No matter how long we want our bettas to live, there comes a time in our lives, and theirs, when their death becomes inevitable. How can we better grieve for our little guys. No matter how hard you try, your betta's life will eventually come to an end be it to an untreatable illness or old age. … Read more about A Betta Goodbye
This article is dedicated to the unnamed Royal Blue and Magenta Betta that tragically died of a protozonine illness and to Dexter, the red betta that inspired this article. If you have read much about betta genetics, it is likely you have heard that some reds don't stay that way. If you're like … Read more about My Experience in Color Morphs
Once a week, usually Mondays, I drive during my lunch break to the LFS of my youth. Filled with clean tanks, they showcase the best of each breed of freshwater, pond and saltwater animals. Right in front, just as you pass the 1,300-gallon shark tank, are the Bettas. Three tiers, each having 10 … Read more about The Thrill of the Buy
I recently saw an article in the Buntbarsche Bulletin about how many supposed F0 (wild) African cichlids are actually farmed there at the shore of the lakes. When people are paying premium prices for wild caught fish and they don't get wild caught fish, they are being gypped, aren't they? This issue … Read more about What is a Fish Worth?
Hi my name is Ben Brevis and this is my mate Brenda. As mentioned above we are Neolamprologus brevis, also known by our friends as Brevis Sunspots. Now a bit about our family if I may. Our ancestors emigrated originally from Lake Tanganyika, Africa, but for many years now my parents and … Read more about Neolamprologus brevis/BREVIS SUNSPOT
Most people know this fish as the "Red Top Cobalt Zebra" or the "Mbenji Zebra". It is a beautifully coloured mbuna (rock dwelling fish) from the Mbenji Islands in Lake Malawi. Coloured males are an overall light cobalt blue with red dorsal, caudal and pectoral fins. Females tend to show more … Read more about Metriaclima mbenji (Mbenji Zebra)
The search for the elusive "Marmalade Cat"! That term, "marmalade cat" is applied to several Malawi cichlid species that have special markings: OB (originally "orange blotched" but now, any 'blotched' mbuna), an orange dorsal fin, and 'calico-like' body colors (i.e. blue or blue hued). You'll … Read more about The Search for the Elusive “Marmalade Cat”
My interest in shell dwellers started when I began exploring the smaller species of theLamprologus genus. These fish initially caught my fancy because of the limited amount of tank space that I have. I started out keeping Lamprologus like L. leleupi, L. cygnus, and L. brichardi.These are roughly … Read more about Shell Dweller Sampler