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Guppy Fish (Poecilia reticulata): Physical Description, Housing and Feeding Behavior

The guppy (Poecilia reticulata) is a beautiful and popular aquarium fish. It belongs to the family Poeciliidae under order Cyprinodontiformes of class Actinopterygii. It is native to Northeast South America, but now it is found all over the world. It prefers to live in smaller streams and pools. Systematic Position Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Cyprinodontiformes Family: […]

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Sixspine Butterfly Fish: Parachaetodon ocellatus

Sixspine butterfly fish is a very attractive fish which is also known as Ocellated Coralfish, Eye-spot Butterflyfish, Six-spined Butterfly-fish or Six-spined Coralfish. It has compressed, sub-rhomboidal body with prominent snout. Anterior portions of soft dorsal and anal fins are the highest. Lateral line ceases the opposite of the posterior fourth of the dorsal fin. Systematic Position […]

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