Magazine for Freshwater and Marine Aquarium Hobbyists


  • Chalice Corals. Family Pectinildae By Blue Zoo Aquatics

    Within the Family Pectiniidae, there are currently five valid genera of coral according to Integrated Taxanomic Information System (ITIS). They are Echinophyllia, Mycedium, Oxypora, Pectinia, and Physophyllia. You will also see Echinomorpha listed as a genus, and it should be, although there is only one species. These stony corals from the Family Pectiniidae are known […]
  • Maintaining Small Fish Tanks by Think Fish

    We quite like this 15L Aquarium Fish Small GlassTank Fresh Water With LED Light N Filter Black (15L) but there are many others on the market, some more expensive and some cheaper.
    A small aquarium could be considered to be between 30cm (12″) and 60cm (24″) in length. Any smaller than this range and it is too small to keep any fish in, regardless of their size, unless you are an expert aquarist. Small aquariums need basically the same equipment as larger tanks so a heater (assuming […]
  • Feeding Live & Alternative Fish Foods

    Mealworms, larva of Tenebrio molitor. Mealworms are used to feed a variety of reptiles and amphibians.
    Dried foods To get the best health, colour, and activity out of your fish they need to receive a wide range of vitamins, minerals and nutrients from their food. This is why it is very important to feed high quality dried foods, and stick to the named brands – these foods will provide all the […]
  • Brittle Stars in the Aquarium

    Brittle Star (Ophiopholis kennerlyi
Brittle Star). Pillar Point. Princeton, San Mateo Co., Calif.
    Brittle Starfish are one of those invertebrates that are rarely seen in your marine reef aquarium. That being said, they play a very important role in your aquarium and are a beneficial invertebrate to have, and when you do see them they are very impressive and fascinating creatures. Brittle Starfish generally will come out at […]
  • Hermit Crabs

    Clibanarius tricolor
    Usually the first janitors that aquarists place in their aquariums are hermit crabs and snails, as these are because they are some of the best animals to have for controlling common algae problems. About Hermit Crabs Phylum Arthropoda Subphylum Crustacea Class Malacostraca Did you know that hermit crabs are scavengers? Yep, most species will eat […]
  • Foxface Rabbit Fish: Aquarium Care

    IMG_4910 Lo Vulpinus
    Foxface Rabbitfish. Oh, the names we come up with for fish! The common name of this species of fish describes them quite well, as they have a distinctly elongated snout resembling the pointed snout of a fox. The Rabbitfish part of the name is derived from their behavior, as they are docile grazers with dark […]
  • Apistogrammas: The Other Fish Known by their Scientific Names By: Moolis Moolman from Pet Stop SA

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    While I was writing the article on Killifish, I realised that Apistogramma species have got the same problems that killifish have, namely that although they are stunningly beautiful species, people tend to shy away from them with no clear reason. Can it be because they are identified by their scientific name followed by a variety, […]
  • The Clown Triggerfish

    Balistoidescconspiculum SIP (4)
    One of the great privileges of working with marines is being able to keep and care for some of the ocean’s most amazing and beautiful fish. The Clown Triggerfish is no exception and has to be one of the most eye-catching and beautiful species of fish. Their true beauty has made this species of triggerfish […]
  • Black Ghost Knifefish (Apteronotus albifrons)

    Black Ghost Knife Fish
    The Black Ghost Knifefish has to be one of the most unusual and eye catching freshwater fish today. As you walk into any local fish store these fish seem to stand out amongst the rest of the freshwater fish as they hover around using a wave-like motion, swimming forwards and backwards. With their unusual shape […]
  • The Panther Grouper

    The Panther Grouper is a stunning, large predatory fish. This extraordinary-looking Grouper is also known as Humpback or ‘Polka-dot’ Grouper for its striking colour pattern of bold black spots against a white to creamy-grey body. Juveniles display fewer, larger black spots, against a bright white background. These black spots become smaller and more plentiful as […]