Pet Fish

Pet Fish

Fish is a creature from the Paraphyletic group. These creatures lack digits and limbs, and possess gills through which they breathe. Pet Fish is generally those fishes that are bred at home as a part of a fish-keeping hobby. Some fish-keeping is done for the consumption of fish, whereas some are nurtured exclusively for ornamental … Read more

Tropical Fish for Fish Tanks

Blue Tropical Fish

Tropical fishes are found in the aquatic tropical areas around the world. The fish keepers are very fond of these species. They consist of both freshwater as well as salt water species. It is available in different sizes and varied variety of attractive colors due to which it is preferred by the pet lovers. The … Read more

Freshwater Fish

Goldfishes. Photo: Roderick Santos

The fish that spend most of their lives in the fresh water bodies like ponds, lakes and rivers, which have less than 0.05% salinity is called Freshwater Fish. They differ in many aspects from the marine fishes, the main aspect being the difference in the level of salinity. These fishes require a lot of physiological adaptations to … Read more

Saltwater Aquarium Fish

Coral Reef and Tropical Fish

Saltwater fish are those that prefer to live in a saltwater habitat like the sea or salt lake, which has a salinity level more than 0.05%. These saltwater habitats like seas and oceans have more than 14,000 species of fish. These little creatures are very fascinating with a wide array of exotic colors, forms and … Read more

Koi Fish

Koi Fish

Scientific Classification Kingdom:       Animalia Phylum:          Chordata Class:              Actinopterygii Order:             Cypriniformes Family:            Cyprinidae Genus:             Cyprinus Species:           C. Carpio Subspecies:     C. Haematopterus Koi fish, also known as Nishikigoi is a group of ornamental fish that belongs to Cyprinidae family. It is basically a type of domesticated carp fish that is grown in the outdoor ponds … Read more

Discus Fish

Discus Fish

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Class:         Actinopterygii Order:        Piciformes Family:      Cichlidae Subfamily: Cichlasomatinae Tribe:         Heroini Genus:       Symphysodon Discus Fish, scientifically termed as Symphysodon, is a species of Cichlid fish group that belongs to Cichlidae family. The other synonym for this fish is Pompadour fish, and it is a very popular species among the pet … Read more

Tetra Fish

A diamond tetra fish. Photo: Michael Palmer /

The Tetra Fish belonging to the Characidae family is an inhabitant of Africa and South as well as Central America. The distinctive feature of these fish is that they possess adipose fins between caudal and dorsal fins. These fish are so popular in fish keeping that the other fish of the same size are also … Read more

Neon Tetra

Neon Tetra. Photo: André Karwath

The Paracheirodon Innesi, commonly known as Neon Tetra, belongs to the Characiformes order and Characin family. It is a fish from the freshwater category, and is endemic to the clear water or Blackwater streams situated in Southeastern Colombia, Brazil and eastern parts of Peru. This species is also found in the some tributaries, where the … Read more

Rummynose Tetra Fish

Rummy Nose Tetra Fish

Hemigrammus Rhodostomus, commonly known as Rummy Nose Tetra belongs to the family of Characin fish that inhabits the tropical freshwaters. They are endemic to the South American regions, and are a favorite of the fish hobbyist. They are the small tetra species that grow up to 5cm when mature. They look very similar to the other species … Read more

Congo Tetra

Congo Tetra. Photo: André Karwath

The Congo Tetra, biologically called Phenacogrammus Interruptus, is an incredible and gorgeous species of Tetra fish from the African Characin family. The body of this Tetra species displays an array of rainbow colors that will glow in your fish tank. This unique color combination and beautiful body structure make them the most preferred Tetra by the fish … Read more

Glowlight Tetra

Glowlight Tetra. Photo: Nevit Dilmen

Hemigrammus erythrozonus, in general called as Glowlight Tetra, is a tiny fish found in the tropical regions of the River Essequibo, Guyana, in the continent of South America. Its color is silver, striped with brilliant shimmering orange-red from the snout up to the bottom of the tail, the frontal portion of the dorsal fin is … Read more

Guppy Fish

Guppy Fish

Scientific Classification Kingdom:       Animalia Phylum:          Chordata Class:  Actinopterygii Order:              Cyprinodontiformes Family:   Poeciliidae Genus: Poecilia Species:           P. Reticulata The Guppy, whose scientific name is Poecilia Reticulata, is otherwise called rainbow fish and also Million Fish. This fish is spread extensively all over the world, and is one among the main well-known varieties of fish in … Read more