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_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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_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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_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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A pleco, representative of Chaetostoma species.
A pleco, representative of Chaetostoma species.
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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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_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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The **blue-eyed plec**, _Panaque cochliodon_, is a herbivorous freshwater armored catfish endemic to Colombia where it occurs in the Cauca and Magdalena River basins. This species grows to a length of 30.0 centimetres (11.8 in) TL. It is closely related to the popular plecostomus catfish kept in many aquaria as an algae eater, but is immediately distinguished by being dark grey to black and having bright, turquoise coloured eyes. Like other species of the _Panaque_ genus, _P. cochliodon_ feeds primarily on submerged wood. Blue-eyed plecs grow to about 30 cm in length, and like other Panaque spp., they are clumsy swimmers adapted to staying close the substrate, in particular using the sucker-like mouth to hold onto submerged rocks and wood. Blue-eye plecs as aquarium fish Blue-eyed plecs have been kept as aquarium fish, and were fairly popular during the 1980s and early 1990s. However, they are now very rarely traded because wild fish can only be obtained from rivers in Colombia considered to be outside the control of the Colombian government.
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_Acanthicus adonis_ is a species of armored catfish endemic to Brazil where it is found in the lower Tocantins River basin. This species grows to a length of 20.6 centimetres (8.1 in) SL. The **Adonis Pleco** is dark brown to black with numerous white spots as a juvenile. As the fish matures, the spots fade. These plecos have slender, rough bodies, a lyre-tail, and a pointed snout. These fish are omnivores, and will feed on anything from fruits and vegetables to bits of frozen meaty foods. Driftwood is also appreciated for grazing. Adonis Plecos grow to be rather large, and require adequate space. They are community safe, but may become territorial towards other plecos. Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acanthicus_adonis) The name _Acanthicus_ is derived from the Greek, _akanthikos_ meaning thorny, spiny. Fish of this genus are known as **Lyre tail plecos**.
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The **blacktip grouper** is a member of the _Serranidae_, the family which includes the sea basses as well as the groupers. Distribution The blacktip grouper is widely distributed; it is found from the Red Sea to South Africa, as far north as Korea, and in the waters around Australia Description The blacktip grouper grows up to 40cm in length and may weigh up to 2kg. The tips of the spines of the dorsal fin are black, and it may have a dark red cap above the eyes. There is a variant with a uniformly pale body except for the frontal part.
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The **blacktip grouper** is a member of the _Serranidae_, the family which includes the sea basses as well as the groupers. Distribution The blacktip grouper is widely distributed; it is found from the Red Sea to South Africa, as far north as Korea, and in the waters around Australia Description The blacktip grouper grows up to 40cm in length and may weigh up to 2kg. The tips of the spines of the dorsal fin are black, and it may have a dark red cap above the eyes. There is a variant with a uniformly pale body except for the frontal part.
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_**Grammistes sexlineatus**_ also known as **Golden-striped Grouper**, or **Sixline soapfish** is a small grouper from the Indo-Pacific, occurring between the Red Sea and Polynesia, the southern part of Japan and the Great Barrier Reef. It is found in turbid lagoons at depths between 1 and 40 m. Appearance adult golden-striped grouperThis soapfish shows a characteristic striped pattern. As a juvenile six white stripes run down the dark brown body of the fish. As an adult the lines separate out into dotted lines. The adult size of this fish is 30 cm (12 inches). In the aquarium While not a particularly difficult fish to keep in a marine aquarium, it is often avoided because of the toxic slime it can give off from the glands in its dermis if stressed. Under the wrong circumstances this can result in the death of any other fish in the aquarium.
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The **Comet Grouper** or **Marine Betta** (_Calloplesiops altivelis_) is a species of reef-associated tropical marine fish in the Longfin family (family _Plesiopidae_) that is most commonly found in depth range between 3 to 50 meters. It is native to the Indo-West Pacific. It can reach a maximum length of 20 cm. Behavior Adults are usualy found near reefs, and in caves and crevices along drop-offs. Comet Grouper is nocturnal by nature, and will hide under ledges and in holes by day. During night time, the Comet Grouper leaves its hiding place and swims along the reef searching for food. They possess an eye like shape which is actually the dorsal fin. When in danger, this fish will poke it's head into a hole and expose it's tail end which mimics the head of the moray eel. Diet
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_Epinephelus summana_ is a grouper from the Eastern Indian Ocean that occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 52 cm in length. Source: wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epinephelus_summana Description _Epinephelus summana_ is a dark black fish with many light green spots all over its body, increasing in number toward the posterior. In the Aquaria In this exceedingly large group of fish, few are considered proper aquarium inhabitants, for various reasons including diet and size. Basses vary greatly from species to species. Appropriate research should be done before purchasing a specimen.
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In the Aquaria In this exceedingly large group of fish, few are considered proper aquarium inhabitants, for various reasons including diet and size. Basses vary greatly from species to species. Appropriate research should be done before purchasing a specimen. Many unsuspecting hobbyists bring home cute little specimens of popular aquarium fish such as the lyretail grouper, only to realize several months later that they do not have the resources to care for a meter-long that may cost hundreds of dollars a month to feed. Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_freshwater_aquarium_fish_species)
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**Yellow-edged lyretail** is the common name for the species _Variola louti_. It is also commonly known as the **lyretail grouper** or the **coronation cod**. Range The Yellow-edged lyretail is found from the Red Sea to South Africa and the Pitcairn Islands, as far as southern Japan and Australia. Description This fish reaches up to 81cm in length and 12kg in weight. It is distinguished by its lunate tail with a yellow-edged margin. As juveniles they resemble the goatfishes _Parupeneus forsskali_ or _Parupeneus macronema_ and may shadow them as they feed.
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_**Cephalopholis polleni**_ is a grouper fish from the Indo-Pacific Ocean. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 43cm in length. Source: wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cephalopholis_polleni In the Aquaria In this exceedingly large group of fish, few are considered proper aquarium inhabitants, for various reasons including diet and size. Basses vary greatly from species to species. Appropriate research should be done before purchasing a specimen. Many unsuspecting hobbyists bring home cute little specimens of popular aquarium fish such as the lyretail grouper, only to realize several months later that they do not have the resources to care for a meter-long that may cost hundreds of dollars a month to feed.
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The **Vermillion seabass**, also known as the **Jewel Grouper** or the **Coral Hind** (_Cephalopholis miniatus_) is a species of fish in the Serranidae family. Description Vermillion seabasses are red with blue spots with a body length of 24.5 cm and a common size of 30–40 cm. Diet _Cephalopholis miniata_ feeds mainly on fishes, _Pseudanthias squamipinnis_ (sea goldie) and crustaceans. Synonyms