The Cichlid Fish

The Cichlid Fish

The diverse cichlid fish.  Wild Diversification The cichlid fish, of the Cichlidae family, is one of the most diverse fishes in the world. There have been more than 1,300 species of cichlid that have been scientifically described. However, it’s estimated that, because...
The Hawkfish

The Hawkfish

The Watchful Hawkfish.  A Large Family With around 33 species, the hawkfish family, otherwise known as Cirrhitidae, is quite extensive. Types of hawkfish can vary in colors and patterns as well as sizes. The smallest hawkfish, called the Falco Hawkfish, is a red and...
The Japanese Ranchu Goldfish

The Japanese Ranchu Goldfish

The Sumo-Inspired Japanese Ranchu Goldfish The Sumo Fish In the 1800s, Japanese aquarists bred different types of the Chinese lionhead goldfish, which is known for its hooded, raspberry-like head. Inspired by Japanese sumo wrestlers, these aquarists crossbed different...
The Spectacular  Koi Fish

The Spectacular Koi Fish

The Expensive Koi Fish.  Colorful Koi The beautiful koi carp, scientifically known as Cyprinus rubrofuscus, are ornamental and colorful versions of the common carp. Most typically, they can have red, yellow, white, black, or combination scales. With over 100 types of...
Flowerhorn Fish

Flowerhorn Fish

Flowerhorn Cichlid fish A manmade ornamental fish The flowerhorn cichlid fish (scientifically Paraneetroplus synspilus) is characterized by its vibrant colors and a large, bulging forehead. In the early 1990s, the bulging forehead, known as the nuchal hump, became...