Category: Freshwater species

Quick care stats of Chili Rasbora – tank setup, tankmate, feeding

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Family: Cyprinids Scientific name: Boraras brigittae Common name: Mosquito Rasbora, Chili¬†rasbora Origin: Asia; southwestern Borneo, Indonesia Max length: 0.8 – 1.0 inch Minimum tank size: 10 gallons Stocking: 8-10 fish for a 10-gallon tank Temperament: […]

Quick care stats of Clown Killifish – tank setup, tankmate, feeding

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Family: Nothobranchiidae Scientific name: Epiplatys annulatus Common name: Clown Killifish, Rocket Panchax, Banded panchax Origin: Liberia, Sierra Leon, Guinea, West Africa Max length: 1.5 inches (males), females will be significantly smaller Minimum tank size: 10 […]

Quick care stats of Daisy’s Ricefish – tank setup, tankmate, feeding

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Scientific name: Oryzias woworae Common name: Daisy’s Ricefish, Daisy’s Blue Ricefish, Ricefish Origin: Asia (Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia) Max length: 1.0 – 1.2 inches Minimum tank size: 10 gallons Stocking: 8-10 fish for 10 gallons Temperament: […]

Quick care stats of Celestial Pearl Danio – tank setup, tankmate, feeding, breeding

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Family: Cyprinidae Scientific name: Danio margaritatus Common name: Celestial Pearl Danio Origin: Asia: Myanmar (Burma), northern Thailand Max length: 0.8 inches Minimum tank size: 10 gallons Stocking: 8-10 fish for 10 gallons Temperament: shoaling danio, […]

Quick care stats of Asian Stone Catfish – tank setup and care guides

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Scientific name: Hara jerdoni Common name: Asian Stone Catfish Origin: Asia: India, Bangladesh Max length: 1.2 – 1.4 inches Minimum tank: 10-gallon Stocking: 3-4 fish per 10 gallons with other peaceful tankmates Temperament: peaceful and […]

Quick care stats of Dwarf Puffer – tank setup, tankmate, feeding

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Scientific name: Carinotetraodon travancoricus Common name: Dwarf Puffer, Pea Puffer, Pygmy Puffer, Malabar puffer Origin: Asia – Kerala State, India Max length: 1.0 – 1.2 inch Minimum tank size: 10 gallons Stocking: 1 male and […]

15+ freshwater shrimp species, tank setup, care, and breeding guides

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Freshwater shrimp can make an interesting addition to an aquarium. They are little cute machines that will clean your tank from algae and are a pleasure to watch, scuttling about. There are definite benefits to […]

Top freshwater sharks for home aquariums

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Sharks are quite a common purchase to freshwater tanks, for many reasons; they can make a striking addition to a community or species-only tank and offer a little variety. There a few different varieties of […]