What Is The Labyrinth Organ?

I’m happy to announce we’re having a guest poster today. Izzy the Fish Girl from Sitting by the Koi Pond has written an article about the labyrinth organ for us – a must-read for any Betta or Gourami fan. Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens) are some of the world’s most popular aquarium pets. Their shape and long … Read more

Betta Hammock

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 poorly oxygenated water during the dry season. Bettas are also surface … 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

can fish drown

Can Fish Drown? A Question We’ve All Considered

Wait. What? If fish can only live underwater, how can fish drown? It seems like a simple yes/no question, but a lot of things can actually go wrong that would deprive a fish of being able to breathe correctly to the point where the fish could suffocate and ‘drown.’ Some reasons for this would be … 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

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

Ultimate Plakat Betta Care Guide For Aquarist

Ultimate Plakat Betta Care Guide For Aquarist

Most hobbyists are familiar with betta fish, also sometimes known as Siamese Fighting Fish or Japanese Fighting Fish. These brilliantly colored fish with their amazing flowing fins and tails are often the species that first gets fishkeepers interested in taking up the hobby in the first place. Indeed, many of those early enthusiasts subsequently go … 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

The Need to Know's of a King Betta

The Need to Know’s of a King Betta

Betta fish, also known as Siamese Fighting fish, are popular with hobbyists for their beautiful finnage and dazzling colors. There are over 73 varieties of betta, including the King betta and Giant betta, which are often confused. In this article, we introduce you to these amazing swimming jewels and tell you how to give your … Read more

Betta Fish Care Guide

Betta Book

THE FULL GUIDE TO SETTING UP A BETTER BETTA FISH TANK Of all the fish available in the aquarium trade these days, the most popular species is also one of the smallest. It’s a colorful insect eater with a fascinating history and stunning looks: Betta splendens, usually referred to as just ‘Betta’ (pronounced bet-tuh). Appreciated … Read more

Where do Betta fish live in the wild? And how did they arrive in our homes? This article explains it all.

Betta fish in the wild | Where do wild Bettas live?

The Siamese fighting fish, better known as Betta splendens or just Betta, is one of the most popular aquarium fish worldwide. Loved by aquarists for its splendid colors, flowing fins and feisty attitude, it’s almost impossible to imagine the aquarium hobby without it. Despite this, many aquarists have little idea of the origins of their … Read more