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Algae eaters care sheet

by Aluxe Sep. 27, 2014
Plecos and chinese algae eaters are both well-known algae eaters. These vigorous algae eaters make excellent natural freshwater aquarium cleaners.The average adult size is 2 to 12+ inches long, depending on species. They require minimum aquarium size...

Brackish water fish care sheet

by Aluxe Sep. 27, 2014
In their natural environment, brackish water fish live where freshwater meets saltwater. In your aquarium a mixture of saltwater and freshwater is used. Brackish water fish are easy to feed and can readily adapt to various water conditions. Brackish...

Boxfish and cowfish care sheet

by Aluxe Sep. 27, 2014
Boxfish and cowfish have box-like shaped bodies. these slow swimmers with inquisitive personalities are recommended for experienced aquarists only due to their fragile nature and potential toxicity. The average adult size is 3 to 15 inches long, depe...

Freshwater angels and discus fish care sheet

by Aluxe Sep. 27, 2014
Almost all freshwater angelfish for sale today are captive-bred and come in a wide variety of colors and fin length. The body of a discus is round and laterally compressed, an unusual characteristic. Although beautiful, discus can be a challenge to c...

Catfish care sheet

by Aluxe Sep. 27, 2014
Catfish can be identified by their whisker-like barbels, which they use to locate food in dark waters. Catfish vary from small, peaceful species to larger, more predatory species. These scaleless bottom feeders eat a wide variety of foods, including...