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Aqua Science Fish ID By: Eletrica Mathis We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unemployable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.� ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods


Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 1

Common Name: Pinktail Trigger Fish Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Tetraodontiformes

Species: Balistidae

Scientific Name: Melichtus vidu Geography / Habitat: Found in the Eastern / Western Indiana Ocean and Pacific Ocean This fish enjoys the shallower waters outside the reef that has very rocky, stony or corally terrain where it can hide. Provide with plenty of shelter and ample room to roam around.

Life Strategy: The Pinktail Triggerfish is one of the few Triggers that can actually be a pleasure to keep. It is rarely aggressive towards its tank mates, unless they are much smaller or introduced to the tank after the Pinktail. If more than one are to be kept in the same tank, it is best to add a male a up to several females at the same time Food / Feed Strategy: eats a source of protein in meat and can also be fed flakes and shrimp.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Genus: Class: Perciformes Animalia Species: Order: Labridae Chordata Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 2

Common Name: Red Fin Fairly Wrasse Scientific Name: Cirrhilabrus rubripinnis Family: Actinopterygil Geography / Habitat: Found in the Western Pacific Ocean. These are fish best kept in a moderately-aggressive tank community, preferably with the other fishes larger than they are. Life Strategy: During their lifetimes as these fish grow from juveniles into adults, they can go through many different color and pattern phases. Food / Feed Strategy: These fish can be fed a diet of frozen preparations suitable for carnivores, frozen, live or dried shrimp, mysid shrimp, live black worms, other meaty fares such as finely chopped fresh or frozen seafoods, as well as enriched foods that have added vitamins, amino acids, and color enhancing pigments.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 3

Common Name: Queen Angel Fish Scientific Name: Holacanthus ciliaris Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: pomacanthidae

Geography / Habitat: Found in the Tropical Atlantic region and grows to 17 plus inches. It should be housed in no less than a 180 gallon aquarium, and provided numerous large holes or cave structured rocky areas to hide in.

Life Strategy: This is a large juvenile and sub-adult individuals are very often aggressive towards closely related species or newly added fishes. It requires lots of room to swim and places to hide, and is best added to the aquarium community last. Will nip at most all corals, tridac Will nip at most all corals, tridacnid clams and other sessile invertebrates, and therefore is NOT reef safe nid clams and other sessile invertebrates, and therefore is NOT reef safe

Food / Feed Strategy: A sponge-feeder in nature, but can usually be switched over to aquarium foods. Should be fed a varied diet that includes and ample amount of vegetable matter, chopped fresh or frozen clam, shrimp or other meaty fares, as well as periodically given any type of specialized angelfish preparation that contains marine sponge

Body Form or Style:Compressform

Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform

Mouth Position: Terminal


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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 4

Common Name: Masked Rabbit Fish Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Siganidae

Scientific Name: Siganus puellus Geography / Habitat: The lionfish is a native inhabitant of the tropical Indo-Pacific waters. It is found on coral reefs, rocky surfaces, and in lagoons between at depths ranging from 30 - 600 feet.

Life Strategy: As youngsters, lionfish tend to live in small groups, but become solitary as adults with a hostile attitude and strong territoriality towards other reef fish. Being rather unfriendly, lionfish typically hide in reef crevices during the day

Food / Feed Strategy: lionfish spreads its large pectoral fins to trap small fish and crustaceans (such as crabs and shrimp) and then swallows prey in a single motion.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 5

Common Name: Elongate Surgeon Fish Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Acanthuridae

Scientific Name: Acanthurus mata Geography / Habitat: These fish can be found in tropical waters around the world. For the sand dwelling species it is important to provide them with an adequate layer of fine sand substrate to bury into at night, or dive into when they feel threatened. Depending on the size of an individual species, between 2 to 4 inches is recommended.

Life Strategy: Wrasses are fast moving fishes and have a tendency to jump out of aquariums. Depending on an individual species, Wrasses range in size anywhere from 3 up to 20 inches. Food / Feed Strategy: Wrasses are carnivores that in nature primarily eat small crustaceans, snails, marine worms, and other types of micro and macro-invertebrates. Many species will eat other smaller fishes, and some indivi

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 6

Common Name: Blue throat Trigger Fish Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Tetraodontiformes

Species: Balistidae

Scientific Name: Sufflamen albicaudatus Geography / Habitat: This species extends from Hawaii and the Marquesas Islands westward through central Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia and the Philippines to the coast of China, through the East Indies, and across the Indian Ocean to the coast of Africa and the Red Sea. This fish enjoys the shallower waters inside and outside the reef where lots of rocks and creviced structures are present to hide in and search for food from

Life Strategy: it may be housed with members of the same genus, if they are all added at the same time and ample space and housing is provided. Same species juveniles can be kept together, but as they mature fights are likely to occur between them Food / Feed Strategy: Not recommended. This fish eats a wide variety of crustaceans and other invertebrates, with the exception of stinging anemones such as the Stichodactyla or Carpet species for example

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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 7

Common Name: Queen Trigger Fish Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Tetraodontiformes

Species: Balistidae

Scientific Name: Balistis Vetula Geography / Habitat: This species extends from Hawaii and the Marquesas Islands westward through central Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia and the Philippines to the coast of China, through the East Indies, and across the Indian Ocean to the coast of Africa and the Red Sea. This fish enjoys the shallower waters inside and outside the reef where lots of rocks and creviced structures are present to hide in and search for food from

Life Strategy: it may be housed with members of the same genus, if they are all added at the same time and ample space and housing is provided. Same species juveniles can be kept together, but as they mature fights are likely to occur between them

Food / Feed Strategy: Not recommended. This fish eats a wide variety of crustaceans and other invertebrates, with the exception of stinging anemones such as the Stichodactyla or Carpet species for example

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Genus:Animalia Class: Syngnathiformes Order: Chordata Species: Aulostomidae Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 8

Common Name: Chinese Trumpet Fish Scientific Name: Aulostomus chinensis Family: Actinopterygil Geography / Habitat: This species extends from Hawaii and the Marquesas Islands westward through central Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia and the Philippines to the coast of China, through the East Indies, and across the Indian Ocean to the coast of Africa and the Red Sea. This fish enjoys the shallower waters inside and outside the reef where lots of rocks and creviced structures are present to hide in and search for food from

Life Strategy: it may be housed with members of the same genus, if they are all added at the same time and ample space and housing is provided. Same species juveniles can be kept together, but as they mature fights are likely to occur between them

Food / Feed Strategy: Not recommended. This fish eats a wide variety of crustaceans and other invertebrates, with the exception of stinging anemones such as the Stichodactyla or Carpet species for example

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/sw/ Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 9

Common Name: Ring-tail Cardinal Fish

Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Apogonidae

Scientific Name: Geography / Habitat: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Papua New Guinea, north to Miyakejima, Japan. Inhabits holes in rocks or under ledges in shallow waters. Known to occur in mixed aggregates with Apogon apogonoides during summer and


autumn, but form separate aggregates in winter and spring

Life Strategy: Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 40 m

Food / Feed Strategy: eat small crustaceans, snails, marine worms, and other types of micro and macro-invertebrates

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 10

Common Name: Chevron tang Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Acanthuridae

Scientific Name: Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis Geography / Habitat: The distribution of this fish extends from Hawaii southeastward to eastern Polynesia, southward to central Polynesia, westward to the Marianas Islands, and doubtless to many other adjoining areas, they prefer the deeper, finger coral inhabited waters and live singly.

