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Congo Puffer

Congo Puffer (Tetraodon miurus) Care Sheet

Most pufferfish are known for their bold personalities and beautiful colorations. The Congo puffer is no exception and is becoming an increasingly popular species within the freshwater aquarium hobby. Like other pufferfish, the Congo puffer does best in a tank by itself; this can…

January 21, 2021
fahaka pufferfish

Fahaka Pufferfish (Tetraodon Lineatus) Care Sheet

The Fahaka pufferfish is an intelligent fish that makes a wonderful pet and can even be taught to take food from your hand. These creatures are one of the cutest in the hobby with their brilliant orange eyes, smiling expression, and strange, bumbling way…

December 14, 2020
dragon puffer

Dragon Puffer (Tetraodon Palembangensis) Care Sheet

The dragon puffer, also commonly known as the humpback puffer, is unlike any other freshwater fish you’ve seen before. These fish are not commonly found in the aquarium hobby and require a pretty specific setup. Their camouflaged appearance can make them blend into natural…

December 9, 2020
leopard puffer

Leopard Puffer (Tetraodon Nigroviridis) Caresheet

Puffer fish are characterful creatures that are sure to capture your heart, and the Leopard puffer is a particularly attractive variety. In this guide, we take a closer look at the delightful Leopard puffer so that you know what you’re taking on if you…

December 2, 2020
Mbu Puffer: The Need To Know's

Mbu Puffer: All The Need To Know’s

The pufferfish is a species that you may come across in specialist fish stores. If you’re tempted to take one of these aquatic oddities home with you, you’ll need to know more about how to keep them in the aquarium. There are over 150…

March 17, 2020
Caresheet Amazon Puffer Colomesus Asellus
Articles Caresheets

Caresheet: Amazon Puffer | Colomesus Asellus

Freshwater pufferfish are what we refer to as ‘oddballs’ in the aquarium hobby: the many species of pufferfish, both marine, and freshwater don’t seem to fall neatly into any of the regular fish categories. Colomesus asellus, also known as the Amazon puffer, is even…

July 9, 2017
tetraodon biocellatus
Articles Caresheets

Figure 8 Puffer: A Complete Profile And Care Guide

Pufferfish are known for their fun and boisterous personalities in the aquarium hobby, making the figure 8 puffer a popular choice for beginners and more advanced hobbyists. This smaller species of puffer is extremely popular and can bring life and excitement to tanks that…

November 26, 2016

Dwarf Puffer – Species Profile And Care Guide

The freshwater dwarf puffer might not be the ideal fish for a community tank setup, but its cute looks and fascinating behavior make setting up a special tank just for the fish well worth it.  In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need…

December 29, 2012
Blue Hippo Tang

Blue Hippo Tang (Paracanthurus Hepatus) Caresheet

The Blue Hippo tang makes a stunning addition to a large marine aquarium. Several species of surgeonfish or tang are called Blue Hippo tangs, such as the Powder Blue Tang (Acanthurus leucosternon) from the Indo-Pacific region and the Blue tang (Paracanthurus hepatus) that’s found…

July 2, 2021
Bristle Worm
My tanks

Should You Let Bristle Worms Influence Your Aquarium?

Bristle worms can be found in pretty much every marine or reef aquarium. But what are bristle worms? Are they dangerous to your fish and corals, and do you really want them in your fish tank? Bristle worms are more complex than many aquarists…

November 13, 2020
30 Gallon Fish Tank
Aquarium equipment

30 Gallon Fish Tank: Our Top 5 Choices

One of the most common aquarium sizes available today is the 29 gallon (109.8 L), but maybe you have space for just one more gallon and you can allow for a 30 gallon (113.6 L) setup instead. A 30-gallon aquarium is enough space to…

August 17, 2020
Air Stone
Aquarium equipment

Air Stone: The Complete Guide With Instructions

Maybe one of the simplest pieces of aquarium equipment, the air stone can be used in many different ways, including for oxygenating a tank, filtration, or as decoration. What does an air stone do? Aquarium air stones are typically made from a type of…

July 16, 2020
snail eggs

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
what do crabs eat

What Do Crabs Eat? Algae, Protein, And More

If you’re wondering whether crabs make excellent pets, you’ll need to know how to care for them, including how to feed them. Several species of freshwater crabs can be kept as pets, but in this guide, we focus on the hermit crab. So, what…

June 24, 2020