The flying fox (Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus) is a Southeast Asian species of freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae. It is known to eat green algae. It is sometimes mistakenly referred to as the Siamese algae eater.
Flying foxes are bottom-dwelling fish native to the fast-flowing foothill rivers and streams of the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Java and Sumatra in Southeast Asia. An aquarium with plenty of broad-leaved plants (like Anubias), driftwood and rock for hiding places is recommended.
We are very lucky, living on an island as we do, to be surrounded by some truly fascinating sea and shoreline life. We hope you'll enjoy this regular feature of exploring sea life typical to the UK. This blog features the Mola Mola, or Ocean Sunfish!
Angel fish, Pterophyllum, are a small genus of freshwater fish from the family Cichlidae. All Pterophyllum species originate from the Amazon Basin, Orinoco Basin and various rivers throughout tropical South America.
Nerite snails are great for controlling algae in your fish tank, but nerite snails can and often will crawl out of a fish tank. Sometimes, they do it because of poor water quality and not enough food, but often its simply an opportunity to explore.
Although most aquatic snails reproduce asexually, nerite snails do not. A female nerite snail will produce eggs for the male to fertilise, like fish. The eggs will then be spread throughout the tank and develop into larvae.
If Nerites snails land upright, they will be able to quickly get acclimated to their new surroundings, but unlucky snails that land upside down have a very difficult time turning themselves over to the upright position.