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Dojo Loach Care Guide
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Dojo Loach Loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) Care Guide

Forget watching the news, the dojo loach will let you know when it’s going to rain instead! These fascinating fish are one of the most common loach species to come across in aquarium stores and have some of the most interesting behaviors and personalities.…

June 24, 2020
Yoyo Loach
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Yoyo Loach: Care Guide For The Beautiful And Communal Creatures

The Yoyo loach makes a great addition to a community tank, being playful, beautiful, and helpful to the aquarist thanks to its scavenging habit. Although these loaches are pretty hardy, we don’t recommend them for complete beginners, as they need pristine water conditions. Also,…

June 18, 2020
Redtail Loach
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Redtail Loach {Yasuhikotakia modesta} Care Guide

If you’re looking for a mid-sized, bottom-dwelling fish that will live harmoniously with others of its own kind, you might want to consider the Redtail loach. You’ll need quite a large, freshwater aquarium to accommodate these quirky, attractive fish, but they are generally quite…

June 2, 2020
Zebra Loach
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How To Best Care For A Zebra Loach

The Zebra Loach is an attractive, lively freshwater tropical fish that’s an excellent choice for a beginner hobbyist. These peaceful fish can live in smaller aquariums above 30 gallons, although they are intolerant of fluctuations in the tank water parameters. In this guide, we…

March 9, 2020
Panda Loach Care Guide: How To Create Their Perfect Home
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Panda Loach Care Guide: How To Create Their Perfect Home

The Panda loach is a rare and beautiful small fish that makes an expensive but unique addition to the hobbyist’s aquarium. In this guide, we introduce you to this stunning little gem from China that would grace any tank setup; if only you could…

February 8, 2020
chromobotia macracanthus
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Caresheet: Clown Loach | Chromobotia macracanthus

Juvenile clown loaches can be found for sale in almost any aquarium store. Their contrasting black and orange stripes and their tendency to snack on nuisance snails make them a popular beginner’s choice, but they are actually on the list of the 8 worst beginner…

March 20, 2016
pangio kuhlii
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Caresheet: Kuhli loach | Pangio kuhlii

Kuhli loaches are one of my personal favorite tropical aquarium fish species and for a good reason! They are a fun and peaceful fish to watch and easy to keep, which means they’re a great choice for beginners and experienced freshwater aquarists. Keep reading…

August 20, 2014
gourami tank mates
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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…

December 7, 2020
Silver Arowana
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Silver Arowana (Osteoglossum Bicirrhosum) Care Sheet

Possibly one of the coolest freshwater fish to have in your aquarium, the silver arowana is a staple fish for large tank systems. These monster fish can easily surpass 3 feet (92 cm) in length, live up to 20 years, and have a giant…

December 2, 2020
Paradise Fish
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Paradise Fish Care Guide: Tropical and Colorful Species

The Paradise fish is one of the very first tropical fish that were brought to Europe in the 1800s and is responsible for bringing many hobbyists into the fish keeping world. If you’re looking for a small, attractive fish that’s exceptionally hardy and easy…

July 20, 2020
firemouth cichlid
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Firemouth Cichlid (Thorichthys meeki) Care Sheet

With hundreds of different cichlid species to choose from, it can be a little difficult to narrow down the perfect one for your tank. The firemouth cichlid is a type of semi-aggressive cichlid from Central America whose brilliant fiery colors match its sometimes territorial…

July 3, 2020
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Snail Eggs And What To Do With Them

Is that a… snail? But you have never even bought a snail! How could it have gotten into your aquarium? Unfortunately, this is a story that has been heard too many times. One of the most dreaded things to happen in a freshwater aquarium…

July 3, 2020
Sparkling Gourami
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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…

June 24, 2020
honey gourami
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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…

June 22, 2020