Tropical fish

Jacobfreibergi Peacock

The African Butterfly Peacock  Aulonocara jacobfreibergi is one of the most colorful of the Peacock cichlids. It is also one of the most variable, with natural color strains that can be very different between populations. These cichlids are some of the largest members of the Peacock family, though size too depends on the location they are from. They can range anywhere from 4 inches (10 cm) in length up to about 9 inches (23 cm).

Peacocks are a very popular group of cichlids from Lake Malawi, Africa. They are members of the Aulonocara genus which has only about 23 species, but with many subspecies. It is the brilliant colorations of blues, reds and yellows that have given rise to the well deserved name of “Peacock cichlids”. Most members can be recognized by the tiny wrinkles around the head. These are sonar sensory pits that allow them to locate small crustacean prey that hides in the sand.

The great variability of this African Butterfly Peacock, the A. jacobfreibergistrain, has led to many common names for individual populations. But as a group they are known by other common names like Malawi Butterfly Cichlid, Eureka Cichlid, Fairy Cichlid, Freiberg’s Peacock, Jakes or Jake Cichlid, and Mamalela Peacock. This species is one of the most “finny” of the Peacocks, and they have a distinct feature that separates them from other butterfly peacocks, which is a deeply forked tail fin. Thus they are sometimes referred to as “Swallow Tail” peacocks as well.

The Aulonocara genus, along with the Utaka Cichlids of the Copadichromis genus and other non-Mbuna kinds of cichlids, are all members of the Haplochromis group. Haplochromis is the type genus of free-roaming browsers sometimes call “haps” or “happies”. They live in the more sandy areas and open waters, and are generally larger cichlids than their Mbuna “rock-dwelling” counterparts. They also are more peaceful cichlids and should not be housed with the highly active and aggressive Mbunas.

These cichlids are not only beautifully adorned, but are easy to care for, thus making them a desirable pet. They are enjoyed by beginning cichlid keepers and experts alike. Provide them with open space for swimming and a lot of caves in which to hide, sleep, or breed. This comfortable decor along with regular water changes makes for a stress-free environment. Being one of the most carnivorous of the cichlids they enjoy a meaty diet. They are almost puppy like in their excitability when being fed, thus adding to their appeal.

Currently approx 5cm

African Cichlids need to be kept only with other African Cichlids due to their high ph requirements and aggressive nature. They are the closest you will get to Marine colours at a much easier care aquarium.

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Jaguar Cichlid

The Jaguar Cichlid Parachromis managuensis (previously Cichlasoma managuense) is a large, semi-aggressive and beautiful cichlid that is a popular and fun companion for the more experienced fishkeeper. Unlike most cichlids the Jaguar doesn’t present a permenant patterning until it has fully matured, and its visuals will change as it ages. For instance, while younger Jaguars display prominent vertical black bars, the adults tend to lose these bars and replace them with the eponymous “Jaguar” patterning.

In addition to the name Jaguar Cichlid, these fish are also commonly known by other descriptive names such as Jaguar Guapote, Guapote Tigre, Spotted Guapote, and Tiger Guapote. Other common names are derived from their scientific name, such as Managuense Cichlid and Managua Cichlid, and still others describe the fishes’ place of origin, such as Aztec Cichlid.

In the wild these fish will reach up to two feet (24″ or 63 cm) and can weigh up to about 3 1/2 pounds. Fortunately, they are much smaller in the aquarium, only reaching about 16″ (40 cm). Due to their large size and semi-aggressive temperment, they are a great fish for a huge system of large South and Central American fish but should not be kept with smaller or less aggressive fish. Use dark gravel to bring out their light purple base color.

The Jaguar Cichlid or Managuense Cichlid is moderately easy to care for as long as they have a large tank and appropriate tank mates. They are predators and will eat smaller fish and invertebrates. Many do not tolerate any other fish in their tank unless they are a male/female pair or if the aquarium is sufficently large enough (200 gallons or larger). Even then the male may attack and kill a newly introduced female. They become more aggressive when they are in breeding mode and should either be isolated to their own tank or all other fish should be removed at that time.

