July 13, 2017
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June 28, 2017
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Red Koi Angelfish
Hongsloi Apistogramma Pair
Long Finned Panda Cory
February 21, 2015
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February 17, 2015
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February 16, 2015
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Emperor Angelfish (Large Juvenile)
ORA Black Snowflake Clownfish
Coral Banded Shrimp
February 6, 2015
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Tank Bred Grammistes Blenny
Tank Bred Yellow Assessor
Tank Bred Cleaner Gobies
Tank Bred Masked Gobies
January 31, 2015
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Blonde Naso Tang
Captive Bred Clownfish
January 24, 2015
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January 20, 2015
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Large Yellow Tang
Four Spot Butterfly
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Aulonocara Hansbaenschi “Red Shoulder Cichlid” Mature Above Left – Juvenile Above Right
Acanthicus Adonis “White Spot Lyretail”
Corydoras Melini “Bandit Cory”
January 1, 2015
December 5, 2014
November 22, 2014
Powder Brown Tang
Captive Bred Ocellaris Clownfish
November 17, 2014
Algagen Tisbe Pods
Anemone with Anemone Crab
October 30, 2014
Gold Nugget Pleco L-177
Giant Blue Wood Shrimp
Royal Blue Discus
October 28, 2014
Orange Shoulder Tang
October 24, 2014
The red streaks on the caudle fin help to explain why these colorful and attractive dwarf cichlids are described as Bar-Tailed. These fish can be sexed quite easily since the males are not only larger but their dorsal and anal fins taper to more evident points. In addition females tend to have more pinkish underparts. Their tank needs to be well planted and the addition of peat to the filter is recommended. Plenty of retreats are important because these fish are cave- spawners. A typical female will lay 100 eggs in her chosen cave. She guards them while her mate patrols outside aggressively chasing away other males. Once the fry are free swimming, both the male and female watch over them. Small live foods are vital for successful rearing at this stage.
October 21, 2014
Black Ocellaris Clownfish
McCosker’s Flasher Wrasse
October 17, 2014
Scarlet Badis - “Dario Dario”
Scarlet Badis (Dario dario) are somewhat shy fish that do very well in a planted tank. Their habits and behaviors in the tropical aquarium are a lot of fun to watch. They are extremely curious fish and always hunting and checking out every nook and cranny in the tank. They tend to stay in the lower portion of the aquarium and hover in and just about the lower plants.
Males are very beautiful and bright red. Females are grey. They reach 1/2-3/4″ in total length. Groups of 1 male to 2 females are ideal. That is, if you can acquire females. Most importers are not bringing in females currently, due to their lack of color. There are usually a few that do arrive with each shipment though. Dario dario prefers slightly acidic water, a PH of 6.5 is good and temperatures in the 75-79 degree range.
They do very well with most other peaceful tropical fish. Small adult algae eating shrimp are fine, but baby shrimp often provide a food source for the badis.
October 10, 2014
Paradise Fish – Macropodus Opercularis
The Blue Paradise, also known as the Paradise Fish, is a brightly colored member of the Labyrinth Fish group. The body has alternating turquoise blue and orange stripes that extend into the fins and tail. There is a spot on the gills, and a pattern of dark scaling on the head reaching over the back and fading as it goes down the back. The fins and tail have a feather-like appearance, like that of a Betta. The Blue Paradise is a good jumper, so a tight fitting lid is a must. The Blue Paradise is an omnivore and requires both algae-based foods as well as meaty foods. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide these fish with the proper nutrition.
Dwarf Frog – Hymenochirus Boettgeri
The Dwarf African Frog should be housed in an established aquarium no smaller than 10 gallons in size. The ideal setup should be aquascaped using soft or smooth substrate and lots live plants, driftwood and rocks to provide ample places for the Dwarf African Frog to seek shelter or explore. A tightly-fitting cover is required to prevent unwanted escape. Slightly lower the water level below the aquarium rim for added protection against escape. A well filtered aquarium with stable water temperature is essential for the health of your Dwarf African Frog. Since the Dwarf African Frog is mainly active at night, subdue or filtered lighting provides ideal daytime lighting conditions. The Dwarf African Frog is social in nature and will appreciate the company of other Dwarf African Frogs. A small group consisting of at least three Dwarf African Frogs creates a lively and entertaining setup.
Ember Tetra – Hyphessobrycon Amandae
Ideally their tank should contain live plants, a darker substrate, and open water for swimming. Ember tetras should be kept in groups of at least 4-6, in order to promote schooling. They appreciate a heavily planted aquarium, ideally with a small area shaded from direct light and will spend a lot of time swimming through planted areas. The Ember tetra is a freshwater fish of the characin family of order Characiformes. It is native to the Araguaia River basin of Brazil and was discovered around fifteen years ago and named in honor of the fish explorer Heiko Bleher’s mother.
