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Cardinal Tetra Freshwater Species Profile

Cardinal Tetra

The cardinal tetra is probably the world’s favorite tropical fish in terms of numbers kept. Many hobbyists have at some point in time, kept cardinal tetras. And, while they have been bred, they have never been bred in commercial quantities.

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Catfish Freshwater Species Profile

Catfish

Catfish are very recognizable and popular aquarium inhabitants. They belong to the order Siluriformes, and include a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater catfish families.

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Cherry Barb Freshwater Species Profile

Cherry Barb

As with many other fish, the cherry barb is now almost exclusively raised commercially in the Far East and Florida. If you ever have a chance to procure wild stock, purchase them and you will see what their true colors are. That said, the cherry barb that is in the hobby now is a beautiful fish.

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Cichlid Freshwater Species Profile

Cichlid

Cichlids are mainly freshwater tropical fish from the family Cichlidae.

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Clown Barb Freshwater Species Profile

Clown Barb

The clown barb is a very active, medium-size, elegant species that should be kept with similar-size species that also prefers warmer water.

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Clown Knifefish Freshwater Species Profile

Clown Knifefish

The Clown Knifefish is one of the true monster fishes that are available in the aquatic hobby. The cute little ones that are sold at your local fish store at 4” to 5” will very quickly grow, and grow, and grow, and eventually you will have a 24” fish on your hands.

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Clown Loach Freshwater Species Profile

Clown Loach

The clown loach is an active schooling fish that is best kept in small groups (three to six fish). It will tolerate tankmates of other species, although docile species may become agitated by the constant activity of this fish.

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Colombian Tetra / Red-Blue Columbian Tetra Freshwater Species Profile

Colombian Tetra / Red-Blue Columbian Tetra

The Colombian Tetra (also known as the Red-Blue Colombian Tetra – but since it is the only fish called “Colombian Tetra” I see no reason to add “Red-Blue” to its name) is a large, peaceful tetra that comes from the Acandi River Basin in Colombian, in South America.

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Congo Tetra Freshwater Species Profile

Congo Tetra

The Congo Tetra is one of the few “tetras” that comes from Africa, and is definitely the best known and most frequently kept in aquariums; most tetras come from South America. The Congo Tetra is a strikingly beautiful fish, large and full-bodied with flowing fins.

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Convict Cichlid Freshwater Species Profile

Convict Cichlid

The convict cichlid is often the first fish a budding aquarist breeds — they are almost impossible to keep from reproducing.

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Cory Freshwater Species Profile

Cory

Cories are South American catfish of the family Corydoradinae. They are temperate and tropical armoured catfish. Cories are the most popular catfish for aquaria, and most species remain relatively small. It is recommended that they be kept in small schools rather than individually.

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