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Brevis Shelldweller

Small sized and gentle natured, a pair of Brevis Shelldwellers can be kept in a tank that is as small as five gallons! The Brevis Shelldweller Neolamprologus brevis is a dwarf cichlid from Lake Tanganyika, Africa. Its a very small fish with males growing just short of 2 1/2 inches (6 cm) in length. The […]

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Blue Neon Cichlid: Care Guide, Tank Mates, Facts, & More (With Pictures)

A school of Blue Neons are a joy to keep, these delicate beauties have a gentle nature and vibrant color! The Blue Neon Cichlid Paracyprichromis nigripinnis made quite a splash in the late 1980’s as a new cichlid introduction to hobbyists. This is one of the most unusual-looking cichlids. While most cichlids have a robust look […]

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Tropheus moorii
Blunthead Cichlid: Care Guide, Tank Mates, Facts, & More (With Pictures)

The Blunthead Cichlid may actually have a variety for every color of the rainbow! The Blunthead Cichlid Tropheus Moorii is the champion of variety, with around 50 different color morphs. This African cichlid from Lake Tanganyika was described over a hundred years ago, in 1898, and it was the first of the Tropheus genus be […]

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Blue-Eyed Tropheus: Care Guide, Tank Mates, Facts, & More (With Pictures)

The Blue-Eyed Tropheus is one of the more popular fish from Lake Tanganyika! The Blue-Eyed Tropheus Tropheus brichardi is a favorite cichlid as it has many different color varieties. Brichardi Cichlids were called ‘Blue-Eyed Tropheus’ by hobbyists well before they were scientifically described. True to this name, the iris of their eyes can become blue […]

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Silver Dollar Fish
Silver Dollar Fish

The Silver Dollar is one of the most readily recognized fish in the hobby and a favorite of many aquarists! The Silver Dollar Fish Metynnis argenteus looks just as its name implies, round and silvery. This characin is called “Silver Dollar” because its body is almost round and very compressed laterally. The scientific name says […]

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Red Mouth Headstander

The Red Mouth Headstander can assume an almost vertical position and flip upside down to grasp food from the substrate! The Red Mouth Headstander Anostomus ternetzi is an intriguing aquarium fish. It is moderate in size, typically growing to about 4 3/4 inches (12 cm) in length, though some specimens may reach about 6 1/3 […]

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Buenos Aires Tetra

One of the easiest fish to keep, the Buenos Aires Tetra is great for the beginning aquarist! Buenos Aires Tetras Hyphessobrycon anisitsi are hardy, long-lived, and prolific breeders. These handsome, full-bodied fish can reach up to about 2 3/4 inches (7 cm) in length and have a lifespan of about 5 to 6 years. This fish has a pretty, silvery color overall, with […]

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Red-tailed Catfish
Red-tailed Catfish

Big and beautiful, the Red-tailed Catfish is an enormous attraction! The Red-tailed Catfish Phractocephalus hemioliopterus is easily recognized and one of the most attractive of the catfish species. As a member of the Pimelodidae family it is long whiskered, but Its beautiful red tail and white belly are its unmistakable characteristics. This fish is the only member […]

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Moonlight Gourami

The temperament of the Moonlight Gourami is often debated, but one thing aquarists can agree on is the intoxicating beauty of this fish! The Moonlight Gourami Trichopodus microlepis (previously Trichogaster microlepis) is a stunning fish, and even more so as it matures. It has a silver body with a wonderful iridescence that becomes touched with […]

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Kissing Gourami

The Kissing Gourami is one of the most popular gouramis with its fascinating lip sucking action! The Kissing Gourami is a long time favorite of aquarists and an age old fish. It became a popular aquarium fish when it was first introduced to the hobby in about 1950 from commercial breeders in Florida. But it […]

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