October 03, 2014
Pajama Cardinal (Sphaermia Nematoptera)
Koran Angelfish (Pomacanthus Semicirculatus)
Purple Dottyback (Pictichromis Porphyrea)
Duncan Polyps (Duncanopsammia Axifuga)
September 26, 2014
One Spot Rabbitfish (Siganus Unimaculatus)
Six-line Wrasse (Pseudocheilinus Hexataenia)
Pink Spotted Goby (Cryptocentrus Leptocephalus)
Tangaroa Goby (Ctenogobiops Tangaroai)
September 19, 2014
Pigeon Blood Discus
Red Neck Viejita Apistogramma
Black Crystal Shrimp
Yellow Fangblenny (Meiacanthus Atrodorsalis)
Louti Grouper (Variola Louti)
Clown Trigger (Balistoides Conspicillum)
September 12, 2014
Gold Maxima Clam
Blue and Gold Rabbitfish
Black Bar Chromis
September 5, 2014
OB Peacocks are a man made cross bred species, not a naturally occurring fish at all. The name “OB” is used to describe the varying black “blotches” that occur in many cichlid species. The originally discovered “OB”‘s were “orange blotched”, orange as you would expect, but the name has stuck and is used to describe all “blotched” fish, including those that are more pink/white, than orange. You will see quite a variety of colors on these fish, including varying degrees of blues, reds and yellows, as well as the pinkish/white background, and the dark blotches.
Gold Nugget Pleco
The name “Gold Nugget Pleco” is short for “Gold Nugget Plecostomus.” It is a sucker mouth catfish which was first captured and exported to Great Britain in 1981. Due to the abundance of stock available in the catfish category, it has become very difficult to categorize them by species. As a result, you may see a reference to the letter “L” for the family Loricariidae, followed by a number. The Gold Nugget Pleco is referred to as L018 or L-18 by most hobbyists.
The Gold Nugget Pleco is a shy bottom-dweller that appreciates plenty of driftwood in its environment.
September 2, 2014
August 23, 2014
Blue Spot Lemonpeel Angelfish
Whipfin Flasher Wrasse
Yellow Toadstool Leather
August 16, 2014
August 7, 2014
Satanoperca leucosticte “Spotted Demonfish” (wild)
Dicrossus filamentosus “Checkerboard Cichlid (wild)
Caridina cf. cantonensis var.”Red crystal shrimp”
August 2, 2014
Baby Dogface Puffer
July 19, 2014
OB Peacock Cichlid
Sally Lightfoot Crab
True Percula Clown Pair
July 12, 2014
Green Phantom Pleco
Half Moon Betta
Exquisite Fairy Wrasse
July 5, 2014
Santanoperca leucosticte “Jurupari” F1
Aulonocara sp. Sanga baBay “Wild”
Pelvicachromis taeniatus “Makoure”
Australian Sailfin Tang
Blue Hannah Gobies
June 28, 2014
Red Coris Wrasse
Atlantic Pygmy Angel
June 21, 2014
Butterfly Barb–Barbus hulstaert
Butterfly barbs are found in the waterways of the Congo.
This species of fish is very shy and timid and will not compete for food. Because of this most keepers will place Butterfly barbs in a special tank that is heavily planted and full of hiding places created from rocks or wood. They must be kept in small groups as single specimens will become very nervous and their health will deteriorate. Although Butterfly barbs will accept a quality flake do not use this for the staple diet. Give them regular meals of live or frozen foods to get the best colouration from the fish. Daphnia and brine shrimp are ideal foods for this fish.
Plerogyra Bubble Coral
June 14, 2014
Leopard Sharpnose Puffer
Large Tank-raised Clownfish
Large Tubinaria Coral
May 31, 2014
Nanochromis parilus “Nudiceps” has come to us from the Democratic Republic of Congo. This dwarf West African cichlid shows the typical sexual dimorphism of its nearby cousins, the Pelvicachromis species. Females are shorter and thicker of body than males with the brilliant purple-pink belly we all adore. Their dorsal fins are arguably lovelier than those of the male, with a bold, outstanding white stripe along its length, the coloration of which is carried across the upper edge of their caudal fins. This is bordered below on the caudal fin with brilliant, lightly spotted yellow and the lower two thirds of the females’ caudal fins are bare and translucent. Both males and females have wonderful golden-olive colored bodies with a brilliant blue iridescence upon their sides, just behind their pectoral fins. An L-shaped region of concentrated blue coloration borders their eyes below and behind. A brilliant cherry red band rests above their large eyes.
Males’ dorsal fins are heavily patterned in stripes of black and yellow and again this coloration continues into the upper portion of their caudal fins. The rest of their caudal fins as well as their anal fins show outstanding vertical red and white barring, creating a gorgeous contrast of color. With a full grown size of approximately three inches and a sedate nature, a 20 gallon long aquarium would house a pair happily. Unfortunately, while generally a peaceful fish, individual pairs are quite aggressive to other members of their own species so, in a group setting, two square feet of substrate space should be allowed per pair. In nature, these fish prefer neutral to slightly acidic water with temperatures right around 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Chainlink Moray Eel
May 26, 2014
May 9, 2014
Wyoming White Clownfish
Large Tomini Tang
Blue Velvet Shrimp
The Blue Velvet Shrimp is also known as the Blue Jelly Shrimp and Blue Fairy Shrimp. The Blue Velvet Shrimp Neocaridina Heteropoda var. Blue Velvet adds a bright touch of colour to aquariums. The colour in both males and females is translucent blue and varies slightly in intensity. They are adaptable to wide range of water parameters. Look amazing and have interesting personality.
