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West African Mudskipper (Periophthalmus barbarus)

The West African Mudskipper (Periophthalmus barbarus)

Indian Mudskipper (Periophthalmus Septemradiatus)

Indian Mudskipper (Periophthalmus Septemradiatus)

Centipede Knife Fish (Steatogenys duidae)

Centipede Knife Fish (Steatogenys duidae)

Elephantnose Knifefish (Sternarchorhynchus oxyrhynchus)

Elephantnose Knifefish (Sternarchorhynchus oxyrhynchus)

Karnataka Barb (Sahyadria denisonii)

Karnataka Barb (Sahyadria denisonii)

Panda Garra (Garra flavatra)

Panda Garra (Garra flavatra)

Red Hook (Myloplus rubripinnis) School

Red Hook (Myloplus rubripinnis)

Silver Dollar (Metynnis argenteus)

Silver Dollar (Metynnis argenteus)

Silver Dollar (Metynnis hypsauchen)

Silver Dollar (Metynnis hypsauchen)

Leopard Bush Fish (Ctenopoma Acutirostre)

Leopard Bush Fish (Ctenopoma Acutirostre)

Astatotilapia Desfontainii

Astatotilapia Desfontainii

Astatotilapia flaviijosephi Dominant Male

Jordan Mouthbrooder (Astatotilapia flaviijosephi)

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)

Julidochromis regani Kipili group

Convict Julie (Julidochromis regani)

25 March 2017

The Convict Julie (Julidochromis regani) is a slender, torpedo shaped cichlid species that is endemic to Lake Tanganyika and found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Tanzania, and Zambia. Similar to Marliers Julie (Julidochromis Marlieri), the Convict Julie (Julidochromis regani) is a “dwarf cichlid” that is easy to breed and care for as […]

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Blue Gularis Killifish (Fundulopanchax sjoestedti)

Acquiring Killifish For The Home Aquarium

23 March 2017

Acquiring Killifish for the home aquarium can be a challenging proposition.   With only a few exceptions, most pet shops do not normally have a supply of  killifish, and those that do usually bring in Fundulopanchax gardneri, Aphyosemion australe, or Fundulopanchax sjoestedti. The more unusual and rarer species are seldom, if ever, found in tropical fish […]

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Blue Gularis Killifish (Fundulopanchax sjoestedti)

Killifish

22 February 2017

Killifish are a group of egg laying tooth carps that comprise over 1270 species from various families including Aplocheilidae, Cyprinodontidae, Fundulidae, Profundulidae, Valenciida, and Rivulidae.   Of the 1270 species discovered, about 350 of these are found within the equatorial belts throughout the world.   The largest family Rivulidae, contains over 320 of the known species. Although […]

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Blue Gularis Killifish (Fundulopanchax sjoestedti)

Blue Gularis Killifish (Fundulopanchax sjoestedti)

19 February 2017

The Blue Gularis Killifish (Fundulopanchax sjoestedti) is native to the water holes, streams, and marsh areas of Nigeria and Cameroon, Africa. Many tropical fish keeping enthusiasts regard the Blue Gularis Killifish as one of the best known and most sought after of all killifishes. Fundulopanchax sjoestedti is a large, colorful, semi aggressive, killifish that possesses […]

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Common Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus)

Common Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus)

12 February 2017

The Common Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus), also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Moonfish, Southern Platyfish, or Mickey Mouse Platy is native to North and Central America, but is also found in Belize and Central Mexico. Platys share similar habitats with, and are closely related to Green Swordtails, which they will readily interbreed with […]

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Black Oranda Goldfish (Carassius auratus)

Oranda Goldfish (Carassius auratus)

15 January 2017

Oranda Goldfish (Carassius auratus) are known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Holland Ironmask goldfish, Wen, Flower of the Water, or Fancy Oranda, and are arguably one of the most popular goldfish breeds in the world. Like all goldfish breeds, Orandas are descendants of a species of Central Asian (Siberian) wild carp known as the […]

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Miniature Nannostomus (Nannostomus anduzei)

22 December 2016

The Miniature Nannostomus (Nannostomus anduzei) also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Anduzi’s Naqnnostomus and Miniature Pencilfish, is found about 20 kilometers north of Puerto Ayacucho in Venezuela’s upper Orinoco river basin.   It has also been collected from one other area several hundred kilometers farther south in the rio Ererê  drainage, a minor tributary […]

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Bubble Eye Goldfish (Carassius auratus)

Bubble Eye Goldfish (Carassius auratus)

22 December 2016

Bubble Eye Goldfish (Carassius auratus) also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Water Bubble Eye Goldfish, are descendants of a species of Central Asian (Siberia) wild carp known as the Prussian Carp, Silver Prussian carp, or Gibel Carp (Carassius gibelio). Bubble Eye Goldfish are one of the more than 125 captive bred fancy […]

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Elegant Pencilfish (Nannostomus limatus)

Elegant Pencilfish (Nannostomus limatus)

21 December 2016

The Elegant Pencilfish (Nannostomus limatus) is a rare species of found in the Amazon River basin near Santarém, Brazil; specifically in Lake Mapiri and it’s tributaries. Along with two other new species, Nannostomus britskii and Nannostomus nitidus (which DNA analysis suggests is synonymous with Nannostomus limatus), the Elegant Pencilfish was first described from a collection […]

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Gold Rabbit Snail (Tylomelania gennifera)

Rabbit Snails (Tylomelania sp.)

24 November 2016

Rabbit Snails (Tylomelania sp.) are a genus of freshwater gastropods endemic to lakes Poso, Matano, Towuti, Lontoa, Mahalona, and Masapi on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Rabbit Snails are known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts by a variety of names including the Giant Sulawesi Snail, Orange Giant Sulawesi Snail, Golden Giant Sulawesi Snail,Mini Golden Rabbit […]

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Japanese Trapdoor Snail (Bellamya chinensis)

Japanese Trapdoor Snail (Bellamya chinensis)

23 November 2016

The Japanese Trapdoor Snail (Bellamya chinensis) is known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Chinese Mystery Snail, Black Snail, Trapdoor Snail, Japanese Mystery Snail, Black Japanese Trapdoor Snail, Asian Apple Snail, Rice Snail and Oriental Mystery Snail is actually classified as a “pond” snail that can survive in Northern climates and considered a problematic […]

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Assassin Snail (Clea helena)

Assassin Snail (Clea helena)

23 November 2016

Assassin Snails (Clea helena) are a colorful, carnivorous, freshwater species that is found throughout Southeast Asia; primarily Thailand, Malaysia, and (Lake Toba) the Indonesian island Sumatra. Assassin Snails are tolerant of a wide range of water conditions.  They are efficient opportunistic carnivores that as their name implies, feed on live prey and scavenged detritus. In their […]

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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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