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Badis Badis
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Badis Badis Profile And Care Guide

The strangely-named badis badis is a small yet beautiful fish that has the remarkable ability to change colors depending on its mood. These interesting creatures are easy to care for and can make a good choice for a beginner who is looking to add something…

April 15, 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
Best Aquarium Pump
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Best Aquarium Pump: Our Top 5 Picks

Aquarium pumps are essential for providing a healthy environment for your fish and other aquatic creatures. There are lots of pumps out there to pick from, and with so many choices, deciding which product to buy can be confusing. What do aquarium pumps even…

March 17, 2021
Best Aquarium Test Strips
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Best Aquarium Test Strips

Providing your fishy friend with clean, healthy water that’s safe for it to live in is crucial if it’s going to thrive. So, in addition to keeping the aquarium clean and maintaining your filter media properly, you’ll need to carry out regular checks to…

March 15, 2021
Best UV Sterilizer Freshwater Aquarium
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Best UV Sterilizer For A Freshwater Aquarium

UV sterilizers are used by some hobbyists to kill bacteria and pathogens in the tank without harming the fish. But do you really need a UV sterilizer for your freshwater aquarium? Read on to discover everything you need to know about UV sterilizers, how…

March 11, 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
Bala Shark
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Bala Shark Care Guide

If you have a very large tank and are looking to add an impressive fish to your collection, the beautiful bala shark might be worth considering. Because of the large size of these fish, we recommend they only be taken on by experienced aquarists…

February 22, 2021
Corner Aquarium
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Complete Guide To Corner Aquariums

If you want to keep tropical or marine fish but you don’t have much space to play with, a corner aquarium might be the perfect solution for you. But if you’re new to fishkeeping, how do you know what corner fish tank is the…

February 18, 2021
Blood Parrot Fish
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Blood Parrot Fish Care Guide And Profile

If you love cichlids and you’re looking for another variety to add to your collection, you might want to consider the blood parrot fish. But are blood parrots aggressive? Can blood parrot fish live alone, or do they do best in a cichlid community…

February 18, 2021
Vampire Crab
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Vampire Crab Care Guide And Profile

If you don’t want to restrict your fishkeeping hobby to only fish, you might fancy taking on a few unusual invertebrates instead, maybe in a separate tank. When you mention invertebrates, most people assume you’re talking about shrimp. But in this guide, we introduce…

February 18, 2021
Oranda
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Oranda Goldfish Complete Care Guide

Did you have a pet goldfish when you were a kid? Many of us did, but that fish was likely nowhere near as exotic or downright weird-looking as the oranda fancy goldfish.  In this guide, we introduce you to the beautiful oranda and include top tips…

February 18, 2021
Lemon Oscar
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Lemon Oscar Care Sheet

If you have a large tank and you’re looking for an interesting, characterful fish that’s strikingly attractive and super-intelligent, you might want to consider the South American Lemon Oscar cichlid (Astronotus ocellatus). Oscars are also very friendly fish that can bond with their keepers,…

January 28, 2021
Aquarium Grass
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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
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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