Powder Blue Gourami

Powder Blue Gourami (Trichogaster Lalia Variation) Care Sheet

The powder blue gourami is a very popular variation of the dwarf gourami due to its vibrant color and small size. These fish are relatively hardy and perfect for beginner and experienced hobbyists alike as they don’t need much space in the aquarium and have easy care requirements. While they are an easy species, it … Read more

gourami tank mates

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 not to like? In this detailed guide, we check out 13 … Read more

Sparkling Gourami

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 sometimes be found in fish stores and are widely available online … Read more

honey gourami

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 the hobby. In this article, we show you how to choose … Read more

Giant Gourami Care Guide

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 more challenging to keep, mainly because of the massive size they … Read more

Kissing Gourami Care Guide

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 to the dwarf gourami (Trichogaster lalius). However, they can have some … Read more

Opaline Gourami Ultimate Care Guide

Opaline Gourami Ultimate Care Guide: Colorful Additions

The Opaline gourami is also known as the Marbled gourami and is a color variant of the Blue gourami or Three-spot gourami, and you may find these fish in your local fish store under these names. The scientific name of the Opaline gourami is, trichopodus trichopterus, formerly trichogaster trichopterus. The variable, attractive patterns of the … Read more

Gourami

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 many different gourami types available in the tropical aquarium trade nowadays, … Read more

Java Loach

Java Loach: Ultimate Care Guide

Ever heard of a Java Loach? This fish, also known as the Black Kuhli Loach, is rarely heard about in the aquarium hobby, though it is very similar to its cousin, the Kuhli Loach (Pangio kuhlii), and they are often kept together in similar setups. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know … Read more

Crypt Parva

Crypt Parva

If you want the ideal foreground plant for your fish tank, Crypt Parva or Dwarf Water Trumpet might be just what you’re looking for. Crypt Parva is one of the smallest crypt tropical aquatic plants you can buy. This plant is slow-growing, but it is pretty hardy, eventually covering the floor of your aquarium in … Read more

Trapdoor Snail

Japanese Trapdoor Snail Care Guide

If you have a tropical community tank, you might want to consider including a few Japanese Trapdoor aquatic snails in your setup. Whether you’re an experienced fish keeper or a newbie to the aquarium hobby, these tiny snails will make an excellent choice for you. These freshwater snails are low-maintenance, easy to look after little … Read more

Otocinclus Vestitus

Otocinclus Vestitus Care Guide

Otocinclus, or Otos as they’re affectionately known to many hobbyists, can make an interesting and useful addition to tropical, freshwater community aquariums. In total, there are 19 species of Otocinclus, but in this article, we’re focusing on Otocinclus vestitus, the little catfish characterized by the dark stripe on its back. Read this guide to find … Read more

Best Tropical Fish Food

The 7 Best Tropical Fish Food Options

As well as providing them with the correct environment, a high-quality, balanced diet is absolutely crucial for your fish’s health. But with such a mind-boggling range of tropical fish foods out there, how do you know what to choose? In this guide, you can learn what to look for in the best tropical fish foods … Read more

Fungus Eating Fish

7 Fungus Eating Fish To Add To Your Tank

Did you ever notice white fungus growing over the wooden decorations and plants in your fish tank?  Fungus won’t harm the fish life in your setup, but it doesn’t look nice in your aquarium, spoiling the hard work and effort you put into aquascaping your setup. However, don’t despair! There are quite a few ways … Read more

A Guide On Tropical Fish Species & The Best Tropical Fish For Beginners

A Guide On Tropical Fish Species & The Best Tropical Fish For Beginners

Introduction Keeping fish can be therapeutic; they don’t require the constant attention of a dog, they aren’t as messy as a cat, and they don’t make much noise either. The sound of the water in their tank can be like a meditation frequency, and oh, how we could pass the hours watching them.  Why get … Read more