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Synodontis Angelicus Catfish (Synodontis angelicus)

Synodontis Angelicus Catfish (Synodontis angelicus)

The Synodontis Angelicus Catfish (Synodontis angelicus) is a species of upside-down catfish that tropical fish keeping enthusiasts also refer to as the Angel Catfish, Angelicus Cat, Black Clown Catfish, Polka-dot African catfish or Angel Squeaker.  It is in the “naked catfish” group and may also be known as S. robianus, S. tholloni, S. werneri, and […]

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Synodontis Ocellifer Catfish (Synodontis ocellifer)

Synodontis Ocellifer Catfish (Synodontis ocellifer)

The Synodontis Ocellifer Catfish (Synodontis ocellifer) hails from the Gambia River and various other river systems of Northern and Western Africa. They inhabit river basins from Senegal to Chad; more specifically the Senegal, Gambia, Volta, Chad, and Niger basins. The Synodontis Ocellifer is a handsome peaceful catfish that has a pale yellowish brown body with […]

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Featherfin Squeaker (Synodontis eupterus)

Featherfin Squeaker (Synodontis eupterus)

The Featherfin Squeaker (Synodontis eupterus) inhabits much of central Africa, specifically Nigeria, Sudan, Niger, Chad, Ghana, Mali, and Cameroon as well as the White Nile river system. Tropical fish keeping enthusiasts also know the Featherfin Squeaker as the Featherfin Catfish, Featherfin Synodontis, Synodontis Lace Catfish, and Lace Cat. Featherfin Squeakers are a species of “upside […]

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Brichard's Synodontis (Synodontis Brichardi)

Brichard’s Synodontis (Synodontis Brichardi)

The Brichard’s Synodontis (Synodontis Brichardi) is a species of upside down catfish that is found in the heavy, turbulent, river rapids of the lower Congo at Kinsuka, Kinshasa, Zaire. Brichard’s Synodontis have a streamlined, elongated body, with a flat body profile which is uncharacteristic of other Synodontis species.   They have three pairs of barbels on […]

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Crimson Tide Cichlid (Pundamilia nyererei)

Crimson Tide Cichlid (Pundamilia nyererei)

The Crimson Tide Cichlid (Pundamilia nyererei) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Nyerere’s Victoria Cichlid, Crimson Tide Flameback, or Flameback is only found along the shallow coast lines of several islands located at the southern end of Lake Victoria, East Africa. All Pundamilia nyererei from Lake Victoria are beautiful and highly aggressive, even more […]

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Elephantnose Fish (Gnathonemus petersii)

Elephantnose Fish (Gnathonemus petersii)

Elephantnose Fish (Gnathonemus petersii) are widely distributed throughout Africa in Mali, Benin, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. They are a largely nocturnal, scaleless fish that inhabit the dark muddy beds and heavily vegetated areas of slow flowing rivers where they root around the substrate […]

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Male Pearl Cobalt Blue Zebra Cichlid (Metriaclima callainos)

Cobalt Blue Zebra Cichlid (Metriaclima callainos)

The Cobalt Blue Zebra Cichlid (Metriaclima callainos) hail from the sandy shallows and deeper rocky waters of lake Malawi, Africa and is known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Cobalt Blue, Cobalt Blue Cichlid, Zebra Malawi Cichlid, Cobalt Blue Mbuna and Cobalt Zebra. The entire body of the male Cobalt Blue Zebra is a […]

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Blue Moorii Cichlid (Cyrtocara moorii) pair

Blue Moorii Cichlid (Cyrtocara moorii)

The Blue Moorii Cichlid (Cyrtocara moorii) is also referred to by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Blue Dolphin Cichlid, Malawi Blue Dolphin Cichlid, Hump head, Blue Lumphead, Hap moorii, and Humphead Mouthbrooder. The Blue Moorii (Cyrtocara moorii); previously listed as Haplochromis moorii, is a rather large exotic species that comes from Lake Malawi in […]

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African Red Eye Tetra (arnoldichthys spilopterus) pair

African Red Eye Tetra (arnoldichthys spilopterus)

 African Red Eye Tetra (arnoldichthys spilopterus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Niger Tetra or Large-Scaled African Characin is found in the Niger and Ogun river systems in Nigeria, Africa. Because of pollution and deforestation, African Red Eye Tetras are scarce in the aquarium hobby and are only found in 10 areas […]

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Paradise Fish (Macropodus opercularis)

Paradise Fish (Macropodus opercularis)

Paradise Fish (Macropodus opercularis) are a species of Gourami that is found throughout East Asia, from the Korean peninsula to North Vietnam.   There are a number of species of Paradise fish known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts but the most common are Macropodus Opercularis, Macropodus Ocellatus, and Macropodus Spechti.   Of the three, Macropodus opercularis […]

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Tropical Fish Keeping – Popular Freshwater Tropical Fish Species

Listing all of the popular freshwater tropical fish species adapted to aquarium life would be an effort in futility.  There are literally more tropical fish species in Africa, South and Central America and the Orient than you could ever count and scientists are discovering new ones on a regular basis. If you want your tank […]

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