Pairing up a clownfish with an anemone is a task which many marine fish enthusiasts undertake each year. For many, the vision of a clownfish playfully and enthusiastically cuddling itself into the soft tentacles of an anemone for protection invokes a "feel good" moment and is often the driving force behind someone setting up their first marine aquarium at home.
If you are thinking about putting together a freshwater aquarium of community fish, you have some great fish to choose from. A community aquarium is one that contains more than one species of fish. Many times, the variety of fish do not occur together in nature, but you can find fish of compatible temperament and water requirements that can co-exist well. This helps to develop an aquarium full of color and interest.
Right or wrong, certain names immediately bring certain expectations, whether the name refers to a fish, dog, cat, animal or human! There is something in the collective consciousness that associates a “look” or behavior with a name. Some fish rightly deserve their name, while others must suffer under the expectations that they cannot live up to. Below is a list of some of the most well known common name fish.
What is it that makes the Arowana so appealing to so many aquarium hobbyists? Is it:
- Their shiny scaling and long, graceful fins?
- Their expressive, large eyes?
- Their sinuous swimming motion along the surface of the tank?
- Their peaceful demeanor (unless they consider you food)?
- Their ability to jump out of the water and snatch their prey from a low hanging branch?
- Their variety of colors, available from silver to gold to red to blue/black?
- Their ability to bring good luck and wealth to their owners?
It must be a combination of all of the above that helps explain the universal appeal of Arowanas!