Pygmy Sunfish

Pygmy Sunfish

The pygmy sunfishes are a genus of seven small fishes found throughout the southeastern United States, shown to be sufficiently unique to be placed within their own family, Elassomatidae. With this installment of Conservation Corner, I thought I’d take a...
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Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 5

Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 5

Colombian Tetra / Red-Blue Columbian Tetra Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon columbianus Size: 2 ½” to 3” Temperature: 70 – 76 degrees Fahrenheit Alkalinity: Moderate Origin: Acandi River Basin, Colombia The Colombian Tetra (also known as the Red-Blue Col...
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Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 3

Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 3

Bronze Cory Scientific Name:  Corydoras aeneus Family: Callichthyidae Size: 3 inches Temperature: 74 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit; for spawning, temperatures of 75 to 79 degrees are preferred Alkalinity: not particular Origin: South America In the wild, mos...
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Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 4

Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 4

Catfish Catfish are very recognizable and popular aquarium inhabitants. They belong to the order Siluriformes and include a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater catfish families. Most aquarium species are benthic in nature and are instantly recognizable fo...
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Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 2

Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 2

Bala Shark Also known as the tricolor shark or silver shark, the young Bala shark is a staple item in most aquarium stores. However, this fish is a poor choice for most aquaria. The Bala shark (the name is an...
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Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 1

Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 1

African Jewelfish The jewelfishes from Africa are some of the most beautiful, and most bellicose, of the cichlids. While bimaculatus was the original jewelfish introduced into the hobby many years ago, there are now a number of other species available. They.....
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