Best Flake Food For Guppy Fish

The best flake food for guppies is the fish food that offers better and faster digestion, which results in less waste and cleaner water. Fish foods that offers a balanced mix of fat, protein, and fiber are great but they must also have a good balance of essential vitamins and minerals. The quality of flake food […]

Guppy Bent Spine – Scoliosis & Tuberculosis

Guppies can develop a sudden bent spine, be born with it, or it may occur during adulthood. The main causes of a bent spine are scoliosis and tuberculosis (TB). The main identifying element of the diseases is a curvature in the spine when the fish is viewed from above or the side. Unfortunately, the condition […]

Glacier Bears

The glacier bear (Ursus americanus emmonsii) also known as the blue bear, is a subspecies of American black bear that has silver-blue or gray hair. Habitat The glacier bear is endemic to Southeast Alaska along the seaward front of the Mount St. Elias Range, about Yakutat Bay, and southeast to Glacier Bay. They prefer forest […]

Is It Ok To Keep Guppy In A Fish Bowl?

No. Do not keep your guppies in a fishbowl. In fact, no fish likes living in a small glass bowl. Here are a few reasons why you should not keep your guppies in a fishbowl. Guppy fish and other types of tropical fish or freshwater aquarium fish require space to swim around. A larger tank […]

Giant Panda

The giant panda belongs to the Ursidae family. Its scientific name is Ailuropoda melanoleuca which means black and white bear. However, it is also known as the panda bear or simply panda. Habitat Giant panda bears inhabit mountain ranges in central China. Mainly the Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu mountains. They can mostly be found at elevations between […]

Sun Bears

Sun bears (Ursidae Helarctos malayanus) are the smallest bear types and one of the rarest bears in the world. These bears also go by the names honey bear, dog bear, and Malay/Malaysian bear. Habitat Sun bears inhabit rainforests of Southeast Asia. They are found in India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Laos. Many are found in […]

Sloth Bears

There are two subspecies of sloth bear: The Indian sloth bear Melursus ursinus ursinus  and the Sri Lankan sloth bear Melursus ursinus inornatus. They are so named because early discoverers probably saw them hanging upside down from trees or due to their slow wandering walking-style much like sloths. Habitat Native to the Indian subcontinent, sloth […]

Spectacled Bears

Tremarctos ornatus or the spectacled bear, also known as the Andean bear, is the only extant bear species native to South America. Spectacled bears are considered one of the most endangered bear species, second only to the giant panda bear. Habitat Spectacled bears inhabit the Andes mountain range in South America (hence the name Andean bear). […]

Polar Bears

The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is the largest species of all bears. It is also the largest carnivore on land. The polar bear is a hyper carnivorous bear that is a large bear, approximately the same size as the omnivorous Kodiak bear. Habitat Polar bears live in the Arctic areas of Alaska, Canada, Russia, Greenland, […]

Why Do My Guppies Keep Dying?

Guppy fish are popular freshwater aquarium fish among fishkeepers. Their striking colors and active behavior in the tank make them fun to watch. Guppies aren’t hard to take care of. In fact, they are very resilient types of fish. So, why do your guppies keep dying? Reasons Why Guppies Keep Dying Most of the time, […]

Guppy Fish and Goldfish – Are They Good Tank Mates?

Can guppy fish and goldfish live in the same aquarium? Yes, guppies and goldfish can share the same tank. However, bigger goldfish can eat smaller guppy fish. The key to successfully keeping both species of fish together is choosing the right type of goldfish (smaller breeds) and proper tank maintenance. Things To Note Guppies are […]

How To Tell If Guppies Are Stressed

Guppies can experience stress as well. Many sicknesses and diseases are caused by stress in guppies. But how to tell if guppies are stressed? What are the signs of stress? Here’s everything you need to know. Stress in Fish Stress in fish, including guppy fish, is caused when fish are kept in improper conditions. Although […]

How To Make Guppy Fry Grow Faster

Everyone wants to know how to make guppy fry grow faster. Especially those of us who make a profit from our fish. Here are some great tips to increase the growth rate of your guppy fry to help them grow into healthy, beautiful, and profitable fish. Guppy Fry Not Growing The following things can hinder […]

10 Reasons To Get Guppies As A Pet

Guppy fish are one of the most popular types of tropical fish kept as freshwater aquarium pets. And for good reason, they are colorful, beautiful, and easy fish to raise. Here are 10 reasons to get guppies as a pet. Exotic Fish With so many different types of guppies, it might be hard to choose […]

What Is The Best Water pH Level For Guppies?

