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Emperor angelfish
Saltwater Angelfish (scientific name: Pomacanthidae) are among the most decorative of all fishes. Their graceful flat bodies, delicate streamers, unique patterns, and shimmering colors make them excellent additions in an aquarium. These attractive fishes are originally found in the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Indian Ocean, in particular. The name Pomacanthidae comes from the Greek words poma (cover) and akantha...
The Blue Tang is also known as the Regal Tang
Tangs, also known as surgeonfish, are probably the most popular fish in the reefkeeping hobby next to the clownfish. Tangs come in a variety of colorations, from a striking contrast of blue, yellow, and black (as is with the blue hippo tang) to the subtler blend of brown and yellow (as is with the kole tang). Let’s face it though...
Livebearers come in various patterns and colorations and can add a lot of excitement and beauty to community tanks. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced aquarist, livebearers can easily thrive and multiply without much effort despite their fragile appearance. What are Livebearers? To put things simply, livebearers are fish that give birth to free-swimming young instead of laying eggs on...
Butterfly Fish
The great thing about saltwater fish is that they display some of the most exquisitely beautiful colors possible. The butterflyfish is no different and perhaps, one of the most sought after saltwater breeds because of their beauty. Caring for the butterflyfish, however, takes both time and effort on your part. If you’re keen on having this breed in your aquarium...
Wild West Aquarium
Keeping an aquarium is more than just caring for different aquatic animals. For some people, the layout and design of the aquarium itself is a source of joy, providing them with the chance to create landscapes and designs that look great when displayed in the living room or the office. What Is Aquascaping? Creating mesmerizing landscapes in water-filled tanks or aquariums...
Labyrinth Fish Anatomy
Labyrinth fish or Anabantoids are a distinct type of tropical fish. While other fish might be capable of only receiving oxygen through the intake of water though their gills, Labyrinth fish possess another respiratory organ that enables them to breathe atmospheric oxygen. Although most fish can survive without coming up for air, the labyrinth organ is actually a necessity...
Orange Spotted Filefish
A lot of people who are new to keeping saltwater fish often end up frustrated after seeing their first fish suddenly die in a few days or even hours. Compared to freshwater tanks, saltwater tanks have a stricter set of rules, and therefore a comparatively smaller allowable margin of error. With that said, here are the 5 Best Tropical...
Ghost Shrimp
Ghost Shrimp, also commonly known as Glass Shrimp, are a class of decapods crustaceans, swimming crustaceans commonly seen in freshwater aquariums. Their easy availability means that they are a common addition to many tanks. They generally have two positions, one as feeders to larger fish and the second as highly effective tank cleaners. Easily overlooked by most enthusiasts, the...
Male Swordtail
Swordtail, the freshwater fish one can easily mistake for a Guppy or a Platy, is one of the best choices for a pet fish, especially for beginners. Its colours vary. Caught from the wild, the body of the swordtail is generally olive green with yellow and red streaks along its two sides. The wild type of this fish is...
Greenbeard Algae
Every aquarium owner understands how difficult it is to control aquarium algae. No matter how well you maintain your aquarium, algae would still proliferate, unless you employ special measures to curb their growth. A negligible spot of algae can grow exponentially in a matter of days. Algae grow on the aquarium walls, decoration, gravel and sand. Here are some...