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Sailfin Molly Freshwater Species Profile

Sailfin Molly

The Sailfin Molly (Poecilia latipinna) is perhaps the most beautiful of mollies. It is a small sized fish, with males reaching about 4-5 inches in length and females reaching closer to 5-6 inches in length.

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Serpae Tetra Freshwater Species Profile

Serpae Tetra

The Serpae tetra (Hyphessobrycon eques) is a small and popular tetra known for its propensity to nip at other fish, especially those with long, flowing fins. It is native to waterways of Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay with stark colors. It gets its name from the Amazonian village of Serpa.

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Siamese Fighting Fish Freshwater Species Profile

Siamese Fighting Fish

The Siamese fighting fish, also known as the betta, has become a popular fish among hobbyists primarily because of the male’s beautiful colors and lavish finnage.

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Silver arowana Freshwater Species Profile

Silver arowana

The Silver Arowana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum) is a long and beautiful fish known for its voracious appetite and constant surface skimming, looking for things to fit into its mouth. It is native to waterways of the Amazon River and other areas in South America.

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Silver Dollar Freshwater Species Profile

Silver Dollar

The silver dollar is a peaceful, schooling fish that can be kept in groups of three to six with most other community tank species of similar size.

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Skunk Cory Freshwater Species Profile

Skunk Cory

Because the skunk cory is shy and easily frightened when kept as a single specimen, Corydoras arcuatus should be kept in small groups (i.e., six or more individuals) with other community tank fish, such as small characins, livebearers and rasboras.

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Spotted Headstander Freshwater Species Profile

Spotted Headstander

The Spotted Headstander is a very interesting fish, but it is not seen very frequently in the hobby. This is probably because a) the majority of these fish in the hobby come from the wild, and b) they can be difficult to get to adjust and thrive in an aquarium.

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Sun Catfish Freshwater Species Profile

Sun Catfish

The sun catfish Horabagrus brachysomais a large catfish that is known for its distinct black spot right behind the gill plate. It is a generally peaceful fish that comes out at night.

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Swordtail Freshwater Species Profile

Swordtail

The swordtail (Xiphophorus hellerii) is a popular live-bearer that gets its name from the males’ distinctive, elongated tailfin, which appears sharp and pointed. Various types are available, including the green, red, red wag and pineapple swordtails.

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