Guppies are one of the best pets for beginners and experienced fish keepers. However, there are some things that need to be done to ensure proper guppy fish care. One of the things that concern many is the pH level of the water in the aquarium. Does the water pH level affect guppies? What happens […]

Guppy Fish Growth Stages

Guppy fish have short lifespans. Thus, they get big very quickly. What are the different growth stages of guppy fish? Here’s an overview and what to expect at each of the different guppy fish growth stages. Female guppies can grow up to 2 inches (5 cm), while male guppies up to 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) […]

Can Guppy Fish and Betta Fish Share A Tank?

Guppies are a popular type of tropical fish that we keep as freshwater aquarium pets. There are also those of us that like bettas. Is it ok to keep guppies and beta fish in the same tank? Will the beta attack or harass the guppy fish? In this article, we’ll discuss whether or not betta […]

How To Care For Guppy Fish

Guppy fish are the most popular type of tropical fish found in freshwater aquariums. Their bright colors and distinct patterns make them attractive to fish keepers and pet lovers alike. So, if you want to keep some, why not learn about proper guppy fish care? Tank Size The first thing to think about when caring […]

How To Care For Guppy Fry

Guppies are beautiful tropical fish and one of the most kept freshwater aquarium pet fish. Each type of guppy fish reproduce quickly and produce lots of baby guppies (fry). To ensure the survival of most of your baby guppy fish you ought to follow a proper guppy fry care guide like this one. Guppies do […]

Guppy Fish Minimum Water Temperature

Guppies are a tropical fish species and as such, they live in warm waters. That being said, many types of guppies are able to adapt to a variety of water temperatures and survive. But, what is the minimum water temperature for guppies? Guppy Fish Minimum Water Temperature The minimum water temperature for guppies is 72 °F […]

Do Guppy Fish Lay Eggs?

Guppies can have babies at a very fast rate. You can start with a tank of 2 to 4 guppies and end up with a tank of 30 to 40 within months. But where do all these baby guppies (fry) come from? Are guppies egg layers? Are Guppy Fish Egg Layers? Guppy fish do not lay eggs, guppies are […]

Do Guppies Need A Heater?

Like other types of tropical fish, guppy fish are accustomed to living in warm waters. However, they can also survive in cooler water for short periods of time. Though, they are prone to develop diseases increase the longer they are exposed to cooler temperatures. Do you need a heater for you guppy fish tank? Yes! […]

Kodiak Bears

Kodiak bears (Ursus arctos middendorffi) also referred to as the Kodiak brown bear is a brown bear subspecies native to Kodiak Islands, Alaska. Habitat These types of bears are native to the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago which is just off the coast of Alaska (to the south). More specifically, Kodiak, Afognak, Shuyak, Raspberry, Uganik, […]

Siberian Brown Bears

Siberian brown bears (Ursus arctos collaris) also known as the East Siberian brown bear is a subspecies of brown bear that lives in Eurasia. Habitat These brown bears live in the Altai Mountains (Mongolia), Nothern China, and Eastern Kazakhstan. They can also be found in the Siberian Taiga. Description The Siberian brown bear is not as big […]

Syrian Brown Bears

Syrian brown bears (Ursus arctos syriacus) are a small species of brown bear that is endemic to the Middle East. They were first classified in 1828 by naturalist Wilhelm Hemprich and zoologist Christian Ehrenberg. Habitat This brown bear can be found sleeping or hibernating in caves and hollow trees in mountainous terrain. The Syrian brown […]

