Venustus Hap ( Giraffe Cichlid, Giraffe Haplochromis, Kalingo )

The Venustus Nimbochromis venustus (previously Haplochromis venustus) is a popular aquarium cichlid. This is a big fish that can grow close to 10 inches in the aquarium. The impressive size along with its interesting behavior and handsome color pattern make it a favorite among cichlid Read More …

Livingstoni Cichlid (Livingston’s Cichlid, Livingston’s Hap, Livingstonii)

The Livingstoni Nimbochromis livingstonii (previously Haplochromis livingstonii) is a large handsome cichlid. This fish can reach close to 10 inches (25 cm) in length. Its color pattern is highly contrasting, with prominent dark blotches on a yellow, silver, or bluish background. There is also a Read More …

Common Beginner Mistakes When Starting a New Aquarium

Beginning hobbyist fish keepers can make some common beginner mistakes when starting a new aquarium. Here are some pitfalls to avoid. Starting Too Small With the availability of mini-aquarium packages, it’s become appealing to go small. However, for beginners, choosing a small aquarium is courting Read More …