Honey Gourami: A Species Profile

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The Honey Gourami (Trichogaster chuna) is a popular aquarium fish with an appearance that makes the aquarium more attractive among the pet fish keepers. It has a distinct honey color pattern than other gouramis. They also have a large hump on their head. Their common name, “Honey Gourami“, refers to the coloration, which is complemented … Read more

Black Phantom Tetra

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The black phantom tetra is a tropical fish which is also known as the big-eyed black phantom or just phantom tetra. It is a small freshwater fish that belongs to the family Characidae under order Characiformes. It is native to South America, where it occurs in the Paraguay-Paraná River basin. Systematic Position Phylum: ChordataSubphylum: VertebrataClass: … Read more

Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid: Apistogramma cacatuoides

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Cockatoo cichlid (Apistogramma cacatuoides) is a popular aquarium fish which is also known as the Cockatoo dwarf cichlid, Cockatoo dwarf, or Cockatoo Apisto. The Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid is named after its beautiful coloration, being similar to Cockatoos. It is a freshwater fish from South America, where it is found in the Amazon basin, Rio Negro, … Read more

Goldfish Facts

The goldfish (Carassius auratus) is one of the most popular aquarium fish which belongs to the Cyprinid family (Carp family) of order Cypriniformes. Today, all descendants of the goldfish come from Prussian carp which is native to Eastern and Southeast Asia. Goldfish is related to carp but not the same as carp. Goldfish can be … Read more

Glass Catfish: Species Profile and Care Guide

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Glass catfish (Kryptopterus vitreolus) is a beautiful and awesome-looking aquarium fish that is native to southeast Asia. They are typically found in the slow-flowing waters of small rivers and streams in southern Thailand and Burma. This fish is a common aquarium fish and lives in freshwater environments such as lakes, rivers, caves, and swamps. It … Read more

Fish Profile: Dwarf Corydoras (Corydoras hastatus)

The Dwarf Corydoras is a very well-known freshwater aquarium fish due to its body shape and attractive transparent coloration. It is a tropical freshwater fish which belongs to the family Callichthyidae (sub-family-Corydoradinae) under order Siluriformes of class Actinopterygii (=Osteichthyes). The dwarf corydoras (Corydoras hastatus) was first discovered by Carl H. Eigenmann ( a German-American Ichthyologist) … Read more