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Convict Cichlid (Archocentrus nigrofasciatus)

Convict Cichlid (Archocentrus nigrofasciatus)

Kribensis (Pelvicachromis pulcher)

Kribensis (Pelvicachromis pulcher)

Burton's Mouthbrooder (Astatotilapia burtoni)

Burton’s Mouthbrooder (Astatotilapia burtoni)

African Butterfly Cichlid (Anomalochromis thomasi)

African Butterfly Cichlid (Anomalochromis thomasi)

Spotted Sleeper Goby (Eleotris picta)

Spotted Sleeper Goby (Eleotris picta)

Black Spotted Eel (Mastacembelus dayi)

Black Spotted Eel (Mastacembelus dayi)

Rhino Pleco (Pterygoplichthys scrophus)

Rhino Pleco (Pterygoplichthys scrophus)

Red Devil Pleco (Pseudacanthicus pirarara)

Red Devil Pleco (Pseudacanthicus pirarara) L025

Julidochromis regani Kipili group

Convict Julie (Julidochromis regani)

Blue Gularis Killifish (Fundulopanchax sjoestedti)

Acquiring Killifish For The Home Aquarium

Blue Gularis Killifish (Fundulopanchax sjoestedti)

Killifish

Blue Gularis Killifish (Fundulopanchax sjoestedti)

Blue Gularis Killifish (Fundulopanchax sjoestedti)

Common Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus)

Common Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus)

Black Oranda Goldfish (Carassius auratus)

Oranda Goldfish (Carassius auratus)

Miniature Nannostomus (Nannostomus anduzei)

Bubble Eye Goldfish (Carassius auratus)

Bubble Eye Goldfish (Carassius auratus)

Elegant Pencilfish (Nannostomus limatus)

Elegant Pencilfish (Nannostomus limatus)

Gold Rabbit Snail (Tylomelania gennifera)

Rabbit Snails (Tylomelania sp.)

Japanese Trapdoor Snail (Bellamya chinensis)

Japanese Trapdoor Snail (Bellamya chinensis)

Giant Ramshorn Snail (Marisa cornuarietis)

Giant Ramshorn Snail (Marisa cornuarietis)

22 November 2016

The Giant Ramshorn Snail (Marisa cornuarietis) also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Columbian Ramshorn Snail, is a relatively large species in the family Ampullaridae that is native to northern South America and Central America. In addition to being native to Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and […]

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Ramshorn Snail (Planorbidae)

Ramshorn Snail (Planorbidae)

21 November 2016

Ramshorn Snails (Planorbids) also known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Ram’s Horn Snails, Wheel Snails, Ear Snails, Red Ramshorns, and Brown Ramshorn are in a family of air breathing freshwater snails that have planispiral (coiled flat) shells. Although most aquarium Ramshorn Snail species are in the Planorbidae family, one species, the Giant Ramshorn Snail […]

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Mystery Snail (Pomacea Diffusa)

Mystery Snails – (Pomacea Diffusa)

20 November 2016

Mystery Snails (Pomacea Diffusa) are a common freshwater snail found in the Amazon River system throughout Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Peru .   Depending on their size and shell colors, they are also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Spike Topped Apple Snail, Golden Mystery Snail, Apple Snail, Golden Apple Snail, Ivory Snail, etc. […]

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Nerite Snails (Neritina natalensis)

Nerite Snails (Neritina natalensis)

18 November 2016

Nerite Snails (Neritina natalensis) are a species of aquatic gastropod mollusks that are endemic to Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, and Tanzania; specifically the coastal plains of East Africa.    They are prized by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts for their attractive shell designs and their efficient scavenging of uneaten foods and algae in the aquarium. […]

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Festivum Cichlid (Mesonauta festivus, Cichlasoma festivum)

Festivum (Mesonauta festivus, Cichlasoma festivum)

23 October 2016

Festivum (Mesonauta festivus, Cichlasoma festivum) also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Flag Cichlids or Barred Cichlids, are found throughout much of the river drainages of northern South America. They have been collected from the Rio Tapajós, Rio Jamari, Rio Madre de Dios, Rio Guaporé, Rio Mamoré, Rio Paraguay and Rio Paraná in Venezuela, […]

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Coral Red Pencilfish (Nannostomus mortenthaleri)

Coral Red Pencilfish (Nannostomus mortenthaleri)

23 October 2016

The Coral Red Pencilfish (Nannostomus mortenthaleri) is endemic to the Nanay Basin in Loreto Department, Peru (specifically in a small tributary of the Rio Nanay, at the village of Alvarenga, Loreto, Province of Maynas) and a little west in the Río Tigre system.   Tropical fish keeping enthusiasts also know Nannostomus mortenthaleri as the Red Arc […]

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Kribensis Cichlid pair (Pelvicachromis pulcher)

Kribensis Cichlid (Pelvicachromis pulcher)

22 October 2016

The Kribensis Cichlid (Pelvicachromis pulcher) is a popular African cichlid that is endemic to Nigeria and Cameroon.   It is also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as kribensis, krib, common krib, red krib, super red krib, rainbow krib, rainbow cichlid, and purple cichlid. The Kribensis Cichlid can be found in fast moving waters, but it […]

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Two Stripe Pencilfish (Nannostomus digrammus)

Twostripe Pencilfish (Nannostomus digrammus)

18 September 2016

Two Stripe Pencilfish (Nannostomus digrammus) are native to the Branco, Madeira, Trombetas, and Tapajós river drainage in the central Amazon basin in Brazil, and the Rupununi basin in Guyana.    In recent years, similar specimens with an additional thin dark stripe on the lower part of the body were exported from Columbia to Peru which were […]