Tibetan Blue Bears

The Tibetan bear or Tibetan blue bear (Ursus arctos pruinosus) is a subspecies of brown bears native to the eastern Tibetan Plateau. These bears are also known as the Himalayan blue bear, Himalayan snow bear, Tibetan brown bear, or the horse bear. Habitat Tibetan blue bears live in the alpine regions of eastern Tibet, western China, […]

Alaska Peninsula Brown Bears

Alaska Peninsula brown bears also known as the peninsular grizzly (Ursus arctos gyas) typically live along the southern coast of Alaska where there’s an abundance of seasonally spawning salmon. Habitat These types of brown bears live along coastal Alaska from the Aleutian Islands as far west as Unimak, the Alaska Peninsula to the Kenai Peninsula. Description Alaska Peninsula brown bears are […]

Atlas Bears

Atlas bears, also known as the African bear (Ursus arctos crowtheri) is an extinct species of bear that was native to Africa. Habitat The bear gets its name because it mainly lived in the Atlas Mountain and areas surrounding Morroco, Libya, and Algeria. However, fossils of the bear have been found in caves throughout North […]

Grizzly Bears

Grizzly bears (Ursus arctos ssp.) are a subspecies of the brown bear and are one of the largest land mammals in North America. Habitat Grizzly bears can be found in the northwestern states of the USA (Idaho and Montana, for example), Alaska, and Canada. They tend to live in mountainous or forested areas. Most of the Grizzlys […]

Kamchatka Brown Bears

\Kamchatka brown bears(Ursus arctos beringianus) are also known as the Far Eastern brown bear. These subspecies of brown bears are native to Russia. Habitat Kamchatka brown bears live on the Kamchatka Peninsula (hence the name), Karaginskiy Island, Shantar Islands, as well as Kuril Islands (all found in eastern Siberia). Description The Kamchatka brown bear has […]

Asian Black Bears

Asian black bears (Ursus thibetanus) or Asiatic black bear is a species of black bear native to Asia. These types of bears are also known as the moon bear because they have a crescent-shaped marking on their chests. Most Asiatic black bears are nocturnal and, spend the day asleep in caves or hollow trees. They […]

Baluchistan Black Bears

The Balochistan (or Baluchistan) black bear (Ursus thibetanus gedrosianus) is a subspecies of the Asiatic black bear and by default one of the many types of black bears around the world. Baluchistan black bears have a thinner coat compared to other Asian black bears, however, this is because it is found in a warmer climate. Here’s everything you need […]

Formosan Black Bears

Formosan black bears (Ursus thibetanus formosanus), also known as the white-throated bear because of the markings on its chest, is the largest mammal in Taiwan. This subspecies of the Asiatic black bear is native to Taiwan. Here’s everything that you need to know about these types of black bears. Habitat The Formosan bear lives in the mountainous forests […]

Himalayan Black Bears

Himalayan black bears (Ursus thibetanus laniger) are a subspecies of the Asian black bear found in the Himalayan mountains of India, Tibet, China, and Nepal. Habitat These types of black bears can be found all throughout the Himalaya from Bhutan in the east to Pakistan in the west in mountainous areas and jungles. In summer, the […]

Japanese Black Bears

Japanese black bears (Ursus thibetanus japonicus) is a subspecies of the Asian black bear that lives on three main islands of Japan: Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. Habitat Most of Japan’s black bear population can be found in Eastern Honshu. The black bear population on Shikoku and Kyushu may be endangered or extinct. They prefer to live […]

Kermode Bears

Kermode bears ( Ursus americanus kermodei) are also known as the spirit bear or ghost bear because of the white coat that some of these black bears have. Some believe that Kermode bears evolved over the last 10,000 years from black bears that became isolated more than 300,000 years ago. Here’s everything you need to […]

