African Knifefish, Xenomystes nigri – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       Family: Notopteridae Species: Xenomystus nigri Common Name: African Knifefish Size: Up to 12 inches (30cm) Min Tank Size: 55 gallon. Habitat: Africa: Widely distributed in the Nile, Chad, Niger, Ogowe and Congo river basins. Diet: Carnivore, Live foods, such as small fish,...

Halfbeak fish, Dermogenys pusilla Profile – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

    Dermogenys pusilla   Overview: Some say this is a nervous fish others that it is a good community fish. They tend to stay near the surface and can jump out of the aquarium if...

Black Ghost Knife Fish, Apteronotus albifrons Profile – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

          Apteronotus albifrons   Overview: One of the most stunning and odd looking fish we can keep. The black ghost is sure to create a conversation. If you can meet its needs they can live...

Neon Green Kubotai,Microdevario (Microrasbora) kubotai – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile         Family: CYPRINIDAE Species: Microdevario (Microrasbora) kubotai Common Name: Neon Green Kubotai. Size: Typically 3/4” (1.9cm) Habitat: ASIA: Sporadically distributed in Thailand. Min Tank Size: 5 gallons for a school. Diet: Omnivorous, flake, Frozen, and live food sized to fit the fish. Behavior: Peaceful and...

Homaloptera zollingeri,the Black lizard loach, Lizard fish – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       Family: Balitoridae Species: Homaloptera zollingeri Common Name: Black lizard loach, Lizard fish Size: Up to 4 inches (10cm). Habitat: Southeast Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya river basins, Malay Peninsula and Indonesia. Min Tank Size: 30 gallon. Diet: Omnivorous, Brine Shrimp, Algae and...

Care sheet and information on Cichla Temensis – Peacock Bass

      Photo courtesy of Aqualand pets plus  Are you a fan of BIG fish? Got a BIG tank to put 'em in? Well how about the Peacock Bass. Since captive adults can easily exceed...

Siamese Fighting Fish or Betta splendens – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       Family: Osphronemidae Species: Betta splendens Common Name: Betta, Siamese Fighting Fish. Size: Up to 2½ inches (6.5 cm) Habitat: SOUTH ASIA: Sluggish waters in Thailand. Min Tank Size: 5 gallon for a single specimen. Note: Bettas are sold in small cups at...

Green Face Peacock,Aulonocara saulosi – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       Family: CICHLIDAE Species: Aulonocara saulosi Common Name: Green Face Peacock Size: 3.5" to 4.3"(9 -11cm ) Habitat: AFRICA: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs in the eastern shore south of Mozambique border near Masinje. Min Tank Size: 55 gallon or larger. Diet: Carnivore,...

The Barbs, Danios and Rasboras

Quick Care Sheets Detailed profiles   Overview: They are in the largest order of fresh-water fish, with over 2000 species. The Barbs and Danios are popular schooling fish for the community aquarium. Most come from...

Horabagrus brachysoma the Sun catfish Profile – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

This profile was written by Chris an active contributor to the site.             Horabagrus brachysoma   Overview: The Sun catfish is considered very hardy and adaptable due to their wide range of suitable water conditions, such...
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