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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
firemouth cichlid
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Firemouth Cichlid (Thorichthys meeki) Care Sheet

With hundreds of different cichlid species to choose from, it can be a little difficult to narrow down the perfect one for your tank. The firemouth cichlid is a type of semi-aggressive cichlid from Central America whose brilliant fiery colors match its sometimes territorial…

July 3, 2020
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Snail Eggs And What To Do With Them

Is that a… snail? But you have never even bought a snail! How could it have gotten into your aquarium? Unfortunately, this is a story that has been heard too many times. One of the most dreaded things to happen in a freshwater aquarium…

July 3, 2020
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Betta Fish Tanks: Our Top Five Betta Homes

A betta fish may be the very first fish you plan on getting. But since the pet store keeps them in small containers with no filtration, that obviously means that you can get a small tank for your betta fish too, right? No. Unfortunately,…

June 24, 2020
Sparkling Gourami
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Sparkling Gourami {Trichopsis Pumila} Care Guide

The Sparkling gourami is a beautiful, lively little fish that can make a great addition to a peaceful community aquarium. These fish are relatively straightforward to care for, too, making them ideal for beginners. Although seldom seen in the home aquarium, Sparkling gouramis can…

June 24, 2020
what do crabs eat
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What Do Crabs Eat? Algae, Protein, And More

If you’re wondering whether crabs make excellent pets, you’ll need to know how to care for them, including how to feed them. Several species of freshwater crabs can be kept as pets, but in this guide, we focus on the hermit crab. So, what…

June 24, 2020
Dojo Loach Care Guide
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Dojo Loach Loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) Care Guide

Forget watching the news, the dojo loach will let you know when it’s going to rain instead! These fascinating fish are one of the most common loach species to come across in aquarium stores and have some of the most interesting behaviors and personalities.…

June 24, 2020
Yoyo Loach
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Yoyo Loach: Care Guide For The Beautiful And Communal Creatures

The Yoyo loach makes a great addition to a community tank, being playful, beautiful, and helpful to the aquarist thanks to its scavenging habit. Although these loaches are pretty hardy, we don’t recommend them for complete beginners, as they need pristine water conditions. Also,…

June 18, 2020