Captive Bred Coral Beauty Angels

Captive Bred Coral Beauty Angels

Pet World is excited to announce the first captive bred Coral Beauty Angels (Centropyge bispinosa)  have arrived; February 15, 2017! The spawning and raising of this small Centropyge saltwater angelfish was achieved at Biota Marine Life Nursery in Palau. The Coral [...]

ORA Kamohara Blenny

ORA Kamohara Blenny

Common Name: Kamohara Blenny, Kamohara Fanged Blenny Origin: Southern Coast of Japan Diet: Omnivorous. Will eat pellets and most prepared marine foods. Frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp Size: Males 4 inches, females 3 inches Water Conditions: ORA Kamohara Blennies adapt [...]

Pantano Cichlid Cichlasoma pearsei

Pantano Cichlid Cichlasoma pearsei

The Pantano Cichlid is a large growing cichlid with a mild temperament. It is an ideal fish for a large, mixed community aquarium Origin: Central America – eastern Mexico to Guatemala. Diet: Primarily a vegetarian in the wild – algae [...]

Siberian Sturgeon

Siberian Sturgeon

Siberian Sturgeon (Acipenser baerii) Common Name: Siberian Sturgeon. Longnose Sturgeon Origin: Northern River systems of Siberia: Rivers Ob, Yenisei and Lena Diet: Pellets with protein content of 40%, smaller sturgeon will eat live black worms and frozen bloodworms and various [...]

Stendker Discus arrive October 2015

Stendker Discus arrive October 2015

A new shipment of Stendker Discus has arrived at Pet World in Rochester, New York. This assortment of German discus were hand selected by Pet World from the amazing stock of Discus Hans in Maryland. Stendker Discus are known for [...]

Wapoga Red Laser Rainbow

Wapoga Red Laser Rainbow

Wapoga Red Laser Rainbow                              Melanotaenia sp. ‘Wapoga Red Laser’ Common Name: Wapoga Red Laser, Dwarf Red Laser, Waponga Red Lazer Origin: Siewa/.Wapoga area of Papua, Tank raised in Indonesia Diet: Accepts flake food, Frozen brine shrimp, cyclops, mysis shrimp, tubifex [...]

Exotic Tropical Fish March 2015

Exotic Tropical Fish March 2015

March is a busy month for tropical fish in Rochester! Here are some of the highlights:   Week of March 28th: Information on & Chaca Chaca [...]

Premium Female Bettas

Premium Female Bettas

In February 11, 2015 Pet World received an outstanding shipment of premium female bettas. They include crown tail, half moon, dragonscale and split tail female betta. Crown Tail Female Betta: The crown tail is characterized by fin rays that extend [...]

Tropical Fish – In a Different Light

Tropical Fish – In a Different Light

Pet World had the privilege of assisting Robert Law with his final project for a lighting class, using live tropical fish in December 2014, Robert is senior at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) majoring in RIT’s advertising photography program. The [...]

New Discus Fish

New Discus Fish

Pet World has just received a new shipment for Stendker Discus  on January 23, 2015 from Discus Hans.   Tank raised Stendker Discus are easy to keep compared to their wild counterparts. Stendker Discus are raised in German tap water [...]

Red Ceibal Cichlid (Australoheros sp. red ceibal)

Red Ceibal Cichlid (Australoheros sp. red ceibal)

Common Name: Red Ceibal Cichlid Origin: Arroyo Ceibal River in Brazil Diet: , Cichlid Pellets, Frozen , , 

Fish of the Week: January 10, 2015

Fish of the Week: January 10, 2015

Many new, exciting tropical fish and aquatic plants have arrived this week at Pet World in Rochester. After the Christmas holidays there are many new aquariums that are ready to be stocked. Stop into either Pet World location for the [...]

Fish of the Week November 29, 2014

Fish of the Week November 29, 2014

This week we have an outstanding assortment of fish that arrived for tanks big and small. The Emperor Tetras and Blue-eyed Black Emperor Tetras are exceptional. We have a new rainbow for the first time – tank raised from Indonesia. [...]

