Introduction

A deep dive on some of the freshwater fish species that I have kept (also including the species that my father have kept). You can find bite-sized articles on each species with photos and videos between the year 1999 to present. AquadeepNL contains around 80 species which are divided geographically ( South America, Central America, Africa, Asia ), 50 articles, 35 videos and more then 1000 original photos. Hopefully you find the provided information useful.

Articles index

Below you will find the articles of freshwater fish species I have written about. These species were either kept by me or my father.

South America

List of freshwater fish species from continent of South America.

Peckoltia compta

Leopard frog pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Peckoltia compta - L134 pleco View article Peckoltia compta

Pseudacanthicus sp. (L273)

Titanicus pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Pseudacanthicus sp. L273 pleco View article Pseudacanthicus sp. L273

Hypoptopoma 'nannoptopoma' sp. 'peru'

Robocop pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Hypoptopoma 'nannoptopoma' sp. 'peru' pleco View article Hypoptopoma 'nannoptopoma' sp. 'peru'

Hypancistrus zebra

Zebra pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Hypancistrus zebra - L46 pleco View article Hypancistrus zebra

Geophagus sp. 'tapajos orange head'

Tapajos orange head cichlid photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Geophagus sp. 'tapajos orange head' View article Geophagus sp. 'tapajos orange head'

Pseudacanthicus leopardus

L600 pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Pseudacanthicus leopardus - L600 pleco View article Pseudacanthicus leopardus

Pseudacanthicus cf. leopardus

Leopard cactus pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Pseudacanthicus cf. leopardus - L114 pleco View article Pseudacanthicus cf. leopardus

Corydoras hastatus

Dwarf corydoras photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Corydoras hastatus (Dwarf corydoras) View article Corydoras hastatus

Nematobrycon palmeri

Emperor tetra photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Nematobrycon palmeri (Emperor tetra) View article Nematobrycon palmeri

Astronotus cf. orbicularis

Bumblebee oscar photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Astronotus cf. orbicularis cichlid View article Astronotus cf. orbicularis

Astronotus sp. 'rio orinoco'

Rio Orinoco oscar photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Astronotus sp. 'rio orinoco' cichlid View article Astronotus sp. 'rio orinoco'

Astronotus ocellatus

Tiger oscar photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Astronotus ocellatus cichlid View article Astronotus ocellatus

Hypancistrus sp. (L201)

Orinoco angel pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Hypancistrus sp. L201 pleco View article Hypancistrus sp. (L201)

Hypancistrus sp. (L260)

Queen arabesque pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Hypancistrus sp. (L260) pleco View article Hypancistrus sp. (L260)

Hemiancistrus sp. (L128)

Blue phantom pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Hemiancistrus sp. L128 pleco View article Hemiancistrus sp. (L128)

Hemiancistrus subviridis

Green phantom pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Hemiancistrus subviridis L200 pleco View article Hemiancistrus subviridis

Hemiancistrus guahiborum

Spotted orange seam pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Hemiancistrus guahiborum (L106) pleco View article Hemiancistrus guahiborum

Dekeyseria brachyura

Butterfly pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Dekeyseria brachyura - L168 pleco View article Dekeyseria brachyura

Apistogramma cacatuoides

Cockatoo cichlid photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Apistogramma cacatuoides (Cockatoo dwarf cichlid) View article Apistogramma cacatuoides

Mikrogeophagus ramirezi

Ram cichlid photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Mikrogeophagus ramirezi (Ram cichlid) View article Mikrogeophagus ramirezi

Dicrossus filamentosus

Checkerboard cichlid photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Dicrossus filamentosus (Checkerboard cichlid) View article Dicrossus filamentosus

Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus 'red'

Longfin super red bristlenose pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus 'longfin super red' bristlenose pleco View article Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus 'red'

Ancistrus sp. (false L144)

Longfin blue eye lemon bristlenose pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Ancistrus sp. 'longfin blue eye lemon' (false L144) bristlenose pleco View article Ancistrus sp. (false L144)

Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus

Bristlenose pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus bristlenose pleco View article Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus

Ancistrus dolichopterus

Starlight bristlenose catfish photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Ancistrus dolichopterus (L183) pleco View article Ancistrus dolichopterus

Baryancistrus xanthellus

Gold nugget pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Baryancistrus xanthellus (Gold nugget pleco) View article Baryancistrus xanthellus

Rineloricaria sp. (L010a)

Red lizard catfish photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Rineloricaria sp. red L010a pleco View article Rineloricaria sp. (L010a)

Asterophysus batrachus

Gulper catfish photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Asterophysus batrachus (Gulper catfish) View article Asterophysus batrachus

Hyphessobrycon megalopterus

Black phantom tetra photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Hyphessobrycon megalopterus (Black phantom tetra) View article Hyphessobrycon megalopterus

Hypostomus cochliodon

Cochliodon pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Hypostomus cochliodon View article Hypostomus cochliodon

Panaque nigrolineatus

Royal pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Panaque nigrolineatus (L190) (Royal pleco) View article Panaque nigrolineatus

Panaque nigrolineatus laurafabianae

Watermelon pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Panaque nigrolineatus laurafabianae (L330) (Watermelon pleco) View article Panaque nigrolineatus laurafabianae

Panaque sp. (L191)

Dull eyed royal pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Panaque sp. (L191) (Dull eyed royal pleco) View article Panaque sp. (L191)

Panaqolus albomaculatus

Mustard spot pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Panaqolus albomaculatus (Mustard spot pleco) View article Panaqolus albomaculatus

Chaetostoma formosae

Blonde bulldog pleco photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Chaetostoma formosae (Blonde bulldog pleco) View article Chaetostoma formosae

Otocinclus vittatus

Dwarf Sucker photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Otocinclus vittatus (Common otocinclus) View article Otocinclus vittatus

Hypselecara temporalis

Emerald cichlid photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Hypselecara temporalis (Chocolate cichlid) View article Hypselecara temporalis

Heros efasciatus 'ucayali blue'

Severum cichlid photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Heros efasciatus 'ucayali blue' View article Heros efasciatus 'ucayali blue'

Agamyxis pectinifrons

Spotted talking catfish photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Agamyxis pectinifrons (Spotted talking catfish) View article Agamyxis pectinifrons

North and Central America

List of freshwater fish species from continent of North and Central America.

