Looks can be deceiving. They may be small but they can also be terrible.
Sparkling gouramis originated from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. They live in tropical ditches, small ponds, rice paddies and slow-flowing rivers and streams where water is often very low in oxygen levels.
Sparkling gouramis can reach a size of 5 cm although they are seen to be mostly 4 cm. I have a male here however that is almost
Updated 03-31-2008 at 3:03 AM by Lupin
Severums: Amazingly Large Cichlids with Rather Mild and Regal Disposition
Severums have a potential of reaching 8-10 inches in size.
Severums originated from Amazon River basin in South America where water is soft and acidic although captive-bred severums can adapt well to different water conditions when acclimated properly.
74-80 degrees Fahrenheit or
Updated 03-31-2008 at 3:04 AM by Lupin
They may be small but they have quite the elegance most gouramis do not have and many people fail to realize that.
Okay, folks, I made this blog in dedication to the gorgeous licorice gouramis. Just to start with, before I bought these fish, I kept researching even for several hours on their basic needs. Their reputation for being difficult to keep is what has made me quite restless for a few days before I got them. As the saying goes 'You have to try it to believe it', so I tried.
Updated 03-31-2008 at 3:05 AM by Lupin
As of November 12, 2007, I picked up a 3.5 inches Rineloricaria parva in my favorite petshop owned by my friend. I was very happy when I saw for the first time in my life a very unique pleco.
I took photos at the first chance when I arrived home. They are posted below.
Date: November 16, 2007
The Rineloricaria is doing well so far. He has been foraging the bottom a lot for food. This is a really nice pleco which is quite easy to keep but also capable of eluding
Updated 06-28-2008 at 3:58 AM by Lupin
They may be plain-looking but their feisty nature is what compensates for their looks.
Yoyo loaches originated from Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
They have a potential of reaching 6 inches however 4-5 inches is more common.
Soft acidic water conditions are much preferred although they are not fussy with water conditions as long as they are acclimated to it properly.
Updated 03-31-2008 at 3:09 AM by Lupin