The Blue Velvet Shrimp will eat algae and also blanched vegetables like zucchini and spinach, they will also eat fish food and shrimp pellets. Do not over feed as it can cause death.
Sexing is not easy with this species until maturity is reached, females are larger with a rounded undercarriage, , males are smaller with a more flat undercarriage.
If water conditions are good shrimp will breed readily when matured (3-4 months old). Shrimps will carry around 20-30 eggs for around 30 days of gestation period. After this period fully developed shrimplets are released.
May 1, 2014
Small Harlequin Tusk
Whip-finned Flasher Wrasse
April 19, 2014
Hi Fin Banded Shark
Approximate Purchase Size: 2-1/2″ to 4″
This week we have high- fin banded sharks available. They are looking great and starting to show some nice reddish coloration to them.
The Chinese Hi Fin Banded Shark, Myxocyprinus asiaticus, is also known as the Chinese or Sailfin Sucker, Asian Sucker, and Entsuyui. It is considered a true suckerfish, and is named for the absence of teeth in the mouth and a comb-like row of teeth on the pharyngeal bones of the throat. It is thought to be one of the most primitive members of the Cyprinidae family. As a juvenile, the Hi Fin Banded Shark has striking contrasting colors and an inspiringly high dorsal fin. As an adult, these colors fade. In the wild, this fish can reach up to 39 inches in length; in the aquarium setting they generally reach only 18-24 inches.
Due to its size, the Hi Fin Banded Shark requires more advanced care and handling. Therefore, an aquarium with 125 gallons or more of moving, well-filtered, and well-oxygenated water is necessary. Many people find this species to be an ideal algae eater in the backyard garden pond, as the fish can tolerate temperatures as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Peaceful by nature, the Hi Fin Banded Shark is omnivorous, but leans toward the herbivore side of this category, feeding on benthic (bottom-dwelling) invertebrates and rasp algae growing on rocks and logs. Freeze-dried or frozen bloodworms make an excellent diet for juveniles.
Plate Coral (Fungia)
Pipe Organ (Tubipora musica)
Mangrove Tree Frags
Rose Bubble Anemone
Bullseye Pistol Shrimp (Alpheus soror)
April 12, 2014
This week we have a really cool fresh water puffer. The Dragon puffer is also known as the King Kong or Humpback puffer. This puffer originates from the waters of India & is smaller than other puffers in its family – it only reaches about 3 1/2”. Providing this puffer with lots of hiding spots will make it happy & offering a diet consisting of crustaceans like foods such as brine shrimp, krill, mollusks and earthworms.
Tailspot Blenny (Ecsenius stigmatura)
Spotted Mandarin (Synchiropus picturatus)
Hammer Coral (Euphyllia ancora)
Pulsing Xenia (Xenia sp.)
April 5, 2014
Two Spot Hogfish (Bodianus bimaculatus)
Also known as the candy hogfish, this easy going cousin of the Wrasse family is a great addition to a reef or fish only system.
Yellow Watchman Goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus)
This popular goby is a hardy, peaceful fish. When paired up with a pistol shrimp, this goby is great example of a symbiotic relationship. The shrimp digs a burrow and the goby keeps watch for food or predators.
Orange Spotted Goby (Amblyeleotris guttata)
An attractive shrimp goby, the Orange Spotted is another great bottom dwelling goby. It’s perfect for smaller reef tanks.
Lyretail Anthias (Pseudoanthias squamipinnis)
This is one of the hardiest, most popular Anthias available. It lives best in a large, well established reef tank. If a male is paired with three or four females, the group provides beautiful, colorful movement to your reef environment.
March 29, 2014
Queen Arabesque L260
This beauty is native to South America but has successfully been bred in captivity – lucky for us.
Unlike some Plecos the Queen Pleco is not at all picky. They are omnivorous and will eat a variety of foods. The majority of their diet in captivity is composed of left over food and algae. These are very handy cleaner fish for this reason. Though it should be noted that the Queen Pleco is not as good of an algae eater as other Pleco species. They are more carnivorous than anything else. If their tank does not provide them with enough leftovers and algae, feed sinking carnivore and algae pellets. It is important that they receive a substantial amount of carnivore diet in addition to the vegetarian diet. For this reason it is a good idea to feed them live food such as bloodworms.
