Gold Nugget Pleco, Baryancistrus sp (L 081) – Care & Stats

Detailed profile         Family: L oricariidae Species: Baryancistrus sp (L 081) Common Name: Gold Nugget Pleco Size: Up to 8" (20 cm) Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Amazon River system including the Amazon, Xingu and Iriri rivers. Min Tank Size: At least 55 gallons for adult. Note: The "L"...

Pseudotropheus crabro the Bumblebee Mbuna – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       Family: CICHLIDAE Species: Pseudotropheus crabro Common Name: Bumblebee cichlid Size: 4" (10cm) Habitat: AFRICA: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Min Tank Size: Nothing smaller than a 30 gallon. Diet: Omnivorous, live, flake and frozen. Behavior: Agressive, like most mbuna. Water: 75 - 84°F (24-29°C), pH: 7.5 -...

Celebes Rainbowfish, Marosatherina ladigesi – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       Family: Telmatherinidae Species: Marosatherina ladigesi Common Name: Celebes Rainbowfish Size: Up to 2¾ inches (7 cm) Habitat: ASIAN ISLANDS: Streams and estuarine waters in Indonesia. Min Tank Size: At least a 40 gallon long for a school. Diet: Omnivorous, algae and small...

Knight Goby, Stigmatogobius sadanundio – Care & Stats

< Detailed species profile         Family: Gobiidae Genus & Species: Stigmatogobius sadanundio Common Name: Knight Goby Size: Up to 3" (8cm) Total Length Habitat: Asia: India, Sri Lanka and the Andamans to Singapore and Indonesia. Min Tank Size: 20 + gallons Diet: Prefers live but will take most...

Yo Yo Loach, Botia lohachata, Botia almorhae – Care & Stats

Additional species photographs Botia lohachata / Botia almorhae Detailed species profile       Family: Cobitidae Species: Botia lohachata, Botia almorhae Note: Botia lohachata and Botia almorhae are two separate species that are often confused and mislabeled. They are pretty much identical in habitat,...

Chinese High Fin Banded Shark, Myxocyprinus asiaticus – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile         Family: CYPRINIDAE Species: Myxocyprinus asiaticus Common Name: Freshwater Batfish, Chinese High Fin Banded Shark Size: Up to 24 inches (60 cm) Note: Should not be considered a home aquarium fish, young are sometimes seen for sale and caution...

Siamese Fighting Fish or Betta splendens – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       Family: Osphronemidae Species: Betta splendens Common Name: Betta, Siamese Fighting Fish. Size: Up to 2½ inches (6.5 cm) Habitat: SOUTH ASIA: Sluggish waters in Thailand. Min Tank Size: 5 gallon for a single specimen. Note: Bettas are sold in small cups at...

Demason’s Cichlid,Pseudotropheus demasoni – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       Family: CICHLIDAE Species: Pseudotropheus demasoni Common Name: Demason's Cichlid Size: Up to 2.5" (6cm ) Habitat: AFRICA: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Pombo Rocks, Tanzania. Min Tank Size: 40 gallon or larger.Only one male. Diet: Herbivore, needs algae to graze on. Behavior: Very Aggressive. Water: 78 -...

Coral Beauty Angelfish, Centropyge bispinosus – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       http://www.flickr.com/photos/benhenderson/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Family: Pomacanthidae Species: Centropyge bispinosus Common Name: Coral Beauty Angelfish Size: 4.0" (10.2 cm) Habitat: Very common on the Great Barrier Reef. Min Tank Size: 50 gallon. Diet: Omnivore, feed vitamin enriched flake , frozen, and spirulina. Behavior: Semi- aggressive, should not...

Brig, Apple Snail, Mystery Snail, Pomacea bridgesii – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile         Family: Ampullariidae Genus & Species: Pomacea bridgesii Common Name: Brig, Apple Snail, Mystery Snail Size: The size of the shell varies from 40-50 mm wide and 45-65 mm high. Habitat: South America: Amazon River basin, from Peru, Ecuador and...
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