Butterfly Peacock Cichlid

Butterfly Peacock Cichlid Care Guide

Although some kinds of cichlids have a reputation for being aggressive fish, Butterfly Peacock Cichlids are benign creatures that are one exception to that rule. So, if you want a colorful, peaceful fish to add to your tank, you might want to consider the Butterfly Peacock Cichlid. Read this comprehensive guide to learn how to … Read more

Cherry Barbs

Cherry Barb (Puntius Titteya) Care Sheet

If you’re a beginner and have a little bit bigger of a tank to start out with, then the cherry barb could make a great first addition. These peaceful fish have beautiful colors and do not require much extra care. However, they are schooling fish and will need to be kept in sizeable groups. But … Read more

Sparkling Gourami

Sparkling Gourami {Trichopsis Pumila} Care Guide

The Sparkling gourami is a beautiful, lively little fish that can make a great addition to a peaceful community aquarium. These fish are relatively straightforward to care for, too, making them ideal for beginners. Although seldom seen in the home aquarium, Sparkling gouramis can sometimes be found in fish stores and are widely available online … Read more

Mbu Puffer: The Need To Know's

Mbu Puffer: All The Need To Know’s

The pufferfish is a species that you may come across in specialist fish stores. If you’re tempted to take one of these aquatic oddities home with you, you’ll need to know more about how to keep them in the aquarium. There are over 150 species of pufferfish altogether, all of which belong to the Tetraodontidae … Read more

The Need to Know's of a King Betta

The Need to Know’s of a King Betta

Betta fish, also known as Siamese Fighting fish, are popular with hobbyists for their beautiful finnage and dazzling colors. There are over 73 varieties of betta, including the King betta and Giant betta, which are often confused. In this article, we introduce you to these amazing swimming jewels and tell you how to give your … Read more

otocinclus catfish

Otocinclus catfish care & info

Otocinclus are little freshwater fish with a big appetite for algae. This aquascape-favorite seems ideal as an algae cleaner for small aquariums, but these dwarf catfish need some pretty specific care. If you’re willing to provide them with what they need to stay healthy and thriving, you’ll have a fascinating addition to your aquarium! Keep … Read more

Hardy Plants for Brackish Aquarium

7 Hardy Plants For A Brackish Aquarium

Some of the most popular species in the aquarium hobby, such as bumblebee gobies, are actually not freshwater fish but require a brackish tank. If you want to set up an aquarium for one of these species one thing you’ll need to think about is plants: most aquarium plants don’t appreciate being exposed to salt … Read more

Breeding Aquarium Snails

Breeding Aquarium Snails

To most aquarists, purposely breeding snails sounds a bit silly. After all, they are considered an annoying pest by most of us! However, there are some aquarium inhabitants that have snails on their menu. Buying new snails every time is not much of an option, so setting up a snail breeding tank might be a … Read more

Feeding Goldfish

Feeding Goldfish

Feeding (fancy) goldfish seems simple: you buy some fish flakes and you’re all set, right? As with many things in the aquarium world, it’s unfortunately a little more complicated. Traditional fish flakes, while marketed as such, are almost never suitable goldfish food. They usually contain fillers that barely have nutritional value and can actually be bad … Read more

Coldwater Aquarium Plants

10 Easy Coldwater Aquarium Plants

Let’s be honest: tropical fish tanks can be a hassle. Sometimes, a busy life gets in the way of the maintenance they require, and that leads to a crumbling ecosystem and, unfortunately, dead fish. But a nice, lush aquarium can be a beautiful addition to your home. What to do… Well, you could always consider … Read more

Fancy Goldfish

Caresheet: Fancy Goldfish | Carassius Auratus

After writing about them since the beginning of this blog a year ago, it’s about time for an official fancy goldfish caresheet. These fish are the victim of many fishkeeping myths – they cannot actually live in fish bowls, they don’t actually have a short livespan and fish flakes aren’t a fantastic idea either – … Read more