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Aquarium Grass
Aquarium plants

10 Best Aquarium Grass Species

Living plants are a great asset to any freshwater fish tank. Plants help clean the water by using chemicals that are harmful to your fish as fertilizer, and they oxygenate the water as part of the process of photosynthesis. A lush green carpet of…

January 21, 2021
new tank syndrome
My tanks

New Tank Syndrome: What It Is And How To Avoid It

Poor water quality is the biggest killer of pet fish, and new tank syndrome (NTS) is one of the most common causes of bad water in your fish tank. Overzealous cleaning of an established aquarium and filtration system can cause NTS, too. Did you…

January 15, 2021
Cobra Guppy
Caresheets

Cobra Guppy Care Sheet

The guppy is just about the most popular tropical aquarium fish kept by hobbyists. As a result of selective breeding over many years,  the once dull-colored guppy is now one of the most brilliantly colored and sought-after fish you can find in your local…

January 13, 2021
Betta Hammock
Aquarium equipment

Best Betta Hammock – Our Top 5 Picks

Watch your betta for a while, and you will undoubtedly notice him sucking in gulps of air at the water surface. But don’t panic! Bettas are labyrinth breathers. That means they can breathe atmospheric air, and this evolutionary quirk enables wild bettas to survive in…

January 13, 2021
Glofish Shark
Caresheets

GloFish Shark Care Guide

The popular GloFish have been around for quite a few years, much loved by hobbyists who want to create a colorful tank without having to spend a fortune on expensive exotic fish species. The latest addition to the GloFish stable is the GloFish shark,…

January 13, 2021
Farlowella
Caresheets

Farlowella Care Sheet

If you have a freshwater aquarium and you’re experienced in keeping the conditions in your tank perfect and well-maintained, you might fancy taking on one or more Farlowella. These weird-looking, twig-like fish certainly have a very unusual appearance, and they certainly make a good…

January 12, 2021
Green Chromis
Caresheets

Green Chromis Care Sheet

The green, or blue-green, chromis is a popular choice for the reef or marine tank. Chromis Viridis is a species of damselfish that is both beautiful and peaceful, as well as being hardy and active. These fish are relatively inexpensive and widely available, too,…

January 12, 2021
Pike Cichlid
Caresheets

Pike Cichlid Care Sheet

The pike cichlid also named the Crenicichla lepidota, is a striking, attractive fish that can make an impressive addition to a large aquarium. Unfortunately, these fish are aggressive and predatory, so they don’t generally make suitable candidates for a peaceful community tank. However, the enigmatic…

January 12, 2021
Mustard Gas Betta
Caresheets

Mustard Gas Betta Care Sheet

Betta fish come in many color morphs and forms, making them an extremely popular choice of aquarium fish with hobbyists worldwide. In this guide, we take a detailed look at the beautiful mustard gas betta, including how to care for the fish and where…

January 12, 2021
Albino Rainbow Shark
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Albino Rainbow Shark Care Guide

If you want an unusual, beautiful freshwater fish to add to your collection, you might want to consider the albino rainbow shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatum). In this care guide, we tell you everything that you need to know about this perennial aquarium favorite. What’s in…

January 11, 2021
White Opal Betta
Betta fish

White Opal Betta

Betta fish are an extremely popular species of freshwater fish that many hobbyists enjoy keeping as pets. Bettas come in a mind-blowing range of colors and forms, many of which are truly spectacular. The White Opal betta is a color morph that’s not as…

January 11, 2021
fahaka pufferfish
Caresheets

Fahaka Pufferfish (Tetraodon Lineatus) Care Sheet

The Fahaka pufferfish is an intelligent fish that makes a wonderful pet and can even be taught to take food from your hand. These creatures are one of the cutest in the hobby with their brilliant orange eyes, smiling expression, and strange, bumbling way…

December 14, 2020
pH Meter
Aquarium equipment

Finding The Best pH Meter

All fish species have different preferences when it comes to water quality. If you don’t provide your fish with the conditions they need, your pets will become stressed, weakening their immune systems and leaving them vulnerable to common fish diseases. Checking your fish tank…

December 10, 2020
fish tank smells
My tanks

Fish Tank Smells

Most fish tanks are relatively smell-free. However, sometimes aquarium owners notice unusually stinky tank water, and that shouldn’t happen. Basically, if you can smell your fish tank when the lid is closed, and you’re in another room, there’s a problem that requires your immediate…

December 9, 2020