Red Headed Fairy Wrasse
Clown Trigger Fish
Blue and Gold Rabbit Fish
Platinum Clown Fish
March 22, 2014
March 15, 2014
March 8, 2014
This is a predator fish originating from the Amazon basin. This fish needs to be housed in a larger sized tank due to the fact that they reach up to 16” in length. The tank ideally should have long plants at either end with a stretch in the middle for swimming freely, this fish tends to bump its nose against the glass so this is where the plants at either end really help that from happening. Keep good clean water quality also, tank mates should not be aggressive but should not be small enough to fit in their mouth. The Barracuda prefers live small fish to eat.
March 01, 2014
Long Tentacle Anmone
Purple Sea Whip
February 26, 2014
Heros notatus “Spotted Severum” ,is a beautiful wild type Brazilian cichlid. Size reports vary; most sources state a maximum length of about eight inches and, in a home aquarium, I think this is likely. With a fondness for driftwood and plants, water temperatures in the high 70s to low 80s Fahrenheit and a neutral to slightly acidic pH value, giving these peaceful cichlids an omnivorous diet with both meaty and vegetable-rich foods is perfect for the Spotted Severum.
The Heros notatus have a beautiful olive color with orange-red fins and a bright red eye. Males also get an orange cheek and many bronze highlights along the body while females are less colorful. They are a little shy and take some time to acclimate to new conditions, but once they come around are quite a robust and easy to keep species. They are not fussy when it comes to water chemistry or diet and are easily fed with prepared foods. Overall, it is a very peaceful and mild fish, . This species does need clean water, so 50% water changes a week is recommended for larger grown ones.
February 22, 2014
Large Yellow Watchman Gobies
Large Fiji Foxface
February 18, 2014
Merten’s Carpet Anemone
Randall’s Goby And Candy Pistol Shrimp Pair
February 14, 2014
VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL AT AQUA SERENE
We have all Bleeding heart tetras and all pairs of fish at 10% off in honor of Valentine’s Day.
Metriaclima sp. “Red Top Gallireya”
They are from Gallireya Reef in NW Lake Malawi. They have also been known as Pseudotropheus “galileo red top”, P. “red top galilea”, and P. sp. “zebra long pelvic hara.”
Maximum size in the lake is 3″, in captivity, they can get up to 4″. These fish are omnivores so give them a mix of dry or live foods. This particular fish is not generally as aggressive as some other Mbunas, I have heard but still keeping a few females to a male is usually the best set up with plenty of space & hiding places.
November 23, 2013
Fahaka Puffer -Tetraodon Lineatus
This is a freshwater puffer originating from one of these far off places in Africa: Nile, Chad basin, Niger, Volta, Gambia, Geba or the Senegal Rivers.
This puffer grows quite large, so plan accordingly. This puffer is best suited to an aquarium of his own, he does not play nice with others. A diet of crustaceans consisting of shrimp, crayfish, crab and some earthworms is good. The diet for the puffer in stock is a little different because he is just a baby and he is eating guppy’s & black worms. This fish is a real messy eater, so having excellent filtration and keeping up on tank maintenance is essential for a happy healthy fish.
Tomiyamas Goby with Pistol Shrimp
November 16, 2013
The better part of the week I’ve spent unpacking, organizing & pricing hundreds of beautiful Balinese imports. I’m very close to being done.
Here is a little sample of what we have. I have really unique pieces of furniture & a lot of decorative pieces. Each piece of what I have been unpacking is a work of art all pieces are hand carved, hand painted and each piece – because it’s handmade – is really truly one of a kind. We welcome you to stop by & see what’s new.
Golden Boxer Shrimp
Large Flame Angel
November 9, 2013
Freshwater Barracuda “Acestrorhynchus falcirotis”
The first thing on the new arrivals list is an odd ball fish named a Freshwater Barracuda “Acestrorhynchus falcirotis” .
This fish is going to get large up to 16” so you will need to be prepared for upgrading his tank as he grows. These guys prefer a tank that has room for them to swim around freely in the open without restrictions in their way. Place freshwater plants close to the edges of the tank so he is less likely to bump into the glass. This is a predatory fish originating from the Amazon basin who has a diet of live food.
November 2, 2013
This angel is perfect for a fish only aquarium. As it grows, the Koran will undergo a complete color change.
Pistol Shrimp and Watchman Goby pair
The Goby acts as a lookout while the shrimp digs a burrow. This pair makes a great addition to a small reef tank.
Yellow Coris Wrasse
This beautiful Wrasse is perfect for reef tanks. It actively seeks out coral parasites and eats them.
October 26, 2013
Aqua Serene has just unpacked one of the best freshwater aquatic plant orders in history.
The tanks are full of beautiful lush aquatic plants from low light to high light from tall to short. The prices are reasonable the selection is great.
If you have questions about putting plants into your tank, we are here to answer them. We have CO2 systems fertilizers and special substrate to enhance your plants natural beauty and growth.
Found in shallow lagoons, this large polyped coral adds beauty to a reef tank without much hassle. Care must be taken not to place it too close to other corals. It can sting them at night when feeding.
This coral prefers high light and high water flow. While this is a delicate coral, it can grow and thrive under the right conditions.
