Category Archive: species

May 29

Kribensis

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 …

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Mar 25

Goodeid Fish

(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 …

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Mar 21

Clownfish

Getting to Know the Clownfish A lot of you might already be familiar with the clownfish, especially because of Disney’s Finding Nemo cartoon. These little fish are in high-demand all around the world as they make for colorful additions to any marine aquarium. If you’re someone who wants to know more about the clownfish or …

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Mar 03

weedy sea dragons

The Subtle Beauty of the Weedy Sea Dragon The Weedy Sea Dragon is well-known for its majestic appearance and the ability to gently move through the water. You can easily lose sight of it when it decides to hide in its surroundings. This sea creature’s tricky nature adds to its overall appeal. The Weedy Sea …

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Aug 24

Giant Betta

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 …

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Dec 05

Fancy guppy, platy, molly and swordtail pedigree types

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. …

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Sep 22

How to buy livebearers

Where and how to buy livebearers Here are the main sources of livebearers You can of course go to one of the large pet chain stores where you will be able to buy some off the shelf guppies, platies or mollies and sometimes swordtails. However don’t expect any fancy variety or high pedigree fish. If …

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Sep 15

Livebearers – essential facts

Introduction to livebearers (Livebearers – the essential facts that you should know) 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 version of the adult. There is also something for the advanced fish keeper. There are other …

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Mar 19

A guide to keeping and breeding fancy goldfish

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 …

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Feb 09

Catfish, loaches and other bottom feeders

Caring for catfish, loaches and other bottom-feeders While bottom-feeding fish like catfish can be some of the most fascinating specimens in a tank, they often go underappreciated by the aquarium community in favour of more standard species. This is a shame because catfish and other bottom-feeding fish offer very real benefits for their owners. Benefits …

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