Motoro stingray

Motoro stingray or ocellate river stingray (Lat. Potamotrygon motoro) is one of the most famous and popular freshwater rays.

We should mention that despite the motoro stingray popularity in aquarium husbandry, there is still no quite precise classification of this family representatives.

From time to time, some new kinds are discovered, which were not described before.

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Snakeheads

The snakeheads (Channidae) are members of freshwater ray-finned fishes family from an Anabantiforme order. The fish got its name due to the similarity of its scales and head shape with a snake one.

There are two genuses known, which exist nowadays, and one extinct genus. The species are encountered in equatorial Africa (Parachanna genus) and South, South-East, East Asia (Channa genus); some kinds of Channa genus were introduced into North America.

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Clown knifefish (Chitala ornata)

Clown knifefish or clown featherback (Chitala ornata) is a large fish with an unusual body shape. The fish is kept in home aquaria due to its uncommon appearance. However, keeping this fish has some peculiarities about which you will find out from our article.

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Giant gourami (Osphronemus goramy)

The Osphronemus goramy is the largest fish from all gourami species that are kept in tanks. In the wild it can grow up to 60 cm long and even larger according to some data. In a tank giant gourami grows a bit smaller, about 40-45 cm (18 in), but still it is a very large fish.

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