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 …

Maintaining Proper Water Quality in the Home Aquarium

Maintaining water quality is fundamental to aquarium fish health. Aquarium hobbyists are faced with the unique challenge of maintaining an aquatic environment capable of sustaining life. Poor water quality creates stressful and toxic conditions that weaken even robust fish. Improper growth, lack of coloration, susceptibility Read More …

How to take care of Betta fish

Bettas, also well-known as “Siamese fighting fish”, are popular pets recognized for their aggressiveness, interactivity, low cost for care and maintenance and hardiness. If taken really good care of , Betta fish can prove to be your best friend for up to three to four Read More …

Tiger Barb

Tiger Barb, Sumatra Barb, Partbelt Barb, Tirger Family: Cyprinidae The flashy Tiger Barb is very energetic, lively, colorful, and fun to watch! The Tiger Barb Puntius tetrazona (previously Barbus tetrazona) is very striking and will enliven and beautify any tank. This species is the largest Read More …

Fairy Cichlid

Brichardi Cichlid, Lyretail Cichlid, Princess of Burundi Family: Cichlidae The Fairy Cichlid is enchantingly beautiful and hardy, making it an ideal Tanganyika Cichlid for the beginner! The Fairy Cichlid Neolamprologus brichard (previously Lamprologus brichardi) was one of the initial African cichlids imported for the aquarium Read More …