X25 African Cichlid Assorted - X8 Figure Eight Puffer - X1 Silver Arowana Sml
x25 AFRICAN CICHLID ASSORTED - x8 FIGURE EIGHT PUFFER - x1 SILVER AROWANA SML
x25 ASSORTED AFRICAN CICHLID 1" Each
*HAND PICK AFRICAN CICHLIDS SM/MD SIZE
They will be scooped out our holding tanks. We cannot guarantee we will be able to scoop ALL different types, but we will try to get a good variety.
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Easy
The African cichlids contain some of the most colorful of all freshwater fishes. The cichlids are an enormous family of fish and they offer the widest variety of body shapes and behaviors of all freshwater fishes.
This wonderful group is further complimented by their remarkable behavior, it is highly complex yet ritualistic. They are very active and many can be very personable, readily greeting their keepers and begging for food. These are the characteristics that make cichlids a favorite attraction for many hobbyists.
The African Cichlids seen in the hobby have a mix of fascinating characteristics and are a delight to keep. There are many colorful cichlids like the popular varieties of Peacock Cichlids. Others are highly prized for their unique habitat or behavioral characteristics. These can be seen in the goby cichlids, shelldwellers, featherfins, and popular Tropheus genus, to name a few.
Most of the favorite fish are moderate in size and very well suited to home aquariums. Some also reach an impressive size and are great specimens for a large show tank. Only a few are not really suitable for the home aquarium due to size.
*We keep our cichlids in a 500 gallon Tub and we generally scoop them out from an overhead view, so we are not able to get specific types.
Jacobfreibergi Peacock Cichlid
Julidochromis ani Cichlid Burundi
Kapampa N. Caudopunctatus Cichlid
Kennyi Maylandia Lombardoi Cichlid
Kigoma Callochromis Pleurospilus Cichlid
Labidochromis Chisumulae Cichlid
Lamprologus Meleagris Cichlid
Lamprologus Ocellatus Cichlid
Lemon Yellow Labido Caeruleus Cichlid
Limnotilapia Dardennii Cichlid
Moliro Red Band Troph Moorii Cichlid
Ndole Bay Tropheus Moorii Cichlid
Neolamprologus Brichardi Cichlid
Neolamprologus Cylindricus Cichlid
Neolamprologus Tretocephalus Cichlid
Nkhata Orange Petro. Tridentiger Cichlid
Nyassae Peacock Cichlid
O.B. Labeotropheus Fuelleborni Cichlid
Orange Blotched Peacock Cichlid
Otopharynx Tetrastigma Cichlid
Pseudotropheus Acei Cichlid
Pseudotropheus Elongatus Cichlid
Red Empress Cichlid
Red Fire Queen Peacock Cichlid
Red Frontosa Cichlid
Red Labeotropheus Trewavasae Cichlid
Red Peacock Cichlid
Red Petrochromis Cichlid Bulu Point
Red Zebra Cichlid
Redfin Copadichromis Borleyi Cichlid
Redtop Labidochromis Hongi Cichlid
Redtop Ndumbi Pseudo. Persipax Cichlid
Ruby Crystal Peacock Cichlid
Strawberry Peacock Cichlid
Sunshine Peacock Cichlid
Taeniolethrinops Furcicauda Cichlid Wild Female
Taiwan Reef Protomelas Steveni Cichlid
Telmatochromis Vittatus Cichlid
Tropheus Duboisi Cichlid
Yellow Band Tropheus Moorii Cichlid
Yellow Blaze Copadochomis Cichlid
Yellow P. Elongatus Cichlid Mara
Zebra Chilumba Cichlid Maison Reef
Zimbabwe Rocks Otoph. Lithobates Cichlid
x8 FIGURE EIGHT PUFFER LIVE TETRAAODON BIOCELLATUS FRESHWATER FISH
This package is for x8 Figure Eight Puffers. Puffers are approx 1 1/2 - 3" Each.
The figure 8 puffer (Tetraodon biocellatus) is the perfect puffer for beginner brackish pufferkeepers. It is one of the most colorful of the puffer species, keeping its beautiful markings into adulthood. The figure 8 puffer is friendly, personable and entertaining. And it stays small enough to keep a single specimen in a 15-gallon aquarium.
