How do you beat the high cost of keeping fish? Seems like every time you turn around you have to buy something! Fortunately, there are many ways to cut down on the little costs that make up our hobby. This month, the DIY project is going to come from a ground-floor perspective. Just because new … Read more about How to Buy a Used Tank
This is another species of Lake Tanganyikan cichlid that I have been working with recently. As you can tell by the name this is a species of fish that has yet to be officially named. Although it does resemble Neolamprologus quite a bit, it is currently classified as a separate species. In Ad Konings … Read more about Spawning Neolamprologus sp. ‘caudopunctatus kipili’
Yes Virginia, there is such a thing as Black Emperor Tetras. There is also a lot of debate on whether it is a man-made colour strain or the third species of Emperor tetra, which is probably never seen. Nearly two years ago I came across a few Black Emperor Tetras in a local pet shop. I bought the … Read more about Black Emperor Tetras
The Otocinclus genus are currently classified with the large family of Loricariidae, the sucker-mouthed catfishes. This genus is made up of very diminutive fishes, usually reaching no more two inches long at maturity. They are generally coloured in shades of creamy beige and browns, with occasional … Read more about Teeny Weeny Algae Eaters
The Cherry Barb originates from the shaded streams and rivers on the plains of Sri Lanka. Most of the species are attractive and peaceful aquarium fish. They also have the further attraction of being hardy and easily bred. They are not touchy where food is concerned as long as they receive lots of … Read more about Barbus titteya (Cherry Barb)
Barbus fasciatus originate from Southeast Asia, and are not often seen in the aquarium shops. George obtained the Barbus fasciatus when they were young from Bernie Halverson, and Bernie called them by the common name of Panda Barb, which when you look at them they certainly have that Panda … Read more about Barbus fasciatus – Absolutely Beautiful!
This is a newly discovered fish from Myanmar in August, 2006. It has gotten a lot of attention in the aquarium trade and fish keepers around the globe. It has quite a few common trade names. They are sold under the Galaxy rasbora, Fireworks rasbora, Rasbora toei, Celestial pearl danio and of course … Read more about Breeding Microrasbora sp. “Galaxy”
In my short breeding career, I must say that this is probably the most exciting event yet. I gave Discus a try years ago, and due to my inexperience and laziness where maintenance was concerned, it was a miserable failure. Disheartened, it was quite a long time before I had the nerve to try … Read more about Breeding Symphysodon discus