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Black Molly – Poecilia vetiprovidentiae

Black Molly
Black Molly is from the family of Poeciliidae, tooth carps that also include guppies, platy and sword tail. Their natural habitat is the Southern United States, Venezuela, Colombia, and Mexico. Black mollies were originally bred for aquariums in 1909 and since then have become one of the most popular fish over the years. This is due in large part...

A Tyrion in Your Tank: The African Dwarf Frog

The African Dwarf Frog is a peaceful little chap who adds an interesting element of variety to your aquarium family. Just like Tyrion Lannister, his understated antics will provide you with years of hilarity and amusement. Although he is an amphibian, he spends his entire life in the water. He must surface to breathe, but most of the time,...

Bearded Dragon – Pogona Vitteceps

Bearded Dragon
Easily the most highly recommended choice for a pet lizard, the Bearded Dragon is a popular pick for a pet reptile. They tend to be docile with proper handling from birth, and often enjoy being handled by their owners. Bearded dragons are generally a yellow or brown color, although there are other color variations, including purple and orange. They have...

Panther Chameleon – Furcifer pardalis

Furcifer pardalis - Panther Chameleon
The Panther chameleon originates from the northern and eastern coasts of Madagascar and the surrounding islands such as nosy Bé or Nosi Tanikely. After the veiled chameleon, the panther chameleon is one of the most popular chameleon species. They are most frequently found on humid coasts and the edge of the forests. Panther chameleons owe its popularity to its incredible...

Yemen – Veiled Chameleon

  The Veiled Chameleon, also known as the Yemen Chameleon is a quite large chameleon and in nature, they span Southern Europe, Spain, Portugal, North America, many Mediterranean Islands, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.   Since the veiled chameleon is relatively easy to care for, it is a favorite chameleon species suitable for beginners. In some countries, you will require proof of...

Discus Cichlids – Symphysodon Aequifasciatus

Discus fish
Discus cichlids are among one of the most frequently cultivated species of cichlids. They belong to the symphysodon family. There are four basic types: heckle, green discus, blue discus, and the brown discus. The blue and brown discus are the only naturally occurring color variation in nature. The discus fish, also sometimes referred to as the “king of the Amazon “originally...

The Siamese Fighting Fish – Betta Splendens

The Siamese fighting fish (Betta fish), was first bred in captivity in Southeast Asia around 1910. They were first initially bred for shows and competitions due to their colorful exterior. In Nature, they are in flooded rice fields, irrigation channels, and marshy areas in Thailand. They were also originally captured and used for fighting competitions due to their very...

The Clownfish

The clownfish gained significant popularity for aquarium enthusiasts around the world after starring in the movie Finding Nemo. Clownfish or anemone fish are small tropical fish found in and around reefs. In their natural habitat, they live in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Red Sea. They are in the waters around Australia, Japan,...

The Guinea Pig

Guinea Pig Eating
Our household guinea pig descends from (Cavia aperea f. Domestica) in the South American wild pigs and in the wild guinea pigs live in family groups eating mainly grasses. In South America, guinea pigs are kept primarily for their meat for over 5000 years. In the 16th-century guinea pigs came to Europe and Europeans started to breed guinea pigs with different...

Early Kitten Development

A newborn kitten should stay with their siblings and mother for at least the 12th week of life - but what happens during this time, we have compiled a brief overview of the first eight weeks of a kitten’s life. 1st week of the kitten's life After about nine weeks of pregnancy, the cat will give birth to an average of...