Orangefin Barb, Orange-fin Barb, Barbus eutaenia Profile – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

This profile was written by Bunny an active contributor to the site.     Photo from Fishbase by Teugels, Guy Barbus eutaenia   Overview: While Barbus eutaenia isn't scarce or threatened in nature, it's availability to hobbyists is rare. Quick...

Apistogramma Borellii: The Perfect Care Guide for Beginners

Apistogramma borellii is regarded by aquarists as a delightful cichlid species to raise. Its vibrant colors quickly take your tank from drab to gorgeous. They are hardy and commonly found in...

Golden Tetra, Hemigrammus rodwayi – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile         Family: CHARACIDAE Species: Hemigrammus rodwayi Common Name: Golden Tetra Size: Up to 2.0 inches (5.3cm) Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Rivers of Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Amazon River basin where it is particularly abundant in coastal creeks and floodplains. Min...

Silver Hatchet Fish, Gasteropelecus sternicla Profile – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

          Gasteropelecus sternicla   Overview: Just like the Marbled hatchet no other fish has quite the same look. Sometimes racing around the aquarium and other times remaining motionless but Always hanging around the surface, they...

Sunshine Peacock: The Aquarium Hobbyist’s Ray of Sunshine

The Sunshine Peacock stood out as one of the most popular African cichlids. If you are new to the aquarium hobby and want to hop into the cichlid game, this species...

Butterfly Goodeid, Ameca splendens – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       Female   Male   Family: Goodeidae Species: Ameca splendens Common Name: Butterfly Goodeid Size: Males up to 3¼ in (8 cm) females larger. Habitat: North America: Streams and rivers in the central highlands of Mexico. Min Tank Size: 20 gallon. Diet: Omnivorous eats live, flake,...

Panaqolus albomaculatus, LDA031, Mustard Spot Pleco, Orange Spot Pleco – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile         Family: L oricariidae Species: Panaqolus albomaculatus ( Panaque albomaculatus ) Common Name: LDA031, Mustard Spot Pleco, Orange Spot Pleco Size: Adult Male: 4.88 inches (12.4 cm) Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Upper Amazon, headwaters of Napo, Maranon, and Ucayali rivers. Ecuador (Rio...

Blue Danio,Brachydanio kerri,Danio kerri – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile         Family: CYPRINIDAE Species: Brachydanio kerri Common Name: Blue Danio, Turquoise Danio Size: Up to 2 inches (5cm) Habitat: SOUTH ASIA; streams on islands in the Bay of Bengal off the west coast of Thailand. Min Tank Size: At least 20...

Mountain swordatail, Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl – Care & Stats

Detailed species profile       Male   Family: Poeciliidae Species: Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl Common Name: Mountain swordatail, Nezzy Swordtail. Size: Up to 2 inches (5.0cm) Females larger than males. Habitat: Central America: Rio Tamasi drainage in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Min Tank Size: 20" ten gallon (37.9 Litre). Diet: Omnivorous, not...

Apistogramma eunotus, the Blue Cheek Dwarf Cichlid – Care, Maintenance & Breeding

This profile was written by Bunny an active contributor to the site.         Apistogramma eunotus   Overview: While Blue Cheek Dwarf Cichlids require fish-keepers with experience, the investment of time and attention is returned in spades....

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