The neon green rasbora (Microdevario kubotai), also known as kubotai rasbora, or green rasbora is a cyprinid native to southeast Asian rivers and streams with vivid, eccentric green and yellow colors. These striking little bright green fish may be challenging to find as most neon green rasboras on the market are wild-caught, making these little fish an attractive addition to any fishkeeper’s aquarium. Once stable and well-conditioned, these little fish are easy to take care of and stand out from the crowd in a well-set environment.
The Japanese Rice Fish (Oryzias Latipes) has been an aquarium fish for aquarists because of its small size, hardiness, and colorful appearance. Japanese Rice Fish are also known as Medaka, Ricefish, and Japanese Killifish.
Japanese Rice Fish is a very special fish since they are the first vertebrate to mate in orbit. In 1994, in space flight mission STS-65 IML-2, Japanese Rice Fish (Oryzias Latipes) were able to successfully mate and fertilize in space.
The Exclamation Point Rasbora (Boraras urophthalmoides), also known as the least rasbora or sparrow rasbora, is a type of Rasbora fish native to southeast Asia and produces electric red-orange hues in a dark-water aquascape. These peaceful shoaling fish are an excellent addition to a well-researched tank, as they are easy to care for and display …
Blyxa Japonica, also known as Japanese Bamboo Plant, is an aquatic plant that grows naturally in shallow pools of fresh water. They are commonly found in Japan, and it has a grass-like appearance with attractive long blades. Since it helps add dimension when planted in a tank, they are popular for use in aquascaping.
Red Zebra Cichlids (Maylandia Estherae) are beautiful rock dwelling fish from Lake Malawi of Africa. They are endemic to Lake Malawi, and they can be found along the eastern coast of the lake.
Despite their name, Red Zebra Cichlid they aren’t always red. They don’t always display the stripes either. As a polymorphic species, they display a range of different colors. These colors can include beige, brown, blue, orange, yellow, and pink.
Yellow Coris Wrasse (Halichoeres Chrysus) are a brightly colored, golden yellow, saltwater fish. They sport a black spot on their dorsal fin, and have long bodies with ray shaped fins. Juveniles can have more than one spot on their fins, but once they reach maturity the spots go away and they are left with just the one.
Saulosi Cichlid (Pseudotropheus saulosi) originates from Lake Malawi in Africa. More specifically, these fish are found in an area of the lake called Taiwan Reef. They are found in depths of 7-15 meters. Enormous schools wander near the algae-covered rocky structures of the reef, curiously exploring and searching for food. These schools house mostly yellow fish, which are indications that they are either females or juvenile specimen. Blue coloration would indicate that they are males. The ones with the most vibrant blue coloration is often the dominant male fish. Mature males would also have black bars on their blue bodies.
Crinum calamistratum, also known as the African Onion Plant, is native to Africa. It is specifically found in the west and central areas of Africa, especially in Cameroon. It is a geophyte that has underground perennial organs that allow it to survive rough seasons. Crinum calamistratum is usually found in freshwater as well as brackish waters where it is fully submerged under water.
Leopard Frog Plecos (Peckoltia compta) have dark colored bodies with yellow stripes that goes along their entire body. As the fish mature, the bright yellow stripes on their body tends to turn into the darker hue. As they mature, the stripe pattern tend to turn into spots as well. Regardless of their pattern formation, a healthy fish should have a vibrant coloration. Fish that appear washed out could indicate that they are stressed or is unhealthy. They have small compact bodies and long fins that are partially translucent at the ends.
Christmas Moss (Vesicularia montagnei) is one of the most common aquarium moss amongst aquarists. They are great additions to freshwater aquariums since they provide a lot of benefits for the aquatic creatures and the entire aquarium ecosystem as a whole. In addition, they are beautiful plants that are great for aquacaping as well.