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Mystery Snail Care Guide
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Mystery Snails | Pomacea bridgesii: Care Sheet

Does your freshwater fish tank have a nice green hue to its glass? Are your algae eaters more interested in something other than the algae they’re supposed to be eating? Perhaps the simple solution is adding some mystery snails to your cleanup crew! These…

May 1, 2020
malaysian trumpet snails
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Caresheet: Malaysian Trumpet Snails

Malaysian trumpet snails are seen by many aquarists as ‘pest’ snails. While they do reproduce quickly, they are also great detritus feeders and help prevent compaction of your substrate by burrowing through it. Keep reading for more information about Malaysian trumpet snail care, how…

July 3, 2016
breeding aquarium snails
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Breeding aquarium snails

To most aquarists, purposely breeding snails sounds a bit silly. After all, they are considered an annoying pest by most of us! However, there are some aquarium inhabitants that have snails on their menu. Buying new snails every time is not much of an…

March 22, 2015
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Removing snails from your aquarium

Snails can make a helpful aquarium cleaning crew and some are very interesting to watch. However, this unfortunately does not apply to all aquatic snail varieties. We all know the scenario; it starts with a single tiny snail that hitchhiked into your tank somehow, and suddenly…

July 30, 2014
algae eater fish eating plants in aquarium
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Top 8 Must-Have Algae Eater Species For Your Tank

Algae is nearly inevitable. Every tank, at one point or another, has experienced algae. While there are other ways to solve algae problems, like more regular tank maintenance, changing source water, and increasing water flow, sometimes these methods don’t work and a more effective…

September 28, 2020
jack dempsey fish underneath the aquarium
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Jack Dempsey Fish (Rocio Octofasciata) Care Sheet

If you have a very large tank and you’re looking for a spectacular feature fish, the Jack Dempsey could be the one you want. These large cichlids are relatively easy to keep, too, making them suitable for relative novices to the hobby. In this…

September 25, 2020
Convict Cichlid
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Convict Cichlid {Amatitlania Nigrofasciata} Care Guide

The Convict cichlid could be just what you’re looking for if you have a community of aggressive or semi-aggressive species, and you want another fish to add to your collection. Despite their reputation for aggression, Convict cichlids are extremely easy to care for and…

July 30, 2020