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Pink Tail Chalceus (Chalceus macrolepidetus) Leopard Cactus Pleco L-600/LDA-73 (Pseudocanthicus leopardus) Leopard Shark Fin Mussel (Hyriopsis bialatus) Redtail Catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus) Debauwi Catfish (Pareutropius debauwi) Madagascar Rainbow Fish (Bedotia madagascarensis) Orange Laser Cory (Corydoras aeneus) Moina (Moina macrocopa) Tubifex Worms (Tubifex tubifex) Microworms (Panagrellus redivivus) Daphnia (Daphnia pulex) Daphnia (Daphnia Magna) Brine Shrimp (Artemia) Vinegar Eels (Tubatrix aceti) White Worms (Enchytraeus albidus) Live Foods For Killifish Red Striped Killifish (Aphyosemion striatum) Clown Killifish (Pseudepiplatys annulatus)
 
Pink Tail Chalceus (Chalceus macrolepidetus)

Pink Tail Chalceus (Chalceus macrolepidetus)

Leopard Cactus Plecos L-600 (Pseudocanthicus leopardus)

Leopard Cactus Pleco L-600/LDA-73 (Pseudocanthicus leopardus)

Leopard Cactus Pleco (Pseudocanthicus leopardus)

Leopard “Cactus” Pleco L-114 (LDA07) (Pseudocanthicus leopardus)

Shark Fin Mussel (Hyriopsis bialatus)

Shark Fin Mussel (Hyriopsis bialatus)

Redtail Catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus)

Redtail Catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus)

Debauwi Catfish (Pareutropius debauwi)

Debauwi Catfish (Pareutropius debauwi)

Madagascan Rainbowfish (Bedotia Madagascariensis) female

Madagascar Rainbow Fish (Bedotia madagascarensis)

Orange Laser Cory (Corydoras aeneus) pair

Orange Laser Cory (Corydoras aeneus)

Moina (Moina macrocopa)

Moina (Moina macrocopa)

Tubifex Worms (Tubifex tubifex)

Tubifex Worms (Tubifex tubifex)

Microworms (Panagrellus redivivus)

Daphnia pulex

Daphnia (Daphnia pulex)

Female Daphnia (Daphnia Magna)

Daphnia (Daphnia Magna)

Brine shrimp (Artemia salina)

Brine Shrimp (Artemia)

Vinegar Eels (Tubatrix aceti)

White Worms (Enchytraeus albidus)

White Worms (Enchytraeus albidus)

White Worm Culture

Live Foods For Killifish

Red Striped Killifish (Aphyosemion striatum)

Red Striped Killifish (Aphyosemion striatum)

Clown Killifish (Pseudepiplatys annulatus)

Clown Killifish (Pseudepiplatys annulatus)

Pink Tail Chalceus (Chalceus macrolepidetus)

Pink Tail Chalceus (Chalceus macrolepidetus)

15 January 2019

The Pink Tail Chalceus (Chalceus macrolepidetus) is found in highly oxygenated rivers and streams throughout northern South America in Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Pink Tail Chalceus are considered a rare import and because of their large size are not usually kept by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts. Pink Tail Chalceus are long […]

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Leopard Cactus Plecos L-600 (Pseudocanthicus leopardus)

Leopard Cactus Pleco L-600/LDA-73 (Pseudocanthicus leopardus)

25 December 2018

The Leopard Cactus Pleco L-600/LDA-73 (Pseudocanthicus leopardus) is also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Redtail Leopard Plecostomus and is found in the rio Branco, a tributary in the rio Negro basin in the Amazonas state of Brazil. The Leopard Cactus Plecos L-600 is one of the sharp, spiked pseudo species that become […]

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Leopard Cactus Pleco (Pseudocanthicus leopardus)

Leopard “Cactus” Pleco L-114 (LDA07) (Pseudocanthicus leopardus)

25 December 2018

The Leopard Cactus Pleco L-114 (Pseudocanthicus leopardus) is also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Demini Pleco, Redtail Leopard Plecostomus, or Leopard Acanthicus and is found in the rio Demini, a northern tributary in the rio Negro basin in the Amazonas state of Brazil. Leopard Cactus Plecos have also been tentatively identified in […]

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Shark Fin Mussel (Hyriopsis bialatus)

Shark Fin Mussel (Hyriopsis bialatus)

23 December 2018

The freshwater Shark Fin Mussel (Hyriopsis bialatus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Shark Tooth Clam, Sailfin Clam, Pearl Mussel, Shark Tooth Mussel, or Shark Fin Shell is native to Southeast Asia and most frequently found in the sandy river bottoms of Thailand, Cambodia, and the Malay Peninsula. In Thailand, Hyriopsis bialata is aquacultured […]

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Redtail Catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus)

Redtail Catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus)

20 December 2018

The South American Redtail Catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts simply as the “Red Tail Cat“, Cajaro, or Pirarara is native to the Amazon, Essequibo, and Orinoco river basins in South America.   It is collected as juveniles for the aquarium trade from the larger rivers, streams, lakes, and flooded forest throughout Bolivia, […]

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Debauwi Catfish (Pareutropius debauwi)

Debauwi Catfish (Pareutropius debauwi)

19 December 2018

Debauwi Catfish (Pareutropius debauwi) commonly known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as African Glass Catfish, Dwarf Pangasius, or Striped African Glass Catfish are native to the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, and Gabon, Africa. Debauwi Catfish are a small, shy, active, schooling species that are commonly […]

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Madagascan Rainbowfish (Bedotia Madagascariensis) female