Florida Black Bears

The Florida black bear, Ursus americanus floridanus, is an American black bear subspecies.  There are six other species of black bears native to North America. Habitat Florida black bears inhabit mostly forested areas where there is an abundance of food. Though they could be found all throughout Florida, including the keys, these days their habitat is […]

Cinnamon Bears

Cinnamon bears (Ursus americanus Cinnamomum) is a type of bear, more specifically a subspecies of the American black bear. As you probably already know, there are many types of black bears. The most striking difference between this bear and the common black bear is that the cinnamon bear has reddish-brown fur. Habitat These bears live […]

California Black Bears

The California black bear known by its scientific name Ursus americanus californiensis is a type of black bear that lives in areas of and surrounding California. It is a subspecies of the American black bear. It is one of two subspecies of black bear, the other being the Olympic black bear, to live in California. […]

Olympic Black Bears

Ursus americanus altifrontalis known as the Olympic black bear is one of the many types of black bears to live in North America. These types of bears share a lot in common with other species in the black bear family (for example, California black bears). Here’s everything you need to know about the Olympic black […]

American Black Bears

American black bears known by their scientific name Ursus Americanus is the smallest living species of bears found on the continent of North America. There are several subspecies or types of black bears in North America. However, they all share some common traits. Here is everything you need to know about the American black bears […]

7 Extinct Bear Species

There’s no doubt that there are several different types of bears in existence today. However, there are also a few extinct bear species that roamed the earth. There are about 7 kinds of bears that are now extinct. They are the Atlas bear, Bergman’s bear, California grizzly bear, Mexican grizzly bear, the Steppe brown bear, […]

3 Main Types of Crabs in Florida

There many species of crabs in Florida however there are 3 main types of crabs found in Florida that are edible or the most common on menus. These are the blue crab, the stone crab, and the golden crab. Blue Crabs Blue crabs are the most common of the 3. You can find blue crabs […]

The Different Types of King Crabs

King crabs are one of the most popular types of crabs hunted for its delicious meat. There are over 40 types of king crab and three of the main species that are edible can be found in Alaska. The three main king crabs from Alaska are the Alaskan Red King Crab, Blue King Crab, and Brown “Golden” King Crab. There […]

Are All Crabs Edible?

Given that there are over 5000 varieties of crabs its no surprise that you’d want to know if they’re all edible. Crabmeat is one of the most savored kinds of seafood. So, are all crabs edible? The answer is that it depends. Some crabs offer more meat than others. So, it would make sense to […]

Moray Eel – What To Know

Moray eels are one of the few types of eel that are found mostly in saltwater. Though, there are some that live in brackish waters as well. The largest of the species is the green moray eel. Anatomy Moray eels have extended dorsal fins that join with the caudal and anal fin that forms a […]

How To Introduce Guppies To A New Tank

Adding any of the many types of guppies to an aquarium will definitely make it more attractive. Ideally, a few fancy guppies should do the trick. These guppies come in bright colors like gold, blue, red, and even green. Acclimate Guppies To add your guppies to the new tank, float the container you brought them home in in the tank for about […]

Do Guppies Sleep?

Guppies do sleep. They are diurnal fish that stay active during the day and go to sleep at nights. It can be difficult to tell if your guppies are sleeping because they do not have eyelids. However, here’s how to tell if you guppies are sleeping and just how much sleep the different types of […]

How To Breed Guppies

Guppies are one the easiest fish to breed. However, if you want to successfully raise fry (baby guppies), you have to know how do guppies breed, when the female is due, and the steps to take right before and after she gives birth (guppies are livebearers). How Do Guppies Mate Under the right conditions, male […]

How Do Stingrays Swim?

The majority of stingrays swim by pulsating their bodies like a wave. Other stingrays flap their wing-like cartilages to propel themselves forward. Some types of stingrays also use their tail to steer themselves. However, the main purpose of the tail is for defense (read how do stingrays sting for more information). A stingray’s stinger, spine, […]

Facts About Stingrays

Stingrays are a group of sea rays, which are cartilaginous fish related to sharks. They are noted for the long, sharp spines on their tails which they use to sting. Many species are endangered. Here are some interesting facts about these cool animals. Like sharks, stingrays do not have bones, their skeletons are instead made up entirely […]

How Do Stingrays Mate?

