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Freshwater Fish

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Anabantids

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Banded Gourami
(Trichogaster fasciata)

Blue Gourami
(Trichopodus trichopterus)

Chocolate Gourami
(Sphaerichthys osphromenoides)

Croaking Gourami
(Trichopsis vittata)

Dwarf Gourami
(Trichogaster lalius)

Eyespot Gourami
(Parasphaerichthys ocellatus)

Honey Gourami
(Trichogaster chuna)

Kissing Gourami
(Helostoma temminkii )

Leopard Ctenopoma
(Ctenopoma acutirostre)

Licorice Gourami
(Parosphromenus deissneri)

Moonlight Gourami
(Trichopodus microlepis )

Noble Gourami
(Ctenops nobilis)

Paradise Fish
(Macropodus opercularis)

Peaceful Betta
(Betta imbellis)

Pearl Gourami
(Trichopodus leerii)

Siamese Fighting Fish
(Betta splendens )

Snakeskin Gourami
(Trichopodus pectoralis )

Sparkling Gourami
(Trichopsis pumila)

Thick Lip Gourami
(Trichogaster labiosa)


Ancient Fish

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African Butterfly Fish
(Pantodon buchholzi)

Black Ghost Knifefish
(Apteronotus albifrons)

Mekong Bumblebee Goby
(Brachygobius mekongensis )

Nunus Bumblebee Goby
(Brachygobius nunus)

Philippine Bumblebee Goby
(Brachygobius aggregatus)

Pirarucu
(Arapaima gigas)

Sabanus Bumblebee Goby
(Brachygobius sabanus)

Senegal Bichir
(Polypterus senegalus)

Silver arowana
(Osteoglossum bicirrhosum)

Sua Bumblebee Goby
(Brachygobius sua)

Tire Track Eel
(Mastacembelus armatus)

Xanthomelas Bumblebee Goby
(Brachygobius xanthomelas)

Xanthozona Bumblebee Goby
(Brachygobius xanthozona)


Atherinids

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Boeseman Rainbowfish
(Melanotaenia boesemani)

Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish
(Melanotaenia praecox)

Threadfin Rainbowfish
(Iriatherina werneri)


Badids

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Badis
(Badis badis)

Scarlet Badis
(Dario dario)


Catfish

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Adolfo's Cory
(Corydoras adolfoi)

Banded Cory
(Scleromystax barbatus)

Bandit Cory
(Corydoras metae)

Blackfin Cory
(Corydoras leucomelas)

Bristlenose Pleco
(Ancistrus sp.)

Bronze Cory
(Corydoras aeneus)

Clown Pleco
(Panaqolus maccus)

Common Pleco
(Hypostomus plecostomus)

Dwarf Cory
(Corydoras hastatus)

Emerald Catfish
(Brochis splendens)

False Adolfo Cory
(Corydoras duplicareus)

False Bandit Cory
(Corydoras melini)

False Corydoras
(Aspidoras pauciradiatus)

False Network Catfish
(Corydoras sodalis)

Glass Catfish
(Kryptopterus vitreolus)

Gold Nugget Pleco
(Baryancistrus xanthellus)

Gosse Cory
(Corydoras gossei)

Guapore Cory
(Corydoras guapore)

Gulper Catfish
(Asterophysus batrachus )

Hognosed Cory
(Corydoras treitlii)

Hoplo Catfish
(Hoplosternum thoracatum)

Jaguar Catfish
(Liosomadorus oncinus)

Julii Cory
(Corydoras julii)

Leopard Cory
(Corydoras leopardus)

Oto Catfish
(Otocinclus macrospilus)

Panda Corydoras
(Corydoras panda)

Pepper Cory
(Corydoras paleatus)

Pictus Catfish
(Pimelodus pictus)

Pygmy Cory
(Corydoras pygmaeus)

Red Lizard Whiptail
(Rineloricaria sp. L010a)

Reticulated Cory
(Corydoras reticulatus)

Sailfin Pleco
(Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps)

Salt and Pepper Cory
(Corydoras habrosus)

Sands Cory
(Corydoras davidsandsi)

Schwartz Cory
(Corydoras schwartzi)

Smudge Spot Cory
(Corydoras similis)

Spotfin Cory
(Corydoras punctatus)

