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Paradisefish Freshwater Species Profile

Paradisefish

A paradise fish can be kept with other paradise fish when it is a juvenile, as well as with other similar-size community tankmates with the same temperature requirements. However, as a male paradise fish matures, it will engage in fierce battles, so only one male should be kept per aquarium.

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Pearl Gourami Freshwater Species Profile

Pearl Gourami

The pearl gourami is one of the most beautiful anabantids -- bubble nest builders. It is peaceful and can be kept with any other community tank fish, displaying only mild aggression toward others of its species, and then usually only from males in breeding colors.

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Peppered Cory Freshwater Species Profile

Peppered Cory

The hobby still imports most Corydoras species from the wild, but the peppered cory was one of the first tank-bred cory catfish. Peppered cories sold in shops are now almost always farm-raised. The albino cory cats seen in shops are almost always C. paleatus, too.

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Platy Freshwater Species Profile

Platy

The platy probably comes in more sizes, colors and finnage types than any fish available to hobbyists today. The fish farmers in Florida and the Far East (primarily Singapore and Hong Kong) are constantly coming up with different platy varieties.

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Plecostomus or Pleco Freshwater Species Profile

Plecostomus or Pleco

The plecostomus is a peaceful species that can be housed in a community tank as a single member of its species. As an adult, it is extremely intolerant of its own kind, although two can be kept together if they are added simultaneously as juveniles and allowed to "grow up" together.

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