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Pictus Catfish
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Pictus Catfish (Pimelodus pictus) Care Sheet

While the common pleco (Hypostomus plecostomus) is one of the most popular bottom feeders available in the aquarium trade, there are a few better options that are more colorful and won’t quickly outgrow your tank. One of these options is the pictus catfish. The…

August 14, 2020
Glass Catfish
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Glass Catfish (Kryptopterus vitreolus) Care Sheet

Meet one of the few catfish that won’t stay at the bottom of your tank: the glass catfish. These fish are truly one of the most unique species available in the aquarium hobby due to their completely transparent bodies and free-swimming behavior. While they…

July 3, 2020
Raphael Catfish: Care Guide For The Striped Catfish
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Raphael Catfish: Care Guide For The Striped Catfish

The Raphael catfish is a characterful, appealing freshwater fish that makes an interesting addition to any community freshwater tank. These fish are hardy and very easy to care for, making them a good choice for novice aquarists, provided that you give your Raphael the…

April 10, 2020
Sterbai Cory: How To Care For This Catfish Species
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Sterbai Cory: How To Care For This Catfish Species

The Corydoras catfish is just about the most popular species of tropical freshwater fish that’s found in home aquariums right around the world. These attractive little fish are easy to care for, making them perfect for the beginner hobbyist, and there are over 200…

February 13, 2020
Cory Catfish Care Guide
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Keeping Cory catfish | 5 adorable Cory species & care tips

If you’re a freshwater aquarist, you’ve probably come across cory catfish before. The various members of the Corydoras genus are an incredibly popular aquarium fish and for good reason. They’ve got everything you want in a fish! Cory catfish are a peaceful community fish, easy for…

October 9, 2018
otocinclus catfish
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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…

July 14, 2018
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8 Aquarium catfish for community tanks

There are many different types of catfish available in the aquarium trade, some of which work well in the home community aquarium and some of which definitely don’t. There’s a catfish for all tank sizes and community types, so keep reading for a list…

December 11, 2016
algae eater fish eating plants in aquarium
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Top 8 Must-Have Algae Eater Species For Your Tank

Algae is nearly inevitable. Every tank, at one point or another, has experienced algae. While there are other ways to solve algae problems, like more regular tank maintenance, changing source water, and increasing water flow, sometimes these methods don’t work and a more effective…

September 28, 2020
sucker fish in aquarium
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Sucker Fish: The Loricariidae Family

You have probably seen a kind of fish that clings to the side of the aquarium with a suckermouth. For the most part, these fish belong to the Loricariidae family. What is a sucker fish? Members of the Loricariidae family may sometimes be referred…

September 28, 2020
electric blue hap cichlid (sciaenochromis fryeri) underneath the aquarium
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Electric Blue Hap (Sciaenochromis Ahli) Care Sheet

The electric blue hap is one of the most popular species of cichlid due to the piercing blue coloration of the male fish. These fish aren’t any more difficult to keep than most other species of cichlid and make a great addition to a…

September 25, 2020
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Bloodworms: The Best Aquarium Snack

“Bloodworms” is an ambiguous common name, but generally understood as one of the popular food choices in the aquarium hobby. Otherwise, there are two main types of bloodworm in the scientific world: those in the Chironomidae family and those in the Glycera genus. In…

August 24, 2020
30 Gallon Fish Tank
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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