The first rule to remember: larger is always better when it comes to aquariums for these puffers — remember, they like to swim! I recommend 10 gallons for every extra puffer you may want to add. Also, a longer tank will give them more swimming room than a tall tank. Individual specimens have proven to live longer and seem to have a better relationship with their keepers.
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Water Conditions: 75-82° F, KH 8-15, pH 7.0-8.0
Max. Size: 3"
Color Form: Green, Tan, White, Yellow
x1 SILVER AROWANA SML OSTEOGLOSSUM BIRCIRRHOSUM FRESHWATER LIVE FISH
Approx 3"-4" Each
Minimum Tank Size: 75 Gallons
Care Level: Very Difficult
Water Conditions: 6.0-7.0 pH and Soft to Moderately Hard
Temperature: 75-82° F (24-27° C)
Maximum Size: 36 inches (91.5 centimeters)
The Arowana Osteoglossum bicirrhosum was first introduced into the aquarium hobby in 1912. This fish provides us with a glimpse into the past. It is one of only a few living examples of our ancient prehistoric world of the Jurassic age. Its scientific name is derived from the Greek terms "Osteoglossum" which means "bone-tongued" and "bicirrhosum" which means "two barbels". So basically this as a bony-tongued fish with two barbels. Because of its coloration it is also known as a Silver Arowana. It has a few different spellings, so it can be found as a Silver Aruana, Silver Arawana, and Silver Arrowanas. But all these common names are representative of the same species.
The Silver Arowana is one of the most interesting fish and it can get very large. It is a long fish with a fluid, almost snake-like swimming motion. A maximum sized specimen would reach up to 47 inches (120 cm) in length and need an aquarium of at least 4 feet wide and 4 feet long just to turn around. A specimen of that size is pretty rare in the aquarium, generally they are smaller with 24 to 30 inches (60 - 78 cm) being a good sized Arowana. It is basically a silver fish, but its scales are very large. As this fish matures the scales develop an opalescent effect that will reflect blue, red, and green highlights. This has led to the nickname "Dragonfish" when seen in the wild.
One of the most curious characteristics of this fish are its mouth. It opens in three pieces and looks similar to a loading barge, definitely indicative of its predatory nature and appetite. The two distinctive barbels at the tip of the lower jaw are great sensory devices. With them, it can sense and capture prey on the surface of the water, even in total darkness. Its eyesight is also remarkable. With a keen vision, this fish can see above the surface, spotting and leaping out of the water to strike insects and birds from over hanging tree branches. This has lead to still another nickname for this fish, the "Water Monkey".
Though they can be kept together when small, larger specimens are best kept singly or with other species of larger fish. They are a predator and will eat small fish. But on a positive note, they can become quite tame and take food from your fingers.
These fish are excellent jumpers and very strong, so make sure the top of the aquarium is securely covered. The Arowana will prefer an aquarium with a fine gravel bottom, planted loosely with hardy plants, and have open areas on the top to swim.
For best results they should be provided with a highly varied diet. Shrimp, prawns, mealworms, crickets, centipedes, krill and frogs are all suitable foods, though any sharp pieces should first be removed and live animals should be quarantined first to avoid the introduction of parasites.
Arowanas enjoy eating smaller fish but should not be fed these too often, as a build-up of fat in their bodies can lead to health problems. Many arowanas will take pellet food, but this is not sufficient on a daily basis.
Individual preferences vary, so be ready to experiment to see what your arowanas like.
Because arowanas are so active and tend to swim fast, you should avoid having any sharp objects in your aquarium on which they might injure themselves. Fast flowing water will keep them in better condition as it will discourage them from rubbing against the glass.
Arowanas in aquariums often suffer from protruding, drooping eyes due to looking downwards a lot, which they should not do in the wild.
A good way to avoid this is to keep a brightly coloured ping pong ball floating on the surface of the water. This will distract them sufficiently to keep their eyes in good condition and they'll enjoy playing with it, giving you something extra to enjoy watching.
Arowanas are extremely difficult to breed in captivity, especially in an aquarium. They spend months courting to develop pair bonds and spawn just once a year. If they do breed successfully, the male will protect the eggs, and later the fry, in his mouth. However, the female may eat them, so it is best to separate her at this stage.
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