Week 10: Emperor Tetra

This week’s Fish of the Week is the striking Emperor Tetra. Originating from the San Juan and Atrato river basins in Colombia, this uniquely shaped Tetra can grow to around 4cm in length and can be easily identified by its forked tail and deep black stripe which runs down the entire length of its body.… More Week 10: Emperor Tetra

Week 8: Swordtail

  This week‘s Fish of the Week is the ever popular Swordtail.   These brightly coloured fish originate from Central America and get their name from the long, sword-like point which males have on their tail fins. The Swordtail is one of the larger live-bearing fish and can reach sizes of up to 12cm in length.   We would recommend a minimum tank size… More Week 8: Swordtail

Week 7: Congo Tetra

  This week‘s Fish of the Week is the Congo Tetra.   These peaceful shoaling fish grow to around 8cm in length and originate from the Congo River and other central African rivers. Congo Tetra’s thrive best in groups of at least 6 or more and should only be considered for aquariums of 100 litres plus.   Congo Tetra’s favour slightly acidic… More Week 7: Congo Tetra

Week 6: Red Cherry Shrimp

  This week‘s Fish, or should we say Shrimp of the Week is the Red Cherry Shrimp.   These attractive dwarf shrimp are native to Taiwan and usually grow to around 1 inch in length. Due to the cherry shrimps small size they are a popular addition to Nano aquariums and a tank size of around 10 litres is… More Week 6: Red Cherry Shrimp

Week 5: Ranchu

  This week’s Fish of the Week is the Ranchu Goldfish.   Said to resemble a sumo wrestler, the Ranchu is highly regarded in Japan. This popular fancy coldwater fish has many distinctive features including an egg-shaped body with a deep belly, short twin tail, bulbous hooded head and no dorsal fin. Ranchu’s are available… More Week 5: Ranchu

Week 4: Angel Fish

This week’s Fish of the Week is the Angelfish.   Originating from South America these graceful, disk shaped freshwater fish are available in a number of varieties and colours. As the most commonly kept cichlid, Angelfish grow quite large at around 15cm in size and although they are compatible with most community fish, the general… More Week 4: Angel Fish

Week 3: The Guppy

  This week’s Fish of the Week is the extremely popular Guppy   Also known as the millions fish these small, colourful, tropical fish are ideal for planted or community aquariums. Guppies grow to approximately 3-4cm with females growing slightly larger at 5-6cm. The Guppy is content with tanks 20 litres and larger and is… More Week 3: The Guppy

Week 2: Tiger Barb

  This week’s Fish of the Week is the Tiger Barb; or Sumatra Barb as they are also known.   These eye-catching fish will add movement and colour to any aquarium with their orange/gold body and 4 distinctive black stripes.   Well suited to aquarists of all experience levels, Tiger Barbs are easy to keep,… More Week 2: Tiger Barb

Week 1: Cardinal Tetra

  This week’s Fish of the Week is the extremely popular Cardinal Tetra.    This brightly coloured community fish originates from South America and grows to a maximum length of around 5cm. The Cardinal Tetra has a striking neon blue and red band which runs from their nose to tail.   Best kept in shoals… More Week 1: Cardinal Tetra