Tropical Fish Hobbyist
03/23/2017 at 14:50. Facebook
Hey #TFH fans! Who can correctly name this little guy just from the tail? Check back later today for the answer.
Tropical Fish Hobbyist
03/22/2017 at 17:14. Facebook
While most species of pufferfish are unassuming, they often pack a powerful punch. The dogfaced puffer can grow to twice it's size when threatened and are equipped with fused teeth that can bite through clam shells!
Tropical Fish Hobbyist
03/21/2017 at 20:40. Facebook
Though corrals of the genus Galaxea are sought after by the most serious hobbyists for their enticing aesthetic, many are best reserved for nature due to their size. Many of them capable of growing to over 20 feet across!
Wear your green for St. Patrick's Day, but don't let your tank follow suit! The genus Stiphodon has over 30 algae-munching species of fish perfect for cleaning your tank.
Many consider livebearers to be the best type of fish for pond culture. Mollies, swordtails, platies, and guppies will all happily reproduce in an outdoor environment. But there are many more species, including White Cloud minnows, danios, and even rainbowfish, that will reproduce and grow well in an outdoor water feature. Just be sure to bring the fish inside before nighttime temperatures get...
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#Freshwater #Question With warm weather right around the corner, now is the best time to consider what kinds of fish to breed in your outdoor ponds. Check back later for a list of the best fish for outside breeders.
Much like octopuses, pygmy seahorses are known for their uncanny ability to mimic their surroundings as a form of defense. Also unique to pygmy seahorses is the male's practice of brooding offspring in their trunks rather than in the pouch like other seahorse species.
Though classified in the phylum Mollusca, which includes a number of animals with no brain, octopuses are incredibly intelligent. They enjoy brainteasers and enrichment objects such as puzzles and jars in order to keep themselves entertained.
When caring for cory cats like these beautiful Corydoras sterbai, always be sure to leave a little room between the water surface and lid for them to surface for gulps of air, which they need to survive. Cories can actually drown without access to surface air!
#AlmostSpring… Koi and other pond fish should not be fed until temperatures are consistently above 50°F, and only then should they be fed lightly with a spring-and-fall feed geared to their slowed metabolisms until the weather becomes warmer. Photo credit to gail estrange, Shuttershock.
What are some perfect floating plants for a jungle-style aquarium? Try hornwort, lace fern/water sprite, duckweed, mosquito fern, or Brazilian pennywort. Photo by writer Leah Maddocks.
#DidYouKnow… the golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) is a hardy species that is way too active and gets much too large for most home aquariums.
The pink skunk clownfish can be territorial when defending an anemone. The female may even bully any male she does not accept.
#Answer - Corydoras catfish are most susceptible to barbel erosion when water quality is poor and detritus has built up in the substrate, which their barbels are frequently in contact with. The remedy is to do regular water changes and vacuum the substrate as thoroughly as possible. Sand is often preferable to gravel for cories, as there are less gaps between the sand grains for pollutants to...
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#Freshwater #Question – “My cory catfish lost its barbels. I am using gravel instead of fine sand substrate, is that the problem?”
We'll reveal the #TFH solution later today.
#FridayFunny - What other hobbies do our fellow #TFH fans share?
The splendid garden eel (Gorgasia preclara) is one of the plankton-feeding members of the family Congridae, collectively known as the conger eels. Often encountered in small congregations with multiple heads protruding from the ground, a group of garden eels bring to mind plants growing in a garden, hence their common name. [ Giphy.com Link ]
#GuessWho? Throughout the Indo-West Pacific, this "oddball" lives in burrows on the sea floor, with its body planted in the substrate and its head poking out. Find out what it is tomorrow morning!
Native to South America's Amazon basin, arapaima are among the world's largest freshwater fishes, with the record-holder measuring an astonishing 15 feet and weighing 440 pounds. Photo credit to yoshi0511, Shutterstock
As juveniles, masked bannerfish (Heniochus monoceros) typically spend their time alone, but form pairs as adults.