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Selasa, 23 Juni 2009

Freshwater Fish Species Profiles

1.ZEBRA PLECO "L46" (Hypancistrus zebra)
FAMILY: Loriicaridae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 4” (approx. 10 cm)
ORIGIN: Rio Xingu, Brazil
DIET: Omnivorous
MISC: Ideal water pH: 6.0-7.4, zebra pleco dislikes tank algae, tend to
be more carnivorous, one of the most high profile plecos in the family

2.AFRICAN TIGERFISH (Hydrocynus goliath)
FAMILY: Alestidae
TYPE: Characins
MAX SIZE: 70” (approx. 175cm)
ORIGIN: Africa
DIET: Carnivore
CHARACTER: aggressive
MISC: Ideal water pH: 6.7-8.3, they require strong current and swim
in shoals

3. RED TORPEDO BARB (Puntius denisonii)
FAMILY: Cyprinidae
TYPE: Cyprinids
MAX SIZE: 8" (approx. 20cm)
DIET: Omnivore
CHARACTER: peaceful
MISC: have been commercially bred, eventhough the availability is not that common in the market, considered endanger in the wild

4. TWOSADDLE CORYDORAS (Corydoras weitzmani)
FAMILY: Callichthyidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 2.4" (approx. 6cm)
ORIGIN: Peru, South America
DIET: Omnivore
MISC: One of the most expensive Corydoras in the market

5. BLACK PIRANHA (Serrasalmus rhombeus)
FAMILY: Serrasalmidae
TYPE: Characins
MAX SIZE: 16" (approx. 40cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Carnivore
CHARACTER: Aggressive, extremely territorial
MISC: one of the fiercest piranha in the family, they get darker when reaching adult

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