Just Cichlids
cichlid tank mates
peacock cichlid tank

Cichlidae
melanochromis auratus
cichlid tank mates
peacock cichlid tank

african cichlid tank
cichlid species
cichlid fish types
cichlid lifespan
Social
rocks for cichlid tank for sale
cichlid tank mates
peacock cichlid tank

Main Menu
rocks for cichlid tank for sale
cichlid tank mates
peacock cichlid tank

Fish Articles
rocks for cichlid tank for sale
cichlid tank mates
peacock cichlid tank

Fish for Sale
rocks for cichlid tank for sale
cichlid tank mates
peacock cichlid tank

Live Tropical Fish
rocks for cichlid tank for sale
cichlid tank mates
peacock cichlid tank

Medicine Cabinet
rocks for cichlid tank for sale

cichlid tank mates
peacock cichlid tank

cichlid tank mates
peacock cichlid tank

Collect Back Issues
rocks for cichlid tank for sale

cichlid tank mates
peacock cichlid tank

beautiful cichlid aquariums
cichlid tank mates
peacock cichlid tank

smallest tank for cichlids
 
cichlid tank mates
peacock cichlid tank

Order online with shipping to your home
beautiful cichlid aquariums
cichlid tank mates
peacock cichlid tank

Home > Brachyrhaphis roseni a livebearer found in in Panama and Costa Rica

Brachyrhaphis roseni a livebearer found in in Panama and Costa Rica

african cichlid care
Brachyrhaphis roseni photo Frank Schäfer
 
Generally speaking, wild forms of livebearers are only rarely seen in the hobby. However, aquarists who specialize themselves in these fishes are most often that fascinated that they never give them up anymore. One of the most beautiful species is Brachyrhaphis roseni, which originates from brooks running through woodland in Panama and Costa Rica. Keeping these fishes is not difficult at all. Females attain a maximum length of about 6 cm, males stay always much smaller. But breeding these livebearers is really tricky and not many persons are successful. One of the reasons is the fact that the species is extremely cannibalistic against the fry. Trying to keep them in breeding boxes always fails, because the females are much too nervous for that.
 
But one of our breeders finally has solved the problem and so we can offer now for the first time ever a good number of these rare and beautiful fishes.
 
One should keep B. roseni in schools. The species prefers to swim near the water surface. Tankmates can be smaller cichlids, fast swimming species of tetra, catfish, etc.. Other species of liverbearers should be avoided, because B. roseni can be quite rough against similar fishes.
 
Half-grown females look almost like males and are much more colorful than fully grown females. A "gravity spot" is present in both sexes.
 
For our customers: the fish have code 408123 on our stock list. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Lexicon: Brachyrhaphis: means "short needle"; this refers to the mating organ of the males. roseni: dedication name for Donn E. Rosen (1929-1986).
 
Brachyrhaphis is a genus of poeciliids native to freshwater habitats in Central America. Most are restricted to Panama and Costa Rica, but B. holdridgei also occurs in Nicaragua and B. hartwegi is from Mexico and Guatemala.
 
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
 
6 Red Copper Lyretail Molly

6 Red Copper Lyretail Molly
   $24.00
mollies - 24 karat gold lyre-tail sailfin juveniles .5-1.0 inch (20 for $12)

mollies - 24 karat gold lyre-tail sailfin juveniles .5-1.0 inch (20 for $12)
   $12.00
(10) Mixed Swordtails Swordtail Live Tropical Fish Livebearer Guppy Platy Molly

(10) Mixed Swordtails Swordtail Live Tropical Fish Livebearer Guppy Platy Molly
   $34.99
Live Beginner Freshwater Fish - 2

Live Beginner Freshwater Fish - 2" Dalmatian Lyretail Molly
   $4.99
(6) Mixed Swordtails Live Tropical Aquarium Fish Livebearer Guppy Platy Molly

(6) Mixed Swordtails Live Tropical Aquarium Fish Livebearer Guppy Platy Molly
   $29.99
(10) Mixed Platy Platies Live Tropical Fish Livebearer Guppy Swordtail Molly

(10) Mixed Platy Platies Live Tropical Fish Livebearer Guppy Swordtail Molly
   $29.99

 

Brachyrhaphis Pictures

 
Brachyrhaphis roseni male photo Frank Schäfer
 
 
Brachyrhaphis roseni Half-grown female photo Frank Schäfer 
 
 
Brachyrhaphis roseni Half-grown female photo Frank Schäfer
 
 
 

List of Brachyrhaphis species

• Brachyrhaphis cascajalensis (Meek & Hildebrand, 1913)
• Brachyrhaphis episcopi (Steindachner, 1878)
• Brachyrhaphis hartwegi D. E. Rosen & R. M. Bailey, 1963 (Soconusco gambusia)
• Brachyrhaphis hessfeldi M. K. Meyer & Etzel, 2001
• Brachyrhaphis holdridgei W. A. Bussing, 1967
• Brachyrhaphis olomina (Meek, 1914)
• Brachyrhaphis parismina (Meek, 1912)
• Brachyrhaphis punctifer (C. L. Hubbs, 1926)
• Brachyrhaphis rhabdophora (Regan, 1908)
• Brachyrhaphis roseni W. A. Bussing, 1988
• Brachyrhaphis roswithae M. K. Meyer & Etzel, 1998
• Brachyrhaphis terrabensis (Regan, 1907)
 
 

References

 
 
 
 




cichlid tank mates
peacock cichlid tank

beautiful cichlid aquariums
cichlid tank mates
peacock cichlid tank

cichlid pronunciation
types of cichlids that can live together
cichlid fish food
cichlid fish aquarium
Home   |   About Us   |   Cichlid Auctions   |   Discus   |   Privacy Policy   |   Site Map
cichlid tank mates
peacock cichlid tank

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program,
an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to
earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
cichlid tank mates
peacock cichlid tank

cichlid fish care



Processing Time: 0.47113 seconds.
 
Powered By FlexCMS
Powered By FlexCMS