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bubble updated Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse
2015-04-27 16:02:41 -0400
_Paracheilinus carpenteri_ is a Wrasse from the Western Pacific. It regularly makes its way into the aquarium trade, under the name "**Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse**". One of the smaller members of the wrasse family, it grows to a size of 8 cm in length. In the tank It is generally considered to be one of the easier wrasses to keep in captivity, adapting quickly to a fairly indiscriminate carnivorous diet: it is considered "reef-safe" in the home aquarium as it does not attack or harass invertebrates or nibble at coral polyps. The Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse is a peaceful non-aggressive fish (except for males of the same species) that may suffer from harassment by more aggressive tankmates. Flashing
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bubble updated Indian Dwarf Puffer
2015-02-02 13:31:38 -0500
Classification Tetraodontidae Distribution Endemic to the state of Kerala, India. Habitat An exclusively freshwater species usually inhabiting sluggish, heavily-vegetated inland waters. Maximum Standard Length Achieves a tiny adult size of only 1″ (2.5cm). Aquarium SizeTOP ↑ You could keep a single fish in a tank as small as 12″ x 8″ x 8″ 30cm x 20cm x 20cm – 12.6 litres. If you want to keep a group more space is needed.
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bubble updated Thick Stem Waving Hand Coral
2014-12-06 15:18:09 -0500
The Thick Stem Waving Hand Coral may also be referred to as Glove Coral or Pom-Pom Coral. When several polyps are present they resemble a pom-pom.
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bubble updated Helfrichs' Dartfish
2014-03-27 23:52:58 -0400
_**Nemateleotris**_ is a genus of dartfish belonging to the family _Ptereleotridae_. Species _Nemateleotris decora_ Randall & Allen, 1973- Decorated Dartfish _Nemateleotris helfrichi_ Randall & Allen, 1973- Helfrichs' Dartfish _Nemateleotris magnifica_ Fowler, 1938- Fire Dartfish Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemateleotris)
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bubble updated Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
2014-02-13 06:43:16 -0500
_Lysmata amboinensis_, the **northern cleaner shrimp**, **scarlet cleaner shrimp**, **skunk cleaner shrimp** or **Pacific cleaner shrimp**, is an omnivorous shrimp species, which will generally scavenge and eat parasites and dead tissue._ L. amboinensis_ is naturally part of the reef ecosystem, and is widespread in the Red Sea and tropical Indo-Pacific. It has been observed that fish with parasites may come to "cleaning stations" in the reef. Certain species of fish and several types of cleaner shrimp may assist the fish in large numbers and even go inside the mouth (and then to the gill cavity) without being eaten. Many species of _Lysmata_, including _L. amboinesis_, are safe and beneficial in salt water tanks since they will (as indicated by their common name) clean both the tank and occasionally other fish within the tank. _L. amboinensis_ will normally moult every 3–8 weeks. Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysmata_amboinensis)
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bubble updated Bumble Bee Snail
2014-01-03 20:06:14 -0500
  • Scientific Name: Pusiostoma mendicaria
  • Environment: salt
  • Max Size: 0.0
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Difficulty: Easy
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2013-02-12 00:59:01 -0500
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2013-09-09 12:35:52 -0400

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bubble updated Red Lizard Whiptail Plecostomus
2013-03-21 16:55:41 -0400
  • Scientific Name: Rineloricaria sp.
  • Environment: fresh
  • Min Tank Size: 50
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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bubble updated Peppermint Plecostomus
2013-03-21 16:51:59 -0400
  • Scientific Name: Parancistrus nudiventris
  • Environment: fresh
  • Min Tank Size: 50
  • Max Size: 7.0
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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bubble updated Medusa Pleco
2013-03-21 16:41:51 -0400
_Ancistrus_ is a genus of freshwater fish in the family _Loricariidae_. Fish of this genus are commonly known as the **bushynose** or **bristlenose plecos**. Ancistrus species show all the typical features of the Loricariidae. This includes a body covered in bony plates and a ventral suckermouth. The feature most commonly associated with the genus are the fleshy tentacles found on the head in adult males; females may possess tentacles along the snout margin but they are smaller and they lack tentacles on the head. Males also have evertible cheek odontodes which are less developed or absent in females. They also lack odontodes along the snout. In comparison with a typical pleco, a bristlenose is typically shorter (15 cm or less), more flattened and fatter with a comparatively wider head. Colouration is typically mottled brown, grey or black. Small white or yellow spots are common. Unlike other plecos which commonly grow to over a foot long, the bristlenose pleco may only grow to half the size, this makes it a suitable species of pleco for the smaller tank.
