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Zebra Pleco Care Guide
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Zebra Pleco | Hypancistrus zebra: Care Sheet

If you’re looking to introduce a bit of the African safari into your freshwater fish tank, then the black and white striped zebra pleco will bring life and vibrancy to the bottom of your aquarium. These highly-desirable fish are simply beautiful but require a…

May 1, 2020
Gold Nugget Place Care Guide
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Ultimate Gold Nugget Pleco Care Guide

If you’re looking for a stunningly beautiful bottom-dwelling fish to add to your community tank, a Gold Nugget pleco could be worth considering. These fish are considered to be more suited to experienced hobbyists than beginners, as they are quite expensive to buy and…

April 3, 2020
Royal Pleco Care Guide Tips
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Royal Pleco Care Guide Tips

If you’re looking for an attractive, unusual fish that can be kept in a community tank environment, you might want to consider taking a closer look at the Royal Pleco. In this article, we introduce you to royalty! We also explain how to care…

March 4, 2020
How To Best Care For A Rubber Lip Pleco
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How To Best Care For A Rubber Lip Pleco

If you’re looking for a peaceful algae-eater to add to your community tank, you might want to consider a plecostomus (pleco). There are many different pleco types, all of which belong to the Loricariidae family, and all with different coloration and personalities, but the…

February 28, 2020
Clown Pleco | Panaqolus maccus care & info
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Clown Pleco | South American species care & info

Looking for an interesting bottom dweller for your South American-styled aquarium? With many other species of large pleco out there, the little ones often get forgotten! The striped clown pleco could be the perfect size and dash of color your small aquarium has been…

August 19, 2019
Albino Oscar
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Albino Oscar (Astronotus Ocellatus) Care Sheet

The tiger oscar is one of the most personable and exciting species that you can have in your freshwater aquarium. But did you know that these South American fish also come in an albino variety? Albino oscars have all of the personality that their…

March 17, 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
Lemon Oscar
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Lemon Oscar Care Sheet

If you have a large tank and you’re looking for an interesting, characterful fish that’s strikingly attractive and super-intelligent, you might want to consider the South American Lemon Oscar cichlid (Astronotus ocellatus). Oscars are also very friendly fish that can bond with their keepers,…

January 28, 2021
Rainbow Shark
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Rainbow Shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatum) Care Sheet

The rainbow shark’s appearance is far from the colorful array that you might expect from its name, but these fish make a fascinating addition to the freshwater aquarium nevertheless. This species is commonly confused with other similar-looking fish but is easily identified if you…

January 11, 2021
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Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) Aquarium Treatment

If you notice a strange blue-green colored slime growing all over the surfaces in your fish tank, or perhaps detect an odd smell with no obvious source, you may have an outbreak of blue-green algae on your hands. So, what is this blue-green growth,…

November 4, 2020
algae eater fish eating plants in aquarium
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Top 8 Must-Have Algae Eater Species For Your Tank

Algae is nearly inevitable. Every tank, at one point or another, has experienced algae. While there are other ways to solve algae problems, like more regular tank maintenance, changing source water, and increasing water flow, sometimes these methods don’t work and a more effective…

September 28, 2020
sucker fish in aquarium
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Sucker Fish: The Loricariidae Family

You have probably seen a kind of fish that clings to the side of the aquarium with a suckermouth. For the most part, these fish belong to the Loricariidae family. What is a sucker fish? Members of the Loricariidae family may sometimes be referred…

September 28, 2020