Bolivian Butterfly Cichlid: Housing, Feeding and Sexing

The Bolivian butterfly cichlid is a very attractive aquarium fish among the freshwater pet fish keepers. It is also known as Bolivian Ram, Ruby Crown Cichlid, Hifin cichlid etc. It belongs to the family Cichlidae under order Perciformes of class Actinopterygii. In nature, it is found in Bolivia and Brazil. It prefers to live in … Read more

Five-banded Barb: Feeding, Housing and Breeding Behavior

The five-banded barb is an excellent and popular aquarium fish which is also known as pentazona barb,Banded Barb, Five band Barb etc. It belongs to the family Cyprinidae under order Cypriniformes of class Actinopyterygii. It is native to South East Asia. It prefers to live in slow flowing water bodies such as ditches, small rivers, … Read more

Guppy Fish: Housing and Feeding Behavior

The guppy fish (Poecilia reticulata) is a beautiful and popular aquarium fish. It belongs to the family Poeciliidae under order Cyprinodontiformes of class Actinopterygii. It is native to Northeast South America, but now it is found all over the world. It prefers to live in smaller streams and pools. Systematic Position Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata … Read more

Sixspine Butterfly Fish: Parachaetodon ocellatus

Sixspine butterfly fish is a very attractive fish which is also known as Ocellated Coralfish, Eye-spot Butterflyfish, Six-spined Butterfly-fish or Six-spined Coralfish. It has compressed, sub-rhomboidal body with prominent snout. Anterior portions of soft dorsal and anal fins are the highest. Lateral line ceases the opposite of the posterior fourth of the dorsal fin.  Systematic … Read more

Feeding Vegetables to Aquarium Fish

Fish needs the proper supply of energy to maintain metabolism in their body. To stay healthy and for maintaining the aquarium, properly feeding your fish should be done.  Fish foods differ from species to species and you should know what types of foods your fish need and how much food they require.  There are many … Read more

How to Add Rocks to your Aquarium

Adding rocks to the aquarium truly perk up the attraction and make the suitable environment for your aquarium inhabitants. You need to ensure that the rocks you put in your aquarium will not harmfully impact the environment. Besides these, the rocks should not contain any metal. Generally, metals rust under water which is not good … Read more