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bubble updated Para Pleco
2013-03-21 16:37:57 -0400
In the aquarium True _Peckoltia_ species are fairly rarely exported for the pet trade; species called Peckoltia may actually be _Panaque_ or _Hypancistrus_ species. _Peckoltia_ species are popular aquarium fish as they are small and attractive. They are shy and will spend much of the day hiding. Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peckoltia) A very peaceful catfish that fits well into a community set up. Add plenty of hiding places and use subdued lighting to help _Peckoltia sabaji_ to settle.
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bubble updated Orange Spot Pleco
2013-03-21 16:33:09 -0400
As _Panaque albomaculatus_ mature, the males will become territorial with each other, it is best to house a single male on its own. Provide hiding places in the tank as they are a nocturnal fish and are rarely seen in the daytime. Synonym Panaqolus albomaculatus
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bubble updated Spotted Bristle Nosed Pleco
2013-03-21 16:24:37 -0400
Spotted bristle-nosed pleco's prefer a tank with hiding places provided by rock or wood décor. They need good quality water conditions with regular water changes. When adult, males will become aggressive to each other.
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bubble updated Maldives Lyretail Anthias
2013-03-21 16:07:32 -0400
Also known as the **lyretail coralfish**, the **lyretail anthias** or the **scalefin anthia**, but may be simply known as the **goldfish**. The **sea goldie** is a common sight to scuba divers in the Indian Ocean, and is a typical representative of the subfamily of Anthiinae. Range The sea goldie is found in the western Indian Ocean including the Red Sea, and in the Pacific Ocean as far east as Japan and southeast Australia. It is absent from the Persian Gulf and Oman. Description This species shows marked sexual dimorphism; Female: Length up to 7 cm, orange/gold colour with violet streak below the eye Male: Length up to 15 cm, fuchsia colour with elongated 3rd ray of the dorsal fin, a red patch on the pectoral fin and elongated margins of the tail.
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2013-03-18 01:43:32 -0400

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bubble updated Sand Sifting Sea Star
2013-03-06 07:05:13 -0500
Astropecten polyacanthus, the **sand sifting starfish** or **comb star**, is a sea star of the family Astropectinidae. It is the most widespread species in the Astropecten genus, found throughout the Indo-Pacific region. The armspread is up to 20 cm (8 in). The specific epithet "polyacanthus" comes from the Latin meaning "many thorned". The tube feet are pointed rather than having suckers, an arrangement that is more suitable for digging. Astropecten polyacanthus can be confused with Archaster spp. which look similar because both have developed features to enable them to dig through sand through convergent evolution. Archaster has spines that are flat and blunt and on its upper surface has parallel, radial rows of plates while Astropecten polyacanthus does not. Distribution The comb star is found in shallow tropical and sub-tropical seas throughout the Indo-Pacific region from the Red Sea and Zanzibar to Hawaii, and from Japan to Australia and New Zealand.
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bubble updated Orange Spot Pleco
2013-03-05 15:37:20 -0500
As _Panaque albomaculatus_ mature, the males will become territorial with each other, it is best to house a single male on its own. Provide hiding places in the tank as they are a nocturnal fish and are rarely seen in the daytime. Synonym Panaqolus albomaculatus
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2013-03-05 15:29:36 -0500
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bubble updated Bristlenose Catfish
2013-03-05 15:19:45 -0500
_Ancistrus_ is a genus of freshwater fish in the family _Loricariidae_. Fish of this genus are commonly known as the **bushynose** or **bristlenose plecos**. Ancistrus species show all the typical features of the Loricariidae. This includes a body covered in bony plates and a ventral suckermouth. The feature most commonly associated with the genus are the fleshy tentacles found on the head in adult males; females may possess tentacles along the snout margin but they are smaller and they lack tentacles on the head. Males also have evertible cheek odontodes which are less developed or absent in females. They also lack odontodes along the snout. In comparison with a typical pleco, a bristlenose is typically shorter (15 cm or less), more flattened and fatter with a comparatively wider head. Colouration is typically mottled brown, grey or black. Small white or yellow spots are common. Unlike other plecos which commonly grow to over a foot long, the bristlenose pleco may only grow to half the size, this makes it a suitable species of pleco for the smaller tank.
