Boesemani Rainbowfish

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 tanks with lots of open water to swim. Keep reading to … Read more

Rainbowfish Family

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 beautiful assortment of colors they come in. Keep reading to find … Read more

Red Rainbowfish Care Guide

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 their natural active behavior. Keep reading to find out everything you … Read more

How To Spice Up An Aquarium With Australian Rainbowfish

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 and the ideal choice for a beginner hobbyist. In this guide, … Read more

rainbow shark vs red tail shark

Rainbow Shark vs Red Tail Shark! Which One’s Right for You?

Rainbow Sharks and Red Tail Sharks are very similar, so they are easy to confuse. While they are two separate species, they share lots of similarities in behavior, diet, and habitat, but they also have some specific differences. Read on to find out the similarities and differences between these two lively species. What Do Rainbow … Read more

Neon Tetra Tank Mates

20 Neon Tetra Tank Mates – All the Information You’ll Need!

Neon Tetras are beautiful, tiny, colorful aquarium fish that are full of personality. They can add a lot of fun to your tank. If you’re looking for tankmates for your Neon Tetras, you’re in luck! There are a bunch of suitable tankmates to choose from. Here’s a list of 20 of our favorite tankmates for … Read more

Can You Use Spring Water in a Fish Tank

Spring Water in a Fish Tank? An Aquarium Water Guide

You can use spring water in a fish tank, but it is not a good idea — unless you are trying to lower the pH or hardness of your aquarium water. Even if you are using spring water for a specific reason, you must test and treat the water before adding it to your fish … Read more

Centerpiece Fish for 20 Gallon Tank

Centerpiece Fish for a 20-Gallon Tank | 6 Best Ideas

A 20-gallon fish tank is the perfect sized setup for newbies to the hobby. In a 20-gallon tank, you can keep many of the most popular community fish species, including schools of brightly colored Neon tetras, rasboras, and cute Corydoras catfish. You could also add a few snails and freshwater shrimp to the mix for … Read more

Frontosa Cichlid

Frontosa Cichlid: Origin, Appearance, Breeding, Care Tips, and Common Habits

The Frontosa Cichlid is a beautiful fish to have in any aquarium, particularly a large home aquarium, and they’re a fish that requires experienced care. A stunning freshwater fish that comes with beautiful colors and a cool-looking humped head, they’re a firm favorite of many aquarium enthusiasts. In this article, we cover everything from its … Read more

Peacock Bass Aquarium

The Peacock Bass Aquarium Guide: Everything You Need to Know

If you’re looking for a large aquarium fish and have plenty of space for a supersized tank, the majestic Peacock Bass might be just what you want! Although more commonly associated with freshwater angling, Peacock Bass are rapidly becoming popular with experienced aquarium hobbyists. Read this comprehensive guide to learn how to care for these … Read more

Freshwater aquarium sharks

The 10 Best Freshwater Aquarium Sharks for Tanks of All Sizes

There might not be any true freshwater shark species, but many tropical fish resemble their more fearsome marine counterparts. The freshwater aquarium hobby is home to many fish with a shark name. Each of these species has its own tank and care requirements, and most are kept in schools. Some species are beginner-friendly, while others require … Read more

Crypt Parva

Crypt Parva

If you want the ideal foreground plant for your fish tank, Crypt Parva or Dwarf Water Trumpet might be just what you’re looking for. Crypt Parva is one of the smallest crypt tropical aquatic plants you can buy. This plant is slow-growing, but it is pretty hardy, eventually covering the floor of your aquarium in … Read more

Best Tropical Fish Food

The 7 Best Tropical Fish Food Options

As well as providing them with the correct environment, a high-quality, balanced diet is absolutely crucial for your fish’s health. But with such a mind-boggling range of tropical fish foods out there, how do you know what to choose? In this guide, you can learn what to look for in the best tropical fish foods … Read more

A Guide On Tropical Fish Species & The Best Tropical Fish For Beginners

A Guide On Tropical Fish Species & The Best Tropical Fish For Beginners

Introduction Keeping fish can be therapeutic; they don’t require the constant attention of a dog, they aren’t as messy as a cat, and they don’t make much noise either. The sound of the water in their tank can be like a meditation frequency, and oh, how we could pass the hours watching them.  Why get … Read more

Small Freshwater Fish

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 all kinds of freshwater fish from across the world. This list … Read more