Fish Care Guides

Ornate Bichir 101: Care, Diet, Tank Size, Tank Mates & More

The Ornate Bichir (Polypterus ornatipinnis) is a large fish with peaceful behavior. They are carnivorous and primitive fish, which require large-volume aquariums. Ideal for community aquariums, mainly for their unique appearance and rusticity. They are found over a wide area comprising several countries in Africa. In this article, all issues involving this species and its …

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Banjo Catfish 101: Care, Diet, Tank Size, Tank Mates & More

Banjo Catfish is the popular name for multiple species of fish contained in the family Aspredinidae.  This famous name ‘Banjo’ derives from its appearance when viewed above; the shape resembles the musical instrument of the same name.  These species are distributed throughout practically the entire tropical region of South America. Although Banjo Catfish contain different …

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Bumblebee Cichlid 101: Care, Diet, Tank Size, Tank Mates & More

The Bumblebee cichlid (Pseudotropheus crabro) is a beautiful fish with striking black and yellow colors, hence its popular name Bumblebee. It is a resistant species, active in the aquarium and aggressive with other fish.  They have a wide distribution along Lake Malawi, living among the rocks, which places them within the classification of the Mbuna …

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Florida Gar 101: Care, Diet, Tank Size, Tank Mates & More

Florida Gar (Lepisosteus platyrhincus) is a medium-sized Gar-type fish. They are carnivorous and very aggressive fish that require large volume aquariums. These types of fish are called Gar because they resemble alligators, with their flat mouths and eyes on top of their heads.  Species Summary A widely distributed species within the southeastern United States, Florida …

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