Cryptocoryne-Species

Cryptocoryne Species

Family: Araceae Common Name: Crypt Maximum Height: 2 inches to 18 inches Leaf Size: ¾ inch to 3 inches Stem Thickness: 1½ inches Light: Any Temperature: 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit pH: 5.5 to 8.5 Origin: Southeast Asia Water Hardness:…

Ceratopteris-Cornuta

Ceratopteris Cornuta

Family: Pteridaceae Common Name: Water Sprite Maximum Height: 6 inches to 8 inches Leaf Size: 3 inches to 8 inches Stem Thickness: 1/16 inch Light: Strong Temperature: 68 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit pH: 5.0 to 9.0 Origin: Tropical Regions Water…

Bacopa Caroliniana

Bacopa Caroliniana

Family: Scrophulariaceae Common Name: Giant Red Bacopa, Lemon Bacopa, Water Hyssop Maximum Height: 24 inches Leaf Size: 1/10 inch by 1/3 inch to 3/4 inches long Stem Thickness: 1/6 inch Light: Moderate to Strong Temperature: 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit…

Dwarf Puffer
Bamboo Shrimp

Bamboo Shrimp

Learn how to successfully keep a bamboo shrimp in a community aquarium. Q. I am 14 and have kept freshwater fish for more than six years now. I have a 10-gallon saltwater aquarium with one engineer goby, a 10-gallon quarantine…

Ghost Shrimp

Ghost Shrimp Aquarium Care

Q. A friend of mine put some ghost shrimp in a tank of big fish. It was horrible to watch them run for their lives. I asked if he could spare two for me, and he did. Now I don’t know…

Designer Shrimp: A New Aquarium Niche

It continues to astound me how quickly a niche can develop in the aquarium hobby/industry, and one such niche that is exploding right now is filled with the new “designer” shrimp. The proliferation of these little crustaceans is being driven…

#Shrimp in #Aquarium

Keeping And Breeding Dwarf Freshwater Shrimp

Your mission is to achieve and maintain a healthy shrimp colony through successful breeding. Dwarf freshwater shrimp and nano aquariums (the two of which are often associated) are rapidly growing Known as “neos,” Neocaridina species can thrive in a variety…

Anubias-Species

Anubias Species

Family: Araceae Common Name: Anubias Maximum Height: 2 inches to 12 inches Leaf Size: 1 inch to 3 inches Stem Thickness: ¼ inch to 3/8 inch Light: Low to Moderate Temperature: 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit pH: 5.5 to 6.5…

Alternanthera-Reineckii

Alternanthera Reineckii – Plant Profile

Family: Amaranthaceae Common Name: Water Hedge, Red Temple Maximum Height: 10 inches to 20 inches or more Leaf Size: ¼ inch by 1 inch to 2 inches Stem Thickness: 1/10 inch to 1/5 inch Light: Moderate to Strong Temperature: 62…

Pigmy-Fish

Pygmy Sunfish

The pygmy sunfishes are a genus of seven small fishes found throughout the southeastern United States, shown to be sufficiently unique to be placed within their own family, Elassomatidae. With this installment of Conservation Corner, I thought I’d take a…

Arapaima Fish

Can you Keep Arapaima in Fish Aquariums ?

Arapaima in Fish Aquariums Q. My wife and I recently set up a 200-gallon South American habitat aquarium I can think of no fish more exciting to stock it with than the largest fish of them all, the arapaima. What…

Black ghost knifefish

Choosing a Knifefish For Your Aquarium

The array of adaptations that have evolved in fish has resulted in their ability to inhabit a wide range of different habitats — even if there’s water-only part of the year, there are usually fish. As fish hobbyists, we are…

Innovations in the Aquarium Hobby

Fishkeeping has experienced a lot of progress throughout the past 20 years. We take a look at the innovations and changes that have affected the hobby in the last couple decades, as well as look forward to the next 20…

How to Set Up a Fish Tank

What aquarium setup is right for you? As with many things in life, one person’s definition of “ideal” will differ from another’s. With an aquarium, it not only has to be ideal for the hobbyist (and family), but the tank…

Guppy Fish

Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 5

Colombian Tetra / Red-Blue Columbian Tetra Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon columbianus Size: 2 ½” to 3” Temperature: 70 – 76 degrees Fahrenheit Alkalinity: Moderate Origin: Acandi River Basin, Colombia The Colombian Tetra (also known as the Red-Blue Colombian Tetra – but…

Bleeding Heart Tetra

Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 3

Bronze Cory Scientific Name:  Corydoras aeneus Family: Callichthyidae Size: 3 inches Temperature: 74 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit; for spawning, temperatures of 75 to 79 degrees are preferred Alkalinity: not particular Origin: South America In the wild, most Corydoras swim in schools of several dozen or more, and similar…

Brichardi Cichlid

Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 4

Catfish Catfish are very recognizable and popular aquarium inhabitants. They belong to the order Siluriformes and include a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater catfish families. Most aquarium species are benthic in nature and are instantly recognizable for the long…

boeseman's rainbowfish

Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 2

Bala Shark Also known as the tricolor shark or silver shark, the young Bala shark is a staple item in most aquarium stores. However, this fish is a poor choice for most aquaria. The Bala shark (the name is an…

Species Profile 1

Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 1

African Jewelfish The jewelfishes from Africa are some of the most beautiful, and most bellicose, of the cichlids. While bimaculatus was the original jewelfish introduced into the hobby many years ago, there are now a number of other species available. They…