[Cyprinodontiformes] Aquarium Glaser Newsletter December 30th, 2012
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De: Aquarium Glaser GmbH [mailto:info aquariumglaser.de]
Para: Miguel Andrade
Assunto: Aquarium Glaser Newsletter December 30th, 2012
The needle suckers (Farlowella) belong to the most specialized Loricariids at all.
Their whole life is dedicated to the trick to look like a stick.
Currently we received fantastic, up to 18 cm long Farlowella platorhynchus from Peru.
There is a lot of variation observable regarding coloration. Males and females can be
distinguished best by a look from the top: males have a much broader head. In
contrast to many other Loricariids, Farlowella are not cave brooding, but spawn open
on the surface of things, quite often on the glass of the tank. Here the male guards
the eggs until the fry hatch.
Keeping Farlowella is not difficult, but one has to note some essential things. First
of all, Farlowella are slow feeders. They are used to feed on Aufwuchs in the wild,
and so the keeper has to make sure that the needle suckers get enough food. Tablet
food and frozen Cyclops do very well. Also the gravel should be fine, best sand, for
otherwise the fine food particles vanish too fast in the ground. Finally: please note
that Farlowella are very bad swimmers, so they can become entangled easily in dense
plants etc.. So furnish the tank for Farlowella only neatly arranged.
For our customers: the animals have code 253875 on our stocklist. Please note that we
exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Lexicon: Farlowella: dedication name for W. G. Farlow, former professor at Harvard
University, USA. platorhynchus: from ancient Greek, means "with a broad snout".
Suggestion of a common name: Broadsnouted Needle Sucker
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
Just in: Apistogramma trifasciata
In case this dwarf cichlid would not exist it would be necessary to invent it for the
aquarium hobby. Apistogramma trifasciata is an ideal aquarium inhabitant. The species
stays small - males around 5 cm, females around 4 cm. It is completely undemanding
regarding water chemistry - keeping and breeding is possible even in medium hard and
slight alcalic water - and energy-saving: as the fish inhabits in nature subtropical
regions it is often faced with water temperatures as low as 10°C, so an aquarium
heater is needed only for breeding. Besides all these advantages it is a beautiful
fish and has an interesting behaviour.
We have imported this nice animal from Paraguay.
Lexicon: Apistogramma: ancient Greek, means "with unreliable line". It is not known
whether the lateral line organ or the pattern is meant. trifasciata: Latin, means
"with three stripes".
Common name: Three-Striped Dwarf Cichlid
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
We wish all our readers, their families, and all the people that are near and dear to
them a good start in the New Year and a happy and successful year 2012.
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