Oscar Fish (Astronotus Ocellatus) Care, Feeding and Tank Requirements

Species name: Astronotus ocellatus Common names: oscar, tiger oscar, velvet cichlid, or marble cichlid Family: Cichlidae Order: Perciformes Class: Actinopterygii Maximum length: 11.8 – 15.7 in ( 30.0 – 40.0 cm) Minimum tank size: Provide at least...

Buffalo Head Cichlid (Steatocranus casuarius)

The "bumphead," "buffalohead," or "blockhead," this little riverine fish from the Congo River basin has been around for quite awhile now, and I've been...

Blue Acara Cichlid (Aequidens Pulcher)

Blue Acara Cichlids are available in most pet stores but are sometimes mistaken for Green Terrors due to a strong resemblance. The scientific name for...

Chocolate Gourami: An Unusual Mouthbrooding Labyrinth Fish

Although most gouramis are easy to care in a freshwater aquarium, the Chocolate Gourami is sensitive to its surroundings and not recommended for the beginner...

Green Water in Fish Tank: Why is Your Aquarium Water Turning Green?

Green water is a common problem for aquarium owners and pond owners alike. The green color can be unsightly and can distract from viewing...