The Sparkling Gourami (Trichopsis pumila)

The Sparkling Gourami (Trichopsis pumila) is an adorable, truly sparkling small fish. Originally found in Southeast Asia, the species inhabits slow-moving waters, such as swamps, marshes, and rice paddies. As per its natural habitat, the Sparkling Gourami is best found in a heavily planted aquarium with many hiding spots. The fish is relatively easy to … Read more

How to Set Up an Aquarium

If you’re thinking of starting an aquarium, there are a few things you need to take into account before you get started. Here’s a quick guide on how to properly set up an aquarium. In fishkeeping, we seek to create a system where nature can reach a state of balance. There are many elements (components) … Read more

The Swordtail (Xiphophorous hellerii)

The Swordtail is one of the best-suited fishes for beginners. However, they are interesting enough to be relevant to the more experienced hobbyists as well. It is also perfect for community aquariums and all this is despite its stunning looks and ability to breed very easily. Swordtails (Xiphophorous hellerii) are native to the brackish waters … Read more

The Endler’s Livebearer (Poecilia wingei)

The Endler’s Livebearer or the Poecilia wingei, is the perfect freshwater fish for those who are looking for something distinguished but easy to take care of. Origins The Endler’s Livebearers were first discovered in Laguna de Patos, a lagoon in Venezuela in the 1930s. In the 1970s, Dr. John Endler rediscovered this fish which is … Read more

Rainbow Tetra Care (Nematobrycon lacortei): Diet, Tank Requirements & Breeding

Etymology The scientific name of the Rainbow tetra as first described by Weitzman & Fink in 1971 is Nematobrycon lacortei. Appearance Rainbow tetras have quite an interesting appearance. Their bodies display multiple colors in a way that is reminiscent of a rainbow. Rainbows have a dark lateral line, which is not always very prominent. The … Read more