Chinese high fin banded shark is a
beautiful fish and very popular in aquarium trade. And they are
highly misunderstood species on their requirement, they are very
large fish which can out grow a normal aquarium in few years, so you
require a minimum six feet tank to keep this fish happily when fully
While young they have a high dorsal
fins and broad vertical black band, which disappears once they become
Chinese high fin banded shark
Scientific Name :
They grow around 90 cm in length .
Type: Fresh Water
Ph : 6 – 7.5
Temperature: Around 24 C.
Omnivorous : Dried, live/ Frozen food
Require highly oxygenated water, or
pond setup with good filtration. Do frequent partial water change as
required, to maintain better water parameters. Fast flowing water and
surface turbulence setups are highly preferable.
Not suitable for tropical tanks, due to
the temperature requirement better to keep them in cold water setup.
Bottom dwellers , so sinking pellets
Very difficult. Only identifiable when
they attain adulthood. Females have dark purple coloration and
vertical reddish area along their body. Males can be distinguished
from females by their bright red coloration.
Egg Layers / Live Bearer :
Egg layers, Sex
can be identified with the purple and red coloration on female once
attained maturity. But not much information available about their
Common Dace is suitable for pond setup and Large cold water aquariums. It is a very active fish and eats mostly worms, insect larvae, Insects and snails. So you can add them in your ponds for snail control but beware these fishes are considered as pest so care should be taken not to introduce them in your native water body’s.
6.0. – 7.5
15 – 23 C
Omnivores: All types of fresh water fish food. Live
deposits pale yellow eggs in the gravel bottom or
near aquatic plants.
Blue Acare exhibits blueish coloration on darker body. Most the times they are confused with Green terror because they look alike. Mostly the orange edge caudal fin is more prominent on green terror when compare to Blue Acare. And Blue acare exhibits vertical stripes prominently when compared to green terror. For breeding maintain water quality and increase the temperature to 28C.
20 – 25 cm
6 – 7 ph
20 – 25 C
Cichlid food , algae and live worms. Accepts most of
the fish foods.
Territorial in nature and Not as aggressive as Green
Males are larger and have pointed dorsal and anal
Discus are one of the most beautiful fish available for tropical aquarium setup. And it is one of the most challenging fish for most of the hobbyists, since they are more prone to disease high level of care is required. And you need to maintain good quality of water and nominal temperature. These fish are placid nature so mix them with similar kind of fish. Sexing the fish is only possible when they mature. Males have a small humped appearance in their forehead when compared to females. And on close examination of their genital papilla behind their pelvic fins, you can identify that males sperm depositing tubes are triangular or pointed in shape when compared to the females egg depositing tubes which is more rectangular in shape. After spawning, discus fry are seen swimming along their parents and nippling a unique secretion from their body and it is often called as discus milk which nourishes the fry. So instead of rearing the fry leave them with their parents in separate tank.
18 – 22 cm
6 – 7 ph
24 – 28 C
Cichlid food ,and live worms. Accepts most of the
Very difficult, Get a batch and leave it on their
own to pair. On maturity males develop a small hump on their
forehead. And by the close examination of genital papilla.
Midas cichlid got their name due to their golden coloration. They are highly territorial so pair should be housed separately in a well decorated tank. Provide more rocky areas for them to spawn. They show parental care for their young ones. And the fry feed on the mucus substance secreted from their body.
The Male Fire mouth cichlid exhibits bright red color under his mouth. Sometime the male firemouth inflates its throat and flare out its gill to show off and warn the other tank inmates. They are more aggressive while spawning like other cichlids and dig more on the substrate. They are good parents and care their young for few days.
12 – 16 cm
6.5. – 7.5.
20 – 26 C
Cichlid Pellets and Live worms
Highly Aggressive,Territorial in nature.
Males have red color under their mouth and Males
inflates its throat and flares.