The Odessa Barb (Pethis padamya)

odessa_barb_Pethia padamya

Odessa Barb – Pethis padamya Parameters Origin / Habitat: Indonesia, Sumatra Care Level: Easy Size: 3 inches (8 cm) pH: 6 – 7 Temperature: 70°F – 78°F (21°C – 26°C) Water Hardness: 2° to 10° dH The Odessa Barb, Pethis padamya, can rival the colors of many saltwater species. Odessa …

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West Papua Neon Rainbow Biotope Aquarium

Biotope Aquarium Neon Rainbow West Papua

Technical Description: Mamberamo River West Papua. Dimensions of tank: Length 90cm x Width 60cm x Height 50cm Lighting: 1 x t8 grow bulb 1 x t8 sun bulb. Filtration: Eheim Canister Filter 2215. Hardscape: River rocks seasoned with algae. Substrate: Mixture of white sand and sharp river sand and small …

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Karen Haas and West African Cichlid

Tylochromis lateralis

Alan and I are longtime fishkeepers. We met at the Catfish Convention in Virginia. Early on most of my experience with West African Cichlids consisted of Jewel Cichlids and common Kribensis. He had acquired a pair of Pelmatochromis buettikoferi soon after he moved to Pennsylvania from England. They were housed …

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The Northern Seahorse of Galveston, Texas

Hippocampus erectus

Today we return to Galveston, our Island to the south. Here among the sargassum and flotsam, we pull our nets, being sure to catch any wily fish that might slip free once we pull the mass from the water. Among the tangle is a strange plated fish with a horse-like …

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