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bubble updated Medusa Pleco
2013-03-05 15:11:04 -0500
_Ancistrus_ is a genus of freshwater fish in the family _Loricariidae_. Fish of this genus are commonly known as the **bushynose** or **bristlenose plecos**. Ancistrus species show all the typical features of the Loricariidae. This includes a body covered in bony plates and a ventral suckermouth. The feature most commonly associated with the genus are the fleshy tentacles found on the head in adult males; females may possess tentacles along the snout margin but they are smaller and they lack tentacles on the head. Males also have evertible cheek odontodes which are less developed or absent in females. They also lack odontodes along the snout. In comparison with a typical pleco, a bristlenose is typically shorter (15 cm or less), more flattened and fatter with a comparatively wider head. Colouration is typically mottled brown, grey or black. Small white or yellow spots are common. Unlike other plecos which commonly grow to over a foot long, the bristlenose pleco may only grow to half the size, this makes it a suitable species of pleco for the smaller tank.
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bubble updated Bulldog pleco
2013-03-05 15:05:51 -0500
_Chaetostoma_ ("Bristlemouths") is a genus of suckermouth armored catfishes native to South America with one species extending into Central America. Some species are kept in unheated aquaria. Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaetostoma) In the aquarium _Loricariids_ are popular aquarium fish, where they are often sold as "**plecs**", "**plecos**" or "**plecostomus**". These fish are often purchased because of their algae-eating habits, though this role may not be carried out. Most species are in fact detritivores. A great many species of loricariids are also sold for their ornamental qualities, representing many body shapes and colors. Most species of _loricariids_ are nocturnal and will shy away from bright light, appreciating some sort of cover to hide under throughout the day.
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bubble updated Cinnamon Clownfish
2013-03-05 14:44:34 -0500
**Cinnamon clownfish** (_Amphiprion melanopus_) or **fire clownfish** is a widely distributed clownfish. It is found in Indonesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, southeastern Polynesia, and the Great Barrier Reef. They are omnivorous, and will eat a variety of meat food items and algae. Behaviour They can be territorial and aggressive, especially as they get older, and particularly to other clownfish. Not an edible fish. Description Cinnamon clownfish adults can grow to 12 cm (4.7 inches), and the female is usually bigger than the male. The cinnamon clownfish is a dark red to orange with a mahogany "saddle" on its back. Juveniles and adults have a white head band, which turns a nice blue with age.
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bubble updated Bulldog pleco
2013-03-03 00:08:28 -0500
_Chaetostoma_ ("Bristlemouths") is a genus of suckermouth armored catfishes native to South America with one species extending into Central America. Some species are kept in unheated aquaria. Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaetostoma) In the aquarium _Loricariids_ are popular aquarium fish, where they are often sold as "**plecs**", "**plecos**" or "**plecostomus**". These fish are often purchased because of their algae-eating habits, though this role may not be carried out. Most species are in fact detritivores. A great many species of loricariids are also sold for their ornamental qualities, representing many body shapes and colors. Most species of _loricariids_ are nocturnal and will shy away from bright light, appreciating some sort of cover to hide under throughout the day.
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bubble updated Bulldog Pleco
2013-03-03 00:11:49 -0500
Chaetostoma ("Bristlemouths") is a genus of suckermouth armored catfishes native to South America with one species extending into Central America. Some species are kept in unheated aquaria. Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaetostoma) In the aquarium _Loricariids_ are popular aquarium fish, where they are often sold as "**plecs**", "**plecos**" or "**plecostomus**". These fish are often purchased because of their algae-eating habits, though this role may not be carried out. Most species are in fact detritivores. A great many species of loricariids are also sold for their ornamental qualities, representing many body shapes and colors. Most species of _loricariids_ are nocturnal and will shy away from bright light, appreciating some sort of cover to hide under throughout the day.