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Tiger Barbs
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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…

May 3, 2020
The Need To Know's of Denison Barbs
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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…

February 8, 2020
Cobra Guppy
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Cobra Guppy Care Sheet

The guppy is just about the most popular tropical aquarium fish kept by hobbyists. As a result of selective breeding over many years,  the once dull-colored guppy is now one of the most brilliantly colored and sought-after fish you can find in your local…

January 13, 2021
Glofish Shark
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GloFish Shark Care Guide

The popular GloFish have been around for quite a few years, much loved by hobbyists who want to create a colorful tank without having to spend a fortune on expensive exotic fish species. The latest addition to the GloFish stable is the GloFish shark,…

January 13, 2021
Pike Cichlid
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Pike Cichlid Care Sheet

The pike cichlid also named the Crenicichla lepidota, is a striking, attractive fish that can make an impressive addition to a large aquarium. Unfortunately, these fish are aggressive and predatory, so they don’t generally make suitable candidates for a peaceful community tank. However, the enigmatic…

January 12, 2021
Albino Rainbow Shark
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Albino Rainbow Shark Care Guide

If you want an unusual, beautiful freshwater fish to add to your collection, you might want to consider the albino rainbow shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatum). In this care guide, we tell you everything that you need to know about this perennial aquarium favorite. What’s in…

January 11, 2021
Rainbow Shark
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Rainbow Shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatum) Care Sheet

The rainbow shark’s appearance is far from the colorful array that you might expect from its name, but these fish make a fascinating addition to the freshwater aquarium nevertheless. This species is commonly confused with other similar-looking fish but is easily identified if you…

January 11, 2021
duckweed in aquarium
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Duckweed In Aquarium: Benefit Or Nuisance?

If you’ve had problems with freshwater algae or maintaining water quality, you may have been recommended a type of floating plant called duckweed. Aquarium duckweed is generally a small plant that sits on top of the surface of many lakes and ponds in the…

December 17, 2020
platy fish
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Platy Fish (Xiphophorus sp.) Care Sheet

Platy fish are probably one of the most recognizable freshwater community fish in the hobby, but did you know that there are several species and colors of this fish? In general, all species of Xiphophorus are extremely easy to keep and a favorite for…

December 14, 2020
GloFish Danio
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GloFish Danio (Danio Rerio) Information & Care Sheet

GloFish® danios are not artificially dyed or cruelly injected with colors. Instead, these fish are the result of genetic testing that has led to their bright fluorescent color assortment. If you plan on getting one of these fish, it’s important to know how to…

December 10, 2020
gourami tank mates
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Gourami Tank Mates: 13 Species That Are Friendly With This Fish

The gourami has long been a favorite fish for the home aquarium for many reasons. There are lots of different gourami varieties to choose from, they’re easy to care for, don’t get too big (depending on the species), and make excellent community fishes. What’s…

December 7, 2020
Aquarium Water Hardness
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How Aquarium Water Hardness Is Affecting Your Fish

Ammonia, check. Nitrite, check. Nitrate, check. Water hardness, huh? Water hardness is an important water parameter for healthy saltwater and freshwater fish tanks, but most hobbyists don’t test for it and don’t even know it exists! Knowing the water hardness in your aquarium and…

November 13, 2020
30 Gallon Fish Tank
Aquarium equipment

30 Gallon Fish Tank: Our Top 5 Choices

One of the most common aquarium sizes available today is the 29 gallon (109.8 L), but maybe you have space for just one more gallon and you can allow for a 30 gallon (113.6 L) setup instead. A 30-gallon aquarium is enough space to…

August 17, 2020