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Rabu, 24 Juni 2009

Freshwater Fish Species


65. PEPPERED CORY (Corydoras paleatus)
FAMILY: Callichthyidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 2.4" (approx. 6cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: recently available in long fin and albino form variants



64. BRONZE CORY (Corydoras aeneus)
FAMILY: Callichthyidae
TYPE: Catfish
MAX SIZE: 2.4" (approx. 6cm)
ORIGIN: South America
DIET: Omnivorous
CHARACTER: Peaceful
MISC: one of the hardiest cory in the family, males are usually smaller and more slender than the females, particularly when viewed from the top


63. ARROWHEAD PUFFER (Tetraodon suvattii)
FAMILY: Tetraodontoidae
TYPE: Miscellanious (Pufferfish)
MAX SIZE: 6" (approx. 15cm)
ORIGIN: Mekong, Southeast Asia
DIET: Carnivore
CHARACTER: Aggressive
MISC: requires a deep layer of sand that should be as deep as the fish is long to allow the fish to hide themselves in the sand


62. SPOTTED CONGO PUFFER (Tetraodon schoutedeni)
FAMILY: Tetraodontoidae
TYPE: Miscellanious (Pufferfish)
MAX SIZE: 3.5" (approx. 9cm)
ORIGIN: Africa
DIET: Carnivore
CHARACTER: Aggressive
MISC: often confused with T. fluviatilis, and T. nigroviridis, more peaceful of its genus


61. CROSS RIVER PUFFER (Tetraodon pustulatus)
FAMILY: Tetraodontoidae
TYPE: Miscellanious (Pufferfish)
MAX SIZE: 14" (approx. 35cm)
ORIGIN: Africa
DIET: Carnivore
CHARACTER: Aggressive
MISC: lives in fresh and slightly brackish water

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