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    • Characidae

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    • Cichlidae

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    • Corydoras

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    • Danios

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    • Fish diseases

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    • Siluriformes

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    • Fishkeeping

    • Fishkeeping is a popular hobby, practiced by aquarists, concerned with keeping fish in a home aquarium or garden pond. There is also a piscicultural fishkeeping industry, as a branch of agriculture. Fish have been raised as food in pools and ponds for thousands of years. Brightly colored or tame specimens of fish ... Read »


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    • Acanthemblemaria spinosa

    • Acanthemblemaria spinosa

      Acanthemblemaria spinosa, the spinyhead blenny, is a species of blenny native to the tropical western Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The spinyhead blenny has a mottled black, white and red coloration over the entire body, which is rather elongated. As with most blennies, the head of this animal has small hair-l ... Read »


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    • African jewelfish

    • African jewelfish

      The African jewelfish (Hemichromis bimaculatus), also known as jewel cichlid or jewelfish, is from the family Cichlidae. Hemichromis bimaculatus can grow up to 15 cm (6 in) long.H. bimaculatus are red with fine "jewel-like" blue spots and three dark spots on the sides, the first on the opercle, the second in ... Read »


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    • Algae eater

    • Algae eater is a common name for many bottom-dwelling fish that feed on algae. Algae eaters are important for the fishkeeping hobby and many are commonly kept by hobbyists. Some of the common and most popular freshwater algae eaters in aquariums include: Some of the common and most popular saltwater aquarium algae eat ... Read »


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    • Algae scrubber

    • An algae scrubber is a water filtering device (not to be confused with a scrubber pad used to clean glass) which uses light to grow algae; in this process, undesirable chemicals are removed from the water. Algae scrubbers have allowed saltwater and freshwater aquarium and pond hobbyists the ability to operate their tan ... Read »


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    • Altolamprologus

    • Altolamprologus

      Altolamprologus is a small genus of pseudocrenilabrine cichlids endemic to Lake Tanganyika in eastern Africa. They inhabit areas of the lake with large amounts of rock, most frequently in water two to ten metres in depth. Two formally described species comprise this genus, with perhaps one dwarf A. compressiceps-like s ... Read »


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    • Amakusaplana acroporae

    • Amakusaplana acroporae, the Acropora-eating flatworm or AEFW, is a species of free-living marine turbellarian flatworms in the genus Amakusaplana. This species preys on the genus Acropora in reef aquariums. Amakusaplana acroporae at the Encyclopedia of Life ... Read »


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    • Takashi Amano

    • Takashi Amano

      Takashi Amano (天野尚?, Amano Takashi, 18 July 1954 – 4 August 2015) was a professional track cyclist, photographer, designer, and aquarist. His interest in aquaria led him to create the Japanese company Aqua Design Amano. Amano was the author of Nature Aquarium World (TFH Publications, 1994), a three ... Read »


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    • Apistogramma nijsseni

    • Apistogramma nijsseni

      Apistogramma nijsseni is a species of cichlid fish, endemic to highly restricted local black water habitats in the Quebrada Carahuayte, a small stream in the Ucayali River drainage, southern Peru. The male reaches a maximum length of 8 cm (3 in), the female remaining somewhat smaller. Apistogramma brooding female ... Read »


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    • Aquarium

    • An aquarium (plural: aquariums or aquaria) is a vivarium of any size having at least one transparent side in which water-dwelling plants or animals are kept and displayed. Fishkeepers use aquaria to keep fish, invertebrates, amphibians, aquatic reptiles such as turtles, and aquatic plants. The term, coined by English n ... Read »


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    • Aquarium fish clubs

    • Aquarium fish clubs or aquarium societies are social rather than academic associations for fishkeepers. They are to be found around the world. Some clubs include members in all the different aspects of the hobby, while others concentrate on one particularly field, such as cichlids or marine fishkeeping. The first aquar ... Read »


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    • Aquarium fish feeder

    • Aquarium fish feeders are electric or electronic devices that are designed to feed aquarium fish at regular intervals. They are often used to feed fish when the aquarist is on vacation or is too busy to maintain a regular feeding schedule. Fish feeders are usually clamped to the wall of the tank just over the wate ... Read »


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    • Aquarium Fish International

    • Aquarium Fish International

      Aquarium Fish International (AFI) was a North American monthly magazine, published by BowTie Inc. of Irvine, California, and dedicated to freshwater and saltwater fishkeeping and the aquarium/fishkeeping hobby in general. Originally titled Aquarium Fish Magazine (AFM), the first issue of the magazine was in Octobe ... Read »


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    • Aquarium fishery

    • Aquarium fishery is the process of fishing wild fish for sale to private and public aquariums. Aquarium fisheries collect primarily saltwater fish, typically colorful reef fish. Major fishery areas are in the waters off the United States (Hawaii, Florida), Fiji Islands, Australia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and I ... Read »


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    • Aquarium lighting

    • Aquarium lighting describes any type of artificial lighting that is used to illuminate an aquarium. Some types of aquaria such as reef aquariums and planted aquariums require specialized high intensity lighting to support photosynthetic life within the tank. Freshwater aquarium lighting is commonly provided by scr ... Read »


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    • Aquascaping

    • Aquascaping is the craft of arranging aquatic plants, as well as rocks, stones, cavework, or driftwood, in an aesthetically pleasing manner within an aquarium—in effect, gardening under water. Aquascape designs include a number of distinct styles, including the garden-like Dutch style and the Japanese-inspired nat ... Read »


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    • Bala shark

    • Bala shark

      The bala shark, Balantiocheilos melanopterus, also known as the tricolor shark, tricolor sharkminnow, silver shark, or shark minnow, is a fish species of the family Cyprinidae, and is one of the two species in the genus Balantiocheilos. This species is not a true shark, but is commonly so called because of its torpedo- ... Read »


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    • Bass fishing

    • Bass fishing is the activity of angling for the North American gamefish known colloquially as the black bass. There are numerous black bass species considered as gamefish in North America, including largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides), smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieui), spotted bass or Kentucky bass (Micropte ... Read »


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    • Berlin Method

    • The Berlin Method of biological filtration is a method for maintaining a clean and stable environment within a saltwater aquarium, typically a coral reef system. This method relies on the use of ample live rock (rock with live marine organisms and bacteria on or in it). The theory is that aerobic bacteria covering the ... Read »


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    • Betta pallifina

    • Betta pallifina

      Betta pallifina is a species of Gourami endemic to the island of Borneo. This species can reach a length of 6.6 centimetres (2.6 in) SL. The dorsal fin has seven to nine soft rays, the pectoral fin eleven to fourteen and the anal fin twenty-seven to thirty-two. There are thirty-two to thirty-four scales along t ... Read »


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    • Biotope

    • Biotope is an area of uniform environmental conditions providing a living place for a specific assemblage of plants and animals. Biotope is almost synonymous with the term habitat, which is more commonly used in English-speaking countries. However, in some countries these two terms are distinguished: the subject of a h ... Read »


