how many betta fish in a 20 gallon tank

How Many Betta Fish Can Live in a 20-Gallon Tank? A Guide

Keeping and breeding betta fish is an incredibly popular hobby these days, so if you have a spacious 20-gallon tank, you might be wondering how many of these beautiful fish you can keep. Can you keep multiple male Siamese fighting fish together in one tank? Do female betta fish fight? And what special adaptations do … Read more

how many betta fish in a 10 gallon tank

How Many Betta Fish in a 10-Gallon Tank – Our Helpful Guide

If you love your betta buddy’s bright colors, beautiful fins, and quirky character, you might wonder if your pet could get along with another betta. After all, that would mean twice the enjoyment and would really make your fish tank pop, right? However, these beautiful tropical fish are not known as Siamese Fighting Fish for … Read more

Goldfish Skin Peeling

Goldfish Skin Peeling: Understanding Causes and Solutions

A healthy goldfish shouldn’t lose its scales or skin. So you know that if your pet’s appearance changes and he begins losing scales, turning white, or his skin starts peeling off, there’s a serious problem. Peeling skin and lost goldfish scales can be caused by several things, including bacterial infections, poor water quality, low levels … Read more

bubbles on fish tank glass

Bubbles on Fish Tank Glass: The Causes and Solutions

If you have a brand-new fish tank or a well-established, mature setup, and thousands of silvery bubbles suddenly appear from nowhere, what’s the deal? What’s causing those annoying little bubbles? Why do your fish have air bubbles on them? Can air bubbles harm your fish? And how do you get rid of bubbles on aquarium … Read more

giant danio

Discovering Giant Danio: A Colorful and Hardy Fish Species

Giant Danios make a great addition to a freshwater community tank. These large, active schooling fish need a big tank to accommodate them but make excellent companions for peaceful cichlids and other more sizeable species. Read this guide to learn more about choosing, caring for, and breeding these amazing fish! Giant Danio – At a … Read more

False Julii Cory vs Julii Cory

False Julii Cory vs Julii Cory – How To Tell Them Apart

Corydoras catfish are a popular addition to many tropical freshwater fish tanks. There are over 160 varieties of Corys to choose from, many of which are easy to care for and beginner-friendly. The Julii Cory is a pretty little Cory that most pet stores stock. But beware! False Julii Corys are often sold as Julii … Read more

Betta Fish Tumors

Betta Fish Tumors – Identification, Causes, and Treatment

As a devoted betta fish owner, you love your beautiful pet, but if he suddenly develops a lump on his side, does that mean your betta has cancer? Fish tumors are usually a symptom of an underlying health problem. You can often treat betta fish tumors easily and successfully if you spot the issue early … Read more

Tire Track Eels

Tire Track Eels: Behavior, Habitat, and Care Tips

If you’re looking for something a little bit different to add to your freshwater fish tank, you might want to consider the unusual, beautiful Tire Track eel. However, these fascinating, snake-like fish have a reputation for being somewhat challenging to keep, although in my experience that’s not necessarily true. Read this guide to learn everything … Read more

Can Fish Eat Lettuce

Can Fish Eat Lettuce? Incorporating Greens Into Fish Diets

Many freshwater fish species are omnivores, meaning they eat plant matter and meaty protein. Regular commercially produced fish flakes and pellets provide much of what your fish need to remain healthy and thriving, but many hobbyists like to enhance their fish diets with a few extras in the form of vegetables. Most people have a … Read more

are mollies aggressive fish

Are Mollies Aggressive Fish? – Temperament and Behavior

When it comes to setting up a community fish tank, mollies have to be at the top of the list for many hobbyists! These brightly colored, active fish add a wonderful pop of color to your aquarium, are easy to care for, and are prolific livebearers, providing you with lots of new fish. However, one … Read more

Baking Soda in Aquarium

Using Baking Soda in Aquariums – The Dos and Don’ts

Can you safely use baking soda in your aquarium? Yes, you can! There are quite a few benefits to using baking soda in your fish tank, including adjusting the pH level in your tank, cleaning decorations, buffering acidic water, and more. This guide explains everything you need to know about the safe use of baking … Read more

Do Fish Scales Grow Back

Do Fish Scales Grow Back? (+ Other FAQs)

Your fish’s scales give the creature a shiny, glittering look that catches the eye when the fish are darting around your aquarium. The outer layer of scales also enables the fish to swim smoothly through the water without resistance and protect the fish’s flesh from injury and attack by parasites and bacteria. But what if … Read more

java fern growing roots on leaves

Why Is Java Fern Growing Roots on Leaves? (+ Other FAQs)

Most hobbyists choose to grow aquatic plants in their tanks. Plants bring many benefits to a fish tank, helping to oxygenate the water, taking up harmful ammonia and nitrates for use as nutrients, and offering shade and shelter for the fish and other tank residents. Java ferns are wonderful plants that you see in many … Read more