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Stocking a 10 gallon fish tank

10 gallon (38L) aquarium kits such as this one are cheap and easy to fit into any room, which makes them a very popular choice. However, it can be difficult to figure out what fish to stock a 10 gal with. 10 gallons is not…

September 27, 2016
mikrogeophagus ramirezi
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7 colorful aquarium fish

When setting up an aquarium and picking fish to stock it with, one thing many aquarists focus on is color. One or multiple colorful fish species can really brighten up a tank and form an eye-catching centerpiece. Many species in the aquarium trade sport…

September 4, 2016
paradise fish
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7 Easy coldwater aquarium fish

Most fish sold in pet- and aquarium stores come from tropical regions and require a heated aquarium. If you’re interested in setting up an unheated aquarium, though, you may be surprised to hear which popular “tropical” fish are actually sub-tropical and appreciate lower temperatures!…

March 27, 2016
peaceful dwarf cichlids
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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
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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
cherry barb
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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
farlowella vittata
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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
carnegiella strigata
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9 Peaceful community fish!

Setting up and stocking a tropical community aquarium can be a challenge. All fish have different temperaments, and combining the wrong ones can be quite disastrous! If you want to prevent fin nipping, chasing behavior and even fish deaths, it can be a great…

December 5, 2014
boraras brigittae
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Nano fish for small tanks

If you have a small aquarium, it can be pretty hard to find the right fish to stock it with. Most of the popular choices for smaller tanks – pygmy corydoras, dwarf puffers, clown killifish – should still be kept in at least around 10…

June 21, 2014
oranda goldfish
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Fish with personality

When thinking of fishkeeping, many people think of tropical community tanks: peaceful, colorful and beautiful, but – admittedly – not always too exciting. This has lead to the idea that fishkeeping is a bit of a ‘boring’ hobby sometimes, and that keeping fish is…

October 18, 2013
astronotus ocellatus
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Tips for stocking your aquarium!

Stocking an aquarium can be quite the challenge with all the beautiful specimens in the pet store and the amount of conflicting info online. Many aquarists end up with too many fish, fish they can’t properly care for or fish that just aren’t compatible.…

July 19, 2013
kissing gourami
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The 8 worst beginner fish

A lot of the most popular fish available in pet- and aquarium stores are surprisingly bad choices for beginners, and some of the least noticed species are actually very easy to care for. This can get very confusing, especially with most stores not being…

January 1, 2013