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    • Black ghost knifefish

    • Black ghost knifefish

      The black ghost knifefish (Apteronotus albifrons) is a tropical fish belonging to the ghost knifefish family (Apteronotidae). They originate in freshwater habitats in South America where ranging from Venezuela to the Paraguay–Paraná River, including the Amazon Basin. They are popular in aquaria. The fish is all ... Read »


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    • Black neon tetra

    • Black neon tetra

      The black neon tetra (Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi) is a freshwater fish of the characin family (family Characidae) of order Characiformes. It is native to the Paraguay basin of southern Brazil. This species is of typical elongated tetra appearance; it is of plain basic coloration but with two distinct, adjacent ... Read »


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    • Blue-eyed plec

    • Blue-eyed plec

      The blue-eyed plec, Panaque cochliodon, is a herbivorous freshwater armored catfish endemic to Colombia where it occurs in the Cauca and Magdalena River basins. This species grows to 16 inches. It is closely related to the popular plecostomus catfish kept in many aquaria as an algae eater, but is immediately distinguis ... Read »


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    • Bog-wood

    • Bog-wood, also known as abonos and morta, especially amongst pipesmokers, is a material from trees that have been buried in peat bogs and preserved from decay by the acidic and bog conditions, sometimes for hundreds or even thousands of years. The wood is usually stained brown by tannins dissolved in the acidic water. ... Read »


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    • Book of Vermilion Fish

    • Book of Vermilion Fish (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ZhÅ«shāyú pǔ; Wade–Giles: Chu-sha-yü-p'u) is the first monograph on goldfish in the world, written by Chinese writer Zhang Qiande (simplified Chinese: 张谦德; traditional Chinese: 張謙德; pinyin: ZhÄ ... Read »


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    • Bubble nest

    • Bubble nests, also called foam nests, are created by some fish and frog species as floating masses of bubbles blown with an oral secretion, saliva bubbles, and occasionally aquatic plants, or an area for egg deposit attached at the bottom. Fish that build and guard bubble nests are known as aphrophils. Aphrophils inclu ... Read »


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    • Buenos Aires tetra

    • Buenos Aires tetra

      The Buenos Aires tetra (Hyphessobrycon anisitsi) is a tropical fish from South America. It was first observed in the wild in 1907, by a man by the name of C. H. Eigenmann. An aquarium subject for over 60 years, the Buenos Aires tetra is a well loved aquarium fish, often admired for its flashy red color. The Bueno ... Read »


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    • Calcium reactor

    • In marine and reef aquariums, a calcium reactor creates a balance of alkalinity. An acidic solution is produced by injecting carbon dioxide into a chamber with salt water and calcium rich media. The carbon dioxide lowers the pH by producing a solution high in carbonic acid, and dissolves calcium. The effluent is return ... Read »


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    • Cardinal tetra

    • Cardinal tetra

      Cheirodon axelrodiHyphessobrycon cardinalis The cardinal tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi) is a freshwater fish of the characin family (family Characidae) of order Characiformes. It is native to the upper Orinoco and Negro Rivers in South America. Growing to about 3 cm (1.2 in) total length, the cardinal tetra has ... Read »


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    • Caridina gracilirostris

    • Caridina gracilirostris

      Caridina gracilirostris is a species of freshwater shrimp in the family Atyidae. It has a wide native range extending from Japan and Fiji through Indonesia to Madagascar. It is an algae-eating species that lives in mangroves and marshes. It is often kept as a pet in freshwater aquariums due to its unique red rostrum, w ... Read »


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    • Carinotetraodon imitator

    • Carinotetraodon imitator

      Carinotetraodon imitator, commonly known as dwarf Malabar puffer, is a species of pufferfish found in rivers in the Western Ghats of India. It resembles the closely related C. travancoricus. It can be distinguished from its congener as the males have brighter yellow coloration than males of C.travancoricus as well as l ... Read »


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    • Carinotetraodon irrubesco

    • Carinotetraodon irrubesco

      Carinotetraodon irrubesco, known commonly as the red-tail dwarf puffer, is a freshwater pufferfish found only in the lower Banyuasin basin in South Sumatra and the Sambas River in West Kalimantan. Carinotetraodon irrubesco are small pufferfish growing to around 44 millimetres (1.7 in). They live in murky, acidic wa ... Read »


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    • Carnegiella myersi

    • The pygmy hatchetfish (Carnegiella mysersi) is a species of hatchetfish native to Peru. The pygmy hatchetfish grows to about 2.2 centimeters, or 0.9 inches. Pygmy hatchetfish are peaceful fish that do well in a community tank. ... Read »


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    • Carp

    • Carp

      Carp are various species of oilyfreshwater fish from the family Cyprinidae, a very large group of fish native to Europe and Asia. The cypriniformes (family Cyprinidae) are traditionally grouped with the Characiformes, Siluriformes, and Gymnotiformes to create the superorder Ostariophysi, since these groups share s ... Read »


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    • Checker barb

    • Checker barb

      The checker barb (Oliotius oligolepis) is a species of cyprinid fish endemic to creeks, rivers, and lakes in Sumatra, Indonesia. It has also been established in the wild in Colombia. The adult males have red fins with black tips. It will grow up to a length of 5 centimetres (2.0 in) TL. This species is the only know ... Read »


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    • Cichlid

    • Cichlid

      AstronotinaeCichlasomatinaeCichlinaeEtroplinaeGeophaginaeHeterochromidinaePseudocrenilabrinaePtychochrominaeRetroculinae For genera, see below. Cichlids /ˈsɪkláµ»dz/ are fish from the family Cichlidae in the order Perciformes. Cichlids are members of a suborder known as Labroidei, along with the wrasses (Labr ... Read »


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    • The Cichlid Room Companion

    • The Cichlid Room Companion (CRC), and its sister web site The Freshwater Fishes of Mexico (FFM), are non-scientific in the sense of non-peer-reviewed, membership-based webpages, dedicated to the fishes of the Cichlid family and the freshwater fishes of Mexico respectively. The site offers one of the most comprehensive, ... Read »


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    • Clean-up crew (aquarium)

    • The clean-up crew is the name that has been used by many aquarists and vendors since the late 1980s to refer to various small invertebrates commonly sold for use in keeping the reef aquarium clear of pest algae. The three most popular have long been blue-legged hermit crabs, turbinaria snails, and emerald crabs though ... Read »


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    • Cleaner fish

    • Cleaner fish are fish that provide a service to other fish species by removing dead skin and ectoparasites. This cleaning symbiosis is an example of mutualism, an ecological interaction that benefits both parties involved. However, the cleaner fish may sometimes cheat and consume mucus or tissue, thus creating a form o ... Read »


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    • Clifton Fish Aquarium

    • The Clifton Fish Aquarium, was an aquarium located at the Address,Shahrah-e-Firdausi, Block 3, Clifton, Karachi Clifton near Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s shrine in Karachi, Pakistan between 1965 and 1998. Several attempts were made to reopen the aquarium after the initial closing, but it remains closed. In 2012, there w ... Read »


