Monthly Archives: March 2012

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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My First Tanganyikan set-up

I first became interested in these fish late in 1999, when I saw an article about breeding Neolamprologus Multifasciatus.   “Photo/Map copyrighted by Ad Konings and Cichlid Press (www.cichlidpress.com)” I quickly became fascinated by these and other Cichlids from Lake … Continue reading

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Care and Breeding Basic Fact Sheet

BACKGROUND: More has been written about the Discus than any other tropical fish in the last 50 years, and it is now one of the most popular cichlids in the hobby, with many books devoted to it. This is intended … Continue reading

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LABIDOCHROMIS CAERULEUS

(Yellow lab, Yellow Labido, Electric Yellow, Labidochromis Nkali, Labidochromis white, Golden.) Female Dominant Male This is one of the most commonly kept African Cichlids and is THE most common Malawi Cichlid to be kept in home aquariums. It is a … Continue reading

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Lamprologus Leleupi

    Background: This species was first discovered (and named) after an entomologist called leleup working at the IRSAC station in Uvira, Zaire in 1958. The Ornamental fish trade soon started collecting these fish from northern Zaire whilst working in … Continue reading

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