The giant gourami (lat. Osphronemus goramy) is the largest fish from all gourami species kept in tanks. In the wild, it can grow up to 60 cm (24 in) long and even larger, according to some data. In tanks, it grows a bit smaller, about 40-45 cm (18 in), but still, it is a very large fish.
The Jack Dempsey fish (lat. Rocio octofasciata, earlier called Cichlasoma octofasciatum) is a widely spread tank fish within North and Central America. Because of the fish’s congenital aggressiveness towards its tank mates, the USA aquarists have called it Jack Dempsey by the popular professional boxer’s name.
Pistia or water lettuce is a monotypical genus of the Araceae family, represented only by a single kind of fluctuant – Pistia stratiotes. This widespread plant can often be encountered in tanks since it looks appealing and not demanding in terms of care. In the article, you will find out about the plant habitat, how to propagate and keep it in a tank properly.
Nothobranchius or notho killifish is an African freshwater ray-finned fishes genus of the Nothobranchiidae family of Cyprinodontiformes unit. These are the most bright-colored fishes among those that are kept in a tank. Their main distinctive feature is their unusual lifecycle, which is evolutionarily connected with the rain season arrival.