Jack Dempsey fish: Care, lifespan, breeding and tank mates

Appearance of jack dempsey fish

Jack Dempsey fish is a cichlid species that is widely distributed throughout North and Central America (south of Mexico to Honduras). Here is a fun fact: “Its common name refers to its aggressive nature and strong facial characteristics, similar to Read More …

Firemouth cichlid: care, breeding, tank mates and size

Firemouth cichlid appearance

Firemouth cichlid also known as Thorichthys meeki is a native Central American species of cichlid fish. They occur in Yucatan Peninsula rivers, Mexico, south through Belize and north into Guatemala.  Their habitat is usually shallow, slow-moving, often turbid, water with Read More …

Siamese algae eater: Size, care, breeding and tank mates

Siamese algae eater: Size, care, breeding and tank mates Siamese algae eater: Size, care, breeding and tank mates

Siamese algae eater fill a particular role, they are perfect for someone looking for a fish that will help with clearing algae to clean their tank.  Sometimes you may get lost in the amount of freshwater varieties there are when Read More …

Blue crayfish: Care, lifespan, size, breeding and tank mates

Blue crayfish

The Electric Blue Crayfish is a species of freshwater that you should see to believe in.  But if you ignore their amazing colour, this creature still has much to like about. These crayfish are easy to look out for and Read More …

Red tail shark: Size, breeding, lifespan, feeding and tank size

Red tail shark appearance

The red tail shark, also known as retail sharkminnow, is a freshwater fish species in the carp family Cyprinidae. It is endemic to Thailand and is currently critically endangered, but common in aquariums, where it is valued for its deep Read More …

Iridescent shark: Lifespan, size, breeding and tank size

Iridescent shark fish

Iridescent shark are a type of catfish species native to Southeast Asia and Thailand, also known as the siamese shark or sutchi catfish. On its own, the word ‘shark’ suffices to send chills down the spine of people. The fear Read More …

Rainbow shark: Size, breeding, feeding and tank mates

Rainbow shark appearance

The rainbow shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatum) is a freshwater species fish from the Cyprinidae family throughout South East Asia. This is also known as ruby shark, red-fin shark, red-finned shark, sharkminnow rainbow, labeo green fringelip, whitefin shark, and sharkminnow whitetail. It Read More …

Red Empress cichlid: Lifespan, feeding, baby, growth & size

red empress cichlid

The Red Empress Cichlid is an excellent freshwater fish for aquarists of all levels of experience. For people who want a non aggressive cichlid or an aesthetically pleasing species, they ‘re always one of our first selections.  But their temperament Read More …

Redtail catfish: Lifespan, feeding, growth and diseases

Redtail catfish in aquarium

Redtail catfish has large colorful catfishes have a brownish back, with yellow sides and characteristic orange-red dorsal finish and caudal finish (hence the common name). This has on the upper jaw a pair of barbels and on the lower jaw Read More …

Flowerhorn fish: Food, lifespan, care, types and tank size

Flowerhorn cichlid fish

Flowerhorn fish overview The Flowerhorn fish is a man-made species which was selectively bred at the turn of this century by Chinese fishkeeping lovers. This means that there is no such fish in the wild, and their closest relatives are Read More …