African Dwarf Frogs are a totally aquatic species of freshwater frogs. They don’t need a landing platform in the aquarium. They average 1.5 inches in length and their lifespan is 3-5 years. They are social creatures and enjoy congregating under a plant or outcrop. Try to have 3 or 4 together. They co-habitate well with other smaller fish species. A heater is not necessary and they do well with temperatures between 65 and 82 degrees F.
Feeding African Dwarf Frogs can pose slight difficulties for novice fish keepers. Diet includes Brine Shrimp, live Black worms and small Continue reading
German Blue Ram Cichlids (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi) are dwarf Cichlids (2.7 inches in length), originating in the Orinoco River basin in Venezuela and Columbia. Other common names include: Gold German ram, Butterfly Cichlid, Blue Ram. This is a peaceful little fish that co-habitates well in small groups and pairings. Tankmates of similar disposition and size is ideal. Not recommended for beginners.
Neon Tetras (Paracheirodon innesi) at less than 1 inch in length this is a popular aquarium fish for beginners. Tetras are hardy, active and relatively easy to care for. This is a peaceful fish that is well suited to community tanks.
Is the thought of having a shark in your aquarium exciting? Do you imagine this shark with row upon row of slashing teeth wreaking havoc and eating every fish in site? Freshwater aquarium sharks are in reality a type of catfish that resembles the body shape of sharks. The three most popular species are:
Properly feeding tropical fish a well balanced diet is crucial for stimulating growth, conditioning prior to breeding and maintaining a healthy immune system. And a variety is highly recommended. Would you enjoy eating pork chops every night for dinner?
This post on the feeding of live foods concentrates on carnivorous and omnivorous fish, those that are meat eaters. These require a diet higher in protein. Feeding live foods along with the normal flakes or pellets will help keep your fish healthy.
There are currently thousands of species of freshwater fish, that come from all over the world, for the hobbyist to choose from.
To save a lot of hassle and money, planning and research is necessary. It can be quite aggravating to have several fish constantly fighting and disrupting a peaceful tank. Continue reading
The Betta Fish (Betta Splenens), also known as The Siamese Fighting Fish is a hardy fish and is considered relatively easy to keep and care for. It is a beautiful and interesting fish to own. Captive bred Bettas are available in stunning colors and fin types. Experienced breeders have selectively bred incredible variations.