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  • Live Rock Critter ID

    Live Rock Critter ID

    Live Rock Critter Identification

    Live Rock and the various creatures on it was the single biggest pull for me to try out a reef aquarium after owning several freshwater setups. The amazing diversity of life in a marine tank and the factor of "not knowing" what it is that is living in there is something that can't be replicated by your standard tropical freshwaters. Whether to mark pests for removal or out of scientific interest, this guide to identifying some of the more common hitchhikers on yo
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  • AAA Mk2 Contents of fish section N-Z - Common & Scientific names

    AAA Mk2 Contents of fish section N-Z - Common & Scientific names

    Nannostomus beckfordi Gold line Pencilfish/ Beckford's pencil fish, Gold pencil fish, Golden pencil fish 5.0 - 8.0 21 - 27c Article
    Nannostomus eques Hockeystick Pencilfish/ Brown/Rocket/Brown-tailed/Diptail/Tubemouth pencilfish/ Poeciliobrycon eques/ Poeciliobrycon auratus/ Nannobrycon 4.5 - 7.5 22 - 28c Article
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  • AAA Contents of fish section N-Z - Common & Scientific names

    AAA Contents of fish section N-Z - Common & Scientific names

    Nannostomus beckfordi Gold line Pencilfish/ Beckford's pencil fish, Gold pencil fish, Golden pencil fish 5.0 - 8.0 21 - 27c Article
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  • Notesthes robusta - Bullrout

    Notesthes robusta - Bullrout

    Bullrout Notesthes robusta


    Photo thanks to murrayman85

    Temperature:
    pH Level: 7.0 - 8.0
    General Hardness: Moderate
    Max. Size: 30cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 30cm
    Tank Size: 4X1.5X1.5
    Feeding: Usually will take any high protein pellets, live and frozen meaty foods. Can be difficult/impossible to wean.
    Temperament: Aggressive as they mature.

    About: Native to NSW and Southern Queensland, Bullrout or freshwater...
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  • Butis butis - Crazy Fish

    Butis butis - Crazy Fish

    Crazy Fish Butis butis


    Photo thanks to Capitan Primero

    Temperature: 20 - 27c
    pH Level: 7.0 - 8.2
    General Hardness: Moderate - Hard
    Max. Size: 13cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 13cm
    Tank Size: 3x1.5x1.5
    Feeding: Carnivore, preference for live or frozen food, can be difficult to wean onto pellets.
    Temperament: Generally Peaceful but will eat smaller fish.

    About: Butis are known as Crazy Fish because they...
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  • Neoceratodus fosteri - Australian Lungfish

    Neoceratodus fosteri - Australian Lungfish

    Australian Lungfish Neoceratodus fosteri


    Picture thanks to Neil Armstrong & Dave Wilson, Aquagreen

    Temperature: 10 - 30c
    pH Level: 6 - 8
    General Hardness: hard
    Max. Size: 1.5m
    Realistic Max. Size: 1 Meter +
    Tank Size: 6x2x2
    Feeding: Worms, Shrimp, snails, beef heart, etc.
    Temperament: Peaceful though sometimes nippy and will eat small fish.

    About: Wow, where to start? These ancient fish have been...
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  • Periophthalmus argentilineatus - Mudskipper

    Periophthalmus argentilineatus - Mudskipper

    Mudskipper Periophthalmus argentilineatus


    Photo thanks to Kenshin

    Temperature: 25 - 30c
    pH Level: 7.0 - 8.5
    General Hardness: Hard
    Max. Size: 18cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 12 15cm
    Tank Size: Because they are territorial and require water and land I would say 4x2x1.5
    Feeding: Will eat anything that will fit in its gob
    Temperament: Territorial

    About: In nature these brackish oddballs are truly fascinating;...
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  • Maquaria ambigua - Golden Perch

    Maquaria ambigua - Golden Perch

    Golden Perch Maquaria ambigua


    Temperature: 10 - 27c
    pH: 6.8 - 8.0
    General Hardness: Moderate
    Max. Size: 76cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 50cm
    Tank Size: 4X2X2+
    Feeding: Carnivore, not fussy but appreciates smaller live foods.
    Temperament: Usually aggressive.