Dragon Scale Betta

Dragon Scale Betta

  Dragon Scale Betta Dragon Scale Bettas feature scales which are solid and rich color; colors tend to be mostly white

Cobalt Blue Discus

Cobalt Blue Discus

Premium Stendker Discus from Germany

Brilliant Turquoise Discus

Brilliant Turquoise Discus

Premium Stendker Discus from Germany

Blue Diamond Discus

Blue Diamond Discus

Premium Stendker Discus from Germany

Flachen Snakeskin Discus

Flachen Snakeskin Discus

Flachen Snakeskin Discus                          

Red Scribbled Discus

Red Scribbled Discus

Premium Stendker Discus from Germany

Red Snakeskin Discus

Red Snakeskin Discus

Premium Stendker Discus from Germany                   

Red Pigeon Blood Discus

Red Pigeon Blood Discus

Premium Stendker Discus from Germany                        

Red Malboro Discus

Red Malboro Discus

Premium Stendker Discus from Germany

Purple Land Crab <em>(Chamaecyparis brevimanus)</em>

Purple Land Crab (Chamaecyparis brevimanus)

Common Name: Purple Hermit Crab, Purple Land Crab Origin: Indonesia; found throughout Southwest Pacific Ocean and the East coast of Africa Diet: Prepared Hermit Crab Food, carotene source – corn and carrots, frozen or freeze-dried krill or ocean plankton, plus [...]

Teugelsi Bichir <em>(Polypterus teugelsi)</em>

Teugelsi Bichir (Polypterus teugelsi)

 Common Name: Teugelsi Bichir. Polypterus sp. ‘Cameroon’ Origin: Upper Cross River drainage in Cameroon Diet: Bichers are carnivorous by nature and feed on black worms, ghost shrimp and earthworms, Frozen blood worms, prawn and mega mysis shrimp. Bichirs will often [...]

Gold Roseline Shark <em>(Puntius denisonii ‘Gold’)</em>

Gold Roseline Shark (Puntius denisonii ‘Gold’)

 Common Name: Gold Denison Barb, Gold Roseline Shark, Gold Roseline Torpedo Barb Origin: Denison Barbs are from India – the Western Ghats. Diet: Accepts flake food; especially flake food high in carotenoids. Frozen brine shrimp and blood worms Size: 4.5 [...]

Cupid Cichlid <em>(Biotodoma cupido)</em>

Cupid Cichlid (Biotodoma cupido)

Common Name: Cupid Cichlid, Geophagus cupido, Acara subocularis Origin: Eastern Brazil, but found throughout South America Diet: Flake Food, Freeze-dried plankton.  Frozen: Brine Shrimp, bloodworms, Mysis shrimp, ocean plankton Size: 5 to 6 inches Water Conditions: pH 6.0 to 7.0 [...]

Discus Trivia

Discus Trivia

Discus Hans is a Dutch Discus breeder who’s been active in Discus breeding since 1982. Since 2002 Hans is the Dutch distributor of “Stendker” Discus. Stendker has the largest Discus hatchery in Europe, and is for almost 35 years very [...]

Gardneri Killifish          <em>( Fundulopanchax  gardneri    ‘Innidere’)</em>

Gardneri Killifish ( Fundulopanchax gardneri ‘Innidere’)

  Common Name: Steel Blue killifish, Gardneri Killifish Origin: Southeastern Nigeria and western Cameroon. ‘Innidere’ are found in Ọyọ State, Nigeria. Innidere is thought to be a trade name instead of a location name. Diet: Live brine shrimp & Blackworms; [...]

Celiae Killifish  <em>(Aphyosemion celiae)</em>

Celiae Killifish (Aphyosemion celiae)

  Common Name: Celiae Killifish Origin: Mambanda, Cameroon, Diet: Live brine shrimp & Blackworms; Frozen brine shrimp, bloodworms. Celiae may take small flake food as well. Size: 2 ¼  inches , Wild males are up to 3 inches Water Conditions: [...]

