• Overview: These peaceful and hardy fish have been in the hobby for a long time. Growing quite large and showing a high level of intelligence, the Pleco is sure to remain an aquatic favorite. Quick stats: Listed tank sizes are the minimum Size: Up to 20 inches! (50.0 cm) Tank: 48 inches when young, 72 + when adult Strata: Bottom PH: 6.5 to 7.5 Hardness: Soft to medium. dh Range 1.0-30.0 Temperature: 72 to 86°F (23-30°C) Classification: Order: Siluriformes Family: Loricariidae Genera: Pterygoplichthys Common name: Pleco, Plec Amazonia, in Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay. General Body Form: The Pleco is elongated and has an almost flat belly and a convex back area. The most prominent feature is the large Dorsal fin, which has one large ray and seven, soft rays, which can be easily seen when it is extended. The tail fin is a mirror of itself with the lower edge and upper edge both being identical. The mouth is ventral and large and has on pair of barbells. They can grow quite large but usually stay smaller in all but the biggest aquaria. Coloration: The overall coloration appears to be a dark Brown. The upper-side is Brown with dark Brown spots and often has up to five wide dark transverse bands. The belly is creamy white, without markings The fins are also Brown, with rows of dark Brown spots between the rays. The nose has a thin band connecting the nostrils. Maintenance: The Plecos are all twilight animals and are most active at this time. Kept in a well large well planted community aquarium with pieces of driftwood for scraping. A soft substrate is also beneficial as some like to burrow. A diet high in vegetable matter is essential to their health and can be supplemented with Romaine lettuce or boiled spinach. Too much animal matter in the diet can cause digestive problems. They generally leave small fish alone, but occasionally will eat any that present themselves to them. They are hardy and undemanding in the water parameters, but will do best in soft water with a temperature in the mid seventies. The pleco is very long lived and will make a fantastic addition to any tank. Biotope: Calm, slow moving waters of the amazon and its tributaries. Breeding: Breeding of members in the family Loricariidae has been done fairly regularly. The aquarium should have tubes or clay pipes with a fairly large diameter. The male will clean the site and will fan water over the eggs and fry. At a temperature of about 70f the eggs will hatch in about nine days. The fry will eat small flake food as well as baby brine shrimp and algae scrapings. They are not the easiest to raise and a bare bottom tank is best. 90gal Tank Aquatop Canister Filter w/UV
    High Fin Spotted Pleco
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    75 Gallon
    Specimen Series
    Overview: These peaceful and hardy fish have been in the hobby for a long time. Growing quite large and showing a high level of intelligence, the Pleco is sure to remain an aquatic favorite. Quick stats: Listed tank sizes are the minimum Size: Up to 20 inches! (50.0 cm) Tank: 48 inches when young, 72 + when adult Strata: Bottom PH: 6.5 to 7.5 Hardness: Soft to medium. dh Range 1.0-30.0 Temperature: 72 to 86°F (23-30°C) Classification: Order: Siluriformes Family: Loricariidae Genera: Pterygoplichthys Common name: Pleco, Plec Amazonia, in Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay. General Body Form: The Pleco is elongated and has an almost flat belly and a convex back area. The most prominent feature is the large Dorsal fin, which has one large ray and seven, soft rays, which can be easily seen when it is extended. The tail fin is a mirror of itself with the lower edge and upper edge both being identical. The mouth is ventral and large and has on pair of barbells. They can grow quite large but usually stay smaller in all but the biggest aquaria. Coloration: The overall coloration appears to be a dark Brown. The upper-side is Brown with dark Brown spots and often has up to five wide dark transverse bands. The belly is creamy white, without markings The fins are also Brown, with rows of dark Brown spots between the rays. The nose has a thin band connecting the nostrils. Maintenance: The Plecos are all twilight animals and are most active at this time. Kept in a well large well planted community aquarium with pieces of driftwood for scraping. A soft substrate is also beneficial as some like to burrow. A diet high in vegetable matter is essential to their health and can be supplemented with Romaine lettuce or boiled spinach. Too much animal matter in the diet can cause digestive problems. They generally leave small fish alone, but occasionally will eat any that present themselves to them. They are hardy and undemanding in the water parameters, but will do best in soft water with a temperature in the mid seventies. The pleco is very long lived and will make a fantastic addition to any tank. Biotope: Calm, slow moving waters of the amazon and its tributaries. Breeding: Breeding of members in the family Loricariidae has been done fairly regularly. The aquarium should have tubes or clay pipes with a fairly large diameter. The male will clean the site and will fan water over the eggs and fry. At a temperature of about 70f the eggs will hatch in about nine days. The fry will eat small flake food as well as baby brine shrimp and algae scrapings. They are not the easiest to raise and a bare bottom tank is best. 90gal Tank Aquatop Canister Filter w/UV
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  • Bulgarian Green Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) are fairly new to the hobby, only appearing in the last 7-8 years in the US, and only in rare cases and short supply. They have platinum bodies with a green hue over the scales, but the true beauty is in the dorsal and anal fins. Both fins turn emerald green and create an amazing fish that stands out from all other Angels. They have been called "Bulgarian Seal Point" Angelfish in some circles. Angelfish are easy-going cichlids that do well in almost any community tank. They can tolerate a wide range of pH values and are peaceful enough to be kept with most tetras and other peaceful cichlids. Breeding Angelfish can often be achieved by giving them a vertical, flat surface to spawn on, such as a leaf of an Amazon Sword or a piece of slate leaning against the wall. Fry will be cared for until a few weeks after they are free swimming, though you can remove the fry or eggs and hatch them artificially if you wish.
