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Clown triggerfish

Clown triggerfish

Clown triggerfish Clown triggerfish is a fish which is also known as bigspotted triggerfish and Balistoides conspicillum. These fishes are demersal marine fish belonging to the family Balistidae, or commonly called triggerfish. It is a small sized fish which grows up to 50 cm. Its body is oval in shape and compressed laterally. Clown triggerfish has large head and represents ...

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Angelfish

Angelfish

Angelfish Scientific Name: Pterophyllum scalare Family: Cichlidae Size: 8 inches Temperature: 78 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit Alkalinity: soft, slightly acidic pH: 5.8 to 6.2 Origin: Amazon Basin northward into the coastal rivers of the Guianas Angelfish is a tall fish that can be kept in a community setting, as long as its tankmates are not overly aggressive or habitual fin ...

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Bala Shark

Bala Shark

Bala Shark Scientific Name: Balantiocheilos melanopterus Family: Cyprinidae Size: 14 inches Temperature: 72 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit Alkalinity: Soft to moderately hard pH: 6.0 to 8.0 Origin: Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo The Bala Shark, Balantiocheilos melanopterus is also known as the tricolor shark, silver shark, or shark minnow. It is a fish species of the family Cyprinidae and is one ...

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Rainbowfish

Rainbowfish

Rainbowfish The rainbowfish are a family (Melanotaeniidae) of small, colourful, freshwater fish found in northern and eastern Australia, New Guinea, islands in Cenderawasih Bay, and the Raja Ampat Islands. The largest rainbowfish genus, Melanotaenia, derives from the ancient Greek melano (black) and taenia (banded). Translated, it means “black-banded”, and is a reference to the often striking lateral black bands that ...

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