Spotted Driftwood Cat
(Centromochlus perugiae)

Sterbai Corydoras
(Corydoras sterbai)

Striped Plecostomus L199
(Hypancistrus furunculus)

Striped Raphael Catfish
(Platydoras armatulus)

Synodontis Ocellifer Catfish
(Synodontis ocellifer)

Tail Spot Cory
(Corydoras caudimaculatus)

Three Line Cory
(Corydoras trilineatus)

Twig Catfish
(Farlowella vittata)

Upside Down Catfish
(Synodontis nigriventris)

Walking Catfish
(Clarias batrachus)

Whiptail Catfish
(Rineloricaria parva)

Zebra Plecostomus
(Hypancistrus zebra)


Characins

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Banded Leporinus
(Leporinus fasciatus)

Barred Pencilfish
(Nannostomus espei)

Black Darter Tetra
(Poecilocharax weitzmani)

Black Neon Tetra
(Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi)

Black Phantom Tetra
(Hyphessobrycon megalopterus)

Black Widow Tetra
(Gymnocorymbus ternetzi)

Black-Winged Hatchetfish
(Carnegiella marthae )

Blackbanded Pyrrhulina
(Copella nigrofasciata)

Bleeding Heart Tetra
(Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma)

Blind Cave Tetra
(Astyanax mexicanus)

Bloodfin Tetra
(Aphyocharax anisitsi)

Brilliant Rummy Nose Tetra
(Hemigrammus bleheri)

Buenos Aires Tetra
(Hyphessobrycon anisitsi)

Cardinal Tetra
(Paracheirodon axelrodi)

Cochu
(Boehlkea fredcochui)

Colombian Tetra
(Hyphessobrycon columbianus)

Congo Tetra
(Phenacogrammus interruptus)

Coral Red Pencilfish
(Nannostomus mortenthaleri)

Costello or January Tetra
(Hemigrammus hyanuary)

Darter Characin
(Characidium fasciatum)

Dawn Tetra
(Aphyocharax paraguayensis)

Diamond Tetra
(Moenkhausia pittieri)

Diptail Pencilfish
(Nannostomus eques)

Dwarf Hatchetfish
(Carnegiella schereri)

Dwarf Pencilfish
(Nannostomus marginatus)

Eleanor's Pyrrhulina
(Pyrrhulina eleanorae)

Ember Tetra
(Hyphessobrycon amandae)

Emperor Tetra
(Nematobrycon palmeri)

False Penguin Tetra
(Thayeria boehlkei)

False Rummy Nose Tetra
(Petitella georgiae)

Flame Tetra
(Hyphessobrycon flammeus)

Glowlight Tetra
(Hemigrammus erythrozonus)

Golden Pencilfish
(Nannostomus beckfordi)

Golden Tetra
(Hemigrammus rodwayi)

Green Neon Tetra
(Paracheirodon simulans)

Harrisons Pencilfish
(Nannostomus harrisoni)

Head and Tail Light Tetra
(Hemigrammus ocellifer)

Kerri Tetra
(Inpaichthys kerri)

Lemon Tetra
(Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis)

Loreto Tetra
(Hyphessobrycon loretoensis)

Marble Hatchetfish
(Carnegiella strigata)

Neon Tetra
(Paracheirodon innesi)

One Lined Pencilfish
(Nannostomus unifasciatus)

Penguin Tetra
(Thayeria obliqua)

Pretty Tetra
(Hemigrammus pulcher)

Pristella Tetra
(Pristella maxillaris)

Purple Dwarf Pencilfish
(Nannostomus rubrocaudatus)

Purple Tetra
(Hyphessobrycon metae)

Pygmy Hatchetfish
(Carnegiella myersi)

Rainbow Emperor Tetra
(Nematobrycon lacortei)

Red Eye Tetra
(Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae)

Red Phantom Tetra
(Hyphessobrycon sweglesi)

Roberts Tetra
(Hyphessobrycon bentosi)

Rosy Tetra
(Hyphessobrycon rosaceus)

Serpae Tetra
(Hyphessobrycon eques)

Silver Dollar
(Metynnis hypsauchen)

Silver Hatchetfish
(Gasteropelecus sternicla)

Silvertip Tetra
(Hasemania nana)

Splashing Tetra
(Copella arnoldi)

