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Emerald Dwarf Rasboras

Emerald Dwarf Rasboras: Care, Size, Breeding & Tank Mates

Emerald Dwarf Rasboras are a shoaling fish that thrives in a group rather than being a solitary fish. The minimum size tank that Emerald Dwarf Rasboras require is a 10 gallon. A 10 gallon tank can house up to 6 Emerald Dwarf Rasboras. They tend to fare better in a 20 gallon size tank so that a larger group can be kept together. They are a busy little fish, and the more Emerald Dwarf Rasboras that are housed together, the more active they will become in displaying all their natural behaviors.

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Hygrophila Corymbosa

Hygrophila Corymbosa: Planting, Care, Propagation & Height

The hygrophila corymbosa is a simple plant that is fairly easy to care for. There are a few subspecies of the hygrophila corymbosa, though that are similar in most characteristics. This aquatic plant creates a beautiful view with its long, slim leaves that are tapered at each end. This stem plant is bright green in color and can sometimes change colors based on the amount of lighting it receives. The hygrophila corymbosa is known to change to a dark green color, as well as pink, red and even purple. When partially submerged, this aquatic plant has the ability to produce pink and purple flowers. In the wild, the giant hygro can grow to be up to 24 inches in height but when in a tank, the plant grows to be 3 to 5 inches tall.

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neon blue rasbora

Neon Blue Rasbora: Care, Size, Tank Size & Tank Mates

Neon Blue Rasbora (Sundadanio Axelrodi) is also known as Blue Axelrodi Rasbora, and they are a small freshwater aquarium fish. These fish only reach 1 inch (2.5cm) in size, so they are well-suited for nano tanks. Compared to other popular fish in the aquarium hobby, Neon Blue Rasbora are quite rare. These fish have amazing colors of blue, green, and red. The top half of their body is a shade of bright iridescent blue. The mid-lower part of their body is usually a reddish-copper color, and the rest of their body is quite transparent and clear.

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Betta Smaragdina

Betta Smaragdina: Care, Lifespan, Breeding & Aggression

Betta Smaragdina is an interestingly colored species of Betta fish. It has an iridescent sheen covering its body that even extends outward towards its fins. Their main body color can be a few different colors such as red, orange, blue, and green. They come in a variety of colors, but they always have the iridescent sheen of green-blue scaling. They have medium length fins when compared to other species of Betta, and their fins have a striped pattern to them.

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Water Cow Goby

Water Cow Goby: Care, Tank Size, Max Size & Tank Mates

Water Cow Gobies are one of the larger fish to keep in the fishkeeping hobby. They require a large tank, but they are an interesting fish to keep. They aren’t particularly colorful, but they have a mix of browns and tans on their bodies. These colors are beneficial in the wild so that they can hunt smaller fish. This camouflage in addition to its slow moving nature helps it to be an efficient hunter. Water Cow Gobies have been known to have a greyish color to their bodies as well. Water Cow Gobies’ coloration will change from lighter to darker, seemingly with their mood, but this is more likely just for camouflage purposes so that they can be effective hunters. With several types of Gobies for sale online, it can be difficult to find a seller who is selling a true Water Cow Goby, and not another species of Goby just mislabelled.

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phoenix rasbora

Phoenix Rasbora Care: Size, Food, School Size & Tank Size

Phoenix Rasboras are vibrantly colored and active nano schooling fish. They are often misidentified because they are marked very similarly to other Rasboras. Phoenix Rasbora has black spots on its body and has a bright orange-red around each one. The bright orange-red coloration connects together, and extends towards the head. The vibrant coloration is only present around the black spots of the fish, and the rest of the body of the Phoenix Rasbora is a dullish grey color that fades into a transparent color towards the fins. The fins have some red markings at the ends. The black spot in the middle of the body is much darker than in other Rasboras. In addition, Phoenix Rasboras lack the black line that runs along the body of other Rasboras.

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Betta imbellis_Peaceful Betta (Male)

Betta Imbellis (Peaceful Betta): Care, Lifespan, Aggression

Betta Imbellis are known as Peaceful Betta, but they can still show aggression and be territorial. If you are planning on housing your Betta Imbellis with other species of fish, you will want to make sure that you have a large enough tank, and that you choose a fish to cohabitate that is calm and will not bully your Betta Imbellis. There are peaceful schooling fish such as neon tetras that would be great tank mates with Betta Imbellis, providing that there is enough room in the aquarium.

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