If you are a beginner and thinking of getting a tank set up for your house or perhaps your office or home, then a loan fish would be a good choice. This is an inexpensive and easy to maintain fresh water fish that is perfect for beginners as well as for experienced hobbyists. These fish are generally available in a variety of colors and lengths and are very easy to keep. They don’t really need much room since their size fits into most standard aquarium sizes.
Flowerhorn cichlid fish are very popular ornamental aquatic aquarium fishes noted for their brightly colored heads and their distinctively pointed protuberant head hump. Their head kink, or belong, is technically known as a jackal hump. As with other blood-red water-coral cichlid species, they are artificially produced hybrids which only exist in the wild because of their release into the wild. Anywhere they are found, there is a strict breeding program to ensure that new stock is only released into the wild with the strictest conditions.
The nine types of loan fish are the following: the black koi; black perceived, blue gold, blue diamond, blue moon, diamond sun, fluorescent gold, golden moon, jade, kelp mitt, moonflower, rainbow moon and platinum star. All these varieties belong to the same family and have the similar physical features, but are distinguished by their different colorings. The only major variations among them is the color of their scales and some varieties may even have different markings on their heads. Each of these varieties is commonly found in freshwater fish stores and is often sold in combination packs which contain some of the parents in order to increase the chances of success.
Freshwater ornamental fish usually grow to around 3 inches in length. They do not grow as fast as or faster than the other varieties found in pet shops and can be bought with a minimum amount of investment. This makes them ideal pets for beginners and experienced aquarium keepers since they do not require a large amount of space and maintenance. A novice owner usually buys these loan fish because they resemble larger ornamental goldfish that can be bought in pet stores. Once the owner gets used to their care and personality though, the fish can be a great addition to any home aquarium.
One of the most popular types of loan fish is the pearl shaped one. The pearl shape is probably a favorite due to the fact that it looks attractive and is available in all the colors of the rainbow. Pearl varieties of this fish typically grow to around two to three inches in length. The first stage of development of these fish starts with the formation of the first egg cells and these are released in the form of “seeds” after about twenty days.
As these pearls grow larger, their outer shell gradually hardens which makes them easier to catch. Freshwater ornamental kamfires or loan kamfa fish are known to be aggressive eaters although some of these breeds are only mildly aggressive. They are usually found in fresh water along bodies of water. There are also other varieties of the loan fish species such as the red-headed variety, black or red colored varieties, white or black colored varieties and the brown varieties which can be found along bodies of water in India and Pakistan. The black or red headed variety is one of the rarest and most expensive varieties in terms of numbers. It is estimated that there are around four thousand single pearl shaped fish in the wild which are believed to have originated from China.