Why Is The Compatibility Of Tropical Fish So Important

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If you have seen some of the other blogs and articles we have written you will often see we refer the reader to look at the Tropical Fish Profiles section of the website (as we have just done again!) if …

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Pearl Cichlid – Geophagus Brasiliensis

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Common name: Pearl Cichlid, Pearlscale Eartheater Scientific name: Geophagus Brasiliensis Average Adult Fish Size: 8 inches / 20 cm Place of Origin: East and southeast of Brazil Typical Tank setup: Plenty of gravel and open swimming space, maybe a few plants with …

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Red Swordtail – Xiphophorus Helleri

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Common name: Red Swordtail Scientific name: Xiphophorus Helleri Average Adult Fish Size: 8cm / 3 Inches Place of Origin: Malaysia, Singapore Typical Tank setup: Because of its peaceful nature, the Red Swordtail is well suited for the community aquarium. However, the male Red Swordtail …

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Green Tiger Barb – Puntius Tetrazona

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Common name: Green Tiger Barb, Sumatra Barb Scientific name: Puntius Tetrazona Average Adult Fish Size:  2.8 inches  /  7 cm Place of Origin: Indonesia and Malaysia Typical Tank setup: A well planted aquarium with rock work and driftwood / bogwood. …

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White Widow Tetra – Gymnocorymbus Ternetzi

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Common name: White Widow Tetra, White Skirt Tetra Scientific name: Gymnocorymbus Ternetzi 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 …

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Black Pacu – Colossoma Macropomum

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Common name: Black Pacu Scientific name: Colossoma Macropomum Average Adult Fish Size: 40 inches / 100 cm Place of Origin: Native to the Rio Orinoco and Amazon basins in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Introduced populations are thriving around …

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Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid – Apistogramma Cacatuoides

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Common name: Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid, Crested Dwarf Cichlid Scientific name: Apistogramma Cacatuoides Average Adult Fish Size: 3 inches  /  9 cm Place of Origin: South America, western Amazon basin: Widely distributed in clearwater and whitewater tributaries of the Rio Ucayali and Amazon …

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Recommended Tank Mates For Tropheus Tropical Cichlid Fish

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Cichlids from Lake Tanganyika in South Africa are becoming more and more popular amongst aquarists and as such there are more of them being imported to the UK and USA. one of the most popular groups of Lake Tanganyika cichlids …

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