This beautiful goby is a peaceful bottom dweller. It also pairs up with the pistol shrimp.
October 19, 2013
Check out some of the new imports we have been busy unwrapping.
There will be new items coming out daily as fast as we can unwrap & display them for our loyal customers. We have so many items I can’t name them all, but if you are looking for a unique gift for the holidays or something new for your home or garden, we most likely will have something for you. These hand carved & hand painted pieces of art are all truly one of a kind.
This leather coral is very hardy. It prefers medium to high light. It also prefers high water flow.
This coral builds a skeleton, but is actually related to star polyps. Pipe organ corals do best in high water flow to prevent debris from building up between their polys.
Powder Blue Tang
This beautiful Tang is delicate and can become aggressive towards other tank mates. Given enough space, it is a great addition to a large coral or fish only system.
The Chalk Bass is a great, peaceful fish for reef aquariums. It’s in the same family as the Royal Gramma.
October 12, 2013
“Elephant Nose” Gnathonemus Petersii
Elephant nose prefer a fish tank that is planted with lots of plants, caves & bog wood & is not to brightly lit. The temperament of this fish can vary greatly from one to the next My personal experience with them is that they are not aggressive but will stand their ground , what I have seen frequently with these extraordinary Mormyridaes is that after the Elephant nose get comfortable & feels safe in their new tank they will use their trunk to shoe other fish out of the way of their food.
Its most striking feature, as its names suggest, is a trunk-like protrusion on the head. This is not actually a nose, but a sensitive extension of the mouth, that it uses for self-defense, communication, navigation, and finding worms and insects to eat. This organ is covered in electroreceptors, as is much of the rest of its body. The Elephant Nose fish has poor eyesight and uses a weak electric field, which it generates by muscular contractions, to find food, to navigate in dark or turbid waters, and to find a mate. I have found that these Mormyridae prefer worms to eat rather than any other food choice.
Elephant Nose fish live from about 6-10 years, but there are reports of them living even longer.
Orchid Dottyback (Pseudochromis fridmani)
This is one of the most docile of the dottybacks. Originally from the red sea, these fish are now bred in captivity. This beautiful fish is a great addition to a reef tank.
This is another of many hybrid clownfish on the market.
This coral is a member of the euphyllias. It prefers bright, indirect light. Be careful to place it away from other corals since it can sting them.
This is one of the easiest stony corals to maintain. Its polyps can be fed Mysis shrimp and other meaty foods. It also a zooxanthellate, which allows it to grow under bright lighting. Duncan polyps do quite well in a variety of coral systems.
October 5, 2013
Bamboo Shrimp Scientific name: Atyopsis moluccensis
The Bamboo Shrimp, also known as the Wood Shrimp, Asian Filter Feeding Shrimp, or Atyopsis Moluccensis.
This fascinating creature is native to Southeast Asia.
He has a non-aggressive disposition and has no claws to either attack or defend himself with. Their tank mates are generally going to be community tank inhabitants including medium size tropical fish. Bamboo Shrimp live well with other freshwater aquarium shrimp including Vampire Shrimp, Red Cherry Shrimp, Ghost Shrimp as well as Nerite Snails, Cory’s and Otto’s . Don’t mix shrimp with Oscars, Jack Dempsey’s or other aggressive cichlids because the Bamboo Shrimp may just end up becoming a tasty entrée. His food consists of very fine particles of fish food and live plant debris floating in the water of an established aquarium.
Feeding occurs as food is filtered from the water current by what appear to be four fine “baseball mitts” that they hold up in front of their faces. They often position themselves facing the current and hold up their little mitts. Every couple of seconds or so the shrimp moves one of its mitts into its mouth and takes the off the bits of food. This is really a fun specimen to watch.
Small Dogface Puffer
A great addition to a “fish only” tank, this puffer, from the Indo-Pacific region, quickly becomes a member of the family. While sometimes shy at first, this puffer will become more outgoing as he gets used to his environment.
Scissortail Gobies (Ptereleotris Evides)
These members of the dart goby family are best suited to a reef tank environment. Given time to get used to their surroundings, these gobies form a colorful and peaceful school. They are best purchased as a group.
Lyretail Anthias (Pseudoanthias Squmipinnis)
Lyretail Anthias are best suited for a large reef tank or community fish only system. They can be territorial. It is best to add one male, or a male and many females to a tank at one time. These Anthias need a lot of space and frequent feeding to do best.
Banded Damselfish (Amblypomacentrus Breviceps)
This damselfish is rarely seen in the aquarium trade. While similar to the more common three-stripe damsel, the banded damsel is much less aggressive.
September 27, 2013
Aqua Serene just got a huge shipment of fancy goldfish in.
A aquarium for fancy goldfish should be no smaller than 25 gallon. Many types of fancy goldfish will however eventually grow out of an aquarium of this size and a larger aquarium is than necessary. Fancy goldfish should never be kept in a goldfish bowl.