Life Strategy: This is not an overly aggressive fish, so it may get picked on by more aggressive surgeon fishes. It will usually get along well with other tank inhabitants, with the exception of its own kind, and it rarely bothers sessile invertebrates.

Food / Feed Strategy: This fish is a herbivore, with its main diet consisting of marine


microalgae growth

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 11

Common Name: Redtail Trigger Fish Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Tetraodontiformes

Species: Balistidae

Scientific Name: Xanthiehthus mento Geography / Habitat: This species extends from Hawaii and the Marquesas Islands westward through central Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia and the Philippines to the coast of China, through the East Indies, and across the Indian Ocean to the coast of Africa and the Red Sea. This fish enjoys the shallower waters inside and outside the reef where lots of rocks and creviced structures are present to hide in and search for food from

Life Strategy: it may be housed with members of the same genus, if they are all added at the same time and ample space and housing is provided. Same species juveniles can be kept together, but as they mature fights are likely to occur between them

Food / Feed Strategy: Not recommended. This fish eats a wide variety of crustaceans and


other invertebrates, with the exception of stinging anemones such as the Stichodactyla or Carpet species for example

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 12

Common Name: Drab sole Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: pleuronectiformes

Species: Archiridae

Scientific Name: Achirus achirus Geography / Habitat: South America, Western Central and Southwest Atlantic Reef, Depth 4-30m

Life Strategy: Achirus achirus (Drab sole) can be kept with any non-aggressive fish.

Food / Feed Strategy: Achirus achirus (Drab sole) eat nekton, crustaceans, zoo benthos and finfish. Give your fish live foods, such as tubificid worms. They can also be trained to accept dead meaty foods. Small Drab sole eat ghost shrimp. Feed two times a week.


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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #:13

Common Name: Passer Angel Fish

Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: pomacanthidae

Scientific Name: Holacanthis passer Geography / Habitat: Found in Tropical Eastern Pacific Reef, Depth 4-30m

Life Strategy: Squirlfish, Groupers, Snappers, Damsels, Hawkfish, Surgeonfish, Eels, and Triggers are considered appropriate tankmates. Should not be housed with Lionfish as this species will bite the venomous spines off the Lion. Should be last introduced to the tank

Food / Feed Strategy: This species feeds on sponge in the wild. Can adapt to aquarium feeding. Feed plenty of veggie matter along with meaty offerings. occasionaly offerings of special Angelfish blends containing marine sponge should be offered


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 14

Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Blenniidae

Scientific Name: Aspidontus taeniatus Geography / Habitat: Western and Eastern Indian Ocean, Northwest, Western Central and Eastern Central Pacific. Aspidontus taeniatus (False cleanerfish) live in pairs in abandoned worm tubes or narrow holes

Life Strategy: Marine reef / Aspidontus taeniatus (False cleanerfish) should not be kept with small fishes

Food / Feed Strategy: Aspidontus taeniatus (False cleanerfish) clean parasites from larger fishes bodies. They also eat worms, zoobenthos, zooplankton, fish eggs and small fishes.


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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #:15

Common Name: Eye Striped Surgeonfish Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Acanthurus

Scientific Name: Geography / Habitat: The Kole tang is found in the Central Pacific. In the Eastern Central Pacific, it is found around Hawaii and the Johnston Island. In the Western Central Pacific, it inhabits the waters of Australia Life Strategy: The Kole tang is sensitive to prolonged copper treatment because copper can harm the important microfauna present in its digestive system. Since members of the family Acanthuridae do not produce a lot of mucus, they are more inclined to fall prey to external parasites like marine ich Food / Feed Strategy: These fishes are equipped with several rows of small flexible comb like teeth (up to 30 teeth) which they use to feed detritus rich in minute algae. They will spend most of their time lifting and sifting through detritus and


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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 16

Common Name: Cherub Angel Fish Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Pomacanthidae

Scientific Name: Centropyge argi Geography / Habitat: Cherub angelfish is found in the Western Atlantic. The geographical range stretches from Florida, USA and Bermuda to French Guiana and includes both the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. It is a subtropical species found from 35°N to 10°N.

Life Strategy: The aquarium where you house your Cherub angelfish should contain suitable hiding spots, caves and crevices created by rocks and coral rubble. This species is known to appreciate rocks that form a lot of passage ways in the aquarium

Food / Feed Strategy: The Cherub angelfish feeds chiefly on various types of algae, but it will also ingest tiny animals


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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #:17

Common Name: Red Sea Mimic Blenny Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Blenniidae

Scientific Name: Ecenius gravier Geography / Habitat: Found in the Western Indian Ocean is a temperate fish and can die from a rapid move to a tropical aquarium. A bottom with mixed size rubble and gravel will be a good choice since the Red Sea mimic blenny likes to dig. You should also place some rock and coral in the aquarium. Keep in mind to cover the aquarium since they are very good jumpers.

Life Strategy: Red Sea mimic blenny should not be kept with the same species or large fishes.

Food / Feed Strategy: Red Sea mimic blenny feed on algae and plants. Their food must be small enough to just swallow since they are unable to chew.


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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 18

Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil Common Name: Potters Angelfish

Genus: Perciformes

Species: pomacanthidae

Scientific Name: Centropyge potteri Geography / Habitat: The Potter's angelfish is endemic to Hawaii and the Johnston Atoll in the Eastern Central Pacific. It inhabits coral, rock, and rubble environments of seaward reefs

Life Strategy: This is a non-aggressive, curious and alert fish that should not be kept with aggressive species. It is only recommended for well-established aquariums and is not a suitable fish for novice marine aquarists. Do not house it with members of its own species or other dwarf angels

Food / Feed Strategy: Potter's angelfish feeds primarily on algae and detritus. It is however an opportunistic and inquisitive fish and it is for instance known to nibble at coral


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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 19

Common Name: Blue Head Fairy Wrasse Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Labridae

Scientific Name: Cirrhilabrus cyanopleure Geography / Habitat: Found in the Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific Reef, Depth 2-30m

Life Strategy: Other less aggressive species. May harass other fairy wrasses. Often found in a group of 1 male with 3 females in the wild. A large system is required for this in captivity

Food / Feed Strategy: Meaty foods. Should be offered high quality frozen choices. Will also take high quality pellet foods.


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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 20

Common Name: Black Fin Hog Fish Scientific Name: Bodianus loxozonus Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Labridae

Geography / Habitat: Found in the Western Pacific

Life Strategy: 180gal minimum tank with plenty of Live Rock. Not Reef Safe Other moderately aggressive species

Food / Feed Strategy: A carnivorous diet is appropriate for Blackfin Hogfish. Mysis and Brine Shrimp either frozen or live along with a wide variety of other forzen foods can be offered Blackfin Hogfish


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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 21

Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: pomacanthidae Common Name: African Flame Black Angel Fish Class: Animalia Order: Chordata Scientific Name: centrofyge acanthops Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Pomacentride Geography / Habitat: The African flameback angelfish is found in the Western Indian Ocean, from the coast of Somalia down to East London in South Africa. The African flameback angelfish inhabits environments with coral rubble and is found from 6 m / 20 ft down to a depth of 40 m / 130 ft Life Strategy: It is not advisable to house the African flameback angelfish in an aquarium smaller than 30 gallons / 115 litres. The aquarium should contain plenty of hiding spots and a lot of algae covered live rock for grazing. The African flameback angelfish is considered reef safe with

caution. It may nip at small-polyped stony corals. Food / Feed Strategy: the African flameback angelfish feeds chiefly on algae and small invertebrates. It is important to provide it with a varied omnivore diet in the aquarium to keep it healthy


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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 22

Common Name: Pink Skink Clown Fish Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes Perciformes

Species: Pomacentride Pomacentride

Scientific Name: amphiprion peridiration Geography / Habitat: The Pink skunk clownfish originates from the eastern Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean and is common throughout the Indo-Australian Archipelago.

