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colomesus asellus
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Caresheet: Amazon puffer | Colomesus asellus

Pufferfish are what we refer to as ‘oddballs’ in the aquarium hobby: they don’t fall into any of the regular fish categories. Colomesus asellus, also known as the Amazon puffer, is even more of an oddball than other puffers. Unlike its very aggressive cousins,…

July 9, 2017
poecilia sphenops
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Caresheet: Molly fish | Poecilia sphenops

Poecilia sphenops, also known as mollies, are one of the most popular aquarium fish species. These livebearers are available in many different colors and patterns and are sure to add a fun note to your aquarium. They make an easy breeding project and also…

June 25, 2017
african dwarf frog care
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Caresheet: African dwarf frog | Hymenochirus genus

African dwarf frogs from the Hymenochirus genus are a small frog species. Their small size and silly looks have made them popular in the aquarium hobby, but unfortunately there is still a lot of misinformation out there about their requirements. African dwarf frog care…

April 16, 2017
atyopsis moluccensis
Caresheets Invertebrates

Caresheet: Bamboo shrimp | Atyopsis moluccensis

The filter feeding Atyopsis moluccensisΒ is one of the most interesting aquarium shrimp available in the hobby, courtesy of its unusual feeding method. Unlike most of their cousins, bamboo shrimp are not bottom feeders: they use fan-like appendages to filter particles out of the water.…

March 19, 2017
bumblebee goby
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Caresheet: Bumblebee goby | Brachygobius spp.

Gobies from the Brachygobius genus, better known as bumblebee gobies, are tiny bottom dwelling aquarium fish species featuring a bee-like yellow and black striped pattern. Bumblebee gobies are not the best choice for most community aquariums and actually require brackish water but are appreciated…

February 5, 2017
danio rerio
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Caresheet: Zebra Danio | Danio rerio

Zebra Danios (Danio Rerio) are a spirited and entertaining freshwater species that are inexpensive and great for beginner aquarists. At a max size of 2″, they work well with smaller tankmates such as Neon Tetras and Swordtails. This caresheet is a guest post by…

January 16, 2017
tetraodon biocellatus
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Caresheet: Figure 8 puffer | Tetraodon biocellatus

Tetraodon biocellatus are commonly known as figure 8 puffers, a name derived from their head markings (which look somewhat like the number eight). Although they are smaller and easier to keep than most of the puffers available in the aquarium trade today there are…

November 26, 2016
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
xiphophorus hellerii
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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
paracheirodon innesi
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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
chromobotia macracanthus
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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 fish care
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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 ofΒ 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
poecilia reticulata
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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
red-chinned panchax
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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
pangio kuhlii
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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,Β Kuhli loach, Coolie loach…

August 20, 2014