Melba wrote: I bought a beautiful red crowntail who was prancing and flaring while at the store. I brought him home, put him in a one gallon footed bowl with pretty colored glass and his own little house for hiding and resting. I used tap water with a proper water conditioner. Within a couple of … Read more about My Experience-Curled Tendrils
Wouldn't it be nice if our bettas could talk to us and simply tell us that something was wrong? A silly thought of course. Although not through the use of vocabulary, our bettas do communicate to us when something is wrong. It is up to us, the betta owners, to pay close attention to the habits … Read more about What’s Wrong with my Betta?
What another wonderful little death trap for bettas. And the only thing the azoo website has to say is this: The AZOO Palm Aquarium is designed to be small and decorative. Aside from traditional glass bowls, the Palm Aquarium gives uniqueness and beauty like no other. Small and decorative it … Read more about Azoo Palm Aquariums
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”
I bought 20 Tropheus brichardi 'mpimbwe' from Jeff Black in April 1997. Actually, I had wanted T. dubosi, but he didn't have any. I had a 75 gal just bubbling away, cycled and waiting for some fish, and Jeff showed me these little (2cm) striped guys and, well, you know the story, the next thing I … Read more about Tropheus brichardi ‘Mpimbwe’
Lets start with the "no" which began about three years ago. Although Im not a fan of African cichlids, I am a fan of West African cichlids, and one of the few source books on this group is "Cichlids from West Africa", by Linke and Staeck. This book created a desire for many fish rarely seen in the … Read more about Tropheus? No and Yes
I have always admired this fish but had not had any success in keeping it in my tanks. I found myself in a local pet shop looking at the most brilliant yellow leleupi I had seen in many years. The store clerk must have picked up on my interest, maybe I had lingered too long, and joined me to watch … Read more about Neolamprologus leleupi
In the hobby, the genus Chalinochromis takes a back seat to Julidochromis in popularity. It’s hard to see why after keeping and spawning these small, relatively peaceful fish. Fish of the genus Chalinochromis are very similar to Julidochromis in body type, with long, thin bodies. They tend to have a … Read more about Chalinochromis sp. “Ndobnoi”