Posted on May 19 2015 - 8:07am by
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Prominent member of the family of cichlids and more specifically of the genus Symphysodon, colloquially known as discus, is a genus of cichlids native to the Amazon River basin. The discus fish is considered by many aquarists as the most beautiful freshwater fish. The “King of the Aquarium” has a charm that goes beyond its beautiful colors or fascinating...

Snakeskin discus fish Snakeskin Discus: Developed from Turquoises discus with  fine pattern of lines or striations.  Most have 14 vertical bars.  These discus have a distinctive pattern of fine lines and dots on their gill plates With many names based on colored varieties resulting from controlled breeding, Symphysodon aequifasciatus is referred to as the...

Posted on Mar 16 2015 - 8:37am by
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Lionfish are members of the subfamily Pteroinae, which places them within the family Scorpaenidae. Pteroinae includes five genera and about sixteen species. See some Lionfish species here.   Dwarf Lionfish Scientific Name: Dendrochirus biocellatus Minimum Tank Size: 30 Gallon Care Level: Expert Only Temperature : 72-78° F pH: 8.1-8.4 Specific Gravity : 1.020-1.025 Max....

Posted on Mar 13 2015 - 11:24am by
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Pterois is actually a genus of venomous marine fish, also known as lionfish, is known as noticeable warning coloration with red, white, creamy, or black bands, showy pectoral fins, and venomous spiky fin rays. If attacked, a lionfish delivers a potent venom via its needle-like dorsal fins. Its sting is very painful to humans and may cause nausea and breathing difficulties,...

Posted on Feb 25 2015 - 9:25am by
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The regal angelfish or royal angelfish, Pygoplites diacanthus, It is found in tropical Indo-Pacific oceans. Its can grow as long as 25 cm. Regal angelfish is one of the most wanted in aquarium with vivid vertical striations of blue, white, yellow, or orange on the body and pelvic fin. This coloration is more prevalent in specimens that are more mature and are...

Posted on Feb 24 2015 - 7:10pm by
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Clown triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum), also known as the bigspotted triggerfish. The clown triggerfish has large white spots on its black belly and small black spots on its yellow back. It has a thick, white band under the eye and bright, yellow-orange lips.  Clown triggerfish Scientific Name: Balistoides conspicillum Family: Balistoides Minimum Tank...

Posted on Feb 23 2015 - 8:58pm by
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Powder Blue Tang The Powder Blue Tang, Acanthurus leucosternon and also known as the Powder Blue Surgeonfish, has an oval body shape with extremely colorful, bold markings. It is prized for its vivid colors and bold markings, with several varying shades of blue accented by yellow and white. Bright yellow highlights the dorsal and pectoral fins, and striking blue-black...

Installing a Saltwater Aquarium   It is said that nothing will catch the attention of your guests rather than a gorgeous saltwater aquarium filled with a variety of colors, shapes and species. The main secret behind having a healthy and colorful aquarium is being informed, patient and responsible. Here is a small guide that will help anyone in need of installing...

Set Up a Freshwater Aquarium   Having an aquarium inside your home is a great way to bring in a bit of nature, color and uniqueness. Whether you decide to have a freshwater or a saltwater aquarium, it is absolutely important to know what you are dealing with, what are your future responsibilities, how to maintain it and most importantly, which types of fish...

Posted on Jan 20 2015 - 6:33am by
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Distichodus lusosso (Longsnout Distichodus, Longnose Distichodus) founded Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo. Distichodus lusosso can growth on 15″ (37.5cm). A single lusosso would need a tank measuring for juvenile at least 40 gallons, and for an adult  55 gallon tank. The Distichodus lusosso is a peaceful fish that can be kept...