The cherry barb (puntius titteya) is a small minnow that has remained a staple of the aquarium hobby for nearly a century. Originally found in Sri Lanka, it has since been introduced to numerous countries, with significant populations being found in Mexico and Colombia.
Mollies had previously been placed in their own genus, Mollienesia, and it was from this that the common name ‘molly’ was derived. The name Mollienesia was coined in honour of FranÃ§ois Nicolas Mollien, a French politician of the late eighteen and early nineteenth centuries.
If aquarium size permits, Cory Catfish school in groups of six or more. Cory Catfish schooling behavior is a pretty interesting thing to see as the fish move throughout the tank synced like a precision dance ensemble. Cory Catfish Size: Depending on the specific type, Cory Catfish size can range from about 1 inch to about 2.5 inches in length.
Goldfish and tropical fish have different requirements and to meet both requirements in one tank is just impossible. You can’t do it. You might come close, but you can’t give your fish all of the recommended goldfish care they need in a tropical aquarium. You’ll have to make compromises to keep both your goldfish and tropical fish happy.
The Guppy is one of the most popular aquarium fish due to it’s easy living habitat and cosmetic beauty. Guppies give off small bio-load and waste levels so they make for a tremendous pet fish. Not two Guppies have the same coloration or design. The wide variety of hybrid breeds make these fish super popular.
Neon Tetra Stats Minimum Tank Size: 5 Gallons (10 Recommended) Care Level: Easy Water Conditions: PH 5.5-7.5 and Soft to Medium Temperature; 68-78F (20-25C) Maximum Size: 1.5 inches (4 centimeters) The neon tetra (Paracheirodon innesi) is one of the oldest tropical fish in the hobby, having first been collected and kept as far back as the 1930’s.
The oscar (Astronotus ocellatus) is a species of fish from the cichlid family known under a variety of common names, including tiger oscar, velvet cichlid, and marble cichlid. In tropical South America, where the species naturally resides, A. ocellatus specimens are often found for sale as a food fish in the local markets.
The common name, Siamese Fighting Fish, was coined due to the practice of organized fights between males, much like cockfights. These matches continue to this day, driven by the income from betting. In some locations males are bred specifically for aggression, to ensure better fights.
Zebra fish prefers neutral to slightly acidic water. The ideal aquarium for Zebra fish contains clean oxygen rich water and has a lot of open area to swim in and some areas with dense vegetation. The Zebrafish is a shoaling fish and it should never be kept in groups of less than 6-8 fish. A larger group is preferable.