flowerhorn cichlid fish in aquarium

Flowerhorn Cichlid: The Ultimate Care Sheet

The Flowerhorn cichlid is a remarkable fish that has looks and personality to burn! These stunning fish can make an eye-catching addition to the aquarium, but would one of these amazing creatures be the right choice of pet for you? In this guide, we take a closer look at the Flowerhorn cichlid to find out … Read more

Flowerhorn Cichlid

Flowerhorn Cichlid: The Ultimate Hybrid

Much ornamental fish have been selectively bred to express the most desirable and beautiful traits. Whether it’s for controlling temperament, more vibrant colors, or longer and flowier tails, breeders have tried for decades to get the most high-quality fish possible. One of these hybrids is the magnificent flowerhorn cichlid. Keep reading to find out everything … Read more

Discus Fish

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 need pristine water conditions and can be very expensive, so you … Read more

Expensive Fish

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 a fish? Twenty or thirty dollars, perhaps? How about thousands of … Read more

Crystal Shrimp

Crystal Red Shrimp Care Sheet

One of the most sought-after freshwater fish species is the crystal red shrimp. These small invertebrates have beautiful red and white markings that make them stand out in planted aquariums. Their miniature size makes them a favorite for nano tanks where other larger fish might not be able to fit comfortably. However, these shrimp can … Read more

Rainbow Shark

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 know what to look for! Otherwise, a single rainbow shark can … Read more

Blue Cichlid

Blue Cichlid (Sciaenochromis Fryeri) Care Sheet

The blue cichlid, also commonly known as the electric blue cichlid, can be easily mixed up with other cichlids from the same genus. However, this fish is an African cichlid all of its own and has some slight differences from the other similar fish found in Lake Malawi. Luckily, the care requirements don’t differ too … Read more

platy fish

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 hobbyists that are just starting to breed freshwater fish. This article … Read more

Peacock Cichlid

Peacock Cichlid: Three Varieties You Need To Kow

At one point or another, the bright and colorful colors of an African cichlid tank have influenced many into setting up their own cichlid aquarium. Being limited to only a few different compatible species for every tank means that color, aggression, and behavior are all key factors when stocking African cichlids. There is one genus … Read more

Bichir Care Guide

Bichirs Care Guide: Popular Types And Their Behavior

If you’re looking to add a very unusual resident to your aquarium and you have a big setup, you might want to consider one of the species of Bichir that are available in the aquarium trade. Bichirs are sometimes referred to as “prehistoric” or “dinosaur” fish because of their weird, ancient look and bizarre behavior. … Read more

Chili Rasbora

Chili Rasbora (Boraras brigittae) Care Sheet

Don’t blink fast or you’ll miss these tiny little fish! Chili rasboras are one of the smallest fish available in the aquarium trade, which makes them a very desirable addition to a nano tank. Their size, peaceful behavior, colorful bodies, and schooling habits make the chili rasbora a minimal yet beautiful addition to the aquarium! … Read more

Care Sheet: Dinosaur Bichir | Polypterus senegalus

Care Sheet: Dinosaur Bichir | Polypterus Senegalus

Have you ever wanted your very own species of prehistoric dinosaur? While you can’t go to the pet store to pick up a triceratops, you can pick up a dinosaur bichir! These armored fish look something like a mix between a dragon and an eel and definitely make for an interesting freshwater aquarium fish. As … Read more

Ultimate Care Guide for Red Terror Cichlid

Ultimate Care Guide for Red Terror Cichlid

The Red Terror cichlid is a popular fish that’s the perfect choice for an experienced hobbyist who’s seeking a large, brightly colored addition to a spacious aquarium with other large fish of the same categories. In this guide, you can learn more about this remarkable fish, including how to care for and breed them before … Read more