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Mexican dwarft lobster – Aquascape
mexican dwarft lobster – Aquascape
Temperature Range: 70 – 80 F.
Habitat: Freshwater and terrestrial
Life Span: 2-3 years
Species: Geosesarma aristocratensisSize: up to 1”
Vampire Crab History
Vampire crabs originate from Southeast Asia, and they are mostly terrestrial, living in forests and near rivers. They are relatively new to hobby aquariums, having only been around a few years. . Vampire crabs are also called carnival crabs and panther crabs. They are a very unusual looking crab and make a great addition to an aquarium. They are about an inch wide, and with legs spread, they are a total of about 2 ½.” Their legs and carapace are blue or reddish and their fronts are a slight purple in color, as are their pincers. Some vampire crabs have lighter colored spots on their back ends. Most have bright orange eyes, but some vampire crabs have red eyes. The females have a wider abdomen than males have.
Red Phantom Tetra
Hyphessobrycon sweglesi is a species of tetra that live in the Orinoco River drainage basin in South America. The fish has a round black spot behind the gill-plate, a black band on the dorsal fin that is bordered above and below by creamy-white. The other fins are red same as the upper rim of the eye. The fish eats worms, small insects, and crustaceans. The species can lay up to 400 eggs that can hatch in a day and that are susceptible to fungus. The species’ appearance is very similar to Hyphessobrycon megalopterus (Serpae tetra). The species’ scientific name used to be Megalamphodus sweglisi and the species’ common name isred phantom tetra.
Golden Black Gold Fish
The black ghost knifefish, Apteronotus albifrons, is a tropical fish belonging to the ghost knifefish family (Apteronotidae). They originate in South America in the Amazon Basin in Peru and from Venezuela through Paraguay in the Paraná River. They are becoming popular in aquaria. The fish is all black except for two white rings on its tail, and a white blaze on its nose, which can occasionally extend into a stripe down its back. It moves mainly by undulating a long fin on its underside. It will grow to a maximum length of 20 inches (50 centimeters). It does not have scales.