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Dwarf Gouramis

Originally from South Asia where their natural habitats are subjected to heavy rainy seasons followed by dry ones. As the dry season sets in, rivers withdraw leaving hundreds of ponds behind where different species of fish get caught every year. Under these conditions gouramis have developed a unique survival tool: armed with a special organ call labyrinth, they can breathe oxygen from the air and so live in such oxygen-poor waters. This ability allows them to survive for short periods of time under the most extreme environments: where there’s no […] Read more »

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Goldfish (Carassius Auratus)

Goldfish are diggers and will scatter the fine sand onto leaves, injuring thin and less hardy plants, particularly fine-leaved varieties. They often dig in the gravel and can uproot plants or damage their stems. Plants grafted onto rocks or wood (e.g. anubias, java fern) are good choices. Fancy goldfish, need a tank free of active or aggressive fishes, they require optimum water conditions to prevent fin damage and deterioration. They are best maintained at around 65°F (18°C); they may be susceptible to fungal infections and fin rot if kept at […] Read more »

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Oscar Fish – Astronotus Ocellatus

A very intelligent fish that can recognize its owner, the heavily built Oscar is an all-time favorite among aquarium hobbyists. Originally imported from South America, most Oscars for sale are now tank-bred. A large aquarium of at least 70 gallons is required to house a pair of Oscars. The Oscar fish has his own ideas on how to decorate what he considers his home (your aquarium!) he will grab any object including small rocks and plants (doesn’t care whether they are natural or artificial) and spit them out of the […] Read more »

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Siamese Fighting Fish or Betta splendens

For hundred of years, the Siamese Fighting Fish or Betta splendens, has been kept and cultivated by people in Thailand (Siam). Today, the Betta is popular throughout the world – though not for the purpose of fish fighting but as a peaceful aquarium resident. Through years of selective breeding, pet store Bettas look vastly different from their original, wild-caught ancestors. Instead of just a few colors, they can now be purchased in an array of hues including red, blue, turquoise, black, white, yellow, and brown. In addition, their fins have […] Read more »