They will dig in the substrate, so provide a bottom of coarse gravel with some rocks and wood for places to hide. They will also need a large rock for spawning. Don’t include plants as they will be torn apart. Be sure you also have a tight fitting lid as they will jump out at times.

currently approx 4-5cm

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Jewel Cichlid – Hemichromis bimaculatus

Jewel Cichlid
Scientific Name : Hemichromis bimaculatus

Common Names : Jewel Cichlid, Jewel fish, African Jewelfish, Two Spotted Jewel Fish, Green Jewel, Blue Jewel

Jewel Cichlid Care Level : Easy to Moderate

Size : 5.5 inches (14 cm) Currently approx 3cm

pH : 7 – 7.5

Temperature : 70°F – 74°F (21°C – 23°C)

Lifespan : 5 years or longer

Origin / Habitat : African rivers

Temperament / Behavior : Can get aggressive when forming pairs.

Jewel Cichlid Breeding : May get better results with slightly increased (a degree or two) water temperature. The female will lay the eggs on a flat surface. After 2 to 4 days, the eggs hatch and the parents will move them to another location for another couple of days until the babies are swimming. These jewel cichlids are great parents. Get your fry foods ready and plan on feeding finely crushed flake foods, baby brine shrimp or other fry foods.

Aquarium Size : 30 gallon minimum for a pair, much larger for multiples to limit aggression.

Jewel Cichlid Tank Mates : Not recommended for community tank type setups. They can get very aggressive with tank mates when ready for breeding.

Jewel Cichlid Food : Should accept flakes and pellet fish foods. The Jewel Cichlid will go after algae wafers and shrimp pellets too, so make sure your bottom feeders are getting enough to eat if they are housed with this cichlid.

Tank Region : Will roam all over the tank. Likes to guard a chosen spot in the tank around spawning time.

Gender : Difficult to determine, but males may become even more brilliantly colored when breeding. If you’re interested in breeding them it may be advisable to get a group of six or more and wait for them to pair off. Once a pair is formed, remove the others from the tank to prevent fighting.

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King Tiger Pleco L066

Common name: King Tiger Plecostomus, Network pleco, and Scribbled pleco, L066

Scientific name: Hypancistrus Species

Average Adult Fish Size: 5 inches / 12 cm
Currently approx 5-6cm

Place of Origin: North East Brazil, South America

Typical Tank setup: South American riverine biotope with rocks, caves, drift wood, bogwood, roots, and live plants.

Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 30 gallon / 120 litre

Compatibility: A peaceful fish if plenty of hiding places are provided.

Temperature: 77 – 84 Deg. F / 25 – 29 Deg. C

Water chemistry: pH 5.8 – 7.4

Feeding: Carnivorous species. You can use prepared foods such as pellets, wafers, sticks, and flakes for carnivores as a base and supplement with plenty of fresh or frozen meaty foods such as bloodworms, shrimps and mussels.

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Kribensis Cichlid – Pelvicachromis pulcher

The Kribensis Pelvicachromis pulcher was introduced to the hobby in the 1950s. One look at this beautiful fish and you can see why it immediately became favored. It is still a popular fish today and makes a great choice for a new hobbyist interested in keeping cichlids.

Beauty is one of their most attractive features and they have interesting behaviors. They are entertaining to watch and being small in size makes them more manageable than many of the other cichlid species. They are easy to keep, easy to feed, and are fairly easy to breed. They can be kept in a smaller aquarium and are relatively undemanding in their water chemistry as long as it is consistent.

Most of the Kribensis available today are are captive bred, with wild caught fish are only occasionally imported. The captive bred specimens are far more adaptable in terms of water chemistry than the wild fish. An albino variety has also been bred for several decades. This is often the first fish bred by newcomers to the hobby as they often breed in the community tank. A pair will often promptly start to spawn within a week of arriving.

Though they vary in appearance depending upon the place of origin, the scientific name for the Kribensis says it best. This is a beautiful cichlid with a colorful belly. Other names for it are the Purple Cichlid, Rainbow Krib, or Pink Kribensis Cichlid. In Germany it is called the ‘King Cichlid’ and the ‘Magnificent Purple Cichlid’.

