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  • Swordtail Care Sheet

    Swordtail Care Sheet

    Common Name(s): Swordtail

    Scientific Name: Xiphophorus hellerii and Xiphophorus alvarezi

    Family: Poeciliidae

    Origin: Mexico

    Temperament/Behavior: Peaceful

    Max Size: 6 inches

    Min Tank Size: 40 gallons

    Tank Setup: Hard water, choice of decor isn’t critical, but it looks best in heavily
    planted tanks.


    Tank Region: Middle-top

    Diet: Omnivore. Will accept most foods.

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  • Pearl Gourami Care Sheet

    Pearl Gourami Care Sheet

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    Last edited by Anders247; 11-27-2015, 03:29 PM.

  • Pygmy Cory care sheet

    Pygmy Cory care sheet

    Common Name(s): Pygmy cory, Pygmy catfish

    Scientific Name: Corydoras pygmaeus

    Family: Callichthyidae

    Origin: Rio Madeira basin, Brazil

    Temperament/Behavior: Peaceful, active and gregarious species.

    Max Size: 1.2 inches

    Min Tank Size: 15 gallons

    Tank Setup: Sand or smooth gravel, so as not to damage their barbels. Like heavily planted setups with bogwood and dim lighting.

    Tank Region: Middle-b...
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    Last edited by Anders247; 12-28-2016, 09:22 PM.

  • Rainbow Cichlid

    Rainbow Cichlid







    Common name(s): Rainbow Cichlid, Golden Red-Eye Cichlid.

    Scientific Name: Herotilapia multispinosa, formerly Archocentrus multispinosus.

    Family: Cichlidae.

    Origin: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras

    Temperament/Behavior: Peaceful.

    Max Size: Adults stay on average at 4 inches, but can (very rarely) reach 5-6 inches.

    Min Tank Size: 20 gallons (75 liters) for one. A 20 gallon long...
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    Last edited by Anders247; 11-27-2015, 03:11 PM.

  • Three Spot Gourami Care Sheet

    Three Spot Gourami Care Sheet

    Common Name(s): Blue Gourami, Three Spot Gourami

    Scientific Name: Trichopodus trichopterus

    Variants: Blue, opaline, gold, silver, and cosby

    Family: Osphronemidae

    Origin: China, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar (Burma)

    Temperament/Behavior: Generally peaceful. (See notes)

    Max Size: 6 inches. Usually smaller, but should be expected to reach at least 5 inches.

    Min Tank Size:...
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    Last edited by AlyeskaGirl; 04-25-2015, 05:57 PM.

  • Paradise Fish Care Sheet

    Paradise Fish Care Sheet

    Common Name(s): Paradise fish, Paradise gourami

    Scientific Name: Macropodus opercularis

    Variants: Albino, blue, red

    Family: Osphronemidae

    Origin: China, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, and the Koreas

    Temperament/Behavior: Semi-aggressive. Will nip long flowing fins, and will eat smaller fish

    Max Size: 4 inches

    Min Tank Size: 20 gallons

    Tank Setup: Doesn't appreciate...
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    Last edited by catsma_97504; 02-06-2015, 11:38 PM. Reason: paradise fish

  • Blue Neon Goby

    Blue Neon Goby

    Common Name(s): Blue Neon Goby, Rainbow Goby, Cobalt Blue Goby

    Scientific Name: Stiphodon semoni

    Family: Gobiidae

    Origin: New Caledonia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, and Solomon Islands

    Temperament/Behavior: Peaceful

    Conspecific Behavior: Males are territorial towards there own species, they can be kept together only in larger tanks

    Max Size: 2 inches

    Min Tank Size: 20 gallons

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    Last edited by Anders247; 04-16-2015, 06:04 PM.

  • Convict Cichlid

    Convict Cichlid

    Common Name(s): Convict Cichlid, Zebra Cichlid.

    Scientific Name: Amatitlania nigrofasciata

    Variants: Pink, long-finned, marbled

    Synonym: Archocentrus nigrofasciata

    Family: Cichlidae

    Origin: Central America

    Temperament/Behavior: Semi-aggressive, very aggressive during breeding.

    Max Size: 4-6 inches.

    Min Tank Size: 30 gallons

    Tank Setup: Rocks for hiding places and to set territories....
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    Last edited by Anders247; 01-06-2017, 09:15 PM.