Emerald Killifish <em>(Fundulopanchax scheeli)</em>

Emerald Killifish (Fundulopanchax scheeli)

Common Name: Emerald Aphyosemion, Emerald Killifish Origin: Cameroon, Nigeria. Diet: Live brine shrimp & Blackworms; Frozen brine shrimp, bloodworms. Scheeli may take small flake food as well. Size: 2 ½  inches Water Conditions: pH 6.0 to 7.5; water temperature 73 [...]

Two Stripe Killifish<em>(Aphyosemion bivittatum)</em>

Two Stripe Killifish(Aphyosemion bivittatum)

Common Name: Two Stripe Killifish Origin: Found in small streams around the Gulf of Guinea Diet: Live brine shrimp & Blackworms; Frozen brine shrimp, rotifers, Daphnia. Some flake food and freeze-dried foods will also be eaten. Size: 2 ½  inches [...]

Clown Killifish<em>(Epiplatys annulatus)</em>

Clown Killifish(Epiplatys annulatus)

    Common Name: Clown Killifish, Rocket Killifish Origin: Southern Guinea and Sierra Leone to northwestern Liberia, near the capital of Monrovia. Diet: Live brine shrimp & Blackworms; Frozen baby brine shrimp and brine shrimp, rotifers, Daphnia. May take small [...]

Gardneri Killifish <em> (Fundulopanchax  gardneri  ‘Makurdi’)</em>

Gardneri Killifish (Fundulopanchax gardneri ‘Makurdi’)

  Common Name: Steel Blue killifish, Gardneri Killifish Origin: Southeastern Nigeria and western Cameroon. ‘Makurdi’ are found near Makurdi, Nigeria Diet: Live brine shrimp & Blackworms; Frozen brine shrimp, bloodworms, mysis shrimp Size: 2 inches” Water Conditions: pH 6.0 to [...]

Daisy’s Blue Rice Fish<em>(Oryzias woworae)</em>

Daisy’s Blue Rice Fish(Oryzias woworae)

Common Name: Neon Blue Daisy’s Rice Fish, Daisy’s Blue Killifish Origin: Sulawesi – Indonesia Diet: Fine ground flake food; Frozen: baby brine shrimp, daphnia Size: Males 1 inch, Females 1 inch. Water Conditions: pH 6.0 to 7.5 Water temperature: 74 [...]

Rasbora brigittae<em>(Boraras brigittae)</em>

Rasbora brigittae(Boraras brigittae)

Common Name: Mosquito Rasbora, Chili Rasbora. Red fin Dwarf Rasbora Origin: Borneo – Indonesia Diet: Fine ground flake food; Frozen: baby brine shrimp, daphnia Size: Males 1 ¼ inches, Females 1 ¼ inches. Water Conditions: pH 6.0 to 7.2 Water [...]

Yellow Peacock Bass<em>(Cichla kelberi)</em>

Yellow Peacock Bass(Cichla kelberi)

Common Name: Yellow Peacock Bass, local name ‘Tucunare amarela’ Origin: Brazil: Captive raised Taipei Diet: Pellet Food. Frozen: Mysis, bloodworms, Krill, Silver sides; small fish Size: Males 11 inches, Females 9 inches. Reports of up to 14 inches Water Conditions: [...]

Giant Sparkling Gourami<em>(Trichopsis pumilus)</em>

Giant Sparkling Gourami(Trichopsis pumilus)

Common Name: Pygmy Gourami, Dwarf Croaking Gourami (different species), Sparkling Gourami Origin: Southeast Asia – Thailand & Cambodia Diet: Fine ground flake food; Frozen: baby brine shrimp, daphnia; live brine shrimp and small [...]

Galaxy Rasbora <em>(Microrasbora sp. “Galaxy”)</em>

Galaxy Rasbora (Microrasbora sp. “Galaxy”)

Common Name: Galaxy Rasbora, Fireworks Rasbora Origin: Myanmar (Burma) Diet: Accepts Crumbled flake food, daphnia, brine shrimp and tubifex worms Size: ½ to ¾ of an inch. There have been some reports of fish over 11/4 inches Water Conditions: Galaxies [...]

The Better Betta

The Better Betta

Some people classify fish under 180 degrees but over 120 degrees as a Super Delta. Again the rays must be straight and even, fully extended. The degree of this tailspan may also vary   [...]

