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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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Oddball Alert: The Royal Whiptail Catfish

News item | 17 February 2020

Catfish are a diverse group of fish which are named for their prominent barbels, thus giving off the resemblance of cat-like whiskers. They are found mostly in freshwater environments of all kinds- in every continent except Antarctica. An interesting fact …

Abacus Aquatics: Interesting Stock February 2020

News item | 07 February 2020

Abacus Aquatics is located in Sidcup, which is in South East London- between Dartford and Bromley. Abacus have some great stock in at the moment. Tony is very welcoming and runs the shop himself, known for his great experience and …

Whitespot (Ich) And Velvet: How To Tell Them Apart And Treat

News item | 03 February 2020

There are two common diseases that manifest themselves as white grains on the fins and body: Whitespot (also known as Ich) and Velvet. The best way to tell them apart is by the size of the grains. Whitespot cysts are …

The WaterZoo (Peterborough) - January Stockist Update

News item | 31 January 2020

The WaterZoo in Peterborough is full of highly sought after treasures and is well worth a visit if you haven't already done so recently. With highly knowledgable staff backed up with many years of experience, it would be a visit …

Interesting Facts About Bichirs

News item | 23 January 2020

Bichirs have existed for over 60 million years and can breathe air due to a special swim bladder. They can also survive out of water for a considerable amount of time so long as their scales are kept moist. They …

Rare and Beautiful Tetra: Hemigrammus coeruleus

News item | 20 January 2020

The Hemigrammus coeruleus can be quite difficult to find. They are a rare and highly sought after species of tetra. This tetra usually reaches a maximum length of about 6-7cm, they are a larger schooling tetra. This tetra is actually fairly …

Keeping a Vampire Pleco (Available at Lee Valley Aquatics, Essex)

News item | 20 January 2020

Leporacanthicus joselimai (L264) is also known as the Sultan Pleco or even Vampire Plec. The reason they are commonly referred to as 'vampire plecs' is due to their unique upper jaw dentition (exhibited by members of this genus) unsurprisingly consisting …

Keeping and Breeding Rasboras

News item | 18 January 2020

The fish we call rasboras are small, colourful schooling fish from East Africa and a wide area of Asia that spans the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, China and Japan. Most of the species aquarists keep come from Southeast Asia where …

Fish Spawning: An Overview

News item | 08 January 2020

No matter how long an aquarist has been keeping fish, there are certain landmarks that stand out in the memory. Even when the first tank and the fish in it are long gone, everyone remembers their first aquarium and their …

Happy New Year

News item | 01 January 2020

Wishing our wonderful Tropical Fish Finder readers and customers a Happy New Year! Email us on info@tropicalfishfinder.co.uk if you have any special New Year requests for us to help you find your next dream fish... …

The Waterzoo's Mokele Mbembe Bichir: Dinosaur Extinction Survivor?

News item | 27 December 2019

These beautiful Bichirs are rarely imported. They are practically living fossils- 60 million years old fossilisations are known which can be assigned to recent species, all of which have so far originated from Africa. This …

Gorgeous Cichlids in TF2YD and....Merry Christmas!

News item | 24 December 2019

Wildwoods online shop have a really lovely mix of community, oddball and cichlids :   Polypterus endlicheri – Jumbo L014 Scobinancistrus aureatus – 3 sizes Tucanoichthys tucano Cryptoheros cutteri Garra flavatra Hoplias curupira Corydoras eques Megalechis thoracatum – albino Neolamprologus ocellatus ‘gold’  Please visit their shop …

Catfish Alert!

News item | 16 December 2019

Wildwoods have some stunning catfish species in at the moment, some are considered rare and unusual.... message us with any requests. We have more than what's listed online. Our favourites are the Brachyplatystoma platynema, Hemibagrus wyckii …

Aquatic Design Centre (London): Christmas Gift Vouchers

News item | 06 December 2019

If you are seeking gift ideas for your aquarist friends and family for Christmas, the Aquatic Design Centre have the perfect solution with their Gift Certificates which come in a variety of denominations. Shopping for …

Wildwoods Voted as Best Aquatic Retailer In London By Practical FIshkeeping

News item | 04 December 2019

Practical Fishkeeping Magazine have crowned no other than Wildwoods the best Aquatic shop in and around the London area. This result is one from the 'Reader's Poll 2019'. Wildwoods fish are available to order through …

Brilliant Bandula Barbs... Another Stunning and Rare Fish Available at Wildwoods!

News item | 29 November 2019

The Bandula Barb (Pethia Bandula) is rare and therefore not commonly found amongst aquatic shops in the UK. It is a small, peaceful barb with a rose coloured body, darkening somewhat towards the mouth. Bearing …

The Rare and Beautiful: Blackberry Silver Dollar

News item | 21 November 2019

This fish is a rare and selectively bred colour form of the Black Bar Silver Dollar (Myleus schomburgkii). The Blackberry (or Blueberry) Silver Dollar originated in Asia and is generally not easy to get hold …

Wildwoods: Site Visit And The Latest Stocklist Highlights

News item | 08 November 2019

Wildwoods Water Gardens has been a pioneer in the field of aquatics for more than 35 years. Upon visiting this shop in Middlesex, the Tropical Fish Finder team were impressed with the high level of …

Fancy Goldfish: The Nation's Favourite Pet Fish

News item | 01 November 2019

Of all the fish we keep as pets, none are as popular as Goldfish. Among these, the pedigree breeds referred to as fancy Goldfish generally get the most attention, and good quality specimens of these …

Snakeheads: An Overview and What’s Available on TF2YD

News item | 26 October 2019

Oddball fish are species which do not fall into the more common categories of shoaling or community fish. Most oddballs have quite unique features and qualities. Some may be safe to keep in a more …

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