    About: Not a popular aquarium species but another hardy native that soon becomes a very responsive pet. Golden Perch should be kept alone as they are generally quite...
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  • Arius leptaspis - Salmontail Catfish

    Arius leptaspis - Salmontail Catfish

    Salmontail Catfish Arius leptaspis


    Photo thanks to Kitiara


    Photo thanks to Kitiara

    Temperature: 20 - 30c
    pH: 6.5 - 8.0
    General Hardness: Moderate - Hard
    Max. Size: 80cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 60 70cm
    Tank Size: 6X2X2+
    Feeding: Feed at bottom of tank meaty foods with some vegetable matter. Will accept large sinking pellets.
    Temperament: Predatory to smaller fish, fine with similar size fish. ...
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  • Maquaria novemaculeata - Australian Bass

    Maquaria novemaculeata - Australian Bass

    Australian Bass Maquaria novemaculeata


    Photo thanks to Blazar85

    Temperature: 12 - 26c
    pH Level: 7.0 - 8.0
    General Hardness: Moderate
    Max. Size: 65cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 45cm
    Tank Size: 5X2X2+
    Feeding: Carnivore that readily accepts most suitable foods. High protein pellets, frozen and live food, etc.
    Temperament: Will eat small tank mates, is otherwise fine with same size fish given a big enough tank. ...
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  • Live Rock Critter ID
    by deL
    Live Rock Critter Identification

    Live Rock and the various creatures on it was the single biggest pull for me to try out a reef aquarium after owning several freshwater setups. The amazing diversity of life in a marine tank and the factor of "not knowing" what it is that is living in there is something that can't be replicated by your standard tropical freshwaters. Whether to mark pests for removal or out of scientific interest, this guide to identifying some of the more common hitchhikers on yo
    ...
    16-03-15, 04:25 PM
  • AAA Mk2 Contents of fish section N-Z - Common & Scientific names
    by SOLOMON
    Nannostomus beckfordi Gold line Pencilfish/ Beckford's pencil fish, Gold pencil fish, Golden pencil fish 5.0 - 8.0 21 - 27c Article
    Nannostomus eques Hockeystick Pencilfish/ Brown/Rocket/Brown-tailed/Diptail/Tubemouth pencilfish/ Poeciliobrycon eques/ Poeciliobrycon auratus/ Nannobrycon 4.5 - 7.5 22 - 28c Article
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    13-02-15, 12:01 PM
  • Mk2 AAA Contents of fish section N-Z - Common & Scientific names
    by SOLOMON
    13-02-15, 11:12 AM
  • AAA Contents of fish section N-Z - Common & Scientific names
    by DiscusEden
    Nannostomus beckfordi Gold line Pencilfish/ Beckford's pencil fish, Gold pencil fish, Golden pencil fish 5.0 - 8.0 21 - 27c Article
    ...
    12-02-15, 04:23 PM
  • Notesthes robusta - Bullrout
    by DiscusEden
    Bullrout Notesthes robusta


    Photo thanks to murrayman85

    Temperature:
    pH Level: 7.0 - 8.0
    General Hardness: Moderate
    Max. Size: 30cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 30cm
    Tank Size: 4X1.5X1.5
    Feeding: Usually will take any high protein pellets, live and frozen meaty foods. Can be difficult/impossible to wean.
    Temperament: Aggressive as they mature.

    About: Native to NSW and Southern Queensland, Bullrout or freshwater...
    11-02-15, 07:39 PM
  • Butis butis - Crazy Fish
    by DiscusEden
    Crazy Fish Butis butis


    Photo thanks to Capitan Primero

    Temperature: 20 - 27c
    pH Level: 7.0 - 8.2
    General Hardness: Moderate - Hard
    Max. Size: 13cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 13cm
    Tank Size: 3x1.5x1.5
    Feeding: Carnivore, preference for live or frozen food, can be difficult to wean onto pellets.
    Temperament: Generally Peaceful but will eat smaller fish.

    About: Butis are known as Crazy Fish because they...
    11-02-15, 07:13 PM
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