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The Swordtail
Multicolored Shoal
Black Molly
Golden Gourami
Pearl Gourami
The Fighting Fish
Glass Fish
The Mysterious Fish
The Traveling Fish
The Neon Tetra
The Cardinal Tetra
The Cat Fish
The Diamond Fish
The Emperor Tetra
The Lemon Tetra
The Pretty Tetra

A Live Torpedo
The Congo Tetra
The Harlequin Fish
The Queensland Rainbow
The Dwarf Gurami
The Black Ruby
The Sumatran Tiger Barb
The Angel Fish
The Discus Fish
The Black Line Red Tail Pencil
The Cleverest Fish
The Rudder Fish
The Jewel Fish
The Egg Protector


A Rudder and Oars


This fish looks like an arrow, and swims as fast as an arrow in flight. Its fins are both a rudder and oars and sometimes a brake as well. As soon as it wants to stop, it fans them out and stops dead; its brakes are working. They often save its life. If it is being chased by a predator it will dart into the weeds and stop dead there, hid, while the force of inertia carries the predator past. It swims past and by the time it slows down it has no idea where the Lyretail has got to. Now you see it, now you don't. And so it sets of in pursuit of another.