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    • Clown loach

    • Clown loach

      Botia macracantha The clown loach (also tiger botia),Chromobotia macracanthus, is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the botiid loach family. It is the sole member of the Chromobotia genus. It originates in inland waters in Indonesia on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. It is a popular fish in the freshwater aqu ... Read »


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    • Community aquarium

    • Community aquaria are tanks that are designed to contain more than one species of fish. Most commonly they include a variety of species that do not normally occur together in nature, for example angelfish from Brazil, swordtails from Mexico, and gouramis from South East Asia. The aim of such communities is to bring tog ... Read »


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    • Convict julie

    • Convict julie

      The convict julie (Julidochromis regani) is a cichlid species in the subfamily Pseudocrenilabrinae family endemic to Lake Tanganyika. Hence it is found in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia. The fish is named after Charles Tate Regan. This species is closely related to Julidochromis ma ... Read »


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    • Corydoras

    • Corydoras

      Brochis Cope, 1871Chaenothorax Cope, 1878Cordorinus Rafinesque, 1815Gastrodermus Cope, 1878Hoplisoma Swainson, 1838Microcorydoras Myers, 1953Osteogaster Cope, 1894 Corydoras is a genus of freshwater catfish in the family Callichthyidae and subfamily Corydoradinae. The species usually have more restricted areas of ende ... Read »


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    • Corydoras julii

    • Corydoras julii

      Corydoras julii (also known as the julii cory) is a small freshwater catfish native to eastern Brazil. Julii corys are peaceful fish and will do well in a community aquarium with other community fish. They need to be in groups or "shoals" of four or more of the same species as they like to swim in schools and st ... Read »


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    • Corydoras panda

    • Corydoras panda

      Corydoras panda is a species of catfish belonging to the genus Corydoras, of the family Callichthyidae, and is a native member of the riverine fauna of South America. It is found in Peru and Ecuador, most notably in the Huanaco region, where it inhabits the Rio Aquas, the Rio Amarillae, a tributary of the Rio Pachitea, ... Read »


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    • Croaking gourami

    • Croaking gourami

      The croaking gourami (Trichopsis vittata) is a species of small freshwater labyrinth fish of the gourami family. They are native to still waters in Southeast Asia and are distributed worldwide via the aquarium trade. Croaking gouramis are capable of producing a "croaking" noise using their pectoral fins. Croaking ... Read »


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    • Ctenobrycon spilurus

    • Ctenobrycon spilurus

      Ctenobrycon spilurus, the silver tetra, is a species of tropical freshwater fish sometime referred to as the silver dollar tetra. It is a member of the Characidae family order of Characiformes The fish is native to Orinoco River basin and coastal river basins of Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, and can be found in s ... Read »


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    • Danio margaritatus

    • Danio margaritatus

      Celestichthys margaritatus Roberts, 2007 Danio margaritatus, the celestial pearl danio, often referred to in the aquarium trade as galaxy rasbora or Microrasbora sp. 'Galaxy', is a small cyprinid from Myanmar. It has so far been found only in a very small area near Hopong east of Inle Lake, at an altitude of ... Read »


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    • Danionin

    • Danionin

      AmblypharyngodonBariliusCabdioChelaChelaethiopsDanioDanionellaDevarioEsomusHoradandiaInlecyprisLaubucaLuciosomaMalayochelaMicrodevarioMicrorasboraNematabramisNeobolaOpsaridiumOpsariusPaedocyprisParachelaPectenocyprisRaiamasRasboraRasboroidesSalmostomaSecuriculaSundadanio The danionins are a group of small minnow-type ... Read »


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    • Daphnia

    • Daphnia

      Daphnia, a genus of small planktonic crustaceans, are 0.2–5 millimetres (0.01–0.20 in) in length. Daphnia are members of the order Cladocera, and are one of the several small aquatic crustaceans commonly called water fleas because their saltatory () swimming style resembles the movements of fleas. Daphnia ... Read »


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    • Dead sand

    • Dead sand, in the aquarium trade, refers to sand that has not been populated by beneficial bacteria and other organisms, unlike live sand. Adding a culture of nutrifying bacteria to a well-aerated, wet sand bed can usually produce live sand. ... Read »


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    • Deep sand bed

    • A deep sand bed is a filtration method used in some saltwater aquariums. A deep sand bed, similar to the Berlin Method, is designed to cultivate anaerobic bacteria in the bottom layers of sand, converting nitrate to nitrogen gas to remove toxic nitrates. A deep sand bed is commonly defined as a bed of fine sand with a ... Read »


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    • Denitrifying bacteria

    • Denitrifying bacteria form a necessary part of the process known as denitrification as part of the nitrogen cycle which consists of the ongoing processes that Nitrogen has to undertake as it is the largest gas compound in the atmosphere. Their primary purpose being to metabolise nitrogenous compounds, with the assistan ... Read »


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    • Dennerle

    • Dennerle is a German company producing aquarium and pond supplies. The crab Geosesarma dennerle is named after the company, because of the company's support of Christian Lukhaup. G. dennerle is a popular crab in the aquarium trade, where it was traded long before it was scientifically described. The shrimp Caridina d ... Read »


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    • Dermogenys

    • Dermogenys

      Dermogenys is a genus of viviparous halfbeaks. They are widely distributed in fresh and brackish water in South and Southeast Asia, ranging from India to the Philippines and Greater Sundas. They are all viviparous, producing small clutches of up to 30 fry that closely resemble the adults, except they are much smaller, ... Read »


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    • Disease in ornamental fish

    • Ornamental fish kept in aquariums are susceptible to numerous diseases. The study of fish diseases has remained a rudimentary branch of veterinary medicine. Due to their generally small size and the low cost of replacing diseased or dead fish, the cost of testing and treating diseases is often seen as more trouble than ... Read »


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    • List of aquarium diseases

    • The following is a list of aquarium diseases. Aquarium fish are often susceptible to numerous diseases, due to the artificially limited and concentrated environment. New fish can sometimes introduce diseases to aquaria, and these can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Most fish diseases are also aggravated when the fi ... Read »


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    • Dither fish

    • The term dither fish refers to an arbitrary group of aquarium fish used by cichlid keeping aquarists to reduce innate timidity in some species of cichlids. Dither fish typically swim around the top of a tank and this behavior encourages more timid fish to relax and venture out more by reassuring them no predators are a ... Read »


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    • Dwarf pufferfish

    • Dwarf pufferfish

      The dwarf pufferfish (Carinotetraodon travancoricus), also known as the Malabar pufferfish (leading to easy confusion with the related C. imitator), pea pufferfish or pygmy pufferfish, is a small, freshwater pufferfish endemic to Kerala and southern Karnataka in Southwest India. It is endangered by being caught for the ... Read »


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    • Ephippia

    • Ephippia (singular: ephippium) are winter or dry-season eggs of the various species of small crustacean in the order Cladocera (within the Branchiopoda) are provided with an extra shell layer. The extra layer preserves and protects the resting stages inside from harsh environmental conditions until the more favorable t ... Read »


