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Gold Marble Angelfish (Pterophyllum Scalare)

A gold or yellow upper body typically on their head contrasts with the main body's mixture of black and white coloring on gold marble angelfish. In certain cases, the entire body exhibits this gold/orange patterning. They are among the most popular angelfish on the market and come in a wide variety.

Clown Angelfish (Pterophyllum Scalare)

Both the zebra and the stripeless genes are present in equal amounts in clown angelfish. This phenotype has white and silver undertones with inconsistent patches of black stripes and dots throughout their entire body.

Leopold’s Angelfish (Pterophyllum Leopoldi)

The leopold's angelfish, which belongs to the Pterophyllum Leopoldi genus and are the smallest freshwater angelfish, can easily be distinguished from other Pterophyllum species by two distinctive characteristics: a large black spot between the dorsal spine and dorsal fins, and an unnotched predorsal contour.

Smokey Angelfish (Pterophyllum Scalare)

The smokey angelfish only has one smokey gene, as opposed to the chocolate angelfish's two. Their fins and the rear of this phenotype display black and grey patterns, while the rest of their body has softer colorations.

Black Lace Angelfish (Pterophyllum Scalare)

When an angelfish carries both the dark gene and the wild-type gene of the silver angelfish, black lace angelfish are the result. This phenotype contains three vertical stripes similar to the silver angelfish, with an extremely darkened complexion.

Pink Angelfish (Pterophyllum Scalare)

This genetically modified pink angelfish was developed by Taiwanese biotechnologists in 2012 as part of a collaboration between Jy Lin, a private biotechnology business, National Taiwan Ocean University, and Taiwan's Academia Sinica.

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Purple Harlequin Rasbora (Trigonostigma Heteromorpha)

Since their introduction in the early 1900s, the purple harlequin rasbora has become the most common species of rasbora kept within the aquarium hobby. Their scientific name Heteromorpha actually refers to its rather distinctive color pattern, which is undoubtedly the reason this species gained so much popularity.

Harlequin Rasbora (Trigonostigma Heteromorpha)

Since their introduction in the early 1900s, the harlequin rasbora has become the most common species of rasbora kept within the aquarium hobby. Their scientific name Heteromorpha actually refers to its rather distinctive color pattern, which is undoubtedly the reason this species gained so much popularity.

Bandit Corydoras (Corydoras Metae)

Due to their light-colored scales with black markings, bandit corydoras often look phenomenal in aquariums with darker substrates. They are also a species of catfish that are frequently active, particularly at feeding time and in the evenings.

Pictus Catfish (Pimelodus Pictus)

Out of the 29 species within the Pimelodus genus, pictus catfish are the most popular species found in the aquarium hobby due to their smaller size and appealing display of colors. But don't be fooled; they are extremely active during low-light conditions, requiring a large enough tank to comfortably accommodate them.

Aquarium KH: How to Safely Lower or Raise KH Levels

Aquarium KH levels, or rather alkalinity, control the water's ability to buffer acids that are constantly created by different reactions taking place inside an aquarium. Knowing the GH, KH, and pH levels of your tap water will help you keep healthy fish, plants, invertebrates, and corals.

Culturing Infusoria for Newly Hatched Fish Fry

Culturing infusoria is common practice for most aquarists attempting to breed small species of fish, which is used to provide a source of live food for a newly hatched fish fry that is typically too small to feed on commercially available foods.

How to Cycle an Aquarium

Every body of water has millions of microorganisms that break down organic matter and the numerous compounds that are generated during the process. These compounds are then further broken down and recycled in an endless cycle. A process that we must recreate when figuring out how to cycle an aquarium.

Aquarium pH: How to Safely Lower or Raise pH Levels

To determine the right method to adjust your aquarium pH levels, you will need to fully understand what can cause an increase and decrease in pH. Otherwise, you may end up fighting an uphill battle.

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