Have you ever seen a blood parrot cichlid? These adorable fish leave a lasting first impression on many aquarists, but their hybrid origin discourages many from actually taking them home. However, these unusual fish make great pets, so if you’d like to keep your own blood parrot cichlids, this article is just for you!
We all want clear glass and clear water in our fish tanks. However, sometimes we have bubbles messing up our view, and then we wonder – “why are there bubbles in my fish tank.” There are various reasons why (we will cover the top 9), and there are several ways to prevent bubbles (we’ll go over 7). Want to learn more? Read on!
There are also many other colorful and diverse species of fish that appear throughout the movie, such as anglerfish, jellyfish, and pelicans. Each of these fish plays a unique role in the story and helps to bring the underwater world of “Finding Nemo” to life.
In this article, we’ll explore the 17 different types of fish from finding Nemo that tickled our inner aquarists.
Clean-up-crew animals are not a replacement for good old-fashioned tank maintenance, but they can reduce the amount of cleaning that you need to do. As a bonus, these fish and inverts are also fascinating and beautiful creatures, so they add a ton of interest to any tank!
Are you ready to learn about 10 amazing clean-up crew animals for freshwater aquariums? Let’s get started!
Imagine the crystal clear blue waters of the Caribbean teeming with life and color. Now place that against your murky, sea-monster-green home aquarium where you can only make out the shadows of fish. Something’s not right here.
Aquarium water shouldn’t be green. Freshwater or saltwater, aquarium water should be clear–with a slight sparkle if you have LED lights! Green aquarium water is ugly and can make it difficult to enjoy your fish, plants, and invertebrates. In severe cases, it can also start to affect the ability of your plants to photosynthesize.
Once you find a dried-out fish in front of your aquarium, you will do anything you can to stop it from happening again. Unfortunately, this happens to most aquarium keepers at least once in their careers. If you’re lucky, you’ll be there to see your fish jump out. But most times, you won’t be able to find your fish swimming in the tank and will end your search on the floor instead.
Why do fish jump out of water? There are many reasons why fish jump. Some of these are preventable, while others are instinctual. Smaller fish that live towards the top layers of the water column are much more likely to jump out of water than others, which is important to keep in mind when stocking the aquarium.
Severum Cichlids are beautiful, composed, and one of the most colorful Cichlid species you will ever find in the aquarium hobby. Although they grow large, they socialize well in a community tank. Their long lifespans and straight breeding process make them a perfect choice for almost every aquarist.
You can find more about Severum Cichlids in this detailed care guide where I dive into how to properly manage them, what foods sit well with them, and what factors are involved in their increasing popularity.
These conditions can be found in various aquatic habitats, including blackwater rivers, swamps, and floodplains. Blackwater fish are often brightly colored and have distinctive patterns, and they are popular among aquarists for their beauty and the unique challenges of keeping them in captivity.
Blackwater fish are acid-loving freshwater fish that typically prefer water with an acidic pH of 6.5 or lower, and they require a specialized diet that includes live or frozen foods. They also require a well-planted tank with plenty of hiding places and good filtration to maintain water quality.
Dinosaur bichir are a type of ray-finned fish that are native to Africa. These fish are known for their distinctive appearance, with elongated bodies and armored scales that give them a reptilian appearance.
They are also known for their hardy nature and adaptability, which has made them popular among aquarium hobbyists. Dinosaur bichir are generally peaceful and can be kept with a variety of compatible tankmates, making them a good choice for a community tank.
The Dwarf Gourami is known scientifically as Colisa lalia. It is indigenous to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Borneo, Myanmar, and Nepal. It may thrive in flooded rice fields and is found in slow-moving streams, lakes, and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. As long as Dwarf Gouramis are kept with fish of similar temperaments and tank size, they function well in community tanks.
In the scientific community, the longest and probably the most interesting mystery has always been the reproduction of eels. The species were considered to be devoid of testicles, which meant they couldn’t create offspring.
But before jumping onto that, let’s learn what eels are, where they come from, how they reproduce, and how the fancy inventions of different equipment in the scientific world made it easier for scholars to solve this riddle. Let’s start our journey to answering the question of how do eels reproduce by asking our first question…
Are you looking to add some variety and ‘oomph’ to your African cichlid tank? With the right companions, an African cichlid tank can provide a vibrant display of unique colors, life-like behavior, and fun interactions. Check out the top 7 ideal tank mates for your African cichlids―all of which are sure to make any fish enthusiast smile! Each companion has been researched and vetted in order to ensure that they fit well with African cichlids while taking into account their specific needs so that you have peace of mind knowing your fish will have a safe environment in which to thrive.