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  • AAA Contents of plant section - Common & Scientific names

    AAA Contents of plant section - Common & Scientific names

    This is a brief summary of the plant articles published so far, to make it easier for people searching for a plant by its common name to find it, or to have a quick overview of this section of the articles. There are links here to the articles in this section. Please add your own experiences in keeping these plants to the plant's article, and pictures would also be appreciated - it will help others growing them, or deciding on a plant. If you would like to contribute pictures to arti...
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  • Ancistrus sp. (3) - Bristlenose catfish

    Ancistrus sp. (3) - Bristlenose catfish


    Photo thanks to watfish

    Name:
    Scientific name: Ancistrus sp. (3)
    Common name: Bristlenose catfish
    AKA: Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus/ Ancistrus cirrhosus/ BN/ Bushynose/ Bristlenose pleco/ Pristiancistrus cirrhosus/ Thysanocara cirrhosus/ Xenocara cirrhosus
    Mistakenly labelled: Ancistrus dolichopterus/ A. hoplogenys/ A. temminckii

    Country of origin: Ancistrus cirrhosus is from South America Argentina Ancistrus spp. as marketed in th...
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  • Corydoras habrosus - Salt and pepper cory

    Corydoras habrosus - Salt and pepper cory


    Photo thanks to watfish

    Name:
    Scientific name: Corydoras habrosus
    Common name: Salt and pepper cory
    AKA: Cory habrosus/ Dainty cory

    Country of origin: South America Columbia, Venezuala

    pH: 6.2 7.2
    Temperature: 22 - 26c
    Hardness: 2 12 dGH
    Water flow: low - standard
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: 2.0 - 3.5 cm

    Diet: Live, frozen, flake & (sinking) pellet foods...
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  • Heros efasciatus - Severum

    Heros efasciatus - Severum


    Photo thanks to watfish

    Name:
    Scientific name: Heros efasciatus
    Common name: Gold severum/ Green severum/ Severum
    AKA:

    Country of origin: South America

    pH: 5.5 7.0
    Temperature: 22 - 29c
    Hardness: 1 8 dGH
    Water flow: low - standard
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: 30 cm

    Diet: Live foods, frozen, flake and pellets, with an emphasis on live and frozen foods....
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  • Pethia padamya - Odessa barb

    Pethia padamya - Odessa barb


    Photo thanks to watfish

    Name:
    Scientific name: Pethia padamya
    Common name: Odessa barb
    AKA: Puntius padamya/ Ruby barb/ Scarlett barb

    Country of origin: South-East Asia Myanmar (formerly Burma)

    pH: 6.5 8.5
    Temperature: 16 - 25c
    Hardness: 90 357 ppm
    Water flow: standard - high
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: 4.5 cm

    Diet: Live foods, frozen, flake and pellets,...
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  • Pelvicachromis pulcher - Kribensis

    Pelvicachromis pulcher - Kribensis


    Photo thanks to Too Many Choices

    Name:
    Scientific name: Pelvicachromis pulcher
    Common name: Kribensis
    AKA: Common krib, King cichlid, Krib, Pelma, Pelmatochromis aureocephalus, Pelmatochromis camerunensis, Pelmatochromis kribensis, Pelmatochromis subocellatus var. kribensis, Pelmatochromis pulcher var. kribensis, Pelvicachromis kribensis, Pink krib, Purple cichlid, Rainbow krib, Rainbow Kribensis, Rainbow cichlid

    Country of origin: Africa...
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  • Pelvicachromis subocellatus - Eye spot kribensis

    Pelvicachromis subocellatus - Eye spot kribensis


    Photo thanks to fish_r

    Name:
    Scientific name: Pelvicachromis subocellatus
    Common name: Eye spot kribensis
    AKA: Eye-spot cichlid

    Country of origin: Africa Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon. Possibly Nigeria.

    pH: 5.5 7.5
    Temperature: 22 - 26c
    Hardness: 5 - 20 dGH
    Water flow: low - standard
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: 8.0 cm

    Diet: Live foods, frozen, flake...
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  • Pelvicachromis Taeniatus - Striped kribensis

    Pelvicachromis Taeniatus - Striped kribensis


    Pair - photo thanks to watfish


    Photo thanks to watfish


    Photo thanks to watfish Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Dehane male

    Name: Scientific name: Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Common name: Striped kribensis AKA: Bone Back/ Kribensis/ Nigerian Cichlid/ Pelmatochromis calliptera/ Pelmatochromis klugei/ Pelmatochromis kribensis/ Pelmatochromis kribensis klugei/ Pelmatochromis pulcher klugei/ Pelmatochromis taeniatus/ Pelmatochromis taeniatus klugei/...
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  • Apistogramma Sp. (Iniridae) - Iniridae

    Apistogramma Sp. (Iniridae) - Iniridae


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    Name:
    Scientific name: Apistogramma Sp. (Iniridae)
    Common name:
    AKA: A159/ A160/ Apistogramma iniridae/ Iniridae

    Country of origin: South America - Colombia

    pH: 4.5 6.0
    Temperature: 23 - 31c (best around 26c)
    Hardness: 5 - dGH
    Water flow: low - standard
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: Male: 7.0 cm, Female: 5.0 cm

    Diet: Live...
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  • Laetacara dorsigera - Redbreast Acara

    Laetacara dorsigera - Redbreast Acara


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    Photo thanks to briztoon

    Name:
    Scientific name: Laetacara dorsigera
    Common name: Redbreast Acara
    AKA: Acara dorsigera/ Aequidens dorsiger/ Aequidens dorsigera/ Astronotus dorsigera / Parvacara dorsigera/ Smiling acara

    Country of origin: South America Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay.

    pH: 5.0 7.5
    Temperature: 20 - 28c
    Hardness: 5 12 dGH
    Water...
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