The Frontosa Cichlid is probably the most famous predatory fish from Lake Tanganyika, but a close second would have to be the peculiarly flattened pair of species belonging to the genus Altolamprologus. The angular face and large, sail-like fins help to make these fishes instantly recognizable, and, when their fins are held fully erect in display, these are some of the most truly stunning fishes found in African waters.
The tetras of South America are almost incomprehensible in their diversity. Every year, new species are discovered and described, and its not uncommon for some of these to make their way into the aquarium trade long before they are scientifically named.
One of the most sensational new species to enter the aquarium trade in recent years has been the brightly colored Magma Fairy Wrasse. It was discovered little more than a year ago by divers working in the northernmost reefs of the Philippines. Specifically, it comes to us from an undersea volcano called Didicas, which, together with its fiery colors, gives this fish its common name.
Chaetodon humeralis is a fish that goes by many names. In Spanish, it is the mariposa de tres bandas. In French, the papillon trois bandes. In English, youll usually see it called the Threebanded Butterflyfish. All of these reference the most visible trait of this species, its three prominent bands.
Cache of the original article The pet industry is chockfull of passionate animal lovers who, in most instances, were driven by the love of their own pets to enter the market with a new product or service. In 2017, manufacturers introduced thousands of pet products and, in many cases, the passion behind the development and execution of those...
Leptodoras is a peculiar genus of elongated South American catfishes, with a dozen species spread across the region’s larger rivers. It belongs to the thorny catfish family Doradidae, and, as is typical for this group, it has a series of bony plates running along the sides of its body, though they are a bit smaller than those seen elsewhere in the family. You’ll see these traded as “mouse catfishes”, and, for the species we’ll be discussing today, as the “sturgeon catfish”, though this name is used by others in the catfish order.
In October of 2009, legendary ichthyologist Jack Randall coauthored a paper describing a colorful new dottyback that had been found in aquarium collections from Sulawesi. The differences between this fish and the more common Royal Dottyback (P. paccagnellae) were relatively minor and had really only been noticed due to both species having been collected near to one another.
Link to the original article When it comes to tank decorations, theres something for everyone, and pet specialty retailers can use dcor offerings to help draw in new aquarists and boost repeat sales opportunities. Our big focus at Aquarium Adventure here in Columbus, Ohio, is getting new people started in the aquarium hobby, said Bill Wymard, owner...
Damselfishes get a bad rap among aquarists, but there are many stellar choices in this family that are actually quite harmless and can provide an impressive splash of color and motion. A perfect example of this is the vibrant Pomacentrus alleni.