Zodiac Loach

The Zodiac Loach – Our Guide to This Fascinating Fish!

Zodiac loaches or Nemacheilus triangularis are also known as Batik loaches. These small, nocturnal loaches are hardy and generally peaceful, making a good choice for a community tank. Read this guide to learn more about how to care for the fascinating Zodiac loach. Zodiac Loach Overview Batik Loach Species Profile The Batik loach or Zodiac … Read more

Java Loach

Java Loach: Ultimate Care Guide

Ever heard of a Java Loach? This fish, also known as the Black Kuhli Loach, is rarely heard about in the aquarium hobby, though it is very similar to its cousin, the Kuhli Loach (Pangio kuhlii), and they are often kept together in similar setups. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know … Read more

Loach Catfish

Loach Catfish: A Complete Species Care Guide

Did you know that loaches are a type of catfish?  Yes, these slimy and snake-like fish are very closely related to catfish, which makes their aquarium care and maintenance pretty similar. If catfish aren’t your preferred fish, then there are tons of tropical loach species that you could add to your aquarium. Keep reading to … Read more

Dojo Loach Care Guide

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. While easier to keep than other species, they are generally categorized … Read more

Yoyo Loach

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, the fishes’ small scales tend to make them prone to some … Read more

Redtail Loach

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 straightforward to care for provided that you have some fish keeping … Read more

Zebra Loach

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 introduce the Zebra Loach and provide you with all the information … Read more

Panda Loach Care Guide: How To Create Their Perfect Home

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 find one! What is a Panda loach? The Panda loach, scientific … Read more

chromobotia macracanthus

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 aquarium fish!   Keep reading to find out everything you need … Read more

pangio kuhlii

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 for everything you need to know about kuhli loach care and … Read more

Why Did My Ghost Shrimp Die

Why Did My Ghost Shrimp Die? Let’s Examine the Facts!

Did you walk by your aquarium today and notice that one of your beloved ghost shrimp had suddenly passed away? If so, you may be feeling confused and frustrated about what could have possibly caused this unexpected death. There are many possible culprits when it comes to why your ghost shrimp might have died. Some … Read more

triops in aquarium

How To Set Up Triops in Aquarium (Full Guide)

If you are a true fish geek, then triops should definitely be on your radar. These fascinating little creatures are small, colorful crustaceans that make a wonderful addition to any aquarium. I know what you’re thinking – triops in aquariums may seem like a strange idea at first. But trust me, once you learn more … Read more

Whisker Shrimp vs Ghost Shrimp

Whisker Shrimp vs Ghost Shrimp – Our Helpful Guide

Whisker shrimp and Ghost shrimp are both popular aquarium shrimp species from the Palaemonidae family of shrimps. Some of their relatives live in seawater, but whisker shrimps and ghost shrimps are both freshwater shrimps. While the two species look remarkably similar, they actually live on opposite sides of the world! The Ghost shrimp is from … Read more

What Eats Fish Poop

What Eats Fish Poop? The Tank Clean-up Crew!

If you have a freshwater aquarium, you know that maintaining a clean environment is one of the most important aspects of keeping your fish healthy. Part of keeping things clean means removing waste, including fish poop. So, what eats fish poop in freshwater aquariums? There are a few different creatures that can help keep your … Read more

scuds in aquarium

Scuds in Aquarium: What Are They & How To Control Them

Scuds are small, shrimp-like creatures that belong to the family of Gammaridae. But what exactly are they, and how can you control their population in your aquarium? While these little creatures are amazing at eating algae and acting as a clean-up crew, they also have high reproductive rates that can be difficult to manage. Also, … Read more