Electric Green Tetra <em>(Gymnocorymbus ternetzi)</em>

Electric Green Tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi)

Common Name: “Black” Tetra, “Black Skirt” Tetra Origin: Species Paraguay, Electric green – laboratory Diet: Flake food,; Frozen, Brine shrimp, Blood Worms, mosquito larvae Water Conditions: 72 to 84 degrees F with a pH between 6.5and 7.4 Introduced: Boulenger, 1895 [...]

Blue Turbo Snail <em>(Celetaia persculpta)</em>

Blue Turbo Snail (Celetaia persculpta)

Common Name: Freshwater Blue Turbo Snail Origin: Lake Poso – Sulawesi, Indonesia Diet: Algae, debris on bottom Size: 1.5 inches to 2 inches Water Conditions: Needs clear water, pH between 7.2 and 8.0 and a temperature between 73 and 77 [...]

Yellow Rainbow <em>(Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi)</em>

Yellow Rainbow (Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi)

  Common Name: Yellow Rainbowfish., Lake Tebera Rainbowfish Origin: Lake Tebera – central Papua New Guinea. Tank raised in Indonesia Diet: Accepts flake food, Frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, blood worms to achieve vibrant colors Size: 4.5 to 5.0inches Water [...]

Praecox Rainbow      <em>(Melanotaenia praecox)</em>

Praecox Rainbow (Melanotaenia praecox)

  Common Name: Praecox Rainbow, Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish Origin: Mamberamo region of West Papua (formerly known as Irian Jaya), Tank raised in Indonesia Diet: Accepts flake food, Frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, tubifex worms Size: 2 to 2.5inches Water Conditions: [...]

MacCulloch’s Rainbow <em>(Melanotaenia maccullochi)</em>

MacCulloch’s Rainbow (Melanotaenia maccullochi)

  Common Name: MacCulloch’s Rainbow, Red-finned Rainbow Origin: Fly River Papua New Guinea to Northern Australia. Tank raised in Indonesia Diet: Accepts flake food, Frozen brine shrimp, daphnia, mini mysis to achieve vibrant colors Size: 2.5 to 3.0inches Water Conditions: [...]

Blue Eye Rainbow Aru IV  <em>(Pseudomugil gertrudae Aru IV)</em>

Blue Eye Rainbow Aru IV (Pseudomugil gertrudae Aru IV)

Common Name: Spotted Blue Eye Origin: Irian Jaya, Aru Islands;  specimens are tank raised in Indonesia Diet: Flake food, and frozen: brine shrimp, baby brine shrimp, daphnia, rotifers Size: 1.5 inches Water Conditions: pH 6.4 to 7.4; water temperature 72 [...]

Blue Phantom Plecostomus L 128 <em>(Ancistrinae sp.)</em>

Blue Phantom Plecostomus L 128 (Ancistrinae sp.)

    Common Name: Blue Phantom plecostomus, L 128 Origin: Venezuela, Rio Orinoco Diet: Omnivorous and will eat algae Size: 10 inches Water Conditions: Blue Phantom Plecostomus prefers a temperature of 73 to 80 degrees F. Soft water, with pH [...]

Dwarf Cardinal Minnow <em>(Tanichthys micagemmae)</em>

Dwarf Cardinal Minnow (Tanichthys micagemmae)

  Common Name: Dwarf Cardinal Minnow Origin: Asia; Found only in streams of the Ben Hai River in Vietnam Diet: Crushed dry food, frozen daphnia Size: 1.0 inches Water Conditions: enjoys temperatures between 68 and 75 degrees F.  pH 7.0 [...]

Blue ‘Lobster’  <em<(Macrobrachium rosenbergi)</em>

Blue ‘Lobster’

Common Name: Blue Lobster, Giant River Prawn, Malaysian Prawn. Long-armed prawn Origin: Indo- Pacific, northern Australia and Southeast Asia Diet: Flake Food, pellets; Frozen Brine Shrimp, bloodworms, Mysis shrimp, Krill. Will eat live fish Size: 8 inches plus claws on [...]

