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  • Fish Selection & Stocking Guide
    September 26, 2020

    Fish Selection & Stocking Guide

    Source: Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine In a perfect world, stocking an aquarium with fish would be as easy as picking out the prettiest or most interesting specimens, taking them home, and plopping them in a tank full of water. We’d...

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  • Indian Pea Puffers
    November 21, 2019

    Indian Pea Puffers

    The dwarf Indian Pea Puffer is a cute little puffer fish from India.  It is a strictly freshwater fish originally from the Pamba river.  These little guys can be a bit aggressive, so it's best to only have one male per tank, or to have quite a large tank where males can set up their own "areas." 
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  • Do I need an Algae Eater?
    October 16, 2019

    Do I need an Algae Eater?

    When you see algae forming in your aquarium, your first thought might be, "Do I need an algae eater". Chances are you probably don't. There are lots of ways to control algae without introducing another fish into your tank. First, though, let's talk a bit about algae itself:

     

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  • All About Cherry Barbs
    September 27, 2019

    All About Cherry Barbs

    Cherry Barbs are a great schooling fish suitable for community tanks with other peaceful tank mates. 

    The Cherry Barb is native to Sri Lanka, though it can now be found in Mexico and Colombia too. Its a tropical freshwater fish and, in the wild, enjoys dense plant coverage in warm rivers. 

    Description: Male cherry barbs are a lovely red to red-orange color with a dark band from head to tail. Female cherry barbs are lighter in color, almost tan.   Barbs are a schooling fish and should be kept in groups of 5 or more.  When AquariumFishSale sends you barbs, we'll make sure to send a mix of male and female fish. 

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  • HUGE predator fish and Beautiful Community Fish
    September 6, 2019

    HUGE predator fish and Beautiful Community Fish

    This week we've got 2 fish to showcase for you:  First up, the largest freshwater fish of the Amazon: the Arapaima.  This air-breathing fish can grow up to 9'.  While popular for public aquariums, this may be too large for...

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  • Cardinal Tetras and Project Piaba: Supporting the Amazon River Basin
    August 29, 2019

    Cardinal Tetras and Project Piaba: Supporting the Amazon River Basin

    Did you know that the ornamental fisheries industry brings much needed jobs and revenue to thousands of people living near the Amazon and Orinoco River Basins of South America? 

    Every time we purchase wild caught fish, like Cardinal Tetras, we're supporting economic growth in South America.  Cardinal tetras are native to the Orinoco and Negro Rivers. Recently a fishery initiative called Project Piaba was started to promote sustainable collection of aquarium fish like tetras. Project Piaba has been used as an example of how research projects like this can provide economic stimulus to communities while also helping to promote sustainability and environmentally friendly collection practices. We at Aquarium Fish Sale are proud to be a part of programs like this.

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