Laterite: red or gray? Laterite is available in several forms, rich in insoluble iron oxides or lacking them, kiln-fired or not.
Among Chætostoma, the "Bulldog" mini Loricariids, Chætostoma sp. "Recife?" refers to the collection site in coastal Brazil. I bought three of these at a little over an inch length...
Hypostomus punctatus (Common Pleco) is the modern name for a "Plecostomus." The genus Hypostomus contains about 116 species, many of them indistinguishable to the amateur.
There are several strains of "Gardneri" in captivity, showing considerable variations in color, with "yellow" forms and "blue" forms like mine, the "N'sukka" population.
Chromaphyosemion bitaeniatum, the Two-Banded Aphyosemion, is a rainforest killifish native to small streams and rivulets in the coastal lowlands of tropical West Africa.
In the freshwater aquarium, flagellates join ciliates as the other major group of single-celled planktonic organisms. Some few are photosynthesizers; the others fill extremely various roles.
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