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    • Eyespot rasbora

    • Eyespot rasbora

      Brevibora dorsiocellata is a small fish belonging to the Family Cyprinidae, subfamily Danioninae, which is known by the common names of ocellated rasbora, hi-spot rasbora, and eye-spot rasbora, an allusion to the marking situated upon the dorsal fin. This small fish is a popular aquarium fish, having been one of the sp ... Read »


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    • Feeder fish

    • Feeder fish is the generic name for certain types of inexpensive fish commonly fed as live prey to captive animals such as sharks, turtles and some other fish such as oscars. The species of fish usually sold as feeder fish are invariably some of the easiest fish for fishkeepers to rear and breed, such as common go ... Read »


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    • Filter (aquarium)

    • Aquarium filters are critical components of both freshwater and marine aquaria.Aquarium filters remove physical and soluble chemical waste products from aquaria, simplifying maintenance. Furthermore, aquarium filters are necessary to support life as aquaria are relatively small, closed volumes of water compared to the ... Read »


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    • Fish anatomy

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      Fish anatomy is the study of the form or morphology of fishes. It can be contrasted with fish physiology, which is the study of how the component parts of fish function together in the living fish. In practice, fish anatomy and fish physiology complement each other, the former dealing with the structure of a fish, its ... Read »


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    • Fish dropsy

    • Dropsy is the buildup of fluid inside the body cavity or tissues of a fish. As a symptom rather than a disease, it can indicate a number of underlying diseases, including bacterial infections, parasitic infections, or liver dysfunction. Because dropsy is a symptom of an illness, its cause may or may not be contagious. ... Read »


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    • Aquarium fish feed

    • Aquarium fish feed is plant or animal material intended for consumption by pet fish kept in aquariums or ponds. Fish foods normally contain macro nutrients, trace elements and vitamins necessary to keep captive fish in good health. Approximately 80% of fishkeeping hobbyists feed their fish exclusively prepared foods th ... Read »


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    • Fish measurement

    • Fish measurement is the measuring of the length of individual fish and of various parts of their anatomy. These data are used in many areas of ichthyology, including taxonomy and fisheries biology. Standard length measurements are used with Teleostei (most bony fish), while total length measurements are used with ... Read »


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    • Flowerhorn cichlid

    • Flowerhorn cichlids are ornamental aquarium fish noted for their vivid colors and the distinctively shaped heads for which they are named. Their head protuberance, or kok, is formally termed a "nuchal hump." Like blood parrot cichlids, they are man-made hybrids that do not exist in the wild. First developed in Malaysia ... Read »


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    • Flying fox (fish)

    • Flying fox (fish)

      Barbus kalopterusBarbus kallopterus (lapsus)Epalzeorhynchos kallopterus (lapsus) The flying fox (Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus) is a Southeast Asian species of freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family. It is commonly seen in the aquarium trade. Among others, it is known to eat green algae. It is sometimes mistakenly refe ... Read »


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    • Freshwater aquarium

    • A freshwater aquarium is a receptacle that holds one or more freshwater aquatic organisms for decorative, pet-keeping, or research purposes. Modern aquariums are most often made from transparent glass or acrylic glass. Typical inhabitants include fish, plants, amphibians, and invertebrates, such as snails and crustacea ... Read »


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    • List of freshwater aquarium invertebrate species

    • This is a list of invertebrates, animals without a backbone, that are commonly kept in freshwater aquaria by hobby aquarists. Numerous shrimp species of various kinds, crayfish, a number of freshwater snail species, and at least one freshwater clam species are found in freshwater aquaria. ... Read »


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    • Glossary of ichthyology

    • Ichthyology uses several terms that are unique to the science. Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z ... Read »


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    • Goldfish

    • Goldfish

      The goldfish (Carassius auratus) is a freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae of order Cypriniformes. It was one of the earliest fish to be domesticated, and is one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish. A relatively small member of the carp family (which also includes the koi carp and the crucian carp), the goldfi ... Read »


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    • Green gold catfish

    • The green gold catfish (Corydoras melanotaenia) is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Corydoradinae subfamily of the Callichthyidae family. It originates in inland waters in South America, and is found in the Meta River basin in Colombia. The fish grows up to 2.3 in (5.8 cm) long. It lives in a tropical cl ... Read »


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    • Green neon tetra

    • Green neon tetra

      The green neon tetra (Paracheirodon simulans) is a freshwater fish of the family Characidae of order Characiformes. It is native to the upper Orinoco and Negro Rivers in South America. This fish is similar in appearance to the closely related and better-known neon tetra, but it is slightly smaller, and its red patch i ... Read »


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    • Hardy fish

    • Hardy fish is a term which refers to any fish which is easy to maintain in home aquaria due to their ability to adapt to a wide range of water parameters. Such fish are good starter fish and ideal for 'cycling' your aquarium (i.e. reducing ammonia and nitrites to effectively zero.) Examples of hardy freshwater fish in ... Read »


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    • Harlequin rasbora

    • Harlequin rasbora

      The harlequin rasbora a small fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae, subfamily Rasborinae, which was originally given the scientific name of Rasbora heteromorpha. The specific name heteromorpha, translating from the Greek as "differently shaped", alludes to the fact that the body shape of this species differs from th ... Read »


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    • Heater (aquarium)

    • An aquarium heater is a device used in the fishkeeping hobby to warm the temperature of water in aquariums. Most tropical freshwater and marine aquariums are maintained at temperatures that range from 22-30 °C (71-86 °F). The types include glass immersion heaters and undergravel heating. There are also heat ... Read »


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    • Hemirhamphodon

    • Hemirhamphodon

      Hemirhamphodon is a genus of viviparous halfbeak. Most recognized species are endemic to lowland forest streams, rivers and swamps in Borneo (often in areas with peat), but H. phaiosoma and H. pogonognathus are also found elsewhere in Southeast Asia. The largest species reaches about 10 cm (4 in) in length. These ... Read »


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    • Hikari (company)

    • Hikari

      Hikari is a line of specialty fish food brand manufactured by Kyorin Food Industries, Ltd. in Japan. Kyorin Food Industries, Ltd. is a part of the Kamihata Fish Industry Group together with its sister companies namely the Kamihata Fish Industries, Ltd. and the Kyorin Company, Ltd. The history of Kyorin Food Indust ... Read »


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    • Hoplarchus

    • Hoplarchus is a genus of cichlid in the tribe Heroini. It contains the single species Hoplarchus psittacus, which is endemic to the blackwater rivers in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, including the Rio Negro, Jamari, Preto da Eva, Urubu rivers and upper Orinoco drainages. This fish can reach a length of 35 centimetres ... Read »


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    • Hyphessobrycon columbianus

    • Hyphessobrycon columbianus

      Hyphessobrycon columbianus (Colombian tetra or blue-red Colombian tetra) is a species of Tropical freshwater fish of the characin family. The Colombian tetra is native to the Acandi River near Acandí) in northwestern Colombia. The Colombian tetra's habitat tends to be slow-flowing creeks and tributaries. Only recen ... Read »


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    • Hypseleotris cyprinoides