Reproduction in Stingrays varies amongst the different types of stingrays. However, the norm is that age 1, stingrays are mature enough to mate. The male stingray will follow a female and attach himself to her disc. This way he can insert his clasper into her cloaca. Breeding Season Some males of certain species are able […]

What Do Stingrays Eat?

Stingrays need to have a well-balanced diet as what they eat directly influences their color, size, and shape. Of course, they also need to eat to survive and have the energy to hunt and mate. Stingrays are carnivores which means that they eat meat as their primary source of food. Their favorite food is the […]

Are Eels Dangerous?

Eels are a species of fish that are often mistaken for sea snakes. However, despite not being actual snakes, eels are one of the most dangerous fish in the ocean. Some eels are more dangerous than others. Moray eels are by far the most dangerous amongst the different types of eels. Morays prefer to live […]

What Do Eels Eat? – Explanation

Eels bite. They have sharp teeth and are active hunters. That being said, what exactly do eels eat? It depends. Is it an eel in the wild, a pet eel, in freshwater, saltwater? There are many different kinds of eels and they are all are carnivorous, meaning they are meat-eaters. In The Wild Eels normally […]

Interesting Facts About Eels

Eels are aquatic animals that have an interesting life cycle that has eluded many scientists for many many years. Eels and their young look nothing alike. They also die after laying their eggs. Read on for more interesting facts about this mysterious creature. There are over 400 types of eels. The electric eel, despite its […]

Why Do Eels Migrate? Explanation

Eels are one of the many animals that migrate. Eels migrate in order to mate and lay eggs. Some eels travel more than 3000 miles to reach their breeding grounds. We know this because scientists were able to use satellite tags to track the American eel as they traveled from there natural home to their […]

What Vegetables Can Guppies Eat

Taking care of your guppies is a priority if you want them to live long and healthy lives. Guppies are omnivores and will eat anything that they can fit into their mouth (including their own young). You already know what guppies can eat. Fish flakes are probably the staple of many pet fish diets. But, […]

How Long Do Guppies Live For?

Taking proper care of your guppy will ensure that it lives a long and healthy life. But, just how long do guppies live for and is there anything you can do to improve health and longevity? Things To Consider Generally speaking, as with all animals, feed them well, keep them clean and unstressed and your […]

Facts About Guppies

Guppies are tropical freshwater fish. They are native to South America and the Caribbean. They mostly live in the slow-flowing rivers, small streams, lakes, ponds and pools and occasionally in the brackish waters. Guppies are one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish because of their beautifully colored bodies, easy maintenance, ability to reproduce quickly […]

Can Guppies Eat Goldfish Food?

So, what do you feed your guppies when out of guppy food? Can guppies eat Goldfish food? I’ve been in this situation before and I’ve done several searches and came up with an informed decision. Yes, your guppies can eat goldfish food. But, only feed your guppies goldfish feed for a short period of time. […]

Types of Freshwater Aquarium Fish

There are many types of freshwater aquarium fish that you keep in your freshwater aquarium. Here are the best types of tropical fish species to keep if you’re a beginner or expert fishkeeper. Goldfish The goldfish is the most popular freshwater aquarium fish. You can find them in any pet store that sells fish. Although, […]

Best Tropical Fish To Keep

There are many types of tropical fish that you keep in your freshwater aquarium. Here are the best tropical fish species to keep if you’re a beginner or expert fishkeeper. Types of Tropical Fish Guppy There are many different types of guppies and there’s no denying that these are some of the coolest freshwater aquarium […]

Types Of Butterflies – Explanation + Visual Guide

There are many types of butterflies around the world and it would take more than one article to describe them all. Both butterflies and moths belong to a group of animals in the order of insects called Lepidoptera. And, there are over 180,000 species of butterflies and moths! Types of Butterflies With so many different […]