Life Strategy: The aquarium should be decorated with plenty of hiding places. This species does best in a reef aquarium although they can be kept in "fish only" tanks. The Pink skunk clownfish is reef safe

Food / Feed Strategy: They are omnivores and prefer a mix of meaty food and vegetables such as algae. They willingly accept marine flake food and can be kept and bred on a diet consisting of high quality flakes


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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 23

Common Name: Cinnamon Clown Fish Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Pomacentride

Scientific Name: Amphiprion melanopus Geography / Habitat: found in the western and southern parts of the Pacific Ocean, but it can also be encountered in more central parts of the Pacific Ocean.

Life Strategy: They are reef safe and do very well in reef aquariums. Use a lot of live rock in your decoration to create an environment that feels safe. The Cinnamon clownfish eats algae and prefers an aquarium with algae growth on the live rock

Food / Feed Strategy: They accept most food types and willingly eat flake food. High quality flake food contains most if not all of the nutrients they need, but it is still recommended to give them a more varied diet. In the wild they are omnivores that eat algae and meaty food


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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 24

Common Name: Achilles Tang Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Acanthuridae

Scientific Name: Acanthurus achilles Geography / Habitat: found throughout the tropical Pacific Ocean they decorate the aquarium with a lot of caves among live rock but leave open water as well. Achilles surgeonfish prefers an aquarium with a healthy population of algae well

Life Strategy: Achilles surgeonfish grows quite large and will need and aquarium no smaller than 75 gallon / 300 L. It wants plenty of open water and plenty of places to hide.

Food / Feed Strategy: Achilles surgeonfish should be provided with plenty of green food but will also accept mysis shrimp, brine shrimp and krill


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Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish Species: Chaetodontidae

Genus: Perciformes Species #: 25

Common Name: Copper Band Butterfly Fish Scientific Name: chelmon rostratus Geography / Habitat: The Copperbanded Butterflyfish lives in the Western Pacific, from the Andaman Sea to the Ryukyu Islands and Australia. It is typically found along rocky shores and coral reefs, but can also be seen in estuaries and silty inner reefs. Life Strategy: The Copperbanded Butterflyfish is considered reef compatible with caution. It is known to pick at stony corals with large polyps and it will also eat Feather Dusters and Fanworms Food / Feed Strategy: Eats shrimps and freshly opened clams. Once it has begun to eat, you can gradually train it to accept fresh and frozen foods, such as crustacean flesh and shrimps. The Copperbanded Butterflyfish might devour the polyps of stony corals with large polyps in the aquarium, and feather dusters and fanworms might also end up as food

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Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish Species: Cirrihitidae

Genus: Perciformes

Species #: 26

Common Name: Arc Eye Salt Fish Scientific Name: paracirrhites arcatus Geography / Habitat: Found in the Indo Pacific, Indian Ocean

Life Strategy: The Arc Eye Hawkfish will spend much of its time perched, looking over the reef. It is a very hardy fish but is often aggressive towards smaller fish and new fish added to the aquarium. It is best added to the aquarium as one of the last fish introduced.

Food / Feed Strategy: eat small ornamental shrimps, crabs, small fish, and may pick on anemones.

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Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish Species: Siganidae

Genus: Perciformes Species #: 27

Common Name: Fox Face Rabbit Fish Scientific Name: Siganus Vulpinis Geography / Habitat: The Foxface Rabbitfish is found in the Western Pacific, from approximately 30°N to 30°S. This is a reef associated species that inhabits lagoons and seaward reefs with prolific coral growth.

Life Strategy: The recommended water temperature is 72-78º F / 22-25.5º C. Keep the pH-value from 8.1 to 8.4 and the specific gravity in the 1.020-1.025 range.

Food / Feed Strategy: combine algae based pellets and flakes with fresh vegetables. Ideally encourage natural algae growth in the aquarium to make it possible for the Foxface Rabbitfish to carry out its normal grazing behavior.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/sw/ Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinoptarygil

Genus: perciformes

Species #: 28

Species: pomacentridae Common Name: Tree Spot dasyllus Scientific Name: Dascyllus trimaculatus Geography / Habitat: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Line and Pitcairn islands, north to southern Japan, south to Sydney, Australia. Not found in the Hawaiian and Marquesan islands.


inhabit coral and rocky reefs, juveniles often commensal with large sea anemones, sea urchins, or small coral heads.

Life Strategy: They occur in small to large aggregations. Stomach contents include algae, copepods, and other planktonic crustaceans.

Food / Feed Strategy: they eat algae

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/sw/ Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish Species: Antennariidae

Genus: Lophiiforms

Species #: 29

Common Name: Longlure Frogfish Scientific Name: Antennarious multiocellatus Geography / Habitat: Longlure frogfishes are confined to the tropical western part of the Atlantic ocean. They are commonly found lying in or near sponges in shallow waters around coral reefs. Long lure frogfishes generally conform to the color of the dominant sponge in the area, with the spots resembling the incurrent openings of the sponges.

Life Strategy: Longlure frogfishes are not considered a good aquarium fish due to the voracity of their appetite. This species is a delight to see in the wild, but it takes a very good observer to pick out most frogfishes when they are camouflaged.

Food / Feed Strategy: They eat mostly fishes, but have been known to also occasionally snack on crabs and mantis shrimps. Just like a recreational fisher, these frogfish move to a different location if fish aren't biting.


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Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish Species: Diodontidae

Genus: Tetraodontiformes Species #: 30

Common Name: Long-Spine Porcupine Fish Scientific Name: Diodon holocanthus Geography / Habitat: Found In the Atlantic it is found from Florida and the Bahamas to Brazil and in the Eastern Atlantic from 30°N to 23°S, as well as around South Africa. in over the muddy sea bottom, in estuaries, in lagoons or on coral and rocky reefs around the world in tropical and subtropical seas.

Life Strategy: The Long-spined Porcupinefish is a robust fish with rounded dorsal and anal fins. Spines on the forehead of the Long-spined Porcupinefish are slightly shorter to much longer than are those immediately behind the pectoral fin base.

Food / Feed Strategy: Feeds on mollusks, sea urchins, hermit crabs, snails, and crabs during its active phase at night. They use the beak combined with plates on the roof of the mouth to crush their prey such as molluscs and sea urchins that would otherwise be indigestible.


