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  • Nannostomus eques - Hockeystick Pencilfish

    Nannostomus eques - Hockeystick Pencilfish


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    Photo thanks to briztoon

    Name:
    Scientific name: Nannostomus eques
    Common name: Hockeystick Pencilfish
    AKA: Brown/Rocket/Brown-tailed/Diptail/Tubemouth pencilfish/ Poeciliobrycon eques/ Poeciliobrycon auratus/ Nannobrycon

    Country of origin:
    South America - Peru, Brazil, Columbia, Guyana

    pH: 4.5 - 7.5
    Temperature: 22 - 28c
    Hardness: 18 - 179 ppm
    Water ...
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  • Scaturiginichthys vermeilipinnis - red finned blue eye

    Scaturiginichthys vermeilipinnis - red finned blue eye

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Scaturiginichthys vermeilipinnis
    Common name: Red-finned Blue-eye
    AKA:

    Country of origin: Australia

    pH:
    Temperature: 7 - 28c
    Hardness:
    Water flow: standard
    Oxygenation: high

    Maximum size: 3cm.

    Diet: Their diet is not well known, but they are believed to be omnivores.

    Breeding: Males: red fins Females: clear fins ...
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  • Chlamydogobius eremius - Desert goby

    Chlamydogobius eremius - Desert goby


    Photo thanks to aquasaur

    Name:
    Scientific name: Chlamydogobius eremius
    Common name: Desert goby/ C. eremius ‘gold’/ Gold desert goby
    AKA:

    Country of origin: Australia – Northern Territory & South Australia

    pH: 6.8 – 9.0 – prefer 7.5 – 8.0
    Temperature: 3 - 43c – prefer 20 – 28c
    Hardness: 90 – 357ppm.
    Water flow: standard
    Oxygenation: high

    Maximum size:6 cm.

    Diet: They...
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  • Benthochromis tricoti - Giant featherfin

    Benthochromis tricoti - Giant featherfin

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Benthochromis tricoti
    Common name: Giant featherfin
    AKA: Tang/ Giant featherfin/ Three lined cichlid

    Country of origin: Africa – Lake Tanganyika

    pH: 8.6
    Temperature: 25 – 26c
    Hardness: very hard
    Water flow: standard
    Oxygenation: high

    Maximum size: 25.5cm.

    Diet: They will eat live, frozen, flake or pellet food – they are micropredators....
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  • Botia lohachata - Yoyo loach

    Botia lohachata - Yoyo loach


    Photo thanks to Lollies

    Name:
    Scientific name: Botia lohachata
    Common name: Yoyo loach
    AKA: Yo Yo loach/ Reticulate loach/ Pakistani Loach/ Almora Loach

    Country of origin: South Asia – India & Pakistan

    pH: 6.0 – 7.5
    Temperature: 19 - 27c
    Hardness: 36 – 215ppm
    Water flow: standard
    Oxygenation: high

    Maximum size: 15.5 cm.

    Diet: They will eat live, frozen, flake or pellet...
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  • Bedotia geayi - Red-tailed silverside

    Bedotia geayi - Red-tailed silverside

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Bedotia geayi
    Common name: Red-tailed silverside
    AKA: Madagascar rainbow (although this common name is more rightly applied to B. madagascarensis)

    Country of origin: Madagascar

    pH: 4.5 – 7.5.
    Temperature: 23 – 32c
    Hardness: 0 - 268 dGH
    Water flow: standard
    Oxygenation: high

    Maximum size: 10cm.

    Diet: They will eat live, frozen, flake...
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  • Balantiocheilos melanopterus - Bala shark

    Balantiocheilos melanopterus - Bala shark


    Photo thanks to Jazzy

    Name:
    Scientific name: Balantiocheilos melanopterus
    Common name: Bala Shark
    AKA: Silver Shark/ Silver Sharkminnow/ Tricolour Sharkminnow

    Country of origin: Southeast Asia – Malaysia, Sumatra & Borneo

    pH: 6.0 – 8.0.
    Temperature: 22 – 28cm
    Hardness: 5 – 12 dGH
    Water flow: lstandard
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: 35cm.
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  • Bagrichthys hypselopterus - Black Lancer Catfish

    Bagrichthys hypselopterus - Black Lancer Catfish

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Bagrichthys hypselopterus
    Common name: Black Lancer Catfish
    AKA: Blacklancer catfish

    Country of origin: Southeast Asia – Sumatra & Borneo

    pH: 6.0 – 7.0.
    Temperature: 22 – 25cm
    Hardness: 10 - 25 dGH
    Water flow: low - standard
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: 30cm.

    Diet: They will eat live, frozen, flake or pellet food – they are detritivorous....
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  • Aulonocara spp. - African cichlids

    Aulonocara spp. - African cichlids

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Aulonocara spp.
    spp.Common name: African cichlids
    AKA:

    Country of origin: Africa – Lake Malawi

    pH: 7.8 – 8.5.
    Temperature: 22 – 25cm
    Hardness: 10 - 25 dGH
    Water flow: low - standard
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: varies according to species

    Diet: They will eat live, frozen, flake or pellet food – they are omnivores. Some vegetable...
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  • Aulonocara nyassae - African Peacock Cichlid

    Aulonocara nyassae - African Peacock Cichlid

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Aulonocara nyassae
    Common name: African Peacock cichlid
    AKA: Emperor Cichlid/ Peacock cichlid/ Nyasa peacock

    Country of origin: Africa – Lake Malawi

    pH: 7.8 – 8.5.
    Temperature: 22 – 25cm
    Hardness: 10 - 25 dGH
    Water flow: low - standard
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: 8 cm

    Diet: They will eat live, frozen, flake or pellet food –...
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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
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