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Welcome to the tropical fish finder news service. We aim to be the complete resource for anyone that is keen on fish keeping, and in this section we will give you the latest news from the world of fish keeping as well as any future developments we are planning.

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Rainbow rarity at Wildwoods

News item | 15 January 2017

Wildwoods have taken delivery this week of another rare Rainbowfish species which was only discovered in 2010. Chilatherina spec. 'Upper Tor River' have spectacular colouration when adults are certainly an excellent addition for any community tank or indeed as a …

Asian beauties: the Rasboras

News item | 13 January 2017

The rasboras are a small group of Asian cyprinids that have been popular among aquarists for decades thanks to their attractive colours, small size, and peaceful disposition. Most make excellent community fish, showing little of the tendency to harass other …

Pencilfish

News item | 06 January 2017

Taxonomy and Distribution Pencilfish belong to the genus Nannostomus of the Lebiasinidae family of Characins. The 17 species (15 of which are available in the aquarium industry) of Nannostomus are widespread throughout South America. Species can be found in Colombia, Venezuela, …

Stock list review: Amwell Aquatics@ Epping

News item | 27 December 2016

Amwell Aquatics operates two superstores in the East of England, one in Amwell Aquatics at Soham, Cambridgeshire and the other in Thornwood Common, near Epping in Essex. Both are large stores with plenty to interest beginners and experienced aquarists alike, …

Keeping Up With The L Numbers

News item | 18 December 2016

Aquarists are often surprised that many of the fishes offered for sale as so new to science that they do not even have a Latin name yet. The South American catfishes of the Loricariidae family are a good example of …

Fish for experts

News item | 09 December 2016

One of the key features of the Tropical Fish Finder website is the database tool that allows you to do a search for a particular fish. The results will not only link to information about that fish such as water …

J5 Retro fit LED Lighting from Arcadia

News item | 05 December 2016

Arcadia, one of the industry's leading fish tank lighting manufacturers have launched a range of new J5 LED lighting which is a direct replacement for their standard TF Juwel fluorescent lamp. The benefits of the new J5 lamps are many …

Rarities at Wildwoods

News item | 27 November 2016

Wildwoods based in Enfield, Middlesex continue to find new and interesting species of fish that have yet to be imported into the UK. This week they have brought in several species of fish that we have not seen on Tropicalfishfinder …

Stock list review : The WaterZoo

News item | 27 November 2016

The WaterZoo is a popular store well regarded by many fishkeepers and regular winning awards from Practical Fishkeeping magazine. In part this comes from the comprehensive range of livestock routinely available, but a major factor in its reputation is the …

Show grade fancy Goldfish now available at The Aquatic Design Centre

News item | 27 November 2016

We are pleased to announce we have some absolutely stunning hand picked show grade Chinese fancy goldfish available, lovey colours and in great condition. Oranda This is a fancy goldfish characterised by a prominent hood growth on its head. The hood or …

Non Annual Killifish For Community Tanks

News item | 18 November 2016

Killifish are often overlooked by casual aquarists on the assumption that they're delicate and short-lived, and consequently unsuitable for a low-maintenance community tank. While it's certainly true that annual killifish are best maintained in single-species set-ups, there are numerous non-annual …

Stocking Larger Community Tanks

News item | 11 November 2016

The basic rules for stocking communities of larger fish isn't really much different to stocking the standard communities of smaller fish, but there are some considerations that can make things more challenging. Obviously there's the issue that bigger fish demand …

Rare and specialist fish on TF2YD

News item | 04 November 2016

Tropical Fish 2 Your Door is the easiest way to get good quality fish shipped to your home. Of course this service is helpful to all sorts of fishkeepers, including those who live a long way from the nearest aquarium …

Drapefin barbs in stock at Wildwoods

News item | 30 October 2016

If you are seeking an interesting and peaceful shoaling fish you might well like to look at the Drapefin barb, Oreichthys crenuchoides which are currently in stock at Wildwoods. They will be available on Tropicalfish2yourdoor later this week. They are …

Stock list review: Abacus Aquatics

News item | 27 October 2016

In this article we're going to have a look at some of the more interesting species currently in stock at Abacus Aquatics. While looking very much a traditional tropical fish shop at first glance, it's actually a very well stocked …

Squeakers and Synos: hardy African catfish

News item | 21 October 2016

The family Mochokidae is one of the smaller catfish families, but it is very well known among aquarists thanks to the diverse and adaptable genus Synodontis. These catfish come from a wide range of habitats, from fast-flowing mountain streams through …

This week's arrivals at Amwell Aquatics@ Epping

News item | 21 October 2016

Amwell Aquatics based in Epping have lots of new species in this week, some of which are listed below and there are lots of other new arivals, so do please visit their store to see the excellent selection of fish …

Latest import news at Amwell Aquatics@ Epping

News item | 15 October 2016

Amwell Aquatics based in Epping have an excellent reputation for sourcing unusual species of fish with fresh imports most weeks. This week they have lots of new fish available including many rare and interesting species, some of which are listed …

Miniature Catfish

News item | 07 October 2016

Catfish are perennial favourites among aquarists, whether beginners or experts. Often it's their interesting shapes and behaviours that make them worth keeping, as they're often nocturnal or at least shy animals that prefer to swim about at night. But the …

The predatory Wolffish

News item | 04 October 2016

Wolffish are predatory characins that occasionally imported from South America as aquarium fish. They are relatively demanding animals because of their size, feeding habits and social behaviour, and at least some species are known to be 'biters' capable of doing …

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