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  • Cleithracara maronii - Keyhole cichlid

    Cleithracara maronii - Keyhole cichlid


    Photo thanks to Odontodactylus


    Photo thanks to Jim 2040

    Name:
    Scientific name: Cleithracara maronii
    Common name: Keyhole cichlid
    AKA: Acara maronii/ Aequidens maronii

    Country of origin: South America – Guyana, Venezuala
    pH: 4.0 – 7.5
    Temperature: 22 - 25c
    Hardness: 36 - 268 dGH
    Water flow: low - standard
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: Males 11cm, females 7.5cm ...
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  • Chlamydogobius japalpa - Finke Goby, a small fish from the oldest river on the planet.

    Finke Goby Chlamydogobius japalpa
    Care Sheet



    Introduction A care sheet is to help you keep and breed your small gobies to be able to keep them going and have spares to give to your friends. The Finke Goby is on the Northern Territory threatened species list as vulnerable because of its restricted distribution. It is restricted to the Finke River near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. The brood stock were collected under the provisions of a NT ...
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  • Chromobotia macracanthus - Clown loach

    Chromobotia macracanthus - Clown loach


    Photo thanks to Aquasaur

    Name:
    Scientific name: Chromobotia macracanthus
    Common name: Clown loach
    AKA: Tiger botia/ Cobitis macracanthus/ Botia macracanthus/ Botia macracatha

    Country of origin: South-East Asia - Malay peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra

    pH: 6.5 – 7.0
    Temperature: 25 - 30c
    Hardness: 5 - 12 dGH
    Water flow: standard - high
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: 40 cm (although...
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  • Chilotilapia rhoadesii - Malawi Bream

    Chilotilapia rhoadesii - Malawi Bream

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Chilotilapia rhoadesii
    Common name: Malawi Bream
    AKA: Rhoadesii Cichlid/ Bream

    Country of origin: Africa – Lake Malawi

    pH: 7.8 – 8.2
    Temperature: 25 - 28c
    Hardness: dGH
    Water flow: low - standard
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: 33cm

    Diet: They eat live, frozen & sinking pellet foods – they are carnivores, feeding on snails in their...
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  • Chilodus punctatus - Spotted headstander

    Chilodus punctatus - Spotted headstander

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Chilodus punctatus
    Common name: Spotted headstander
    AKA: Checkered headstander/ Marble Headstander

    Country of origin: South America – Amazon, Guyana

    pH: 5.0 – 7.5
    Temperature: 20 - 28c
    Hardness: 0 - 10 dGH
    Water flow: low - standard
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: 8cm

    Diet: They eat live, frozen & sinking pellet foods – they are...
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  • Chanda nama - Elongate Glass Perch

    Chanda nama - Elongate Glass Perch

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Chanda nama
    Common name: Elongate Glass Perch
    AKA: Chanda, Channa, Elongated glassfish, Elongate glassy perchlet, Perchlet, Ambassis indica, Ambassis oblonga, Chanda bogoda, Chanda phula, Equula ovata

    Country of origin: Asia – India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

    pH:
    Temperature: c
    Hardness: dGH
    Water flow: standard
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum...
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  • Chalinochromis spp. - Lake Tanganyika Cichlid

    Chalinochromis spp. - Lake Tanganyika Cichlid

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Chalinochromis spp.
    Common name: Lake Tanganyika Cichlid
    AKA: Tang

    Country of origin: Africa – Lake Tanganyika

    pH: 8.0 – 9.0
    Temperature: 24 – 28c
    Hardness: 9 – 19 dGH
    Water flow: standard
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: Varies according to species

    Diet:

    Breeding: Males about 2.5 cm larger than females, otherwise no ma...
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  • Chalinochromis brichardi - Masked brichardi

    Chalinochromis brichardi - Masked brichardi

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Chalinochromis brichardi
    Common name: Masked brichardi
    AKA: Black Mask/ Brichard’s Chalinochromis/ Lake Tanganyika Cichlid/ Tang

    Country of origin: Africa – Lake Tanganyika

    pH: 8.0 – 9.0
    Temperature: 24 – 27c
    Hardness: 9 – 19 dGH
    Water flow: standard
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: 14 cm

    Diet: They will eat live, frozen, flake or...
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  • Carassius auratus auratus - Goldfish

    Carassius auratus auratus - Goldfish


    Photo thanks to Aquasaur

    Name:
    Scientific name: Carassius auratus auratus
    Common name: Goldfish
    AKA:

    Country of origin: East Asia

    pH: 6.0 – 8.0
    Temperature: 18 - 25c for fancy varieties, coldwater possible for tougher varieties
    Hardness: 5 – 19 dGH
    Water flow: low - standard
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: 30 cm

    Diet: They will eat live, frozen, flake or pellet...
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  • Campylomormyrus rhynchophorus - Double nose elephant nose

    Campylomormyrus rhynchophorus - Double nose elephant nose

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Campylomormyrus rhynchophorus
    Common name: Double nose elephant nose
    AKA: Elephant nose/ Head elephant/ Double trunk elephant nose

    Country of origin: Central Africa – Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo

    pH: 5.0 -
    Temperature: 22 - 24c
    Hardness:
    Water flow: standard
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: 22 cm

    Diet: They will...
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    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
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    Photo thanks to Capitan Primero

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    Realistic Max. Size: 13cm
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