Brochis multiradiatus

We again welcome back to ScotCat, author and catfish expert Chris Ralph and a look at one of his favourite members of the Callichthyidae family, the Hog-nosed Brochis. Brochis multiradiatus is one of the largest of the Brochis group of catfish and is very popular amongst a number of catfish enthusiasts myself included. Unfortunately Brochis… Continue reading Brochis multiradiatus

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Combtail Gourami

Scientific Name: Belontia signata(GAunther, 1861); Family Osphronemidae; Order Perciformes; Synonyms: Macropodus signatus, Polyacanthus signatus (neither are valid) Etymology: Belontia from the native name of a similar species in Borneo; signata from Latin meaning ‘marked’; Pronunciation: Bell-on-tee-a sig-nay-ta Common Names: Ceylon Combtail, Red Combtail, Combtail, Comb-tail Paradise Fish, Comb-tail Gourami, Red Comb-tail Gourami Region: Asia; endemic… Continue reading Combtail Gourami

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Cichlids Crossword

  Across 2.The Royal Leader of Japan 4. Made of precious stone 6. Thrown at the summer Olympic Games 8. He lives in prison 9. Lets you purt a key in the door 10. HO Ho Ho Green ____ 11. He is a real Grouch Down 1. Named after a boxer 2. NBC’s Mascot 5.… Continue reading Cichlids Crossword

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Cryptoquip

YRRG LFKZU CDFXHKJ TXDV F YRRG SFUHZG GHZK FUZ KPZ VZOUZKV KR PZFXKPJ AHVP KPFK UZIFHW PZFXKPJ UZFOP IFKDUHKJ FWG VDOOZWADXXJ VTFLW CLUE: K=TThe Cryptoquip is a substation cipher in which one letter stands for another. If you think that X equals O, It will equal O throughout the puzzle. Single letters, short words and… Continue reading Cryptoquip

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Nature or Nurture

One of my favorite fish to work with is the Pterophyllum Scalare or more commonly referred to as Angel Fish. Over the years I have raised literally 100s of various color varieties of these elegant fish. The vast majority have been raised artificially by removing the slate the eggs are laid on and using Methylene… Continue reading Nature or Nurture

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