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  1. Sparkling Gourami (Trichopsis pumila)

    Looks can be deceiving. They may be small but they can also be terrible.

    Origin:
    Sparkling gouramis originated from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. They live in tropical ditches, small ponds, rice paddies and slow-flowing rivers and streams where water is often very low in oxygen levels.

    Size:
    Sparkling gouramis can reach a size of 5 cm although they are seen to be mostly 4 cm. I have a male here however that is almost ...

    Updated 03-31-2008 at 3:03 AM by Lupin

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  2. Gold Severum (Heros severus)

    Severums: Amazingly Large Cichlids with Rather Mild and Regal Disposition

    Origin:
    South America

    Size:
    Severums have a potential of reaching 8-10 inches in size.

    Water Conditions:
    Severums originated from Amazon River basin in South America where water is soft and acidic although captive-bred severums can adapt well to different water conditions when acclimated properly.

    Temperature:
    74-80 degrees Fahrenheit or ...

    Updated 03-31-2008 at 3:04 AM by Lupin

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    Cichlid
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  3. Licorice Gouramis (Parosphromenus deissneri)

    They may be small but they have quite the elegance most gouramis do not have and many people fail to realize that.

    Okay, folks, I made this blog in dedication to the gorgeous licorice gouramis. Just to start with, before I bought these fish, I kept researching even for several hours on their basic needs. Their reputation for being difficult to keep is what has made me quite restless for a few days before I got them. As the saying goes 'You have to try it to believe it', so I tried. ...

    Updated 03-31-2008 at 3:05 AM by Lupin

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  4. Whiptail Catfish (Rineloricaria parva)

    As of November 12, 2007, I picked up a 3.5 inches Rineloricaria parva in my favorite petshop owned by my friend. I was very happy when I saw for the first time in my life a very unique pleco.

    I took photos at the first chance when I arrived home. They are posted below.

    Date: November 16, 2007
    The Rineloricaria is doing well so far. He has been foraging the bottom a lot for food. This is a really nice pleco which is quite easy to keep but also capable of eluding ...

    Updated 06-28-2008 at 3:58 AM by Lupin

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  5. Yoyo Loaches (Botia almorhae)

    They may be plain-looking but their feisty nature is what compensates for their looks.

    Origin:
    Yoyo loaches originated from Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

    Size:
    They have a potential of reaching 6 inches however 4-5 inches is more common.

    Water Conditions:
    Soft acidic water conditions are much preferred although they are not fussy with water conditions as long as they are acclimated to it properly.

    Temperature: ...

    Updated 03-31-2008 at 3:09 AM by Lupin

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    Cyprinids
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