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]Breeding Bettas Part 2: Five Steps for Spawning Bettas
Male Betta with Bubble Nest Betta Splendens are gorgeous fish that are fun and easy to breed! Breeding Bettas is fun and easy with just a few basic steps. Both the commonly available “veil tail” Siamese Fighting Fish and show quality specimens will spawn equally well. Select healthy specimens of the type of betta you want. The tail fin types... [Read more of this article]Breeding Bettas Part 1: Selecting and Sexing for the Perfect Pair
Veil Tail Betta Siamese Fighting Fish come in all the colors of the rainbow and are beautifully accented with graceful flowing fins! Bettas Splendens are found in homes everywhere. They are kept by aquarists of all experience levels and only goldfish are more popular. Yet even though they aren’t found in as many forms as goldfish, their colors... [Read more of this article]
Man-made animals are real live animals!… not animal wannabes like chia pets, furbies, or virtual pets. Some of the most popular and favored animals that we encounter everyday are basically man-made. These animals are not a new phenomenon; many have been around for thousands of years. Today’s domestic pets are some earliest animals to be... [Read more of this article]Goldfish Identity Crisis! Which Fish is which?
Goldfish of all kinds! You may think you know what a goldfish is but hold on to your hat… knowing which fish is which is no simple task! Everybody knows what a goldfish is, right? After all, we’ve all read “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss, and watched the wild ride of that poor goldfish in a bowl, and just about everybody has... [Read more of this article]