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Garra spilota  1
Aquatropic, February 27, 2019

Garra is an enormous genus of minnow-like fishes, with more than 130 species recognized. They occur across the tropical portions of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, found in a variety of freshwater habitats.

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Baryancistrus beginni l 239 e
Aquatropic, February 22, 2019

If you like the color blue and are looking for an unusual fish for your aquarium, look no further and put the Panque L-239 (Baryancistrus beginni L-239) on your shopping list. The Blue Panque L-239 makes a great center piece to most aquariums. It can grow up to roughly 3 inches.

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Sturisoma barbatum long nose whiptail  2
Aquatropic, February 21, 2019

The Sturisoma whiptail catfishes belong to the large South American family Loricariidae, known commonly as the suckermouth or armored catfishes or, if you’re an aquarist, as “plecos”.

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Scobiancistrus aureatus l 014
Aquatropic, February 15, 2019

We are excited to bring back the Sunshine/Goldie (Scobiancistrus aureatus L 014). We have a handful of them in stock that measure about 2 inches, but they can grow up about 12 inches.

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Dimidiochromis compressiceps
Aquatropic, February 14, 2019

Africa’s Lake Malawi is home to an enormous variety of ecologically and behaviorally distinct cichlid groups. There are the “mbuna” that dwell among the rocks, scraping off a diet of algae, detritus, and invertebrates.

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