Freshwater Fish

Yellow Lab Cichlid

Cichlid Fish: Ultimate Guide to Types of Cichlids

Cichlids are very popular in aquariums, and many fish keepers will keep cichlids at least once. Considering how interesting and diverse cichlids are, this is quite understandable. Most fish keepers would probably be able to name a few common cichlids, such as Oscar fish, Flowerhorns, and Frontosa Cichlids. However, many people do not know that …

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Elephant Nose Fish (Gnathonemus petersii)

Elephant Nose Fish (Gnathonemus petersii): Ultimate Care Guide

Elephant Nose Fish are not considered an easy fish to care for due to how sensitive they are to changes in their water parameters. It is recommended that you establish a regular cleaning routine as well as regular water changes and water parameter checks. If changes in their water parameters are not detected early, Elephant Nose Fish will quickly become ill. It is also important that you quarantine any new additions for at least 2 weeks before adding them into your home aquarium with your Elephant Nose Fish so that you do not risk spreading any contagious diseases into their aquarium.

Australian Rainbow Fish (Melanotaenia fluviatilis)

Australian Rainbow Fish (Melanotaenia fluviatilis): Ultimate Care Guide

Australian rainbow fish, Melanotaenia fluviatilis, is another fantastic choice to have included in your aquarium.  This lovely freshwater fish is both lively and colorful and a very popular choice amongst both beginner and experienced hobbyists.  The Australian rainbow fish comes in many different colors and styles, which is one of the many reasons why the …

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Red Belly Piranha (Pygocentrus Nattereri)

Red Belly Piranha (Pygocentrus Nattereri): The Ultimate Care Guide

Red Belly Piranhas can be identified by their grayish green bodies, with bright reddish orange bellies. They have lots of small black dots on their bodies, and have shorter dull colored fins that are powerful enough to help them get around quickly. They have small eyes located very close to their mouths. Their most distinguishing and also most recognisable characteristic of the Red Belly Piranha is their mouth that is full of sharp teeth.

South American Cichlid

South American Cichlid Species List (Top 12)

What are South American Cichlids? South American Cichlids are a diverse grouping of Cichlid fish originating from Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, and the surrounding areas within South America. The Amazon River is the largest system among the numerous bodies of water. In fact, it constitutes one-fifth of the total flowing freshwater of the world. Naturally, …

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