The beautiful colors of the Green Swordtail are what it’s highly prized for today! The Swordtail has long been an aquarium prize because it’s one of the prettiest fish with a wonderful “sword-like” tail. But the combinations it comes in today are practically unrivaled. There are many wonderful colors and mixtures of colors,... [Read more of this article]What’s your favorite Livebearing fish? Guppies, Mollies, Platies, or…?
Livebearers are by far the most popular freshwater fish, and we all have our favorites! Popular aquarium favorites by far are the Guppy, Molly, Platy and Swordtail fish. There’s no wonder why, as these guys are all very hardy and fairly easy to keep. They come in incredible colors and are pretty small as well, so can be kept in 10 to 20 gallon... [Read more of this article]Emerald Green Cory, sparkling with iridescence
Metallic and shimmering, nothing is more striking than an Iridescent Plated Catfish! Looking for a regal beauty, and a bottom cleaner to boot? Go for the Emerald Catfish. Depending on the light, this fish can appear an iridescent blue or an emerald green. The Emerald Green Cory looks like a hefty catfish. Typical of its genus, Corydoras, it has a full... [Read more of this article]Julii Cory is the cutest little fish, with spots like a Leopard
“Fish with a mission!” Now that most aptly describes these adorable little catfish busily scouring around and vacuuming up the aquarium! What a delight it is to keep a bunch of Julii Cory. These are very beautiful little catfish, but they have no time to pose for a picture. They are very active and much too busy looking for tidbits of food... [Read more of this article]Silver-tipped Shark, a thrilling fascination for the aquarium
Dreamed of keeping a small shark? Well then, the Columbian “Silver Tip” Sharks are just the ticket! If it looks like a shark and swims likes a shark, then it must be a shark… right? Well actually, those long barbels and the underslung mouth give away its true identity. The Silver-tipped Shark is actually a Shark Catfish, though a... [Read more of this article]Breeding Bettas Part 3: Raising Betta Fry and Care
Your gorgeous breeding pair of Siamese Fighting Fish has spawned and the eggs are hatching; now it’s time for the grand finale! Spawning the Betta Splendens is an awesome achievement! If your just getting started, selecting the best healthy specimens of the type of betta you want to breed is discussed in Breeding Bettas Part 1, Selecting and... [Read more of this article]