Rainbowfish – A Colourful Delight

Rainbowfish – A Colourful Delight

By Priyanka Kaushal* Sight of Rainbowfish is a delight for aquarists to watch. The variety of colours they change while swimming, truly justify their name. Their popularity is not unknown as they have been one of the favourite species of fish since the start of last...
Serpae Tetra (Hyphessobrycon eques)

Serpae Tetra (Hyphessobrycon eques)

By Rajiv Sharma* Serpae tetras are popular schooling fishes. These are also known as Callistus tetras or Blood tetras. They are very beautiful flame-coloured slow-moving fishes. They are easy to care for and are robust; many aquarists keep them in community and...
Siamese Algae Eaters

Siamese Algae Eaters

By Rajiv Sharma* Siamese Algae Eaters (SAEs) or Crossocheilus oblongus are freshwater fishes. They belong to Cyprinidae family. SAEs are one of the best algae eaters. They are one of the most active fishes in consuming algae. The whole time, they are busy grazing...
The Basics Of Betta Fish Keeping

The Basics Of Betta Fish Keeping

By Rajiv Sharma* The appearance of Betta splendens or Siamese fighting fish attracts most fish keepers. These colourful fishes come from the slow moving waters of rice paddies, stagnant pools and streams of South East Asian countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam...
Cichlid Of India

Cichlid Of India

By Sundar Rajan* India is home to more than 700 fresh water fish that include loaches, cat fish, barbs, Channas (Snake heads), gobies etc. Most of the species are endemic to two places – the Western Ghats and the North East . Every year, new species are being...