Annual killifish from South America not only sport amazing looks, they have fascinating life cycles. One killifish enthusiast profiles the different species and offers breeding advice on these wonderful fish.

Annual killifish from South America not only sport amazing looks, they have fascinating life cycles. One killifish enthusiast profiles the different species and offers breeding advice on these wonderful fish.

In the January 2012 issue, I wrote about some of the best tetras available for beginners in the hobby.  The wide variety of shapes, colors, and behaviors of tetra species now available will leave most aquarists spoiled for choice when perusing their local fish store for new stock, and choosing can be a tough (but fun) ordeal. Tetras are also one of the first groups of fish new hobbyists begin with, as they are commonly available, small, colorful, and (generally) peaceful.

In the January 2012 issue, I wrote about some of the best tetras available for beginners in the hobby. The wide variety of shapes, colors, and behaviors of tetra species now available will leave most aquarists spoiled for choice when perusing their local fish store for new stock, and choosing can be a tough (but fun) ordeal. Tetras are also one of the first groups of fish new hobbyists begin with, as they are commonly available, small, colorful, and (generally) peaceful.

Colombian tetras, when kept in schools with good quality water, have brilliant colors, and their active schooling adds to their appeal. This is one of the larger tetras that can handle its own with bolder fishes like barbs and small cichlids. Hobbyists are often pleasantly surprised to find their school increasing in number, as the fry are as confident and assertive as the adults. They can also serve as dither or target fish because of their size, speed, and boldness. #freshwater #fish

Colombian tetras, when kept in schools with good quality water, have brilliant colors, and their active schooling adds to their appeal. This is one of the larger tetras that can handle its own with bolder fishes like barbs and small cichlids. Hobbyists are often pleasantly surprised to find their school increasing in number, as the fry are as confident and assertive as the adults. They can also serve as dither or target fish because of their size, speed, and boldness. #freshwater #fish

Looking for a small, personable cichlid that is easy to keep? As one cichlid enthusiast explains, the three-stripe and red-line dwarf cichlids may be exactly what you're looking for.

Looking for a small, personable cichlid that is easy to keep? As one cichlid enthusiast explains, the three-stripe and red-line dwarf cichlids may be exactly what you're looking for.

This species was discovered in 2009 and as far as we know it has only been collected for the aquarium hobby on a single occasion to date, by Jeffrey Christian of Maju Aquarium, Frank Evers and Hans-Georg Evers.  Prior to description it was referred to as O. sp. 'Kendari', O. sp. 'neon' or O. sp. 'Sulawesi'.

This species was discovered in 2009 and as far as we know it has only been collected for the aquarium hobby on a single occasion to date, by Jeffrey Christian of Maju Aquarium, Frank Evers and Hans-Georg Evers. Prior to description it was referred to as O. sp. 'Kendari', O. sp. 'neon' or O. sp. 'Sulawesi'.

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