The Aquarium Guide

Freshwater Angelfish

Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) are unique freshwater cichlid species originally from South America. They are the most popular freshwater species with tall fins and glossy scales. Angelfish tend to be colorful, thin, and grow to about six inches long. These fish are peaceful when are kept in the aquarium with their own species and don’t like […]

Essential Fertilizer for a Planted Ttank

Healthy plant growth depends on CO2 amount, lighting, and nutrients in the aquarium. There are two types of nutrients essential for plants: macronutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium) and micronutrients (trace elements such as zinc, boron, iron). Nutrient deficiency in plants can be easily observed;slow plant growth and yellow leaves indicate nutrient supplement is necessary. The […]

Endler’s Livebearer

Endler’s Livebeareris a species of warm water fish habituating in Venezuelan rivers rich in algae. Male and female body length is approximately 2.5 cm and 4.5 cm, respectively. They were originally discovered by Franklyn F. Bond in 1937 andreconfirmed by John Endler in 1975 in Northeastern Venezuela, in Laguna de Patos. They coexist with P. […]

Koi Fish Care

Koi fish are a group of fish that originated from domesticated common carp (Cyprinus carpio). Common carp was known for their various colors many centuries ago in their natural habitat in Asia, most notably China. They were later selectively bred for color in Japan, hence the name koi fish (Japanese koi fish), as they are […]

Breeding Livebearing Fish

For starters, it is important to say there are two kinds of fish when it comes to breeding: free-spawning (egg scatterers) and live bearing fish. The first type, free-spawning fish, just throw away their eggs and sperm in various random directions, and wait for magic to happen. Eventually, some of the eggs end up fertilized […]