I hope you find Badman’s Tropical Fish useful and entertaining. It has many sections on the care and upkeep of most of the tropical fish we keep today. I also have tried to make it as interactive as possible. Here you find various polls and forms to add your knowledge to the site. As such it will always be fresh and there is always something new. Spend some time and explore! All questions should be posted on the site’s forum
Answers from the informal poll on this page for your favorite species, it has been running since 1997.
Tropical fish puzzles
Try your hands at one of the many fun and challenging puzzles. Brian & Frankie, the latest elite puzzler says “Yes – that really was tricky. Someone mentioned playing with the dark background – look at the screen from different angles. Now better do some work!!” Can you do them?
Latest forum topics
These sections will give a brief definition of the most common fish families along with a general description of the tank requirements needed to maintain them.
More specific and detailed information, ranging from an individual fish species to water requirements. This area goes deeper into the hobby and should provide a great research tool.
A full featured online aquarium maintenance program. You can add your tanks, schedule maintenance, add fish and all other aspects of aquarium care. This is the only online Program of its kind. Check it out!
Over two hundred detailed descriptions of a single tropical fish specimen covering all aspects of its care. Reader submitted comments.
The Indian Glass Fish
This section contains a large species photo gallery divided into the various families with the scientific and common names. The Photo Gallery area lets you upload your aquarium photos for all to enjoy. Searchable.
Every few months or so I will add a picture of a mystery fish here. Some will be hard and others easy to identify. The fish can be either freshwater or salt. Test your knowledge today.
The photo gallery area lets you create your own personal albums and upload your aquarium and tropical fish photos for all to enjoy.
Cichlid of the Month
An article on a specifiic cichlid, Started by Dan. The articles are about a cichlid that he had personally worked with. He had breed Central and South American cichlids as well as some West African cichlids for over 30 years. If you would like to add one please contact me.
Thinking of getting started in this great hobby? Need some questions answered, what will be involved? These sections will give you all the information you need Before you run out and spend your hard earned money.
From the standard community setup to the species aquarium this area will outline the different choices available. Each section will tell you what you need to know and any specialized requirements you may need meet. With the wealth of species available today it is easy to branch out and try your hand at the many different biotopes.
Specific distribution ranges, with maps and statistic charts for some of the most commonly kept tropical fish.
Want to read an amusing or interesting story related to our hobby? Check them out here or submit your own!
From time to time I receive a request to help in identifying a fish. I will post them here for all to help out.
Need Some Help
Problems are inevitable and sometimes you just need a little help. Here you will find answers to some of the more common issues and the sites message forum where you can pick the brains of fellow hobbyist.
An aquatic message forum. Leave your questions or post answers here for other readers to respond to. Need quick help? This is where to go!
A listing of common medications with symptoms and the different specific products used to treat them.
Thousands of questions and answers about all aspects of the hobby. A great place for research or help. Searchable!