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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 31

Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Pomacentridae

Scientific Name: chromis viridis Geography / Habitat: The Blue-green Chromis is found in the Indo-Pacific. Its natural range stretches from the Red Sea to the Line, Marquesan, and Tuamoto islands. Blue-green Chromis can be found in large aggregations over thickets of branching corals such as Acropora. Life Strategy: It is not advisable to house six Blue-green Chromis fishes in an aquarium smaller than 30 gallon / 115 litres. The water temperature should be kept within the 22-27° C / 72-80° F range. The recommended pH-value is 8.1-8.4 and the recommended carbonate hardness 8 - 12° dKH. The specific gravity is best kept at 1.020-1.025. The Blue Green Chromis is considered reef safe Food / Feed Strategy: The Blue-green Chromis feeds on phytoplankton in the wild, but will accept most types of food in the aquarium. Feed it many small portions throughout the day instead of just one or two large meals. You can for instance combine flake food with frozen, fresh and live food.


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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 32

Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Pomacentridae

Scientific Name: Amphiprion melanopus Geography / Habitat: Clown Fish are commonly found in the warm waters. The Pacific Ocean, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean are some places where Clown Fish abound. The most common home for the Clown Fish is among the tentacles. Life Strategy: Clown Fish are usually not eaten by other fish because they are kept safe by the stinging tentacles of the Anemone. Since they live within the quiet corners of the Coral reef they were never hunted. Food / Feed Strategy: Clownfish prefer feeding on the leftovers from other fishes on the anemone and algae. The leftovers usually include the copepods, isopods and zooplankton


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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 33

Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Ephippidae

Scientific Name: Platax teria Geography / Habitat: The Longfin batfish, is native to the Indo Pacific Ocean. They can be found from the Red Sea and Africa's east coast to Papua New Guinea. The can be encountered as far south as Australia and as far north as the Ryukyu Islands of Japan. In the wild, they are often seen in groups around reefs and wrecks.

Life Strategy: The Longfin or Tiera batfish grows very large and needs a large and high aquarium to do well in captivity. A 180 gallons / 700 L is to be considered an absolute minimum and a larger aquarium is better. Only use high aquariums to house this species as the Longfin batfish grows very tall. They are often twice their length in height. Food / Feed Strategy: They prefer a meaty diet consisting of a variety of different foods such as chopped up shrimp, mussels, crab meat and scallops. It is good to complement the diet with vitamin enriched brine shrimp and shrimp mix or similar containing vegetables


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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 34

Common Name: Green Mardarin Fish Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Callionymidae

Scientific Name: Synchiropus splendidus Geography / Habitat: The Green Mandarinfish lives in the western Pacific Ocean and has been found in the waters of Australia, China. The Green Mandarinfish inhabits inshore reefs and shallow protected lagoons, including silty bottoms with coral and rubble. Life Strategy: The Green Mandarinfish is considered reef safe, but it may nibble at small coral polyps. The recommended water temperature is 24-26° C / 75-79° F, the salinity should be around 1.025 and the pH-value as close to 8.3 as possible. Food / Feed Strategy: Only feed small foods, because the Green Mandarinfish has a rather small mouth. Some aquarists have trained their mandarins to accept frozen foods, but this is tricky because the Green Mandarinfish may nibble at small coral polyps.


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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species # 35

Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Callionymidae

Scientific Name: Synchiropus ocellatus Geography / Habitat: Dragonets are mainly found in the tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific. They are benthic creatures, they spend most of their time on or near the bottom.

Life Strategy: Dragonets have been found down to a dept of roughly 200 meters (650 feet) and prefer rocky or sandy bottoms. Some species occur near coral reefs.

Food / Feed Strategy: Dragonest feed on small invertebrates, such as worms and crustaceans, which they find on or in the substrate at the bottom of the sea. A bulk of their diet consists of copepods and amphipods.


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Species #: 36

Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Serranidae

Scientific Name: Epenephelus fasciatus Geography / Habitat: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to South Africa and eastward to the Pitcairn Group, north to Japan and Korea, south to the Arafura Sea Life Strategy: Common in outer reef slopes at depths below 15 m, also occurs in protected bays and lagoons as shallow as 4 m. May also be found down to a depth

Food / Feed Strategy: Feeds night and day on brachyuran crabs, fishes, shrimps, and galatheid crabs. In Kenyan waters it feeds on crabs, stomatopods, fishes, ophiuroids, and octopus


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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 37

Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygil

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Serranidae

Scientific Name: Cephalopholis argus Geography / Habitat: Found in Hawaii, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Sumatra

Life Strategy: A 250 gallon or larger aquarium is required due to the size and feeding habits of this fish. It is extremely aggressive and may eat its tank mates as well as crustaceans

Food / Feed Strategy: The Blue Dot Grouper prefers a diet of meaty foods such as krill, shrimp, and other small fish.


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Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinoptergii

Genus: Perciformes

Species #: 38

Species: Gobiidae

Scientific Name: Amblyeleoris aurora Geography / Habitat: Found in Fiji, Indonesia Life Strategy: A tank of at least 30 gallons or larger with a sandy bottom, plants, and coral will provide a healthy environment. Small groups or pairs tend to do better in an aquarium than a single individual, but all need to be introduced to the tank simultaneously and have plenty of swimming room Food / Feed Strategy: The meaty diet of the Bar Goby should include fresh or frozen seafood and brine and Mysis shrimp


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Citation: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/sw/ Class: Animalia Genus: Perciformes Order: Chordata Species: pomacenthus Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 39

Common Name: Emperor Angel Fish Scientific Name: pomacanthus imperator Family: Actinoptergii Geography / Habitat: The Emperor Angelfish lives in the Indo-Pacific. Its range stretches from East Africa and the Red Sea to Hawaii, the Equatorial Islands, and the Tuamotu Archipelago of French Polynesia. stay hidden under ledges or inside holes of outer lagoon patch reefs or semi-protected areas of exposed channels and outer reef flats Life Strategy: The aquarium should always include plenty of live rock for grazing when housing this species. It is also important to create a lot of suitable hiding spots, such as ledges and caves Food / Feed Strategy: It only sponges and tunicates because it will usually adapt well to a diet consisting of various meaty foods such as shrimps. It can normally be trained to eat fresh, frozen, formula and dry food in addition to live food.

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Tittle: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 40

Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinoptergii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Pomacentridae Common Name: Blue Reef Chromis Damsel Fish Scientific Name: Chromis Cyaneus Geography / Habitat: The Blue-green Chromis is found in the Indo-Pacific. Its natural range stretches from the Red Sea to the Line, Marquesan, and Tuamoto islands


Life Strategy: The Blue Green Chromis should be kept in groups consisting of at least six individuals. They will establish a pecking order within the group and stay comparatively peaceful in the aquarium. It is one of the most peaceful damselfishes. Food / Feed Strategy: Feed it many small portions throughout the day instead of just one or two large meals. You can for instance combine flake food with frozen, fresh and live food. Providing the fish with some algae or algae based food.