Live Black Worms <em>(Lumbriculus variegatus)</em>

Live Black Worms (Lumbriculus variegatus)

Blackworms are a nutritious live food for most freshwater tropical fish. California blackworms are an excellent source of protein and are an important conditioning food for new arrivals and for fish breeding. Live foods improve the health and vitality of [...]

Green Bird’s Nest <em>(Seriatopora guttatus)</em>

Green Bird’s Nest (Seriatopora guttatus)

Ease of Care: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful Lighting: Moderate Water flow: Medium Water Conditions: 72 to 78 degrees, dKH 8 – 12, sg. 1.023 – 1.025, pH 8.1 – 8.4 Feeding: Occasional feeding of micro-plankton, or foods for filter feeding invertebrates [...]

Orange Montipora Digitata <em>(montipora digitata)</em>

Orange Montipora Digitata (montipora digitata)

Ease of Care: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Lighting: Medium Water flow: Medium Water Conditions: 72 to 78 degrees, dKH 8 – 12, sg. 1.023 – 1.025, pH 8.0 – 8.4 Feeding: Weekly feeding of micro-plankton, brine shrimp or foods for filter [...]

Peppermint Shrimp <em>(Lysmata wurdemanni)</em>

Peppermint Shrimp (Lysmata wurdemanni)

Common Name: Peppermint Shrimp Origin: Tropical Western Atlantic, Caribbean Diet: A scavenger which consumes uneaten food, detritus, and decomposing organic matter. Most importantly they also feed on Aiptasia anemones Size: Up to 2” in length with 2” antenna Water Conditions: [...]

Plum Crazy Acropora <em>(Acropora sp.)</em>

Plum Crazy Acropora (Acropora sp.)

Ease of Care: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful Lighting: High Water flow: Strong Water Conditions: 72 to 78 degrees, dKH 8 – 12, sg. 1.023 – 1.025, pH 8.0 – 8.4 Feeding: Weekly feeding of micro-plankton or foods for filter feeding invertebrates [...]

Stuber Staghorn <em>(Acropora sp.)</em>

Stuber Staghorn (Acropora sp.)

Ease of Care: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful Lighting: Moderate to High Water flow: Medium to Strong Water Conditions: 72 to 78 degrees, dKH 8 – 12, sg. 1.023 – 1.025, pH 8.1 – 8.4 Feeding: Weekly feeding of micro-plankton or foods [...]

Marshall Island Blue Bottlebrush <em>(Acropora sp.)</em>

Marshall Island Blue Bottlebrush (Acropora sp.)

Ease of Care: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful Lighting: Moderate to High Water flow: Medium to High Water Conditions: 72 to 78 degrees, dKH 8 – 12, s.g. 1.023 – 1.025, pH 8.1 – 8.4 Feeding: Weekly feeding of micro-plankton or foods [...]

Gourami, Snakeskin <em>(Trichopodus pectoralis)</em>

Gourami, Snakeskin (Trichopodus pectoralis)

Common Name: Snakeskin Gourami, Siamese Gourami Origin: Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Southern Vietnam Diet: Flake Food, Freeze-dried plankton or mosquito larvae. Frozen Brine Shrimp, blood worms, Mysis shrimp. Live black worms Size: 8 inches in aquariums, up to 10 inches in [...]

Cichlid, Synspilum <em>(Vieja synspila)</em>

Cichlid, Synspilum (Vieja synspila)

Common Name: Redhead Cichlid, Firehead cichlid or Quetzal cichlid Origin: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize Diet: Cichlid pellets; Frozen bloodworms, mysis shrimp, krill, prawn, silversides Size: 12 inches for males, 9 inches for females Water Conditions: pH 6.6 to 7.2; water temperature [...]

Cichlid, Cupid  <em>(Biotodoma cupido)</em>

Cichlid, Cupid (Biotodoma cupido)

Common Name: Cupid Cichlid, Geophagus cupido, Acara subocularis Origin: Eastern Brazil, but found throughout South America Diet: Flake Food, Freeze-dried plankton.  Frozen: Brine Shrimp, bloodworms, Mysis shrimp, ocean plankton Size: 5 to 6 inches Water Conditions: pH 6.0 to 7.0 [...]

