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Aquatropic, July 27, 2016

In the southwestern tip of Sulawesi (formerly known as Celebes) lies the Karst Maros, the world’s second largest karst formation, full of towering limestone cliffs, crystal clear lowland streams and a highly unique fauna found only in this small corner of the world.

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Dekeyseria sp l052 plecostomu butterfly l52  6
Aquatropic, July 26, 2016

For those aquarists out there who would love to have a Zebra Pleco (Hypancistrus zebra) but can’t stomach that fishes hefty price tag, a good substitute can be found with another black and white species—the Butterfly Pleco.

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Aquatropic, July 26, 2016

The Brilliant Rasbora is a study in understated beauty. It’s 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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Melanotaenia boesemani rainbowfish boesemani  3
Aquatropic, July 26, 2016

Buried deep within the dense tropical rainforests that fill the Bird’s Head Peninsula of New Guinea swims a blue and gold treasure—the Boesemani Rainbowfish.

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Aquatropic, July 26, 2016

While freshwater fishes have a somewhat undeserved reputation for being less colorful than their saltwater counterparts, few would argue that the Electric Blue Acara is inferior to anything from the marine world.

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