General discussions about freshwater fishes and other creatures. For specific species discussion, please post in the respective sub forum.
Fishes in this group can breate atmospheric air due to a unique labyrinth organ. Many live in low oxygen water and are commonly seen gulping at air at the surface; which then passes out of their gills or mouth when they dive beneath the surface. Bettas, gouramis, and African Bushfishes would belong to this family.
13th Mar 2017, 09:44
Dominant in the Americas and Africa, there are over 1,400 species of Characins. They can be recognized by the presence of an adipose fin between the tail and the dorsal fin. This sub forum is for specific discussion on characins.
3rd Apr 2017, 20:09
Cyprinids include barbs, rasboras, loaches and goldfishes. Distributed around S. E. Asia, Cyprinids can usually be identified by the barbels at the mouth. This sub forum is for specific discussion on cyprinids.
2nd Apr 2017, 23:31
26th Mar 2017, 09:41
As their name suggests, these fishes give birth to live young. Guppies, Mollies, Platies and Swordtails are some of the fishes that form this group.
13th Apr 2017, 22:59