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  • Dicrossus filamentosus - Lyretail Checkerboard Cichlid

    Dicrossus filamentosus - Lyretail Checkerboard Cichlid


    Photo thanks to bettamuse

    Name:
    Scientific name: Dicrossus filamentosus
    Common name: Lyretail Checkerboard Cichlid
    AKA: Checkerboard Lyretail, Checkerboard Cichlid, Chessboard Cichlid
    Mistakenly or previously labelled: Dicrossus filamentosa/ Crenicara filamentosus

    Country of origin: South America – Colombia, Venezuela
    pH: 4.5 – 7.0
    Temperature: 26 - 29c
    Hardness: 0 – 5 dGH
    Water flow: low - standard ...
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  • Puntius lineatus - Striped barb

    Puntius lineatus - Striped barb

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Puntius lineatus
    Common name: Striped barb
    AKA: Lined barb
    Mistakenly or previously labelled: Barbus lineatus/ Striuntius lineatus

    Country of origin: Asia – Borneo; Malaysia; Sri Lanka
    pH: 4.0 – 7.0
    Temperature: 20 - 26c
    Hardness: 18 – 179 ppm
    Water flow: low - standard
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: 5.5 cm

    Diet: Live, frozen,...
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  • Cryptocoryne walkeri - Cryptocoryne walkeri "lutea"

    Cryptocoryne walkeri - Cryptocoryne walkeri "lutea"

    Cryptocoryne walkeri

    Photo thanks to KristinC Name: Common: Crypt walkeri Scientific: Cryptocoryne walkeri 'lutea' AKA: Crypt lutea Difficulty: Easy Light requirements: Medium Type: Rhizome Temperature: 20 – 28c pH: 5.0 – 7.0 Country of Origin: Sri Lanka CO2: Not required Substrate: Aquasoil or DIY Filtration/Circulation: What it needs Position in tank: It is one of the smallest crypts (12 – 15cm), often used as a foreground plant, particularly in larger s...
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  • Retropinna semoni - Australian smelt

    Retropinna semoni - Australian smelt


    Photo thanks to Plantnut


    Video thanks to saratoga

    Name:
    Scientific name: Retropinna semoni
    Common name: Australian smelt
    AKA: Kantari, Smelt, Victorian Smelt
    Mistakenly or previously labelled: Retropinna victoria (a sub-species)

    Country of origin: Australia – SA, Vic, NSW, QLD, Tas
    pH: 6.0 – 9.1
    Temperature: 10 - 25c
    Hardness: ppm
    Water flow: low
    Oxygenation: high ...
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  • Bucephalandra sp.

    Bucephalandra sp.



    Continent: Borneo
    Region: Borneo
    Height: 1-30 cm
    Width: 2-16 cm
    Light Requirements: Low - High
    Temperature: 18-25 °C
    Hardness Tolerance: Medium (6dKH)
    pH tolerance: 6.5 - 7.5
    Growth: Slow - Fast
    Demands: Low - High
    co2 requirements: Highly recommended, but not needed All Bucephalandra are endemic plants growing only on the island of Borneo. They are grown on river sides in swift waters. Bucephalandra look very s...
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  • Barbus everetti - Clown barb

    Barbus everetti - Clown barb

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Barbus everetti
    Common name: Clown barb
    AKA: Everett’s barb
    Mistakenly or previously labelled: Barbodes everetti / Puntius everetti/ Systomus everetti

    Country of origin: South-East Asia – Borneo; Sumatra

    pH: 6.0 – 7.0
    Temperature: 18 - 28c
    Hardness: 36 – 179 ppm
    Water flow: low - standard
    Oxygenation: high

    Maximum size: 12 cm ...
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  • Pethia ticto - Ticto barb

    Pethia ticto - Ticto barb

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Pethia ticto
    Common name: Ticto barb
    AKA: Firefin barb/ Tic-tac-toe barb/ Two-spot barb
    Mistakenly or previously labelled: Cyprinus ticto/ Barbus ticto/ Puntius ticto/ Rothee ticto/ Systomus ticto

    Country of origin: Asia – Bangladesh; India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    pH: 6.0 – 7.5
    Temperature: 18 - 25c
    Hardness: 36 – 215 ppm
    Water flow: standard - high
    Oxygenat...
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  • Pethia nigrofasciata - Black Ruby Barb

    Pethia nigrofasciata - Black Ruby Barb

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Pethia nigrofasciata
    Common name: Black Ruby barb
    AKA: Purple-headed barb/ Purplehead barb/ Ruby barb
    Mistakenly or previously labelled: Barbus nigrofasciatus/ Puntius nigrofasciatus

    Country of origin: South Asia – Sri Lanka
    pH: 5.5 – 7.5 (wild – 5.5 – 7.0)
    Temperature: 20 - 27c
    Hardness: 36 – 268 ppm
    Water flow: standard - high
    Oxygenation: standard ...
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  • Pethia cumingii - Cuming's barb/ Two Spot barb

    Pethia cumingii - Cuming's barb/ Two Spot barb

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Pethia cumingii
    Common name: Cuming’s barb
    AKA: Two spot barb/ Two-spot barb/ Twospot barb
    Mistakenly or previously labelled: Barbus cumingii/ Puntius cumingii

    Country of origin: South Asia – Sri Lanka
    pH: 5.5 – 7.0
    Temperature: 20 - 27c
    Hardness: 18 – 215 ppm
    Water flow: standard - high
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: 4.0 cm

    D...
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  • Pethia conchonius - Rosy barb

    Pethia conchonius - Rosy barb


    Photo thanks to Stew 822 – male longfin rosy barb

    Name:
    Scientific name: Pethia conchonius
    Common name: Rosy barb
    AKA: Longfin rosy barb/ Red barb
    Mistakenly or previously labelled: Barbus conchonius/ Cyprinus conchonius/ Puntius conchonius/ Puntius conchonius khagariansis/ Systomus conchonius/ Systomus pyropterus

    Country of origin: South Asia – Afghanistan; Bangladesh; India; Nepal; Pakistan
    pH: 6.0 – 8.0
    Tempera...
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    Photo thanks to murrayman85

    Temperature:
    pH Level: 7.0 - 8.0
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    Photo thanks to Capitan Primero

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