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Ornamental Fishes & Other Aquatic Ornamental Species 

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Ethical Ornamental Fish Farming & Fish Keeping

Ornamental fishes and other ornamental aquatic species present an unusual paradox in that they are both well known and unknown to the general public and veterinarians. These animals are well known because they can be seen every day in the home aquarium, ornamental pond, pet store, and public aquarium, while at the same time they are unknown because knowledge regarding their health care is limited (e.g., in the areas of antibiotic residuals, antibiotic resistance, emerging diseases, antiquated or undocumented diagnostic and surgical techniques, and pain management issues). 


Therefore, we ethically breed, under bio-secure conditions, many species of both indigenous and exotic freshwater fishes and other aquatic species other than fish, like turtles. We are documenting their healthcare issues and remedies. We specialize in Betta splendens (Siamese fighter fishes) and Poecilia reticulata  (Guppy) genetics and breeding. We are trained by the legendary ornamental fish breeding trainer Mr. Joseph Itzkovich, Director of Aquarium Fish Academy, Israel and D'gei Israel Aquarium Limited. 

Sustainable Business Model

The purpose of our business is to address some of the current and former issues related to the health, well-being and other problems of ornamental fish and ornamental aquatic species other than fish.  We  adhere to the laws of the land and international laws pertaining to live aquatic species. We also follow the principles of United Nations Global Compact. 

freshwater Ornamental / aquarium fishes we breed

Ram Cichlid

Fighter fish

Ram Cichlid

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Scientific name: Mikrogeophagus ramirezi, is a species of freshwater fish endemic to the Orinoco River basin, in the savannahs of Venezuela and Colombia in South America.

Guppy

Fighter fish

Ram Cichlid

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Scientific name: Poecilia reticulata, also known as millionfish and rainbow fish, is one of the world's most widely distributed tropical fish and one of the most popular.

Fighter fish

Fighter fish

Fighter fish

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Scientific name: Betta splendens. This species is native to the Mekong basin of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and concentrated in the Chao Phraya river in Thailand.

Neon tetra

Blue lyretail killifish

Fighter fish

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Scientific name: Paracheirodon innesi, is  native to blackwater and clearwater streams in the Amazon basin of South America.

Blue lyretail killifish

Blue lyretail killifish

Blue lyretail killifish

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Scientific Name: Fundulopanchax gardneri also known as steel-blue aphyosemion and Gardner's killi. It is a  killifish from Nigeria & Cameroon.

Golden moontail molly

Blue lyretail killifish

Blue lyretail killifish

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Scientific name: Poecilia sphenops. They inhabit fresh water streams and coastal brackish and marine waters of Mexico.

Widow tetra

Widow tetra

Widow tetra

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Scientific name: Gymnocorymbus ternetzi is also known as black skirt tetra  and found in the Paraguay River basin of south-central Brazil.

Angelfish

Widow tetra

Widow tetra

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Scientific name: Pterophyllum scalare is native of Amazon Basin in Peru, Colombia, and Brazil Nigeria, Cameroon.

Black molly

Widow tetra

Black molly

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 Scientific name: Poecilia sphenops. They inhabit fresh water streams and coastal brackish and marine waters of Mexico. 

Rainbowfish

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Black molly

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Scientific name: Melanotaenia boesemani is found at Australia, New Guinea, Cenderawasih Bay, Raja Ampat Indonesia, and Madagascar.

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Scientific name: Puntius titteya  It is native to Sri Lanka, and introduced populations have become established in Mexico and Colombia.

Sailfin pleco

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Scientific name: Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps is a species of catfish native to Brazil, Ecuador, Peru,  Venezuela in Orinoco and Amazon basins.

Discus fish

Discus fish

Discus fish

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Scientific name:  Symphysodon aequifasciatus is native to the Amazon river basin in South America.

Goldfish

Discus fish

Discus fish

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Scientific name: Carassius auratus is native to East Asia. It was first selectively bred in ancient China more than 1,000 years ago.

Oscar fish

Discus fish

Pearl gourami

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Scientific name: Astronotus ocellatus) is also known as tiger oscar or marble cichlid. It is found in tropical South America.

Pearl gourami

Red wagtail platy

Pearl gourami

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Scientific name: Trichopodus leerii is native to Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia where it is found on the islands of Sumatra, and Borneo.

Yellow platy

Red wagtail platy

Red wagtail platy

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Scientific name: Variatus platy.   Platies are native to the east coast of Central America and southern Mexico. 

Red wagtail platy

Red wagtail platy

Red wagtail platy

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Scientific name: Xiphophorus maculatus. Platies are native to the east coast of Central America and southern Mexico.

Zebrafish

Aquamarine's fighter fish strain

Cory catfish

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Scientific name: Danio rerio is native to South Asia, it is a popular aquarium fish, frequently sold under the trade name zebra danio.