What’s in the name?
Pelva + chromis means ‘belly’ + ‘color’
pulcher means ‘beautiful’

The Kribensis is a relatively peaceful and tolerant fish that can be kept in community aquariums. They can be kept with a variety of other small schooling type fish including characins, barbs, danios, and rasboras. Gouramis and small armored Corydoras catfish, and suckermouth armoured catfishes like the Plecostomus from the Loricariidae family also work well.

These fish form pairs and a closely knit family. The family will school together with the parents leading the school. They need an open swimming area but also plenty of places to retreat among rocks and wood. They like a heavily planted aquarium and though they burrow in a sand or fine gravel substrate, they will not touch plants.

  • Aquarist Experience Level: Beginner
  • Size of fish – inches: 4.0 inches (10.16 cm) currently 3-5cm and sexable
  • Minimum Tank Size: 20 gal (76 L)
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Aquarium Hardiness: Very Hardy
  • Temperature: 75.0 to 81.0° F (23.9 to 27.2° C)
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Kuhli Loach

Auction for one Kuhli Loach

Tropical Fish

Scientific Name: Pangio kuhlii (Valenciennes, 1846)

Common name: Kuhli Loach, Coolie Loach, Leapord Eel, Prickly Eye.

Size: approx 5cm, but will grow to 7-10cm

Care: All kuhlis need well-established aquaria and should not be considered for newly set up tanks. Lots of hiding places with soft substrate. Best kept in groups, the larger the better. Three fish is the absolute minimum that should be kept together.

Feeding: Easily fed. Accepts good quality flake, sinking pellets, thawed frozen bloodworm, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, etc.

Water parameters: pH: 6.2-6.8. Hardness: Medium Soft to Medium. Max dh: 10

Temperature: 78 – 82F (25.5 – 28C)

Like all Kuhlis, this species loves planted aquaria with plenty of cover and ideally with some loose leaf litter. In nature, they habitually grub around for food particles in such areas.

Kuhlis are great at getting into awkward places. Undergravel filters are less in vogue these days, but aquarists occasionally stripped down tanks that they had previously kept kuhlis in only to find a population that had obviously bred in the tank hidden beneath the undergravel plate.

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Lemon Tetra

Lemon tetra information:

Scientific name:                 Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis   

Common name:                Lemon tetra

Max. size:                           3.8 cm / 1.5 inches

pH range:                          5.5 – 8.0

dH range:                           25

Temperature range:         23 – 28°C / 73.5 – 82.5°F

The Lemon tetra is endemic to a river in Brazil and can be found nowhere else in the world. The Lemon tetra is a peaceful fish and will work well in a peaceful community aquarium with other species of similar size. The aquarium should be planted, the water should be slightly acidic and the water hardiness should be soft to medium. Since the wild Lemon tetras inhabit a tropical river, the water temperature in the aquarium should not be allowed to drop below 23° C (73.5° F). The Lemon tetras have a quite pale, yellowish colouration that will look more striking if you use a dark substrate in the aquarium.

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Long-Fin White Cloud Mountain Minnow

Long Fin White Cloud Mountain Minnow

The white cloud mountain minnow is an extremely hardy fish that can withstand a wide range of temperatures. The white cloud mountain minnow can be kept in an aquarium without a heater as long as the temperature does not drop below 45°F (7°C). They are peaceful and are suitable tank mates for a community tank as long as the aquarium temperature doesn’t get too high. Many keep these minnows in small desktop tanks.

The White Cloud Mountain Minnow will eat flakes, frozen, freeze dried and live foods.

Scientific Name : Tanichthys albonubes

Care Level : Easy, good for freshwater beginners

Life span : 3 – 5 years generally, possibly longer

Size : Up to 2 inches (5 cm)

pH : 6 – 8

Temperature : 45°F – 70°F (7°C – 21°C)

Water Hardness : 5° to 25° dH,

Origin / Habitat : China

Temperament / Behavior : Peaceful and best kept in schools of 6 or more.

