Killieggs in spawning mop

Video – DIY – How to make a spawning mop for fish breeding

In this video we show: DIY – How to make a spawning mop for fish breeding. If you want to breed killifish, rainbow fish, tetras, barbs or other egg laying aquarium fish, a spawning mop comes in real handy. It is essentially a substitute for the plants and plant roots, that fish like to scatter […]

Cherry Barbs

Video – Puntius titteya – Cherry Barb – new fish moving in

Ever wondered why red fish looks so great in a densely planted tank? Well, there is a scientific explanation. Get the answer, and enjoy a shoal of young Cherry Barbs as they arrive in a brand new aquarium, scaped specially for them . The Cherry Barb is one of our favourite barbs, but it is […]

Odessa barbs

Video – Pethia padamya – Odessa Barb – new fish moving in

New arrival at the fish room. A shoal of young Odessa Barbs (Pethia padamya) is introduced to a tank we’ve prepared for them. The tank has a lot of plants (like all our tanks), but there is plenty of room for swimming at the front. It’s so cool to see these curious barbs exploring their […]

Six-banded Barb

Video – Six banded barb – the peaceful Tiger Barb

What if: Tiger Barbs had beautiful red colours on their bellies – were totally peaceful towards other fish -had a stripe or two more than the usual 4 Well, they would look and behave a lot like their relative, the Six-banded Barb – Desmopuntius hexazona, also known as the Six-banded Tiger Barb. These youngsters are […]

Tiger Barbs – a fish portrait

The tiger barb or Sumatra barb (Puntigrus tetrazona) is a native to the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo – but they can be found in many other parts of Asia today. Tiger barbs have been found in clear or turbid shallow waters of moderately flowing streams and swamp lakes and backwaters. They thrive in large […]