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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Astronotus crassipinnis. Photo by Sebastian Jurado Garcia (CC BY-SA 3.0) Most everyone in the hobby should be familiar with Astronotus ocellatus, aka Oscar. Found in almost all pet stores and first cichlid aquariums, the Oscar is just one of those species that even non-hobbyists can identify...
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    Mikrogeophagus altispinosus. Photo by Edward D. Burress A popular dwarf cichlid, Mikrogeophagus altispinosus can be found in various rivers of Brazil and Bolivia. Commonly known as Bolivian rams, they are colorful and a joy to watch. Reaching a little over 2 inches when fully grown, M...
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    A short video by Thomas Jetter showing a pair of Uaru amphiacanthoides guarding their fry. Native to Brazil and Guyana, Uaru amphiacanthoides makes its home in both brackish and freshwater rivers and streams. In the wild U. amphiacanthoides feeds on both plant matter and crustaceans, but does...
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    Defining what makes up the category of dwarf cichlids isn't an exact science, but the species generally recognized as dwarfs can bring hobbyists many years of joy. For the most part, South American dwarfs are small (less than 5") and prefer soft, acidic water. Species recognized as dwarfs fall...
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