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Dwarf Cichlids
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6 Peaceful Dwarf Cichlids For Your Community Tank!

Cichlids are known for belligerence and having an aggressive nature. However, it is possible to keep dwarf cichlids in a harmonious community setup, provided you choose the right species to live together.  There are a few dwarf cichlid species for beginner aquarists that provide…

February 7, 2016
Peacock Gudgeon
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Peacock Gudgeon Care Guide

A peacock gudgeon. Have you ever heard of it? That’s okay! Many hobbyists have never heard of this small, colorful fish before, even though they’re one of the most beautiful fish species available.  It turns out, these gorgeous fish are perfect for smaller planted…

July 30, 2021
Discus Fish
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Discus Fish Care Guide

Discus are some of the most beautiful fish available in the freshwater aquarium hobby. Still, they are also some of the most challenging. With a little bit of research and the proper setup, anyone can have a stunning tank filled with discus. These fish…

July 22, 2021
Expensive Fish
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21 Most Expensive Fish In The World

Fishkeeping is an incredibly popular hobby, with roughly 139 million freshwater aquarium fish kept as pets in the US alone.  Most hobbyists start by keeping freshwater fish because they’re generally less expensive than their pricier marine counterparts. But what’s the most you’d pay for…

June 17, 2021
Badis Badis
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Badis Badis Profile And Care Guide

The strangely-named badis badis is a small yet beautiful fish that has the remarkable ability to change colors depending on its mood. These interesting creatures are easy to care for and can make a good choice for a beginner who is looking to add something…

April 15, 2021
Albino Oscar
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Albino Oscar (Astronotus Ocellatus) Care Sheet

The tiger oscar is one of the most personable and exciting species that you can have in your freshwater aquarium. But did you know that these South American fish also come in an albino variety? Albino oscars have all of the personality that their…

March 17, 2021
Oscar Fish
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Oscar Fish Species Profile And Care Guide

Oscar fish are notorious for being aggressive and difficult to keep. But is that the truth or just an urban myth? Oscar fish are more suitable for experienced fishkeepers, partly because of their temperament but also because of their size. However, once you have…

March 2, 2021
Blood Parrot Fish
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Blood Parrot Fish Care Guide And Profile

If you love cichlids and you’re looking for another variety to add to your collection, you might want to consider the blood parrot fish. But are blood parrots aggressive? Can blood parrot fish live alone, or do they do best in a cichlid community…

February 18, 2021
Feeder Guppy
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Feeder Guppy: How To Breed & Care For Feeder Fish

If you have a predatory fish, you might have been recommended to feed live fish in order to stimulate natural hunting instincts and to give a varied diet. The problem is that many feeder fish carry diseases that can be passed to your fish…

February 11, 2021
Anubias Nana Petite
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Anubias Nana ‘Petite’ Aquarium Plant Care Sheet

Anubias nana ‘petite’, more formally known as Anubias barteri var. nana ‘petite’, might be one of the most in-demand species of freshwater aquarium plant currently available in the hobby. The small, richly-green leaves of this plant make it a favorite foreground addition for many aquascapers while its undemanding…

February 10, 2021
Boesemani Rainbowfish
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Boesemani Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia boesemani) Care Sheet

Probably one of the most beautiful and most popular species of freshwater fish is the Boesemani rainbowfish. These fish are easily recognized by the male’s signature gradient of blue and orange. They are active schooling fish that would make a great addition to planted…

January 28, 2021
Lemon Oscar
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Lemon Oscar Care Sheet

If you have a large tank and you’re looking for an interesting, characterful fish that’s strikingly attractive and super-intelligent, you might want to consider the South American Lemon Oscar cichlid (Astronotus ocellatus). Oscars are also very friendly fish that can bond with their keepers,…

January 28, 2021