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Otocinclus Catfish: The Algae Eater

Species name: Otocinclus affinis Common names: Oto cat, Golden otocinclus, Dwarf Sucker Mouth, Otocinclus catfish Family: Loricariidae Subfamily: Hypoptopomatinae Order: Siluriformes Class: Actinopterygii Maximum length: 1.5″ (4 cm) Minimum tank size:...

25 Facts About Betta Splendens You Should Know

Bright iridescent colors and flaring fins make the Siamese fighting fish an instant favorite with most hobbyists.  Male bettas just flat out look great....

Why Does My Newly Purchased Aquarium Fish Die, but the Old Ones Live?

People often blame the retailer when newly purchased fish die, yet the old fish live. The problem, though, is usually with the aquarium, not...

The Three Banded Clownfish (Amphiprion tricinctus)

The three-banded Clown, or Amphiprion tricinctus, is a real special clownfish in as much as it is not that common and is often confused...

12 Facts About Hawkfishes You Propably Don’t Know

Hawkfishes (Cirrhitidae) can exhibit real strange behavior as many of you who have, or have had, such fishes can attest to. As a result,...