Types Of Ferrets – Explanation + Visual Guide

To start off, I must say that they aren’t different types of ferrets. There’s only one kind of ferret, however, they come in a variety of colors. Thus, it’s only natural that you might get confused. The American Ferret Association recognizes the following colors when describing ferrets: Albino Black Black Sable Champagne Chocolate Cinnamon Dark-eyed […]

Types Of Bears – Explanation + Visual Guide

As far as different types of bears go, there are 8 different bear species that you’d find around the world. However, within the different species of bears, you’d find different types of bears or subspecies. Bears can live in a variety of terrain types and they are omnivorous animals with some favoring a plant-based diet […]

Types Of Rainbowfish – Explanation + Visual Guide

There are more than 50 types of rainbowfish, including the neon dwarf rainbowfish, threadfin rainbowfish, Madagascar rainbowfish, and red rainbowfish. Rainbowfish are an omnivorous freshwater fish and, like the different types of guppies, their scales exhibit vivid ‘rainbow’ colors which makes them attractive and a sort after pet fish for aquariums. Rainbowfish are schooling fish […]

Types Of Snails – Explanation + Visual Guide

The name snail is most often applied to land snails, however, there are many different types of snails. In fact, there are over 4000 snail species that also includes different kinds of sea snails and freshwater snails. Did you know that snails are gastropod mollusks that have shells and those without shells are known as slugs? Yes, a […]

Types Of Earthworms – Explanation + Visual Guide

There are 3 main types of earthworms; the compost worm (not common garden worms you find in the backyard), the earth-worker worm, and the root-dwelling worm. They belong to the subgroup of animals known as invertebrates. Moreover, there are 3 main earthworm species that we will also discuss in the article. However, if we’re being […]

Types Of Stingrays – Explanation + Visual Guide

Stingrays are a type of fish that are related to sharks. There are about 9 families of stingray which comprise over 200 different species. They are solitary animals that only come together when its time to mate (see, how do stingrays mate for more information). These are the basic types of stingrays. The stingrays are a large […]

Types Of Kangaroos – Explanation + Visual Guide

Kangaroos are a type of mammal known as marsupials and there are over 50 kangaroo species native to Australia. However, there are 4 types of kangaroos that are well known and easily recognizable. These kangaroo types are the: Antilopine Kangaroo (Macropus antilophius) Western Gray Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus) Eastern Gray Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) Red Kangaroo (Macropus […]

Types Of Lobster – An Explanation Visual Guide

Who knew that there were different types of lobster? Just like crabs, there are many lobster species and there as many similarities as there are differences between the different species. There are lobsters without claws and, of course, there are clawed lobsters. Lobsters are invertebrates that scavenge shallow areas of the ocean. For the most […]

Types Of Catfish – Explanation & Visual Guide

There are three primary types of catfish: blue catfish, channel catfish, and flathead catfish. But, there are other catfish species outside of the three main types. Let’s have a look at them. Three Main Types of Catfish Let’s start by learning about the three main catfish types and how to tell the difference between the […]

Types Of Crabs – Explanation & Visual Guide

Let’s learn about the different types of crabs! Just how many crabs are there? There are about five thousand sea crab species alone! But we’re going to focus on the most common types of crab while keeping it interesting with pictures and videos while we go through the names of crabs. Bairdi Crabs Bairdi crabs […]

Types Of Eels – Explanation & Visual Guide

In this article, we’ll discuss the different types of eels out there. From freshwater eels and saltwater eels to conger eels and moray eels plus all the other eel types in between! An eel is any ray-finned fish belonging to the order Anguilliformes, which consists of four suborders, 20 families, 111 genera, and about 800 […]

The Three Types Of Mammals – Visual Guide

There are three types of mammals or groups of mammals that make up the main classification of these types of animals, believe it or not, including humans. Mammals are vertebrate animals constituting the class Mammalia and characterized by the presence of mammary glands which in females produce milk for feeding their young, a neocortex, fur […]