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malaysian trumpet snails
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Caresheet: Malaysian Trumpet Snails

Malaysian trumpet snails are seen by many aquarists as ‘pest’ snails. While they do reproduce quickly, they are also great detritus feeders and help prevent compaction of your substrate by burrowing through it. Keep reading for more information about Malaysian trumpet snail care, how…

July 3, 2016
swordtail fish
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Caresheet: Swordtail | Xiphophorus hellerii

A jewel in the freshwater community tanks, the swordtail brings an energetic aura into their aquarium. Their quick movements and ease of care make them easily one of the best freshwater community fish. Keep reading for everything you need to know about swordtail care…

May 1, 2016
neon tetra
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Caresheet: Neon tetra | Paracheirodon innesi

When we think of fishkeeping and tropical fish, neon tetras will often be the first thing that comes to mind. They are true ‘classics’ in the aquarium hobby and remain very popular to this day among new and old aquarists alike. Their striking bright…

April 24, 2016
clown loach
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Caresheet: Clown Loach | Chromobotia macracanthus

Juvenile clown loaches can be found for sale in almost any aquarium store. Their bright stripes and snail eating capabilities make them a popular beginner choice, but they are actually on the list of the 8 worst beginner aquarium fish due to their adult…

March 20, 2016
koi pond
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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
corydoras aeneus
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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
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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
epiplatys dageti
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Caresheet: Red-chinned Panchax | Epiplatys dageti

If you’ve never kept killifish before but are still looking for an interesting group fish for a community- or species only aquarium, you’ve found it! These fish are a great place to start: they’re suitable for most communities and easy to breed, and their…

October 25, 2014
kuhli loach
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Caresheet: Kuhli loach | Pangio kuhlii

Kuhli loaches are one of my personal favorite tropical aquarium fish species, and for a good reason! They are peaceful, fun to watch and easy to keep, which means they’re a great choice for beginners and experienced aquarists. Name Pangio kuhlii, Kuhli loach, Coolie loach…

August 20, 2014
white cloud mountain minnow
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Caresheet: White Cloud Mountain Minnow

White Clouds are a unique fish. Although sold next to (and indeed physically similar to) the tropical tetras, they are actually a type of minnow able to withstand cold temperatures. Their docile nature and unique adaptability make them a great fish to keep in…

March 23, 2014
marimo ball
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Marimo balls: care & info

Aegagropila linnaei, better known to aquarists as Marimo or moss ball, is a type of algae that grows into green balls under certain conditions. They are popular as low-maintenance pets because of their interesting shape, bounciness and lack of need for special care, and…

May 13, 2013
dwarf crayfish
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Caresheet: Dwarf crayfish (Cambarellus genus)

Dwarf crayfish are small cousins of big crayfish species like the blue Procambarus alleni. Unlike most other crayfish, they are peaceful and suitable for some types of community. They belong to the genus Cambarellus, which contains quite a few different species, all with similar requirements…

April 20, 2013