Cardinal Tetra – Paracheirodon Axelrodi

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  Common name: Cardinal Tetra Scientific name: Paracheirodon axelrodi Average Adult Fish Size:  1.5 inches  /  3.8 cm Place of Origin: Native to South American blackwater rivers, such as the Solimoes river in south-eastern Colombia, eastern Peru and western Brazil. …

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Spotted Gar – Lepidosteus Oculatus

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Common name: Spotted Gar Scientific name: Lepidosteus oculatus Average Adult Fish Size: 40 inches  /  100 cm Place of Origin: Great Lakes Erie and Michigan. Also the Mississippi River basin to the Gulf of Mexico It may also be found …

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Mbu Puffer – Tetraodon Mbu

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Common name: Mbu Puffer, Giant Puffer, Giant Green Puffer Scientific name: Tetraodon Mbu Average Adult Fish Size: 24 inches  /  60 cm Place of Origin: Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, Burundi, Cameroon. It inhabits rivers and …

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Leopoldi Stingray – Potamotrygon Leopoldi

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Common name: Leopoldi Stingray, Polka Dot Stingray, Black Diamond, P13, P14, P62 Scientific name: Potamotrygon leopoldi Average Adult Fish Size: 24 inches  /  60 cm Place of Origin: Rio Xingu basin and Rio Fresco in central Brazil. Typical Tank setup: …

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Arowana Droop Eye Syndrome

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An Arowana can get droop eye syndrome when its eyeball is continuing tilted downwards such that it is always looking down. This usually occurs in only 1 eye, with the other eye looking normal. The severity of droop eye may vary …

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Hillingdon Maidenhead Aquatics Fish Store Review

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The Hillingdon branch of the massive UK chain Maidenhead Aquatics is fantastic for tropical fish keepers looking for speciality oddballs, discus and piranha fish. Location is: Wyevale Country Gardens Pield Heath Road Hillingdon Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 3NP The impressive display …

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Fire Eel – Mastacembelus Erythrotaenia

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Common name: Fire Eel Scientific name: Mastacembelus Erythrotaenia Average Adult Fish Size: 40 inches  /  100 cm Place of Origin: India, Borneo, Malaysia, Sumatra, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma. Soft Southeast Asian riverbeds. Typical Tank setup: The bottom of your …

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Farnham Royal Chenies Fish Store Review

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Whilst not a main chain, it does not mean that Chenies aquatic store based in the Farnham Royal garden centre isn’t a place of interest for the tropical fish keeper. Location is: Farnham Royal Garden Centre Crown Lane Farnham Royal Nr …

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Ocean Rock For Tropical Aquariums Review

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When considering the fish you are going to keep, it is as important to think about what conditions and environment you will be keeping them in too. From experience I would say that a relaxed fish is a happy fish …

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Tropical Fish Site Reviews Underway

We have finally started to get to a place where we can bring you what we have always been aiming to – reviews. Not only are our reviews completely independent and written from scratch but they aim to give you …

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