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Fish from Venezuela

Venezuela sits to the north of South America, but has a wide range of habitats in which fish live. The country includes part of the Andes to the west, coastal mangrove forests in the north, and much rainforest both lowland and higher altitude cloud forest. Many of the species most often seen in the aquarium trade are the lowland Amazonian species: catfish, dwarf cichlids and characins - but also livebearers. Check out the profiles of some Venezuelan aquarium fish below.

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Apistogramma hongsloi
Corydoras adolfoi Adolfo's cory cat
Corydoras aeneus Bronze corycat
Gasteropelecus sternicla Silver hatchet fish
Lasiancistrus tentaculatus Woodeating Lasiancistrus
Papiliochromis ramirezi Ram
Paracheirodon axelrodi Cardinal Tetra
Poecilia reticulata Guppy
Poecilia sp. Endlers Livebearer
Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum Tiger shovelnose catfish








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Give your fish a treat! Flaked fish foods are excellent nutritionally, but most fish really enjoy tucking into live, or frozen live foods. Insect larvae such as bloodworms can be collected in summertime from your water barrel, but it is also very worthwhile to attempt to culture Daphnia or white worms for a free food source absolutely relished by aquarium fish. Frozen bloodworm are almost as good and are widely available, though freeze dried live foods tend not to go down as well. See more on feeding fish


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