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Dionda
2007-04-10 16:26:57

Dionda is a genus of small minnow-type fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae. They are native to the fresh waters or North and Central America. They are believed to feed primarily on algae. The genus is also referred to as desert minnows.

Carp bream
2007-04-10 16:25:25

The Carp bream (Abramis brama) is a species of fresh-water fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae, to which about 1,500 species belong. Range The carp bream's home range is in Europe north of the Alps and Pyrenees, as well as in the Balkans. It is also found as far east as the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea, and the Aral Sea. Description The carp bream is usually 12 to 20 in (30 to 55...

Celestial Pearl Danio
2007-04-10 16:20:04

The Celestial Pearl Danio, Celestichthys margaritatus, often referred to in the aquarium trade as Galaxy rasbora or Microrasbora. It has so far been found only in a very small area east of Inle Lake at an altitude of over 3280.84 ft (1000 m). The fish lives in relatively cool, alkaline water. Discovered in 2006 the species quickly appeared in the aquarium trade where its small size and bright...

White Cloud Mountain minnow
2007-04-10 16:16:29

The White Cloud Mountain minnow (Tanichthys albonubes) is a very hardy species of freshwater aquarium fish. It is a member of the carp family (family Cyprinidae) of order Cypriniformes, native to China and Vietnam. The species was discovered at White Cloud Mountain in GuÇŽngdōng in the 1930s by a Boy Scout leader called Tan"”hence the generic name Tanichthys ("Tan's fish"). The...

Giant Danio
2007-04-10 16:14:09

The Giant Danio (Devario aequipinnatus) is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). Originating in Sri Lanka, Nepal, and the West coast of India, it grows to a maximum length of 6 in (15 cm), making it one of the largest of the Danionins. They are characterized by a blue and yellow torpedo shaped body with gray and clear fins. In the wild, Giant Danios live in clear...

Zebrafish
2007-04-10 16:07:52

The Zebrafish (Danio rerio) is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). It is a popular aquarium fish, where it is frequently sold under the trade name Zebra danio, and is also an important model organism. Characteristics The zebrafish arose in the Ganges region in Eastern India and is also native to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar. It commonly inhabits...

Glowlight danio
2007-04-10 16:04:19

The Glowlight danio is a small fish with a maximum length of 1.25 in (4 cm). Its coloration is brown, yellow, green and red. The Glowlight can live in waters that are (20-25 degrees Celsius), 6 to 7 pH, with a soft to medium hardness and a low to medium salinity. These fish are compatible with other danios and typically live from 1 to 3 years. They are moderately difficult fish to keep, and...

Bubble Eye goldfish
2007-04-10 13:57:45

The Bubble Eye is a variety of goldfish, characterized by the fluid-filled sacs it has underneath both eyes. It is a "fancy" variety, its unusual shape the result of many years of selective breeding. The Bubble Eye lacks a dorsal fin, and has a double tail. It occurs in a number of colors, including gold, red, black, white, red-and-white, and calico. Its eyesacs typically start small, and...

Crucian carp
2007-04-10 08:03:26

The Crucian carp (Carassius carassius) is a member of the family Cyprinidae, which includes many other fish such as the Common carp, or the smaller minnows. They inhabit lakes, ponds, and slow-moving rivers throughout Europe and Asia. The crucian is a medium-sized cyprinid, which rarely exceeds a weight of over 3.3 lb (1.5 kg). They usually have a dark green back, golden sides, and reddish...

Barbonymus
2007-04-10 07:45:26

Barbonymus is a genus of fish in the Cyprinidae family. Its members are commonly referred to as barbs. The genus is relatively new, with many of its members reclassified from the Barbus and Barbodes genera. The type species is the tinfoil barb (Barbus schwanenfeldii, now called Barbonymus schwanenfeldii). Photo by and (c)2004 Derek Ramsey