What Do Japanese Rice Fish Eat? Learn About Their Natural Diet

The Japanese rice fish (known as medaka in Japan) is, by any measure, an excellent aquarium fish—they’re small, hardy, come in a lot of different colors, and are unfussy eaters. However, just because they will happily eat the flake you feed them, doesn’t mean there isn’t more you can do to enhance their diet. Adding … Read more

Oscars And Kribs Tank Mates

Thinking of keepings oscars and kribs together as tank mates? Well, think long and hard—keeping kribs with oscars isn’t exactly an easy proposition. Keep reading to find out why. What Are Kribs? Kribs—short for kribensis—are cichlids that come from a genus of cichlids from Central and West Africa. The genus is called Pelvicachromis. Their natural … Read more

Sucker Mouth Aquarium Fish & Convergent Evolution

Ever wondered if plecos, Chinese algae eaters, and panda garras are related? It’s a fair question, because they all have sucker mouths! So, maybe they are related? Nope, they’re not related even though they have similar traits. This is called convergent evolution! Convergent evolution, simply put, is when different animals evolve in a similar way … Read more

Flowerhorns And Red Texas Cichlids – What’s The Difference?

difference between flowerhorn and red texas cichlid

Flowerhorns and red Texas cichlids—what’s the difference? Some people think a red Texas cichlid is a type of flowerhorn, and others don’t. So, in this pieice I’m aiming to answer that question along with some others: Are red Texas cichlids flowerhorns? How do you tell the difference between a flowerhorn and a red Texas? Can … Read more