Pictus Catfish: Food, lifespan, breeding, size and temperature

Pimelodus pictus catfish

Pimelodus pictus, also known as pictus cat or pictus catfish, is a small member of the Pimelodidae catfish family, native to the basins of the Amazon and Orinoco rivers and commonly kept as a pet in freshwater aquariums. Pictus catfish are sometimes mislabeled in the aquarium trade as Angelicus cats but the latter name refers … Read more

African dwarf frog: Food, lifespan, tank size, mates and breeding

African dwarf frog wild

The African dwarf frog is a type of aquatic frog originating in Equatorial Africa. It is common throughout the pet trade, and is often mistaken in the same family for the African clawed frog, a similar-looking frog. Also recognized as dwarf clawed frogs are African dwarf frogs (Hymenochirus) Their common name comes from their place … Read more

Bristlenose Pleco: Food, Lifespan, Types and Tank size

Bristle pleco for 20 gallon fish tank

Ancistrus also known as bristlenose pleco is a genus of nocturnal freshwater fish in order Siluriformes family Loricariidae, native to South America and Panama freshwater habitats. In the aquarium trade, fish of this genus are common where they are known as bushynose or bristlenose catfish. They are often referred to as bushynose or bristlenose plecos … Read more

Kuhli loach: size, care, temperature and tank mates

Kuhli loaches

The kuhli loach also known as ‘Pangio kuhlii’ is a small freshwater eel-like fish that belongs to the loach family (Cobitidae). They come from Indonesia and from the Malay Peninsula. This creature that looks like a snake is very slender and nocturnal. The kuhli loach can be very reclusive in an aquarium, and when startled, … Read more

Oscar fish -Food, lifespan, tank mates, feeding and colors

Black oscar fish

The oscar fish also are known as Astronotus ocellatus is a cichlid family fish species known under a wide range of different names, including tiger oscar, velvet cichlid, and cichlid marble. In tropical South America where the species resides naturally, A. Specimens of ocellatus are often found on local markets for sale as food fish. … Read more

Clown Pleco fish: complete care

Panaqolus maccus which is also called as clown pleco is one of the small, striped loricariid species most commonly found in the fish keeping hobby. This species is well adapted to life in aquariums. They aren’t too hard to spaw.  As it is a wood-eating fish, it should always be provided with enough driftwood in … Read more