Zebra Fish

Zebrafish

Scientific Classification Kingdom:       Animalia Phylum:      Chordata Class:               Actinopterygii Order:              Cypriniformes Family:           Cyprinidae Genus:              Danio Species:           D. Rerio Binomial Name: Danio Rerio The zebrafish has its scientific name as Danio Rerio. This fish belongs to the tropics. It is a fresh water fish of the minnow group called Cyprinidae, which is of the … Read more

Cichlid Fish

Cichlid Fish

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:          Chordata Class:               Actinopterygii Order:            Perciformes Suborder:       Labroidei Family:           Cichlidae Cichlid fish belong to the Perciformes order and Cichlidae family. They are very popular among freshwater fish hobbyists. The family is vast and diverse with more than 1650 species scientifically described. There is still an estimation of more than … Read more

Arowana Fish

Red Asian Arowana. Photo: Elma / Reykjavík

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:    Actinopterygii Order:   Osteoglossiformes Suborder:  Osteoglossoidei Family:           Osteoglossidae  The Arowana hailing from the Osteoglossidae family are a bony freshwater fish, they have another name, Bonytongues (the name bony tongue is meant for the Arapaimidae). The head of this group of fish is bony and its lengthened … Read more

Killifish

Killifish

The Killifish are endemic to  all over Asia, Africa, North America and regions of Europe. These fish are found in all fresh water habitats. There are over 500 varieties of them in this family. Many of them are indigenous to brackish water and some do live in fresh salt water. Killifish are famous for their … Read more

Angelfish

Angelfish. Photo: Mendel

Scientific Classification Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Actinopterygii Order Perciformes Family Cichlidae Subfamily Cichlasomatinae Tribe Heroini Genus Pterophyllum The Angelfish is a trendy fish kept in aquariums, and by all means they add to the attractiveness of the aquarium with much elegance. Still, it is not very easy for you to take care of this … Read more

Betta Fish

Betta Fish

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:    Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order:   Perciformes Family:  Osphronemidae Subfamily:                 Macropodusinae Genus:  Betta This attractive Betta fish have exciting colors and graceful tails, and many consider the brightly shining Betta as the one of the few pretty freshwater fish for aquariums. The arrangements needed for the Betta Fish to prosper and live … Read more

Betta Fish Care

Betta Fish

The Siamese fighting fish, called Betta or Betta Splendens originated from the mucky ponds, rice paddy fields and streams of Thailand. The Betta Splendens that were found at first had tiny fins and had pale colours. The fins of the modern Betta Fish are long and graceful, and you can see them in an assortment … Read more

Elephant-nose Fish

Elephant-nose Fish

Scientific Classification Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Actinopterygii Order Osteoglossiformes Family Mormyridae Genus Gnathonemus Species G. Petersii Gnathonemus Petersii, commonly known as Peters’ Elephant-nose fish is a species of fish from the freshwater group, endemic to Africa. It is a member of the genus Gnathonemus. The other synonyms for this fish are Long-Nosed Elephant Fish, … Read more

Goldfish Care

Goldfish

Goldfish, scientifically termed as Carassius Auratus is a popular freshwater fish belonging to the  Cyprinidae family and Cypriniformes order. It is said to be one of the oldest fish used in aquarium keeping and continues to be the most common fish found in the fish aquarium,. They are golden colored, beautiful, small fish from Carp family. … Read more

Fancy Goldfish

Goldfishs

Introduction Carassius Auratus, or more commonly termed as Fancy Goldfish or Fancies are members of the Carp family. The flowing, long fins and vibrant color patterns differentiate them from the other common Goldfish like Comet Goldfish. They do not attain a body length of a Koi fish, hence these small structured fish are a very … Read more

Fantail Goldfish

Fantail Goldfish

Scientific Classification Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Actinopterygii Order Cypriniformes Family Cyprinidae Genus Carassius Species C. Auratus Carassius Auratus, also known as Fantail Goldfish belongs to the Cyprinidae family. The Japanese version of this Fantail species is the Ryukin Goldfish, which has a more curved back and a caudal fin with more width than a … Read more

Oranda Goldfish

Oranda Goldfish

The Oranda Goldfish is a type of Goldfish, belonging to the Carp family. The main distinguishing feature that distinguishes this fish from the common Goldfish is the hood, which is present on the Oranda fish head. This head growth is also termed as “wen”, and it sometimes covers the whole head except the mouth. These … Read more