Marine Betta – Calloplesiops altivelis

 The Marine Betta or Calloplesiops altivelis is a beautiful saltwater fish also know as comet and can be found in Indo-Pacific. Comet are a predator by nature its fools its prey with its eye spot at the base of tail making prey think that’s its mouth then prey moves the other way which is it mouth and becomes dinner. The Marine Betta fish is related to the grouper family and can be found in depths up to 45 meters in rocky crevasses. They can reach a size of 6 to 8 inches (15.24 to 20.32 cm).

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How to set up an aquarium

Thinking of setting up an aquarium but don’t know where to start. When most aquarist start in the hobby they usually start with a freshwater aquarium due to beaning a little easier to maintain and way more economically then saltwater aquarium. Here your going to find great information on how to set up an aquarium.

Setting up an aquarium

Before we learn how to set up an aquarium we need to know what type of freshwater aquarium we want to set up. Theirs 3 types of freshwater aquarium you have a community aquarium, planted aquarium and  freshwater predator aquarium. A community aquarium is an aquarium that has a variety of species of fish. In a community tank your bring together fish with similar water requirements and temperament, usually beginners start with this type of aquarium set up. A planted aquarium is an aquarium with live plants which require more attention to water quality, fish and lighting. A freshwater predator aquarium is an aquarium that has aggressive fish. Continue reading…

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Betta fish – Betta splendens

Betta fish or betta splendens are a very popular aquarium fish, in the wild the species live in rice paddies, floodplains, and still waters. They are native to Vietnam,Thailand and Cambodia. Betta fish come in a variety of color and different finnage variations like Crown tail, Halfmoom, Double tail, Delta tail, Rose tail , Short-Fin, Veiltail, Over-half-moon etc. Bettas are anabantoids, which means they can breathe atmospheric air using organ called the labyrinth. Betta fish can grow from 1 inch to 5 inches  (2.5 to 12.5 centimeters ).

 

Diet

Betta fish are not picky eaters and are really easy to feed they will eat a variety of foods like betta bites, live or freeze-dried brine shrimp, frozen or live bloodworms and flakes. Note usually bettas are kept in small containers or small aquariums just make sure you don’t over feed them. Continue reading…

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Clown killifish – Pseudepiplatys annulatus

The Clown killifish or pseudepiplatys annulatus is a peaceful freshwater fish that comes from Africa and can be found in swamp, river basins and coastal areas.  The name Clown killifish comes from their bright, almost garish coloration, reminiscent of the makeup of a clown.Clown killifish can reach a size of 1.5 inches ( 4 centimeters ) males are more colorful than females.

The Clown killifish is a great choice for the smaller aquarium like (10 gallon or nano tanks ) they are small and peaceful fish and should be kept with fish their size. In the home aquarium they will do their best in a well planted aquarium with some driftwood. Make sure to cover tank cause they are very good jumpers add some floating plants to the tank so they can feel comfortable in the aquarium. Clown killifish should be kept in groups of 5 or more with a pH of 6.0-7.2 and a water temperature of 73°F – 77°F (23°C – 25°C).

Clown killifish are omnivore and should be fed a varied diet like live blood worms, brine shrimp, small daphnia, microworms and flakes fish food. Continue reading…

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Swordtail – Xiphophrus helleri

Swordtail or xiphophrus helleri is a freshwater fish that comes from  North and Central America stretching from Veracruz, Mexico, to northwestern Honduras.  In the wild they can be found in streams and rivers with lots of  vegetation. Due to captive breeding swordtail come in many color varieties yellow, green, red, orange, black, white. Xiohophrus helleri are live-bearer and can reach a size of  5.0 inches (12.7 centimeters ).

Swordfish are a great choice for the community aquarium they come in many colors, are easy to care for, peaceful, hardy fish and due to this making them a great choice for beginner aquarists. Also, the Swordtail are good jumper, so be sure to provide a secure cover for the aquarium.In the aquarium they will do their best in a well planted aquarium with plenty of room for swimming. They should be kept in groups of 5 or more and can be kept in aquarium 10 gallon or larger with a  pH 6.8 to 8.0 and water temperature of  72°F – 82°F (22°C – 27°C). Continue reading…

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Tiger Barb – Puntius tetrazona

Tiger Barb or Puntius tetrazona also know has Sumatra barb is a small freshwater fish that comes from Sumatra, Cambodia, Borneo, Malay Peninsula and other parts of Asia. In the wild Tiger Barb live in clear swallow water with a pH 0F 6.0 to 8.0  and a water temperature  68°F – 79°F (20°C – 26°C). Puntius tetrazona can grow to 4.0 inches and are a  shoaling fish, should be kept in groups of six or more.

In the home aquarium Sumatra barb will do their best in a well planted aquarium with driftwood and  medium water movements with lots of swimming space. Tiger barb are semi-aggressive fish that may nip the fins of lager slower moving fish. They should be kept with  fast-moving fish like cory cats, danios, mollies, rainbowfish, loaches etc..

Tiger Barb is an omnivore and should be fed a varied diet like quality flake food, Bloodworms, Brine shrimp, pellets and frozen fish food. Continue reading…

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