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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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TF2YD: Fruit-Eating Piranha and Longtail Spiny Eel

News item | 07 August 2020

The Fruit Eating Piranha (Pygopristis denticulatus) and Longtail Spiny Eel (Mastacembelus frenatus) are both sought after and rarely available species. The Fruit Eating Piranha is a medium-sized piranha with a rounded body form that becomes increasingly disc-like as it matures. Juveniles …

The Almighty Armoured Catfish

News item | 01 August 2020

This stunning and rare armoured catfish, Lamontichthys llanero, is finally in stock. It is named after the Venezuelan ''llaneros'' through which run the rivers in which these fish are usually found and another common name is Cowboy Whiptail. The species …

NEW STOCK: Tropical Fish 2 Your Door (Wildwoods)

News item | 24 July 2020

Wildwoods, despite the huge difficulties Covid-19 has caused in trading fish (from Thailand, Indonesia, Brazil, Peru, the Congo and many other countries), have still managed to source some really great specimens. You will find a lovely range of fish available in our …

The Amazon Crystal Tetra

News item | 20 July 2020

This small transparent schooling fish found throughout the Amazon that is very rarely imported. It is scientifically known as Protocheirodon pi. Although it is mainly transparent, this fish is covered with numerous tiny black spots, particularly around the anal and …

Cooling Your Aquarium In The Summer

News item | 11 July 2020

Are hot summer days dangerous for my tank? As of the end of June, we entered the wonderful season of summer. But whilst it may be lovely to have an unexpectedly hot sunny week, it’s best not to let those hot …

Does My Betta Need a Leaf Hammock?

News item | 05 July 2020

Betta bed leaf hammocks are available in artificial or natural format. Both have suction cups and achieve the same thing. The leaf hammock is self explanatory, it is literally a hammock for your Betta to rest and relax on. If …

Wildwoods: Stock Update

News item | 16 June 2020

Wildwoods, as always, have some really interesting high quality fish coming into stock this week. To name a few: Polypterus senegalensis (Dinosaur Birchir) Tetraodon lineatus (Fahaka Pufferfish) Aspidorus pauciradiatus (Sixray Corydoras) Erythrinus erythrinus (The Red Wolf Fish) Hyphessobrycon nigricinctus Hyphessobrycon wadai Moenkhausia dichroura Moenkhausia hemigrammoides Liosomadoras oncinus Paracheirodon simulans Rineloricaria parva Celestichthys …

The Big White Spot Pleco

News item | 28 May 2020

Baryancistrus sp. L142 is one of several plecos known as it's vernacular name 'Snowball Pleco', however 'Big White Spot Pleco' is the more commonly used name it is traded under. This undescribed species is quite an impressive fish- it features …

The Captivating Gold Laser Cory (CW010)

News item | 17 May 2020

This striking Gold Laser Cory catfish is perfect for your soft-water community aquarium. It's a peaceful species and is best to be kept in groups of 5 or more due to shoaling nature. A soft sandy substrate is recommended in …

Disk Tetra (Myleus schomburgkii)

News item | 01 May 2020

Myloplus schomburgkii, also known as the Disk tetra, Disk pacu, Black-ear pacu, Black-band myleus or Black-barred myleus is a species of serrasalmid with a black bar on its side. This species is found in the middle and lower Amazon River …

Rare Species: Spotted Congo Puffer

News item | 21 April 2020

The Spotted Congo Puffer (Tetraodon schoutedeni) comes from the lower reaches of the Congo River system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Here, this stunning pufferfish is usually found in rocky habitats amongst the swiftly flowing and highly oxygenated …

COVID-19: Preparing and Maintaining your Aquarium

News item | 17 April 2020

While the stress and concern surrounding COVID-19 may be on the increase, we must remind ourselves about the importance of maintaining the calm and tranquillity of our aquaria. So in the name of not taking it for-granted, let’s be prepared …

Wildwoods: New Stock (Ready To Reserve)

News item | 30 March 2020

Wildwoods have some cracking new stock right now. Although shipping is temporarily suspended due to Covid-19, we are still taking reservations for fish. All you need to do is email us on info@tropicalfishfinder.com and let us know what species you …


News item | 24 March 2020

During this difficult time our number one priority is keeping our customers and employees safe, by following our government's guidance and new laws. APC (the only legal fish courier in the UK) have temporarily suspended their fish transportation services due …

The WaterZoo: Great Stock Available in Store

News item | 17 March 2020

The WaterZoo in Peterborough have a great range of fish in store. Some new additions are as follows: L240 - Galaxy Plec - A large, prickly plec with a dark grey to black body covered in small, widely spaced white spots. …

The Widehead Catfish

News item | 09 March 2020

Clarotes laticeps (Widehead Catfish) is a rare and highly sought after catfish and it is one of the large river catfishes of Africa. It inhabits large lakes and rivers throughout many parts of Africa including counties such as Egypt, Nigeria, …

Plants on Tropical Fish 2 Your Door

News item | 07 March 2020

There are a range of plants available on Tropical Fish 2 Your Door. Wildwoods plants are pre-soaked and shrimp safe. If you decide to order fish, plants will in most cases be shipped alongside the fish, free of charge. Below …

What is Water Hardness?

News item | 02 March 2020

Understanding water hardness can feel daunting at first. But it is quite important to know about, because by simply researching the basics, you can greatly improve your ability to keep healthy and happy fish. Many fish can only thrive in …

Sickle Fin Barb: A Rare Barb In Stock Now

News item | 29 February 2020

This less commonly seen and substantially sized barb is exuberant in nature, but not overly boisterous like other barbs. Sickle Fin Barbs are attractive fish which present with a slightly calmer behaviour than one might expect from a barb. Puntioplites …

Knight Goby: One of Many New Stock at Wildwoods

News item | 22 February 2020

Generally, gobies are considered to be ground dwelling fishes, but there are a small number of species that are free swimming in their behaviour. The Knight Goby (Stigmatogobius sadanundio) which originates from India, is one of these rare exceptions. …

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