Peacock Bass – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Peacock Bass – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The peacock bass (Cichla ocellaris) is an apex predator in the fish world that has become quite popular among aquarium hobbyists. This fish lives for 8-10 years and, at times, longer in captivity under the right conditions and over fifteen years in the wild. The bass is technically a cichlid…

Angolan Tilapia – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Angolan Tilapia – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Angolan Tilapia (Oreochromis angolensis) is one of the African freshwater fish used in aquaculture. The fish belongs to the Oreochromis genus which is part of the larger oreochromimine cichlids. It is endemic to both the Middle East and Africa although some species have been spread to other parts of the…

Arapaima Fish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Arapaima Fish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The arapaima fish, also known as Paiche or Pirarucu, is one of the largest freshwater fish species in the world. It can reach lengths of 15 feet and weigh up to 440 pounds in the wild. In aquariums, the arapaima will average at around 23 inches in length. The arapaima’s…

Asian Arowana – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Asian Arowana – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Asian Arowanas are sizable elongated fish that have upward-facing mouths, being a surface feeder.  They can grow to be relatively long, especially if they are left in their natural habitat. They also come with short, soft dorsal and anal fins and long tail fin. Another unique thing about this species…

20 Best Arowana Tank Mates

20 Best Arowana Tank Mates
Arowanas, also called Dragon Fish, are unique aquatic creatures. They have large scales, dark barbells, and a bony tongue. These pre-historic features attest to the fact that they have lived on Earth for over 100 million years. They can reach 48 inches in captivity, and you will require a large…

Piranha Fish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Piranha Fish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Piranha fish belong to the Serrasalmidae family and are related to tetras, silver dollars, and pacu. They are multiple piranha species, and the common one in the aquarium is the red-bellied variety. Larger species average at around 12 inches while smaller ones reach a mere 4 inches. However, most of…

Pacu Fish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Pacu Fish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
About 67% of people in America own a pet according to a study by The National pet owners survey conducted in 2019. The same study found that fish are now the third most popular pets after dogs and cats. This is because fish are aesthetically pleasing, will not take too…