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  • Xiphophorus variatus - Variable platy

    Xiphophorus variatus - Variable platy


    Photo thanks to Hextech

    Name:
    Scientific name: Xiphophorus variatus
    Common name: Variable Platy
    AKA: platies, platys, variable platyfish, variegated platy Variatus platy
    Mistakenly or previously labelled:

    Country of origin: Central America

    pH: 7.0 – 8.2
    Temperature: 20 - 26c
    Hardness: 10 – 30 dGH
    Water flow: standard
    Oxygenation: high

    Maximum size: 5 cm – male; 7 cm - female ...
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  • Xiphophorus maculatus - Platy

    Xiphophorus maculatus - Platy


    Photo thanks to DestinyInk

    Name:
    Scientific name: Xiphophorus maculatus
    Common name: Platy
    AKA: common platy, moonfish, mickey mouse platy, platies, platys, southern platyfish
    Mistakenly or previously labelled:

    Country of origin: Central, North & South America

    pH: 7.0 – 8.2
    Temperature: 20 - 26c
    Hardness: 10 – 30 dGH
    Water flow: standard
    Oxygenation: high

    Maximum size:...
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  • Poecilia velifera - Giant Sailfin Molly

    Poecilia velifera - Giant Sailfin Molly

    Photo thanks to

    Name:
    Scientific name: Poecilia velifera
    Common name: Giant Sailfin Molly
    AKA:
    Mistakenly or previously labelled:

    Country of origin: Central America

    pH: 7.0 – 8.5
    Temperature: 22 - 28c
    Hardness: 15 – 35dGH
    Water flow: standard
    Oxygenation: high

    Maximum size: 15 cm – male; 17.5cm - female

    Diet: Live, frozen, flake & (sinking) pellet foods – an omnivore....
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  • Poecilia latipinna - Sailfin molly

    Poecilia latipinna - Sailfin molly

    Photo thanks to

    Name:
    Scientific name: Poecilia latipinna
    Common name: Sailfin Molly
    AKA:
    Mistakenly or previously labelled:

    Country of origin: South to Central America

    pH: 7.0 – 8.5
    Temperature: 21 - 26c
    Hardness: 15 – 35dGH
    Water flow: standard
    Oxygenation: high

    Maximum size: 15 cm – wild male; 12.5cm domestic male; 10cm - female

    Diet: Live, frozen, flake & (sinking)...
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  • Poecilia sphenops - Black Mollie

    Poecilia sphenops - Black Mollie


    Photo thanks to Aquasaur - female

    Name:
    Scientific name: Poecilia sphenops
    Common name: Black Mollie
    AKA: Black Molly/ Common Molly/ Mexican Molly/ Molly/ Short-finned Molly
    Mistakenly or previously labelled:

    Country of origin: South to Central America

    pH: 7.0 – 8.5
    Temperature: 21 - 28c
    Hardness: 15 – 30dGH
    Water flow: standard
    Oxygenation: high

    Maximum size: 8 cm – male;...
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  • Farlowella acus - Twig catfish

    Farlowella acus - Twig catfish


    Photo thanks to theonetruepath

    Name:
    Scientific name: Farlowella acus
    Common name: Twig catfish
    AKA: Whiptail catfish
    Mistakenly or previously labelled: Acestra acus/ Farlowella scolopacina/ Loricaria scolopacina

    Country of origin: South America - Venezuela

    pH: 6.0 – 7.0
    Temperature: 23 – 26c
    Hardness: 3 - 8 dGH
    Water flow: standard
    Oxygenation: high

    Maximum size: 16.0 cm ...
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  • Hygrophila corymbosa - Giant hygro/ Blue stricta

    Hygrophila corymbosa - Giant hygro/ Blue stricta


    Photo thanks to jeffcrib – Hygrophila corymbosa “Stricta”

    Name:
    Common: Blue stricta
    Scientific: Hygrophila corymbosa
    AKA: Temple plant/ Starhorn/ Giant hygro/ Nomaphila corymbosa
    Difficulty: Easy
    Light requirements: Very Low - High
    Type: Stem
    Temperature: 20 – 27c
    pH: 5.0 – 8.0
    Country of Origin: South-East Asia - Thailand
    CO2: Not Required
    Substrate: soil/ DIY.
    Filtration/Circulation: flow ...
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  • Kryptopterus bicirrhis - Glass catfish

    Kryptopterus bicirrhis - Glass catfish


    Photo thanks to aquasaur

    Name:
    Scientific name: Kryptopterus bicirrhis
    Common name: Glass catfish
    AKA: Asian Glass Catfish/ Blue ghost cat
    Mistakenly or previously labelled: Silurus bicirrhis/ Cryptopterus amboinensis

    Country of origin: South-East Asia

    pH: 6.0 – 7.5
    Temperature: 20 – 28c, better at 21 - 26c
    Hardness: 36 – 268 ppm
    Water flow: standard - high
    Oxygenation: standard ...
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  • Inpaichthys kerri - Blue Emperor Tetra

    Inpaichthys kerri - Blue Emperor Tetra


    Photo thanks to Ionut Godea

    Name:
    Scientific name: Inpaichthys kerri
    Common name: Blue Emperor Tetra
    AKA: Regal tetra/ Royal Tetra/ Purple Emperor Tetra
    Mistakenly or previously labelled:

    Country of origin: South America – Brazil

    pH: 5.5 – 7.0
    Temperature: 24 - 27c
    Hardness: 1 – 12 dGH
    Water flow: low - standard
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: 3.5 cm ...
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  • AAA Contents of fish section - Common & Scientific names

    AAA Contents of fish section - Common & Scientific names

    SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME pH TEMP ARTICLE LINK
    Abramites hypselonotus Marbled Headstander/ High-backed headstander 5.5 - 7.5 20 - 30C Article
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    Photo thanks to murrayman85

    Temperature:
    pH Level: 7.0 - 8.0
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    Max. Size: 30cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 30cm
    Tank Size: 4X1.5X1.5
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    Crazy Fish Butis butis


    Photo thanks to Capitan Primero

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    Realistic Max. Size: 13cm
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