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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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Neolamprologus caudopunctatus caudopunctatus  1
Aquatropic, March 15, 2019

The aquacultured Caudopunctatus cichlid (Neolamprologus caudopunctatus) is another African cichlid we just added to our livestock. In the wild it naturally occurs in the Tangayika lake on the Zambia shore.

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Kryptopterus minor  2
Aquatropic, March 14, 2019

This will be an aquatic story of mistaken identity (a common theme in the aquarium trade). The Glass Catfish is an unmistakable species, beloved by generations of aquarists for its beautifully transparent body and graceful manner of swimming.

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Osphronemus laticlavius giant redtail
Aquatropic, March 7, 2019

The average home aquarium is pretty small, usually not more than 30-50 gallons, if not smaller still, making them suitable only for those species that won’t outgrow such tight confines. But there’s an unfortunate notion among many novice aquarists that fish will only grow to the size of their surroundings.

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Aphyosemion gardneri gardnei e
Aquatropic, March 1, 2019

The Gardeneri Killifish is hardy and relatively peaceful fish that is suited for most hobbyists. It can grow up about 3 inches, so it doesn't need a big aquarium to house it. It does well in planted aquariums.

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