It's hardly surprising that most of the fish you'll find your local pet store I species is origin can be traced to the Amazon river in South America since the Amazon River has more variety is a fish that all the other rivers of the world combined.
If you like to keep fish that are both interesting to look at and great to show off, you might like to consider Koi, which are a type of Asian ornamental carp fish. Koi come in a range of bright colours and patterns; e.g. black with coloured triangles, or
Loaches are freshwater fishes of the family Cobitidae, small benthic (bottom-dwelling) fishes with a flattened ventral profile. There are 160 different species of them. Loaches are mostly scavengers and are omnivorous, usually not very picky about their f
However good your water quality may be in the beginning, it will deteriorate after you put fish in the tank. Fish create waste, plants lose stems, and there will be uneaten pieces of food. This detritus is decomposed by bacteria through the processes call
Just as fish have adapted to local water chemistry, they are used to a particular temperature. Sudden changes in temperature, primarily a rapid drop in temperature, can be very harmful if not lethal. Most species will be able to function for a while at te
The rainbow fish is a popular and easy care for aquarium fish that is native to Australia New Guinea as a nearby islands. The name comes from their rainbow sheen, there are no fuss fish, are generally good in a tank with other species and are easy to bree
Place the empty aquarium and stand on a flat solid surface in a well lit position but not in direct sunlight. Place a flat piece of Styrofoam on the stand beneath the tank, this will prevent it smashing if the tank is jarred. Direct sunlight will heat th
It is easy to decide that owning an aquarium would be a nice idea, but it can be difficult to know just where and how to start. These are the questions you must ask yourself first. What size aquarium can I accommodate (and afford)? What sort of fishes wo
Mechanical filtration traps solids by the filter However, they are still part of the system until it is replaced or cleaned. The most common media for this is plastic foam, filter floss, and gravel or sand.
LymphocystisSymptoms: Nodular white swellings (cauliflower) on fins or body.Lymphocystis is a virus and, being a virus, affects the cells of the fish. It usually manifests itself as abnormally large white lumps (cauliflower) on the fins or other parts of