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    The Blunders Of A Returning Aquarist

    Hello again... UPDATE: SEE POST #17 It has been five years since my last FishLore post and since I dismantled my aquaria before leaving for university. Having now graduated and with a lot of free time on my hands, I've finally returned to the hobby. Although I'd previously considered myself a...
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    Thoughts on my 48gal Stocklist

    Hello again Since my last visit to Fishlore I've managed to sort out my 48 US gallon tanks detritus problem and it is looking very nice in there. Recently I've been considering additions to my well established fish stock and I would like to get some opinions. Here is the list of current...
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    Copious amounts of floating detritus!

    Hello all It's been a long time since I stopped by here, good to see some familar faces about still! Site has changed but it still seems like the good old fishlore of old. Anyway. I've let my tanks slip a little in the past few years, and my big 180 litre tank has gone without water changes...
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    Black Ruby Barb Care Guide

    Black Ruby Barb (Puntius nigrofasciatus) Common names: Black Ruby Barb, Purplehead Barb, Ruby Barb. Size: 6-7cm pH: 6.0-7.0 Tempº: 20ºC - 26ºC Tank region: Middle layer Origin: SrI Lanka Gender: Difficult in juvenile fish, but easier when thy reach adulthood. Mature males in breeding...
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    Wrestling Halfbeak Care Guide

    Wrestling Halfbeak (Dermogenys pusilla) Common names: Wrestling Halfbeak, Malayan Halfbeak, Silver Halfbeak, Golden Halfbeak. Size: Males 5.5cm, Females 7cm. pH: 6.5-8.0 Tempº: 23ºC - 28ºC Tank region: Top layer Origin: India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Philippines...
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    50 Gallon Tank Any input on my tank?

    Hey guys I don't frequent this forum much anymore but I know you guys always have some unusual and creative ideas when it comes to fish stocking so I thought I'd drop a post to give my fish related musings some direction. The only tank I have running at the moment is a 180 litre (approx...
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    Leopard Bushfish Care Guide

    Leopard Bushfish (Ctenopoma acutirostre) Common names: Spotted Climbing Perch, Spotted Bushfish, Leopard Bushfish, Leopard Ctenopoma, Spotted Ctenopoma, Leopard Bush Gourami, African Spotted Gourami, African Leaf Fish, Congo Leaf Fish, Bushfish. Size: 15-20cm pH: 6.0-7.5 Tempº: 23ºC - 28ºC...
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    Banjo Catfish Care Guide

    Banjo Catfish (Bunocephalus coracoideus) Common names: Banjo Catfish, Guitarrita. Size: 15cm pH: 5.8-7.8 Tempº: 20ºC - 27ºC Tank region: Bottom layer Origin: French Guiana, Peru, Brazil. Gender: Unknown. Notes: The Banjo catfish is a typically nocturnal catfish hailing from South...
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    Keyhole Cichlid Care Guide

    Keyhole Cichlid (Cleithracara maronii) Common names: Keyhole Cichlid. Size: 10-15cm pH: 6.0-7.5 Tempº: 22ºC - 25ºC Tank region: Middle Bottom layer Origin: Suriname, French Guiana, Venezuela, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago. Gender: Males possess longer, pointed Anal and Dorsal fins. Notes: This...
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    Colombian Tetra Care Guide

    Colombian Tetra (Hyphessobrycon columbianus) Common names: Colombian Tetra, Blue Colombian Tetra, Blue Flame Tetra, Colombian Redfin Tetra. Size: 7cm pH: 5.0-7.0 Tempº: 24ºC - 29ºC Tank region: Middle layer Origin: Colombia. Gender: Males have an elongated dorsal fin, females are plumper than...
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    Giant Danio Care Guide

    Giant Danio (Devario aequipinnatus) Common names: Giant Danio, Malabar Danio, Giant Danio Minnow, Size: 10cm pH: 6.0-8.0 Tempº: 22ºC - 26ºC Tank region: Top layer Origin: India, SrI Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand. Gender: Mature females are plumper than males, and males are...
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    Red Rainbowfish Care Guide

