The carp family is a large and diverse one, with members suitable for a wide range of aquaria. Barbs are familiar to Read More
The carp family is a large and diverse one, with members suitable for a wide range of aquaria. Barbs are familiar to most fish keepers but often have an unfair reputation for aggression which stems from a need for plenty of company of their own kind and spacious aquaria. Many barbs are peaceful community fish ideal for peaceful communities and their relatives the Rasboras are an ideal alternative to small tetras.
Loaches are also a misunderstood fish, with some species best left to enthusiasts with large tanks and a taste for feisty fishes.