Tiger Barb Fish: Diet | Breeding | Size | Water Conditions

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Tiger Barb fish are one of the most popular and sought after aquarium fish in the world today. Through selective breeding, Tiger Barb fish species now come in a variety of colors. Tiger Barbs have even been successfully modified to become Glofish. Glofish emit a fluorescent glow even under normal or UV lights. Most Tiger …

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Tiger Oscar Fish Tank Size ( How Many Gallons?)

TIGER OSCAR

When it comes to caring for the attractive and intelligent Oscar fish, tank size has to be one of the most important considerations. This is mainly due to the Oscar fish’s rather large size, and the space that they need to swim. To give you an idea on a Tiger Oscar’s size they can grow …

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How Big Do Ram Cichlids Get? (Size,Growth Rate)

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Ram Cichlids are probably one of the most popular species available in the aquarium trade today. This is due to a mixture of factors such as delightful coloration, ease of care, and personality. However, before you decide to run out and buy a pair of these delightful tank members, you need to consider how big …

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What Do Ram Cichlids Eat?

what do ram cichlids eat?

The chances are, if you’re reading this, that you have discovered the delightful Ram Cichlid, and are either thinking of buying a pair, or have already done so! However, you’re also, clearly wondering ‘What do Ram Cichlids eat?’ so, here, let us tell you! What do ram cichlids eat? The Ram Cichlid is an omnivore …

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Ram Cichlid Types

female ram cichlid

The Ram Cichlid is a popular aquarium species that has been developed and bred to include numerous different strains. These strains are sold under many different names including Ram, Blue Ram, Asian Ram, Butterfly Cichlid, Ramirez’s Dwarf Cichlid, Butterfly Cichlid, and Ramizeri. Despite the plethora of names for this fish species, there are only really …

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Betta Fish: Species Profile: Care | Diet | Sexing | Breeding

Betta Fish

Betta fish are a gorgeous looking freshwater fish that can live for around three to five years under optimal conditions. The best ways to ensure your betta fish has a long and happy life include give them a large enough tank of warm, filtered water and clean this regularly. Keep males separate and give females …

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Top 5 Most Popular Central American Cichlids

TOP 5 MOST POPULAR CENTRAL AMERICAN CICHLIDS

The Central American Cichlids are the most popular fish in America. Having flown in from all parts of the world, these fish come from various different environments. From the volcanic lakes to the new river streams which were not present before, the Cichlids are not uncommon in the American waters. They swim in the fast …

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Ram Cichlid: Diet | Breeding | Sexing | Lifespan | Care Guide

ram cichlid

The amazing family of cichlids commonly known as dwarf cichlids contains a huge variety of fish none more beautiful than the Ram Cichlid. A relative of the Bolivian ram (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus) which isn’t as brightly colored as the Blue Ram or the stunning Electric Blue Ram but still a lovely dwarf cichlid.  Different morphs of …

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Firemouth Cichlid: Diet | Size | Lifespan | Cost

Firemouth cichlid care & buyers guide

The Firemouth Cichlid (Thorichthys meeki) is one of the most vibrant and colorful of all Cichlids. Its splashes of color, stripes and luminescent fins are adorable but their fire red gills and body are the attraction of this fish. I got my first Firemouth cichlids over 20 years ago now which turned out to be …

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15 Best Tropical Fish For Beginners – #14 is the number 1 selling fish

15 Best Tropical Fish For Beginners

So, you’ve bought a fish tank or you’re thinking about buying one and you’re wondering what the 15 best tropical fish for beginners. Well, we have a great selection below for you to consider. All the fish listed below have been carefully selected for a number of reasons from hardiness, price, size and feeding habits. …

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Discus (Symphysodon) – Basic Guide For Beginners

DISCUS FISH

The Discus Fish (symphysodon) is often, and deservedly, referred to as the ‘king of the aquarium’ due to its majestic and regal appearance. They are stunningly beautiful, carry themselves with immense grace, and every fish keeper, beginner and experienced alike, should have some! In this article ‘ Basic guide for beginners” we’ll look at all …

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14 Best Aquascaping Fish – Perfect schooling fish.

14 best aquascaping fish

If you have a planted or aquascaped aquarium and you’re looking for the Best Aquascaping Fish that will school in large groups which will show of your aquarium, then look no further than the ones below. Lets first start by answering some questions we get asked about this topic all the time. The question we …

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Best Freshwater Cleaning Fish & Snails – #9 is the best

Best Aquarium Cleaning Fish

If you have Algae in your fish tank, don’t panic it’s completely natural to have a small amount. In my tank, I have a small amount and It makes my tank look natural and fits the scene I am trying to create. However, excessive algae look terrible and needs sorting quickly before it gets out of hand. Believe it or …

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Rainbow Shark: Diet | Size | Breeding | Cost

Rainbow shark

If you’re anything like me the first thing you’ll be wondering is how the rather cute looking Rainbow Shark (epalzeorhynchos frenatus) got a name that is shared by a ferocious predator of the deep? The second? How you go about caring for these stunning guys and where you can get one? First things first, the …

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Top 9 Freshwater fish for a new aquarium – #7 is my favorite

Top 9 Freshwater fish for a new aquarium

Starting any new hobby can be daunting, especially if it involves livestock. Aquarium keepers all over the world had to start somewhere and most will start with a small freshwater tropical fish tank. Beginners will often ask us for our advice on the Best freshwater tropical fish to start with and they often only know …

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Jack Dempsey: Diet | Size | Breeding | Lifespan | Sexing | Care Guide

JACK DEMPSEY ULTIMATE CARE GUIDE

I’m going to hazard a guess here and say that when you hear the words Jack Dempsey (rocio octofasciata) you don’t really know what to think? Are they a highly aggressive species? Are they just semi-aggressive? Or are they actually the ‘pussycat’ of the cichlid world? Ask ten different keepers and you’ll get twelve different …

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Silver Dollar Fish: Complete Care, breeding, Feeding Guide

silver dollar fish

If I asked you to pick your favorite shoaling fish, what species would it be? For me, it is undoubtedly the simple but stunning Silver Dollar (Metynnis Argenteus) A distant cousin of the piranha and pacu, the Silver Dollar (metynnis Argenteus) has been a favorite amongst fish keepers for many years, especially in the US. …

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Unique Freshwater Fish – #8 Isn’t a fish, but it is very Unique!

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If you own a Freshwater fish tank then you probably have some of the more common fish housed in your aquaria like Neons, Angelfish and Clown Loach. All beautiful fish, but have you looked at some of the more Unique Freshwater fish? We are blessed in the freshwater fish category of having a large number …

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Frontosa Cichlid: Diet | Size | Lifespan | Cost | Breeding | Care Guide

frontosa male

If you had to choose just one species to take the prize for being the jewel in the crown of cichlids, which one would it be? For me, and for many others, it would be the ruler of Lake Tanganyika, the Frontosa Cichlid (cyphotilapia Frontosa). But why? Well, for many reasons which include its absolute …

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Tiger Shovelnose Catfish: Care | Size | Feeding

tiger shovelnose catfish complete care guide

If you have space and want a show-stopping freshwater fish to wow your friends then you need to buy a Tiger Shovelnose Catfish(Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum). Without a doubt, these fish are amazing and in the right size, aquarium can look amazing and thrive in the home aquarium. Also known as Tiger Catfish these fish come from the …

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