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Selasa, 23 Juni 2009

Freshwater Fish Species Profiles


6. ALTUM ANGELFISH (Pterophyllum altum)
FAMILY: Cichlidae
TYPE: Cichlids (South American)
MAX SIZE: 20" (approx. 50cm) height
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivore
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: the largest of the genus, and is among the most challenging among tropical fish to breed in captivity





7. CARDINAL TETRA (Paracheirodon axelrodi)
FAMILY: Characidae
TYPE: Characins
MAX SIZE: 2" (approx. 5cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivore
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: effectively an annual species and has a lifespan of just a single year in nature, although it lives for several years in captivity



8. GOLDEN OTO (Otocinclus affinis)
FAMILY: Loriicaridae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 2" (approx. 5cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivore, tends to be herbivore
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: perfect little catfish for the community aquarium the oto will do a fine job at keeping the algae in check




9. BORNEO SUCKER/HILLSTREAM LOACH (Gastromyzon borneensis)
FAMILY: Balitoridae
TYPE: Cyprinids
MAX SIZE: 4" (approx. 10cm)
ORIGIN: Asia
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: commonly mistaken as a "pleco", but actually is a loach, strong current is sessential when keeping this species



10. BLEEDING HEART TETRA (Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma)
FAMILY: Characidae
TYPE: Characins
MAX SIZE: 2.4" (approx. 6cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: their colors get very beautiful, especially when fed (two or three days a week) with frozen brine shrimp



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