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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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Blyxa japonica is an obligate aquatic plant often found in stagnant, shallow pools and marshes as well as in slow moving, iron-rich forest streams in tropical eastern Asia. It can also be found in man-made habitats (such as rice paddies) throughout its range. It has become a staple in the planted aquarium hobby due to its attractive grassy, hedge-like appearance and should be easily obtainable from many internet retailers or through trading. This Blyxa species is not too difficult to grow if its basic requirements are met: intense lighting in the 2-4 watts per gallon range, CO2 injection, and a fertilization regimen including nitrate, phosphate, potassium, and micronutrient supplementation. If conditions are to its liking and lighting is intense, the leaves of B. japonica will develop golden and reddish hues and the plants will exhibit more compact growth. If it does not receive enough lighting, however, B. japonica will become taller, lankier, and greener. This plant produces an impressive root system and appreciates a nutritious substrate. If phosphate levels are kept high (1-2 ppm), this species will continuously produce small white flowers on long, thin stalks.
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A beautiful useful plant for aquarists and pond-ers, the water lettuce can serve several purposes given moderate lighting, aerial moisture and temperature. For toughness, providing shade, and protection for young Pistia is hard to beat. Historically, difficulties with water lettuce culture have most to do with low humidity, over-illumination in aquariums and chilling in outdoor settings. Often paired and compared with water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), water lettuce can also become a floating nuisance, clogging waterways if released to the wild. Do check with your State's wildlife laws concerning possessing these plants; and never place unnatural livestock where it can "get loose". Classification & Species of Use To Aquarists: Species name, describer, date: Pistia stratiotes LINNAEUS, 1753 is a member of the monocot Family Araceae, the arums; a group of much importance to aquarists. Other arums of note that you should recognize: Acorus, Agalonema, Anubias, Cryptocoryne, andLagenandra.
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Common duckweed is a very small light green free-floating, seed bearing plant. Duckweed has 1 to 3 leaves, or fronds, of 1/16 to 1/8 inch in length. A single root (or root-hair) protrudes from each frond. Duckweeds tend to grow in dense colonies in quiet water, undisturbed by wave action. Often more than one species of duckweed will be associated together in these colonies. Duckweeds can be aggressive invaders of ponds and are often found mixed in with mosquito fern or watermeal. If colonies cover the surface of the water, then oxygen depletions and fish kills can occur. These plants should be controlled before they cover the entire surface of the pond. Duckweed colonies provide Habitat for micro invertebrates but if duckweed completely covers the surface of a pond for an extended period it will cause oxygen depletions. These colonies will also eliminate submerged plants by blocking sunlight penetration. Many kinds of ducks consume duckweed and often transport it to other bodies of water.
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2015-02-02 13:21:03 -0800

Stocking currently is as follows:

20 x Ruby Tetra

10 x Pygmy Cory

1 x Neon Tetra (3 years old!)

1 x female Pea Puffer
1 x male Dwarf Crayfish
1 x female Dwarf Crayfish
1 x Purple Goby

