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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Popular Freshwater Tropical Fish Book Review

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I got this book a few weeks ago now to research some fish, it has been one of the first books i bought on tropical fish since i started the hobby, it has come in very handy when i want …

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African Dwarf Frogs – Hymenochirus

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Common name: African Dwarf Frog Scientific name: Hymenochirus Average Adult Size: 2 and a half inches Place of Origin: Congo regin of Africa, India Typical Tank Setup: Bare bottom aquarium as dwarf frogs can fit small gravel into their mouths causing internal problems. …

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Batesii Lyretail – Fundulopanchax Batesii

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Common name: Batesii Lyretail Scientific name: Fundulopanchax Batesii Average Adult Fish Size: 8cm / 3Inch Place of Origin: Cameroon Typical Tank setup: A heavily planted aquarium is the perfect set up for this species. Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 100 Litres …

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Avichang Lyretail – Fundulopanchax Avichang

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Common name: Avichang Lyretail  Scientific name: Fundulopanchax Avichang  Average Adult Fish Size: 2.5cm / 1Inch  Place of Origin: Equatorial Guinea  Typical Tank setup: A heavily planted aquarium is the perfect set up for this species.  Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 100 …

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