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Guppies – Poecilia reticulata

The Guppy, Poecilia reticulata, also known as millions fish, is without doubt the prettiest of all freshwater fishes. Wild guppies were discovered by Robert John Lechmere Guppy in Trinidad in 1866. Today, human-bred guppies, i.e. fancy guppies are very popular in freshwater aquariums. Within this species there are many color strains and no two fishes […]

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Betta splendens – Siamese Fighting Fish

The Betta, Betta splendens, formerly known as Siamese Fighting Fish,  forms part of the family of the Osphronemidae and has an organ called the Labyrinth which allow it to breathe air directly.  The wild betta originates from Thailand and some regions of South East Asia and are found in swamps and rice paddies. Wild bettas […]

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Angelfish – Pterophyllum scalare

The Angelfish, Pterophyllum scalare is one fish everyone recognizes at the first glance. It is a cichlid that originates from the Amazon Basin was first talked about by Lichtenstein in 1824. Angelfish are normally peaceful fish but they are cichlids and can become very territorial during breeding time. They will protect their breeding site quite […]

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Bristlenose catfish – Ancistrus dolichopterus – L183

The Bristlenose catfish(Ancistrus dolichopterus – L183) originates from fast flowing rivers of the Amazon. This fish is peaceful towards other tank mates(including corydoras) but needs plenty of room and hiding places. They may become aggressive towards their own kind in small tanks. A good filtration is also necessary as this fish produces a lot of […]

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Zebra Danio | Leopard Danio – Danio rerio

Danios are cyprinids, originating from India and some neighboring countries. Zebra Danios(Danio rerio, also called zebrafish) have horizontal stripes while Leopard Danios(Danio rerio var Frankei) are spotted. Both the Zebra Danio and the Leopard Danio are similar fish which can be considered to have the same characteristics. They are schooling fish should be kept in […]

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White Cloud Mountain Minnow -Tanichthys albonubes

The White Cloud Mountain Minnow(Tanichthys albonubes) is a hardy and excellent beginner fish. Being a member of the cyprinidae family, this fish is very active, and loves swimming in the filter’s currents. It is not strictly a tropical fish and is quite happy in an unheated tank. Lifetime The White Cloud Mountain Minnow typically lives […]

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Black Ghost Knife Fish – Apteronotus albifrons

The black ghost knifefish(Apteronotus albifrons) is a member of the Apteronotidae family and originates from the Amazon Basin in South America.  It is a timid and nocturnal fish but only one specimen of that fish should be housed when kept in smaller aquaria. In larger tanks, more than one black ghost knifefish may be kept […]

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Kribensis – Pelvicachromis pulcher

The kribensis (Pelvicachromis pulcher), or krib, is a hardy fish that originates from western Africa. Well kept kribs have a beautiful coloration, especially during breeding – Kribs may not have all their lovely colors when you’re buying them in pet shops. Lifetime Adults live to about 4-5 years. Size These fish get to 10cm(4″) long […]

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