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Maskaheros argenteus silver vieja
Aquatropic, April 4, 2019

For most of the twentieth century, our knowledge when it came to how Neotropical cichlids were related to one another remained painfully inadequate. Species tended to get lumped under a few large, catchall names like “Cichlasoma” and “Vieja” and “Paraneetroplus”.

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Cyprinus carpio ginrin mixed  e 1
Aquatropic, March 29, 2019

It's spring season! We are excited because it means we get to feature fish that are good options for ponds. For example, the Aquacultured Ginrin Mixed Koi (Cyprinus carpio) is a good choice for that.

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Rineloricaria sp catfish red lizard  2
Aquatropic, March 28, 2019

With 66 valid species (and many others still awaiting scientific description), Rineloricaria represents the largest radiation of species among the loricariine suckermouth catfishes.

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Metasesarma aubryi red apple
Aquatropic, March 22, 2019

The Red Apple Crab (Metasesarma aubryi) is one of our recent additions to our ever expanding freshwater inverts livestock. This is a seasonal item that is in stock right now. We recommend caring for it just like you would any other crab.

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Chrysichthys furcatus
Aquatropic, March 21, 2019

Large catfishes are definitely a niche item in the aquarium trade. Species like the Red Tail Catfish or Tiger Shovelnose Catfish are aquatic monsters best left for those with enormous, pond-sized aquariums.

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