Dwarf Rasbora:  Add Shimmer and Color to Your Small Aquariums

The Dwarf Rasbora, also known as boraras maculatus, is a wonderfully colorful, small schooling fish that does very well in smaller aquariums. In the past two years, fish keeping has become very...

Why You Should Have Uaru Cichlid in Your Aquarium

The Uaru, also known as uaru amphiacanthoides, is an uncommon South American cichlid known for its distinctive triangular body shape. They are not as brilliantly colorful or marked as other cichlids such...

Thorichthys Pasionis, the Rarest Little Cichlid in Your Aquarium

Thorichthys Pasionis, also known as the blackgullet cichlid, is one of the mystery cichlids from Central and South America. It is relatively rare, difficult to find, and can be expensive to purchase....

Bloodfin Tetra: Get Beautiful Amazonian Displays

The Bloodfin Tetra, also known as the red finned tetra, is one of the most popular tetra freshwater fish species. Like its cousins the Cardinal, Penguin, and Neon Tetra, the Bloodfin Tetra...

Spark Up Your Large Aquariums With Colorful Australian Rainbow Fish

The Australian rainbow fish is a common name for many closely related, very colorful species originally from Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. All in all, there are nearly 50 varieties. Fish...

Lemon Tetras Are the Species Every Fish Keeper Should Own

The Lemon Tetra, also known as Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis, has been a staple for tropical fish collectors since the early 1930s. Like its cousins the Cardinal, Penguin, and Neon Tetra, the Lemon Tetra...

Painted Glass Fish: The Problem With the Dyed Fish

Painted glass fish are a beautiful reminder of just how unscrupulous some fish wholesalers can be. If you have ever been to a large pet retailer, you have probably seen them; translucent...

Melanotaenia Maccullochi: A Dwarf Fish that Likes a Lot of Space

Melanotaenia maccullochi is one of the smaller rainbowfish species that is in demand for home aquariums. These brilliant, iridescent little freshwater fish with bright red fins are hardy creatures that tolerate various...

Loaches: A Long-lived Fish that Keeps your Tank Clean

Loaches are a fascinating fish breed that makes a stunning addition to your tropical freshwater aquarium. These active little fish are excellent scavengers that scurry around the bottom of the tank searching...

Ghost Shrimp: A Transparent Crustacean for all Aquarists

Ghost shrimp or Palaemonetes paludosus are tiny translucent enchanting creatures. They are also called glass shrimp and grass shrimp. They are delightful to watch and make the perfect addition to a tropical...

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