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12 Most Bizarre and Unique Freshwater Fish – Part 1

Do you remember what got you into fish keeping? Was it the image of those wonderful reef tanks with the colourful Nemo Clownfish? I’m sure it wasn’t the idea of keeping some of the weird and wacky fish pictured above. Most people start off with the usual guppies, tetras and …

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Top 7 Mistakes New Aquarists Make

Starting in the world of fishkeeping can seem an easy hobby from the outside looking in. Tank? Check. Water? Check. Fish? Check. I had a simplistic view of it too before starting. However once I got into it I realised that to be a really successful aquarist in terms of …

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Siamese Fighting Fish (Bettas)

Origin: Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam Behaviour: Males and females flare or puff out their gill covers (opercula) in order to appear more impressive, either to intimidate other rivals or as an act of courtship. They are quite curious and will watch humans going about their business nearby. Temperature: 77-86 °F (25-30 °C) pH: 6.8 – 7.4 Size: 3 inches (7 …

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German Blue Rams (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi)

Profile Origin: Colombia and Venezuela Behaviour: Mostly peaceful and shy, but can become very territorial during the breeding process. Placing the German Blue Ram into a community tank will lessen its shyness because they will see that the it’s “safe” to come out. Temperature: 78-85 °F (26-30 °C) pH: 5.0 – 7.5 Size: 3? (7 cm) Diet: Accepts …

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