Category Archives: Species Guide – Each Group

Livebearers

Mostly native to Central America, these small, colourful fish are very popular because they are very hardy and inhabit all levels of the aquarium. Platys are probably the best example, a very good choice for a aquarium which has just … Continue reading

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Anabantoids

These fish originate in Africa and parts of Asia. The Anabantoids tend to be in the medium sized range. The most famous of this family has got ot be the Siamese Fighting Fish, because if a rivel male is introduced … Continue reading

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Different fish

There are many “odd-ball” fish around, and sometimes people want something a bit different.There are many “odd-ball” fish around, and sometimes people want something a bit different. Clown Loach (Chromobotia macracanthus): A very popular fish, an attractive one. It has … Continue reading

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Catfishes

Catfish are normally native to South America and Africa. Most Catfish are suitable to any aquarium. They forage for food at the bottom of the tank, and others will be very happy eating the algae off the window Sailfin Plec … Continue reading

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Killifishes

Killifishes are normally found in Africa, Asia and South America. I said that the family are “Annual fish” meaning that the fish are relatively short-lived. Its typical that they are very attractive and colourful, and they also tend to be … Continue reading

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Cichlids (Such as: Angelfish, Discus)

This family is unique to its diversity, for size, shape, swimming levels and even behaviour. Body shapes range from the disc-like Discus, to the long and pointy Checkerboard. These fish can be very colourful, although many fish in this family … Continue reading

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Characins (Such as: Tetras, Hatchetfish)

Characins These fish originate in South America and Africa. They are very suitable fish for any aquarium, and their sizes vary. Tetras are probably the most famous of this family, Neon Tetras are always popular. Don’t forget about the Piranha, … Continue reading

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Cyprinids (Such as: Barbs, Danios)

Originating in Europe, Asia, Africa and America this family has a wide choice of hardy, colourful and moderately fish. These are some of my favourite fish, in particular the Barbs. Barbs are very active fish and are very tough creatures. … Continue reading

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