Breeding Telmatochromis vittatus

Background Information: A Lake Tanganyika cichlid, Telmatochromis vittatus are an open water species, usually found at depths of 16-65 feet, in the vicinity of rocky areas. Although shy, they can be a territorial species, but they can be kept successfully with other small to medium-sized Tanganyikan cichlids as long as the tank is large enough. Ideally, […]

Breeding Discus – Symphysodon aequifasciatus – part 2

This article is a continuation of the previous post, “Breeding Discus – Symphysodon aequifasciatus – part 1.” After three failed attempts, my new pair of discus have had a successful spawn. The eggs were laid on or around June 19st, 2012. The fry were all free swimming on June 26th, 2012 (Age = Day 1). […]

Breeding Discus – Symphysodon aequifasciatus – part 1

For many, discus fish are considered the king of the aquarium due to their unique coloration, size, and shape. This South American Cichlid originates from the Amazon River basin, but most aquarium species are selectively bred for color variations by fellow aquarists and fish farms. For many years now, discus have been part of my […]

Breeding Blue Pearl Shrimp

Breeding Blue Pearl Shrimp – Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis var. blue In this article, you can find one account of sourcing shrimp, the setup utilized, and the care taken to encourage breeding of this dwarf shrimp species. Blue pearl shrimp, are a variation of the same species as Snowball Shrimp, and will readily breed with other […]