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Colisa lalia dwarf flame gourami
Aquatropic, July 29, 2016

It’s often said that marine fishes are more colorful than their freshwater counterparts, but clearly the Dwarf Gourami missed the memo on that.

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Myxocyprinus asiaticus chinese hifin banded shark
Aquatropic, July 27, 2016

The Chinese Hi-fin Banded Shark (Myxocyprinus asiaticus) exemplifies the importance of researching a fish thoroughly before making a purchase for a home aquarium.

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Telmatherina ladigesi rainbowfish celebes  11
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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Rasbora borapetensis  8
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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