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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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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 …

Rare Rainbows at Wildwoods

News item | 09 August 2017

Wildwoods based in Enfield, Middlesex are known for stocking rare species of Rainbowfish and this week they have managed to obtain several new species that we have not see on Tropicalfishfinder before. Melanotaenia Sp. Isim is now Melanotaenia sikuensis. Melanotaenia Sp. …

Stock list review: Amwell Aquatics Epping

News item | 06 August 2017

Amwell Aquatics at Thornwood Common in Essex is an aquatics superstore stocking hundreds of different tropicals, marines, corals and pond fish, alongside all the hardware and dry goods you'll need to keep them properly. Although particularly well known in freshwater …

How to keep Bichirs

News item | 28 July 2017

Bichirs, also known as dinosaur eels, are primitive fish from the rivers and lakes of Africa. There are currently eighteen species and subspecies recognised, including Erpetoichthys calabaricus, better known as the Ropefish or Reedfish. All the other species belong to …

Latest shipment news at Wildwoods

News item | 25 July 2017

Wildwoods have taken delivery of two new species this week that we have not seen on Tropicalfishfinder before, Brycon moorei and Geophagus brachybranchus. Wildwoods now offer a full mail order service and their fish can be bought through the Tropicalfish2yourdoor service. …

15% off all aquatic plants at the Aquatic Design Centre

News item | 21 July 2017

If you are setting up a new tank or simply looking to add new plants to an existing aquarium the Aquatic Design Centre are certainly worth a visit especially given that they currently have 15% off all aquatic plants at …

Oregon State University names new species of fish after Irish singer Enya

News item | 10 July 2017

Oregon State University researchers have named a new species of fish after the songwriter, the Leporinus enyae. The fish was found in the Orinoco River drainage, located in Brazil’s Xingu River and has won its name by virtue of the …

Aquatic Design Centre Livestock update

News item | 09 July 2017

The Aquatic Design Centre has only recently moved to a new location based at 26, Zennor Trade Park, Zennor Rd, London SW12 0PS. The build up of new stock with any new store is a gradual process as the systems …

Nile Arowana available at Wildwoods

News item | 02 July 2017

Wildwoods based in Enfield, Middlesex have a Nile Arowana in stock at the moment These are rarely seen in the trade. They are similar to the South American arowanas in basic shape, but with a smaller mouth that is not …

Latest imports at Amwell Aquatics

News item | 29 June 2017

Amwell Aquatics based in Epping are continually receiving shipments of new fish with lots of exciting rarities and species that you will struggle to find at more mainstream shops. The shipment that has arrived this week includes lots of interesting …

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