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Minggu, 28 Juni 2009

Freshwater Fish Species Profiles


125. VOLKSWAGEN PLECO "LDA65" (Panaque sp.)
FAMILY: Loricariidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 20" (approx. 50cm)
ORIGIN: Peru, South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: the biggest panaque, wood eater



124. CHOCOLATE ZEBRA PLECO "L270" (Hypancistrus debilittera)
FAMILY: Loricariidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 4" (approx. 10cm)
ORIGIN: Rio Xingu, Rio Tapajos, Brazil (South America)
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful

MISC: main diet should consist of meaty foods, often also accept accepts vegetable matter such as algae/spirulina disks and fresh vegetables


123. CACHORRO (Acestrorhynchus falcatus)
FAMILY: Acestrorhynchidae
TYPE: Characins
MAX SIZE: 10" (approx. 25cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Carnivorous
CHARACTER: Aggressive
MISC: oftenly referred as "FRESHWATER BARRACUDA", will eat smaller fish, a schooling fish that should be either keep singly or in groups of 6 or more, if kept in groups of 2-5 fish, fighting will occur


122. AFRICAN PIKE (Hepsetus odoe)
FAMILY: Hepsetidae
TYPE: Characins
MAX SIZE: 28" (approx. 70cm)
ORIGIN: Africa
DIET: Carnivorous
CHARACTER: Aggressive
MISC: relatively short-lived and may only live about five years, occurs in most coastal rivers, lakes and swamps throughout Africa


121. BOWFIN FISH (Amia Calva)
FAMILY: Amiidae
TYPE: Miscellanious
MAX SIZE: 30" (approx. 75cm)
ORIGIN: North America
DIET: Carnivorous
CHARACTER: Aggressive
MISC: colder water is essential, requires a large tank with a good filtration system to keep the water clean, just like their natural environment,

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