White Cloud Mountain Minnow Breeding : Easy. Give them a water temperature around 68°F and they will lay their eggs on the bottom of the tank. You will have to remove the adults because they will eat the eggs.

Aquarium Size : 5 gallon or larger.

White Cloud Mountain Minnow Tank Mates : Many, given the generally peaceful nature of the White Cloud Mountain Minnow.

Fish Disease : Freshwater Fish Disease – Diagnose, Symptoms and Treatment

Diet / Foods : Omnivore – will eat many food items including flakes, pellets and live foods.

Tank Region : All over the tank

Gender : Males will have more color than the females.

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Longfin Zebra Danio

Longfin Zebra Danio

Longfin Zebra Danio
Danios are a great fish for beginning aquarists as they are very hardy. They are sometimes called “perpetual motion with fins” because they are an active schooling fish. Like the Zebra Danio, this fish is silver or gold in color with blue to purple stripes. The long-finned fish has long distinctive caudal fins. This schooling fish does best in aquariums with other community fish, plants to hide in and plenty of space to swim. Commonly used as a “dither fish ” which essentially communicates to other fish that the open water activity of the Danio means everything is normal. This allows reclusive and shy fish to be seen more frequently.

Food may be tropical flaked, dried, frozen or live. Feed a variety of food to ensure complete nutrition.

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Marble Peacock

Marble Peacock

Currently Approx 5cm

These fish are suitable for a Malawi Cichlid Tank.

A maximum size of 10 – 15 cm. They can live in captivity for more than 10 years in the right conditions.

Water Quality
· Temperature: 24°C – 26°C.
· pH: 7.5—8.5
· General Hardness: 150—350 ppm.

Feeding
These cichlids are omnivorous feeders so they require a varied diet of live food, meaty food, worms and vegetable matter and Cichlid flakes and pellets wi. They are greedy and messy eaters and therefore need frequent partial water changes and adequate filtration to keep the biological waste to a minimum.

Compatibility
Peacocks are semi-aggressive and territorial. They should not be kept with small or peaceful fish. They are more suitable for semi-aggressive African
(Malawi) community tanks.

General Information
African Peacocks are very popular aquarium fish, because of their lively behaviour, bright colours, shapes, size and intelligence. These hardy fish are
very easy to care for and can breed successfully in captivity.

 

African Cichlids need to be kept only with other African Cichlids due to their high ph requirements and aggressive nature. They are the closest you will get to Marine colours at a much easier care aquarium.

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Midas cichlid

The Midas Cichlid is a rather robust fish, which does not have any problems with the pure tap  water. It is possible to foster it in rather hard as well as in quite alkaline water. A tank size starting from 1,50 m * 0,60 m *0,60 m is appropriate for Midas Cichlids and makes it possible to keep this species.

Adult fish require more space and – according to their character – possibilities to retreat; in addition, they need view barriers in order to reduce stress. You can create frontiers and ambushes with the help of plenty of radix woods or stones. The number of fish you can keep in a tank strongly depends on the size of the tank – in a 1000 liter tank, you can keep some cichlids.

A perfect sozializing is possible between other robust cichlid species of Central America as well as other big fish or catfish. Night active predator catfish are not suitable as a tank companion, because they strongly disturb the Cichlids’ sleep. Peaceful Oscars or Heros species sometimes have a positive influence on the character of the Midas Cichlid – especially when they grow up together. However, Oscars and other species unfortunately lose in controversies and can easily be injured seriously.

Midas Cichlid Food

The Midas Cichlid is not very delicate regarding its various sorts of food. As it is the case in any animal’s feeding, the feed range of the Midas Cichlid should be varied. In addition to high-quality Cichlid sticks of a pet shop, these cichlids like to feed off water and other flying insects.Water insects are to be taken out of clean waters. However, red larvae are not suitable for the Amphilophus Citrinellus.

As flying insects, you can feed crickets and small locusts, that any good terraristic or pet shop offers.