Paratheraps bifasciatus

Redhead cichlid photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Paratheraps bifasciatus (Redhead cichlid) View article Paratheraps bifasciatus

Vieja breidohri

Angostura cichlid photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Vieja breidohri (Angostura cichlid) View article Vieja breidohri

Africa

List of freshwater fish species from continent of Africa mainly Lake Tanganyika.

Tropheus sp. 'ikola'

Tropheus moorii ikola photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Tropheus sp. 'ikola' cichlid View article Tropheus sp. 'ikola'

Tropheus sp. black 'bulu point'

Tropheus moorii bemba photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Tropheus sp. black 'bulu point' cichlid View article Tropheus sp. black 'bulu point'

Tropheus moorii 'mpulungu'

Tropheus moorii sunset photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Tropheus moorii 'mpulungu' cichlid View article Tropheus moorii 'mpulungu'

Tropheus moorii 'ilangi'

Tropheus sp. ilangi photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Tropheus moorii 'ilangi' cichlid View article Tropheus moorii 'ilangi'

Tropheus duboisi 'maswa'

White spotted cichlid photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Tropheus duboisi 'maswa' (White spotted cichlid) View article Tropheus duboisi 'maswa'

Eretmodus cyanostictus

Striped goby cichlid photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Eretmodus cyanostictus (Striped goby cichlid) View article Eretmodus cyanostictus

Asia

List of freshwater fish species from continent of Asia.

Neocaridina davidi

Cherry shrimp photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Neocaridina davidi shrimp (Cherry shrimp) View article Neocaridina davidi

Anentome helena

Assassin snail photo, video and more.

A featured photograph of Anentome (clea) helena snail View article Anentome helena

About

AquadeepNL provides information about less common tropical aquarium fish species and shares experience.

Goals for this project are simple:

  • Provide any useful information about freshwater tropical aquarium fish e.g. pleco’s, cichlids, catfish.
  • Add photographs and videos from the species that my father and I have cared for in the past and present.
  • Answer questions and if possible provide advice.

AquadeepNL has a dedicated YouTube channel for all the species videos.

If you have any questions or suggestions? Please drop a mail by using the contact form.

Acknowledgement

Project AquadeepNL was initiated on by Sherwin Pirs.

This project is dedicated to my father (Menno), a hobby fish-keeper for more then 60 years. Thank you for involving me with this beautiful hobby.

Special thanks go to Patrice. Also thanks Johan and Patrick.

Trivia

AquadeepNL is ad free and will probably always stay ad free. A huge amount of time and effort is spend on the creation of this project. Hopefully the provided information is useful to you. If you find any bugs or just want to say Hi, please contact me by using the contact form.

Former domain names of AquadeepNL were aquadeep.nl and aquadeep.spdevs.com current domain name is aquadeep.sherwinpirs.com

The media (photos and videos) on AquadeepNL date between the year 1999 to present.

The color scheme of AquadeepNL website (version 3.x) are inspired by the Amazon river hence the brown / milky / tea color direction. Previous version (v2.x) focused on greenish color spectrum.

AquadeepNL is designed and developed by Sherwin Pirs from scratch.

Majority of the species from Central America and Africa (Lake Tanganyika) were kept by my father whereas most species from South America and Asia were kept by me. I am specially interested in Loricariidae family (also known as plecos).

The list below is from the species that my father and I have kept but does not (yet) have a dedicated article section.

South America

  • Aspidoras pauciradiatus
  • Corydoras adolfoi
  • Corydoras habrosus
  • Corydoras pygmaeus
  • Geophagus altifrons proximus
  • Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis
  • Hypostomus plecostomus
  • Loricaria simillima
  • Paracheirodon axelrodi
  • Peckoltia sp.
  • Platydoras armatulus
  • Poecilia reticulata
  • Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum
  • Pterophyllum scalare
  • Pygocentrus nattereri
  • Sturisoma panamense
  • Symphysodon aequifasciatus
  • Xiphophorous hellerii
  • Xiphophorus maculatus

North and Central America

  • Cichlasoma octofasciatum
  • Hypsophrys nicaraguensis
  • Parachromis friedrichsthalii
  • Petenia splendida
  • Vieja argentea
  • Vieja synspilum

Africa

  • Hemichromis bimaculatus
  • Cyprichromis leptosoma blue flash isanga

Asia

  • Boraras brigittae
  • Chromobotia macracanthus
  • Epalzeorhynchos bicolor
Footnote

*I always strive to provide the best possible care and environment for any fish that I keep and learn from mistakes. There is always room for improvement. Keep in mind that AquadeepNL is created in the hope that it will be informative, but without any warranty. Try to use multiple and trust worthy sources for your fish keeping journey. Also please keep in mind that some of the species described here are challenging to take care of, thus not geared toward unexperienced fish-keepers. Please be a caring fish-keeper with any fish you keep.

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