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Aquarium plants Articles

Growing aquarium moss

If you’re looking for a versatile, attractive and fast growing aquarium plant that’s suitable for beginners, chances are you may end up buying some moss. While the terrestrial version of this plant may not be regarded as very exciting, aquarium moss has many uses…

February 28, 2016
Aquarium pests Articles Invertebrates

Planaria in the aquarium

If you’ve been a fishkeeper for a while, chances are you’ve spotted these white worm-like creatures crawling on the glass. Ew! Luckily, they’re not harmful to most aquarium inhabitants. Keep reading for more information about planaria, how to identify these creepy worms and what…

February 21, 2016
dwarf shrimp
Articles Invertebrates

Dwarf shrimp care | Keeping Neocaridina & Caridina

Although an aquarium dedicated to something as seemingly boring as tiny shrimp may not be everyone’s cup of tea, the (dwarf) shrimp hobby is growing fast. Knowledge about their existence and care is spreading and exciting color varieties are being developed. More and more aquarists…

February 14, 2016
peaceful dwarf cichlids
Articles Stocking aquarium

5 Peaceful dwarf & Apistogramma cichlids

The first species that usually come to mind when thinking of cichlids are angelfish, discus fish and Oscars. Although these are beautiful fish, they aren’t suitable for just any type of aquarium: two of these species are actually on the list of the worst beginner fish, and…

February 7, 2016
nano aquarium
Articles Stocking aquarium

Stocking a 5 gallon fish tank

If you’re thinking about setting up a 5 gallon (18L) aquarium, it’s easy to get confused by the conflicting info spread on the internet and by aquarium stores. What are the best fish for a five gallon and which should you avoid? How many…

January 24, 2016
veiltail betta
Articles Betta

Betta fish types

If you’re looking to get a betta, the many tail types available can get pretty confusing. Pet store labeling is often incorrect, which can lead to confusion as well, leaving you wondering which type of betta you really got. If you’re trying to find out…

January 17, 2016
koi pond
Articles Caresheets Guest posts Pond

Koi fish care & info!

Koi fish have been fascinating creatures to keep for many years and can display some wonderful colourations. They can fetch large prices for the quality strains and there are many Koi keepers who regard them as their prized possessions. Keep reading for everything you…

January 3, 2016
feeding aquarium fish
Articles Fish food

Feeding tropical fish

If you have a tropical community aquarium like most fishkeepers, it can be quite the struggle to figure out a good feeding schedule. There are endless amounts of flake and pellet brands out there and every source will give you different guidelines! Keep reading…

December 20, 2015
cherry barb
Articles Stocking aquarium

7 easy schooling aquarium fish!

When stocking an aquarium with fish, it’s usually recommended to choose one top dwelling species, one species that stays in the middle water layer and one bottom dwelling species to start with (unless the aquarium is < 15 gal/57L, then you should stick to…

December 6, 2015
corydoras aeneus
Articles Caresheets

Caresheet: Bronze Corydoras | Corydoras aeneus

The bronze Corydoras (Corydoras aeneus, also sometimes referred to as Green Corydoras) is one the most well known and popular species of Corydoras that can be found in aquarium stores. They are available in many color variations, like black and albino, and are easy and…

November 8, 2015
female guppy
Articles Caresheets

Caresheet: Guppy | Poecilia reticulata

Guppies are one of the most popular aquarium fish species and for many the first thing that comes to mind when they think of fishkeeping. They are colorful, fun to keep and their active behavior can brighten up any tank, whether single-species or community.…

November 1, 2015
anubias barteri
Aquarium plants Articles Plant caresheets

Growing Anubias (Anubias barteri)

Anubias is one of the most popular aquarium plant species and a favorite for many beginners and more experienced aquarists. It doesn’t require any special care, grows well in low-light aquariums and has large, broad leaves that are appreciated by fish that prefer some…

October 25, 2015
farlowella vittata
Articles Stocking aquarium

5 best aquarium algae eaters

Although it’s important to keep in mind that no fish is ever going to fully fix an algae problem and manual cleaning will always be necessary, it can still be a great idea to go for an algae eating species to help you out…

October 18, 2015
Articles Guest posts

Learning to safely catch your aquarium fish

This guest post about catching aquarium fish was written by the blogging team of Swell UK, a UK based pond and aquarium supplier! It’s something we do all the time, and at some point you too are going to have to go through the potentially…

August 30, 2015
betta finrot
Articles Fish disease

Treating fin rot

When the beautiful fins of your previously healthy looking fish suddenly seem to be melting away, it can be easy to panic. It may be fin rot! Luckily this common aquarium fish disease is often curable, especially if you take action right away. Keep…

July 26, 2015