Starfish: Characteristics, Reproduction, and Feeding

Starfish, or star sea, are iconic marine creatures with significant biological and ecological importance in marine ecosystems. However, in some cases, star sea proliferations have led to the destruction of coral communities (Smith et al., 2017) and have become a headache for aquaculturists as they threaten mussel bed crops (Calderwood et al., 2016). On the … Read more

Honey Gourami: Care, Feeding, and Reproduction

The honey gourami is a highly popular fish due to its peaceful nature, attractive coloration, and hardiness, making it an ideal choice for beginner enthusiasts of community aquariums. Originating from Asia, the honey gourami is relatively easy to breed and can be accomplished by aquarists of all experience levels worldwide. Because of its size, these … Read more

The carbon footprint of a pet fish calculated

by Cardiff University Keeping tropical fish as pets could contribute up to 12.4% of the UK’s annual average household CO2 emissions and up to 30% of the UK annual average household water usage, a new study finds. The carbon footprint and environmental impacts of keeping pet fish has been calculated for the first time by … Read more

Piranha Fish: Types, Feeding, Reproduction, and Rearing

Piranhas are iconic animals of the Amazon (Machado et al., 2018), but they have gained a notorious reputation due to movies portraying them as ruthless killers of humans. However, these extraordinary fish have long captivated the imagination of adventurers and scientists. Despite their fearsome reputation, piranhas are not mindless killers as often depicted in movies … Read more

Koi Fish: Types, Feeding, Reproduction, and Care

Koi fish are often raised in ponds that adorn some gardens and have a large number of “devotees” worldwide, due to their beauty resulting from their colorful scales and color pattern distribution. From vibrant shades of red, yellow, and white to intricate markings that adorn their scales, each koi fish is a unique masterpiece. But … Read more

Corydoras Fish: Types, Reproduction, and Care

Corydoras is a genus of freshwater catfish that has captured the hearts of aquarium enthusiasts worldwide. These fish are highly recommended for beginner aquarists due to their beauty. Currently, Corys catfish can be found in ornamental fish stores worldwide at affordable prices. However, the choice between different Corydoras species depends on personal preferences. The main … Read more

Redtail Catfish: Feeding, Reproduction, and Care

The Redtail Catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus) is a common fish in aquariums, and in recent years, there has been growing interest in developing the aquaculture of this catfish. Redtail catfish have economic importance as they provide food and income to riparian communities, making them highly valued by fishermen. Despite their large size, P. hemioliopterus is also … Read more