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Mandarin Goby Care
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Mandarin Goby: [Synchiropus splendidus] Full Caresheet

The Mandarin goby is an absolutely stunning, tropical saltwater fish that deserves pride of place in any marine aquarium setting. However, one of these beauties is not suitable for a beginner, as the fish can be difficult to keep in captivity, largely because of…

May 26, 2020
bumblebee goby
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Caresheet: Bumblebee goby | Brachygobius spp.

Gobies from the Brachygobius genus, better known as bumblebee gobies, are small bottom-dwelling aquarium fish species featuring a bee-like yellow and black striped pattern. This species may not be the best choice for most community aquariums and requires a tank set up with brackish…

February 5, 2017
Best Betta Fish Tanks
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Betta Fish Tanks: Our Top Five Betta Homes

A betta fish may be the very first fish you plan on getting. But since the pet store keeps them in small containers with no filtration, that obviously means that you can get a small tank for your betta fish too, right? No. Unfortunately,…

June 24, 2020
what do crabs eat
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What Do Crabs Eat? Algae, Protein, And More

If you’re wondering whether crabs make excellent pets, you’ll need to know how to care for them, including how to feed them. Several species of freshwater crabs can be kept as pets, but in this guide, we focus on the hermit crab. So, what…

June 24, 2020
Glass Fish Care Guide
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Glass Fish (Parambassis ranga) Care Sheet

Are you looking to fill your fresh water tank with something a little odd? The glass fish, also commonly called the Indian glassy fish, is a perfectly transparent species of fish that likes to shoal together in very bold and active groupings. While it…

May 1, 2020
faunus ater
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Caresheet: Black devil snail | Faunus ater

Tired of searching for an aquarium snail that doesn’t produce babies by the hundreds? Nervous about Sulawesi snail care requirements? The solution is here. Faunus ater, also known as the black devil snail, is a large aquarium snail that doesn’t reproduce in freshwater. Also, it…

December 12, 2017
brackish plants
Aquarium plants Brackish

7 hardy plants for a brackish aquarium

Some of the most popular species in the aquarium hobby, such as bumblebee gobies, are actually not freshwater fish but require a brackish tank. If you want to set up an aquarium for one of these species one thing you’ll need to think about…

April 9, 2017
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Caresheet: Figure 8 puffer | Tetraodon biocellatus

Tetraodon biocellatus are commonly known as figure 8 puffers, a name derived from their head markings (which look somewhat like the number eight). Although they are smaller and easier to keep than most  puffer species there are still a lot of misconceptions out there…

November 26, 2016
stocking a 10 gallon fish tank
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Stocking a 10 gallon fish tank

10 gallon (38L) aquarium kits such as this one are cheap and easy to fit into any room, which makes them a very popular choice. However, it can be difficult to figure out what fish to stock a 10 gal with. 10 gallons is not…

September 27, 2016
betta fish types
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Betta fish types | Betta splendens

If you’re looking to get a new fish, betta fish come in many tail types and can get pretty confusing. Pet store labeling is often incorrect, which can lead to even further confusion, leaving you wondering which type of betta fish you’re really looking at.…

January 17, 2016
best aquarium algae eaters
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5 best aquarium algae eaters

Although it’s important to keep in mind that no fish is ever going to fully fix an algae problem and manual cleaning will always be necessary, it can still be a great idea to go for an algae eating species to help you out…

October 18, 2015