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Data sheet: Anubias Barteri

DATA SHEET Scientific name:  Anubias Barteri Common name: Anubias Taxonomic classification Kingdom: Plantae Phylum: Angiosperme Class: Liliopsida (Monocotiledoni) Subclass: Arecidae Order: Arales Sunorder: Alismatales Family: Araceae Genus: Anubias Species: Barteri Description: The Anubias Barteri is one of the most common aquatic plants used in sweet aquariology, it is easy to handle with no particular need. In 1857 SCHOTT established the Anubias genus based […]

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Data sheet: Symphysodon Aequifasciatus “Discus”

DATA SHEET Scientific name:  Symphysodon Aequifasciatus Common name: Discus Taxonomic classification Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii  Order: Perciformes Suborder: Percoidei Family: Cichlidae Genus: Symphysodon  Species: Aequifasciatus Description: Her Majesty the Discus, so called because of the disc-shaped and compressed body at the sides, has very large and rounded anal and finch fins, the ventral fins are thin and long and the caudal fin is very […]

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Data Sheet: Xiphophorus Maculatus “Southern platyfish”

DATA SHEET Scientific name: Xiphophorus Maculatus Common Name: Southern Platyfish Taxonomic Classification: Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order: Cyprinodontiformes Suborder: Cyprinodontoidei Family: Poeciliidae Genus: Xiphophorus Species: Maculatus Description: The male is long on 4 cm, the female around 6 cm. It has 8-10 soft rays of the dorsal fin. It has no medium-ventral black pigmented line. In the male the ventral fins of the caudal […]

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Data Sheet: Poecilia Reticulata “Guppy”

DATA SHEET Scientific Name: Poecilia Reticulata Common Name: Guppy Taxonomic Classification: Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order: Cyprinodontiformes Suborder: Cyprinodontoidei Family: Poeciliidae Genus: Poecilia Species: Reticulata Description: The male is smaller, has a squat body with a small head, curved back, rounded belly and a pointed caudal peduncle, ending with a rounded tail. The dorsal fin is high, the ventrils are, the anal is […]

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How to build a plywood fiberglass tank Part 1

Not very popular in Italy, plywood tanks, are most used for sweet water aquaria, while in the United States they are commonly used for the salt water too. The winning characteristics of a plywood tank are remarkable flexibility, robustness, lightness, and even lower thermal dispersion, especially if covered with a canopy that is nothing but a cap, […]