Feed containing carotene has a strong intensifying effect on the cichlids’ color; this means that the yellow or orange color breed develops more strongly. This is an advantage for the outer appearance and does not have any negative consequences. Beef hearts or feed containing a lot of proteins, in contrast, affect the inner organs of the A. Citrinellus in a negative way.

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currently approx 5cm

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Neon Tetra

Neon Tetra information:

Scientific name:                 Paracheirodon innesi   

Common name:                Neon Tetra

Max. size:                           2.2 cm / 0.85 inches

pH range:                          5.0 – 7.0

dH range:                           1 – 2

Temperature range:         20 – 26°C / 68 – 80°F

The Neon Tetra is an extremely popular aquarium fish. It is sturdy and inexpensive and is often one of the first fish species purchased by beginner aquarists. A shoal of brightly decorated Neon Tetras will add colour as well as activity to the aquarium. Since the Neon Tetras stay quite small and have a peaceful temperament, they are often found in small community aquariums.

 

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Orinoco Pleco (L106)

Hemiancistrus guahiborum L106

Classification :Loricariidae
Distribution :Known only from the Rio Orinoco drainage, Venezuela.
Habitat :It inhabits flowing waters with rocky substrates, where it lives amongst the rocks.
Maximum Standard Length :6″ (15cm).
Aquarium Size :48″ x 12″ x 12″ (120cm x 30cm x 30cm) – 108 litres.
Maintenance :A stream-type setup with a gravel or sand substrate and rounded stones and rocks would simulate its natural biotope, but it’s equally at home in a planted tank. It does require well-oxygenated water, however, and live plants tend not to do so well under these conditions. It also prefers a degree of current running through the tank.
Water Conditions
Temperature:  It should be happy in the range 72-79°F (22-26°C), based on the preferences of other species from the same region.
pH: 6.0-7.5
Hardness: 3-12°H
Diet : Feeds on aufwuchs and small aquatic crustaceans in nature. In the aquarium, it proves omnivorous and will accept both sinking dried foods and live and frozen stuff such as bloodworm or daphnia.
Behaviour and Compatibility : A decent choice for the community tank. In a biotope setup, good tankmates include characins such asAnostomus, Hemiodus, Semaprochilodus and Metynnis species, reophilic cichlids such as Retroculus and other Loricariids requiring similar conditions. It can also be kept in a more general community, if you wish. If you’re keeping more than one, ensure each has it’s own refuge to call home, and expect some territorialbickering.

This species was only described to science in 2005, the species name being taken from the name of a localtribe. It’s also known as the spotted orange seam plec, due to its patterning. It’s found living alongside other Loricariid species in nature, including Peckoltia and other Hemiancistrus species. There’s ongoing discussion as to whether this species and the currently undescribed L122 are one and the same, as these two were apparently both included in the scientific description mentioned above. Based on shape, the two would appear to be distinct, as L122 has a flatter profile than H. guahiborum.
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Ornate Bircher – Dinosaur Fish

Ornate Sengalis Bircher – Dinosaur Fish
approx 8cm

The Ornate Bichir, Polypterus ornatipinnis, is considered the most attractive of the Bichir group. It is a Lobe-finned Pike, a freshwater fish originating from Africa. As with other members of the primitive Polypteridae family, the Ornate Bichir has the unique ability to survive out of water. With a lung-like paired swimbladder and gills to help breathing, the Ornate Bichir can spend short periods of time on land, but must soon return to its water environment for adequate respiration.
The Ornate Bichir does best in a large “oddball” aquarium, densely planted with numerous hiding places, and a sandy bottom. This species is semi-aggressive in the fact that they will swallow any fish or invertebrate that they can fit into their mouth. Be careful in choosing passive tank mates for the Bichir, as they are very passive towards other large fish. However, they are aggressive towards their own kind, and only one should be incorporated into an aquarium, unless the aquarium is very large. Prone to jumping, a tight, well-sealed aquarium lid is required.

