Pristella maxillaris, the only species in the genus Pristella, is commonly known as the X-ray fish or X-ray tetra because of its translucent body. It is a widely distributed and adaptable fish, found in the Amazon and Orinoco basins and coastal rivers in the Guianas in both acidic and alkaline waters. Unlike most other characins, it is tolerant of (and sometimes...

The Betta imbellis is a species of fish belonging to the family of belontiidae. The word imbellis derives from the Latin and means “ peaceful, unfit for war,” a characteristic that the cousin Betta Splendens does not know. It is famous among long-time aquarists because it is a Betta that can live with its fellowmen without engaging in continuous fighting....

The fish Pygocentrus piraya often called the piraya piranha or San Francisco piranha, and sometimes sold as the man-eating piranha, is a large, aggressive piranha from the São Francisco River basin in Brazil. Common name: Piranha, San Francisco piranha, black-tail piranha, piraya, piraniaDimension:Maximum in nature 20 inches or 50 cmIn aquarium 15.7 inches or...

Posted on Sep 29 2020 - 3:17pm by fishexp
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The zebra loach (Botia striata) is a freshwater loach native to rivers and streams in the Western Ghats of India. They prefer to live in streams and rivers that don’t move very fast since they spend extended periods of time in one place. Their habitat substrate is usually made up of rocks, boulders, gravel, sand and leaf litter.According to the IUCN, the zebra...

Posted on Sep 22 2020 - 10:17am by fishexp
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This fascinating species is the one that is most commonly sold as elephant nose fish. The Elephant Nose(Gnathonemus Petersii) is an exciting fish that originates from the Niger River and its tributaries in Western Africa.  The Gnathonemus petersii is a flat-bodied fish developed in length. Its color is black with dark blue or dark brown trends. At the...

Hemigrammus erythrozonus, commonly known as the glowlight tetra, or red neon, is a small tropical fish from the Essequibo River, Guyana, South America. It is silver in color, and bright iridescent orange to red stripe extends from the snout to the base of its tail, the front of the dorsal fin being the same color as the stripe. Other fins are silver to transparent....

The Leiocassis or Pseudomystus siamensis, (Name in Thai “แขยงหิน”) is native to the lower Mekong river running through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It’s also found in the Chao Phraya river in Thailand. The taxonomy regarding this genus is a bit confused and uncertain. It is often confused with the bumblebee catfish....

Posted on Sep 9 2020 - 3:10pm by fishexp
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Common name – Spotfin betta, Brunei Beauty, Brunei fish A splendid species of oral incubator Betta is in danger of extinction due to its habitats. Endemic to Borneo, where it is known only from Brunei Darussalam and the northern tip of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. In Brunei, there are numerous well-known locations along the Mendarem River and in...

Posted on Jul 15 2020 - 9:39am by fishexp
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Depending on sub-species, the Discus range extends from the Amazon to the Rio Negro Regions of South America. Discus (Symphysodon aequifasciatus) based on colored varieties result from controlled breeding. The Red Turquoise Discus is so named because of its striking turquoise and red stripes, red eyes, and red highlights on the fins. The Red Turquoise Discus has...

Giant Siamese carp, Giant Barb, Mother of all carp (Thai name is ปลากระโห้), The Siamese giant carp is the largest carp species in the world (the largest species of cyprinid in the world) and found in Thailand waters and along the Mekong River through Cambodia down to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. The biggest ever recorded fish was reportedly...