Loach Catfish

Loach Catfish: A Complete Species Care Guide

Did you know that loaches are a type of catfish?  Yes, these slimy and snake-like fish are very closely related to catfish, which makes their aquarium care and maintenance pretty similar. If catfish aren’t your preferred fish, then there are tons of tropical loach species that you could add to your aquarium. Keep reading to … Read more

Eclipse Catfish

Eclipse Catfish Care Guide

Looking for an unusual fish to add to your large freshwater aquarium? The eclipse catfish is rarely seen among fish keepers in the aquarium hobby, but it can be kept by an intermediate or advanced fish owner. These predatory fish have beautiful colorations and can grow to impressive sizes. Still, they are catfish with big … Read more

Spotted Catfish

Spotted Raphael Catfish (Agamyxis Pectinifrons) Caresheet

The Spotted Raphael Catfish is a beautiful, interesting fish that makes a great addition to any tropical tank. These hardy fish are easy to keep, too, making them the perfect choice for a beginner. Read on to find out exactly how to look after and breed these charming fish. What’s in a name? The Spotted … Read more

Pictus Catfish

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 pictus catfish is a beautiful fish, unmistakable for its spotted pattern … Read more

Glass Catfish

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 require more specific water parameters than most other beginner freshwater fish, … Read more

Raphael Catfish: Care Guide For The Striped Catfish

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 correct diet and tank conditions. In this guide, we explain how … Read more

Sterbai Cory: How To Care For This Catfish Species

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 species of Cory to choose from, including the Sterbai Cory. What … Read more

Cory Catfish

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 beginners and fascinating to watch. Some will even breed in the … 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

Aquarium Catfish

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 of 8 catfish ranging from small to medium sized and from calm … Read more

Freshwater aquarium sharks

The 10 Best Freshwater Aquarium Sharks for Tanks of All Sizes

There might not be any true freshwater shark species, but many tropical fish resemble their more fearsome marine counterparts. The freshwater aquarium hobby is home to many fish with a shark name. Each of these species has its own tank and care requirements, and most are kept in schools. Some species are beginner-friendly, while others require … Read more

Monte Carlo Aquarium Plant

Monte Carlo Aquarium Plant Care Guide

The Monte Carlo plant is an extremely popular carpeting plant that does well in moderately-lit, freshwater, tropical fish tanks. This plant is beginner-friendly and has a very fast growth rate, quickly spreading across the bottom of the tank to create a beautiful, brilliant green carpet. You can also grow the Monte Carlo plant as an … Read more

Mickey Mouse Platy

Mickey Mouse Platy Fish Care Guide

Almost every tropical fish hobbyist is guaranteed to have kept platy at some time or another. But one variety of platy that you might not have come across so far in your aquarist journey is the Mickey Mouse Platy. These quirky fish are easy to care for and add a touch of bright color and … Read more

Teacup Stingray Care

Teacup Stingray Care Guide: Everything You Need To Know

The Teacup Stingray is a bottom-dwelling freshwater fish that might be a good addition to your setup if you have experience keeping tropical fish. Read this guide to learn how to care for these remarkable creatures. What Is a Teacup Stingray? Teacup Stingrays are also known as Reticulated, or Longtail Stingrays and have the scientific … Read more