If you are keeping tetras, chances are you are breeding tetras, even if
unknowingly. In the wild, tetras normally breed during the rainy season, but
in the aquarium, they may breed year round.
When learning the ins and outs of tetra fish care, it helps to know
something about the family history. Tetras are basically small, fast-moving
fish in a family that contains hundreds of genera and thousands of species
in a multitude of colors, shapes, and sizes.
Gertrude Stein said, “A rose is a rose is a rose”, but then she wasn’t
searching for information about the blue diamond tetra!
You may have to go to the Land of Oz to find the rare and beautiful rainbow
tetra (Nematobrycon lacortei) … or at least to its aquarium guide home in Western Columbia
in the San Juan River Basin.
The black neon tetra (Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi) is a neon tetra in
name only. The true neon tetra is Paracheirodon innesi so you can see from
the name that the two, although both in the characin family, are entirely
The Apistogramma agassizi, member of the Apistogramma or Dwarf Cichlid
family is an easy to keep cichlid from South America. Its natural habitat is
in the Amazon region......
South American Cichlids
If you are looking for a good addition to your freshwater tanks, South
American Cichlids are one of the first species that you should consider. If
you have enough tank space, and a good tank layout, these fish can be a
colorful addition to any aquariums.......
Convict Cichlids, most notable for their prison outfit patterns, are among
one of the easiest varieties of cichlids to care for and breed. These fish
are moderately aggressive, and tend to drive other fish out of their
territory. Unlike many varieties of fish, these beautiful aquarium species
mate off and breed for life......
Before you bring aquarium guide home a firemouth cichlid, there are several things that you
need to do. First, you will need to make certain that you are able to
provide this fish with the environment that it needs to survive. ......
The Jewel Cichlid
For an aquarium owner seeking to create a Cichlids tank, the Jewel Cichlid
may be the perfect solution.......
One of the most popular types of fish for cichlid owners is the Parrot
Cichlid. However, before you purchase one of these fish, there are several
things that you need to know.
The Oscar Cichlid
The Oscar Cichlid, one of the most desired and famous forms of cichlid, can
be a real delight to own. However, before you bring aquarium guide home one of these
typically black, brown and orange fish, there are a few things that you need
to understand about them......
Jack Dempsey Cichlid
The Jack Dempsey Cichlid, named after a ferocious dog, is a very beautiful,
spotted fish that prefers the middle and lower strata of the
Perhaps one of the most beautiful species of fish in the world is the
Cichlids. These fish, ranging from Africa and South America, are
brightly colored and range from bottom dwelling algae eaters to hunters with
a primary diet of smaller, live fish.
Spawning African Cichlids
If you find yourself in a position where you would like to begin the process
of spawning African Cichlids, there are a wide variety of things that you
need to keep in mind. First, spawning African Cichlids is a very expensive
and time consuming endeavor.
Another of the unusual facts about the Congo tetra is that it is an African
species. Although there are many African tetras, few of them are suited for
life in a community tank. However, the Congo tetra,