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Oscar – Albino Red Tiger Oscar

Oscar – Albino Red Tiger Oscar

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currently approx 7-8cm

Species name: Astronotus ocellatus

Synonym: Lobotes ocellatus

Common name: Oscar

Family: Cichlidae

Order: Perciformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 35 cm / 14 inches

Environment: freshwater

Origin: Amazon River, South America

Temperament: Peaceful Cichlid

Company: Astronotus ocellatus (Oscar) is best kept with other large friendly species. As small fish may be eaten.

Water parameters: Temperature 22-27°C / 72-81°F; pH 6.0 – 8.0

Aquarium setup: Astronotus ocellatus (Oscar) should be kept in a large aquarium decorated with large rocks. Place the rocks directly on the aquarium glass since Oscar fish are good diggers that enjoy digging. Do not keep planted plants with Oscars since they will be dug up. Best kept with fish larger than their mouth size as will eat smaller fish.

Feeding: Astronotus ocellatus (Oscar) accepts al kind of food as long as it suitable for their size. They love earth worms.

Breeding: Astronotus ocellatus (Oscar) lays their eggs on an in advanced cleaned rock. Oscars lays a large amount of eggs and it is therefore necessary to offer them one or several large flat rocks to spawn on. Oscars are usually good parent that take good care of their fry. The larvae are moved to a pit the parents dug once they hatched. Its not uncommon for two female Oscars to breed lay eggs together and even females that are kept alone sometimes lays eggs and guard them. These spawning will however naturally not result in any fry.

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Oscar – Red Oscar

Oscar – Red Oscar

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currently approx 5cm

Species name: Astronotus ocellatus

Synonym: Lobotes ocellatus

Common name: Oscar

Family: Cichlidae

Order: Perciformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 35 cm / 14 inches

Environment: freshwater

Origin: Amazon River, South America

Temperament: Peaceful

Company: Astronotus ocellatus (Oscar) is best kept with other large friendly species.

Water parameters: Temperature 22-27°C / 72-81°F; pH 6.0 – 8.0

Aquarium setup: Astronotus ocellatus (Oscar) should be kept in a large aquarium decorated with large rocks. Place the rocks directly on the aquarium glass since Oscar fish are good diggers that enjoy digging. Do not keep planted plants with Oscars since they will be dug up.

Feeding: Astronotus ocellatus (Oscar) accepts al kind of food as long as it suitable for their size. They love earth worms.

Breeding: Astronotus ocellatus (Oscar) lays their eggs on an in advanced cleaned rock. Oscars lays a large amount of eggs and it is therefore necessary to offer them one or several large flat rocks to spawn on. Oscars are usually good parent that take good care of their fry. The larvae are moved to a pit the parents dug once they hatched. Its not uncommon for two female Oscars to breed lay eggs together and even females that are kept alone sometimes lays eggs and guard them. These spawning will however naturally not result in any fry.

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Oscar – Red Tiger Oscar

Oscar – Red Tiger Oscar

Picture off the net

currently approx 5cm

Species name: Astronotus ocellatus

Synonym: Lobotes ocellatus

Common name: Oscar

Family: Cichlidae

Order: Perciformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 35 cm / 14 inches

Environment: freshwater

Origin: Amazon River, South America

Temperament: Peaceful Cichlid

Company: Astronotus ocellatus (Oscar) is best kept with other large friendly species.. As small fish may be eaten.

Water parameters: Temperature 22-27°C / 72-81°F; pH 6.0 – 8.0

Aquarium setup: Astronotus ocellatus (Oscar) should be kept in a large aquarium decorated with large rocks. Place the rocks directly on the aquarium glass since Oscar fish are good diggers that enjoy digging. Do not keep planted plants with Oscars since they will be dug up. Best kept with fish larger than their mouth size as will eat smaller fish.

Feeding: Astronotus ocellatus (Oscar) accepts al kind of food as long as it suitable for their size. They love earth worms.

Breeding: Astronotus ocellatus (Oscar) lays their eggs on an in advanced cleaned rock. Oscars lays a large amount of eggs and it is therefore necessary to offer them one or several large flat rocks to spawn on. Oscars are usually good parent that take good care of their fry. The larvae are moved to a pit the parents dug once they hatched. Its not uncommon for two female Oscars to breed lay eggs together and even females that are kept alone sometimes lays eggs and guard them. These spawning will however naturally not result in any fry.

