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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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The rare and remarkable red-eye pufferfish

News item | 17 December 2017

The red-eye puffers are a quartet of species that are only rarely traded but are eagerly sought out by discerning aquarists. One species, Carinotetraodon lorteti, has been kept infrequently by aquarists for decades, but the three other species, Carinotetraodon irrubesco, …

No Snakehead ban? - Your questions answered

News item | 09 December 2017

Snakeheads are freshwater fish native to Asia and Africa. Although the family includes some large species used primarily as food, many of the smaller species have become well established in the aquarium trade. The smaller species, such as Channa stewartii …

Rare Rainbowfish at Wildwoods

News item | 03 December 2017

Rare Rainbows! Our latest shipments have now completed their time in our quarantine facility and are ready for the sales tanks. New for this week are: Melanotaenia kamaka Melanotaenia maylandi Melanotaenia Sp. 'Kaladiri' Melanotaenia mcullochi 'Skull Creek' Chilatherina Sp. Kali Awalim' Chilatherina alleni 'Wapoga' Chilatherina senteniensis We've still got …

Knifefish

News item | 24 November 2017

Knifefishes come from half a dozen different families but all share a broadly similar appearance. They are somewhat eel-like in shape but with an anal fin that runs most of the length of the body from the abdomen to the …

Rare A Grade Goldfish now in stock at the Aquatic Design Centre

News item | 17 November 2017

The Aquatic Design Centre based in South West London have taken delivery of some very high quality Goldfish, the details for which are below:- Hi Everyone, we have a large selection of beautiful A Grade Goldfish ready for sale this weekend …

Over 1,000 fish die in Tokyo Aquarium

News item | 12 November 2017

A sad tale of a mass fish die off at a Tokyo Aquarium which appears to have been due to a lack of oxygen as a result of filtration being switched off. To read the full story please click on …

Wildwoods is recruiting

News item | 08 November 2017

Wildwoods is recruiting! If you’d like to join one of the country’s busiest aquatic centres and think you have relevant expertise, why not pop in to see us, or send in your CV. Ideally, applicants should have experience in the aquatic trade …

More than 670 fish seized by Police in Brazil

News item | 30 October 2017

A recent news item shows the perils that endangered fish still face in Brazil. More than 670 fish, two species of which are yet to be described and one that is endangered were found in large suitcases packed in bottles …

Rainbow rarities at Wildwoods

News item | 24 October 2017

Wildwoods based in Enfield, Middlesex are very good at importing rare species of Rainbowfish and they have added three more species to their list which are now available through their Tropicalfish2yourdoor shop. The latest arrivals are listed below and if …

Real Aquatics opens TF2YD shop

News item | 18 October 2017

We are very pleased to announce that Real Aquatics have joined TF2YD on Tropicalfishfinder. They will not be supplying fish at ths stage but they will be listing everything you might need for the aquarium hobby from heaters, filters …

Aquatic Design Centre assist with Damien Hirst work

News item | 15 October 2017

If you are seeking art with a difference the latest creation by Damien Hirst might be of interest. The work has been titled Lost Love and contains along with live fish a computer and a gynecologist’s chair. Given the expertise …

Waspfish, Toadfish and their relatives

News item | 14 October 2017

Toadfish and waspfish are distantly related but similar groups of predatory fish found in freshwater, brackish water and saltwater habitats. As the 'toadfish' name suggests, these fish are not brightly coloured and rely on their drab colouration to blend into …

Barbs for the community aquarium

News item | 06 October 2017

Taxonomy and Distribution Barbs are a non-phylogenetic group of fish made up of members of the family Cyprinidae. Over 30 genera are typically included in this group, particularly Barbus and Puntius. Many of the species more commonly seen in the …

Gymnotus stenoleucus in stock at Wildwoods

News item | 29 September 2017

A rare Knifefish, Gymnotus stenoleucus is now available at Wildwoods based in Enfield, Middlesex. This is one of the more attractively coloured species of Knifefish and is also one of the smaller fish, growing to a reported size of around …

Rare A Grade Goldfish now in stock at the Aquatic Design Centre

News item | 21 September 2017

We have a large selection of beautiful A Grade Goldfish ready for sale including the following types; Balloon Head Oranda Grade A (8/9cm) Telescope Oranda Grade A (11/12cm) Calico Dragon Eye Broadtail Grade A (10/11cm) Ranchu Grade A (11/12cm) Telescope Fantail (5/6cm) and (8/10cm) Pearlscale (4/5cm) …

Shrimps

News item | 12 September 2017

Freshwater shrimps comes in a wide range of sizes and varieties, including a number of artificially-bred forms that only exist in captivity. While there are some quite large and predatory species out there, most of the shrimps traded fall into …

The Brackish Water Setup

News item | 04 September 2017

Brackish water occurs wherever rivers meet the sea and has a salinity in between freshwater and seawater. Estuaries and mangroves are the two best known brackish water habitats, and both yield many different types of aquarium fish. Because they combine …

Interesting community fish at the WaterZoo

News item | 25 August 2017

The WaterZoo is a highly regarded aquarium shop in Peterborough, conveniently located a few minutes' drive from the city centre. Regularly winning awards in the aquarium press, the store is known for its well-trained staff and the information they readily …

Rare Corydoras Catfish at Abacus Aquatics .....

News item | 20 August 2017

Abacus Aquatics have currently got a total of 29 different species of Corydoras Catfish in stock, including quite a few very rarely available. Just some of the rarer ones include Corydoras sp C121, Corydoras polystictus, Corydoras nattereri, Corydoras ellisae, Corydoras …

Focus on Corydoras

News item | 18 August 2017

Many aquarists spend a lot of their time hunting through shops for unusual catfish, rare plecs and predatory catfish. But for aquarists after something a bit more manageable, there are also a wide selection of Corydoras catfish. These schooling catfish …

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