Red Marlboro Discus
Discus, large freshwater cichlids that originate in the Amazon, have a lateral compressed body, in some ways similar to the Olympic discus non-aquarists think of when they hear the name. The discus fish comes in many ...Read More
Gold Marble Angelfish (Freshwater)
Angelfish belong to the Cichlidae family of freshwater fish and their saltwater relatives belong to the Pomacanthidae family. These colorful, triangular-shaped creatures are an attractive addition to you...Read More
There are almost 60 million stray and feral cats in the United States, with the number growing everyday. Some cats are truly feral or wild animals while others are lost cats that have strayed too far from home.
Feral cats are domestic cats that have reverted back to their ancestors’ natural, predatory state.They have ...Read More
We’ve all seen pictures of pet dogs and cats that are so unusual looking they make us laugh or squirm, but what about fish and amphibians? In the slippery world of salamanders, the axolotl or Ambystoma mexicanum, wins the quirky-looks category hands down. Originally descending from Xochimilco and the defunct Chalco, two lakes south...Read More
Brine shrimps eggs are tiny as grains of sand.
What are brine shrimp?
Brine shrimp (Artemia salina), found in Utah’s Salt Lakes and the San Francisco Bay, are a popular live food used by fish hobbyists. While pet stores sell live and freeze-dried brine shrimp, brine eggs that can be culti...Read More
If you don’t want a pet sitter puttering around your house while you’re on vacation, or if your cat or dog has special medical needs, contact a local boarding kennel before heading to the airport. Of course, “kennel” is an old-fashioned term. Many pet boarding facilities are akin to fancy hotels f...Read More
Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Digital Library/Gary M. Stoltz
People who find snakes, lizards and other reptiles too icky to keep as pets may find slimy-skinned, water-partial amphibians, like salamanders, less offensive. Sure, salamanders are a little slippery and lizard-like, but they’re pretty laid-back. They come in all sorts...Read More