giant danio

Discovering Giant Danio: A Colorful and Hardy Fish Species

Giant Danios make a great addition to a freshwater community tank. These large, active schooling fish need a big tank to accommodate them but make excellent companions for peaceful cichlids and other more sizeable species. Read this guide to learn more about choosing, caring for, and breeding these amazing fish! Giant Danio – At a … Read more

Danios and Tetras

Danios and Tetras – Are They Compatible Tank Mates?

There are many different species of tetras that can make a wonderful addition to a community setup. Danios are another staple aquarium favorite, and there are quite a few varieties to choose from. But can danios and tetras live together in the same community aquarium? Are all the species of danios and tetras peaceful? And … Read more

Pearl Danios

Pearl Danios – Habits, Diet, Appearance, Habitats and More!

One of the plainer-looking danio species, the pearl danio, can make a great addition to aquariums lacking in activity. These top-swimming fish are easy to keep and get along with most other community fish. They are also the perfect choice for aquarists interested in spawning different freshwater species. Keep reading to find out everything you … Read more

GloFish Danio

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 properly take care of it as their attractive colors have often … Read more

Zebra Danio Caresheet

Caresheet: Zebra Danio | Danio rerio

The zebra danio fish is a spirited and entertaining freshwater species that are inexpensive and great for any beginner aquarium hobbyist. Reaching a maximum size of 2 inches, this hardy fish brings excitement to small setups. Keep reading for everything you need to know about zebra danio care and keeping them in your own aquarium. … Read more

White Cloud Mountain Minnow

Visprofiel: Chinese danio | Tanichthys albonubes

Hoewel Chinese danio’s vaak samen met tropische scholenvissen zoals tetra’s verkocht worden, zijn het eigenlijk geen echte tropische vissen. Ze kunnen zelfs behoorlijk lage temperaturen hebben en zijn daarom geschikter voor een onverwarmd aquarium. Lees verder voor alles wat je moet weten over het houden van Chinese danio’s in het aquarium. Dit artikel is een … Read more


Pencilfish: Care Tips and Insights for This Enchanting Fish

What if I told you that there’s a family of beautiful community fish, closely related to tetras, but rarely kept, even by advanced fish keepers? Introducing the pencilfish – a fish tribe that’s largely overlooked, yet brimming with potential for freshwater community tanks. In this guide, we’ll explore the most commonly kept species, and learn … Read more

Betta Imbellis

Betta Imbellis: In-depth Care Guide and Habitat Insights

Recent years have seen wild betta fish species becoming more popular. One of the most popular types is Betta imbellis. Because of their relatively relaxed temperament and docile character, Betta imbellis has earned the common name the ‘Peaceful Betta’. Peaceful bettas can be kept in a wider variety of tank setups than other bettas, including … Read more

Pearlscale Goldfish

Pearlscale Goldfish: Curious and Fascinating Tank Additions

Pearlscale goldfish are famed for being one of the roundest of all fancy goldfish varieties. But this pronounced deformity has led some animal welfare advocates to question the ethics of keeping fish whose traits could affect their health and well-being. In this guide, I’ll explore some of the issues with keeping pearlscale goldfish and share … Read more

Festivum Cichlid

Festivum Cichlid Care: A Comprehensive Guide for Aquarists

Have you ever heard of the festivum cichlid? Also known as ‘flag cichlids’, festivums were once more popular than they are today. Although less colorful and flashy than some other cichlids, these sociable fish are more peaceful than many of their feisty relatives and can be kept in groups in large community tanks. Some of … Read more

Honduran Red Point Cichlid

Honduran Red Point Cichlid: Our Ultimate Care Guide

The recently discovered Honduran red point cichlid possesses many of the desirable traits that have made the infamous convict cichlid so popular. Yet this lesser-known fish is smaller, less aggressive, and more suitable for community tanks. While I’ve had lots of fun breeding convict cichlids, Honduran red points (HRPs) have many unique qualities that make … Read more

Cockatoo Cichlids

Cockatoo Cichlids: Intriguing and Colorful Swimmers

Named after the colorful pet bird with frilly feathers, cockatoo dwarf cichlids match their feathered namesakes with their exotic colors and impressive crested fins. But while they may be alluring, cockatoo cichlids are not the ideal beginner’s fish, and won’t fit in any old community aquarium. Their complex requirements and aggressive streak mean that this … Read more

Rainbow Cichlid

Rainbow Cichlid: Our Care Guide for These Colorful Fish

Cichlids are some of the most beautiful, intelligent, and exotic freshwater fish in the world, but it can be frustrating how many species are also highly aggressive fish. Not so with the rainbow cichlid. These colorful dwarf cichlids are so peaceful they can be kept in a community tank with other medium-sized species. Let’s take … Read more

Elephant Nose Fish

Elephant Nose Fish: Singular, Intelligent, and Challenging

Elephant nose fish are one of the classic ‘oddball fish’ of the aquarium trade. Hailing from the murky waters of African rivers, they use electrical signals and their iconic long ‘nose’ to navigate, find food, and communicate. But be warned that elephant noses are very intelligent fish with highly specialized requirements. Their tank mates, tank … Read more

Buenos Aires Tetra

Buenos Aires Tetra: Care Guide for a Harmonious Tank

Buenos Aires tetra have long been popular aquarium fish for both tropical aquariums and cold water setups. However, some aquarists are surprised to learn that Buenos Aires tetras grow to a larger size than most other tetras and can become aggressive towards their tank mates, even destroying aquarium plants in some circumstances. In this care … Read more