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Serpae Tetra
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Serpae Tetra {Hyphessobrycon eques} Care Guide

The Serpae tetra is a brightly colored, attractive tropical freshwater fish that’s a favorite with many aquarists. These fish are very easy to care for, making them a great choice for the beginner who wants a small, long-lived fish that’s hardy, tolerant of a…

May 19, 2020
Bloodfin Tetra
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Bloodfin Tetra (Aphyocharax anisitsi) Care Sheet

If you’re looking to start a freshwater aquarium, you might want to consider something a little different from the typical neon tetra. Bloodfin tetras are just as hardy and bring their own type of beauty to the tank with their large striking silver bodies…

May 18, 2020
Black Skirt Tetra
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Black Skirt Tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) Care Sheet

One of the most common species you’re likely to come across–and maybe one of the reasons you may have gotten into the fishkeeping hobby in the first place–is the black skirt tetra. These fish have a beautiful and simple natural coloration but have also…

May 12, 2020
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Glowlight Tetra (Hemigrammus erythrozonus) Care Sheet

Looking for a party? The bright neon orange stripes of a glowlight tetra shoal will light up your tank like a true spectacle! Their small size, hardiness, and intense coloration make these peaceful fish a favorite among beginners and experienced aquarists alike. Keep reading…

May 11, 2020
Tiger Barbs
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Tiger Barbs (Puntius tetrazona) Care Sheet

Tiger barbs are a very popular freshwater tropical fish that are readily available to buy in most fish stores. These fish are easy to care for, making them a favorite for beginners and experienced fishkeepers alike. Unfortunately, Tiger barbs do come with a bad…

May 3, 2020
Green Neon Tetra: Guide To Caring For The Peaceful Fish
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Green Neon Tetra: Guide To Caring For The Peaceful Fish

If you’re looking for a small fish that can add a splash of metallic sparkle to your community tank, the Green Neon tetra might be a species worth considering. Most hobbyists are familiar with the Neon tetra and Cardinal tetra, but the Green Neon…

April 21, 2020
Care Sheet: Emperor Tetra | Nematobrycon palmeri
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Care Sheet: Emperor Tetra | Nematobrycon palmeri

If you’re looking to add to your tetra fish collection, the emperor tetra may be the crown jewel that your tank has been missing. These easy and inexpensive fish are a favorite among beginner aquarium keepers, but their simple elegance and beauty keep them…

April 8, 2020
How To Care For The Brightly Colored Lemon Tetra
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How To Care For The Brightly Colored Lemon Tetra

Tetras are a very popular addition to any community tank, being peaceful, active, and extremely attractive too. One of the more unusual tetra species is the Lemon tetra. In this guide, we explain how to care for these pretty little fish, including providing you…

March 20, 2020
tetraodon biocellatus
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Caresheet: Figure 8 puffer | Tetraodon biocellatus

Tetraodon biocellatus are commonly known as figure 8 puffers, a name derived from their head markings (which look somewhat like the number eight). Although they are smaller and easier to keep than most  puffer species there are still a lot of misconceptions out there…

November 26, 2016
paracheirodon innesi
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Caresheet: Neon tetra | Paracheirodon innesi

When we think of fishkeeping and tropical fish, neon tetras will often be the first thing that comes to mind. They are true ‘classics’ in the aquarium hobby and remain very popular to this day among new and old aquarists alike. Their striking bright…

April 24, 2016
Crowntail Betta
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Crowntail Betta: Betta Splendens Family Care Guide

The Crowntail Betta is a truly beautiful fish that’s one of the most popular choices among hobbyists in the U.S. and around the world, largely because of their incredible caudal or tail fin! Crowntails are a variety of Betta splendens. These spectacular tropical fish…

May 21, 2020
African Butterflyfish
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African Butterfly Fish (Pantodon buchholzi) Care Sheet

The African butterfly fish is truly unlike any kind of fish you’ve probably seen before. These odd-looking carnivorous fish will need slightly more attention than most other tropical freshwater fish, and they will do their best in a tank that is planned and arranged…

May 21, 2020