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Species #:41 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Upland Sward-tail Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Cyprinodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: Farm Raised, Singapore

Life Strategy: The Swordtail requires an aquarium of at least 20 gallons that is well planted with plenty of room for swimming. Because of its peaceful nature, the Swordtail is well suited for the community aquarium

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Species #:44 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Tiger Bar Scientific Name: Puntius Tetrazona Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: The natural geographic range reportedly extends throughout the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo, with unsubstantiated sightings reported in Cambodia. Tiger barbs are also found in many other parts of Asia, and with little reliable collection data over long periods of time

Life Strategy: The tiger barb, an active shoaling fish, is usually kept in groups of six or more. They are often aggressive in numbers less than five, and are known fin nippers. The tiger barb can grow to about 7-10 centimeters long (2.75 - 4 in) and 3-4 centimeters wide,(1.18 in), although they are often smaller when kept in captivity Food / Feed Strategy: Tiger Barbs flake food and bloodworms and Brine shrimp

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Species #:45 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Red Fire Guppy Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Cyprinodontiformes

Species: Poeciliidae

Geography / Habitat: Farm Raised, Singapore

Life Strategy: One of the many color variations of Poecilia reticulata, the farm-raised Red Fire Guppy requires an aquarium of at least 20 gallons. Because of its hardiness,

Food / Feed Strategy: An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide guppies with the proper nutrition

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Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Species #: 46 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Geography / Habitat: Farm Raised, Singapore

Life Strategy: The Green Cobra Guppy requires a tank with at least 20 gallons of water, and is very tolerant of changing tank conditions. Plants should be hardy varieties such as Java Fern and Java Moss that can handle the increased hardness in the tank

Food / Feed Strategy: The Green Cobra Guppy is an omnivore and requires both algae-based foods as well as meaty foods. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide guppies with the proper nutrition

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Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Cyprinodontiformes

Species:

Species #:47 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Orange Sunshine Guppy Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Geography / Habitat: Farm Raised, Singapore

Life Strategy: The Orange Sunshine Guppy requires a tank with at least 20 gallons of water, and is very tolerant of changing tank conditions. Plants should be hardy varieties such as Java Fern and Java Moss that can handle the increased hardness in the tank.

Food / Feed Strategy: The Orange Sunshine Guppy is an omnivore and requires both algae-based foods as well as meaty foods. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide guppies with the proper nutrition.

Body Form or Style:Compressform

Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:48 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Lemon Cobra Guppy Class: Animalia Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Family: Actinopterygii

Order: Chordata Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: Captive-bred in Asia, Central America to Brazil.

Life Strategy: The Lemon Cobra Guppy requires a tank with at least 20 gallons of water, and is very tolerant of changing tank conditions. Plants should be hardy varieties such as Java Fern and Java Moss that can handle the increased hardness in the tank.

Food / Feed Strategy: The Lemon Cobra Guppy is an omnivore and requires both algae-based foods as well as meaty foods. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide guppies with the proper nutrition.

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Species #:49 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Neon Blue Tux Guppy Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Cyprinodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: Captive-bred in Asia, Central America to Brazil.

Life Strategy: The Neon Blue Tux Guppy requires a tank with at least 20 gallons of water, and is very tolerant of changing tank conditions. Plants should be hardy varieties such as Java Fern and Java Moss that can handle the increased hardness in the tank.

Food / Feed Strategy: The Neon Blue Tux Guppy is an omnivore and requires both algae-based foods as well as meaty foods. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide guppies with the proper nutrition.

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Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Species #:50 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Blue Cobra Guppy Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Geography / Habitat: Captive-bred in Asia, Central America to Brazil

Life Strategy: For the best care, house the farm-raised Blue Cobra Guppy in an aquarium of at least 20 gallons. Because of its hardiness, it is tolerant of small changes in water parameters. However, care should be taken to keep temperature, pH, and nutrient levels in check

Food / Feed Strategy: The Blue Cobra Guppy is an omnivore and requires both algae-based foods as well as meaty foods. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide guppies with the proper nutrition.

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Species #:51 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Black Phantom Delta Guppy Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Cyprinodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: Captive-bred in Asia, Central America to Brazil

Life Strategy: The Black Phantom Delta Guppy requires a tank with at least 20 gallons of water, and is very tolerant of changing tank conditions. Plants should be hardy varieties such as Java Fern and Java Moss that can handle the increased hardness in the tank.

Food / Feed Strategy: The Black Phantom Delta Guppy is an omnivore and requires both algaebased foods as well as meaty foods. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide guppies with the proper nutrition.

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Species #:52 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Silver streak Flamingo Guppy Order: Chordata Class: Animalia Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: Farm Raised, Singapore

Life Strategy: The Silver Streak Flamingo Guppy requires a tank with at least 20 gallons of water, and is very tolerant of changing tank conditions. Plants should be hardy varieties such as Java Fern and Java Moss that can handle the increased hardness in the tank

Food / Feed Strategy: The Silver Streak Flamingo Guppy is an omnivore and requires both algaebased foods as well as meaty foods. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide guppies with the proper nutrition.

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Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Red Cobra Delta Guppy Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Cyprinodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: Captive-bred in Asia, Central America to Brazil

Life Strategy: The Red Cobra Delta Guppy requires a tank with at least 20 gallons of water, and is very tolerant of changing tank conditions. Plants should be hardy varieties such as Java Fern and Java Moss that can handle the increased hardness in the tank.

Food / Feed Strategy: The Red Cobra Delta Guppy is an omnivore and requires both algae-based foods as well as meaty foods. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide guppies with the proper nutrition.

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Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Cyprinodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Species #:54 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Purple Snow flake guppy Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Geography / Habitat: Farm Raised, Singapore

Life Strategy: The Silver Streak Flamingo Guppy is an omnivore and requires both algae-based foods as well as meaty foods. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide guppies with the proper nutrition.

Food / Feed Strategy: The Silver Streak Flamingo Guppy requires a tank with at least 20 gallons of water, and is very tolerant of changing tank conditions. Plants should be hardy varieties such as Java Fern and Java Moss that can handle the increased hardness in the tank

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Species #:55 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Cardinal Tetra Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Cyprinodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: Farm Raised - Europe, South America

Life Strategy: Native to the slow moving waters of the various, well-vegetated tributaries in South America, the Cardinal Tetra needs at least a 10-gallon aquarium that is densely planted with areas of low or subdued lighting. Though relatively hardy, the Cardinal Tetra does best in soft, acidic water with few fluctuations in water parameters

Food / Feed Strategy: The Cardinal Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and high quality flake food.

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Species #:56 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Neon Tetra Jumbo Class: Animalia Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: Farm Raised, Malaysia

Life Strategy: Native to the clear water streams of South America, the Neon Tetra prefers densely planted systems with plenty of low light areas to hide. To best recreate its natural habitat, place rocks and driftwood amongst the plants for added areas of refuge.

Food / Feed Strategy: Neon Tetras will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

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Species #:57 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Rummynose Tetra Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Cyprinodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: South America, Tank-Raised

Life Strategy: Also known as the Banded Rummy-Nose Tetra, this fish native to South America thrives in well-planted systems. In addition to plants, decorate the aquarium with scattered rocks and driftwood to simulate its natural habitat

Food / Feed Strategy: For best care, offer a variety of foods, including brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and high quality flake diets.

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Species #:58 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Glow light Tetra Class: Animalia Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: Farm Raised, The Glow light Tetra is a very popular and hardy freshwater tetra. It originally came from the clear water streams of South America

Life Strategy: Glow light Tetras add beauty to a planted aquarium; the plants, in turn, will provide hiding places for the fish. Rocks and driftwood also help to mirror its natural habitat. It thrives in slightly acidic water and will do best when water parameters are kept constant.

Food / Feed Strategy: Glow light Tetras will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

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Species #:59 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Silver Tip Tetra Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Cyprinodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: Farm Raised but Native to the rivers and streams of South America, this community-minded, peaceful fish relishes ample hiding places amongst plants, rocks, and driftwood.

