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Astyanax mexicanus tetra blind cave fish
Aquatropic, October 13, 2016

Caves are famous for the many highly modified species that live their entire lives in perpetual darkness. Many different groups of animals have adapted to this by evolving similar features, such as a loss of pigmentation, reduced or absent eyes, heightened sensory organs and even lowered metabolism and decreased sleep.

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Tinfoli barb
Aquatropic, July 29, 2016

With its sleek profile and eye­-catching silvery scales, the Tinfoil Barb (Barbonymus schwanefeldii) makes for an impressive addition to the home aquarium; however, this is one species that relatively few aquarists have the means to adequately house long­-term.

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Tiger barb
Aquatropic, July 29, 2016

The Tiger Barb is a perennial aquarium favorite with a much maligned reputation.

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Xiphophorus helleri swordtail red velvet  2
Aquatropic, July 29, 2016

Livebearing fishes, which are species that give birth directly to small juveniles rather than laying eggs, are some of the most highly recommended fishes for beginner aquarists.

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Platydoras armatulus  striped raphael 4
Aquatropic, July 29, 2016

The black and white coloration of the Striped Raphael Catfish Platydoras armatuluseasily makes this species one of the most attractive catfishes in all of South America.

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