    • Hypseleotris cyprinoides

      The tropical carp-gudgeon (Hypseleotris cyprinoides) or tropical bitterling-gudgeon is a species of sleeper goby found in fresh, brackish, and marine coastal waters from Africa through southern Asia to the Pacific Islands. This amphidromous species can reach a length of 8 cm (3.1 in). ... Read »


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    • Hypsophrys nicaraguensis

    • Hypsophrys nicaraguensis

      Hypsophrys nicaraguensis is a species of cichlid endemic to the Atlantic slope of Central America, from Nicaragua to Costa Rica. The species is a popular aquarium fish and is traded under a variety of common names that include Nickie, Moga, Parrot cichlid, Macaw Cichlid, Butterfly Cichlid and Nicaraguense. Hypsophrys ... Read »


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    • Infusoria

    • Infusoria is a collective term for minute aquatic creatures such as ciliates, euglenoids, protozoa, unicellular algae and small invertebrates that exist in freshwater ponds. Some authors (e.g., Bütschli) used the term as a synonym for Ciliophora. In modern formal classifications, the term is considered obsolete; the ... Read »


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    • William T. Innes

    • William Thornton Innes III,L.H.D. (February 2, 1874 – February 27, 1969) was an American aquarist, author, photographer, printer and publisher. Innes was the author of numerous influential books and hundreds of articles about aquarium fish, aquatic plants and aquarium maintenance during the formative years of the ... Read »


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    • Instant Fish

    • Instant Fish was an idea conceived by the Wham-O toy company in the early 1960s. Instant fish were a species of African killifish (Nothobranchius sp.) that laid eggs in the mud at the start of the dry season. The eggs lay dormant (embryonic diapause) until the rainy season, when the water would cause them to hatch ... Read »


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    • Jewel cichlid

    • Jewel cichlid

      Hemichromis is a genus of fishes from the cichlid family, known in the aquarium trade as jewel cichlids. Jewel cichlids are native to Africa. Within West Africa, Hemichromis species are found in creeks, streams, rivers and lakes with a variety of water qualities including brackish water lagoons. Maximum size reported ... Read »


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    • Julidochromis

    • Julidochromis

      Julidochromis is a genus of cichlids in the subfamily Pseudocrenilabrinae. They are commonly called julies and are endemic to Lake Tanganyika in eastern Africa. This genus includes six formally described species, some with a number local variants of uncertain taxonomic status. Further taxonomic work is required to dete ... Read »


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    • Koi (magazine)

    • Koi magazine is a British guide to the Koi keeping hobby. Koi magazine was launched by Origin Publishing in February 1999 as Koi, Ponds and Gardens and is published 13 times a year. The title changed to Koi in September 2004 to reflect its focus on Koi keeping. It is also the official magazine of the British Koi Keepe ... Read »


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    • L-number

    • The L-number system is a pseudo-scientific classification system of catfish based on photographs of shipments of tropical catfish of the family Loricariidae published by the German aquarium magazine DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarienzeitschrift (The Aquarium and Terrarium Magazine)). The first L-number was published in ... Read »


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    • Labeotropheus

    • Labeotropheus

      Labeotropheus is a genus of fish in the family Cichlidae endemic to Lake Malawi in eastern Africa. It includes at least 4 species, each with a number of subspecies or races. Further taxonomic work is required to determine how many species exist. These cichlids are popular ornamental fish and are ideally suited to the c ... Read »


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    • List of aquarium fish by scientific name

    • This page lists all fish commonly kept in aquariums and ponds. Barbus albanicus Barbus arulius Barbus conchonius Barbus cumingi Barbus daruphani Barbus dorsalis Barbus everetti Barbus fasciatus Barbus filamentosa Barbus gelius Barbus lateristriga Barbus melanympyx Barbus nigrofasciatus Barbus "odessa" Ba ... Read »


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    • List of brackish aquarium fish species

    • This is a list of commonly seen fish that can be kept in a brackish water aquarium. ... Read »


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    • List of brackish aquarium invertebrate species

    • This is a list of various species of invertebrates, animals without a backbone, that are commonly found in brackish aquariums kept by hobby aquarists. Some species are intentionally collected for their desirable aesthetic characteristics. Others are kept to serve a functional role such as consuming algae in the aquariu ... Read »


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    • List of brackish aquarium plant species

    • Aquatic plants are used to give the aquarium a natural appearance, oxygenate the water, and provide habitat for fish, especially fry (babies) and for invertebrates. Some aquarium fish and invertebrates also eat live plants. Hobby aquarists use aquatic plants for aquascaping. ... Read »


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    • List of Danionin species

    • In the last few decades, many Danionin species have been moved into different genera, in some cases repeatedly, similarly some species have been synonymised with other species and even in some cases later unsynonymised, all of which has caused a lot of confusion. With a large amount of recent discoveries particularly i ... Read »


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    • List of freshwater aquarium fish species

    • A vast number of aquatic species have successfully adapted to live in the freshwater aquarium. This list gives some examples of the most common species found in home aquariums. These fish are generally piscivorous in the wild, but will take a variety of meaty foods in captivity. Therefore, a strong filtration syst ... Read »


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    • List of freshwater aquarium plant species

    • Aquatic plants are used to give the freshwater aquarium a natural appearance, oxygenate the water, and provide habitat for fish, especially fry (babies) and for invertebrates. Some aquarium fish and invertebrates also eat live plants. Hobbyists use aquatic plants for aquascaping, of several aesthetic styles. Most of t ... Read »


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    • List of marine aquarium fish species

    • The following list of marine aquarium fish species commonly available in the aquarium trade is not a completely comprehensive list; certain rare specimens may available commercially yet not be listed here. A brief section on each, with a link to the page about the particular species is provided along with references fo ... Read »


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    • List of marine aquarium invertebrate species

    • This is a list of various species of marine invertebrates, animals without a backbone, that are commonly found in aquariums kept by hobby aquarists. Some species are intentionally collected for their desirable aesthetic characteristics. Others are kept to serve a functional role such as consuming algae in the aquarium. ... Read »


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    • List of marine aquarium plant species

    • Aquatic plants are used to give the aquarium a natural appearance, oxygenate the water, and provide habitat for fish, especially fry (babies) and for invertebrates. Some aquarium fish and invertebrates also eat live plants. Hobby aquarists use aquatic plants for aquascaping. Marine algae are also included in this list ... Read »


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    • List of ornamental aquatic plants in Venezuela

    • For aquatic plants ornamental Venezuela means those commonly used and often in the aquarium Venezuela. This listing is a partial list and sorted by families and genera in alphabetical form. ... Read »


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    • Live rock

    • Live rock is rock from the ocean that has been introduced into a saltwater aquarium. Along with live sand, it confers to the closed marine system multiple benefits desired by the saltwater aquarium hobbyist. The name sometimes leads to misunderstandings, as the "live rock" itself is not actually alive, but rather is si ... Read »