Life Strategy: The Silver Tip Tetra is ideal in community aquariums with other soft water fish of similar size and temperament. Since the Silver Tip Tetra is a schooling fish, keep Hasemania nana in groups.

Food / Feed Strategy: The Silver Tip Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

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Species #:60 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Black Neon Tetra Class: Animalia Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species:

Geography / Habitat: Farm Raised, the Black Neon Tetra is a great addition to any soft water community aquarium. The distinct coloration of the Black Neon Tetra complements the shaded green and yellow hues of most freshwater plants

Life Strategy: The addition of rocks and driftwood also help mirror its natural habitat. The Black Neon Tetra thrives in slightly acidic water and will do best when water parameters are kept constant. The Black Neon Tetra is a schooling fish and will do best if kept in odd numbers of 5 or more

Food / Feed Strategy: The Black Neon Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

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Species #:61 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Green Fire Tetra Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Cyprinodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: South America, The Green Fire Tetra comes from the clear waters of South America. This species is a translucent green color with a black patch on the dorsal fin, and a red/orange underbelly

Life Strategy: In at least a 10-gallon aquarium, plants, rocks, and some driftwood should be used to give this species hiding places and security. They require a steady slightly acidic pH and constant temperature. They are mid-level swimming fish so taller plants are ideal.

Food / Feed Strategy: The Green Fire Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food

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Species #:62 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Bleeding Heart Tetra Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: Farm Raised, Thailand

Life Strategy: A planted tank of at least 20 gallons will be the ideal environment for this tetra. Rocks and driftwood help mirror its natural habitat and will help to reduce stress on the fish. The Bleeding Heart Tetra does best will soft slightly acidic water with high filtration.

Food / Feed Strategy: The Bleeding Heart Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food

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Species #:63 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Emperor Tetra Class: Animalia Scientific Name: PNematobrycon palmeri

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Characidae

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: South America

Life Strategy: The Emperor Tetra can be in a housed with soft water fish to brackish water fish. Plants, rocks, and driftwood help to enhance its natural habitat and provide hiding places.

Food / Feed Strategy: The Emperor Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:64 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Head & Tail Light Tetra Scientific Name: Hemigrammus ocellife Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: Farm Raised , The Head and Tail Light Tetra originates from the tributaries and rivers of South America and make a wonderful addition to any community aquarium.

Life Strategy: The Head and Tail Light Tetra can be housed in an aquarium with other soft water fish. Tetras are a schooling fish that work well in groups of six or more fish of the same species. Live plants, rocks and driftwood help to enhance its natural habitat and provide hiding spaces.

Food / Feed Strategy: The Head and Tail Light Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia freeze dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:65 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Gold Neon Tetra Scientific Name: Paracheirodon innesi Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Cyprinodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: South America, This very popular freshwater fish originally came from the clear water streams of South America

Life Strategy: The Gold Neon Tetra is an excellent addition to the planted aquarium. To mirror its natural habitat, incorporate rocks, driftwood, and plants to provide hiding places. The Gold Neon Tetra thrives in slightly acidic water and will do best when water parameters are kept constant.

Food / Feed Strategy: Gold Neon Tetras will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:66 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Black Skirt Tetra Scientific Name: Gymnocorymbus sp Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: The Black Skirt Tetra is a very peaceful, schooling fish that comes from the regions of South America. Receiving its name from its black translucent coloring, the hardy Black Skirt Tetra is great for any community aquarium

Life Strategy: Hiding spaces such as rocks, plants, and driftwood are recommended to give this fish a sense of security. Taller plants should be used to coincide with its mid-level swimming habits along with plenty of rock formed cave structures.

Food / Feed Strategy: The Black Skirt Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:67 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Penguin Tetra Scientific Name: Thayeria boehlkei Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: The Penguin Tetra comes from the tributaries and rivers of South America and makes a wonderful addition to any community aquarium.

Life Strategy: The Penguin Tetra can be housed in an aquarium with other soft water fish. Tetras are a schooling fish that work well in groups of six or more fish of the same species. Live plants, rocks and driftwood help to enhance its natural habitat and provide hiding spaces

Food / Feed Strategy: The Penguin Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:68 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Black Phantom Tetra Scientific Name: Megalamphodus megalopterusOrder: Chordata Class: Animalia Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Tetraodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: Central Brazil, The Black Phantom Tetra is a very peaceful, schooling fish that comes from the regions of Central Brazil. Receiving its name from its black translucent coloring

Life Strategy: Hiding spaces such as rocks, plants, and driftwood are recommended to give this fish a sense of security. Taller plants should be used to coincide with its mid-level swimming habits along with plenty of rock formed cave structures.

Food / Feed Strategy: The Black Phantom Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:69 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Splashing Tetra Class: Animalia Scientific Name: Copella arnoldi

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: South America

Life Strategy: The Splashing Tetra can be housed in a community aquarium with soft or brackish water. Plants, rocks, and driftwood help to enhance its natural habitat and provide hiding places.

Food / Feed Strategy: The Splashing Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:70 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Congo Tetra Scientific Name: Phenacogrammus interruptus Order: Chordata Class: Animalia Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Tetraodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: Zaire, The Congo Tetra is considered by many to be the jewel of tetras in the home aquarium because of its natural beauty

Life Strategy: Congo Tetras are egg layers and because of this you must make sure if breeding to separate the adults from the eggs or the eggs may be eaten. Another consideration is that the eggs of this fish are extremely vulnerable to fungus and the aquarium should be treated accordingly

Food / Feed Strategy: The Congo Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:71 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Albino Buenos Aires Tetra Scientific Name: Hemigrammus caudovittatus Order: Chordata Class: Animalia Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: The Albino Buenos Aires Tetra is a South American fish that will make a great addition to any community aquarium. It has a slender silver body with red fins.

Life Strategy: The Buenos Aires Tetra can be housed in a aquarium with other soft water fish. Tetras are a schooling fish that work well in groups of six or more fish of the same species. Artificial plants, rocks and driftwood help to enhance its natural habitat and provide hiding spaces Food / Feed Strategy: The Albino Buenos Aires Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:72 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Gold Tetra - Tank Bred Scientific Name: Rachoviscus crassiceps Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Tetraodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: Farm Raised , Tank Bred Gold Tetra are a silvery grey, with some coloring in its fins, and unlike their wild harvested counterpart, these fishes lack the metallic gold sheen on their bodies

Life Strategy: Gold Tetras require an established planted aquarium of 10 gallons or more. They should be kept in schools of 8-10 and in an aquarium with other small, peaceful fish.

Food / Feed Strategy: An omnivore, Gold Tetras do well on a diet of prepared flake food, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:73 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Diamond Tetra Scientific Name: Moenkhausia pittieri Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: The Diamond Tetra, also known as Brillantsalmler, Diamond Characin, Pittier's Tetra and Timanttitetra is native to South American inland waters. They are said to sparkle like a diamond with their silvery scales and orange accents

Life Strategy: These Tetras prefer a heavily planted tank and softer water on the acidic side. They are ideal fish to put in a community tank and prefer to school with an odd number of at least 3 Diamond Tetras, making them an attractive addition to your home aquarium.

