The Arowana Fish

The Arowana Fish

The Arowana Fish. The Dragon Fish Scientifically known as Scleropages formosus, the arowana fish is characterized by their elongated bodies which are covered in large scales. With an exaggerated, upturned mouth and an aggressive hunting style, these fish are more...
The Silver Lookdown Fish

The Silver Lookdown Fish

The very thin fish. Not Just Silver The silver lookdown fish, or selene vomer, has many distinguishing characteristics. Though its primary color is silver, the lookdown fish has scales that shimmer blue in the bright waters in which they live. Known for being...
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 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...