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gourami tank mates
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Gourami Tank Mates: 13 Species That Are Friendly With This Fish

The gourami has long been a favorite fish for the home aquarium for many reasons. There are lots of different gourami varieties to choose from, they’re easy to care for, don’t get too big (depending on the species), and make excellent community fishes. What’s…

December 7, 2020
Sparkling Gourami
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Sparkling Gourami {Trichopsis Pumila} Care Guide

The Sparkling gourami is a beautiful, lively little fish that can make a great addition to a peaceful community aquarium. These fish are relatively straightforward to care for, too, making them ideal for beginners. Although seldom seen in the home aquarium, Sparkling gouramis can…

June 24, 2020
honey gourami
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Honey Gourami: Golden-Colored And Peaceful Species

The Honey gourami is one of many different gouramis, and a school of these pretty little golden fishes can make a lovely addition to a peaceful community tank. Gouramis are generally straightforward to care for and are a good choice for a beginner to…

June 22, 2020
Giant Gourami Care Guide
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Giant Gourami Care Guide: Size, Behavior, Diet, And More

All species of gourami are popular with hobbyists for their looks and for their peaceful, amenable temperament, making them ideal for a community aquarium setup. Also, these fish are easy to care for, so beginners can enjoy them too. However, gourami Osphrenemus goramy is…

May 1, 2020
Kissing Gourami Care Guide
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Care Sheet: Kissing Gourami | Helostoma temminckii

Pucker up! If you’ve ever wanted a kiss from a fish, then the kissing gourami may be the next addition to your freshwater tank. These dazzling fish in their pink variety have become a favorite among many aquarium hobbyists, and are a popular alternative…

April 27, 2020
Gourami 101 | Gourami fish types & info!
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Gourami 101 | Gourami fish types & info!

Gouramis are one of the most popular aquarium fish species and for good reason! These Anabantoids (closely related to bettas) are a great new addition to the top water layer of a peaceful community aquarium with their interesting behavior and often striking colors. There are…

May 9, 2016
new tank syndrome
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New Tank Syndrome: What It Is And How To Avoid It

Poor water quality is the biggest killer of pet fish, and new tank syndrome (NTS) is one of the most common causes of bad water in your fish tank. Overzealous cleaning of an established aquarium and filtration system can cause NTS, too. Did you…

January 15, 2021
Betta Hammock
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Best Betta Hammock – Our Top 5 Picks

Watch your betta for a while, and you will undoubtedly notice him sucking in gulps of air at the water surface. But don’t panic! Bettas are labyrinth breathers. That means they can breathe atmospheric air, and this evolutionary quirk enables wild bettas to survive in…

January 13, 2021
Glofish Shark
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GloFish Shark Care Guide

The popular GloFish have been around for quite a few years, much loved by hobbyists who want to create a colorful tank without having to spend a fortune on expensive exotic fish species. The latest addition to the GloFish stable is the GloFish shark,…

January 13, 2021
Albino Rainbow Shark
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Albino Rainbow Shark Care Guide

If you want an unusual, beautiful freshwater fish to add to your collection, you might want to consider the albino rainbow shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatum). In this care guide, we tell you everything that you need to know about this perennial aquarium favorite. What’s in…

January 11, 2021
Rainbow Shark
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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…

January 11, 2021
Silver Arowana
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Silver Arowana (Osteoglossum Bicirrhosum) Care Sheet

Possibly one of the coolest freshwater fish to have in your aquarium, the silver arowana is a staple fish for large tank systems. These monster fish can easily surpass 3 feet (92 cm) in length, live up to 20 years, and have a giant…

December 2, 2020