Fancy goldfish do best kept with other fancy goldfish. They can however be kept with other fish that thrives in lower temperatures. Suitable companions include danios and minnows. Apple snails also do well with goldfish. Fancy goldfish should however never be kept with tropical aquarium fish such as tetras and cichlids.
Fancy goldfish are very easy to feed and will accept most vegetable and meaty food. They do well on a diet of goldfish pellets or other flake foods/pellets. Their diet should however always contain vegetables. Suitable vegetables for fancy goldfish include lettuce and boiled peas. Adult goldfish should have one day a week without food. It is recommendable to soak the food before feeding it to your fancy goldfish to avoid that the food expands in their stomachs after being eaten.
Australian Acropora Frags
Large Xenia Clonies
Extra Large Rose Bubble Anemone
Branching Hammer Coral
September 21, 2013
Blue Emperor Tetra –Inpaichthys Kerri
These beauties are from South America & stay fairly small in size.
A peaceful fish that is recommended for community tanks having other calm fish. Do not combine with aggressive or fin-nipping fish. Keep this fish in a small school.
A group can be kept in a 10 gallon tank. Although, a 20-30 gallon tank is preferred. Arrange the tank in dark colors, including a dark substrate. Use a cover of floating plants to darken the tank. The tank should be heavily planted with an open swimming area provided. A piece of driftwood should be used to serve as a retreat for a harassed female. Stop by & check these out while supplies last.
September 15, 2013
This cool bivalve; which means it has a shell with two hinged valves that allows it to open and close, is very colorful and would go great in a well-established reef aquarium. This sub-species is not the “electric” type, but they do have a tendency to move around a bit. This is where they get the “Dancing” in their name. They are filter feeders, and their diet consists of floating micro-plankton.
Marble Wrasse a.k.a Checkerboard Wrasse
This fish requires a pretty large aquarium, about 125 gallons, once they become their max size of 11 inches. They are considered to be one of the more peaceful wrasse species. They can be put into a reef aquarium with a thick gravel bed, for the fact that they really like to bury themselves. Like all wrasses, they have a tendency to go after shrimp and other small crustaceans. They are also very good jumpers, so make sure the top of your aquarium is sealed all over.
Canary Fang Blenny
This bold fish, in both color and attitude, gets its name from the fang-like teeth that are connected to the fish’s venom glands. They are located on its bottom jaw and are used to defend it from predators. So they can definitely give a vicious bit if really messed with, but for the most part they are well suited for community tanks. Because of their venom, they are quite confident and spend the majority of the time out in the open. They make for a bright addition to your home aquarium!
September 7, 2013
Koi Angelfish get their name from the koi carp, a popular fish that is orange, white, and black. Just like the koi carp, Koi Angelfish come in many varieties.
Most common is the Orange Koi Angelfish. The Orange Koi Angelfish has a white body with black spots and an orange head or “crown” The amount of orange and black can be anywhere from very little up to almost 100% of the body being covered.
Koi Angelfish have a gene that allows them to retain carotenoids in their body tissue and scales. Carotenoids are the pigment that make carrots orange. If properly feed, orange koi’s will store this pigment in their tissue and intensify in color as they grow. The color can range from dark gold to dark red-orange. It is important to feed, almost exclusively, with foods that contain carotenoids in some form, especially while the fish are juveniles. After they reach adult size , it’s not as critical to feed these foods all the time.
Porcelain Anemone Crab
As you can tell by the name, this crab lives great in a anemone! They only get about 1.5 inches and actually live great in pairs. They have large front claws to help defend themselves, but are quite peaceful otherwise.
Yellow-Headed Pearly Jawfish
If you are looking for a fish that is cute and personable for your home aquarium, then this little guy might be the one for you. The Jawfish, at first, can be quite shy. They never really venture too far from their cave or burrow, so it’s recommended to kept them in a peaceful aquarium. As they become more established, they will “dance” in and out of their caves and will definitely put a smile on your face!
Yellow Eyed Tang (a.k.a Kole Tang)
This beautiful fish is a Hawaiian native and grows to be about seven inches large! Like most tangs, it is an herbivore. So it should be fed a balanced diet of meaty foods and algae. They are reef safe, but they can also be semi-aggressive towards other tangs.
New nano tanks available! They are great for the offices, bedrooms, and bookshelves. We have different options for both fresh and salt water.
Don’t have the space? Try a nano tank, and enjoy the experience of nano environments!
August 31, 2013
Tropheus Moori “Ikola Kaiser”
Max size 5” semi aggressive Herbivore
The Tropheus Moorii (Kaiser II) Cichlid originates from the rocky coastal waters of Lake Tanganyika, Africa. They are completely black except for a yellow vertical band that runs the entire width of the fish in the middle of their body. These fish have the amazing ability to hide this band when stressed. Like other species in the Tropheus genus, they are extremely aggressive towards their own kind, and should be housed in groups of 6 or more.The Tropheus is a strict herbivore you will want to give it food rich in protein & low in fibers. They feeds by scarping algae from rocks and cliffs, in the wild.
