Tropical Freshwater Aquarium Fish: Green Cobra Guppy Livebearers

How to eliminate green water caused by algae in aquariums, fish bowls, and ponds.
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The Green Tiger Barb has a round, deep body with a high back and a pointed head. These small fish reach lengths of only up to about 2 3/4 inches (7 cm) in the wild but are generally a bit smaller in the aquarium. They have a lifespan of 6 to 7 years with proper care.The body coloration is a truly striking, deep fluorescent green or metallic blue-green. The four very distinctive black stripes in the parent Tiger Barbs are missing. There is red on the outside of the dorsal fins as well as on the tail and ventral fins. When spawning, they have a bright red snout.
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Like all the pufferfish, the Green Spotted Puffer can vary greatly in temperament from one individual to another. They are generally regarded as aggressive fin-nippers and often kept singly. However they can be kept in a community setting with others of their own species as well as other large non-aggressive species. In a community setting, be sure there is plenty of room and that the aquarium is well planted. It can also have a variety of other decor such as rocks and roots. Place the decor in a manner that breaks their line of site and provides plenty of retreats for all the fish.If you do try to put a juvenile puffer into you community tank, do not be fooled by its shy and timid behavior. These little guys have a viscous streak in them. It will only be a matter of time before their natural instinct kicks in and you start seeing fish disappearing. Some people have had luck with larger semi-aggressive tank mates but there is no guarantee. Never try to introduce long-finned slow swimming fish as they will be instant targets for your puffer. The Green Spotted Puffer is not considered a shoaling fish but are usually tolerant of their own species. So a mono-species tank is usually best. Tropical Fish for Brackish Aquariums: Green Scat - Live Aquaria
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The Green Spotted Puffer is a highly unique and interesting fish. Unfortunately the Green Spotted Puffer (GSP) is often misunderstood. Commonly sold as a freshwater fish, the GSP will only do well without marine salt in its water for a very short time. A good brackish setup is needed for health and longevity of the Green Spotted Puffer. They should be kept in large aquariums, with no less than 30 gallons per puffer, as they grow to be six inches.Usually the result of an algae bloom. Read up on how to . The green cloudy aquarium water will not harm your fish but it is not the most pleasant thing to look at. This happens because of the amount of nutrients and the amount of light entering the aquarium. Your tank water is nutrient rich, which may mean that you're feeding too much, your tank may be overstocked or you're not doing enough water changes or a combination of all the above. The main problems are usually high nitrate and phosphate levels. If you have a saltwater aquarium consider using a and . Avoid placing your aquarium where it could receive direct sunlight. Direct sunlight will add fuel to the fire so to speak and direct sunlight will cause temperature fluctations as well.The Green Spotted Puffers sold at stores are always wild caught, and thus often come in with internal parasites. Be sure to quarantine them before adding them to your aquarium. When selecting a puffer a good way to tell if they are healthy is if they have a rounded stomach rather than a sunken in one. Also, their stomachs should be white instead of grey, and they should be actively swimming and acknowledge when people lean in to take a look at them. If a puffer has a grey belly and parasites are ruled out, the next most likely possibilities are improper salinity or poor diet. Although it's what they are famous for, you never want to see your puffer puff up. This is only triggered from extreme stress, and usual ends with the fish's death. Be careful when transporting puffers so they don't puff up. It's best to move them from place to place by directing them into a bag rather than netting them. While puffing in the water is dangerous to them, puffing in the air will almost certainly be fatal.Green water itself presents little danger to an aquarium, besides making the tank look unclean. However, green water can be a sign of a more serious problem with the lighting or the water chemistry. In extreme cases, algae may block light, preventing plants from getting the light they need to thrive. It is unlikely that green water can pose any direct problems for aquarium fish.