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Alison Page

Freshwater Stingray

Freshwater Stingray Care Guide

If you’re an experienced aquarist and you’re looking for something different and undoubtedly impressive to add to your collection, the freshwater stingray might be a species to consider. Rays can be challenging to keep and are expensive to buy, so be sure to do…

July 30, 2021
How To Raise pH In Aquarium
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How To Raise pH In Your Aquarium

What’s so important about the pH levels in your freshwater aquarium? Why is a common water quality issue like low pH not suitable for some species of fish in your marine tank?  Well, if the pH levels in your fish tank are unstable or…

July 19, 2021
Low Maintenance Fish

15 Low Maintenance Fish For Your Tank

Fishkeeping is a wonderful hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from kids to seniors. Although every fish species and tank setup requires a regular maintenance schedule to keep the environment clean and safe for your fish, some fish species are…

July 6, 2021
Blue Hippo Tang

Blue Hippo Tang (Paracanthurus Hepatus) Caresheet

The Blue Hippo tang makes a stunning addition to a large marine aquarium. Several species of surgeonfish or tang are called Blue Hippo tangs, such as the Powder Blue Tang (Acanthurus leucosternon) from the Indo-Pacific region and the Blue tang (Paracanthurus hepatus) that’s found…

July 2, 2021
Expensive Fish

21 Most Expensive Fish In The World

Fishkeeping is an incredibly popular hobby, with roughly 139 million freshwater aquarium fish kept as pets in the US alone.  Most hobbyists start by keeping freshwater fish because they’re generally less expensive than their pricier marine counterparts. But what’s the most you’d pay for…

June 17, 2021
Best Canister Filter
Aquarium equipment

Best Canister Filter

If you have a large tank and don’t want a box filter spoiling your view, you might want to consider a canister filter. If you keep a densely planted tank or one with fish species that produce a lot of waste, a canister filter…

May 11, 2021
Japanese Trapdoor Snail

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
Red Arowana

Red Arowana Care Guide

To keep big, ancient-looking red arowanas, you would need a huge freshwater tank or spacious pond. However, even if you could afford to buy one of these prehistoric, endangered creatures (and the tank needed to keep it), you would be breaking the law if…

May 3, 2021
Badis Badis

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

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
Aquarium equipment

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
Aquarium equipment

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
Aquarium equipment

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