    Kurt Jackson
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    Bulgarian Green Angelfish
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    55 Gallon
    Banana Plant
    Bulgarian Green Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) are fairly new to the hobby, only appearing in the last 7-8 years in the US, and only in rare cases and short supply. They have platinum bodies with a green hue over the scales, but the true beauty is in the dorsal and anal fins. Both fins turn emerald green and create an amazing fish that stands out from all other Angels. They have been called "Bulgarian Seal Point" Angelfish in some circles. Angelfish are easy-going cichlids that do well in almost any community tank. They can tolerate a wide range of pH values and are peaceful enough to be kept with most tetras and other peaceful cichlids. Breeding Angelfish can often be achieved by giving them a vertical, flat surface to spawn on, such as a leaf of an Amazon Sword or a piece of slate leaning against the wall. Fry will be cared for until a few weeks after they are free swimming, though you can remove the fry or eggs and hatch them artificially if you wish.
  • High Fin Pleco and Nerite Snail
    High Fin Spotted Pleco
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    55 Gallon
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    High Fin Pleco and Nerite Snail
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    55 Gallon
    Angelfish
    Marble Angelfish
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    55 Gallon
    Angelfish
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    55 Gallon
    Angelfish
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    55 Gallon
    Angelfish
  • Amazon Sword (Echinodorus sp) originates from South America. It’s one of the most common and popular live aquarium plants in the hobby. The popularity of Amazon Sword plants in aquariums can be attributed to their beauty, adaptability, and ease of husbandry. Amazon Sword will produce dense and large green leaves, providing a beautiful background for your aquascape and making it an ideal plant to be used as a focal point in your aquarium. This plant can also be used to "hide" aquarium equipment such as heaters, filter intakes, and more. Care & Maintenance Amazon Sword plants in aquariums are not demanding, and they don’t require high lighting. They can be kept in a wide range of aquarium conditions to accommodate most of your tank inhabitants needs. Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate-High Temperature Range: 68-82°F Tank Placement: Background You can plant an Amazon Sword in gravel. No specialized soil is required although it will do much better in a loosely packed substrate. Keep in mind that the roots of this plant can grow to be very large, extending deep and wide in the tank, allowing it to effectively absorb nutrients produced by fish waste. If any of your other plants need room to spread out, you might want to plant them farther apart. Amazon Sword plants will propagate readily in aquariums by spreading runners.
    75 Gallon
    Amazon Sword
    Black Neon Tetra
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    Amazon Sword (Echinodorus sp) originates from South America. It’s one of the most common and popular live aquarium plants in the hobby. The popularity of Amazon Sword plants in aquariums can be attributed to their beauty, adaptability, and ease of husbandry. Amazon Sword will produce dense and large green leaves, providing a beautiful background for your aquascape and making it an ideal plant to be used as a focal point in your aquarium. This plant can also be used to "hide" aquarium equipment such as heaters, filter intakes, and more. Care & Maintenance Amazon Sword plants in aquariums are not demanding, and they don’t require high lighting. They can be kept in a wide range of aquarium conditions to accommodate most of your tank inhabitants needs. Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate-High Temperature Range: 68-82°F Tank Placement: Background You can plant an Amazon Sword in gravel. No specialized soil is required although it will do much better in a loosely packed substrate. Keep in mind that the roots of this plant can grow to be very large, extending deep and wide in the tank, allowing it to effectively absorb nutrients produced by fish waste. If any of your other plants need room to spread out, you might want to plant them farther apart. Amazon Sword plants will propagate readily in aquariums by spreading runners.
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    55 Gallon
    Angelfish
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    Black Neon Tetra
    75 Gallon
    Amazon Sword
  • High Fin Spotted Pleco
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    75 Gallon
    Cleaning Crew
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    75 Gallon
    Congo Tetra
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    55 Gallon
    Angelfish