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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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Penguin Tetra Freshwater Species Profile

Penguin Tetra

The penguin tetra is a lovely fish that comes from many places in the Amazon River drainage throughout South America.

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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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Pictus Catfish Freshwater Species Profile

Pictus Catfish

The pictus cat is also sometimes referred to as the “angel cat”, but nowadays there are a few other “angel” catfish that are very different (some come from the African lakes), so referring to this as the pictus cat is probably best.

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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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Porthole catfish Freshwater Species Profile

Porthole catfish

The porthole catfish is a very nice fish that has been available for many years, but has never really been all that popular. The problem is probably that they have never been bred in large numbers commercially, so virtually all of the fish that come into the hobby are wild-caught.

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