefore, it only seems legit to republish a short piece about a species of similar interest from a former Report (03-2019). Continue reading

Vermehrung von Corydoras pantanalensis geglückt

Die folgenden Ausführungen wurden von unserem Mitglied Regina SPOTTI vor einiger Zeit online in einer Gruppe von Panzerwelsfreunden zur Verfügung gestellt. Da dort aber alles nur auf Englisch lesbar und der Zugang beschränkt ist, dachten wir uns, dieser Ort sei ideal für eine deutsche Version. Continue reading

Hypancistrus cf. margaritatus “L 136c”

Neither the species nor the particularly attractive form treated here, which became known in aquaristics with the addition “c”, is something really new. In the last two to three years, however, there have been some changes in selection and linebreeding, which is why a particularly beautiful specimen is presented here. Continue reading

Ein wissenschaftlich neuer Trugdornwels: Spinipterus moijiri

In der Familie der Trugdornwelse (Auchenepteridae) wurde im November 2019 eine neue Art beschrieben, die in der Aquaristik bereits länger bekannt ist: Der „Otorongo-Trugdornwels“ heißt jetzt Spinipterus moijiri. Continue reading

Again and again: “L 56”

Constantly one encounters the designation “L 56” in stock lists, in shops as well as in many many lists of aquarists. This refers to Parancistrus aurantiacusthe “Golden Broad-headed Sucker Catfish”, but this species does not have an L-number and should never have been given one, because it was scientifically described by CASTELNAU in 1855 and therefore does not fall under the fish numbers were given to: a species that is indeterminable at the time of number assignment and therefore “deserves” an L-number. Continue reading