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!
Knowing that some Bettas have difficulty with a filtered tank, I thought you all might want to hear some positive experiences regarding Bettas and filtration. I received my first Betta, "Sushi" as a gift from a co-worker in March/April 2002. He came with a gallon size vase, gravel and a silk … Read more about My Experience with Filters (positive results)
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
I purchased a sextet of half-grown Yellow-cheeked Kribensis at a DSAS auction. They turned out to be four males and two females. As with the garden variety Kribensis, P. pulcher, the females are more colorful, sporting the yellow cheeks for which they are named as well as more yellow on the end of … Read more about My Experience with Pelvicachromis subocellatus (The Yellow-cheeked Kribensi)
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)