Food / Feed Strategy: Diamond Tetras will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:74 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Diamond Head Neon Tetra Class: Animalia Scientific Name: Paracheirodon innesi Family: Actinopterygii

Order: Chordata Genus: Tetraodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: The Diamond Head Neon Tetra comes from the clear waters of South America. The Diamond Head variety of Paracheirodon innesi has been developed through selective breeding.

Life Strategy: In at least a 10-gallon aquarium, plants, rocks, and some driftwood should be used to give the Diamond Head Neon Tetra hiding places and security. These are mid-level swimming fish, so taller plants should be used. They require a steady slightly acidic pH and constant temperature.

Food / Feed Strategy: The Diamond Head Neon Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:75 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Red/Blue Columbian Tetra Class: Animalia Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon colimbianus Order: Chordata Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Tetraodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: South America

Life Strategy: A planted aquarium of at least 20 gallons will be the ideal environment for the Red/Blue Columbian Tetra. Rocks and driftwood help mirror its natural habitat and will help to reduce stress on this fish. This species does best with soft slightly acidic water with high filtration.

Food / Feed Strategy: The Red/Blue Columbian Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:76 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Characin Swordtail Tetra Class: Animalia Scientific Name: Pseudo corynopoma riseii

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: Trinidad

Life Strategy: In the wild, the Characin Swordtail Tetra is found in various habitats from slowmoving and silt-laden, to flowing, clear water environments. At home, keep Characin Swordtails in schools and provide a well-planted aquarium with plenty of open swimming area in the center and patches of floating vegetation too

Food / Feed Strategy: Its upturned mouth and body shape indicate Characin Swordtail Tetra feed primarily on small invertebrates from the water surface. In the home aquarium, provide live and frozen foods such as daphnia, bloodworms and cyclops, though most specimens will learn to accept flake food offered alternatively.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:77 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: The Clown Killifish Class: Animalia Scientific Name: Poecilidae

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Tetraodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: Tank-Raised, The Clown Killifish is captive bred but is normally found in water holes, streams, and marshes in Africa. The term Killy is derived from the Dutch word meaning ditch or channel, not because this fish is a killer in the aquarium

Life Strategy: The Clown Killifish is captive bred but is normally found in water holes, streams, and marshes in Africa. The term Killy is derived from the Dutch word meaning ditch or channel, not because this fish is a killer in the aquarium.

Food / Feed Strategy: Clown Killifish will accept most live foods such as brine shrimp, white worms, tubifex, and some dry flake and frozen foods.

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Species #:78 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Gardneri Panchax Killifish Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Scientific Name: Fundulopanchax gardneri Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: Tank-Raised

Life Strategy: The Gardneri Killifish are not demanding and can adapt to a variety of water conditions. These fish prefer a heavily planted tank and softer water on the acidic side

Food / Feed Strategy: Gardneri Killifish will accept most live foods such as brine shrimp, white worms, tubifex, and some dry flake and frozen foods.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:79 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Filigree Bloodfin Tetra Class: Animalia Scientific Name: Prionobama filigera

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Tetraodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: Peru

Life Strategy: Provide at least a 30-gallon aquarium, plants, rocks, and some driftwood to give this species hiding places and security. They require a steady slightly acidic pH and constant temperature. They are mid-level swimming fish so taller plants are ideal

Food / Feed Strategy: The Filigree Bloodfin Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:80 Tittle: Fresh Water Fish Common Name: Buenos Aires Tetra, Class: Animalia Order: Chordata Scientific Name: Hemigrammus caudovittatus Family: Actinopterygii Genus: Tetraodontiformes Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: China, The Buenos Aires Tetra is a South American fish that will make a great addition to any community aquarium

Life Strategy: The Buenos Aires Tetra can be housed in an aquarium with other soft water fish. Tetras are a schooling fish that work well in groups of six or more fish of the same species. Artificial plants, rocks and driftwood help to enhance its natural habitat and provide hiding spaces

Food / Feed Strategy: The Buenos Aires Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:81 Tittle: Salt Marine Invertebrates Common Name: Emerald Crabs Class: Animalia Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Family: Actinopterygii

Order: Chordata Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: The Indo-Pacific native

Life Strategy: Green Emerald Crabs are reef-safe algae eaters and an excellent addition to your cleaner crew. They are one of the few inverts that will eat nuisance bubble algae which makes them very popular among reef keepers

Food / Feed Strategy: food is available for the Emerald Mithrax Crab. Many supplement their diet with dried seaweed and chopped meaty foods, such as shrimp, and/or a quality pellet fish food

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:82 Tittle: Salt Marine Invertebrates Common Name: Dwarf Blue Leg hermit crabs Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Tetraodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: The Indo-Pacific native

Life Strategy: Dwarf Blue Leg hermit crabs are one of the most popular scavengers in the aquarium trade. Known for their small size, beautiful colors and excellent reef combatibility

Food / Feed Strategy: The Dwarf Blue Leg Reef Hermit Crab is best kept in a reef-style aquarium where it will have ample supplies of algae to eat. If there is insufficient algae to eat, their diet must be supplemented with dried seaweed

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Species #:83 Tittle: Salt Marine Invertebrates Common Name: Horseshoe Crabs Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: Indonesia, Marshall Islands

Life Strategy: This crab has electrifying blue legs with black banding, and its antennae stand out with its bright orange color. Both claws are close to being equal size, and are brownish green in color

Food / Feed Strategy: Will need to be fed dried seaweed.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:84 Tittle: Salt Marine Invertebrates Common Name: Decorator Arrow Crab Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Tetraodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: The Indo-Pacific native but other species are imported from the IndoPacific region, eastern Africa, and California. They normally inhabit portions of the reef usually

Life Strategy: The Decorator Arrow Crab, also known as the Spider Crab, has extremely long legs. It is called the Arrow Crab because of the shape of the body and head. The size is variable, many reaching six inches, and some up to 10.

Food / Feed Strategy: Larvae are free-swimming and hatch in about two weeks. It will accept almost all meaty, flake and tablet foods.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:85 Tittle: Salt Marine Invertebrates Common Name: Arrow Crab Class: Animalia Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Family: Actinopterygii

Order: Chordata Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: The Indo-Pacific native; They normally inhabit portions of the reef usually associated with a small cave or crevice.

Life Strategy: It is a hardy, long-lived invertebrate that can be housed in the reef aquarium. This crab has been known to attack crustaceans such as Banded Coral Shrimp, and may even attack small slow moving fish. All crabs are opportunistic

Food / Feed Strategy: Larvae are free-swimming and hatch in about two weeks. It will accept almost all meaty, flake and tablet foods.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:86 Tittle: Salt Marine Invertebrates Common Name: Dwarf Red Leg Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Tetraodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: The Indo-Pacific native

Life Strategy: The Dwarf Red Leg Reef Hermit Crab is a voracious scavenger. Like its Blue Leg cousin, the Dwarf Red Leg Reef Hermit Crab serves as an ideal member of your marine or reef aquarium's cleanup crew

Food / Feed Strategy: The Dwarf Red Leg Reef Hermit Crab is best kept in a reef-style aquarium where it will have ample supplies of algae to eat. If there is insufficient algae to eat, their diet must be supplemented with dried seaweed.

