Indian Almond Leaves

Indian Almond Leaves | How And When To Use Them!

If you’re an aquarist, you’ve probably heard of using Indian almond leaves (also known as catappa leaves) to make your aquarium water more natural and better for your fish. There are a few reasons why you might consider adding Indian almond leaves to your freshwater tank, including their medicinal properties and popular usage as an … 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

Eclipse Catfish

Eclipse Catfish Care Guide

Looking for an unusual fish to add to your large freshwater aquarium? The eclipse catfish is rarely seen among fish keepers in the aquarium hobby, but it can be kept by an intermediate or advanced fish owner. These predatory fish have beautiful colorations and can grow to impressive sizes. Still, they are catfish with big … Read more

Gold Ram

Gold Ram (Mikrogeophagus Ramirezi var. ‘Gold’) Care Sheet

German blue rams are some of the most popular species of South American cichlid currently available in the tropical fish hobby. But did you know that they come in a bunch of other colors too? One of these variations is known as the gold ram after its yellow tones and hints of typical German blue … Read more

What Do Shrimp Eat

What Do Shrimp Eat? Plants and Proteins They Need In Their Diet

Marine and freshwater shrimp are becoming an extremely popular addition to many home aquariums. These peaceful little creatures are not only fascinating to watch as they scurry around the tank in their endless search for food, but they also make a great clean-up crew, helping to keep your tank tidy. So, shrimp are well-known for … Read more

killifish

Killifish: The Best Species For Your Aquarium

You might have heard about killifish at some time throughout your life, but you might not exactly know what they look like, where they come from, or that they are a favorite in the aquarium hobby! Though harder to find than most other species, killifish make a great species-only ecosystem for smaller tanks. Keep reading … Read more

Cherry Barbs

Cherry Barb (Puntius Titteya) Care Sheet

If you’re a beginner and have a little bit bigger of a tank to start out with, then the cherry barb could make a great first addition. These peaceful fish have beautiful colors and do not require much extra care. However, they are schooling fish and will need to be kept in sizeable groups. But … Read more

Ember Tetra

Ember Tetra (Hyphessobrycon Amandae) Care Sheet

The ember tetra is one of the most colorful and compatible tetra species available in the aquarium trade today. These small and bright fish bring a spark of life to the freshwater aquarium and can be kept with an assortment of other tank mates. They don’t require much extra care and will look spectacular in … Read more

Glass Catfish

Glass Catfish (Kryptopterus vitreolus) Care Sheet

Meet one of the few catfish that won’t stay at the bottom of your tank: the glass catfish. These fish are truly one of the most unique species available in the aquarium hobby due to their completely transparent bodies and free-swimming behavior. While they require more specific water parameters than most other beginner freshwater fish, … Read more

Chili Rasbora

Chili Rasbora (Boraras brigittae) Care Sheet

Don’t blink fast or you’ll miss these tiny little fish! Chili rasboras are one of the smallest fish available in the aquarium trade, which makes them a very desirable addition to a nano tank. Their size, peaceful behavior, colorful bodies, and schooling habits make the chili rasbora a minimal yet beautiful addition to the aquarium! … Read more

Rasboras

Rasboras: Our Top Four Aquarium Species

Rasbora species have quickly infiltrated the aquarium hobby and become some of the most popular fish due to their small size, peaceful demeanor, low aquarium care, and schooling behavior. Most species remain under 5 inches (12.7 cm) and can be housed with an assortment of fish, invertebrates, and plants. But which species of this colorful … Read more

Crowntail Betta

Crowntail Betta: Betta Splendens Family Care Guide

The Crowntail Betta is a truly beautiful fish that’s one of the most popular choices among hobbyists in the U.S. and around the world, largely because of their incredible caudal or tail fin! Crowntails are a variety of Betta splendens. These spectacular tropical fish are relatively easy to care for, as long as you give … Read more

Bloodfin Tetra

Bloodfin Tetra (Aphyocharax anisitsi) Care Sheet

If you’re looking to start a freshwater aquarium, you might want to consider something a little different from the typical neon tetra. Bloodfin tetras are just as hardy and bring their own type of beauty to the tank with their large striking silver bodies and vibrant red fins. These fish are especially interesting due to … Read more

Black Skirt Tetra

Black Skirt Tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) Care Sheet

One of the most common species you’re likely to come across–and maybe one of the reasons you may have gotten into the fishkeeping hobby in the first place–is the black skirt tetra. These fish have a beautiful and simple natural coloration but have also been bred to come in an assortment of colors and fin … Read more

Glowlight Tetra (Hemigrammus erythrozonus) Care Sheet

Looking for a party? The bright neon orange stripes of a glowlight tetra shoal will light up your tank like a true spectacle! Their small size, hardiness, and intense coloration make these peaceful fish a favorite among beginners and experienced aquarists alike. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about glowlight tetra … Read more