Aquatic Life


In this section you will find information about different forms of aquatic life: fish, plants, invertebrates and so on. The section is divided in different categories (temperate, tropical, brackish, marine etc) and each of these categories includes information about organisms that live in these environments.

So what is the difference between Aquatic Life and Fishkeeping? In Aquatic Life we have included profiles of aquatic organisms and information about the biotopes of these organisms. In Fishkeeping, on the other hand, we discuss keeping these organisms in captivity.

For ease of navigation we have included, in the Species Index below, the species  listed in this category; these appear in alphabetical order. The name of each species is a link leading to the relevant profile. For information on ecology, biotopes and everything else please click on the links in the left hand side column.


Photo by George J. Reclos


Species Index




Ancistrus sp. 3 and sp. 4

Ancistrus L144

Ancistrus L213

Aulonocara chipokae

Betta splendens

Cyphotilapia frontosa

ex-Cichlasoma festae

ex-Cichlasoma pearsei

Haplochromis (Pundamilia) nyererei

Herichthys labridens (Yellow labridens) 

Herichthys sp. 'White labridens'

Hypancistrus zebra (L46)

Hypancistrus sp. (L262)

Hypancistrus sp. (L333)

Labeotropheus fuellerborni

Labeotropheus trewavasse

Maylandia sp. "Mdoka Long Pelvic" 

Nimbochromis venustus (Venustus hap)

Osteoglossum bichirrosum (Silver Arowana) 

Parachromis dovii  (Wolf cichlid)

Parachromis managuensis (Jaguar cichlid) 

Paratheraps fenestratus

Paretroplus damii

Peckoltia sp. L076 (Orange seam pleco)

Pseudacanthicus cf leopardus (L114)

Pseudacanthicus leopardus (L600)

Pseudotropheus gracilior

Sciaenochromis fryeri (Electric blue hap)

Thorichthys meeki (Firemouth cichlid)

Xiphophorus sp. (Platy)




Amphiprion bicinctus  (Red Sea Anemonefish)

Aplysia dactylomela (Spotted sea hare)

Cephalopholis miniata

Cotylorhiza tuberculata (Mediterranean jellyfish)

Cratena peregrina

Heniochus intermedius (Red Sea Bannerfish) 

Hermodice carunculata (Fireworm)

Facelina auriculata

Flabellina affinis

Marthasterias glacialis (Spiny starfish)

Muraena helena (Moray eel) 

Peltodoris (Discodoris) atromaculata (Dotted sea slug)

Pomacanthus maculosus (Yellowbar angelfish)

Phycis phycis (Larger forkbeard)

Pterois miles (Devil firefish) 

Ophidiaster ophidianus (Red starfish)

Scorpaena porcus (Black scorpionfish) 

Taeniura lymma (Bluespotted stingray)