Siamese Algae Eater<em>(Crossocheilus siamensis)</em>

Siamese Algae Eater(Crossocheilus siamensis)

Common Name: Siamese Algae Eater, SAE, Siamese Fox, Siamese Flying Fox, Algae Eating Sharks Origin: Thailand and the Malay Peninsula Diet: Algae: they will also eat flake food, frozen bloodworms and brine shrimp Size: 6 inches Water Conditions: pH 6.5 [...]

Snail Assassin

Snail Assassin

Common Name: Assassin Snail, Snail Eating Snail Origin: Indonesia to Thailand Diet: Opportunistic carnivores – will feed on live prey such as Malayan livebearing snails or scavenged detritus. Size: 1” inches Water Conditions: pH 6.5 to 7.5 Water temperature: 68 [...]

Cichlid, Cuban <em>(Nandopsis tetracanthus)</em>

Cichlid, Cuban (Nandopsis tetracanthus)

  Common Name: Cuban Cichlid, Biajaca. Formerly Cichlasoma tetracanthus Origin: Rivers and lakes of Cuba Diet: Pellet & flake foods, Frozen: Mysis, krill, pacifica plankton, bloodworms Size: 10 inches Water Conditions: pH 7.0 to 8.0; water temperature 76 to 86 [...]

Cichlid, Orange Sunburst Elongatus <em>(Pseudotropheus elongatus)</em>

Cichlid, Orange Sunburst Elongatus (Pseudotropheus elongatus)

Common Name: Orange Sunburst elongatus Origin: Hybrid from Florida; parents from Lake Malawi Diet: Flake food & small pellets. Algae Flakes. Frozen: Brine Shrimp, Mysis, pacifica plankton, bloodworms Size: Males 4 inches, Females 3.5 inches Water Conditions: pH 7.6 to [...]

Cichlid, Haplochromis ‘Fire Blue’ <em>(Protomelas taeniolatus ‘Ndiwe’)</em>

Cichlid, Haplochromis ‘Fire Blue’ (Protomelas taeniolatus ‘Ndiwe’)

Common Name: Hap. Ndiwe, Hap.stevensi, Hap. fenestratus, Hap. Red Empress Origin: Lake Malawi – found throughout the lake but this variety comes from Makanjila Point Diet: Flake food & small pellets, algae flake, any herbivore food. Frozen: Brine Shrimp, Mysis, [...]

Cichlid, Orange Collar Peacock <em>(Aulonocara gertrudae)</em>

Cichlid, Orange Collar Peacock (Aulonocara gertrudae)

Common Name: Orange Collar Peacock, Aulonocara multispot Origin: Lake Malawi – found lake wide but most common in Masinje Diet: Flake food & small pellets, Frozen: Brine Shrimp, Mysis, pacifica plankton, bloodworms Size: Males 6”, Females 5 inches Water Conditions: [...]

Cichlid, OB Peacock <em>(Aulonocara sp. ‘OB Peacock’)</em>

Cichlid, OB Peacock (Aulonocara sp. ‘OB Peacock’)

Common Name: OB Peacock, The meaning of OB is Orange blotched Origin: NOT naturally found in Lake Malawi Diet: Flake food & small pellets, Frozen: Brine Shrimp, Mysis, pacifica plankton, bloodworms Size: Males 6 inches, Females 4 inches Water Conditions: [...]

Cichlid, Blue Regal Peacock ‘Mbenji’ <em>(Aulonocara stuartgranti)</em>

Cichlid, Blue Regal Peacock ‘Mbenji’ (Aulonocara stuartgranti)

Common Name: Blue Regal Peacock, Mbenji Peacock, Aulonocara koningsi Origin: Lake Malawi – Mbenji Island Diet: Flake food & small pellets, Frozen: Brine Shrimp, Mysis, pacifica plankton, bloodworms Size: Males 6 inches, Females 4 inches Water Conditions: pH 7.4 to [...]

