Yellowfin Ocellatus Zambia

Lamprologus Ocellatus

Common Name/Origin:Shellie, or shell dwellers. The Yellowfin Ocellatus Zambia comes from Lake Tanganyika in Africa. Size:1.5.-2.0 inches. Males will be a bit larger than the females (around 1/2 inch larger). Sexing:Males are a bit larger than the females. Tank:Can be kept in an aquarium as small as 10 gallons. “Shellies” [...] Read more »


silver dollar fish

Characins, a member of the characidae family, are a family of fish that are well represented in the tropical fish-keeping hobby. Many of the fish you so often see in the Local Fish Store belong to this particular family. Characins have one distinguishing key feature and this is the fin [...] Read more »

Lamprologus Brevis

Lamprologus Brevis, ,lamprologus brevis pair, shell dweller, shellie cichlid

  Common Name/Origin: Shellie, or shell dwellers. The Lamprologus Brevis comes from Lake Tanganyika in Africa. Size: 2.-2.25 inches. Males will be a bit larger than the females. Sexing: Males are a bit larger than the females. Males usually show their stripes throughout their body more so than the females. Females will possess [...] Read more »

Bala Shark

bala shark, bala sharks, tricolor shark

Common Name: Bala Shark – Balantiocheilus melanopterus. Also known as: silver shark, tricolor shark, or shark minnow. Family: Cyprinidae Origin:The Bala Shark originates from Asia. This tropical fish lives in large lakes and rivers. It is considered to be endangered in it’s natural habitat. Coloration: Tricolor sharks display a collection of very shiny [...] Read more »

Phenochilus Tanzania

Placidochromis Phenochilus Tanzania, Star Sapphire Cichlid

Common Name/Origin: Phenochilus Tanzania: Star Sapphire cichlid from Lake Malawi, Africa. Size: Averages 8-10 inches in the home aquarium. Females average 6 inches. Temperament: Peaceful Sexing: As the Placidochromis Phenochilus Tanzania matures, the males will turn from a grayish color to a glitter-like blue, silver, and white color. Females will be smaller and remain [...] Read more »

Labeotropheus Fuelleborni

Labeotropheus fuelleborni, fuelleborni cichlid, Malawi cichlid, Malawi mbuna

Common Name/Origin: Labeotropheus fuelleborni (Fuelleborni) Mbuna from Lake Malawi, Africa. The Rocky shores host this species of cichlid. Fuelleborni graze on the algae that grows on the rocky ledges of Lake Malawi. Size: Average size is between 4-7 inches. Sexing: Males are usually blue highlighted with orange fins. Females are usually marmelade or [...] Read more »

Red Devil Cichlid

Red devi cichlid fish

  Common Name/Origin: Red Devil Cichlid (Amphilophus labiatus) The Red Devil comes from the waterways of Central America, specifically around the Nicaragua area. Size: Typically the Red Devil will grow to 10-12 inches. Temperament: Extremely Aggressive Sexing: Male Red Devil fish will develop a “hump” on their forehead. Males typically are a bit larger [...] Read more »

Blue Dolphin Cichlid

malawi dolphin cichlid

  Common Name/Origin: Malawi Blue Dolphin Cichlid, cytocara moorii blue dolphin, Haplochromis moori, hump head cichlid. originates from Lake Malawi, Africa. Size: The cyrtocara moori averages 8-10 inches in length. Temperament: The Malawi Blue Dolphin cichlid is peaceful when compared to most cichlids. Although they are territorial especially during spawning, they pretty much [...] Read more »

Red Tail Shark

Red Tail Shark, red tailed shark, redtail shark

The red tail shark is a member of the Cyprinidae family of freshwater tropical fish. The red tailed black shark falls into the same family as carp and minnows. Contrary to the name, the red tailed shark is actually not a shark. The “shark” name came from the dorsal fin [...] Read more »

Oscar Fish

Oscar Fish Spawning

Common Name/Origin:Oscar – Astronotus ocellatus The Oscar fish is originally from South America. They are found in the Amazon River Region especially in the Brazil region. Oscar’s thrive in the flooded river plains off of the Amazon. They can also be found in lakes and ponds throughout this region. Today, [...] Read more »