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Welcome to the tropical fish finder news service. We aim to be the complete resource for anyone that is keen on fish keeping, and in this section we will give you the latest news from the world of fish keeping as well as any future developments we are planning.

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Latest import news at Wildwoods

News item | 21 June 2018

Wildwoods have just taken delivery of three new species of fish which we have not seen on TFF before. They are listed below and will all be available to buy on Wildwoods TF2YD store shortly. Ancistrus sp. Black Eyed Yellow Bristlenose Gymnotus …

New livestock lists at The Aquatic Design Centre

News item | 14 June 2018

New stock is constantly arriving at The Aquatic Design Centre based in Balham, London. Links to the latest exciting fish that you can now buy are listed below. Freshwater Fish, Shrimps and other Invertebrates :- here. Marine Fish and Invertebrates : here. Aquatic Plants …

Rare and unusual tetras from South America

News item | 10 June 2018

The range of tetras exported from South America has been steadily increasing over the years. In this article we’ll be looking at some of the less familiar tetras currently imported. While most are eminently suitable for the community tank, some …

Community Catfish and Loaches at The WaterZoo

News item | 28 May 2018

The WaterZoo in Peterborough is regularly included amongst the best aquarium shops in the country. It's not just the generous selection of livestock on sale that's secured that reputation, but the helpful and well trained staff as well, so that …

Aquatic themed garden at the Chelsea Flower show wins Gold.

News item | 28 May 2018

A garden at the Chelsea Flower Show which has an aquatic theme has won a Gold medal this week. The garden included a series of very large cylindrical aquariums which were installed by the Aquatic Design Centre. We have replicated …

Latest imports at Wildwoods

News item | 18 May 2018

Wildwoods based in Enfield, Middlesex have loaded three new species onto their stock list today which we have not see on TFF before. Geophagus sveni Cochliodon basilisko – Red Bruno Plec Myloplus torquatu To visit Wildwoods TF2YD shop where you can order fish for …

Distichodus, Congo Tetras and other African Characins

News item | 13 May 2018

Although aquarists usually associate characins with South America, the geographical range of the order Characiformes is much wider than that, including Central America and Africa as well. Central American characins are not routinely traded -- the blind cave-dwelling form of …

More export restrictions in Brazil

News item | 03 May 2018

We understand that several species of L Number catfish are due to be banned from export in Brazil in the very near future. These include as follows:- L14 L31 L48 L133 L134 L253 L264 The authorities in Brazil will no doubt argue the fact that over collection is …

Rare loach alert : Micronemacheilus cruciatus now available at Wildwoods

News item | 23 April 2018

Commonly known as Vietnamese Hovering Loaches, Micronemacheilus cruciatus has not been seen in shops for a good two years, but Wildwoods based in Enfield, Middlesex have managed to obtain a few fish which are now available. Demand is likely to …

Nandopsis available at Wholesale Tropicals

News item | 18 April 2018

Among the huge number of fish currently available at Wholesale Tropicals in London are Nandopsis Beani and Nandopsis tetracanthus. Nandopsis beani are not the easiest fish to keep due to the fact that they are an aggressive, and territorial species …

South American dwarf cichlids

News item | 13 April 2018

South America is home to a vast array of tropical fishes. Many of these fishes have become immensely popular within the aquatics industry such as the Neon Tetra or Red Bellied Piranha. One group of fish that have become particularly …

African river and lake themed tank ideas

News item | 08 April 2018

Tanks based around an African river or lake theme have always been popular with aquarists after something more authentic than a traditional community tank. There are, of course, the Rift Valley cichlids and catfish of Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika, and …

Rare Livebearers

News item | 30 March 2018

Livebearers are enduringly popular with aquarists, generally being small, lively fish that are easy to keep and breed. With a few exceptions, they are good community fish, and several species have become hobby staples, notably the farmed fancy Guppies, Mollies, …

Biotope Aquaria

News item | 16 March 2018

The idea of a biotope aquarium is to try and recreate specific places and environments in as authentic a way as possible. You may want to do this simply for the challenge, but often the fish species being kept need …

Rare Congo Tetras at Wildwoods

News item | 12 March 2018

Wildwoods currentlly have what is likely to be the best range of Congo Tetras available in the country at the moment, several of which are rare species. To give you a full view of the fish they have available Wildwoods …

Living Fossils

News item | 09 March 2018

Aquarists with an interest in ancient life are well served by the hobby, with some very archaic types of fish are readily available and in some cases easy to keep. Bichirs are the best examples, coming in a range of …

RARE LIVEBEARERS CURRENTLY IN STOCK AT ABACUS AQUATICS.....

News item | 06 March 2018

Abacus Aquatics has gained a great reputation for the variety and number of rare fish they often have in stock. Whilst they normally have in stock many catfish rarities, they also usually have in stock many rare fish from other …

The Nitrogen Cycle

News item | 02 March 2018

Successful fishkeeping is all about managing the nitrogen cycle; get that right, and everything else will fall into place. The vast majority of premature fish deaths are caused by faulty management of the nitrogen cycle. Besides being toxic in themselves, …

Latest arrivals at The Aquatic Design Centre

News item | 23 February 2018

The Aquatic Design Centre based in Balham, London have receievd a new shipment of fish this week, the details of which can be found via this here. The shop always has a large range of species in stock and …

Squeakers and Synos: hardy African catfish

News item | 18 February 2018

The family Mochokidae is one of the smaller catfish families, but it is very well known among aquarists thanks to the diverse and adaptable genus Synodontis. These catfish come from a wide range of habitats, from fast-flowing mountain streams through …

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