Cichlid, Tretocephalus <em>(Neolamprologus tretocephalus)</em>

Cichlid, Tretocephalus (Neolamprologus tretocephalus)

Common Name: Tretocephalus cichlid, Five Barred Cichlid, Lamprologus tretocephalus, Tret cichlid Origin: Lake Tanganyika  – Northern sections Diet: Flake food & small pellets. Frozen: Brine Shrimp, Mysis, pacifica plankton, feeder snails Size: Males 5 inches, Females 5 inches Water Conditions: [...]

Cichlid, Electric Blue Johanni <em>(Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos)</em>

Cichlid, Electric Blue Johanni (Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos)

Common Name: Electric Blue Johanni,Blue Johanni, Blue gray mbuna (rock dweller) Origin: Lake Malawi – Found between Mbako Point and Membe Point at Likoma Island Diet: Flake food & small pellets. Algae Flakes. Frozen: Brine Shrimp, Mysis, pacifica plankton, bloodworms [...]

Cichlid, Aztec Cichlid <em>(Nandopsis managuensis)</em>

Cichlid, Aztec Cichlid (Nandopsis managuensis)

      (Nandopsis managuensis) Common Name: Managuense cichlid, Aztec cichlid, Jaguar cichlid. Nomenclature still confusing as Parachromis, Cichlasoma and Herichthys may be used Origin: Central America – Nicaragua around Managua Diet: Pellet foods, Frozen: Mysis, krill, Silversides. Live feeder fish, earthworms [...]

Cichlid,Yellow Lepturus cichlid <em>(Buccochromis rhoadesii)</em>

Cichlid,Yellow Lepturus cichlid (Buccochromis rhoadesii)

     (Buccochromis rhoadesii) Common Name: Yellow Lepturus Cichlid Origin: Lake Malawi, Africa Diet: Accepts cichlid pellets, frozen blood worms, frozen plankton & krill, live black worms Size: 13 – 14 inches Water Conditions: Lepturus can be kept in a temperature [...]

Cichlid, Humphead Flower Horn

Cichlid, Humphead Flower Horn

                Common Name: Flower Horn Cichlid. A man made hybrid between, Cichlasoma Trimaculatus, Cichlasoma Festae and Jingang Blood Parrot. Origin: Central America for the original specie Diet: Accepts cichlid pellets, frozen blood worms [...]

Cichlid, Red Striped Eartheater <em>(Geophagus surinamensis)</em>

Cichlid, Red Striped Eartheater (Geophagus surinamensis)

     Common Name: Red Striped Eartheater Origin: Suriname; also tank raised in Singapore Diet: Flake food, pellets and greens, and frozen brine shrimp, Bloodworms, mysis shrimp. The addition of spirulina algae will enhance their blue /green coloration Size: 10 to12inches [...]

Cichlid ,Jurupari <em>(Satanoperca leucostictus)</em>

Cichlid ,Jurupari (Satanoperca leucostictus)

     (Satanoperca leucostictus) Common Name: Trade name is Geophagus jurupari or Eartheater cichlid, also Gravel Girtie Origin: Peru, Western Amazon, related variety from Guiana. Smaller specimens: tank raised in Indonesia Diet: Accepts flake food, Frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, blood [...]

Cichlid, Festivum <em>(Mesonauta festivus)</em>

Cichlid, Festivum (Mesonauta festivus)

Common Name: Flag Cichlid, Barred Cichlid. Formerly Cichlasoma festivum Origin: Amazon & Western Guyana Diet: Flake food & small pellets, Frozen: Brine Shrimp, Mysis, pacifica plankton, bloodworms Size: Females 4 – 5” Males 6” Water Conditions: pH 6.0 to 8.0; [...]

Cichlid, Compressicpes <em>(Dimidiochromis compressiceps)</em>

Cichlid, Compressicpes (Dimidiochromis compressiceps)

Common Name: Malawian Eye Eater, Haplochromis compressiceps Origin: Lake Malawi, Africa Diet: Accepts cichlid pellets, frozen blood worms, frozen plankton, Mysis & krill, live black worms, will eat small fish Size: 10 inches Water Conditions temperature range of 72 to [...]

