September 18, 2019

Clown Loach

clownloachThe Clown Loache is a very active fish. It is active throughout the day but if the lights are to bright they may hide. It eats nuisance snails so that is a plus. Keep in mind that it can get very large and requires a larger tank .

 

Gold Dojo Loach

golddojoLoaches are bottom dwelling scavengers. They have an elongated, smooth body that is gold to pink in coloration. A very efficient scavenger Gold Dojo Loaches make a great community fish.

 

Zig Zag Eel

zi_zag_eelThe Zig Zag Yellow Eel is a nocturnal predator and part of the Mastacembelidae family. Members of this family, also referred to as the Spiny Eel family, are not true eels. They are elongated, tropical, freshwater fish that have numerous spines preceding the dorsal fin.

Best suited for a larger species aquarium, a soft substrate is necessary for this fish. The Zig Zag Eel likes to dig in the substrate and bury itself; this may uproot plants and rearrange decorations. A tight lid should be used for any long, slender fish, as they will often try and jump out of the aquarium.

A carnivore, live foods such as earthworms and black worms, as well as frozen bloodworms will work well for this species. Prepared tablet foods as well as krill and ocean plankton may eventually be accepted.

 

Spiny Eel

spinyeelThe Spiney Eel, also known as the “Spot Finned Peacock Eel,” is a unique and exotic addition to any aquarium. Their long bodies and graceful movements make them desired by experienced aquarists.

Spiney Eels should be kept in large aquariums with moderate plant and rock decoration. They should have plenty of caves and other places to hide. Spiney Eels need soft substrates, because they will spend most of their time buried under the ground, with only their nose sticking out to breathe.

The Spiney Eel is a beautiful animal. Its body has a white to gray color with varying sizes and locations of black spots. They have long, narrow bodies with fins lining their upper and lower bodies. They move their body in an s-shaped pattern, which allows them to move. At maturity, the Spiney Eel can reach a size of nine to twelve inches.

 

Fire Eel

fir_eelThe Fire Eel is a nocturnal predator. Members of this family are not true eels. They are elongated, tropical, freshwater fish that have numerous spines preceding the dorsal fin.
Best suited for a larger aquarium, a soft substrate is necessary for this fish. The Fire Eel will often dig in the substrate and bury itself; this may uproot plants and rearrange decorations. A tight lid should be used for any long, slender fish, as they will often try to escape from the aquarium. The Fire Eel should be kept with fish of similar size or larger, and will not tolerate its own kind.

A carnivore, live foods such as earthworms and black worms should be fed to the Fire Eel. Prepared tablet foods as well as krill and ocean plankton may eventually be accepted.

 

Eels & Loaches Freshwater

Clown Loach
Gold Dojo Loach
Fire Eel
Spiny Eel
Zig Zag Eel

Taisho Sanke

taisho_sanke_Taisho Sanke High Quality Koi, also known as Taisho Sanshoku or Sanke, originated in Japan, and are imported from Asia. Pure white coloration is lined with red (hi) and black (sumi) markings over the body. Taisho Sanke Koi are part of “Gosanke,” or “The Three Families,” which also includes Kohaku and Showa Koi. In the United States,

While Taisho Sanke Koi can live longer than 200 years, they typically live 25 to 35 years. Taisho Sanke Koi are a must for the avid hobbyist.

 

Kohaku

kohakuKohaku Koi are the most popular Koi in Japan. Kohaku, Sanke and Showa Koi are called the “Gosanke,” which means “The Three Families.” In the United States, “Gosanke” Koi are often referred to as “The Big Three.”

While Taisho Sanke Koi can live longer than 200 years, they typically live 25 to 35 years. Taisho Sanke Koi are a must for the avid hobbyist.

 

Koi

Kohaku
Taisho Sanke

Patrizi Killifish

patrizi_killifishKillifish are great choices for peaceful community tanks, as well as specimen tanks. Make sure the tank is heavily planted. Soft, acidic black-water conditions are ideal for this species. The use of peat in the filter or the addition of commercial black-water extracts or bogwood to the tank are recommended.