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Selasa, 23 Juni 2009

Freshwater Fish Species Profiles


11. SIAMESE ALGAE EATER (Crossocheilus siamensis)
FAMILY: Gyrinocheilidae
TYPE: Cyprinids
MAX SIZE: 6" (approx. 15cm)
ORIGIN: Southeast Asia
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: generally considered to be the best all-around algae eater available to aquarists, commonly confused with Flying Fox (Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus)



12. CHINESE ALGAE EATER (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri)
FAMILY: Gyrinocheilidae
TYPE: Cyprinids
MAX SIZE: 12" (approx. 30cm) but usually much smaller
ORIGIN: Southeast Asia
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: becomes more aggressive as it grows, and losing the efficiency of its algae eating habit


13. NEON TETRA (Paracheirodon innesi)
FAMILY: Characidae
TYPE: Characins
MAX SIZE: 2" (approx. 5cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivore
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: they will not tolerate dramatic changes to their environment





14. CONGO TETRA (Phenacogrammus interruptus)
FAMILY: Characidae
TYPE: Characins
MAX SIZE: 3.5" (approx. 8.5cm)
ORIGIN: Congo, Africa
DIET: Omnivore
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: males tend to be bigger than the females, best kept in schools of at least six with other non aggressive fish


15. RUMMY NOSE / RED NOSE TETRA (Hemigrammus bleheri)
FAMILY: Characidae
TYPE: Characins
MAX SIZE: 2.5" (approx. 6.4cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivore
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: Peaceful community fish, keep with other peaceful tetras, Corydoras catfish, etc., particularly striking against a background of light green plants






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