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Chalceus macrolepidotus tetra chalceus pink tail
Aquatropic, November 17, 2016

While the Pink Tail Chalceus will accept dry foods, it is important to still offer a healthy mix of fresh and frozen options as well. Multiple specimens of this shoaling fish can be kept in larger aquariums, but it is rare for it to be successfully bred in captivity.

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Hemigrammus caudovittatus tetra buenos aires
Aquatropic, November 16, 2016

‚ÄčOne of the most robust and active tetras available to aquarists is a mid-sized fish hailing from the subtropical waters of South America, the Buenos Aires Tetra. This charismatic characin sports some gorgeous red fins and a prominent black marking just before the tail, all set against a bright, silvery body.

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Danio aequipinnatus giant
Aquatropic, November 10, 2016

There are few fishes quite as energetic as the Giant Danio, a species that seems to be in perpetual motion. Originating from the swift-flowing rivers of India, these powerful swimmers are perfectly adapted for heavy water currents, but they are also just as at home in the calm waters of a home aquarium.

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Rasbora heteromorpha
Aquatropic, October 26, 2016

The distinctive beauty of the Harlequin Rasbora (AKA the Porkchop Rasbora) has made it a familiar sight in aquarium stores since the earliest days of the hobby. This attractive and peaceful schooling fish is perfectly at home in most any community aquarium, rarely bothering other tank mates and lending a gorgeous coppery tone as it swims about.

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Rasbora borapetensis
Aquatropic, October 20, 2016

he Brilliant Rasbora is a study in understated beauty. Its shape is perfectly streamlined for quickly cutting through its watery home, while the black and gold lines running along the body add just enough panache to whet the appetite of any discerning aquarist.

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