Ghost Shrimp – Palaemonetes Paludosus

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  Common names: Grass Shrimp, Ghost Shrimp Scientific name: Palaemonetes Paludosus Average Adult Size: 2inches / 5cm Place of origin: USA Typical tank setup: Lots of plants and wood for grazing and providing cover. Recommended min. aquarium capacity: 10 gallons / 45 litres Compatibility: Community shrimp, …

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Vampire Shrimp – Atya Gabonensis

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Common names: Vampire Shrimp, Giant African Fan Shrimp Scientific name: Atya Gabonensis Average Adult Size: 3inches / 8cm Place of origin: West Africa and South America Typical tank setup: Lots of plants and wood for grazing and providing cover. Recommended min. aquarium capacity: 20 gallons …

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Top 10 Beginner Freshwater Fish For The Aquarium

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Many people start up their hobby and wonder which fish are the best beginner fish to own in their tank. Here is my top 10 fish that are great for beginners and easy to care for. 1, Black Molly – Poecilia …

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Schubert’s Barb – Barbus Semifasciolatus

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Common name: Schubert’s Barb Scientific name: Barbus Semifasciolatus Average Adult Fish Size: They will grow to 4 inches (10 cm) but not all reach this size and usually stay around the 3 inch mark. Place of Origin: Southeast China Typical Tank Setup: They …

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Best Type of Rock for a Marine Saltwater Fish Tank Aquarium

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With freshwater fish tanks, depending on the fish you’re keeping and biotype there is a chance you’ll have rocks or wood as part of the aquascape for aesthetics. When considering a marine saltwater tank it’s a whole different story and …

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Cuming’s Barb – Barbus Cumingii

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Common name: Cuming’s Barb Scientific name:  Barbus Cumingii Average Adult Fish Size: 2 inches (5cm) Place of Origin: They are found in mountain streams in Sri Lanka Typical Tank Setup: small species of fish which does well in community tanks especially if they are …

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Pond Snail – Lymnaea Stagnalis

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Common names: Pond Snail Scientific name: Lymnaea Stagnalis Average Adult Size: 2.5inches / 6cm Place of origin: Europe Typical tank setup: Lots of plants and wood for grazing and providing cover with slow moving water. Often found in garden ponds. Recommended min. aquarium capacity: 50 …

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What is a FOWLR Fish Tank Aquarium

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Quite simply, FOWLR refers to a marine saltwater tank which has been set up as “Fish Only With Live Rock”. This is often a good way of entering in to the hobby from scratch or if moving from the freshwater …

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Peppermint Shrimp – Lysmata Wurdemanni

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Common names: Peppermint Shrimp Scientific name: Lysmata Wurdemanni Average Adult Size: 3inches / 8cm Reef Safe: Yes Recommended min. aquarium capacity: 10 gallons / 45 litres Compatibility: Community shrimp, but could be seen as food by large fish. Temp: 72 – 78 Deg F / 22 – 26Deg …

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Parrot Cichlid

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Common name: Parrot Cichlid, Blood Parrot Cichlid Scientific name: Parrot Cichlid Average Adult Fish Size: 20cm / 8Inches Place of Origin: American Cichlids Typical Tank setup: Planted aquarium with plenty of open swimming spaces. Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 250 Litres …

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