Category: breeding

Kribensis

kribensis-breeding-pair-guarding-nest

Kribensis : Everything you need to know Kribensis (Pelvicachromis pulcher) inhabits a range from Benin, into Nigeria and Cameroon, but mostly Nigeria.. It was first introduced into the hobby in the 1950s and immediately became a big hit with aquarists. In the wild kribensis breed in the side of river banks by digging away soil …

Continue reading »

Goodeid Fish

male xenotoca eiseni

(A different kind of livebearer) What Are Goodied Fish? The Goodeidae family is an interesting group of fish. Sadly, some of the subspecies are becoming rarer and rarer in the wild and are even thought to be near extinction. The range of their natural habitat is represented by the shallow waters in central Mexico, and …

Continue reading »

Giant Betta

giant-betta-anabatoides

Care and breeding of the giant betta. The giant betta (Betta Anabatoides) comes from Borneo in Indonesia. It is the largest know Betta species with males growing up 10 or 12 cm. Males have larger heads and longer pelvic fins than the females. There is a light patch on the front of the anal fin …

Continue reading »

Fancy guppy, platy, molly and swordtail pedigree types

fancy guppy delta tailed guppy

Fancy guppies, platies, mollies and swordtails All the four popular livebearers available in your local shop are pedigree varieties or cross breeds. You will not find wild type (fish found in the wild or resemble fish from the wild) livebearers for sale. These fancy livebearer fish have been developed over many years of selective breeding. …

Continue reading »

Livebearers – essential facts

Lovely delta tailed golden guppy male

Introduction to livebearers (Livebearers – the essential facts that you should know) More about buying livebearers here More about breeding livebearers here More about keeping healthy livebearers here Although a beginner’s fish livebearers have a fascination breeding behaviour and birthing method. The females give birth to live young. Baby fish that are the exact miniature …

Continue reading »

How fish behave in the wild

Watching a large shoal of cardinal tetras is an enchanting experience

Fish Behaviour in the wild Fish’s behaviour is affected by the rythms of nature. Fish recognise dawn and dusk and behave appropriately. Fish also recognise the seasons and will mate at the correct time of year that is best suited for the hatching and growth of their young. Fish will go into hibernation at the …

Continue reading »

Suggestion list of compatible fish groups for your aquarium

fish tank set up

How to set up your tank fish from top to bottom To increase the chances of your fish being compatible you need to consider the fishes’ territory. Fish swim in different zones of the aquarium. Some swim near the surface. Some swim midwater. And yet others stay near the floor of the aquarium. Generally fish …

Continue reading »

How to show your fish at fish shows

China fish show

About fish shows You’ve learned to keep your fish from dying. You have managed to breed your fish. Now what? Entering your fish into a local fish show is a great next step in taking your fishkeeping hobby to the next level. With experience you can win trophies, ribbons or prizes such as aquarium equipment …

Continue reading »

A guide to keeping and breeding fancy goldfish

Champion grade veiltail goldfish with the ryukin back

A guide to keeping and breeding fancy goldfish Goldfish are one of the perennial favorites of the aquarium trade. It is difficult to imagine a fish more evidently associated with fish keeping than the goldfish. While everyone is familiar with the traditional appearance of the common goldfish, the various varieties known as fancy goldfish offer …

Continue reading »

Selective breeding and wild caught fish

Wild caught Malawi fish - demasoni showing wild colours

A guide to selective breeding and wild-caught fish Breeding pedigree livebearers Breeding fancy goldfish While you may have already enjoyed some success breeding some species of fish, there is an additional level of skill necessary to ensure that the specimens you breed are of the highest quality. In order to maximise the health of your …

Continue reading »

Load more