Category: Directory of fish species

The aim of the directory of fish species is to provide a snapshot into the life and needs of the fish. In your comments please be kind to us we are enthusiastic hobbyists, if you can offer any help and support it would be much appreciated and look forward to hearing from you.

The Bold and Beautiful Betta rubra

Author: Joshua Wiegert While most aquarists know only the eponymous betta, Betta splendens, the genus Betta contains some 70+ species. Most of them are overshadowed by their famous cousin, often simply called “the betta,” particularly...

10 Livebearers for Your Wish List

Livebearing fish have been the backbone of the tropical fish hobby since its beginnings at the turn of the 20th century. They are the No. 1 selling fish coming out of Florida fish farms,...

Keeping and Breeding Fairy Cichlids

Author: José María Cid Ruiz  Cid RuizLake Tanganyika, the second largest freshwater lake in the world, holds 18 percent of the world’s available supply of fresh water. It is almost 435 miles (700 km) from...

Hypancistrus contradens

Author: Ruben Lugo Although I have always enjoyed keeping all types of fishes, from a young age I’ve always had a soft spot for catfishes. From Corydoras to Synodontis, I have always kept some type of catfish. In...