Water covers over three-quarters of the earth’s surface and fish are the most numerous of the vertebrates. There are about 31,500 species of fish and they are classified by physical characteristics, habitat, behavior etc.
Fish were kept as pets already in ancient times. The ancient Egyptians kept fish both as a source of food and for entertainment. Their hieroglyphics depict Tilapia species and Mormyrids. The Chinese began to breed goldfish (from carp) in the 10th century. Goldfish were introduced to Europe at the end of the 18th century. In […]
We often choose fish for our home aquariums that are colorful and different looking. We want our aquariums to be an attractive home for the fish as well as add to the decor of our home. But why do fish have such a wide variety of colors and patterns? They sport these colors for more […]
Most aquarium cool-water fish benefit from a winter cool down. Without it, they may not breed in the summer and colors will be dull. Fish, like other animals and plants, use their stored fat to rejuvenate their bodies and produce eggs. It’s best to cool down your cool-water fish gradually as sudden changes cannot be […]