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Blue Acara Cichlid (Aequidens Pulcher)

Blue Acara Cichlids are available in most pet stores but are sometimes mistaken for Green Terrors due to a strong resemblance. The scientific name for...

Chocolate Gourami: An Unusual Mouthbrooding Labyrinth Fish

Although most gouramis are easy to care in a freshwater aquarium, the Chocolate Gourami is sensitive to its surroundings and not recommended for the beginner...

Aquarium Bio Balls: What are They? Should You Use Them In Your Tank?

I have had an interesting online discussion with a friend regarding the relative merits of bio balls. His points (I hope I’ve not corrupted the concepts...

Glass Catfish, the Kryptopterus bicirrhis

Beautiful and strange, Glass Catfish are some of the more provocative catfish in the hobby. However, they are sensitive and have special needs. Glass Catfish,...

Zebra Pleco (Hypancistrus zebra)

Zebra plecos are gorgeous, relatively hardy fish. However, they have specific needs that should be considered before paying the hefty price they command. The zebra...