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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
Guppy Grass
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Guppy Grass

When picking out the right submerged plants for your private aquarium, there are a few factors you’ll want to consider. Guppy grass will make you and your fish very happy for a lot of reasons.  Guppy grass, also known as Najas guadalupensis (the scientific…

August 11, 2021
Eastern Box Turtle
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Eastern Box Turtle Care Guide

If you’ve always kept fish, you might not have ever considered taking home a turtle. The eastern box turtle is a very popular pet that will be with you for decades. Though this species isn’t exactly the best for beginners, their care is relatively…

July 30, 2021
Japanese Trapdoor Snail
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Japanese Trapdoor Snail Profile And Care Guide

Aquarium snails can make useful, surprisingly attractive, and interesting additions to a freshwater fish tank. The peaceful creature quickly gets busy as an algae eater and clears up general detritus, plant debris, and uneaten food from the substrate.  While there’s plenty to say about aquarium…

May 11, 2021
Best Nano Aquarium
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Best Nano Aquarium: Our Top 6 Picks

If you long to keep fish but don’t have a lot of space for a big fish tank, don’t despair! Why not consider keeping a nano aquarium?  First off…what is a nano aquarium? Are these tanks harder to look after than full-sized ones? What…

April 5, 2021
Redcap Oranda
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Redcap Oranda Fancy Goldfish Profile And Care Guide

Most hobbyists began their lifelong fishkeeping obsession as kids with a pet goldfish.  But, those goldfish were most likely a comet, or common, goldfish rather than one of the more exotic fancy varieties. These types of goldfish are relatively easy to keep, which makes them good…

March 22, 2021
Oscar Fish
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Oscar Fish Species Profile And Care Guide

Oscar fish are notorious for being aggressive and difficult to keep. But is that the truth or just an urban myth? Oscar fish are more suitable for experienced fishkeepers, partly because of their temperament but also because of their size. However, once you have…

March 2, 2021