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    • Live sand

    • Live sand, a term used in aquarism, is natural reef coral sand populated with millions of beneficial bacteria and organisms which aid in the dissolving of organic wastes like ammonia, nitrites and nitrates produced by larger organisms in saltwater aquariums. Live sand can be purchased from aquarium stores, but most hob ... Read »


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    • Livewell

    • A livewell is a tank found on many fishing boats that is used to keep bait and caught fish alive. It works by pumping fresh water from the surrounding body into the tank, as well as keeping the water aerated. A rule of thumb for determining the necessitated size of a livewell is that every one inch of fish needs a gall ... Read »


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    • Lymphocystis

    • Lymphocystis is a common viral disease of freshwater and saltwater fish. The viruses that cause this disease belong to the genus Lymphocystivirus of the family Iridoviridae. Aquarists often come across this virus when their fish are stressed such as when put into a new environment and the virus is able to grow. The f ... Read »


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    • Macquarium

    • A Macquarium is an aquarium made to sit within the shell of an Apple Macintosh computer. The term was coined by computer writer Andy Ihnatko as a joke (a jibe at then outdated Macintosh 512K) but Macquariums have since been built both by Ihnatko himself and by others. Ihnatko originally designed his Macquarium around ... Read »


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    • Marine aquarium

    • A marine aquarium is an aquarium that keeps marine plants and animals in a contained environment. Marine aquaria are further subdivided by hobbyists into fish only (FO), fish only with live rock (FOWLR), and reef aquaria. Fish only tanks often showcase large or aggressive marine fish species and generally rely on mecha ... Read »


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    • Marine Aquarium Council

    • The Marine Aquarium Council (MAC) is a non-profit stewardship organization based in Los Angeles, California. Established to provide education and certification to fisheries of ornamental marine aquarium fish, as well as facilitate the supply of ecologically sustainable imports for wholesalers and dealers of fish, coral ... Read »


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    • Masked corydoras

    • Masked corydoras

      The masked corydoras, bandit catfish, bandit corydoras, or Meta River corydoras, Corydoras metae, is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Corydoradinae sub-family of the Callichthyidae family. It originates in inland waters of South America, and is found in the Meta River basin in Colombia. The fish can grow in ... Read »


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    • Melanotaenia affinis

    • Melanotaenia affinis, the New Guinea rainbow fish, is found in north Papua New Guinea. Of the three known varieties, the so-called standard variety has the widest range. It is commonly found in the Markham, Ramu, and Sepik Rivers; their preferred habitat includes clear rainforest streams, swamps, pools, and lagoons abu ... Read »


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    • Neale Monks

    • Neale Monks (born 1971) is a former palaeontologist at the Natural History Museum in London, where he worked primarily on heteromorph ammonites. He now writes about tropical fish and Macintosh computers. ... Read »


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    • Moonlight gourami

    • Moonlight gourami

      The moonlight gourami (Trichopodus microlepis), also known as the moonbeam gourami, is a labyrinth fish of the family Osphronemidae native to Indochina. This peaceful, attractive species is a popular aquarium fish. An adult moonlight gourami reaches a length of to up 13 centimetres (5.1 in) SL. These fish are ... Read »


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    • Nannostomus trifasciatus

    • Nannostomus trifasciatus

      Nannostomus trifasciatus, commonly known as the three-lined or three-stripepencilfish, is a freshwater species of fish belonging to the Lebiasinidae family of characins. They are popular in the aquarium trade due to their small size, beautiful color pattern, and relative hardiness. Steindachner first described the ... Read »


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    • Nannostomus unifasciatus

    • Nannostomus unifasciatus

      Nannostomus unifasciatus, (from the Greek: nannos = small, stomus = mouth; from the Latin: unifasciatus = one band), commonly known as the one-lined pencilfish, is a freshwater species of fish belonging to the genus Nannostomus in the Lebiasinidae family of Characins. They are popular in the aquarium trade due to their ... Read »


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    • Nematobrycon palmeri

    • Nematobrycon palmeri

      Nematobrycon palmeri, commonly known as the emperor tetra, is a species of characid fish found in the Atrato and San Juan river basins in western Colombia. It was first imported in the aquarium trade to the United States in 1960 and has since become well established. The purple hue of these tetras will be more app ... Read »


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    • Neoheterandria elegans

    • Neoheterandria elegans

      Neoheterandria elegans or Tiger Teddy is a small live-bearing fish within the family Poeciliidae. This is the same family that includes familiar aquarium fishes such as guppies and , although Neoheterandria elegans is not nearly as popular as an aquarium fish. The fish is found in the Rio Truando in Colombia. Males gro ... Read »


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    • Neon dottyback

    • Neon dottyback

      The neon dottyback (Pseudochromis aldabraensis) is a fish commonly kept in marine aquariums. It is the hardier of the non-tank raised pseudochromises. They like to stay at the bottom of their tank, so do not be alarmed. They get along extremely well with blue damsels (and other kinds of damselfish). Otherwise, they ca ... Read »


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    • Neon tetra

    • Neon tetra

      The neon tetra (Paracheirodon innesi) is a freshwater fish of the characin family (family Characidae) of order Characiformes. The type species of its genus, it is native to blackwater or clearwater streams in southeastern Colombia, eastern Peru, and western Brazil, including the tributaries of the Solimões where the ... Read »


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    • Nitrogen cycle

    • The nitrogen cycle is the biogeochemical cycle by which nitrogen is converted into various chemical forms as it circulates among the atmosphere and terrestrial and marine ecosystems. The conversion of nitrogen can be carried out through both biological and physical processes. Important processes in the nitrogen cycle i ... Read »


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    • Nomorhamphus

    • Nomorhamphus

      Nomorhamphus is a southeast Asian genus of viviparous halfbeaks from streams, rivers and lakes in Sulawesi (Indonesia) and the Philippines. They are all viviparous, producing small clutches of around a dozen fry about 10 to 15 mm long at birth. Females are generally larger than the males. In the largest species, suc ... Read »


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    • Painted fish

    • The term painted fish refers to ornamental aquarium fish which have been artificially coloured to appeal to consumers. This artificial colouring, also known as juicing, is achieved by a number of methods, such as injecting the fish with a hypodermic syringe containing bright fluorescent colour dye, dipping the fish int ... Read »


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    • Panaque

    • Panaque

      The genus Panaque contains a small number of small to medium-sized South American suckermouth armoured catfishes that are notable for being among the very few vertebrates that feed extensively on wood. In addition, algae and aufwuchs are an important part of the diet, and they use their rasping teeth to scrape this fro ... Read »


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    • Paretroplus dambabe

    • Paretroplus dambabe

      Paretroplus dambabe is an endangered species of cichlid from the Mahavavy du Sud river basin, including Lake Kinkony, in northwestern Madagascar. It has declined drastically due to habitat loss, invasive species and over-fishing. This relatively large and deep-bodied Paretroplus reaches almost 19 centimetres (7.5 in ... Read »


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    • Pastaza corydoras

    • The Pastaza corydoras (Corydoras pastazensis) is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Corydoradinae sub-family of the Callichthyidae family. It originates in inland waters in South America, and is found in the Pastaza River basin in Ecuador. It is named for the river in which it is found. The fish will grow in ... Read »