August 24, 2013
Galaxy Pleco LDA31
The Galaxy Pleco (Panaqolus Albomaculatus) originates from Ecuador & Peru.
This species belongs to the group of small sized typically wood eating plecos that has been proposed to belong to a new genus, Panaqolus. Works well with most types of peaceful community fish. Can be somewhat territorial towards their own species, but given enough hiding spaces, a group can be kept in a suitable size aquarium. Sinking pellets, live and frozen worm type foods and very important to this species is bogwood. The Galaxy Pleco can grow up to 5″.
This is the first time we’ve carried these beauties. Hybrids of the Ocellaris Clownfish, the Platinum are an unusual addition to any saltwater aquarium.
The Cleaner Goby is a great addition to a nano or large reef tank. These fish are a type of cleaner and will patrol for parasites that may bother tank mates. Although the cleaner goby may not be able to fix an outbreak of a disease, they can be a good preventative measure to help keep fish clean.
Flame Back Angel
One of the most stunning of the dwarf angels, the Flame Back Angel rarely appears in stores. Its needs are similar to the Flame Angel.
Blue Jaw Trigger
This is one of the few “reef safe” triggers. We have a male and female pair in stock. These fish do best in a large tank with no aggressive tank mates. While safe with corals, the Blue Jaw can still be a threat to small fish and invertebrates.
August 17, 2013
Mini Bumblebee Catfish
These little guys originate from West Africa. This is a good choice for a community with small to mid size tank mates since their max size is only 3.5″. They will eat a wide variety of fresh or frozen food, they are not at all picky. Provide them with plenty of driftwood/bogwood and rocks.
Lazor Orange Corydora
This corydora originates from Peru. This is a peaceful species that should be kept in groups of at least six due to it’s shoaling nature. A soft substrate is recommended to protect their delicate barbells & a shady planted tank is preferred. Sinking pellets, frozen or fresh blood worms are well liked.
August 10, 2013
Red Flag Tail Prochilodus
The Redfin Prochilodus, also known as the Silver Prochilodus, originates in the Amazon basin in South America. This species is bright silver in color with very large eyes. The caudal fin is striped in black and yellow alternating bands, and the pectoral fins are red. These are great fish for an oddball aquarium that will add a variety of color, and will aid in algae control.
The Redfin Prochilodus requires an aquarium of 70 gallons or larger with a sandy bottom and plenty of hiding places provided by driftwood and rocks. They are generally peaceful, but may become territorial. Provide tank mates that are of similar size. Only incorporate plants of the hardy nature, as the Redfin Prochilodus is an herbivore and may eat any of the more delicate species.
The Redfin Prochilodus is a substrate spawner, and little is known about their breeding habits.
The Redfin Prochilodus is herbivorous and requires foods that are rich in vegetable matter. Feed freeze-dried algae, lettuce and herbivorous flake and pellet foods.
Rosetail Male Betta
Selectively breeding for the perfect half moon ended up bringing about the Betta splendens tailforms – the Rosetail.
The main characteristic of the rose tail is the excessive branching in all three unpaired fins, especially the excessive branching and the overlapping rays in the caudal, which produces a “rose-like” appearance. The extreme form of Rosetail can produce the very unique “Feathertail” betta. A breeder using Rose tail bettas in their halfmoon lines has to be particularly careful of excess – fish who cannot swim properly, or who carry the trait into the mutation that has been coined “X-Factor Fish” – fish with poor scales, shorter ventral’s and collapsing fins.
Also known as the saddleback butterfly fish. This beautiful fish comes from the Indian Ocean. A picky eater at first, this colorful fish usually acclimates well and begins to compete for food.
One of the more unusual fish we carry. This fish does best with less aggressive tank mates.
This comical fish from the Western Atlantic is a great addition to a mini or nano reef tank. Provide them with plenty of hiding spots.
This striking coral is also known as the cat’s paw coral. A moderate to bright light coral, the Stylophora does best when introduced to a well established reef tank.
Also known as needle coral. This coral needs bright light and moderate water to thrive. This coral does not require feeding but does need good calcium and strontium levels to maintain its vivid color.
August 03, 2013
Long Nose Hawk
Desjardini Sailfin Tang
Emperor Angel (adult)
July 27, 2013
Red Headed Goby
July 20, 2013
Skunk Cory Species Name: Corydoras Arcuatus
A friendly bottom feeder that should be kept in numbers of 3,4,6 that only reach 2″ in size. Origin: Very Broad, South America; Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador Water Parameters: Moderate PH,(6.5-8.0), Low to medium-low dH,(5-15), Temperature, 72-81 (22-27 C) Feeding: Accepts flake foods, algae wafers, Cory pellets, shrimp pellets, insects, benthic crustaceans, most types of worms including diced earthworms, and most plant and vegetable matter. Special Behavior: It is important to note that this species of Corydora is nocturnal, but can learn to be active in the daytime as well.
