Japanese Trapdoor Snail – Viviparus Viviparus

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Common names: Japanese Trapdoor Snail Scientific name: Viviparus Viviparus 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. Recommended min. aquarium capacity: 10 imperial gallons / …

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Asprotilapia Leptura

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Common name: Asprotilapia Leptura  Scientific name: Asprotilapia Leptura  Average Adult Fish Size: 11cm / 4.5Inches  Place of Origin: Lake Tanganyika  Typical Tank setup: Rocky set-up is required tank with plenty of open swimming space.  Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 200 Litres …

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Why does my tropical fish rub itself on rocks and substrate

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This is one of the most commonly asked questions amongst African Cichlid keepers. Chances are sooner or later you will observe your cichlids rubbing themselves on objects and substrate in the aquarium (also known as flashing). Below I will attempt …

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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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