Fish

This category is about the aquarium fish both freshwater fish and saltwater fish

Bristlenose Pleco Care Guide

Bristlenose Plecos: A Complete Care Guide of Bristlenos Plecostmus

So to keep up with constant demands, we are again here presenting you with a complete care guide for Bristlenose lecostmus. This guide will cover all information about Bristlenose plecos, from their origin to what to feed them, and which tank mates to keep with them.  Bristlenose Plecos are special, extraordinary, and fun creatures popular …

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Cory Catfish

A Complete Care and Breeding Guide for the Cory Catfish (Corydoras)

The Cory Catfish, also known as the Cory Cat, Corydoras or the Armored Catfish is a huge genus of fish that contains several different species. 170 species to be exact, most of which are yet to be named. Native to South America, these fish have a very peaceful temperament and are super easy to care …

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How to Start a Saltwater Aquarium: Tips, Tricks, and Upkeep

Saltwater aquariums have been around for a while, but they are becoming more popular. This is because a saltwater aquarium offers some advantages over freshwater aquariums. In this post, we will discuss the differences between salt and freshwater tanks, how to start a saltwater tank, and the different equipment you need to get started. We …

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nitrate levels in saltwater aquarium

How to Lower Nitrate Levels in Saltwater Aquarium? and What are the Acceptable Levels

Acceptable nitrate levels in saltwater aquarium are an important topic that most people don’t give much thought to. However, these nitrates can have major effects on the health of your fish and other inhabitants. There are many things that can cause high nitrate levels in a saltwater aquarium, but there are also preventative measures you …

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Cichlids

A Compete Care Guide About Cichlids (CICHLIDAE)

Every aquarist would love to have cichlids in their tank because of their interesting personalities and vivid colors, they can, however, be difficult to keep for beginners as compared to freshwater fish because of their territorial nature and high pH and hardness requirements. The key lies in understanding their lifestyle and dietary requirements. A large …

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Convict Cichlid

Convict Cichlid: A Complete Care Guide on Zebra Cichlids

The Convict or Zebra Cichlid discovered and named by the German born British ichthyologist Albert Karl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther in 1867, is a very well-known and sought after fish in the aquarium trade. Given its name because of the black and white strips that resemble convict uniforms, with the personality to match. Native to South …

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peacock cichlid

Peacock Cichlid – All you need to know about it.

Native to Lake Malawi in Africa, the Peacock Cichlid belongs to the Aulonocara genus which consists of over 22 different species. Known as the most colorful fish, these omnivorous cichlids will make your aquarium stand out. The most interesting fact about them is that they are non-aggressive most of the time, very unlike other cichlids. …

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Firemouth Cichlid

FireMouth Cichlid – A Complete Care Guide for beginners

Named Thorichthys (which means Leaping Fish) meeki (the first ichthyologist to write book on Mexican freshwater fish) in 1918. These FireMouth cichlid is native to the warm and slow waters of the Yucatan Penninsula, Mexico, Belize and northern Guatemala. It is a hardy fish that is considered an invasive species in Philippines, Singapore, Israel and …

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Jewel Cichlids

Jewel Cichlid – All you Need to Know About Hemichromis Fasciatus

Native to the rivers, streams and lakes of the African continent, the Hemichromis fasciatus or more commonly known as the Jewel Cichlid is quite famous in the aquarium trade for its bright and vivid coloration. Sexual dimorphism is minimal when it comes to Jewel Cichlids but males often tend to display slightly brighter coloration during …

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Jaguar Cichlid care guide

Jaguar Cichlid (Managuense): All you need to know.

The Parachromis Managuensis or the Jaguar Cichlid is native to Central America, namely, the Costa Rica and Honduras regions. These are freshwater fish that goes by many other names like Managuense Cichlid, Managua Cichlid, Guapote Tigre, Aztec Cichlid, Spotted Guapote, or the Jaguar Guapote. They were exported by aquarists and other hobbyists to outer regions …

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Ram Cichlids

A Complete Care Guide About Ram Cichlids

Easily one of the most loved Cichlids out there. These colorful Central American fish are known by many names like the German Blue Ram Cichlid, Electric Blue Ram, or the Butterfly Cichlid. Discovered in 1948, this fish was given the scientific name “Mikrogeophagus ramirezi”, named after the famous fish collector Manual Ramirez. Unlike other cichlids, …

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Texas Cichlids – A complete care Guide

Discovered a long time ago in 1854, the Herichthys cyanoguttatus also known as Texas Cichlid or the Rio Grande Cichlid is the only cichlid native to the USA, or in other words “The NorthernMost Cichlid”. This large species of cichlids was being imported into Europe as early as 1912. Their large size, hardiness and aggressive …

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Red Devil Cichlids – A Complete Guide

These Central American fish are native to the lakes of Nicaragua, Managua and Xiloa. Named Amphilophus labiatus in 1864, this fish is commonly known as the Red Devil Cichlid in the aquarium trade and rightly so because of its devilish features and the aggression of a hellhound. This is quite a large and aggressive fish …

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green terror cichlids

Green Terror Cichlids – A Complete Care Guide

Native to the freshwater basins of Peru and Ecuador in South America, green terror cichlids goes by many names like Andinoacara rivulatus, and the Gold or White Saum. Discovered in 1860, this fish has become quite famous in the aquarium trade over time, mainly due to its vivid coloration and beautiful features. Being a cichlid, …

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Bumblebee Cichlids – Tank setup, size, lifespan, and care guide

Native to Lake Malawi in Africa, the Bumblebee Cichlids are so-called because of the colorful pattern they share with the flying insect. It is also called by other names like Pseudotropheus crabro, Hornet Cichlid or Maylandia or Mbuna as called by the Tonga people of Malawi. It translates into “Rock Fish”. Since Lake Malawi is …

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Cinnamon Clownfish- Everything about keeping one

The juvenile ‘’Cinnamon Clownfish”, appears to have been soaked in spices. This specie has a variety of common-names that reflect its enigmatic look.  Other names for this species include Black-Backed anemonefish, Melanopus Anemonefish, Fire Clownfish, Dusky Anemonefish, Black Anemonefish and Red and Black Anemonefish. Their scientific-name means Black-foot referring to their dark-ventral-fins; same as Maldives Anemonefish.  …

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SaddleBack Clownfish- A Complete Guide

The Saddleback Clownfish is well-known and has a unique appearance. Amphiprion polymnus, often known as the saddleback clownfish or yellowfin anemonefish, is a black and white anemonefish with a distinct saddleback appearance. Saddleback Clownfish, Saddleback Anemonefish, Brown Saddle Clownfish, Panda Clownfish, Saddleback Clown, White-tipped Clownfish, and Yellow-Finned Anemone-fish are some of the common names for …

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Three Band Clownfish

Three Band-Clownfish; All about Aquarium Set up, Care, and Breeding

Quite well and beloved fish “Three-band Clownfish ” is a sturdy and reliable anemonefish. It is a member of the enduring Clarkii Complex. They are also known as Three-band Clownfish, Three Striped Clownfish, Three-Banded Anemonefish, Three Striped Clown, and Three Band Anemonefish.      Fish keepers usually pick them because they are easy to keep and care …

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Oman Clownfish: A Perfect Summary, Tank Instructions, Reproduction, Treatments, and Care

The Oman Anemonefish is one of the nation’s biggest and most endangered clownfish species. The ‘common names’ for this clown are ‘Oman Anemonefish’ or ‘Oman Clownfish’ that refer to its extremely restricted range. Its body is thick and round. These have two very thin vertical bars, one on head and the other semi, and its body colour ranges …

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