Spotted Headstander
(Chilodus punctatus)


Cichlids

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Afra
(Cynotilapia afra )

Altum Angelfish
(Pterophyllum altum)

Auratus
(Melanochromis auratus)

Blood parrot cichlid
(Heros severus x Amphilophus labiatus)

Blue Dolphin
(Cyrtocara moorii)

Blue Ram
(Mikrogeophagus ramirezi)

Bolivian Ram
(Mikrogeophagus altispinosus)

Checkerboard Cichlid
(Crenicara punctulatum)

Chilumba Cichlid
(Aulonocara stuartgranti)

Cobalt Zebra
(Metriaclima callainos)

Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid
(Apistogramma cacatuoides)

Convict Cichlid
(Amatitlania nigrofasciata)

Discus
(Symphysodon aequifasciatus)

Electric Yellow Cichlids
(labidochromis caeruleus)

Firebird Cichlid
(Aulonocara hansbaenschi)

Firemouth
(Thorichthys meeki)

Giraffe Cichlid
(Nimbrochrmois Venustus)

Grant's Peacock Cichlid
(Aulonocara stuartgranti)

Heckel Discus
(Symphysodon discus)

Jack Dempsey
( Rocio octofasciata)

Jaguar Cichlid
(Parachromis managuensis )

Jewel Cichlid
(Hemichromis bimaculatus )

Keyhole Cichlid
(Cleithracara maronii )

Kribensis
(Pelvicachromis pulcher)

Leopold Angelfish
(Pterophyllum leopoldi)

Lyretail Checkerboard Cichlid
(Dicrossus filamentosus)

Mason Peacock Cichlid
(Aulonocara maisoni)

Midas Cichlid
(Amphilophus citrinellus)

Nyassee "flame Back" Red V.
(Haplochromis nyassee sp.)

Oscar
(Astronotus ocellatus)

Otopharynx lithobates, Sulphur Crested Lithobate. Aristochromis Red Top
(Otopharynx lithobates)

Pearly Compressiceps
(Altolamprologus calvus)

Red Fin
(Copadichromis borleyi)

Red Top Zebra
(Pseudotropheus zebra)

Red Zebra
(Metriaclima Estherae)

Rusty Cichlid
(Iodotropheus sprengerae)

Scalare Angelfish
(Pterophyllum scalare)

Severum
(Heros efasciatus)

Spadetailed Checkerboard Cichlid
(Dicrossus maculatus)

Texas Cichlid
(Herichthys cyanoguttatus)

Tropheus
(Tropheus sp. Black Bemba)

Yellow Regal African Cichlid
(Aulonocara baenschi)

Zebra Tilapia
(Tilapia buttikoferi)


Cyprinids

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American Flag Fish
(Jordanella floridae )

Angelicus Loach
(Botia kubotai)

Arrow Loach
(Nemacheilus masyai)

Asian Rummynose
(Sawbwa resplendens)

Bala Shark
(Balantiocheilos melanopterus)

Banded Dwarf Loach
(Micronemacheilus cruciatus)

Barbucca Diabolica
(Barbucca diabolica)

Black Ruby Barb
(Pethia nigrofasciata)

Black Shark
(Labeo chrysophekadion)

Brown Forktail Loach
(Vaillantella cinnamomea)

Burmese Loach
(Botia histrionica)

Celestial Pearl Danio
(Danio margaritatus)

Cherry Barb
(Puntius titteya)

China Hi Fin Shark
(Myxocyprinus asiaticus)

Chinese Algae Eater
(Gyrinocheilus aymonieri)

Clown Loach
(Chromobotia macracanthus)

Denisons Barb
(Puntius denisonii)

Doctor fish
(Garra rufa)

Dwarf Loach
(Ambastaia sidthimunki )

Dwarf Rasbora
(Boraras maculatus)

Eel Loach
(Pangio anguillaris)

Emerald Dwarf Rasbora
(Danio erythromicron)

Eyespot Rasbora
(Brevibora dorsiocellata)

Filament Barb
(Dawkinsia filamentosus)

Flying Fox
(Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus)

Forktail Loach
(Vaillantella maaasi)

Garra Micropulvinus
(Garra micropulvinus)

Giant Danio
(Devario aequipinnatus)

