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

Guppy (Poecilia reticulata)

Guppies are one of the most common fishes in the aquarium hobby. In fact, they have been around for a long time and the aquarium hobby as it is known today probably would not have existed without this fish. While it can sometimes be viewed as a beginner fish, it is so much more than … Read more

Invasive Species Zebra Mussels Found in Moss Balls

There has been news that moss balls sold by PetSmart and Petco are contaminated with Zebra mussel. The report came from an employee of PetCo in Seattle. At this stage, the zebra mussels were found in the pet stores of at least 38 states, (March 10th). The Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) is a freshwater mollusk, … Read more