Redtail catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus)

The redtail catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus) got its name due to its bright orange tail fin. This is a good looking, but very large and predatory catfish, that yet is being kept in tanks. It can be seen on sale quite often as well.

The redtail catfish grows very large even in small tanks. You’ll need a very roomy tank to keep this fish. It’s a predator, therefore everything it can swallow will be eaten and it can eat quite a lot.

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Elephantnose fish (Gnathonemus petersii)

Elephantnose fish or Peters’ elephant-nose fish (Gnathonemus petersii) is a freshwater fish species of Mormyridae family. The fish got its specific name in honor of German zoologist Wilhelm Peters (1815—1883).

It looks quite unusual due to construction of its mouth that is a trunk-like and resembles elephant’s nose. This fish species requires special tank conditions and therefore it’s not recommended for beginner aquarists.

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Red terror cichlid (Cichlasoma festae)

Red terror cichlid or harlequin cichlid (Cichlasoma festae) is a bright, large and territory dependent fish of Cichlidae family. Often the fish is kept in species tanks due to its temper.

This fish is moderately difficult in terms of keeping. But this is one of the best fishes for those who want to have extremely clever, large, bright and aggressive fish in a tank.

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