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  • Species: Borneo Loach

  • Species: African Emperor Tetra

  • Species: Royal Farlowella Catfish

  • Species: Hongi Sweden Cichlid

  • Species: Chindongo saulosi ‘Super Coral’

  • Species: Macmaster's Apisto ‘Red Mask’

  • Species: Licorice Gourami

New Stock on TF2YD (Wildwoods)

03 October 2020

Check out our latest stock on Tropical Fish 2 Your Door. There is a huge range of high quality fish available. Here are just a few of the highlights:

Borneo Loach (Pangio shelfordii)

A very eel-like loach with a pinkish body and a mottled, almost calico, pattern of dark patches all across the dorsal surface and the flanks.

One of the relatively few completely peaceful loaches, this species is unfortunately very retiring and strictly nocturnal, and unless very comfortable in its aquarium is likely to hide most of the time. On the other hand, it is attractive and fun to watch, and makes a good loach for a small community tank.

Considered by some authorities to be identical with Pangio muraeniformis.

Very quiet and retiring, this fish appreciates a tank with plenty of hiding places such as hollow ornaments, bogwood, and plants. It likes to burrow into sand or peat. Best kept in small groups.

Although a good scavenger, do not forget to provide this nocturnal fish with a proper diet. Catfish pellets, bloodworms, and flake will all be taken readily.

Buy it now: Shelford's Kuhli Loach

African Emperor Tetra (Neolebias trewavasae)

Twelve species of small tetra belong to the genus Neolebias. The West African Neolebias trewavasae reaches a length of roughly 5 cm and is one of the largest members of this genus. This species is a rarely traded one.

This fish is easy on the eye. With pretty colours, it is similar to some South American tetras which belong to the genus Nematobrycon and Impaichthys, the emperor tetras. This fact, coupled with the fact they have a similar quiet and sombre swimming behaviour, resulted in Aquarium Glasser suggesting the common name 'African Emperor Tetra' for this species.

Peaceful in nature, the male African Emperor Tetra get changed into their royal outfits and become a beautiful shade of deep red in order to achieve breeding condition.

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Royal Farlowella Catfish (Sturisomatichthys panamense)

Sturisomatichthys are peaceful and easily kept in groups. As expected with loricariids, males feed largely on algae.

Confusingly, the Royal Farlowella is not part of the genus, Farlowella. Instead of being part of the Twig Catfish category, it is a whiptail catfish. Sturisoma are closely related to this species but it is not to be confused with the somewhat more distantly related whiptails in Rineloricaria. The whiptail catfishes found south of the Andes are now classified as Sturisoma. Those to the north, in the rivers of Columbia, Venezuela and the southern portions of Panama, belong to Sturisomatichthys.

The Royal Farlowella Catfish is considered to be one of the most flamboyant of catfishes. Their bodies are lustrous and pointed. Their dorsal fins are long and there are beautiful trailing filaments coming from the caudal fin.

The colours are muted, but dramatic, with a dark band boldly contrasting across their sides and up into the dorsal fin.

When fully grown, this impressive catfish can reach 10 inches, making for a truly spectacular addition to any aquarium. These Royal Farlowellas are tank bred and in such great condition.

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Hongi Sweden Cichlid (Labidochromis Sp. Hongi Sweden)

This species is a very highly sought after species, which comes from the Lake Malawi region. They have really attractive colouration, with the males being much more vivid in appearance.

The Hongi is a beautiful species of fish that can sometimes be aggressive within a community of other cichlids. Keep them crowded with plenty of coverage in your aquarium.

A variable but attractive species, being a typical mbuna in terms of care. They need an aquarium with lots of space, because these fish are territorial. A dominant male will likely become aggressive if other males kept with him in a tank which isn't big enough. Males are best kept singly with multiple females.

This species is herbivorous, and its diet must be mainly made up of algae and other green foods. Use meaty foods, such as bloodworms and brine shrimp, only occasionally.

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Chindongo saulosi ‘Super Coral’ (Pseudotropheus Saulosi)

Pseudotropheus species are popular aquarium fish due to their beauty and fascinating behaviours. The genus Pseudotropheus belong to the Cichlidae family, and all Pseudotropheus species are Malawi cichlids.

The genus Pseudotropheus is very diverse and it is always a good idea to do some more specified research regarding the particular Pseudotropheus species you intend to keep. All Pseudotropheus species do however have a lot in common, since they are all bottom dwelling Mbuna cichlids from the same African freshwater lake. They will all prefer a water temperature between 24-27C and a pH value between 7.5 and 8.5.

This particular variant of Pseudotropheus saulosi is a brilliant brightly coloured cichlid and is highly sought after in the aquatic trade.

These fish are generally well tolerated, but may get territorial when spawning.They accept most dry, frozen and live food. Specialised cichlid food is highly recommend. and prefer a sand/gravel substrate.

It is best to keep one male with several females. Multiple males are best suited to very large aquariums with around 10 conspecifics.

Buy it now: Chindongo saulosi 'coral red'

Macmaster's Apisto ‘Red Mask’ (Apistogramma macmasteri)

Captive bred fish Apistogramma macmasteri are the recommended choice for the community aquarium. They are generally peaceful, but can become rather territorial when breeding. The advice is to keep them in a pair, or if the aquarium is large enough, one male with several females (they will then form a harem).

Good tankmates include Corydoras catfish, hatchetfish, pencilfish, small tetras, and suckermouth catfish.

Wild caught variants are safest kept either alone or with dither fish. Dither fish are used by aquarists to reassure the more 'nervous fish' and encourage them to come out of hiding.

A. macmasteri is a generally peaceful choice of fish. They will not respond well to elevated nitrate levels, so regular partial water changes are vital to ensure they are kept healthy and happy.

There are many tank-bred colour forms available for this species. Some examples are; 'red', 'double red', 'gold', and 'gold red-mask'.

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Licorice Gourami (Parosphromenus linkei)

Parosphromenus linkei, commonly known as Licorice Gourami, originate from Borneo. Generally you will see that most of them have one or more shiny green spots on their flanks. These little beauties grow to a maximum length of 3cm and are best kept in soft and acidic water.

The Parosphromenus linkei are best kept in pairs in a 60L aquarium, so of course in order to keep several pairs a larger aquarium will be required. They are generally peaceful with each other, but fit is best to keep the aquarium in a way that helps them to arrange smaller territories.

This species enjoys feeding on very small aquatic invertebratesmsuch as Artemia nauplii, Daphnia, Moina, mosquito larvae, micro worm, etc.

Buy it now: Licorice Gourami