Mono, Monodactylus argenteus – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       Family: Monodactylidae Species: Monodactylus argenteus Common Name: Mono Size: Up to 10 inches.(25cm) Min Tank Size: 50 gallons+ for a school. Habitat: Eastern coast of Africa, through to Indonesia. Diet: Omnivorous, flakes, frozen and live Behavior: Peaceful to others, Semi-aggressive towards its own kind...

Badmans fish identity page Do you think you know the species

Every now and then I will add a picture of a mystery fish here. Some will be hard and others easy. The fish can be either fresh or salt. Test your...

Phractocephalus hemioliopterus the Redtail Catfish – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile         Family: Pimelodidae Species: Phractocephalus hemioliopterus Common Name: Redtail Catfish Size: Up to 48 inches (122 cm) Note: Should not be considered a home aquarium fish, young are sometimes seen for sale and caution should taken before purchasing. It...

Macrotocinclus affinis, the Golden otocinclus, Otocinclus, Oto Cat – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile         Family: LORICARIIDAE Species: Macrotocinclus affinis, formallly Otocinclus affinis Common Name: Golden otocinclus, Otocinclus, Oto Cat Size: 2” (5 cm) Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: vicinity of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.. Min Tank Size: 20 gallon, with broad-leaf plants. Diet: Herbivorous, eating algae in the...

Corydoras sterbai,Sterba’s Catfish – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile         Family: CALLICHTHYIDAE Species: Corydoras sterbai Common Name: Sterba's Catfish Size: Up to 2.5" (6.5 cm) Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Central Brazil and Bolivia. Min Tank Size: At least 20 gallons for a school. Diet: Omnivorous, A varied diet of flakes and tablet food. Behavior: Peaceful,...

Pterygoplichthys scrophus, the Rhino (Chocolate) Pleco – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       Photos courtesy of Aqualand pets plus   Family: Loricariidae Species: Pterygoplichthys scrophus Common Name: Rhino (Chocolate) Pleco Size: Up to 11" (28 cm) Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Marañon and Ucayali River basins.. Min Tank Size: At least 125 gallons for adult. Note: The "L" numbers for...

Pangasius sanitwongsei,Giant pangasius – Care & Stats

Detailed species profiles         Family: Pangasiidae Species: Pangasius sanitwongsei Common Name: Giant pangasius, Paroon Shark. Size: Up 118 inches (300cm) more common up to 20 inches(50cm) Note: Should not be considered a home aquarium fish, young are sometimes seen for sale and...

Pangasianodon hypophthalmus,Iridescent Shark – Care & Stats

  Detailed species profiles           Family: Pangasiidae Species: Pangasianodon hypophthalmus Common Name: Iridescent Shark. Size: Up 130 inches (330cm) Note: Should not be considered a home aquarium fish, young are sometimes seen for sale and caution should taken before purchasing. It is unfair...

Malapterurus electricus,the Electric catfish – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       Photo courtesy of Aqualand pets plus   Family: Malapteruridae Species: Malapterurus electricus Common Name: Electric catfish. Size: 12" (26 cm) for dwarfs, some species up to 39" (100cm) Habitat: Africa: Occurs in much of the Nile system. Widespread throughout tropical Africa. Min...

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"...
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