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CotMThis month's featured species is Callichthys callichthys. Are you looking for in-depth on a particular species? Then check out the vast CotM Archives.

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Breeding Ancistrus sp. `Rio Tocantins` by Yann Fulliquet. More breeding successes like that documented herein may see this attractive and prolific species establish itself as a popular aquarium catfish.

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