The Pseudosphromenus dayi is a very interesting fish that comes from Southeast Asia. It is stated that the natural habitat of the dayi is the coastal lowlands of the Coromandel coastline in southeast India and the coast region of west Malaya. The body of the dayi is light brown. The fins are a light … Read more about Pseudosphromenus dayi (Spike-Tailed Gourami)
Snakeheads are not monstrous eating machines that will cross highways to kill your dog. It is a shame that during this last summer of 2012, this and other equally ridiculous things were being said about a FISH. You heard it. You saw it on TV. We laughed about it at an MAS meeting. I even had to face … Read more about In Defense of Snakeheads. My Experience with Channa orientalis.
When an aquarist makes the decision to introduce catfish into the community aquarium or to set-up an aquarium dedicated to a group of catfish, understanding the needs of these fish is a must. Catfish are a large group of fishes that are regarded by most as a single order called Siluriformes … Read more about Catfish: Understanding These Scavengers
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”
On the Atlantic slope of Central America from Mexico south to Honduras you can find one of my favorite Central American cichlids - Thorichthys aureum. Commonly called the "Blue aureum" or "Gold aureum", this fish shares many physical characteristics with it's more commonly available relative, … Read more about Breeding Thorichthys aureum
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
A number of years ago, my son reintroduced me to the aquarium hobby. He already had a set-up in his apartment and dragged me to a meeting of the Diamond State Aquarium Society. I dont remember what the topic was that night, but the people at the meeting were friendly and more than willing to answer … Read more about Kribs (Pelmatochromis kribensis)
The Archocentrus spilurus “Cutteri” (Blue-eyed Cichlid) fry were approximately one-half inch long from tip of mouth to the base of their tail, at our monthly meeting in June when I first obtained them. Now here it is just over the three month mark at the October fish show that our club holds each … Read more about How I Achieved Growth Rate for the Archocentrus spilurus (“Cutteri”)