Resources for Biotope Aquaria: plants by continent of origin

Africa Ammannia gracilis: tropical Africa Anubias barteri: tropical West Africa Aponogeton ulvaceus: Madagascar Paso Bolbitis heudelotii: Ethiopia to South Africa Ceratophyllum demersum (hornwort): worldwide Ceratopteris thalictroides (oriental water fern): tropics, worldwide Crinum natans: Africa Nymphaea lotus(Egyptian waterlily): East Africa, Madagascar, Southeast Asia Riccia fluitans (crystalwort): worldwide Vallisneria spiralis (corkscrew Vallisneria): tropics and subtropicsIndian Subcontinent and …

Conservation Status of the Guppy (Poecilia reticulata)

The Guppy is an extremely common fish in the aquarium trade, and is not considered vulnerable in the wild (Fishbase.org). They originally come from South America and the Caribbean: Venezuela, Barbados, Trinidad, northern Brazil and the Guyanas (Fishbase.org), but the guppies seen in pet shops are captive bred. The vast majority of guppies seen in the trade …

Environmental Concerns Involving the White Cloud Mountain Minnow (Tanichthys albonubes)

The White Cloud Mountain Minnow, Tanichthys albonubes, is a popular aquarium fish that originally comes from mountain streams in Guangdong province, China. There have been no confirmed records of this fish in its natural habitat in the last few decades (Fellowes et al., 2001). However, it has invaded other areas of the province, probably from aquarium …