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Boesemani Rainbowfish
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Boesemani Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia boesemani) Care Sheet

Probably one of the most beautiful and most popular species of freshwater fish is the Boesemani rainbowfish. These fish are easily recognized by the male’s signature gradient of blue and orange. They are active schooling fish that would make a great addition to planted…

January 28, 2021
Rainbowfish Family
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The Rainbowfish Family (Melanotaeniidae)

With close to 100 different species of rainbowfish discovered, there is a lot to be learned from these little colorful fish! Many of these species have been adorned by the fishkeeping hobby due to their easy care and active behavior as well as the…

May 18, 2020
Red Rainbowfish Care Guide
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Red Rainbowfish (Glossolepis incisus) Care Sheet

Simply stunning in color, the red rainbowfish looks beautiful while schooling in a planted aquarium against a backdrop of dense vegetation. While a hardy species, red rainbows need good water quality and a large tank for these fish to fully swim around and exhibit…

May 7, 2020
How To Spice Up An Aquarium With Australian Rainbowfish
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How To Spice Up An Aquarium With Australian Rainbowfish

The Australian Rainbowfish is a brilliantly colored, peaceful fish that makes an attractive, easy-to-keep addition to any community aquarium. In the wild, the fish have adapted to cope well with fluctuations in water temperature and pH, making them extremely versatile as a tank-kept fish…

March 13, 2020
Small Freshwater Fish
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Small Freshwater Fish

Maybe you’re getting your child their first pet or perhaps you’re looking for multiple fish to fill a tank. Either way, there are plenty of small freshwater fish to choose from, with all sorts of colors, fin shapes, and sizes.  We’ll walk you through…

August 11, 2021
Peacock Gudgeon
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Peacock Gudgeon Care Guide

A peacock gudgeon. Have you ever heard of it? That’s okay! Many hobbyists have never heard of this small, colorful fish before, even though they’re one of the most beautiful fish species available.  It turns out, these gorgeous fish are perfect for smaller planted…

July 30, 2021
Bala Shark
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Bala Shark Care Guide

If you have a very large tank and are looking to add an impressive fish to your collection, the beautiful bala shark might be worth considering. Because of the large size of these fish, we recommend they only be taken on by experienced aquarists…

February 22, 2021
Feeder Guppy
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Feeder Guppy: How To Breed & Care For Feeder Fish

If you have a predatory fish, you might have been recommended to feed live fish in order to stimulate natural hunting instincts and to give a varied diet. The problem is that many feeder fish carry diseases that can be passed to your fish…

February 11, 2021
Types Of Eels
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Types Of Eels: 8 Of The Best Freshwater And Saltwater Eels

Did you know that eels are fish, too? These slimy snake-looking creatures look a lot different from your typical clownfish or guppy, but they are still considered fish. Eels can be freshwater or saltwater, ranging in size, color, and temperament. Some of these species…

February 1, 2021
Glofish Shark
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GloFish Shark Care Guide

The popular GloFish have been around for quite a few years, much loved by hobbyists who want to create a colorful tank without having to spend a fortune on expensive exotic fish species. The latest addition to the GloFish stable is the GloFish shark,…

January 13, 2021
Albino Rainbow Shark
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Albino Rainbow Shark Care Guide

If you want an unusual, beautiful freshwater fish to add to your collection, you might want to consider the albino rainbow shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatum). In this care guide, we tell you everything that you need to know about this perennial aquarium favorite. What’s in…

January 11, 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
Aquarium Water Hardness
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How Aquarium Water Hardness Is Affecting Your Fish

Ammonia, check. Nitrite, check. Nitrate, check. Water hardness, huh? Water hardness is an important water parameter for healthy saltwater and freshwater fish tanks, but most hobbyists don’t test for it and don’t even know it exists! Knowing the water hardness in your aquarium and…

November 13, 2020