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Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast
90. Blackwater Aquariums: Turning a Fringe Habitat into a Mainstream Hobby

What exactly is a blackwater aquarium? In this episode of the podcast, the Water Colors team do their best to demystify what exactly makes an aquarium “blackwater” and how to do it at home.

Betta brownorum is not named for its color. It is named after Barbara and Allan Brown, who first collected the species.

Fishes Mentioned in this Episode:
Apistogramma spp.
– Cardinal tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi)
– Licorice gourami (Parosphromenus spp.)
– Tucano tetra (Tucanoichthys tucano)
Betta rutilans
Betta coccina
– Chili rasbora (Boraras brigittae)
– Neon tetra (Paracheirodon innesi)
– Rummynose tetra (Hemigrammus rhodostomus)
Betta macrostoma
– Discus (Symphysodon spp.)
Betta brownorum
Nanochromis splendens
Nanochromis transvestitus
– Noble gourami (Ctenops nobilis)
– Chocolate gourami (Sphaerichthys spp.)
Pelvicachromis kribensis “Lobe”
Pelvicachromis kribensis “Moliwe”

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