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Otocinclus Catfish (Otto)

The Otocinclus Catfish is the algae-busting favorite of aquarium hobbyists. Even award-winning planted-aquarium experts like Takashi Amano will employ this tireless algae eater. The diminutive Otocinclus Catfish does a great job keeping aquarium glass and plants free of distracting green. Your aquascape and schooling fish will take center stage when the Otocinclus Catfish turns problem algae into delicious meals using its sucker-type mouth.

The Otocinclus is one of the smallest catfish in the Loricariidae family. Featuring a tan with a black peppered body, the Otocinclus Catfish is an attractive and functional addition to any freshwater aquarium. Originating from fast-moving rivers in South America, the Otocinclus Catfish should be housed in at least a 30-gallon aquarium with high filtration, good water movement, and high aeration. A planted aquarium with rocks and driftwood will provide plenty of hiding spaces to prevent the Otocinclus Catfish from becoming stressed. As a peaceful and very social fish, the Otocinclus Catfish prefers to be kept in small schools.

A planted aquarium with high vegetation and some algae will sustain the Otocinclus. However, if algae are not present, supplement with a vegetable-based flake or wafer food.

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Pearl Gourami

Pearl Gourami
Auction for one fish but more are available.
currently approx 7cm
Scientific Name: Trichogaster leeri
Adult Size: 4 inches (10 cm)
Social: Peaceful, suitable for community tank
Lifespan: 8 years
Tank Level: Top, Mid dweller
Diet: Omnivorous
Breeding: Egglayer, bubblenest
Care: Easy
pH: 6.5 – 8.5
Hardness: 5-30 dGH
Temperature: 74-82 F (24-28 C)

Description:
The Pearl Gourami is not only one of the most attractive, but also one of the hardiest and easiest to keep of the gouramis. The ventral fins are long and thin, having the appearance of feelers. The mouth is small and upturned. Pearl and brown flecks covering the body give it a mother of pearl appearance, from which is derives it’s name. A horizontal black line runs from the mouth to the tail, where it ends in a spot.
Habitat/Care:
Accustomed to heavy vegetation in their natural habitat, they will thrive if given similar conditions in the aquarium. Floating plants, subdued lighting, and a dark substrate are ideal. Although they prefer soft acidic water, they are adaptable to a range of water conditions. This adaptability and their peaceful nature make them well suited to community tanks. However keeping them with overly aggressive tankmates should be avoided.
Diet:
Pearl Gouramis will accept many foods, and are generally quite easy to feed. Flake, freeze dried, and frozen foods are all readily taken. For optimum health fresh vegetables such as lettuce, cooked peas, and spinach, may also be offered as part of a varied diet . Live foods such as black worms, brine shrimp, and glass worms are a good treat and conditioning food for breeding.

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Pristella Tetra

Pristella Tetra

The X-Ray or Pristella Tetra is an unusual member of the Characidae Family that has a near transparent body. This novel characteristic gives this tetra the appearance of a living x-ray photograph. However, unlike true clear or glass-like fish, the X-Ray Pristella Tetra has a captivating color pattern that adds another dimension of interest. The dorsal and anal fins have stylish bands of yellow, black, and white. In addition to these bands, the caudal fin has a beautiful pale red or pink coloration that offers yet another unexpected surprise to this seemingly transparent fish.

The ideal aquarium setup for the X-Ray Pristella Tetra will include live plants, rocks and driftwood to recreate natural habitat and provide hiding spaces. The X-Ray Pristella Tetra is a schooling fish and should be ideally kept in groups of six or more. Similar to other tetra species, the male X-Ray Pristella Tetra will tend to be smaller and thinner than the female.

The natural diet of the X-Ray Pristella Tetra consists primarily of small insects and planktonic animals. However, it will accept frozen or freeze-dried brine shrimp, daphnia, bloodworms tubifex, as well as micro pellet food and high quality flake foods.

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