    Red Rainbowfish (Glossolepis incisus) Common names: Red Rainbowfish, Salmon Red Rainbowfish, Scarlet Rainbowfish, Red Irian Rainbowfish. Size: 12-15cm pH: 7.0 – 8.0 Tempº: 22ºC - 28ºC (71 F - 82 F) Tank region: Middle layers Origin: Indonesia Gender: Males are bright red; females are more...
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    Spotted Talking Catfish Care Guide

    Spotted Talking Catfish (Agamyxis pectinifrons) Common names: Spotted Talking Catfish, Spotted Humbug Catfish, Whitebarred Catfish, Spotted Raphael Catfish, Raphael Catfish. Size: 15cm pH: 6.0-7.5 Tempº: 20ºC - 26ºC Tank region: Bottom layer Origin: Peru, Bolivia, Brazil. Gender...
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    Queen Arabesque Pleco Care Guide

    Queen Arabesque Pleco (Hypancistrus sp.(L260)) Common names: Queen Arabesque Pleco, L260. Size: 9cm pH: 6.0-7.6 Tempº: 23ºC - 28ºC (73 F - 82 F) Tank region: Bottom layer Origin: Brazil Gender: Males have patterning on the belly, females tend not to. Notes: Possibly one of the most...
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    Golden Wonder Panchax Care Guide

    Golden Wonder Panchax (Aplocheilus lineatus) Common names: Golden Wonder Panchax, Golden Wonder Killifish, Golden Panchax, Striped Panchax, Golden Killifish, Yellow Killifish. Size: 10cm pH: 6.0-7.5 Tempº: 24ºC - 27ºC Tank region: Top layer Origin: India, SrI Lanka. Gender: Males will grow...
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    Smudge Spot Corydoras Care Guide

    Smudge Spot Cory (Corydoras similis) Common names: Smudge Spot Cory, Smudge Spot Corydoras, Smudge Spot Cory Cat, Smudge Spot Catfish, Violet Cory. Size: 6cm pH: 5.6-7.0 Tempº: 21ºC - 27ºC Tank region: Bottom layer Origin: Brazil Gender: Mature females are plumper than males. Notes: The...
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    Filament Barb Care Guide

    Filament Barb (Puntius filamentosus) Common names: Filament Barb, Blackspot Barb. Size: 15cm pH: 6.0 – 7.0 Tempº: 20ºC - 25ºC Tank region: Middle layer Origin: India Gender: Can be difficult with juveniles, but easier in adults. Fully grown females are plumper, and the males have...
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    Striped Barb Care Guide

    Striped Barb (Puntius johorensis) Common names: Striped Barb, Banded Barb, Lined Barb. Size: 12cm pH: 5.0 – 7.0 Tempº: 22ºC - 26ºC Tank region: Middle layer Origin: Malaysia, Indonesia. Gender: Males have more defined and bolder striped on the body and females are plumper. Notes: One of...
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    Skunk Loach Care Guide

    Skunk Loach (Yasuhikotakia morleti) Common names: Skunk Loach, Hora's Loach, Skunk Botia. Size: 10cm pH: 6.0 -7.5 Tempº: 23ºC - 28ºC Tank region: Bottom layer Origin: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand. Gender: Females are plumper. Notes: This small loach is rather plain in terms of pattern, but...
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    Shwartz's cory Care Guide

    Schwartz's Cory (Corydoras schwartzi) Common names: Schwartz's Cory, Schwartz's Corydoras, Schwartz's Cory Cat, Schwartz's Catfish. Size: 7cm pH: 6.0-7.5 Tempº: 22ºC - 24ºC (68 F - 75 F) Tank region: Bottom layer Origin: Brazil Gender: Mature females are plumper than males. Notes: Corydoras...
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