Eartheater, Geophagus altamira – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       Family: CICHLIDAE Species: Geophagus altamira Common Name: Eartheater Note: The Geophagus belong to a species complex loosely defined as surinamensis. There is still confusion in identifying each species. Each needs are basically the same. Size: Up to 10...

Flame Tetra, Hyphessobrycon flammeus – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile         Family: CHARACIDAE Species: Hyphessobrycon flammeus Common Name: Flame Tetra Size: 1¾ in (4.5 cm) Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Streams and river around Rio de Janeiro Min Tank Size: 15 gallon for a school. Diet: Omnivorous: Wide range of foods accepted, preferably live. Behavior: Peaceful and...

Hara (Erethistes) jerdoni,the Mini Moth catfish – Care & Stats

Detailed Species profile       Family: Ictaluridae Species: Hara (Erethistes) jerdoni Common Name: Anchor Catfish, Asian Moth Catfish, Asian Stone Cat, Dwarf anchor Catfish, Dwarf Moth Catfish, Mini Moth Catfish Size: Common length : 1inch (2.5 cm) Max length : 1.57...

Corydoras boesemani, the Boeseman’s Catfish – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile         Family: Callichthyidae Species: Corydoras boesemani Common Name: Boeseman's Catfish Size: Adult: Up to 1.8 inches (4.5 cm) Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Coastal rivers in the Upper Suriname River system. Min Tank Size: 20 gallons (75.7 liters) or larger. Min Shoal Size: Shoal of...

Pomoxis nigromaculatus, the Black crappie Profile – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

This profile was written by Shaner an active contributor to the site.       Pomoxis nigromaculatus   Overview: Found in all 48 contiguous states the Crappie is a popular sport fish, however is quite able to make...

Zebra Mbuna,Metriaclima callainos, Maylandia (Pseudotropheus) zebra – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       Family: CICHLIDAE Species: Metriaclima callainos Note: This species has gone through many nomenclatural changes. A couple are Maylandia zebra and Pseudotropheus zebra. Metriaclima is now the excepted name. Common Name: Zebra Mbuna Size: 6 in (15 cm) Habitat: AFRICA: Endemic...

Cumming’s Barb, Two spot Barb, Puntius cummingi – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile         Family: CYPRINIDAE Species: Puntius cummingi Common Name: Cumming's Barb, Two spot Barb Size: Up to 2 inches (5 cm) Habitat: ASIA: Endemic to Sri Lanka. Min Tank Size: At least 20 gallons more if you wish a school. Diet: Omnivorous, flake, Frozen,...

Orange Chromide, Etroplus maculatus – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       Family: CICHLIDAE Species: Etroplus maculatus Common Name: Orange Chromide Size: 3¼ in (8 cm) Habitat: MAINLAND SOUTH ASIA: coastal brackish rivers of southern India and Sri Lanka Min Tank Size: 20 gallon or larger recommended. Diet: Carnivorous, flake frozen and live. Behavior: Semi Peaceful Water: Temperature...

Blood parrot cichlid – Care & Stats

Detailed profiles       Family: CHICLIDAE Ethics: This hybrid cichlid has various anatomical deformities, controversy exists over the ethics of creating the blood parrot. Species: Cichlasoma citrinellum x Cichlasoma synspilum? Common Name: Blood parrot cichlid Size: Up to 8 inches (20cm) Habitat: None: Man made...

Apollo Shark, Luciosoma setigerum – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile         Family: Cyprinidae Species: Luciosoma setigerum Common Name: Apollo Shark Size: 10 in (25 cm) Habitat: S.E. ASIA ISLANDS: Malay Peninsula, Indochina, Indonesia. Min Tank Size: At least 125 gallons for a school of six. Diet: Omnivorous, flake, Frozen, live food and pellets. Behavior: Peaceful...

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