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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
Congo Tetra
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Congo Tetra {Phenacogrammus interruptus} Care Guide

Of the many varieties of tetras, the Congo tetra is perhaps the most overlooked when it comes to the aquarium. These beautiful little fishes have luminescent colors all across their body and make a spectacular sight swimming in a large shoal in any community…

June 16, 2020
Electric Blue Acara
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Electric Blue Acara (Aequidens pulcher) Care Guide

The Electric Blue Acara is an absolutely stunning freshwater fish that makes a great centerpiece for any tropical aquarium setup. The good news is that these fish are not only beautiful to look at, but they are also relatively easy to care for too.…

May 18, 2020
Bloodfin Tetra
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Bloodfin Tetra (Aphyocharax anisitsi) Care Sheet

If you’re looking to start a freshwater aquarium, you might want to consider something a little different from the typical neon tetra. Bloodfin tetras are just as hardy and bring their own type of beauty to the tank with their large striking silver bodies…

May 18, 2020
Peacock Eel Care Guide
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Peacock Eel (Macrognathus siamensis) Care Sheet

The peacock eel is a perfect mix between a bichir and a loach and can get along with most large tropical fish. They will need a soft substrate for burrowing and a decent-sized tank to allow them to fully grow to their potential length.…

May 9, 2020
Glass Fish Care Guide
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Glass Fish (Parambassis ranga) Care Sheet

Are you looking to fill your fresh water tank with something a little odd? The glass fish, also commonly called the Indian glassy fish, is a perfectly transparent species of fish that likes to shoal together in very bold and active groupings. While it…

May 1, 2020
Angelfish Tankmates
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Angelfish Tankmates: The Good And The Bad

Angelfish are one of the most popular choices of fish for a tropical aquarium setup. With their unusual, distinctive shape, a beautiful array of colorations to choose from, and quirky behaviors, Angelfish are a joy to behold as they glide elegantly around the aquarium.…

March 30, 2020
colorful aquarium fish
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7 colorful freshwater fish

When setting up an aquarium and picking fish to stock it with, one thing many aquarists focus on is color. One or multiple colorful fish species can really brighten up a tank and form an eye-catching centerpiece. Many species in the aquarium trade sport…

September 4, 2016
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
peaceful community fish
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9 Peaceful community fish!

Setting up and stocking a tropical community aquarium can be a challenge. All fish have different temperaments and combining the wrong ones can be quite disastrous. If you want to prevent¬†problems it can be a great idea to go for a 100% peaceful community.…

December 5, 2014
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Tips for stocking your aquarium!

Stocking an aquarium can be quite the challenge with all the beautiful specimens in the pet store and the amount of conflicting info online. Many aquarists end up with too many fish, fish they can’t properly care for or fish that just aren’t compatible.…

July 19, 2013