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Rabu, 24 Juni 2009

Freshwater Fish Species



35. OSCAR (Astronotus ocellatus)
FAMILY: Cichlidae
TYPE: Cichlids
MAX SIZE: 18" (approx. 45cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Carnivore
CHARACTER: Aggressive
MISC: popular as pets, and are regarded as intelligent by aquarists, this is in part as they learn to associate their owners and food and are purported to be able to distinguish their owner from strangers




34. GIANT SNAKEHEAD (Channa micropeltes)
FAMILY: Channidae
TYPE: Miscellanious
MAX SIZE: 80" (approx. 200cm)
ORIGIN: Southeast Asia
DIET: Carnivore
CHARACTER: Aggressive
MISC: as the giant snakehead matures, they lose their stripes and instead develop a bluish black and white pattern on their upper body, giant snakehead is also a good food fish although some people dislike the muddy taste



33. SADDLED BICHIR (Polypterus endlicheri)
FAMILY: Polypteridae
TYPE: Miscellanious
MAX SIZE: 32" (approx. 80cm)
ORIGIN: Africa
DIET: Carnivore
CHARACTER: Aggressive
MISC: what distinct this species from other in the genus is the prominent lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw and have 11-15 dorsal finlets


32. ORNATE BICHIR (Polypterus ornatipinnis)
FAMILY: Polypteridae
TYPE: Miscellanious
MAX SIZE: 32" (approx. 80cm)
ORIGIN: Africa
DIET: Carnivore
CHARACTER: Aggressive
MISC: One of the most strikingly patterned of the bichirs, water chemistry is not critical as long as the quality is good



31. ARMOURED BICHIR (Polypterus delhezi)
FAMILY: Polypteridae
TYPE: Miscellanious
MAX SIZE: 14" (approx. 35cm)
ORIGIN: Africa
DIET: Carnivore
CHARACTER: Aggressive
MISC: powerful jumper, predatory and may eat anything which will fit into its mouth

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