Tropheus Golden Firefox – Tropheus sp.

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Common name: Tropheus Golden Firefox, Tropheus Red Pheonix, Tropheus Bishop Red Scientific name: Tropheus sp. Average Adult Fish Size: 15cm / 6 Inches Place of Origin: Lake Tanganyika Typical Tank setup: Rocky Tanganyika tank Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 200 Litres …

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Tropheus Moorii Ikola – Tropheus sp. Ikola

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Common name: Tropheus Moorii Ikola Scientific name: Tropheus sp. Ikola Average Adult Fish Size: 15cm / 6 Inches Place of Origin: Lake Tanganyika Typical Tank setup: Rocky Tanganyika tank Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 200 Litres Compatibility: Tropheus cichlids should really be …

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Why you should do your research before buying tropical fish

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Whilst browsing eBay this evening I came across a fish for sale which was instantly recognisable as an EBJD (Electric BlueJack Dempsey) however the seller only seems to be aware that this is a cichlid. I am almost tempted to …

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What does F1, F2 and WC mean in Fish Keeping?

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I often used to wonder and have been asked over the years what F1, F2 and WC mean in fish keeping. Now I am sure of the meaning of this its only fair to share it! This all boils down …

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How To Set Up A Tropheus Breeding Tank

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I have been keeping Tropheus cichlid tropical fish from Lake Tanganyika for many years now and with a spare 240 litre Fluval Roma 240 aquarium I decided start a breeding project for Tropheus Kaiser Ikola as these have always been …

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Plants For Beginner Aquarists

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Anyone who starts out will want to just add those ugly plastic plants, but if you really want your fish to thrive they will need to have real aquatic plants in that aquarium. Some beginners might be intimidated by the …

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Controlling Algae Growth in a Tropical Fish Tank

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Algae of one form or another will almost always be in an aquarium, but it can usually be well controlled with a few simple steps. Most commonly it is caused by excessive nitrates and/or phosphates in the water, incorrect lighting, …

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Types of Algae Growth Found in a Tropical Fish Tank

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There are 7 main types of algae (but more do exist) that aquariums can have. Brown algae This will probably be the first type of algae any one will encounter in the aquarium and could appear from early on and will …

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Haplochromis Red Pseudonigricans – Lithochromis Rufus

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Common name: Haplochromis Red Pseudonigricans Scientific name: Lithochromis Rufus Adult Fish Size: Male: 11 cm  / 4 1/2  inches,  Female: 8.5 cm  /  3-1/2 inches Place of Origin: Lake Victoria Typical Tank setup: Rocky Lake Victoria Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: …

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Zue Island – Paralabidochromis Chromogynos

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Common name: Zue Island Scientific name: Paralabidochromis Chromogynos Average Adult Fish Size: 11cm  /  4 ½ inches Place of Origin: Lake Victoria Typical Tank setup: Rocky Lake Victoria Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 40 gallon / 160 litre minimum for one …

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