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Archive for July, 2012

Introduction

Nannostomus mortenthaleri – males

Nannostomus mortenthaleri, known as the coral red pencilfish is a recent, and very welcome addition to the hobby. It was described by Paepke and Arendt in 2001 as N. marginatus mortenthaleri in honour of Mr Martin Mortenthaler, an Austrian fish exporter. It was promoted to full species rank by Weitzman et.al. in 2003. It is still much sought after and remains an expensive fish to buy. (more…)

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Introduction

Corydoras eques – female

Corydoras eques is one of the many small, armoured catfish from South America that are so popular in the hobby. An attractive little fish, its relative scarcity means that it costs rather more than its more common cousins. First described (as Osteogaster eques) as long ago as 1876 by the Austrian zoologist Franz Steindachner it has only intermittently appeared on importers lists.

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