Fish Picture Photography – Fabio Ghidini

Anyone visiting my little site here has probably noticed I enjoy the aesthetic value the inhabitants of the fish tank have to offer. I hope my fish picture gallery is enjoyed by you, as much as it is by me.

I recently discovered a site devoted to the art of fish picture photography - Fabio Ghidini Aqua. Pictures of fish, aquatic plants, invertebrates, and aquarium equipment take on a whole new meaning under the lens of this Italian photographer.

Here are pictures of two types of the tetra species taken by Fabio. I added both the Neon Tetra, and Black Neon Tetra to my 37 gallon Eclipse aquarium. You can see why. Their bright stripes and colors make them a popular choice among fish tank enthusiasts. These schooling freshwater fish are best kept in groups.

The black neon tetra enjoys swiming with 4-6 of the same species. They eat fish flakes, and freeze dried blood worms, but like the Neon Tetra, their color will be most vibrant when fed a diet including brine shrimp.

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Iridescent blue and red colors make schools of Neon Tetras appear bigger than their 2" frames really are.

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I've highlited a couple of fish Mr. Ghidini has shot, but do yourself a favor and check out the rest of his fish picture portfolio. I bet you'll discover some of the beauty that sits in your own fish tank when you aren't looking.

Black Angelfish

Stocking a Black Angelfish in your freshwater aquarium can be a rewarding experience. The long flowing fins, and beautiful color of this Black Angel taken by Sakichin is proof of that!

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Often tank bred in the U.S., the shade of this particular Freshwater Angelfish is black with lighter coloration on the fins. A fish in the Genus Pterophyllum, the species originated in South America, and belongs to the Family Cichlidae. Characteristics and living conditions for the Black Angelfish include:

  • Minimum Fish Tank Size: 30 gallons is best.
  • 75-82 degrees F, pH 5.8-7.0, KH 1-5
  • The Freshwater Black Angelfish is semi-aggressive.
  • Grows to 6" as an adult.

Because of the long fins, you'll want to avoid stocking the Black Angelfish with nipping fish, such as Tiger Barbs. The freshwater fish compatibility chart will give you a list of suitable tank mates.

Personally, I have tried keeping two angelfish in my tank, but they both died early. It may be because they were weak, or sick when I bought them. I will definitely try the fish again, as you can see by the picture of the Black Angelfish, they are an attrative fish.

Have you tried raising angelfish? Did you have good luck with them?