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How Do Fish Mate: Mating Age, Seasons, And More

If you’re a keen hobbyist, you may have considered breeding from your stock. Many fishkeepers, especially betta enthusiasts, enjoy studying the genetics of a particular species and trying to create new and exciting variations of the fish. In this guide, we take a look…

April 18, 2020
Small Freshwater Fish
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Small Freshwater Fish

Maybe you’re getting your child their first pet or perhaps you’re looking for multiple fish to fill a tank. Either way, there are plenty of small freshwater fish to choose from, with all sorts of colors, fin shapes, and sizes.  We’ll walk you through…

August 11, 2021
Pipefish
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Pipefish Care Guide

If you’ve ever seen seahorses at the aquarium, you might have also seen some odd-looking skinny fish along with them. These are pipefish and are a very popular fish to keep in the home aquarium! Pipefish are very difficult to keep and are only…

July 29, 2021
Discus Fish
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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…

July 22, 2021
Low Maintenance Fish
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15 Low Maintenance Fish For Your Tank

Fishkeeping is a wonderful hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from kids to seniors. Although every fish species and tank setup requires a regular maintenance schedule to keep the environment clean and safe for your fish, some fish species are…

July 6, 2021
Expensive Fish
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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…

June 17, 2021
Japanese Trapdoor Snail
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Japanese Trapdoor Snail Profile And Care Guide

Aquarium snails can make useful, surprisingly attractive, and interesting additions to a freshwater fish tank. The peaceful creature quickly gets busy as an algae eater and clears up general detritus, plant debris, and uneaten food from the substrate.  While there’s plenty to say about aquarium…

May 11, 2021
Oscar Fish
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Oscar Fish Species Profile And Care Guide

Oscar fish are notorious for being aggressive and difficult to keep. But is that the truth or just an urban myth? Oscar fish are more suitable for experienced fishkeepers, partly because of their temperament but also because of their size. However, once you have…

March 2, 2021
Blood Parrot Fish
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Blood Parrot Fish Care Guide And Profile

If you love cichlids and you’re looking for another variety to add to your collection, you might want to consider the blood parrot fish. But are blood parrots aggressive? Can blood parrot fish live alone, or do they do best in a cichlid community…

February 18, 2021
Oranda
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Oranda Goldfish Complete Care Guide

Did you have a pet goldfish when you were a kid? Many of us did, but that fish was likely nowhere near as exotic or downright weird-looking as the oranda fancy goldfish.  In this guide, we introduce you to the beautiful oranda and include top tips…

February 18, 2021
Boesemani Rainbowfish
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Boesemani Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia boesemani) Care Sheet

Probably one of the most beautiful and most popular species of freshwater fish is the Boesemani rainbowfish. These fish are easily recognized by the male’s signature gradient of blue and orange. They are active schooling fish that would make a great addition to planted…

January 28, 2021
Congo Puffer
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Congo Puffer (Tetraodon miurus) Care Sheet

Most pufferfish are known for their bold personalities and beautiful colorations. The Congo puffer is no exception and is becoming an increasingly popular species within the freshwater aquarium hobby. Like other pufferfish, the Congo puffer does best in a tank by itself; this can…

January 21, 2021