The Brown Discus

Species name: Symphysodon aequifasciata axelrodi  Common names: Brown Discus Family: Cichlidae Subfamily: Cichlasomatinae Order: Perciformes Class: Actinopterygii Maximum length: 6″ (15 cm) Minimum tank size: 50 gallons for a maximum of 4 Discus. Hardiness: Medium to difficult. The Brown Discus is...

The Harlequin Sweetlips Fish

Species name: Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides Common names: Harlequin sweetlips, Clown Sweetlips Family: Haemulidae (Grunts) Order: Perciformes Class: Actinopterygii Maximum length: 28.3 in. Minimum tank size: 200 gallons Hardiness: Difficult. Experts Only! Juveniles often...

Ramshorn Snails: Advantages and Disadvantages of Keeping Them

Common names: Ramshorn snail Family: Planorbidae Maximum length: Minimum tank size: No minimum Hardiness: Easy Aggressiveness: Peaceful Distribution: Can be found on most continents throughout the world. Diet: Algae, uneaten fish food, dead fish, dead plants. In the aquarium...

Corydoras Catfish Profile: tank conditions, feeding and breeding

Origin: Amazon River basin Maximum Size: Males smaller than 2 inches, females larger Housing: 10-gallon okay. Larger better for breeding. Security: Not necessary Temperature: 70 to 80 ºF Attitude:...

How to Care for Your New Hoplo Catfish

Origin: Amazon River and tributaries Maximum Size: Possible 8 inches. Six more likely. Housing: 10 gallons to start, then move to larger quarters Substrate: Immaterial Peculiarity: Air breathers Sexual Differences:...