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Red Fin Kadango
Red Fin Borleyi Cichlid, Yellow Fin Borleyi Cichlid, Haplochromis Borleyi Redfin, Kadango
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I have had my red fin gourami (Osphronemus laticlavius) for 10 years now. They are one of the smaller of Osphronemus genus with max size of only 45-50 cm. Mine is about 35 cm now and stays in a 470 L tank with a 15 cm Nicaraguan cichlid and a King Tiger Pleco.

Latin Name: Neolamprologus Caudopunctatus "Red Fin"
Origin: Lake Tanganyika
Temperature: 73-77F - 23-25C
Ease Of Keeping: Medium, needs lots of space.
Aggressivness: This cichlid can be very territorial.
Adult Size: 3" (7.5cm)
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallon for a pair.

Other information: The Red Fin Tanzania compressiceps is somewhat variable in appearance. Not only does the fish seem to have many different light/dark phases, but imported specimens have varied in coloration.

Alternative Name
Red Fin Shark Scientific Name: Epalzeorhynchos (Labeo) frenatus
Basic Info ...

Red Finned Shark
Left: Photo contributed by Peter Routon, CA, USA.
Peter Routon
Right: Albino form, photo taken at Wharf Aquatics, Sean Evans ...

Red finned loach
Botia modesta
Red finned silver dollar, moon redhook
Myleus rubripinnis ...

Red finned shark, Labeo frenatus
Image gallery: Additional species photographs
Distribution Southeast Asia, 1n the streams of Thailand.

Median Paired Fin
Accounts for the primary propulsive forces in 15% of the fish families (Videler 1993)
Balistiform Locomotion ...

Males have brighter red fins, and are generally more colorful overall. This is particularly true during spawning. Females are larger and broader with a rounder belly.
Breeding ...

It has green/blue spots on the >side, and red fins. Its a really attractive fish. If anybody >has had experience with this fish, could you let me in on any >secrets... This is my first geophagus, by the way. Welcome to the wonderful world of Earth-eaters, Matt.

At non-breeding times, the female is still quite captivating with a sliver-red body color and red fins, with the alternating black stripes.
SIZE: Males to 20" (50 cm), females not larger than 12" (30 cm).
SS: " Cichlasoma" uropthalmus of Central America.
HAB: Found along shore areas of rivers.

Juvenile Brochis showing mottled pattern, red fins and high dorsal
These were young fish; they just had a little look of the "Hi fin Corydoras" about them. "Hi fin Corydoras" is a name with which unscrupulous, ignorant or just plain hopeful aquatic tradesmen label young Brochis splendens.

The fins of the fish match the body in ground colour, upon close inspection being seen to be hyaline or translucent with coloured fin rays, with the dorsal fin being marked by a conspicuous black blotch that covers almost the entire fin area.

Body colors vary widely from the bright black and orange bands of the clown loach, the red fins and bluish-gray body of the red-finned loach, to the brownish tones of the weather loach.

Copadichromis borleyi red fin
Copadichromis borleyi sp. Fast Fact Sheet
Copadichromis borleyi yellow fin
Copadichromis jacksoni
Cyrtocara moorii
Dimidiochromis compressiceps - Fast Fact Sheet
Dimidiochromis kiwinge
Exochochromis anagenys
Fossorochromis rostratus ...

Breeding: Puntius tetrazona (Tiger barb) Males have deep orange-red fins and a bright red snout. The females are easily spotted by their comparative lack of colour and their deep, convex body shape.

Red fins are common with mature individuals. Although tinfoil barbs are commonly sold to home aquarists, they are absolutely not suited for most home aquariums. Tinfoil barbs grow to enormous sizes and do well with a school of at least 10 individuals.

common name: Red Fin Thresher Pleco, Delta Cat, Thresher Pleco
Family: Loricariidae
Continent of origin: South America
Origin country: Brazil, Ecuador,
Size: under 40 cm (15.75 inch)
Minimal tank volume: 400 litre (106 US gal)
Temperature: 23 C (73.4 F) - 27 C (80.6 F) ...

Also called red finned loach and blue botia, this fish is feisty and quite aggressive reaching a size of 10 inches but smaller in captivity. Like other loaches, they establish a social hierarchy where the "alpha" eventually leads the group.

It is also known as True Bloodfin, Glass Bloodfin, Red Finned Tetra.
The Bloodfin tetra is a benthopelagic species that is native to the Ro Paran basin in South America. It inhabits in streams, rivers and tributaries, particularly in areas shaded by floating or overhanging vegetation.

A slim lined tetra with red fins, a fast swimmer that does well in planted tanks.
Buenos Aires Tetra
One of the larger aquarium tetras, they can also be somewhat territorial with other fish.

Haplochromis Cichlids such as the Electric Blue Ahli, Malawi Eye Biter, Red Finned Borleyi. Also Peacock Cichlids and synodontis catfish.
Tropical fish and aquarium information about freshwater species, fish care, fish facts, compatibility and aquarium maintenance.

They all have red fins. The females are more drap in coloration. The males also have the distinctive longer first dorsal ray that over laps the second dorsal, while the females first dorsal does not, or just slightly touches the second dorsal.

Anal fin
the un-paired fin on the underside of fish, behind the vent.
Anadromous
ascending rivers from the sea for breeding (not resident).

Altolamprologus compressiceps (Red Fin)
Altolamprologus sp. "Compressiceps Shell"
Sumbu Dwarf ...

Red hooks are like silver dollars, except they have a long red fin which look like a hook on the underside (Thus their name).

Although this fish is not from the Puntius genus like many barbs it is still sold under the name 'tinfoil barb'. It is an eye-catching silver colour with bright red fins.

It can also be referred to, more traditionally, to red Bettas with deep red fins and a pale pink body colour. This can work the other way which is when the fish is named Bi-Coloured, when the fins are translucent and the body is one solid colour.

The Pink-tailed Characin is a predatory fish that should not be kept with smaller fish. This is a slender, silver fish with pink\red fins. The body is covered with large scales that can be easily plucked.

Description: There are more than 5 dozen different species of Rasboras but the Harlequin is one of the most popular. The colour is a reddish copper body with a black wedge from below the dorsal fin back as to have a triangular shape with red fins
Author - Paul Fox ...

The Rainbow Shark, also known as the Ruby Shark or Red-Finned Shark, is great for the semi-aggressive community aquarium, as long as they are the sole shark and the other tankmates are of similar size. The Rainbow Shark is a beautifully colored fish which is a dark gray to black with red fins.

After several dip we managed to catch a few Aplocheilus panchax -Orange color morph with black edging unpaired fin, simply striking!-, Trichopsis vitatus and some small shrimp. We were not very impressed although the A. panchax was very nice.

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