Glowlight Danio
(Danio choprae)

Golden Barb
(Puntius semifasciolatus)

Goldfish
(Carassius auratus auratus)

Harlequin Rasbora
(Trigonostigma heteromorpha)

Hengels Rasbora
(Trigonostigma hengeli)

Hillstream Loach
(Beaufortia kweichowensis)

Horse Faced Loach
(Acantopsis choirorhynchos)

Kuhli Loach
(Pangio semicincta)

Ladder Loach
(Botia rostrata)

Lambchop Rasbora
(Trigonostigma espei)

Mosquito Rasbora
(Boraras brigittae)

Odessa Barb
(Puntius padamya)

Orange Finned Loach
(Yasuhikotakia modesta)

Panda Garra
(Garra flavatra)

Pearl Danio
(Danio albolineatus)

Rainbow Shark
(Epalzeorhynchos frenatus)

Red Tailed Shark
(Epalzeorhynchos bicolor )

Red Tailed Tinfoil Barb
(Barbonymus altus)

Rosy Barb
(Pethia conchonius)

Scissortail Rasbora
(Rasbora trilineata)

Siamese Algae Eater
(Crossocheilus langei)

Skunk Loach
(Yasuhikotakia morleti)

Tiger Barb
(Puntius anchisporus)

Tinfoil Barb
(Barbonymus schwanenfeldii )

Weather Loach
(Misgurnus anguillicaudatus)

White Cloud Mountain Minnow
(Tanichthys albonubes)

Yoyo Loach
(Botia almorhae)

Zebra Danio
(Danio rerio)

Zebra Loach
(Botia striata)


Cyprinids and Atherinids

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Koi
(Cyprinus carpio carpio)


Livebearers

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Black Bellied Limia
(Limia melanogaster)

Butterfly Goodeid
(Ameca Splendens)

Common Molly
(Poecilia sphenops)

Endlers Livebearer
(Poecilia (Acanthophacelus) wingei )

Goldbreast Goodeid
(Ilyodon furcidens)

Guppy
(Poecilia reticulata)

Platy
(Xiphophorus maculatus)

Sailfin Molly
(Poecilia latipinna)

Swordtail
(Xiphophorus hellerii)


Puffer Fish

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Dwarf Puffer
(Carinotetraodon travancoricus)

Figure 8 Puffer
(Tetraodon biocellatus)


Freshwater Plants

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Floating

Nonsubstrate Rooted

Stem

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Alternanthera reineckii
(Alternanthera)

Egeria densa
(Anacharis)

Limnophila sessiliflora
(Asian Ambulia)

Hydrocotyle leucocephala
(Brazilian Pennywort)

Hygrophila polysperma
(Dwarf Hygrophila)

Hygrophila corymbosa
(Giant Hygrophila)

Cabomba caroliniana
(Green Cabomba)

Ludwigia repens
(Ludwigia)

Cabomba palaeformis
(Red-Brown Cabomba)

Hygrophila difformis
(Wisteria)


Substrate Rooted

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Echinodorus bleherae
(Amazon Sword)

Helanthium bolivianum
(Chain Sword)

Vallisneria spiralis
(Corkscrew Vallisneria)

Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia
(Crypt 1)

Sagittaria subulata
(Dwarf Sagittaria)

Echinodorus parviflorus
(Dwarf Sword)

Vallisneria americana
(Giant Vallisneria)

Echinodorus cordifolius
(Large-leaf Amazon Sword)

Cryptocoryne walkeri var. lutea
(Lutea Crypt)

Echinodorus osiris
(Melon Swordplant)

Echinodorus schluteri x Echinodorus barthii
(Ozelot Sword)

Cryptocoryne parva
(Parva Crypt)

Helanthium tenellum
(Pygmy chain sword)

Echinodorus X barthii
(Red Melon Sword)

Echinodorus major
(Ruffled Amazon Sword)

Aponogeton crispus
(Ruffled Aponogeton)

Nymphaea lotus
(Tiger Lotus)

Aponogeton undulatus
(Undulate Aponogeton)

Cryptocoryne undulata
(Undulated Crypt)

Echinodorus uruguayensis
(Uruguay Sword)

Cryptocoryne wendtii "Red"
(Wendts Red Crypt)


Other Freshwater Creatures

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Uncategorized

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African Dwarf Frog
(Hymenochirus Curtipes)

Apple Snail
(Ampullaria cuprina)

Assassin Snail
(Clea helena)

Bamboo Shrimp
(Atyopsis moluccensis)

Rabbit Snail
(Tylomelania sp.)