Cory catfish

Aquamarine's fighter fish strain

Cory catfish

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Scientific name: Corydoras geoffroy  species are distributed in S. America, Andes to the Atlantic coast, from Trinidad to the Río de la Plata .

Aquamarine's fighter fish strain

Aquamarine's fighter fish strain

Aquamarine's fighter fish strain

This is a sample of Aquamarine International's Betta splendens strain of full moon grace.

Ornamental turtles

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Red-ear slider turtles

Scientific Name: Trachemys scripta elegans, also known as the red-eared terrapin, red-eared slider turtle, red-eared turtle, slider turtle, and water slider turtle, is a semiaquatic turtle. It is the most popular pet turtle in the United States and is also popular as a pet across the rest of the world. Because of this, they are the most commonly traded turtle in the world. Red-eared sliders are native to the southern United States and northern Mexico, but have become established in other places because of pet releases, and have become an invasive species in many areas where they out-compete native species. The red-eared slider is not at all a endangered species, in fact it is included in the list of the world's 100 most invasive species published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN).

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Red-ear slider babies basking under light.

T & T Aquamarine, the parent concern of Aquamarine International, now a  sister concern started breeding this exotic species in captivity in India in 2011 after the owner Mr. Mohammad Ariff presented a talk on the subject at a seminar organized by National Fisheries Development Board (Hyderabad) on 18.10.2011.

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Typical aquarium for a turtle manufactured by us.

T & T Aquamarine's turtle hatchery was set up with brood from Singapore under the guidance of and in collaboration with Dr. Madhumita Mukherjee, Director of Fisheries Department, Government of West Bengal, which was later aquired up by Aquamarine International on its formation in December 2014.

Marine fish aquariums

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Reef set up of Aquamarine International.

Marine fish-keeping is different from its freshwater counterpart because of the fundamental differences in the constitution of saltwater and the resulting differences in the adaptation of its inhabitants. A stable marine aquarium requires more equipment than freshwater systems, and generally requires more stringent water quality monitoring. The inhabitants of a marine aquarium are often difficult to acquire and are usually more expensive than freshwater aquarium inhabitants. Although we do not breed marine fishes, but, we have set up some of the best marine reef aquariums in India.

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Clownfish

Scientific name:  Amphiprion ocellaris. They are, more technically known as Anemonefish, are the classic aquarium fish. Both hardy and attractive, they are perhaps best known for their symbiotic relationship with Sea Anemones, a relative of coral. In the wild, Anemonefish are always found with a host, leading many potential keepers to believe that an anemone is necessary to keep them. 

Proliferation of coral

Anemonefish are easy to keep, but their cnidarian counterparts are inordinately finicky and need high light levels, and luckily Anemonefish will thrive without them. Aquarists often find that Anemonefish will host in other things, from corals and Feather Duster Worms to powerheads and other equipment.  Three species of Clownfish can be seen in the video above.

Co-Sponsor: Bengal Fish Fest - 2015

Proceedings of Bengal Fish Fest 2015

Aquamarine International as Co-Sponsor.

Aquamarine International partnered with the Fisheries Department, Government of West Bengal and organised the Seminar on the prospects of Ornamental Fish culture and the Ornamental Fish Pavilion at the exhibition grounds. Aquamarine International invited the famous Ornamental Fish Breeding expert Mr. Joseph Itskovich from Israel for the seminar and training of breeders from India at the festival.  Mr. Mohammad Ariff, was the main facilitator.

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Matsya Mela 2015 (Fish Expo 2015)

NFDB's Ornamental Fisheries Workshop - 2011

Management

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Mohammad Ariff, Managing Partner of Aquamarine International.

Mr. Mohammad Ariff is a ornamental fish lover since his early childhood. He is a passionate breeder and personally responsible for a variety of Betta splendens (fighter fish) strain. He is the person who advocated for breeding of Trachemys scripta elegans (red-ear slider) ornamental turtles in India. He is a Professional Social Worker and an Electronic Engineer and also holds a diploma in freshwater aquaculture.

Partner

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

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Mr. Jarjis Alam has a strong knowledge of aquatic animal husbandry. Able to relate to all employees and clients. Able to work to tight deadlines and have flexibility around these. Assist with specimen transports, water quality testing, quarantine, diagnosis and treatment of fish disease. He has a passion for animals and their environment and a logical approach to animal keeping.

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Registered Office & Aquarium Showcase

Aquamarine International, 72/A, Elliot Road, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

033 2217 7777 / 98364 45572 / care@aquamarinefish.in Bank Details: Vijaya Bank Current Account No. 720800301000501; IFSC: VIJB0007208; IDBI Bank Current Account No. 1270102000006675; IFSC: IBKL0001270;

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