Category: Freshwater species

Quick care stats of Chili Rasbora – tank setup, tankmate, feeding


Family: Cyprinids Scientific name: Boraras brigittae Common name: Mosquito Rasbora, Chili¬†rasbora Origin: Asia; southwestern Borneo, Indonesia Max length: 0.8 – 1.0 inch Minimum tank size: 10 gallons Stocking: 8-10 fish for a 10-gallon tank Temperament: […]

Quick care stats of Clown Killifish – tank setup, tankmate, feeding


Family: Nothobranchiidae Scientific name: Epiplatys annulatus Common name: Clown Killifish, Rocket Panchax, Banded panchax Origin: Liberia, Sierra Leon, Guinea, West Africa Max length: 1.5 inches (males), females will be significantly smaller Minimum tank size: 10 […]

Quick care stats of Daisy’s Ricefish – tank setup, tankmate, feeding


Scientific name: Oryzias woworae Common name: Daisy’s Ricefish, Daisy’s Blue Ricefish, Ricefish Origin: Asia (Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia) Max length: 1.0 – 1.2 inches Minimum tank size: 10 gallons Stocking: 8-10 fish for 10 gallons Temperament: […]

Quick care stats of Celestial Pearl Danio – tank setup, tankmate, feeding, breeding


Family: Cyprinidae Scientific name: Danio margaritatus Common name: Celestial Pearl Danio Origin: Asia: Myanmar (Burma), northern Thailand Max length: 0.8 inches Minimum tank size: 10 gallons Stocking: 8-10 fish for 10 gallons Temperament: shoaling danio, […]

Quick care stats of Asian Stone Catfish – tank setup and care guides


Scientific name: Hara jerdoni Common name: Asian Stone Catfish Origin: Asia: India, Bangladesh Max length: 1.2 – 1.4 inches Minimum tank: 10-gallon Stocking: 3-4 fish per 10 gallons with other peaceful tankmates Temperament: peaceful and […]

Quick care stats of Dwarf Puffer – tank setup, tankmate, feeding


Scientific name: Carinotetraodon travancoricus Common name: Dwarf Puffer, Pea Puffer, Pygmy Puffer, Malabar puffer Origin: Asia – Kerala State, India Max length: 1.0 – 1.2 inch Minimum tank size: 10 gallons Stocking: 1 male and […]

15+ freshwater shrimp species, tank setup, care, and breeding guides


Freshwater shrimp can make an interesting addition to an aquarium. They are little cute machines that will clean your tank from algae and are a pleasure to watch, scuttling about. There are definite benefits to […]

Top freshwater sharks for home aquariums


Sharks are quite a common purchase to freshwater tanks, for many reasons; they can make a striking addition to a community or species-only tank and offer a little variety. There a few different varieties of […]