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

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

Peacock Gudgeon

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 tanks and generally easy to care for in the long run. … Read more

Bala Shark

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 rather than complete beginners. To find out how to care for … Read more

Feeder Guppy

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 and/or introduced to the rest of the livestock. Even more so, … Read more

Types Of Eels

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 have been introduced into the aquarium hobby and can make a … Read more

Glofish Shark

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, and it’s that variant we focus on in this article. In … Read more

Albino Rainbow Shark

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 a name? The rainbow shark is known by many names, including: … Read more