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Ancistrus sp

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Ancistrus sp

Ancistrus sp is a genus of freshwater tropical fish in the family Loricariidae of order Siluriformes. Native the fish coming from the Amazon River basin, the Negro, lower Trombetas, Tefé, Madeira and Tapajós River basins. Ancistrus is one of most common fish kept by aquarists as good algae-eater, tolerant to a wide range of water conditions, and compatible with most other freshwater tropical fish. The fish are omnivore species that needs a lot of algae based food and ...

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Chromobotia macracanthus (Bleeker, 1852)

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Chromobotia macracanthus (Bleeker, 1852)

 

 Chromobotia macracanthus  is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Cobitidae family. It is the sole member of the Chromobotia genus. Clown loaches are native to the islands of Sumatra and Borneo in Indonesia. A harmless, very active and sociable fish, clown loaches are best kept in groups of 3-4 or more as excellent community tank fish. 

Latin name Chromobotia macracanthus
Size 7 to 15 inches (15 to 30 cm)
Difficulty Moderate
Water Temperature
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Corydoras Melini – Lönnberg & Rendahl, 1930

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Corydoras Melini – Lönnberg & Rendahl, 1930
Corydoras metae
Copyright © Andrzej Ostropolski 2010
Corydoras Melini is a species of catfish belonging to the genus Corydoras, of the Family Callichthyidae, and originates from the Rio Negro and the Rio Meta.  The fish prefers  water with pH range 7.0 – 7.5, although they will tolerate a range of water conditions. Sandy substrate is best in order to prevent damage to ...
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Paracheirodon axelrodi (Shultz, 1956)

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Paracheirodon axelrodi (Shultz, 1956)

 The “Cardinal Tetra” is one of the most popular and most desired fish in a tropical freshwater tank, because of its awesome coloration. However, keeping these fish requires certain knowledge.  The Paracheirodon axelrodi is a freshwater fish of the Characin family of order Characiformes. It is native to the upper Orinoco and Negro rivers in South America. Growing to about 3 cm (1.25 in) total length, the cardinal tetra has the striking iridescent blue line characteristic of the Paracheirodon species laterally bisecting the fish, ...

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Thayeria Boehlkei (Weitzman, 1957)

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Thayeria Boehlkei (Weitzman, 1957)

The Thayeria Boehlkei is a species of Characidae fish endemic to the Amazon River basin and Araguaia River in Peru and Brazil. Popular with aquarium hobbyists where it is traded under a variety of common names including Blackline Penguinfish, Blackline Thayeria, Hockey-stick Tetra, Penguin Fish and Penguin Tetra. 

Latin name Thayeria Boehlkei
Size Up to 2.36 inches (6 cm)
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