Tiger Barbs

Tiger Barbs (Puntius tetrazona) Care Sheet

Tiger barbs are a very popular freshwater tropical fish that are readily available to buy in most fish stores. These fish are easy to care for, making them a favorite for beginners and experienced fishkeepers alike. Unfortunately, Tiger barbs do come with a bad rep for being aggressive toward other tankmates. But is that really … Read more

The Need To Know's of Denison Barbs

The Need To Know’s of Denison Barbs

The Denison Barb is a striking, active fish of medium size that has long been a popular addition to the community freshwater aquarium. Unfortunately, that popularity has led to many years of overharvesting, and consequently, the species is now on the endangered list in its native India. Read on to learn more about the origins … Read more

starting a koi pond

Starting a Koi Pond – Our Step-by-Step Instructions!

So you’re set on building a Koi Pond and have decided to build your own. But why should you consider building one yourself? Isn’t it easy to just purchase one online or through a local store that specializes in this type of thing? Well, it is easy, but not quite as much fun. Building your … Read more

scuds in aquarium

Scuds in Aquarium: What Are They & How To Control Them

Scuds are small, shrimp-like creatures that belong to the family of Gammaridae. But what exactly are they, and how can you control their population in your aquarium? While these little creatures are amazing at eating algae and acting as a clean-up crew, they also have high reproductive rates that can be difficult to manage. Also, … Read more

Amano Shrimp vs Cherry Shrimp

Amano Shrimp vs Cherry Shrimp: Which Is Better?

If you are deciding between Amano shrimp vs cherry shrimp, you have a tough choice to make. As YouTuber Girl Talks Fish explains, comparing these two shrimp is like comparing apples to oranges. Fortunately, each shrimp serves a different purpose, so your unique preferences should help with your decision. The Benefits of Cherry Shrimp Cherry … Read more

How To Transfer Betta Fish From Cup To Tank

How To Transfer Betta Fish From Cup To Tank – Our Guide!

Did you just buy a new betta fish from your local pet store and want it to be happy in its new home? The good news is that Bettas are quite hardy and easy to care for. But before you move your new Betta into its tank, there are a few things you should do … Read more

bolivian ram vs german blue ram

Bolivian Ram vs German Blue Ram Fish – Your Helpful Guide!

The Bolivian ram and German blue ram share many characteristics, such as being a part of the same fish family and being peaceful. But what are the differences between these two beautiful freshwater fish? An example of their differences is that the Bolivian ram is easy to care for and can live in a wide … Read more

Neon Tetra Tank Mates

20 Neon Tetra Tank Mates – All the Information You’ll Need!

Neon Tetras are beautiful, tiny, colorful aquarium fish that are full of personality. They can add a lot of fun to your tank. If you’re looking for tankmates for your Neon Tetras, you’re in luck! There are a bunch of suitable tankmates to choose from. Here’s a list of 20 of our favorite tankmates for … Read more

Slime Disease

Aquarium Slime Disease: What Is It and How Can I Treat It?

Have you noticed white or clear slime growing on your aquarium? If so, you may be dealing with aquarium slime disease. Slime disease is a catch-all term for the parasitic infections of the skin that cause freshwater fish to produce excess mucus. This disease weakens fish and makes them more susceptible to other, often fatal, … Read more

How To Keep a Fish Tank Warm Without a Heater

How To Keep a Fish Tank Warm Without a Heater: 12 Tips!

If your heater has broken, or you’re thinking of starting a fish tank and don’t want to use a heater, don’t worry! There are several ways to keep your fish tank warm without using a heater. For example, you can keep your fish tank warm by simply placing it in a warm room. If you … Read more

Fish for 2.5 Gallon Tank

6 Types of Fish for 2.5-Gallon Tanks

Not many fish can live happy and healthy lives in a 2.5-gallon tank. If possible, we recommend giving your fish room to roam in a 5-gallon tank. In the fish-keeping hobby, bigger is usually better, as well. However, if you are a nano tank hobbyist or want to purchase a GloFish kit, you can make a … Read more

Goldfish and Tetras

Goldfish and Tetras: The Odd Couple of the Fish World

Did you just return from your local fish store with a brand-new goldfish and tetras? You may be wondering if it’s okay to keep these two fish together. Unfortunately, the answer is no. I know, I know. You’re probably thinking, “But they’re both small fish! They’ll be fine together.” I’m sorry to say that this … Read more

Cardinal Tetras

Cardinal Tetras: Your Guide to Keeping These Beautiful Tropical Fish

Cardinal tetras are small, tropical freshwater fish often mistaken for the Neon tetras to which Cardinals are related. However, Cardinal tetras are somewhat more challenging to keep healthy than Neons. You need to read this guide if you’re wondering whether Cardinal tetras would make a good addition to your community aquarium! Cardinal Tetra – Overview … Read more

ludwigia repens

Growing and Caring for Ludwigia Repens

When I bought my first fish tank in my teens, I was daunted by keeping live plants, so I opted instead for plastic replicas. My favorite of these was a green and red broad-leafed imitation which was quite realistic and added a welcome splash of color to the aquarium. Little did I know, then, that … Read more

Dwarf Gourami

Dwarf Gourami Care Guide: Tank Mates, Requirements, and Lifespan

If you’re ready for a bright, beautiful, shy fish in your aquarium but don’t want to deal with a betta’s bad attitude, the dwarf gourami might be the perfect fish for you! These peaceful tropical fish are fairly easy to take care of, and we have all the information you need to keep your fish … Read more