Red Eared Slider
(Trachemys scripta elegans)

Zebra Nerite Snail
(Neritina natalensis)


Saltwater Fish

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Anglerfish, Frogfish, & Toadfish

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Antenna Lionfish
(Pterois antennata)

Hispid Anglerfish
(Antennarius hispidus)


Basslets & Dottybacks

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Diadem Dottyback
(Pseudochromis Diadem)


Batfish, Groupers, Snappers, & Sweetlips

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Panther Grouper
(Cromileptes altivelis)


Blennies, Jawfish, Gobies, and Sandperch

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Diamond Watchman Goby
(Valenciennea puellaris)

Fire Goby
(Nemateleotris Magnifica)


Butterflyfish

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Black Vagabond Butterfly
(Chaetodon decussatus)

Raccoon Butterflyfish
(Chaetodon lunula)

Threadfin Butterfly
(C. auriga)

Vagabond Butterfly
(Chaetodon vagabundus)


Clownfish, Chromis, & Damselfish

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Black And White Percula Clownfish
(Amphiprion ocellaris)

Blue Chromis
(Chromis viridis)

Fiji Blue Devil Damsel
(Chrysyptera taupou)

Gold Strip Maroon Clownfish
(Premnas biaculeatus)

Ocellaris Clownfish
(Amphiprion ocellaris)

Percula Clownfish
(Amphiprion percula)

Tomato Clownfish
(Amphiprion frenatus)

Yellow Tail Damsel
(Chrysiptera parasema)


Dwarf Angelfish

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African Pygmy Angelfish
(Centropyge acanthops)

Bicolor Angelfish
(Centropyge bicolor)

Cherub Angel
(Centropyge argi)

Coral Beauty Angel
(Centropyge bispinosus)

Eibli Angelfish
(Centropyge eibli)

Flameback Pygmy Angelfish
(Centropyge aurantonota)


Eels

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Zebra Moray
(Gymnomuraena zebra)


Large Angelfish

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Emperor Angelfish
(Pomacanthus imperator)


Lionfish & Pufferfish

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Porcupine Puffer
(Diodon nicthemerus)


Sea Horses, Pipefish, & Tasselfish

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Lined Seahorse
(Hippocampus erectus)


Tangs & Rabbitfish

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Achilles Tang
(Acanthurus achilles)

Black Tang
(Zebrasoma rostratum)

Chevron Tang
(Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis)

Clown Tang
(Acanthurus lineatus)

Convict Tang
(Acanthurus triostegus)

Gem Tang
(Zebrasoma gemmatum)

Kole Tang
(Ctenochaetus strigosus)

Mimic Tang (Chocolate Tang)
(Acanthurus pyroferus)

Naso Tang
(Naso lituratus)

Orange Shoulder Tang
(Acanthurus olivaceus)

Pacific Blue Tang
(Paracanthurus hepatus)

Powder Blue Tang
(Achanthurus leucosternon)

Powder Brown Tang
(Acanthurus japonicus)

Purple Tang
(Zebrasoma xanthurum)

Sailfin Tang
(Zebrasoma veliferum (desjardini))

Scopas Tang
(Zebrasoma scopas)

Sohal Tang
(Acanthurus sohal)

Tomini Tang
(Ctenochaetus tominiensis)

Unicorn Tang
(Naso brevirostris)

Yellow Tang
(Zebrasoma flavescens)


Triggerfish

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Clown Triggerfish
(Balistoides Conspicillum)


Wrasses & Hogfish

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Dragon Wrasse
(Novaculichtys taeniourus)

Yellowtail Coris
(Coris Gaimard)


Brackish Fish

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Uncategorized

Choose Species

Doria
(Brachygobius doriae)

Kabili Bumblebee Goby
(Brachygobius kabiliensis)

Monodactylus Argenteus
(Monodactylus argenteus)

Monodactylus Sebae
(Monodactylus sebae)

Orange Chromide
(Etroplus maculatus)

Scat
(Scatophagus argus)



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