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    • Pelvicachromis taeniatus

    • Pelvicachromis taeniatus

      Pelvicachromis taeniatus is a species of cichlid from Cameroon and Nigeria that is occasionally kept as an aquarium fish. It is native to the soft-water rivers. This species can reach a length of 7.1 centimetres (2.8 in) SL. It is known to exist in a variety of geographically restricted varieties distinguished by di ... Read »


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    • Pencil fish

    • Pencil fish

      Nannostomus (from the Greek: nanno = small, stomus = mouth) is a genus of fish belonging to the Lebiasinidae family of characins. All of the species in this genus are known as pencil fish or pencilfish, a popular name that was first only applied to two species in the 1920s, Nannostomus unifasciatus and Nannostomus eque ... Read »


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    • Pictichromis paccagnellae

    • Pictichromis paccagnellae

      The royal dottyback (Pictichromis paccagnella), also called the bicolor dottyback or false gramma is a fish commonly kept in marine aquariums. The front of the fish is bright purple and the posterior is yellow. In an aquarium, it will grow up to three inches long. The dottyback will defend its territory against fish se ... Read »


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    • Powerhead (pump)

    • An aquarium powerhead is a water pump completely submerged into an aquarium to circulate water; usually this is used to create flow throughout the tank. For example a single powerhead could be used at one end of a freshwater aquarium to simulate a laminar river current, or multiple powerheads can be positioned througho ... Read »


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    • Practical Fishkeeping

    • Practical Fishkeeping (also known as PFK) is a United Kingdom-based aquarium magazine. It is published every four weeks by Bauer. The title covers the entire aquatic market from tropical freshwater and tropical marine fishkeeping throughout the year to small amounts of pond and coldwater fish coverage during the summer ... Read »


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    • Project Piaba

    • Project Piaba

      Project Piaba (pronounced: [pi:ˈɑ:bɑ:]) is a fishery initiative located on the Rio Negro tributary of the Amazon river. The program both promotes and researches sustainable aquarium pet fish collection and its impact on the environment. The name of the project comes from the Brazilian Portuguese word, piaba ... Read »


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    • Protein skimmer

    • A protein skimmer or foam fractionator is a device used to remove organic compounds such as food and waste particles from water. It is most commonly used in commercial applications like municipal water treatment facilities and public aquariums. Smaller protein skimmers are also used for filtration of home saltwater aqu ... Read »


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    • Pygmy gourami

    • Pygmy gourami

      Ctenops pumilus J.P. Arnold, 1936 The pygmy gourami (Trichopsis pumila), also known as the sparkling gourami, is a freshwater species of gourami native to Southeast Asia. Pygmy gouramis can reach a length of 4 centimetres (1.6 in) SL. In color, they sparkle with red, green, and blue hues, and can produce an au ... Read »


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    • Pyrrhulina rachoviana

    • Pyrrhulina rachoviana is a small species of tropical fish from the family Lebiasinidae named in honor of the German aquarist Arthur Rachow. The type locality is Rosario, Argentina. A species is sold in the aquarium trade under tha name Pyrrhulina rachoviana, but was probably imported from Brazil, not Argentina. ... Read »


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    • Quarantine tank

    • A quarantine tank is a tank that is used to quarantine new fish or other organisms that are later intended to be introduced into another, primary aquarium. Quarantine tanks can also serve as "hospital tanks", where sick or injured fish are taken from the main aquarium and given treatment. Quarantining a fish can help s ... Read »


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    • Red rainbowfish

    • Red rainbowfish

      The red rainbowfish or salmon-red rainbowfish (Glossolepis incisus) is a species of rainbowfish from Lake Sentani in New Guinea belonging to the family Melanotaeniidae. It is threatened in its native range, but easily bred in captivity and common in the aquarium trade. The males are bright red and with age grow a ... Read »


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    • Red-rimmed melania

    • Red-rimmed melania

      Nerita tuberculataMelanoides tuberculatus (O. F. Müller, 1774) The red-rimmed melania, scientific name Melanoides tuberculata, is a species of freshwater snail with an operculum, a parthenogenetic, aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Thiaridae. The common name comes from the presence of reddish spots on the ot ... Read »


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    • Reef aquarium

    • A reef aquarium or reef tank is a marine aquarium that prominently displays live corals and other marine invertebrates as well as fish that play a role in maintaining the tropical coral reef environment. A reef aquarium requires appropriately intense lighting, turbulent water movement, and more stable water chemistry t ... Read »


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    • Reef Hobbyist Magazine

    • Reef Hobbyist Magazine, founded in 2007 in California, is a reef-focused magazine that teaches hobbyists of all levels how to succeed at reef-keeping. The magazine is published in print in the U.S. and is also available online for free to hobbyists through its website. There is also a Chinese version published for read ... Read »


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    • Reef safe

    • Reef safe is a distinction used in the saltwater aquarium hobby to indicate that a fish or invertebrate is safe to add to a reef aquarium. There is no fish that is completely reef safe. Every fish that is commonly listed as reef safe are species that usually do not readily consume small fish or invertebrates. Fish list ... Read »


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    • Refugium (fishkeeping)

    • In fishkeeping, a refugium is an appendage to a marine, brackish, or freshwater fish tank that shares the same water supply. It is a separate sump, connected to the main show tank. It is a "refugium" in the sense that it permits organisms to be maintained that would not survive in the main system, whether food animals, ... Read »


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    • Rhamphochromis

    • Rhamphochromis

      Rhamphochromis is a genus of East African cichlids endemic to the Lake Malawi basin, including the main lake, Lake Malombe, Lake Chilingali, Chia Lagoon and upper Shire River. They mainly occur in offshore open waters (down to depths of 200 m or 660 ft), but a few species also near the coast. They are piscivores ... Read »


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    • Rolf C. Hagen Group

    • Hagen

      Hagen Inc. (officially The Rolf C. Hagen Group of Companies) is a pet supplies company founded in 1955 by Rolf C. Hagen with the help of his brothers, Dieter and Horst. Dieter and Horst Hagen joined the company later after immigrating from Germany becoming key members of the firm. Rolf C. Hagen began acquiring bir ... Read »


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    • Rosy tetra

    • Rosy tetra

      The rosy tetra (Hyphessobrycon rosaceus) is a small species of Characin from the South American countries of Guyana and Brazil.It is popular in the aquarium trade. The rosy tetra has a light pink-white body with red fins, except the dorsal fin which can be black or white, and the caudal fin which is pink-white wit ... Read »


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    • Saddleback clownfish

    • Saddleback clownfish

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    • Sciaenochromis

    • Sciaenochromis

      Sciaenochromis is a genus of haplochromine cichlids endemic to Lake Malawi in East Africa. The species are popular in the aquarium hobby, most notably S. fryeri. Only males possess the impressive, electric blue coloration, while females are dull grey, and generally similar to the females of Aulonocara species. All Sci ... Read »


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    • Sera (company)

    • sera GmbH.