Madagascar Rainbow Fish (Bedotia madagascarensis)

09 December 2018

The Madagascar Rainbow Fish (Bedotia madagascarensis) in found in the clear, flowing streams and waterways on the African island nation of Madagascar north of of Manambalo Creek and the middle and upper Ivoloina River. Madagascar Rainbow Fish are collected from the small streams and lower stretches of rivers that drain into the coastal lagoons and […]

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Orange Laser Cory (Corydoras aeneus) pair

Orange Laser Cory (Corydoras aeneus)

02 December 2018

The Orange Laser Cory (Corydoras aeneus) (CW 010) is a peaceful Peruvian species that is also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Gold Laser Cory, Orange Stripe Cory, or Peru Orange Stripe Cory. Orange Laser Coryadoras are found in the upper Amazonian rain forests of eastern Peru in the Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali, […]

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Moina (Moina macrocopa)

Moina (Moina macrocopa)

22 November 2018

Moina (Moina macrocopa) is a common freshwater crustacean generically known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the water flea.   They are found to some degree in all parts of America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and almost every continent on earth. Moina macrocopa are commonly found in stagnant or very slow moving water that contains large amounts […]

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Tubifex Worms (Tubifex tubifex)

Tubifex Worms (Tubifex tubifex)

18 November 2018

Tubifex Worms (Tubifex tubifex) also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Sludge Worms or Sewage Worms are a segmented worm species found in the the bottom sediments of rivers, lakes, sewer lines and discharge outlets worldwide. Of the 16 known species of Tubifex in the genus below,  Tubifex tubifex is the most commercially raised: […]

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Microworms (Panagrellus redivivus)

12 November 2018

Microworms (Panagrellus redivivus) are actually small, round, free living nematodes, that are easy to grow, easy to collect and make a great food for tiny tropical fish and baby fry. Traditionally, newly hatched brine shrimp nauplii have been used almost exclusively by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the initial food for fry however, they die […]

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Daphnia pulex

Daphnia (Daphnia pulex)

27 October 2018

Daphnia (Daphnia pulex) is the most common freshwater species known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Water Fleas, Moina, or Water Bugs. They inhabit almost every slow moving, nutrient rich body of water as plankton in open water lakes, living mainly in the upper portion of the water column near the algae rich surface, or […]

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Female Daphnia (Daphnia Magna)

Daphnia (Daphnia Magna)

26 October 2018

Daphnia (Daphnia Magna) are known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Water Bugs or Water Fleas and make an excellent live freshwater food source that can be collected from farm ponds, acidic swamps, or easily cultured in your home. Daphnia Magna are small plankton like crustaceans that are found in South America and throughout the northern […]

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Brine shrimp (Artemia salina)

Brine Shrimp (Artemia)

24 October 2018

Brine Shrimp (Artemia) also known as Sea-Monkeys, is a prehistoric genus of aquatic crustaceans commonly used by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts the world over as a food source for adult tropical fish and their fry. Brine Shrimp are found in inland saltwater lakes with high salinities up to 25%, which for the most part protects […]

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Vinegar Eels (Tubatrix aceti)

24 October 2018

Vinegar Eels (Tubatrix aceti) are harmless, non parasitic nematodes, that many tropical fish keeping breeders feed to smaller fry when larger microworms and baby brine shrimp or smaller infusoria cannot be used. Many tropical fish keeping enthusiasts prefer feeding vinegar eels to smaller fry instead of microworms because of their ability to live in freshwater […]

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White Worms (Enchytraeus albidus)

White Worms (Enchytraeus albidus)

23 October 2018

White Worms (Enchytraeus albidus) are are very easy to raise when kept in the right conditions and make an excellent live food source for a variety of carnivorous tropical fish species. White worms are relatives of the common earthworm.   They are white, seldom grow over 1″ in length, are free of parasites, are high in […]

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White Worm Culture

Live Foods For Killifish

27 September 2018

Killifish and many other carnivores in their natural environment feed on live foods like small crustaceans, worms, a variety of insects, and insect larvae.    Although a few species of killifish include algae into their diets, the majority of killifish kept by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts are carnivores that require live foods to keep them healthy […]

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Red Striped Killifish (Aphyosemion striatum)

Red Striped Killifish (Aphyosemion striatum)

03 September 2018

The Red Striped Killifish (Aphyosemion striatum) is found locally between the lower Mitmele River, in Equatorial Guinea and the lower Ogooué basin in Gabon, including the Mbei, Komo,and Gabon watersheds in western Africa, and is regarded as a good “beginners Killie” by many tropical fish keeping enthusiasts. The Red Striped Killifish inhabits the freshwater swamps […]

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Clown Killifish (Pseudepiplatys annulatus)

Clown Killifish (Pseudepiplatys annulatus)

03 September 2018

The Clown Killifish (Pseudepiplatys annulatus) also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Rocket Killie, Banded Panchax, or Clown Killie is a miniature non-annual species found in the slow moving streams in the swamps, savannas, and tropical rain forests of southern Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone,in West Africa. In the wild, Pseudepiplatys annulatus or […]

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Lyretail Killie (Aphyosemion australe)

Lyretail Killi (Aphyosemion australe)

02 September 2018

The Lyretail Killi (Aphyosemion australe) is a non-annual killifish known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Golden Lyretail or Lyretail Panchax and is found along the Atlantic coastline of Central Africa from Cape Lopesz, near the mouth of the Ogooué River, Gabon south, throughout the lowland areas of Africa. This species of Lyretail Killi […]

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