Tetras

Thayeria obliqua

In contrast to its close relative Thayeria boehlkei, Thayeria obliqua is only rarely found in trade. The third species of the genus Thayeria ifati is even rarer. I have not seen it myself yet, which might be due to its endemism in the rivers of Maroni and Approuague in French Guyana, from where no exports can be realized. The fourth, recently described species Thayeria tapajonica MOREIRA & LIMA, 2017 originating from Rio Tapajós in Brazil is not in trade either. Continue reading

Big, rare and predatory: Piranhas at Wharf Aquatics

In September `19 the Preston Aquarist Society invited me over for their yearly Convention, an event I was really looking forward to and which I had attended in 2017 for the first time. Continue reading

Nachlese Nr. 2: Das 2. Salmler-Symposium der IG-BSSW

Im November 2018 fand auf ausdrücklichen Wunsch aller Teilnehmer der Vorgänger-Veranstaltung aus 2017 die Fortsetzung statt in Ahrbergen bei Hildesheim, und zwar am Wochenende vom 16.11. bis 18.11.2018. Der wachsende Zuspruch zeigte sich auch in der deutlich höheren Teilnehmerzahl. Während wir 2017 etwa 30 Symposiumsteilnehmer hatten, waren dieses Mal weit über 50 Interessenten nach Hildesheim gekommen. Continue reading

Tetra-Symposium 2018 – Registration is now open

Registration for the 2. IG-BSSW Tetra-Symposium (16.11. – 18.11.2018) is now open!

Like last year, booking (rooms and conference package) is managed by the hotel. During booking, please implicitly mention the heading „Salmler-Symposium“. Participants without overnight stays please directly register by sending us an email to salmlersymposium@ig-bssw.org. For more information please visit the Tetra-Symposium website.

Like last year several well-known speakers confirmed giving talks, the program will be published soon. We will keep you informed and hope to see you in November!

– The Tetra-Symposium organizing team

1. Salmler-Symposium – eine Nachlese

Immer wieder hörten wir Klagen “… immer diese Welse, die Fischwelt kennt doch auch noch andere Fische”. Ja, neben der überbordenden Vielfalt an Welsen kennt der BSSW auch noch die Barben, die Salmler und die Schmerlen. Continue reading