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The Cyphotilapia Frontosa Cichlid

If you are thinking of purchasing Cyphotilapia frontosa, that's great. But if you're not, maybe you should be! I first saw its picture in...

Bristlenose Pleco Care Guide

Most people think that sucker-mouthed catfish species of the family Loricariidae are ugly, but these fishes become acceptable, even handsome, with familiarity. There are...

Rope Fish Profile: Care, Tanking and Feeding

Ancient, unusual, and cute, Ropefish make an excellent addition to community aquariums with medium to large fish. Ropefish, or Erpetoichthys Calabaricus, also known as the...

Freshwater Ghost Shrimp Care, Feeding & Breeding

Species name: Caridina Japonica Common names: Glass Shrimp, Grass Shrimp, Ghost Shrimp Family: Palaeomonidae Order: Decapoda Class: Crustacea Maximum length: 1 – 2 inches (3 – 5 cm) Minimum tank size: 5 gallons Hardiness: Easy Aggressiveness: Peaceful. Sometimes will eat baby...

The Brown Discus

Species name: Symphysodon aequifasciata axelrodi  Common names: Brown Discus Family: Cichlidae Subfamily: Cichlasomatinae Order: Perciformes Class: Actinopterygii Maximum length: 6″ (15 cm) Minimum tank size: 50 gallons for a maximum of 4 Discus. Hardiness: Medium to difficult. The Brown Discus is...

Corydoras Catfish Profile: tank conditions, feeding and breeding

Origin: Amazon River basin Maximum Size: Males smaller than 2 inches, females larger Housing: 10-gallon okay. Larger better for breeding. Security: Not necessary Temperature: 70 to 80 ºF Attitude:...

How to Care for Your New Hoplo Catfish

Origin: Amazon River and tributaries Maximum Size: Possible 8 inches. Six more likely. Housing: 10 gallons to start, then move to larger quarters Substrate: Immaterial Peculiarity: Air breathers Sexual Differences:...

Aquarium Plants Deficiencies Chart

Analyzing plant growth is a good and easy way to determine if a get enough nutrient. When it comes to analyzing nutrient deficiencies, the...

How Many Fish per Gallon: The Wrong Way to Measure Tank Capacity

A very common question on forums is how many fish can we stock in a freshwater tank. We know that overstocking our tank will...

Convict Cichlid: Caring For, Feeding and Tanking the Zebra Cichlid

Species name: Amatitlania nigrofasciata, or Archocentrus Nigrofasciatus Common names: Convict Cichlid, zebra cichlids Family: Cichlidae Subfamily: Cichlasomatinae Order: Perciformes Class: Actinopterygii How Big Do They Get? 3.9 inch (10 cm) Minimum tank size: 20 gallons Aggressiveness: Aggressive Distribution: Central America: Pacific slope, from...