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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...

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...

Keeping the South American Puffer (a.k.a. as Amazon Puffer)

South American Puffers are an active fish that can be easily kept in a community fish tank. The South American Puffer, (scientific name Colomesus Asellus)...

Synodontis Petricola, the Dwarf Catfish

Perhaps one of the more surprising tankmates for African cichlids and other large fish, Synodontis Petricola are cute, shy, and good-natured. Easily one of the...

Redtail Catfish of South America

This beautiful South American catfish is appealing to the home aquarist but is not really practical. The Redtail Catfish habitat is in the Amazon and...

Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus Siamensis): Fish Profile, Care & Diet

Species name: Crossocheilus siamensis Common names: Siamese Algae Eater, SAE Family: Cyprinidae Order: Cyprinidae Class: Cyprinids Maximum length: 6.3″ (16cm) when full grown Minimum tank size: 30 gallons Hardiness: Easy, but...

Barb Fish: The Different Types of Freshwater Barbs

Sometimes I think it's a shame barbs are not: A) Difficult to keep and breed B) Very expensive to purchase If those two things were true, then...

Charco La Palma Pupfish (Cyprinodon longidorsalis)

For some time I have long had an interest in Desert fishes and recently had the opportunity to obtain a small colony of Cyprinodon...

Rainbowfish of Australia and New Guinea

The beautiful colors of the Rainbowfish can be enhanced in the aquarium by using plants and installing compact fluorescent or high output T5 fluorescent...