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Malina Carps (Nishiki)

Rainbow or Brocaded Carp, are one of the results of centuries of selective breeding by the Japanese of members of the genus Cyprinus, and it is not known for certain when the types identifiable today first came into being. There does indeed seem to be some very mixed parentage between genera Carassius and Cyprinus, as some specimens have barbels and others have not. The fish are unquestionably the most attractive innovations to appear in the West, and many fishkeepers are now specializing in keeping them to the exclusion of all else. They can grow about 8 inch.

 

 

Blue Neon Tetra

Distribution: Lufaris River and Negro River basin in Brazil. Full length: 2-3 cm. Diet: Live as well as artificial foods. Community tank lighting dim. Sexual dimorphism: the female is larger and fuller. Breeding water 24-29 degree C. pH 5.5.-6.0; dCH 0 degree; dGH<10 degree

 

Red-eyed Tetra

Paraguay, Paranaiba, Parana rivers. Full length: 7 cm. Diet: live as well as artifical foods. Community tank. Finely-leaved plants. Sexual dimorphism: the female is fuller in the body. Breeding water: 26 degree C; pH 6.0-7.0; dCH<1 degree

 

 

Clown Loach

Distribution Sumatra, Borneo. Full length: 10 cm. Diet: live as well as artificial foods. Can be kept in community tank with sufficient hiding places. Sexual differences and manner of reproducing are not known. Breeding water (hypothetical): 24-26 degree C; pH 6.5-7.0; dCH max. 1 degree, dGH max. 10 degree; fresh, rich in oxygen.

 

Dwarf Gourami

Distribution: India- the Ganges, Yamuna and Brahmaputra river regions, Borneo - Baram River. Full length: 5 cm.

 

Blue Gourami

Distribution: Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, the Greater Sunda Islands. Full length:15 cm. Diet: live as well as artificial foods. Community tank. floating plants on the surface, water surface calm, Sexual dimorphism: the male is more robust, his dorsal fin is extended into a point. Breeding water: .24-26 degree C; pH 7.0; dCH max 2".

 

Golden Gourami

Distribution: Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, the Greater Sunda Islands. Full length: 15 cm. Diet: live as well as artificial foods. Community tank. Floating plants on the surface, water surface calm. Sexual dimorphism: the male is more robust, his dorsal fin is extended into a point. Breeding water: .24-26 degrees C, pH 7.0; dCH max 2 degrees .

 

Pearl Gourami

Distribution: Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo. Full length: 10 cm. Diet: live as well as artificial foods. Community tank. Floating plants, diffused light, calm water surface Sexual dimorphism: the male has a blood-red belly, long dorsal fin drawn out into a point, and a more strongly developed anal fin with rays extended in the shape of threads that form a fringe. Breeding water: 25-28 degrees C: pH 7.0: dCH max. 2 degree.

 

Chocolate Gourami

Distribution: Malay Peninsula, Sumatra. Full Length: 5 cm. Diet: Live foods Community tank with thickets of aquatic plants, diffused light, Sexual dimorphism: very slight; the male is slimmer, his anal and caudal fins are edged with soft yellow. Breeding water: 28-30 degrees C; pH 6.0; dCH 1 degree: dGH 10 degree.

 

Kissing Gourami

This beautiful-looking fish from Malaysia, Thailand and nearby islands grows 15cm (6 in). The more commonly available variety is pearly pink with a slight metallic sheen. The chief peculiarity is its lips, which are greatly enlarged and can be turned back to produce an enormous disc-like mouth, with which the fish rasps away at algae on plants or rocks. This kissing is one form of territorial display, and these gouramis frequently kiss for prolonged periods, mouth to mouth.

 

 

Discus Fish (The queen of aquariums)

Species of Discus need warmer water than many fresh water fishes, so keep the tank at around 30 degree C (85 degree F), and make sure all your chosen fishes can live comfortably at this temperature. Discus seem to do best with the pH of 6.527, and a hardness of about 75 mg per litre CaCO3. In fact, the pH of the tank must be monitored regurlary, since as a water is comparitively soft, the pH has a tendency to fall below an acceptable level.

   

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