Cobra Snakehead – Channa Marulius

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Common name: Cobra Snakehead, Great Snakehead, Bulls Eye Snakehead, Plah Chon Gnu Hao Scientific name: Channa Marulius Average Adult Fish Size:  70 inches  /  180 cm Place of Origin: India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Southern Nepal Typical Tank setup: Channa marulius …

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African Butterfly Fish – Pantodon Buchholzi

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Common name: African Butterfly Fish Scientific name: Pantodon Buchholzi Average Adult Fish Size: 4 inches / 10 cm Place of Origin: African Rift Valley Lakes Typical Tank setup: The ideal set-up for the African Butterfly is an aquarium of at least …

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Silver Hatchetfish – Gasteropelecus Sternicla

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Common name: Silver Hatchetfish, Common Hatchet Scientific name: Gasteropelecus Sternicla Average Adult Fish Size: 2.5 inches / 6 cm Place of Origin: The Amazon River Basin, the Guianas and Venezuela. Typical Tank setup: Typical planted community tank although actual set …

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Glass Catfish – Kryptopterus Bicirrhis

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Common name: Glass Catfish Scientific name: Kryptopterus Bicirrhis Average Adult Fish Size: 5 inches  /  12 cm Place of Origin: Type locality is given simply as ‘Java, Indonesia’, and this species is currently understood to occur throughout much of Southeast Asia …

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Elephant Nose Fish – Gnathonemus Petersii

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Common name: Elephant Nose Fish, Peter’s Elephantnose Scientific name: Gnathonemus Petersii Average Adult Fish Size: 8 inches / 20 cm Place of Origin: It has a vast distribution and has been recorded in Mali, Benin, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, Cameroon, …

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Flowerhorn Cichlid – Flowerhorn

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Common name: Flowerhorn Cichlid, Flowerhorn, Hua Lao Han Cichlid Scientific name: None – this is a man made hybrid tropical fish Average Adult Fish Size:  10 inches  /  25 cm Place of Origin: None – this is a man made hybrid fish …

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Flying Fox – Epalzeorhynchos Kalopterus

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Common name: Flying Fox Scientific name: Epalzeorhynchos Kalopterus Average Adult Fish Size: 15 cm / 6 inches Place of Origin: Thailand Typical Tank setup: Asian riverine biotope with rocks, plants, bogwood and driftwood with a lot of hiding places. Recommended …

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Albino Rainbow Shark – Epalzeorhynchos Frenatum

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Common name: Albino Rainbow Shark, Albino Ruby Shark Scientific name: Epalzeorhynchos Frenatum, Labeo Frenatus Average Adult Fish Size: 15 cm / 6 inches Place of Origin: Thailand Typical Tank setup: Asian riverine biotope with rocks, plants, bogwood and driftwood with …

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Spotted Gar – Lepidosteus Oculatus

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Common name: Spotted Gar Scientific name: Lepidosteus oculatus Average Adult Fish Size: 40 inches  /  100 cm Place of Origin: Great Lakes Erie and Michigan. Also the Mississippi River basin to the Gulf of Mexico It may also be found …

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Mbu Puffer – Tetraodon Mbu

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Common name: Mbu Puffer, Giant Puffer, Giant Green Puffer Scientific name: Tetraodon Mbu Average Adult Fish Size: 24 inches  /  60 cm Place of Origin: Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, Burundi, Cameroon. It inhabits rivers and …

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Fire Eel – Mastacembelus Erythrotaenia

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Common name: Fire Eel Scientific name: Mastacembelus Erythrotaenia Average Adult Fish Size: 40 inches  /  100 cm Place of Origin: India, Borneo, Malaysia, Sumatra, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma. Soft Southeast Asian riverbeds. Typical Tank setup: The bottom of your …

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Freshwater Moray Eel – Gymnothorax Tile

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Common name: Freshwater Morayeel, Freshwater Moray eel, Morayeel, Moray eel Scientific name: Gymnothorax Tile Average Adult Fish Size: 60 cm / 24 inches Place of Origin: Indo-West Pacific: Andaman Islands to Philippines and Indonesia. It inhabits river estuaries and coastal …

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Clown Knifefish – Chitala Ornata

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Common name: Clown Knifefish Scientific name: Chitala Ornata Average Adult Fish Size: 40 inches / 100 cm in the wild, but smaller in aquariums. Place of Origin: Asia. Mekong basin in Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam; Chao Phraya and Meklong …

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Aba Aba Knifefish – Gymnarchus Niloticus

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Common name: Aba Aba Knifefish, Freshwater Rat-tail, Frankfish, African Knife Fish Scientific name: Gymnarchus Niloticus Average Adult Fish Size:  Captive specimens of over 48 inches (120cm) are virtually unheard of, but this fish grows to be 5.5 feet / 167 …

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