Report

IG BSSW-News (Schmerlen): Ein interessanter Beifang bei Rüsselschmerlen

Die Rüssel- oder Pferdekopfschmerle (Acantopsis sp.) gehört zu den alten Bekannten in der Aquaristik. Meist werden unter der Bezeichnung Acantopsis choirorhynchos verschiedene Arten angeboten, die sich in ihrem Verhalten nicht sonderlich unterscheiden. Continue reading

Successful breeding of Baryancistrus xanthellus

At the 1st International L-Number-Days in 2009, Johannes LEUENBERGER reported for the first time on the successful reproduction of the ever-popular “golden nugget”. In the following years, aquarists tried again and again, but mostly unsuccessfully. Until 2021, when the Bellenz Fish Farm was able to report another success. The Bellenz Fish Farm is known for outstanding breeding successes (Scobinancistrus aureatus, L 368, Pseudacanthicus spp. etc.) and has already lectured about this at numerous IG BSSW events. Continue reading

Mesonoemacheilus triangularis (DAY 1865)

taken from report 01/2018

The genus Mesonoemacheilus contains quite attractive loaches, of which the species M. triangularis, M. guentheri and M. petrubanarescui have been imported so far. A short compilation with illustrations of the species can be found in SEIDEL (2012). M. triangularis, for which the name Batik loach has been established, is probably the most attractive species of the genus. Continue reading

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

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