Dojo loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus)

Dojo loach or pond loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) is a fish of family Cobitidae, that has been successfully kept in aquaria for many years. Aquarists like the fish for its extraordinary unpretentiousness, peaceful temper and interesting behavior.

The fish has several names – pond loach, oriental/Japanese weather loach. And if everything is clear about the pond loach name, why is it called weather loach?

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Banjo catfish (Bunocephalus coracoideus)

Banjo catfish (Bunocephalus coracoideus) is very seldom encountered in home aquaria. However, it looks very unusual and it will definitely gain popularity in future.

In North America the fish is usually called Banjo catfish due to its similarity with a musical instrument banjo, while in Latin America – this is a Guitarrita catfish, which implies that the fish body shape resembles a guitar.

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Redtail catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus)

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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