Bass, 3 Bar Peacock<em>(Cichla temensis)</em>

Bass, 3 Bar Peacock(Cichla temensis)

  Common Name: Speckled Peacock Bass Origin: Venezuela, Columbia, Brazil;  smaller specimens are tank raised in Thailand Diet: Pellets, chopped fish, and frozen: brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, blood worms, krill, silversides Size: 24 inches in tanks; 30 to 36 inches [...]

Cichlid, Black Belt <em>(Vieja maculicauda)</em>

Cichlid, Black Belt (Vieja maculicauda)

  Common Name: Black Belt, Red Black Vieja Origin: Central America – Guatemala to Panama. May be found in fresh, brackish and saltwater. Diet: Flake and Pellet foods, Frozen: Mysis, krill, Silversides. Also lettuce, spinach and fruits Size: 12 inches [...]

Betta, Gladiator <em>(Betta gladiator)</em>

Betta, Gladiator (Betta gladiator)

     Common Name: Gladiator Betta Origin: Borneo Diet: Frozen Brine Shrimp, blood worms, Mysis shrimp. Live black worms Size: 5 inches Water Conditions: pH 6.0 to 7.2 water temperature 76 to 84 degrees F. Introduced: Tan & Ng, 2005 Sexing: [...]

Burmese Border Botia <em>(Botia kubotai)</em>

Burmese Border Botia (Botia kubotai)

     (Botia kubotai) Common Name: Burmese Border Botia, Angelicus botia Origin: Myanmar (Burma) – Ataran river basin Diet: Accepts flake food, sinking pellets, frozen blood worms, live black worms Size: 5 inches Water Conditions: Border botias can be kept in [...]

Red Sumatran Betta <em>(Betta rubra)</em>

Red Sumatran Betta (Betta rubra)

Common Name: Red Sumatran Betta Origin: North westerly province of Aceh on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia Diet: Daphnia, Brine Shrimp, Bloodworms, Mysis Shrimp in Frozen or Freeze dried forms Size: 2 inches Water Conditions: pH 5.05 to 6.0; water [...]

Betta, The Brunei Beauty  <em>(Betta macrostoma)</em>

Betta, The Brunei Beauty (Betta macrostoma)

Common name: The Brunei Beauty Origin: Comes from the headwaters of Sawak, Indonesia and the Kingdom of Brunei. Sexing: Females are brown color but develop bold stripes when breeding, males are reddish orange with deep blue-black markings on the throat, [...]

Betta, Blue Band Mouthbrooder <em>(Betta enisae)</em>

Betta, Blue Band Mouthbrooder (Betta enisae)

Common Name: Blue Band Mouthbrooder Origin: Kapuas river basin – Indonesia Diet: Accepts most foods including flakes, blood worms and brine shrimp Size: 3.0 to 3.5 inches Water Conditions: temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees F.  pH 6.0 to 7.2 [...]

Sabalo Barracuda <em>(Brycon dentex)</em>

Sabalo Barracuda (Brycon dentex)

Common Name: Sabalo Barracuda Origin: Ecuador Diet: Frozen: Krill & Silver sides, Live Rosy Reds and Goldfish, Size: 16 inches Water Conditions: pH 6.0 to 7.5; water temperature 72 to 82 degrees F. Introduced: ? Sexing: Unknown Breeding: Unknown Behavior: [...]

Arowana Leichardti <em>(Scleropages leichardti)</em>

Arowana Leichardti (Scleropages leichardti)

Common Name: Australia Arowana, Spotted Barramundi, Origin: Northern Australia, New Guinea Diet: Prawns, crickets, meaty foods, may accept flake food when young and pellets when older Size: 33inches Water Conditions: Leichardti arowana like temperatures between 76 to 84 degrees F. [...]

Jardini Arowana <em>(Scleropages jardini)</em>

Jardini Arowana (Scleropages jardini)

Common Name: Jardini Arowana, Northern Spotted Barramundi, Pearl Dragonfish Origin: New Guinea to Northern Australia Diet: Prawns, crickets, meaty foods, live fish; may accept freeze-dried ocean plankton and small crickets when young Size: 30 to 35 inches Water Conditions: Jardini [...]