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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 Brackish Water Aquarium

News item | 21 March 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 …

Latest Cichlid news at The Aquatic Design Centre

News item | 21 March 2017

The Aquatic Design Centre based in Great Portland Street, London always have an excellent selection of cichlids in stock with a particular emphasis on African cichlids. Their latest arrivals are listed below and we thoroughly recommend a visit to their …

The small community tank

News item | 12 March 2017

In general, it is recommended that an aquarist should buy the largest tank he can afford and has room for. There are many reasons for this. The larger the tank, the slower water quality changes are, and a dead fish …

Latest arrivals at The Aquatic Design Centre

News item | 12 March 2017

The Aquatic Design Centre based in Great Portland Street London offer a huge variety of species including many cichlids and other tropical species. Some of the more recent additions to their tropical section are listed below:- Their stock list is well …

Latest shipment news at Amwell Aquatics@ Epping

News item | 03 March 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 …

Buying fish right: tips for safe shopping and mail-ordering

News item | 27 February 2017

It’s often said by experienced hobbyists that the riskiest part of looking after tropical fish is the first few days immediately after purchase. Fish that are otherwise hardy and adaptable over the long term can be delicate at first and …

Offers, Ex Display Cheap Aquariums on sale at The Aquatic Design Centre

News item | 22 February 2017

The Aquatic Design Centre based in Great Portland Street, London have some great offers on this week with ex display tanks. To find out more, please click here. which will take you through to some of the offers currently available. …

Latest import news at Amwell Aquatics@ Epping

News item | 21 February 2017

Amwell Aquatics@ Epping have always got a wide range of fish species in stock ranging from rarities and oddballs to the community aquarium favourites. Their store is always worth a visit as you never know what might have arived …

Latest arrivals at Wildwoods

News item | 16 February 2017

Wildwoods have taken delivery of a number of rare species this month including several that we have not seen on Tropicalfishfinder before. These include :- Danio sysphigmatus Pseudomugil luminatus Trachydoras nattereri Synbranchus marmorata - Marbled swamp eel Ossancora eigenmanni Wildwoods now offer a full mail …

Latest cichlid stock list for The Aquatic Design Centre

News item | 16 February 2017

The Aquatic Design Centre based in Great Portland Street London offer a huge variety of species and in particular they always have in stock a fantastic range of African cichlids. Some of the many cichlids they currently have in stock …

Latest arrivals at Amwell Aquatics@ Epping

News item | 09 February 2017

Amwell Aquatics@ Epping have always got a wide range of fish species in stock ranging from rarities and oddballs to the community aquarium favourites. Their store is always worth a visit as you never know what might have arived …

The rare and remarkable red-eye pufferfish

News item | 05 February 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, …

Unusual labyrinth fish

News item | 28 January 2017

Gouramis and bettas belong to a group of fishes known as labyrinth fish, characterised by a structure known as a labyrinth organ above the gills. This organ is used for breathing air, being richly supplied with blood vessels. Periodically the …

The chamaeleon characin, Ammocryptocharax elegans available at Wildwoods

News item | 21 January 2017

The chamaeleon characin, Ammocryptocharax elegans is available at Wildwoods. These are fantastic little fish that have the ability to adopt a bright green colour while on submerged live plants. To find out more about these fish click here.. These fish …

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 …

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