inline aquarium heater

Inline Aquarium Heater: Our Top Choices

If you’re limited on space or if you just want a clean design for your fish tank setup, then an inline aquarium heater will help keep some equipment out of the display. While these heaters are currently used by many hobbyists, their popularity has not fully caught on in the aquarium trade just yet. Because … Read more

Aquarium Heater

Best Aquarium Heater

One of the most important pieces of equipment you will buy for your aquarium is a heater. From my own experience and from the horror stories of others in the hobby, it is most definitely worth it to spend a little more on a reliable heater than to find a frozen or boiling tank waiting … Read more

Review Eheim Jäger thermostat heater

Review: Eheim Jäger Thermostat Heater

I bought the Eheim Jäger thermostat heater from a Dutch online store for the betta tank a while ago and wasn’t really sure what to expect. On one hand, I loved my Eheim canister filter. On the other, I was given an Eheim heater by a friend before, which turned out to be broken even though it … Read more

heat rock for turtle

Heat Rocks for Turtles: Necessary or Just a Nice Decoration?

Turtles are cold-blooded creatures that can’t generate their own body heat. That means you’ll need to provide adequate heat sources for your turtles to remain healthy and thrive.  Heat rocks can be an excellent way of helping to provide your pet with the crucial additional heat he needs and encouraging your turtle’s natural basking behavior. … Read more

Pearl Danios

Pearl Danios: Your Complete Care Guide

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

my fish keep dying

Why Do My Fish Keep Dying? 12 Common Causes & Solutions

Unfortunately, dying fish is a common problem that newbies to the fishkeeping hobby often encounter. So, why do your fish keep dying and what can you do to prevent that from happening? Read this informative article to find out what causes the unexplained loss of fish in tropical fish tanks and to learn how to … Read more

Do Fish Sleep With Their Eyes Open

Do Fish Sleep With Their Eyes Open?

If you’re a newbie to owning fish, you might be wondering if your fish sleep. Do fish sleep with their eyes open? Should you turn your fish tank lights out at night?  Read this guide to learn what happens to your fish and other aquatic livestock while you’re fast asleep at night. Do Fish Sleep? … Read more

Teacup Stingray Care

Teacup Stingray Care Guide: Everything You Need To Know

The Teacup Stingray is a bottom-dwelling freshwater fish that might be a good addition to your setup if you have experience keeping tropical fish. Read this guide to learn how to care for these remarkable creatures. What Is a Teacup Stingray? Teacup Stingrays are also known as Reticulated, or Longtail Stingrays and have the scientific … Read more

predatory freshwater fish

21 Predatory Freshwater Fish For Your Tank

Although you might not think that aggressive freshwater fish are suitable for life in an aquarium setting, some of the most popular tropical species are predatory. Many predatory species of fish are quite safe to keep in a community set up when given the right tank mates and environment.  Read this guide to learn what … Read more

Gardneri Killifish

Gardneri Killifish

If you’re looking for a colorful fish ideal for a small to medium-sized tank, then the Gardneri Killifish (Fundulopanchax gardneri) could be perfect for you. In this guide, we explain how to care for these beautiful little freshwater community fish and provide you with information on the best tank mates and environment to keep them … Read more

Gold Tetra

Gold Tetra

Every tropical fish keeper is almost sure to have kept at least one tetra species at some point in their hobbyist journey. With so many kinds of tetras to choose from, it can be hard to know which to choose. In this guide, we look at the Gold tetra. These little fish are not the … Read more

Best Aquarium Brands

The Best Aquarium Brands

While researching your next tank, you’re bound to come across many different aquarium brand names. Every fish tank, filter, powerhead, substrate, and air pump is made by a different company. Some companies only specialize in some products, while others offer a broad selection of every possible thing an aquarium buyer might need.  It is important … Read more

Turtle Tank Ideas

Top Turtle Tank Ideas For Your Enclosure

If you happen to have an extra tank laying around and want to try something new other than fish, a turtle tank might be an exciting long-term project.  Many different species of turtle can make the perfect pet. However, you’ll need to make the perfect home for it to live in first. Keep reading to … Read more

American Green Tree Frog

American Green Tree Frog Care Guide

If you fancy keeping an exotic pet as well as tropical fish in an interesting biotope setup, you might want to consider the Green Tree Frog. These small, bright green, tree-dwelling frogs are relatively easy to care for and are hugely entertaining to watch, too. Read this guide to learn all you need to know … Read more

Baby Snapping Turtle

Baby Snapping Turtle Care Guide

Snapping turtles are known for their prehistoric appearance and enormous size. They are very common in the wild, where they should be given plenty of space. But did you know that you can keep one of these ancient creatures in your aquarium or pond? It isn’t easy, and you will need a lot of space … Read more