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Botia histrionica loaches golden zebra
Aquatropic, January 18, 2018

Oftentimes, the common names of the species we keep in aquariums appear almost to have been chosen at random, but the Golden Zebra Loach is a fish that has been perfectly named.

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Pseudotropheus zebra  2
Aquatropic, January 15, 2018

The Zebra Cobalt Blue (Pseudotropheus zebra) is one of the several Malawi cichlids we currently have in stock.

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Altolamprologus calvus 818100  1
Aquatropic, January 11, 2018

The Frontosa Cichlid is probably the most famous predatory fish from Lake Tanganyika, but a close second would have to be the peculiarly flattened pair of species belonging to the genus Altolamprologus.

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Puntius conchonius red glass
Aquatropic, January 8, 2018

The ever bold and beautiful Red Glass Barb will call the attention of anyone looking into your tank.

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Megalamphodus megalopterus tetra black phantom
Aquatropic, January 4, 2018

Aquarists don’t often take the time to think about what a species’ scientific name actually means, but, for the Black Phantom Tetra, this can be informative.

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