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2015-02-02 13:18:22 -0800
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2015-02-02 10:25:15 -0800
Etymology Axelrodia: named for Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod. riesei: named for William Riese who collected this species alongside Dr. Axelrod. Classification Order: Characiformes Family: Characidae Distribution Type locality is ‘Upper Río Meta basin, east of Villavicencio, Colombia’, and this species is currently known only from the upper Meta. The Meta is a tributary within the larger Río Orinoco system. Habitat
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Cambarellus genus of dwarf crayfish, containing: Cambarellus patzcuarensis Orange (CPO/orange dwarf crayfish/Mexican dwarf crayfish), Cambarellus shufeldtii (Cajun dwarf crayfish), Cambarellus montezumae, Cambarellus ninae, etc. Natural habitat: Dwarf crayfish are mainly found in Mexico and southern parts of the USA. Their primary habitat consists of lakes, small streams and slow-flowing rivers. IMG_3566 Mexican dwarf crayfish are selectively bred for a bright orange color. IMG_3566 by captkodak on Flickr. Appearance: Dwarf crayfish are freshwater crustaceans that look somewhat like a tiny version of lobsters. Most wild varieties have a brown-greyish color with darker stripes that allows them to blend in with the environment;
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2015-02-02 10:51:24 -0800
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2015-02-02 10:50:38 -0800
Cambarellus genus of dwarf crayfish, containing: Cambarellus patzcuarensis Orange (CPO/orange dwarf crayfish/Mexican dwarf crayfish), Cambarellus shufeldtii (Cajun dwarf crayfish), Cambarellus montezumae, Cambarellus ninae, etc. Natural habitat: Dwarf crayfish are mainly found in Mexico and southern parts of the USA. Their primary habitat consists of lakes, small streams and slow-flowing rivers. IMG_3566 Mexican dwarf crayfish are selectively bred for a bright orange color. IMG_3566 by captkodak on Flickr. Appearance: Dwarf crayfish are freshwater crustaceans that look somewhat like a tiny version of lobsters. Most wild varieties have a brown-greyish color with darker stripes that allows them to blend in with the environment;
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Java Fern is a beautiful addition to the freshwater, planted aquarium. Growing around 8 inches tall, with creeping, green rhizomes, Java Ferns are well suited for not only planted aquariums, but also those that contain cichlids and other large South American fish. Java Ferns will do well if planted in moderate light as well as in a shaded area. It is amphibious, meaning that it will grow either partially or fully submersed. Provide at least 2 watts per gallon of light supplied by full spectrum (5000-7000K) bulbs. Java Ferns will thrive in an aquarium with an alkalinity of 3-8 dKH and a pH of 6.0 to 7.5. They will propagate by adventitious plants on leaves & roots, and rhizome division may also be seen. Java Fern looks great planted singly, or in groups if there is enough room in the aquarium.
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2015-02-02 10:43:20 -0800
Java Fern is a beautiful addition to the freshwater, planted aquarium. Growing around 8 inches tall, with creeping, green rhizomes, Java Ferns are well suited for not only planted aquariums, but also those that contain cichlids and other large South American fish. Java Ferns will do well if planted in moderate light as well as in a shaded area. It is amphibious, meaning that it will grow either partially or fully submersed. Provide at least 2 watts per gallon of light supplied by full spectrum (5000-7000K) bulbs. Java Ferns will thrive in an aquarium with an alkalinity of 3-8 dKH and a pH of 6.0 to 7.5. They will propagate by adventitious plants on leaves & roots, and rhizome division may also be seen. Java Fern looks great planted singly, or in groups if there is enough room in the aquarium.
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2015-02-02 10:40:19 -0800
Blyxa japonica is an obligate aquatic plant often found in stagnant, shallow pools and marshes as well as in slow moving, iron-rich forest streams in tropical eastern Asia. It can also be found in man-made habitats (such as rice paddies) throughout its range. It has become a staple in the planted aquarium hobby due to its attractive grassy, hedge-like appearance and should be easily obtainable from many internet retailers or through trading. This Blyxa species is not too difficult to grow if its basic requirements are met: intense lighting in the 2-4 watts per gallon range, CO2 injection, and a fertilization regimen including nitrate, phosphate, potassium, and micronutrient supplementation. If conditions are to its liking and lighting is intense, the leaves of B. japonica will develop golden and reddish hues and the plants will exhibit more compact growth. If it does not receive enough lighting, however, B. japonica will become taller, lankier, and greener. This plant produces an impressive root system and appreciates a nutritious substrate. If phosphate levels are kept high (1-2 ppm), this species will continuously produce small white flowers on long, thin stalks.
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2015-02-02 10:40:05 -0800
Blyxa japonica is an obligate aquatic plant often found in stagnant, shallow pools and marshes as well as in slow moving, iron-rich forest streams in tropical eastern Asia. It can also be found in man-made habitats (such as rice paddies) throughout its range. It has become a staple in the planted aquarium hobby due to its attractive grassy, hedge-like appearance and should be easily obtainable from many internet retailers or through trading. This Blyxa species is not too difficult to grow if its basic requirements are met: intense lighting in the 2-4 watts per gallon range, CO2 injection, and a fertilization regimen including nitrate, phosphate, potassium, and micronutrient supplementation. If conditions are to its liking and lighting is intense, the leaves of B. japonica will develop golden and reddish hues and the plants will exhibit more compact growth. If it does not receive enough lighting, however, B. japonica will become taller, lankier, and greener. This plant produces an impressive root system and appreciates a nutritious substrate. If phosphate levels are kept high (1-2 ppm), this species will continuously produce small white flowers on long, thin stalks.
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pseudonym updated Indian Dwarf Puffer
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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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2015-02-02 10:31:37 -0800
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2015-02-02 10:29:15 -0800
Pygmy Cory
 
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2015-02-02 10:29:16 -0800
Classification Callichthyidae. Subfamily: Corydoradinae Distribution Appears to be endemic to the Rio Madeira basin, Brazil. Habitat Small tributaries, creeks, pools and areas of flooded forest. It’s often found in large numbers sheltering among marginal vegetation or tree roots. Maximum Standard Length Around 1.2″ (3cm). Aquarium SizeTOP ↑
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Classification Callichthyidae. Subfamily: Corydoradinae Distribution Appears to be endemic to the Rio Madeira basin, Brazil. Habitat Small tributaries, creeks, pools and areas of flooded forest. It’s often found in large numbers sheltering among marginal vegetation or tree roots. Maximum Standard Length Around 1.2″ (3cm). Aquarium SizeTOP ↑