Synodontis Catfish, a guide to their care and upkeep

Quick Care Sheets Detailed profiles   Overview: The Mochokidae are a family of catfishes (order Siluriformes) that are known as the squeakers and upside-down catfish. There are 10 genera and about 188 species of mochokids...

Crayfish care in the home aquarium

Crayfish are fascinating and beautiful creatures to house in the home aquarium. There are over 150 different species of freshwater crayfish which range in color from brown to red to yellow...

Farlowella twig catfish, Farlowella acus Profile – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

        Farlowella acus (SP)   Overview: One of the oddest looking fish we see available today the Farlowella tries to mimic its surroundings by blending in with the twigs and plants it rests on. There...

Baryancistrus sp., L177, L081, L018/85 the Gold nugget pleco – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

This profile was written by Claire an active contributor to the site.           Baryancistrus sp., L081   Overview: A very shy, nocturnal but beautiful pleco. If you are looking for an active bottom to your tank...

Colombian Shark Profile, Sciades seemanni (Arius seemani) – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

        Photo courtesy of Aquascape fish imports   Sciades seemanni (Arius seemani)   Overview: Not one of the best choices in aquarium fish the Columbian shark is becoming more common in the trade. Freshwater when young and Brackish...

Pseudomugil gertrudae, the Spotted Blue-eye – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

This profile was written by Bunny an active contributor to the site.               Pseudomugil gertrudae     Overview: The Axelrodi Rainbow is a peaceful schooling fish who enjoys some sunlight! Quick stats: Listed tank sizes are the minimum Size: 1.5 inches...

Ambystoma mexicanum, the Ajolote, Axolotl, Mexican Salamander, Mexican Walking Fish, Mudpuppy, Water Dragon –...

This profile was written by Bunny an active contributor to the site.         Ambystoma mexicanum   Overview: Beautiful, unusual, and rare, the Mexican salamander's name in native Aztec translates to “water sprite, water monstrosity, water twin...

Pink tailed chalceus, Chalceus macrolepidotus Fish Profile – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

          Chalceus macrolepidotus   Overview: Very active and is always moving, the Pink Tail chalceus is a large predator and should be kept with other large fish. In their home waters they have been seen...

Knight goby, Stigmatogobius sadanunidio Profile – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

        Stigmatogobius sadanunidio   Overview: Seen more and more at the local shops the Knight goby can be an attractive addition to your aquarium. Quick stats: Listed tank sizes are the minimum Size: Up to 3" (8cm) Total Length Tank: 20+...

Red Striped Eartheater, Geophagus Surinamensis Profile – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

This profile was written by Tracey, a Senior Member on the  World Cichlids Online   web site. This is a great resource and you should check it out.         Geophagus Surinamensis   Overview: It's an eartheater. A sifter...
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