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Skunk Cory Cat (Corydoras arcuatus)

Skunk Cory Cat (Corydoras arcuatus)

Skunk Cory Cat (Corydoras arcuatus) is native to the Rio Unini, a whitewater area of the Rio Negro River in Brazil,generally considered to occur throughout the upper Amazon region in Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia. The Skunk Cory is also known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts in the aquarium trade as the Arched Cory or Sands’ […]

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Palespotted Cory Cat (Corydoras gossei)

Palespotted Cory Cat (Corydoras gossei)

Palespotted Cory Cats (Corydoras gossei) are a peaceful Brazilian species of catfish found in smaller river tributaries of the Rio Mamore watershed and the Rio Rondonia. The Palespotted Cory is sometimes called the Smokey Cory by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts which probably comes from the greyish color that the species posses on the upper half […]

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Synodontis Angelicus Catfish (Synodontis angelicus)

Synodontis Angelicus Catfish (Synodontis angelicus)

The Synodontis Angelicus Catfish (Synodontis angelicus) is a species of upside-down catfish that tropical fish keeping enthusiasts also refer to as the Angel Catfish, Angelicus Cat, Black Clown Catfish, Polka-dot African catfish or Angel Squeaker.  It is in the “naked catfish” group and may also be known as S. robianus, S. tholloni, S. werneri, and […]

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Tiger Shovelnose Catfish (Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum)

Tiger Shovelnose Catfish (Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum)

The Tiger Shovelnose Catfish (Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum) also known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Tiger Catfish, is found in various rivers and tributaries in South America.  It prefers deeper waters in the main river channels but can be found in lakes, flooded forests and other freshwater areas. The Tiger Shovelnose Catfish is long and […]

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Synodontis Ocellifer Catfish (Synodontis ocellifer)

Synodontis Ocellifer Catfish (Synodontis ocellifer)

The Synodontis Ocellifer Catfish (Synodontis ocellifer) hails from the Gambia River and various other river systems of Northern and Western Africa. They inhabit river basins from Senegal to Chad; more specifically the Senegal, Gambia, Volta, Chad, and Niger basins. The Synodontis Ocellifer is a handsome peaceful catfish that has a pale yellowish brown body with […]

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Columbian Shark (Arius jordani)

Columbian Shark (Arius jordani)

The Columbian Shark (Arius jordani) is also known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Black Fin Shark, Jordan’s Catfish, and the West American Cat Shark. The Columbian Shark is found in fresh and brackish waters from Mexico to Peru.  They inhabit tidal lagoons and estuaries throughout their range and can withstand a full marine […]

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Striped Raphael Catfish (Platydoras armatulus)

Striped Raphael Catfish (Platydoras armatulus)

  The Striped Raphael Catfish (Platydoras armatulus) is popular with tropical fish keeping enthusiasts and is commonly kept in community aquariums. The Striped Raphael Catfish is also known as the talking catfish, chocolate doradid, thorny catfish, chocolate catfish and Southern Striped Raphael catfish. It has a wide range and is commonly found in the Amazon, […]

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Pictus Catfish (Pimelodus pictus)

Pictus Catfish (Pimelodus pictus)

The Pictus Catfish (Pimelodus pictus) is a peaceful South American species that is native to the Amazon and Orinoco river basins. It has a pale to silvery gray body with a black spotted pattern throughout and extremely long barbels. Pictus Catfish have sharp serrated venomous spines on their dorsal and pectoral fins that always seem […]

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