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Golden Pencilfish (Nannostomus beckfordi)

Golden Pencilfish (Nannostomus beckfordi)

03 September 2016

The Golden Pencilfish (Nannostomus beckfordi) is also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Beckford’s Pencilfish or Brown Pencilfish. The Golden Pencilfish has a long, elongated body that is gold with a silvery band along the middle of the flanks, bordered above by a reddish band, and below by a blackish band with a cream […]

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Barred Espei Pencilfish (Nannostomus espei)

Barred Espei Pencilfish (Nannostomus espei)

30 August 2016

The Barred Espei Pencilfish (Nannostomus espei) is also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Espei’s Pencilfish, Four-Barred Pencilfish, or Banded Pencilfish and is endemic to the Mazaruni River system in Guyana, from the Peaima to Tiboku waterfalls, including many of its tributaries such as the Kurupung, Eping, and Tabuba.   There are also unconfirmed occurrences […]

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Lohachata Botia Loach (Botia lohachata)

Lohachata Botia Loach (Botia lohachata)

24 July 2016

The Lohachata Botia Loach (Botia lohachata) is also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Yoyo Loach, Almorha Loach, Pakistani Loach, Reticulated Loach, and Y-Loach. Because only a single juvenile specimen was used to originally describe Botia lohachata, the validity of the species has never been fully resolved.   Grant in 2007 considered it as […]

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Featherfin Rainbow (Iriatherina werneri)

Featherfin Rainbow (Iriatherina werneri)

11 July 2016

The Featherfin Rainbow (Iriatherina werneri) also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Threadfin Rainbow is found between Merauke and the mouth of the Fly River in Papua New Guinea, and Lakes Kala and Bosset.  In Australia, they are found in the numerous river basins of the Cape York Peninsula, Queensland state and in […]

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Dwarf African Frog (Hymenochirus boettgeri)

Congo Dwarf Clawed Frog (Hymenochirus boettgeri)

04 July 2016

The Congo Dwarf Clawed Frog (Hymenochirus boettgeri) is by far the most common species of aquatic frog sold to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts in the pet trade.   They are distributed throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Cameroon, and Nigeria. The Hymenochirus genus contains two species (Hymenochirus boettgeri and Hymenochirus curtipes) and possibly a […]

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Western Clawed Frog (Xenopus tropicalis)

Western Clawed Frog (Xenopus tropicalis)

04 July 2016

The Western Clawed Frog (Xenopus tropicalis) also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Tropical Clawed Frog inhabits the tropical and subtropical rain forests of Western Africa from Senegal to Cameroon and eastern Zaire where it inhabits slow moving rivers, streams, swamps, freshwater lakes, marshes, ponds, canals, and ditches throughout their range. They have […]

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African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)

African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis)

03 July 2016

The African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis) is also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Xenopus, African Clawed Toad, or African Claw Toed frog and is the only amphibian that actually has claws.   It is found in Nigeria, and from Sudan to South Africa where they are plentiful in the rivers and ponds within […]

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African Dwarf Frogs (Hymenochirus curtipes)

Dwarf African Frog (Hymenochirus curtipes)

02 July 2016

The Dwarf African Frog (Hymenochirus curtipes) is a true aquatic species that many tropical fish keeping enthusiasts find a delightful addition to community aquariums.  They are native to the Congo region of Africa where they are found along the bottoms of shallow rivers, creeks, and ponds where they scavenge around the mud and leaf litter […]

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Long Nosed Distichodus (Distichodus Lusosso)

Long Nosed Distichodus (Distichodus Lusosso)

26 June 2016

The Long Nosed Distichodus (Distichodus Lusosso) also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Long Snout Distichodus, is a seldom seen species that originates from Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Juveniles are frequently misidentified and sold as the more common Six Banded Distichodus (Distichodus sexfasciatus) which is found in […]

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Chinese High High Fin Banded Shark (Myxocyprinus asiaticus)

Chinese High Fin Banded Shark (Myxocyprinus asiaticus)

26 June 2016

The Chinese High Fin Banded Shark (Myxocyprinus asiaticus) is also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Chinese Banded Shark, Chinese Sailfin Sucker, Banded Loach, High Fin Loach, Sailfin Sucker, Topsail Sucker, Asian Sucker, Chinese Sucker, Wimple Carp, Hilsa Herring, Asian Zebra High Fin Shark, Chinese Emperor, Siamese Sucker, Chinese Banded Shark , and […]

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Electric Blue Jack Dempsey (Cichlasoma octofasciatum)

Electric Blue Jack Dempsey (Cichlasoma octofasciatum)

15 May 2016

The Electric Blue Jack Dempsey (Cichlasoma octofasciatum) also known scientifically as Archocentrus octofasciatus, Nandopsis octofasciatum, or Rocio octofasciata is found in northern and Central America from the Papaloapan River in southern Mexico to the Ulua River in Honduras. Although it has become somewhat more common in tropical fish keeping shops, it is a somewhat rare […]

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Endler's Livebearer (Poecilia wingei)

Endler’s Livebearer (Poecilia wingei) a.k.a. Endler’s Guppy

10 April 2016

The Endler’s Livebearer (Poecilia wingei) is believed to be endemic to two coastal lagoons in northeast Venezuela but was originally discovered by Franklyn F. Bond in 1937 and later rediscovered by Professor John A. Endler in Laguna de Patos, Cumana. Laguna de Patos was originally a brackish water lake that was cut off from the […]

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