Pet fish directory

The best place to find new informative tropical fish websites!




Welcome to pet fish directory

Hi and welcome to pet fish directory. Pet fish directory is as the name suggests a directory that strives to categories as many Internet tropical pet fish resource as possible, but it is also much more than that. Pet fish directory is an online pet fish magazine where you can read interesting articles about different aspects of the hobby as well as news from below the surface. Here you can read about new fish species, Environmental concerns and other questions that are relevant for the aquarist. You can also learn more about how to keep and breed different species or learn more about the latest aquarium equipment. We update our online magazine with new articles so make sure to check back every now and again.

Pet fish Directory was launched July 2009 and you will always be able to find all our old articles available online. You can browse our old article by visiting the appropriate category in the menu on the left hand side of the screen.

If you want to submit an aquarium or fish related website to be included in our directory we ask you to click on the appropriate category in the grey directory box below and then use the submit link in the category. You can also use the grey directory box to simply browse our directory and discover new aquarium resources.

Do you want your article published on pet fish directory? If so you are very welcome to submit it to us using this form (temporary closed). We use editorial discretion and only publish articles that are about fish (or in rare cases other animals) and that we feel will contribute something to our readers. You are allowed to include a few words about yourself and one link at the end of the article.

Aquarium chillers

If you wish to keep cold water species or live in a part of the world where the temperature can become too high even for subtropical species, an aquarium chiller will help you keep the water temperature down in your aquarium. Another situation when a chiller can be handy is when you have an aquarium filled with heat generating gear, e.g. powerful lights and pumps


What is Algae

Algae is a very diverse group of plants. They share a lot of characteristics with higher plants but lack many of the organs you will find in higher plants.


Java moss

Java moss, formally known as Vesicularia dubayana, is an Asian underwater plant native to India, Malaysia and Indonesia. Due to its sturdiness and adaptability, it has become a much appreciated aquarium plant that can be found in virtually any shop catering for fish keepers.


Red-line Torpedo Barb - Puntius denisonii

The Red-Line Torpedo Barb (Puntius denisonii) is known under several different names and monikers, such as Denison’s barb, Denisoni barb, Denison’s flying fox, Indian flasher barb, Miss Kerala, Rose line shark, Bleeding eye barb, and “Chorai Kanni” (which means “bleeding eyes”). Learn more about how to keep this species.

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Aba Aba Knifefish

Juvenile Aba Knifefish (Gymnarchus niloticus) sometimes show up in pet stores, but before you decide to bring one of these sleek electric knifefish home there are several things to keep in mind.

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Clown fish, also known as Anemone fish, are a group of fishes found on tropical reefs where they form symbiotic relationships with anemones. Except for the species Premnas biaculeatus, all known species of clowfish belong to the genus Amphiprion. Amphiprion is today home to 27 recognized species of fish, but there are indications of some of them actually being hybrids rather than true species so this number might change as future research sheds more light on the subject.

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Volitans Lionfish – Pterois Volitans

Pterois volitans, a venomous Scorpionfish native to the Pacific and Indian Oceans, is known under many different English names, including Common Lionfish, Red Lionfish, Peacock Lionfish, Turkey fish, Scorpion Volitans, Red Firefish, and even Butterfly-cod and Ornate Butterfly-cod. Using its scientific name is the safest course of action if you wish to avoid mix-ups, because some of these common names are used for other member of the genus Pterois as well.

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Harlequin Shrimp

The Harlequin shrimp lives in freshwater sponges which it cleans by eating debris and algae from the surface of the sponge. This feeding behaviour has earned them their scientific name Caridina spongicola.

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Meramec Saddled Darter

A new species of darter has been described that inhabits the Meramec River drainage of Missouri, USA; more particularly the northern Ozark region of Missouri.

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Electric knifefish

Another new species of electric knifefish has been described.

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New Brazilian wrasse

A new species of wrasse, named Halichoeres sazimai, has been described from the Western South Atlantic off the southern and south-eastern coasts of Brazil.

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New knifefish

A new species of South American electric knifefish has been described by Brazilian ichthyologists Julia Giora and Luiz Malabarba.

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Top 10 New Species

The ASU institute has now published its Top 10 list of new species from 2008, in collaboration with an international committee of taxonomists.

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New Mystus catfish

A new species of catfish of the genus Mystus has been described by Heok Hee Ng and Maurice Kottelat in the latest issue of the journal Copeia.

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Breeding tilapia

More or less all types of Tilapia are easy to breed. Learn more about how to breed them.

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Breeding your first fish – Convict Cichlid

The articles in this articles series will teach you how to breed easily bred tropical fish species that can be found in most fish stores.

We will start with perhaps the easiest species of all: the convict cichlid.

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Breeding pleco

Do you want to breed plecos? If so, you’re not alone. Hopefully, this article will provide you with some of the information you need to successfully breed plecos in your home aquarium. Good luck!

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Breeding archerfish

The Banded archerfish (Toxotes jaculatrix) is probably the most common species in the aquarium trade, but it is very hard to breed in aquariums and very little is know about its breeding habits and requirements. It has however been bred more or less accidentally on a number of occasions.

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Breeding Kribensis

The Kribensis cichlids (Pelvicachromis pulcher) is easy to keep and breed compared to many other small cichlids and will display the same entertaining parental behaviour that we recognize from so many other, more demanding African cichlids

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