Corydoras reticulatus the Reticulated corydoras – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile         Family: CALLICHTHYIDAE Species: Corydoras reticulatus Common Name: Network Cory, Reticulated corydoras Size: Up to 2.4" (6.0 cm) Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Lower Amazon River basin, Brazil. Min Tank Size: At least 20 gallons for a school. Diet: Omnivorous, A varied diet of flakes...

Clarotes laticeps,the Widehead catfish – Care & Stats

Detailed species profiles       Family: Claroteidae Species: Clarotes laticeps Common Name: Widehead catfish Size: Up to 31.5 inches (80 cm) Habitat: Africa: Nile, Niger, Senegal, Bénoué, and Volta Rivers; also in Lake Chad. Note: Should not be considered a home aquarium fish, young are...

Agamyxis pectinifrons, the Spotted Raphael Cat – Care & Stats

v Detailed species profile         Family: Doradidae Species: Agamyxis pectinifrons Common Name: Spotted Raphael Cat. Size: Up to 6" (16 cm) Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Amazon River basin. Min Tank Size: At least 55 gallons for adult. Diet: Omnivorous, Flake, frozen, sinking pellets and some live, Behavior: Peaceful. Water: Temperature of 68...

Callichthys callichthys – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile         Family: CALLICHTHYIDAE Species: Callichthys callichthys Common Name: Callichthys Size: 7 in (18 cm) Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: river basins north of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Min Tank Size: 55 gallon or larger. Diet: Omnivorous, will accept most prepared foods. Behavior: Active, peaceful Water: 64 - 82°F (18-28 C);...

Pearl Catfish, Mystus tengara – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile           Family: BAGRIDAE Species: Mystus tengara Common Name: Pearl Catfish Size: 7 in (18 cm) Habitat: SOUTH ASIA: Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Min Tank Size: At least 55 gallons for adults. Diet: Omnivorous, A varied diet of flakes and tablet food. Behavior: Peaceful, keep...

African Glass Catfish, Pareutropius buffei – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       Family: SCHILBEIDAE Species: Pareutropius buffei Common Name: African Glass Catfish Size: 3 in (7.5 cm) Habitat: AFRICA: streams and river in Zaire Min Tank Size: 20 gallon or larger. Diet: Omnivorous, will accept most prepared foods. Behavior: Peaceful and very active keep in groups Water: 75...

Peppered Corydoras, Corydoras paleatus – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       Family: CALLICHTHYIDAE Species: Corydoras paleatus Common Name: Peppered Corydoras Size: 3¼ in (8 cm) Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Streams and rivers of the Plate River region. Min Tank Size: 20 gallon. long is better than tall. Diet: Omnivorous, will accept flake, frozen and...

Hoplo catfish, Megalechis thoracata – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       Family: CALLICHTHYIDAE Species: Megalechis thoracata Common Name: Hoplo, spotted Hoplo. Size: 5 in (13 cm) Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Orinoco and upper Paraguay River basins. Min Tank Size: At least 30 gallons for adult. Diet: Omnivore, will take flake frozen, live and sinking...

Pseudotropheus elongatus the Elongate mbuna – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       Family: CICHLIDAE Species: Pseudotropheus elongatus Common Name: Elongate mbuna Size: Up to 4" (10cm ) females slightly smaller. Habitat: AFRICA: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs in Nkata Bay and Mbamba Bay. Min Tank Size: 40 gallon or larger. Diet: Omnivorous, flake, frozen...

Yellow-tailed acei,Pseudotropheus acei – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile     Photo by Nicolas Couthouis   Family: CICHLIDAE Species: Pseudotropheus acei Common Name: Yellow-tailed acei Size: 3.5" to 4.3"(9 -11cm ) Habitat: AFRICA: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Min Tank Size: 55 gallon or larger. Diet: Herbivore, needs algae to graze on. Behavior: Comparatively docile for the species. Water: 78...
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