  • Rock Kribensis

    Rock Kribensis

    Common Name(s): Rock Krib, Half Crimson

    Variants: Blue Rock Krib, Yellow Rock Krib

    Scientific Name: Haplochromis sauvagei

    Synonym: Paralabidochromis sauvagei

    Family: Cichlidae

    Origin: Southern end of Lake Victoria, Africa

    Temperament/Behavior: Active, not aggressive except during breeding time, and even then it's not that aggressive

    Max Size: 4-5 inches

    Min Tank Size: 40 gallons

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    Last edited by Anders247; 07-12-2015, 04:40 PM.

  • Freshwater Fish Index

    Freshwater Fish Index

    Freshwater Fish Care Sheet Library

    A Index
    Angelicus pim
    Albino Oscar
    Algae Eater

    Amatitlania nigrofasciata
    Ancistrus sp
    Angelfish

    Archocentrus multispinosus
    Astronotus ocellatus
    Astyanax fasciatus mexicanus

    B Index
    Bala Shark
    Balantiocheilos melanopterus
    Banded Cichlid
    Betta Splendens
    Black Fin Pacu
    Black Kuhli Loach
    Black Neon Tetra
    Black Phantom Tetra
    Black Skirt
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    Last edited by AlyeskaGirl; 02-07-2015, 06:02 PM.
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  • Swordtail Care Sheet
    Anders247
    Common Name(s): Swordtail

    Scientific Name: Xiphophorus hellerii and Xiphophorus alvarezi

    Family: Poeciliidae

    Origin: Mexico

    Temperament/Behavior: Peaceful

    Max Size: 6 inches

    Min Tank Size: 40 gallons

    Tank Setup: Hard water, choice of decor isn’t critical, but it looks best in heavily
    planted tanks.


    Tank Region: Middle-top

    Diet: Omnivore. Will accept most foods.

    ...
    11-27-2015, 03:26 PM
  • Pygmy Cory care sheet
    Anders247
    Common Name(s): Pygmy cory, Pygmy catfish

    Scientific Name: Corydoras pygmaeus

    Family: Callichthyidae

    Origin: Rio Madeira basin, Brazil

    Temperament/Behavior: Peaceful, active and gregarious species.

    Max Size: 1.2 inches

    Min Tank Size: 15 gallons

    Tank Setup: Sand or smooth gravel, so as not to damage their barbels. Like heavily planted setups with bogwood and dim lighting.

    Tank Region: Middle-b...
    06-02-2015, 01:38 PM
  • Pearl Gourami Care Sheet
    Anders247
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    03-28-2015, 10:53 AM
  • Three Spot Gourami Care Sheet
    Anders247
    Common Name(s): Blue Gourami, Three Spot Gourami

    Scientific Name: Trichopodus trichopterus

    Variants: Blue, opaline, gold, silver, and cosby

    Family: Osphronemidae

    Origin: China, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar (Burma)

    Temperament/Behavior: Generally peaceful. (See notes)

    Max Size: 6 inches. Usually smaller, but should be expected to reach at least 5 inches.

    Min Tank Size:...
    02-07-2015, 04:26 PM
  • Paradise Fish Care Sheet
    Anders247
    Common Name(s): Paradise fish, Paradise gourami

    Scientific Name: Macropodus opercularis

    Variants: Albino, blue, red

    Family: Osphronemidae

    Origin: China, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, and the Koreas

    Temperament/Behavior: Semi-aggressive. Will nip long flowing fins, and will eat smaller fish

    Max Size: 4 inches

    Min Tank Size: 20 gallons

    Tank Setup: Doesn't appreciate...
    02-04-2015, 04:28 PM
  • Blue Neon Goby
    Anders247
    Common Name(s): Blue Neon Goby, Rainbow Goby, Cobalt Blue Goby

    Scientific Name: Stiphodon semoni

    Family: Gobiidae

    Origin: New Caledonia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, and Solomon Islands

    Temperament/Behavior: Peaceful

    Conspecific Behavior: Males are territorial towards there own species, they can be kept together only in larger tanks

    Max Size: 2 inches

    Min Tank Size: 20 gallons

    Tank...
    02-01-2015, 11:37 AM
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