Body Form or Style:CompressformSwim/ • Locamotion:Octraciiform • Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:87 Tittle: Salt Marine Invertebrates Common Name: Dwarf Red Leg Hermit Crab Class: Animalia Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: The Indo-Pacfic native

Life Strategy: The Dwarf Red Leg Reef Hermit Crab is best kept in a reef-style aquarium The Dwarf Red Leg Reef Hermit Crab is a voracious scavenger. Like its Blue Leg cousin, the Dwarf Red Leg Reef Hermit Crab serves as an ideal member of your marine or reef aquarium's cleanup crew

Food / Feed Strategy: There is insufficient algae to eat, their diet must be supplemented with dried seaweed.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:88 Tittle: Salt Marine Invertebrates Common Name: Reef Hermit Crabs Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Tetraodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: The Indo-Pacfic native

Life Strategy: They make excellent tank cleaners and a great addition to your clean-up crew. They have bright blue striped legs with orange antennas

Food / Feed Strategy: The Dwarf Blue Leg Reef Hermit Crab is best kept in a reef-style aquarium where it will have ample supplies of algae to eat. If there is insufficient algae to eat, their diet must be supplemented with dried seaweed

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Species #:89 Tittle: Salt Marine Invertebrates Common Name: Pom Pom Crab Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: The Indo-Pacfic native

Life Strategy: The anemone undoubtedly benefits by getting to eat its share of the treasure. Also known as the Boxer Crab, it is a hardy creature that grows to about an inch in length. Because of this small size

Food / Feed Strategy: They can be fed algae pellets or sheets of algae if they can't find enough natural food.

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Species #:90 Tittle: Salt Marine Invertebrates Common Name: Red Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Tetraodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: The Indo-Pacfic native

Life Strategy: Scarlet Hermit Crabs are very hardy and requires minimal care in a wellestablished system. They have a voracious appetite for detritus and are particularly fond of filamentous, hair, and slime algae.

Food / Feed Strategy: supplement their diet with dried seaweed. As with all invertebrates, they do not tolerate copper-based medications and extreme fluctuations in water parameters

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:91 Tittle: Freshwater Invertebrates Common Name: Blue tiger shrimp Class: Animalia Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: South East Asia

Life Strategy: Green Lace Shrimp require nearly the same care as Bamboo Shrimp. They are filter feeders so they should be kept in only aquariums that are well established and have quite a bit of micro foods floating around the water column.

Food / Feed Strategy: Many well-established aquariums will produce all the food a filter feeding shrimp will need, but if supplemental feeding is necessary foods intended for filter feeders can be used as well as powdered flakes and algae powders

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:92 Tittle: Freshwater Invertebrates Common Name: Bee shrimp Class: Animalia Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Tetraodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: South East Asia

Life Strategy: Green Lace Shrimp require nearly the same care as Bamboo Shrimp. They are filter feeders so they should be kept in only aquariums that are well established and have quite a bit of micro foods floating around the water column.

Food / Feed Strategy: Many well-established aquariums will produce all the food a filter feeding shrimp will need, but if supplemental feeding is necessary foods intended for filter feeders can be used as well as powdered flakes and algae powders

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:93 Tittle: Freshwater Invertebrates Common Name: Amano shrimp Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: South East Asia

Life Strategy: Green Lace Shrimp require nearly the same care as Bamboo Shrimp. They are filter feeders so they should be kept in only aquariums that are well established and have quite a bit of micro foods floating around the water column.

Food / Feed Strategy: Many well-established aquariums will produce all the food a filter feeding shrimp will need, but if supplemental feeding is necessary foods intended for filter feeders can be used as well as powdered flakes and algae powders

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Species #:94 Tittle: Freshwater Invertebrates Common Name: White-nose Shrimp Class: Animalia Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Tetraodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: South East Asia

Life Strategy : Green Lace Shrimp require nearly the same care as Bamboo Shrimp. They are filter feeders so they should be kept in only aquariums that are well established and have quite a bit of micro foods floating around the water column.

Food / Feed Strategy: Many well-established aquariums will produce all the food a filter feeding shrimp will need, but if supplemental feeding is necessary foods intended for filter feeders can be used as well as powdered flakes and algae powders

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:95 Tittle: Freshwater Invertebrates Common Name: Red nose shrimp Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: South East Asia

Life Strategy : Green Lace Shrimp require nearly the same care as Bamboo Shrimp. They are filter feeders so they should be kept in only aquariums that are well established and have quite a bit of micro foods floating around the water column.

Food / Feed Strategy: Many well-established aquariums will produce all the food a filter feeding shrimp will need, but if supplemental feeding is necessary foods intended for filter feeders can be used as well as powdered flakes and algae powders

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Species #:96 Tittle: Freshwater Invertebrates Common Name: Striped shrimp Class: Animalia Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Tetraodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: South East Asia

Life Strategy : Green Lace Shrimp require nearly the same care as Bamboo Shrimp. They are filter feeders so they should be kept in only aquariums that are well established and have quite a bit of micro foods floating around the water column.

Food / Feed Strategy: Many well-established aquariums will produce all the food a filter feeding shrimp will need, but if supplemental feeding is necessary foods intended for filter feeders can be used as well as powdered flakes and algae powders

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Species #:97 Tittle: Freshwater Invertebrates Common Name: Malayan dwarf shrimp Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Actinopterygii

Geography / Habitat: South East Asia

Life Strategy: Green Lace Shrimp require nearly the same care as Bamboo Shrimp. They are filter feeders so they should be kept in only aquariums that are well established and have quite a bit of micro foods floating around the water column.

Food / Feed Strategy: Many well-established aquariums will produce all the food a filter feeding shrimp will need, but if supplemental feeding is necessary foods intended for filter feeders can be used as well as powdered flakes and algae powders

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/sw/


Species #:98 Tittle: Freshwater Invertebrates Common Name: Green shrimp Class: Animalia Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: South East Asia

Life Strategy: Green Lace Shrimp require nearly the same care as Bamboo Shrimp. They are filter feeders so they should be kept in only aquariums that are well established and have quite a bit of micro foods floating around the water column.

Food / Feed Strategy: Many well-established aquariums will produce all the food a filter feeding shrimp will need, but if supplemental feeding is necessary foods intended for filter feeders can be used as well as powdered flakes and algae powders

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/sw/


Species #:99 Tittle: Freshwater Invertebrates Common Name: Bamboo Shrimp Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Tetraodontiformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: South East Asia

Life Strategy: Bamboo Shrimp are fairly unique in the home aquarium. They are filter feeders and because of this they require a steady current in their aquarium. Bamboo Shrimp are undemanding and fairly adaptable to most home aquarium water parameters, but prefer water that is on the more neutral to slightly basic

Food / Feed Strategy: powdered algae and foods intended for filter feeding invertebrates are suggested.

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/sw/


Species #:100 Tittle: Freshwater Invertebrates Common Name: Green lace shrimp Scientific Name: Pomacanthus annularis Class: Animalia

Order: Chordata

Family: Actinopterygii

Genus: Perciformes

Species: Poecilidae

Geography / Habitat: South East Asia

Life Strategy: Green Lace Shrimp require nearly the same care as Bamboo Shrimp. They are filter feeders so they should be kept in only aquariums that are well established and have quite a bit of micro foods floating around the water column.

Food / Feed Strategy: Many well-established aquariums will produce all the food a filter feeding shrimp will need, but if supplemental feeding is necessary foods intended for filter feeders can be used as well as powdered flakes and algae powders

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Body Form or Style:Compressform Swim/Locamotion:Octraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/sw/


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