Butterfly Pleco scientifically called the Dekeyseria brachyuran
This fish can reach around 6″
The Butterfly pleco lives in Rio Negro , which is the largest left tributary of the famous Amazon. Rio Negro is the largest blackwater river in the world and comes from the watershed located between Rio Orinoco and the Amazon basin. Close to Manaus in Brazil , Rio Negro flows into Rio Solimões and they become the River Amazon.The pH-value in the aquarium should be acidic or neutral, from pH 5.6 to 7.0. The recommended temperature is 77-82 degrees.
Strong water current is appreciated and high levels of oxygen are necessary in the aquarium.The Butterfly pleco primarily eats algae in the wild. Never force it to survive on natural algae growth only in the aquarium; always supplement with more food to make sure that your fish gets enough nutrients. You can for instance used algae based prepared food as a base and combine it with plenty of vegetables, such as zucchini, cucumber, potatoes and green peas. Wood should always be included in the aquarium set up. Also give your Butterfly pleco small and infrequent servings of meaty food. Since the Butterfly pleco is a nocturnal species, it should ideal be fed after lights-out in the evening.Try to mimic the natural environment in Rio Negro when you set up the aquarium and include a lot of hiding spots by using rocks, wood etcetera. Flat rocks are especially appreciated since they are easy to suck on. The Butterfly pleco should never be kept in an aquarium without wood. The Butterfly pleco can change its colours to stay camouflage and the aquarium decoration will therefore affect its appearance. Stay away from really dark substrates if you want to be able to see the white stripes clearly.
The Butterfly pleco will normally leave live plants alone as long as you provide it with a steady stream of vegetables to nibble on instead. It is an excellent algae eater that will help you fight algae in the aquarium. Since it is friendly, it can be kept in community aquariums with other non-aggressive species. It can be a tad territorial when combined with other members of its own species, but it rarely leads to serious fights. They males will normally only flare and chase each other.
Come on down to Aqua Serene & check our other new arrivals out.
Green Banded Goby
Pagoda Cup Corals
July 14, 2013
Blue Velvet Shrimp
Dumbo Delta Betta
June 22, 2013
Spotted Hillstream Loach
June 15, 2013
Long Fin Oscar
“Ninja Star” Astraea Snails
White Ray Goby
June 1, 2013
Gold Stripe Damsel
May 25, 2013
Long Finned Albino Ancistrus Plecos
Long Finned Albino Ancistrus
Glo Fish Danio
Crown Tail Betta
May 18, 2013
Black Ghost Knife
Hi Fin Platy
Five Line Wrasse
Orange Moon Snail
May 4, 2013
Blue Face Angel
April 20, 2013
April 10, 2013
Celestial Pearl Danio
This is a small peaceful omnivore that is easy to care for. The coloration is quite amazing on these little guys & we have a new batch that is fattened up & ready to go.
This cool guy is a filter feeding shrimp. These are the largest freshwater shrimp we carry. Watch as they open up their fan like claws in hopes of grabbing some microorganisms.
March 30, 2013
Spotted Horseface Loach
Blue Neon Ninja Angelfish
Purple Harlequin Rasbora
March 23, 2013
Assorted Premium BF Koi 5″-6″
Premium Standard Koi 5″-6″
Standard Koi Mix 4″ -5″
March 16, 2013
“Hawaiian” Freckled Hawkfish
March 1, 2013
Whipfin Fairy Wrasse
Tail Spot Blenny
FEBRUARY 23, 2013
Glo Fish Danio
Blastomussa, Micromussa, Gonioporas, Charlice
FEBRUARY 16, 2013
FEBRUARY 9, 2013
Blue Dolphin Cyrtocara Moorii
JANUARY 19, 2013
Half Banded Loach
JANUARY 12, 2013
Melanochromis Exasperatus Cichlid
DECEMBER 29, 2012
Blue Face Angel
DECEMBER 22, 2012
Red Marlboro Discus
DECEMBER 16TH, 2012
DECEMBER 1ST, 2012
Royal Blue Discus
Super Black Clownfish
NOVEMBER 24TH, 2012
NOVEMBER 17TH, 2012
Dorsal Band Whale (Petrocephalus Simus)
Clown Triggers Md and Small
NOVEMBER 11TH, 2012
NOVEMBER 3RD, 2012
Deep Water Haplochromis
Formosa Wrasse Large
OCTOBER 27TH, 2012
Habrosus Spotted Cory
Red Bala Shark
Juvenile Imperator Angel
OCTOBER 14TH, 2012
Dwarf Cory Hasbrosus
SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2012
Hi Fin Banded Gobies with Pistol Shrimp
Blue Jaw Trigger
AUGUST 25TH, 2012
Lazor Orange Corydoras
X-large Australian Harlequin Tusk
Lyretail Anthias Group -1 Male 3 Females
Powder Blue Tang
Brand new, just arrived aquarium decorations.
Many varieties and sizes. Also new themed assortments for an all-over beautiful tank.
AUGUST 18TH, 2012
Royal Spotted Trout
Orange “Cat’s Eye” Snail
“Ninja” Star Astraea Snail
AUGUST 5TH, 2012