Phractocephalus hemioliopterus fish commonly known as redtail catfish

Redtail Catfish Care Guide

The redtail catfish, otherwise known as phractocephalus hemioliopterus, is a type of catfish we see that is common in aquariums. It is native to South America and is interestingly the only surviving member of its genus – catfish phractocephalus. It makes most of South … Read more

Mexican Fire Mouth (Thorichthys ellioti) - Male

Firemouth Cichlid: The Ultimate Care Guide

With a name like Firemouth, you can expect a fiery fish that dominates the tank. The Firemouth Cichlid, or Thorichthys meeki, their scientific name, can add a bit of spunk and color to your otherwise monochrome tank. This is a species of fish that … Read more

Royal Gramma side view

Royal Gramma Care Guide

Credits to Brian Gratwicke We think it’s quite hard to come across a fish that is more eye-catching and breathtaking than the royal gramma. The world royal is kind of contradicted by the word gramma, which sounds like grandma if spoken quickly, but that … Read more

Black Ghost Knife Fish

Black Ghost Knife Fish Care Guide

The black ghost knife fish more than earned its name with its unique appearance. Also known by their scientific name apteronotus albifrons, the black ghost knife fish is a freshwater fish native to South America. What’s really interesting about these black ghosts, is they … Read more

Arowana

Silver Arowana Care Guide

The silver arowana, also known as the osteoglossum bicirrhosum, is a metallic hued predatory fish native to South America. Their scientific name, osteoglossum bicirrhosum, quite accurately describes its appearance. Osteoglossum translates to “bone-tongued” and bicirrhosum is “two barbels”. Where are silver arowanas from? This … Read more

Shubunkin goldfish

Shubunkin Goldfish Care Guide

Credits to Michelle Jo Shubunkin goldfish, as the name would suggest, is of Japanese origin and a colorful breed at that. They are colorful little creatures that get their name from their coloration and are also often referred to as calico goldfish or goldfish … Read more

green terror cichlid

Green Terror Cichlid Care Guide

Credits to Caroline Robertson The green terror cichlid, or simply known as the green terror, goes by the scientific name andinoacara rivulatus. Like its cousin the firemouth cichlid, the green terror also has a terrifying name for quite a beautiful yet aggressive fish. The … Read more

emperor angelfish

Emperor Angelfish Care Guide

The beautiful and exotic emperor angelfish, also known by their scientific name, pomacanthus imperator, the emperor angelfish is native to tropical waters near Hawaii. Not only are they found in that area, but their species span as far as East Africa, the Red Sea … Read more

black moor goldfish

Black Moor Goldfish Care Guide

Credits to Benson Kua When it comes to common goldfish, the black moor goldfish is easily one of the most recognizable goldfish in the world. They are often the once seen in bulbous fish bowls and possess protruding eyes or telescope eyes as they … Read more

Comet Goldfish (Carassius aurastus comet)

Comet Goldfish Care Guide

These beautiful aquatic creatures, also known as a comet-tailed goldfish from the cyprinidae family should look quite familiar to a lot of us. This is because they are one of the most common species of goldfish there are. Their distinguishing trait, and also what … Read more

Iridescent Shark

Iridescent Shark: The Definitive Care Guide

The iridescent shark is just as impressive as the name indicates, and it is also known as iridescent catfish, pangasius catfish, striped catfish, siamese shark and sutchi catfish. This is the type of fish you should only consider if you have both experience and … Read more

philshelter

Electric Blue Acara: The Complete Care Guide

While some fish have names that only indirectly represent them or names that might even be misguiding, this fish is everything the name indicates. They have a striking electric blue color that stands out no matter what other fish you keep in your tank, … Read more