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Abyssinian

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 12 to 15 years
The Abyssinian originated in Egypt several centuries ago. It was first brought to America sometime in the nineteenth century, according to many cat experts...[Read More]

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American Shorthair

Type: Cat
Size: Large
Lifespan: 15 to 20 years
The American Shorthair cat has a large, trim, lithe body that was developed for hunting and other activities to help American settlers when they came to th...[Read More]

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Angelfish

Type: Fish
Size: 3 to 6 in
Lifespan: 5 to 15 years
Angelfish, scientifically known as Pterophyllum, are a member of the Cichlid family, though by appearance, they are different from many others in the famil...[Read More]

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Bengal

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 12 to 16 years
The Bengal is a domestic breed of cat that has a very distinctive coat that resembles the coats of larger cats found in the wild, such as the leopard and t...[Read More]

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Blenny

Type: Fish
Size: 1 to 5
Lifespan: 2 to 6 years
Blennies (blenniidae) are bottom dwellers that come in so many variations that there is undoubtedly one out there that can meet your tanks needs. Most are ...[Read More]

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British Shorthair

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 15 to 20 years
The British Shorthair originated in Britain and has become the most popular cat in the UK to date, even surpassing the Persian, which held this distinction...[Read More]

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Doberman Pinscher

Type: Dog
Size: Large
Lifespan: 11 to 13 years
The Doberman Pinscher, commonly called "Doberman" is a large breed of dog that was first bred in Germany in the late 19th century. The Doberman as we know ...[Read More]

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Exotic Shorthair

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 12 to 14 years
The Exotic Shorthair breed of cat is a variation of the Persian cat, which hails from Persia. As a result, this cat shares many of the same characteristics...[Read More]

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Fancy Goldfish

Type: Fish
Size: 2 to 8
Lifespan: 8 to 12 years
The beautiful and graceful fancy goldfish include many different sub-breeds of fish. These sub-breeds include all different colors and patterns including o...[Read More]

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Gourami

Type: Fish
Size: 2 to 8 in
Lifespan: 3 to 5 years
This varies between subspecies and that variation can be extremely widespread. The typical gourami a hobbyist will put in an aquarium is a dwarf gourami si...[Read More]

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Great Dane

Type: Dog
Size: Large
Lifespan: 7 to 9 years
The Great Dane hails from Germany and is a very large breed of dog. This dog is also known as a German Mastiff in many circles, but is also affectionately ...[Read More]

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Labrador Retriever

Type: Dog
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 12 to 14 years
Since 1991, the Labrador Retriever has been listed by the American Kennel Club as the most popular breed of dog in the United States and several other coun...[Read More]

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Maine Coon

Type: Cat
Size: Large
Lifespan: 12 to 16 years
The Maine Coon cat hails from the United States, and is recognized as the oldest breed of domestic cat. The Maine Coon is known for its very large size, hu...[Read More]

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Mantis Shrimp

Type: Fish
Size: 2 to 14 in
Lifespan: 5 to 7 years
Mantis shrimp as a type of marine animal actual encompass several different species, hence the large variation in size. These are marine invertebrates that...[Read More]

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Norwegian Forest Cat

Type: Cat
Size: Large
Lifespan: 13 to 16 years
The Norwegian Forest Cat hails from Europe and has been around since about 1000 AD. This is a long-haired cat and is similar to the Maine Coon breed with l...[Read More]

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Oriental Shorthair

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 10 to 15 years
The Oriental Shorthair is a domestic breed of cat that is derived from the Siamese cat and shares a lot of the same characteristics. The Oriental Shorthair...[Read More]

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Oscar

Type: Fish
Size: 5 to 18 in
Lifespan: 10 to 15 years
Oscars of all colors and patterns are from the same species Astronotus Ocellatus. They are part of the larger Cichlid family and are available in a number ...[Read More]

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Pictus Catfish

Type: Fish
Size: 1 to 5 in
Lifespan: 4 to 8 years
The pimelodus pictu, better known as the pictus catfish is a freshwater catfish species commonly with a grey and black spotted body. These fish originated ...[Read More]

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Plecostomus

Type: Fish
Size: 4 to 24
Lifespan: 5 to 15 years
Also known as a "suckermouth", plecos are algae eaters and can do a very good job of keeping a tank reasonably clean of algae. You will want to make sure y...[Read More]

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Ragdoll

Type: Cat
Size: Large
Lifespan: 15 to 20 years
The Ragdoll is a large breed of cat with a long, fluffy coat. This cat is very docile and loving and got its name because it tends to go limp like a ragdol...[Read More]

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Rottweiler

Type: Dog
Size: Large
Lifespan: 10 to 12 years
The Rottweiler is a breed of working dog that originated in the ancient Roman Empire. Rottweilers were primarily used for herding livestock, and have a ten...[Read More]

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Russian Blue

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 12 to 16 years
The Russian Blue cat, as its name suggests, hails from Russia. The cat was brought to other areas of the world in the 1860s. The Russian Blue cat is highly...[Read More]

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Siamese

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 15 to 21 years
The Siamese breed of cat hails from Thailand and is estimated to have originated in the 14th century. The Siamese is the first recognized breed of Oriental...[Read More]

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Siberian Husky

Type: Dog
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 13 to 16 years
As its name implies, the Siberian Husky is a working dog that originated in Siberia. The Siberian Husky is descended from the "sled dog," one of the oldest...[Read More]

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Snowflake Moray Eel

Type: Fish
Size: 5 to 36 in
Lifespan: 2 to 6 years
Usually found in the Indo-Pacific region, the Snowflake eel, also known as the Clouded Moray can also be found from Baja, California down through Mexico as...[Read More]