How Quickly Will My Tropical Fish Grow

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This is very much a “how long is a piece of string” type of question as, unlike humans, there is no definite period of time between being born as fry and becoming a fully grown adult for tropical fish. Tropical …

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Bolivian Ram – Mikrogeophagus Altispinosus

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Common name: Bolivian Ram, Hi-fin Ram, Bolivian Butterfly, Ruby Crown Cichlid Scientific name: Mikrogeophagus Altispinosus Average Adult Fish Size: 2.5 inches / 7 cm Place of Origin: This species appears endemic to the upper rio Madeira basin in Bolivia and Brazil. Records exist …

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Cross Breeding Tropical Fish

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We want to tackle the often controversial topic of cross breeding tropical fish and look at the pro’s and con’s of this. This is simply our point if views on it and we do not want to get in to …

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Tropheus Tank 6x3x2 by Calvin Buyuk

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Tank Size – 6Lx3Dx2H FT Just over 1000 litres plus a 4ft sump which i am unsure how much it holds Fish Kept – I currently have 15x African Pond Raised Tropheus Moorii Red Rainbow Kasanga, 1X African Pond Raised Tropheus …

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Maidenhead Aquatics Continues To Grow

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We came across a press release from Maidenhead Aquatics which we thought was worthwhile sharing: “With the opening of our two newest stores in Cheddar and Lechlade, Maidenhead Aquatics has now reached a milestone with over 120 stores across England, …

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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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Columbian Red Fin Tetra – Hyphessobrycon Columbianus

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Common name: Columbian Red Fin Tetra, Blue Flame, Blue Red Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon Columbianus Average Adult Fish Size: 2 inches  /  6 cm Place of Origin: Appears to be known only from the Río Acandí in Chocó Department, northern Colombia, close to the border …

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Electric Blue Jack Dempsey (EBJD) – Nandopsis Octofasciatum

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Common Name: Electric Blue Jack Dempsey, EBJD Scientific Name: Nandopsis Octofasciatum Average Adult Fish Size: 10 inches / 25 cm Place of Origin: Wild Jack Dempsey cichlids can be found in North and Central America where they inhabit a region …

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Buying a Custom Made Aquarium Or an Off The Shelf Model?

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When you are in the process of looking for an aquarium for your needs and space available you have probably looked at what the major brands of aquarium builders such as Fluval, Aqua One and Juwel have to offer in …

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Pink Kissing Gourami – Helostoma Temminckii

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Common name: Pink Kissing Gourami, Pink Gourami, Kissing Gourami Scientific name: Helostoma Temminckii Average Adult Fish Size: 12 inches / 30 cm Place of Origin: South East Asia. Typical Tank setup: Plenty of open swimming space with a few bits of bogwood/rocks. …

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Clearseal Aquarium Review

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The most basic aquarium you can buy comes in the form of simply a glass shell and this is often what is required for fish keeping if you wish to customise things beyond what an aquarium manufacturer may suggest. As such, …

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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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What Are The Best Tropical Fish To Keep To Begin With?

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When deciding on the best fish to keep in your fish tank to start with there must be a great level of emphasis put on doing your research in to what you aim to end up with and get a …

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Pearl Cichlid – Geophagus Brasiliensis

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Common name: Pearl Cichlid, Pearlscale Eartheater Scientific name: Geophagus Brasiliensis Average Adult Fish Size: 8 inches / 20 cm Place of Origin: East and southeast of Brazil Typical Tank setup: Plenty of gravel and open swimming space, maybe a few plants with …

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