      sera is a company that was founded in 1970 by Josef Ravnak, a seller of live pet food. Headquarters of the company are in Heinsberg (North-Rhine Westphalia), Germany. At this time, a new process called lyophilization was being introduced and was already highly acclaimed for preserving food animals with optimal retentio ... Read »


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    • Sharp-snouted piranha

    • Sharp-snouted piranha

      The sharp-snouted piranha (Serrasalmus sanchezi)is a species of serrasalmid endemic to Peru. It is part of the S. rhombeus complex. It reaches a maximum size of around 7 inches (18 cm). Individuals often exhibit a red throat, similar to that of Pygocentrus nattereri. It is also known as ruby-throated diamond piranha or ... Read »


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    • Shrimp mix

    • Shrimp mix, also known as European shrimp mix, is a frozen fish feed used for fish with special dietary requirements, e.g. Tropheus, which are difficult to maintain using normal fish feed. The basic version is intended for herbivorous fish and is made by blending equal amounts of whole shrimp and green peas to a smooth ... Read »


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    • Siamese fighting fish

    • Siamese fighting fish

      The Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens), also sometimes colloquially known as the betta, is a species in the gourami family which is popular as an aquarium fish. They are a very territorial fish and it is unwise to house two males together. Even the females may become territorial towards each other if not housed in ... Read »


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    • Snakeskin gourami

    • Snakeskin gourami

      The snakeskin gourami (Trichopodus pectoralis) is a species of gourami native to Southeast Asia. The snakeskin gourami is an elongated, moderately compressed fish with a small dorsal fin. Its anal fin is nearly the length of the body and the pelvic fins are long and thread-like. The back is olive in color and the ... Read »


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    • Snowball shrimp

    • The snowball shrimp or white pearl shrimp is a type of shrimp bred for the aquarium trade. It was developed in Germany through selective breeding from a wild ancestor similar to the species Neocaridina zhangjiajiensis. Adults grow to a size of 25–30 millimetres (1.0–1.2 in) and are a translucent white colo ... Read »


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    • Spawning trigger

    • Spawning triggers are environmental cues that cause fish to breed. Most commonly they involve sudden changes in the environment, such as changes in temperature, salinity, and the abundance of food. Catfish of the genus Corydoras, for example, spawn immediately after heavy rain, the specific cues being an increase in wa ... Read »


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    • Striped bass

    • Striped bass (3 oz, baked)

      The striped bass (Morone saxatilis), also called Atlantic striped bass, striper, linesider, rock, or rockfish, is an anadromous Perciforme fish of the Moronidae family found primarily along the Atlantic coast of North America. It has also been widely introduced into inland recreational fisheries across the United State ... Read »


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    • Striped Raphael catfish

    • Striped Raphael catfish

      Striped Raphael catfish (Platydoras armatulus) is a catfish of the family Doradidae. It may also be called Southern striped Raphael, talking catfish, chocolate doradid, chocolate catfish or thorny catfish. This peaceful, nocturnal species is a popular aquarium fish due to its pleasant temperament and curious nature. T ... Read »


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    • Substrate (aquarium)

    • The substrate of an aquarium refers to the material used on the tank bottom. It can affect water chemistry, filtration, and the well-being of the aquarium's inhabitants, and is also an important part of the aquarium's aesthetic appeal. The appropriate substrate depends on the type of aquarium; the most important parame ... Read »


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    • Sump (aquarium)

    • In fishkeeping, a sump is an accessory aquarium tank in which mechanical equipment is kept. A remote sump allows for a clutter-free display tank. It is found in mainly in a reef aquarium or marine aquarium. The sump sits below or behind the main tank and is used as a filter, as well as a holding place for unsightly, m ... Read »


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    • Swim bladder disease

    • Swim bladder disease, also called swim bladder disorder or flipover, is a common ailment in aquarium fish. The swim bladder is an internal gas-filled organ that contributes to the ability of a fish to control its buoyancy, and thus to stay at the current water depth without having to waste energy in swimming. A fish wi ... Read »


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    • Tench

    • Tench

      The tench or doctor fish (Tinca tinca) is a fresh- and brackish-water fish of the cyprinid family found throughout Eurasia from Western Europe including the British Isles east into Asia as far as the Ob and Yenisei Rivers. It is also found in Lake Baikal. It normally inhabits slow-moving freshwater habitats, particular ... Read »


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    • Tetra (company)

    • Tetra Holding GmbH.

      Tetra or the Tetra Werke (Company) is a fish food manufacturing company founded by a young German scientist, Dr. Ulrich Baensch. In the 1950s, there were only about 50,000 fish keepers in Germany and the hobby was, at the time, considered as traditionally very time-consuming, rare, difficult and complicated becaus ... Read »


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    • Tropical Fish Hobbyist

    • Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine (abbreviated as TFH Magazine) is a bi-monthly magazine geared to hobbyist keepers of tropical fish, with news and information on a variety of topics including: Care & Maintenance, Aquascaping, Husbandry, Health and Breeding, Species Reports, Aquarium Technology, Aquarium Science, Explora ... Read »


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    • Upside-down catfish

    • The name upside-down catfish is most commonly used by aquarists to refer to the mochokid catfish Synodontis nigriventris alternately known to ichthyologists as the blotched upside-down catfish or false upside-down catfish. However, a number of other fishes may also be known by this name: The name 'dwarf upside-down ca ... Read »


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    • Wardley (company)

    • Wardley

      Wardley is one of the largest domestically manufactured line of aquatic fish foods and remedies in the United States. It was primarily established as a distributor of various aquarium and pet products in 1950 and has grown into a predominant brand of aquatics products within The Hartz Mountain Corporation. Wardley is ... Read »


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    • Wrestling halfbeak

    • Wrestling halfbeak

      The wrestling halfbeak (Dermogenys pusilla) also known as Malayan halfbeak is a species of viviparous halfbeak native to the fresh and brackish waters of rivers and coastal regions in South-East Asia, in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra. It is a small, slender, livebearing fish, wi ... Read »


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    • Xenentodon cancila

    • Xenentodon cancila

      Xenentodon cancila (freshwater garfish) is a species of needlefish found in freshwater and brackish habitats in South and Southeast Asia. As a reasonably popular aquarium fish Xenentodon cancila, has been traded under a variety of common names, including needlefish,silver needlefish,Asian freshwater needlefish,nee ... Read »


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    • Yellow clown goby

    • Yellow clown goby

      The yellow clown goby, Gobiodon okinawae, also known as the Okinawa goby or yellow coral goby, is a member of the goby family native to the western Pacific from southern Japan to the southern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef. As the name implies, they are bright yellow in color, save for a whitish patch on each cheek. ... Read »


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    • Zebra oto

    • The zebra oto or tiger oto (Otocinclus cocama) is a fish of the genus of the family Loricariidae that originates from Peru. The zebra oto was described in 2004 from a tributary of the Río Ucayali in Peru. Its closest relatives appear to be O. huaorani, O. bororo, O. mariae, and O. mura, as well as the more rec ... Read »


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