Freshwater Fish

Nile Perch Care: Tank Setup, Food, Behavior & More

Nile Perch are hearty freshwater fish, but keep in mind when purchasing a tank for larger species of fish, you’re buying for long-term care, and so should plan for the largest community you want. A 90-gallon tank is recommended for keeping a perch, as they are large, active, and can grow to fit their surroundings. A larger starter tank will allow you to keep more fish, as well as keep your maintenance time down. The tank will need a heater to maintain temperatures between 75-77 degrees Fahrenheit. They are native to Africa and prefer warm waters.

Badis Badis Care: The Dwarf Chameleon Fish

Badis Badis is a small predatory fish that feeds on a variety of tiny invertebrates such as worms and insect larvae. The coloration of these fish can intend entirely on the mood of the fish – when comfortable, it can be extremely rich and vibrantly colored. They hold a lot of value for some people as not only are they strong aquatic pets to have, but they make brilliant breeding partners due to their immense colorization abilities.

Swai Fish

The Swai  Fish, or Iridescent Shark, is a fish that is typically farmed in Asia.  However, it seems to create a bit of controversy in what contexts it appears.  Whether to be kept in an aquarium or eaten at the dinner table, the Swai Fish has opposing viewpoints. The Iridescent Shark is not really a …

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Cuban Gar

Common Name Cuban Gar Scientific Name Atractosteus tristoechus Origin Cuba Temperature Range 64-73°F pH Range 5.5-8 Adult Size 100-200cm Diet Live Food Cuban Gar Facts Cuban Gar Species Overview The Cuban Gar is an interesting specimen. As a pet, it’s equivalent to buying a prehistoric beast. It remains one of the most primitive specimens still …

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Guppy Fish, Poecilia Reticulata

Guppy Fish Care: Food, Tank, Lifespan, Breeding, & Fry Care

Guppies are one of the most popular fish in the aquarium hobby. They are colorful little fish that are always actively swimming throughout the tank. They are also known for their ease of breeding. In fact, a female guppy can give birth to a batch of 100 or more baby guppies every month. The ease of breeding attracts many beginner fishkeepers, but the art of breeding and developing various strains of guppy makes them attractive for advanced fishkeepers as well.

Koi Fish (Scientific Name: Cyprinus rubrofuscus)

Koi Fish Care: Guide to Keeping Nishikigoi

Koi is a cold-water fish and originate in Central Europe and East Asia. They are hardy and highly adaptable. Likewise, the domesticated Nishikigoi can be acclimated to various climates and water conditions. Koi fish and Goldfish have the same ancestor, the carp. They have similarities with some varieties of Goldfish such as the Common Goldfish and Comet Goldfish. They can have similar body shape and color. This makes it difficult to tell the difference between the two as juvenile or fry. One obvious feature that distinguishes the Goldfish and Koi fish is the presence of prominent barbels on the lips.