Impact of Overfeeding

What Every Fish Keeper Needs to Know About the Impact of Overfeeding

As with any pet, providing your fish with a correct diet in the right amounts is essential for their health and longevity. That sounds pretty straightforward, but it’s something that beginners to the hobby often get wrong, sometimes with drastic results. One of the most important aspects of tropical and cold water fishkeeping is understanding … Read more

Things to Stop Doing If You Have a Saltwater Aquarium

10 Things You Need to Stop Doing If You Have a Saltwater Aquarium

Keeping a saltwater fish tank can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but doing so successfully requires meticulous attention to detail and quite a lot of hard work. Unfortunately, many marine enthusiasts make accidental mistakes that can harm the delicate ecosystem of a saltwater aquarium. This article highlights key missteps in marine tank management that can … Read more

Common Fish Disease Treatment Mistakes

9 Disease Treatment Mistakes Everyone Makes (and How to Avoid Them)

I’ve kept tropical and freshwater fish of many different species for over 40 years. I love their vibrant colors, beautiful finnage, and quirky personalities. However, what I don’t love about fishkeeping is their susceptibility to diseases. Of course, some species are hardier than others, but every type of fish can get sick sometimes. As a … Read more

common fish compatibility mistakes

9 Common Fish Compatibility Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Fishkeeping is an extremely rewarding hobby that can quickly become an obsession, and after 40 years of keeping many different fish species, I can vouch for that! One of the most exciting aspects of keeping fish is deciding what species you want to put in your brand-new aquarium. Unfortunately, fish compatibility is something of a … Read more

Common Fish Feeding Mistakes

8 Fish Feeding Mistakes Everyone Makes (And How To Avoid Them)

Regardless of the species, providing your fish with a balanced diet is essential for keeping your pets healthy and thriving. But fish feeding has many potential pitfalls that you must avoid, as getting it wrong often leads to health problems for your fish and even fatalities in extreme cases. I have over 40 years of … Read more

Surprising Facts About Nano Tanks

5 Surprising Facts About Nano Tanks: A Fascinating List

If you live in a small apartment, stay in university halls, or simply don’t have much space to play with, you might wonder if a nano fish tank would make a practical addition to your home. This guide reveals the unexpected benefits and challenges of keeping a nano aquarium, including care differences from larger tanks, … Read more

surprising facts about betta fish personality traits

15 Surprising Facts About Betta Fish Personality Traits

Bettas or Siamese Fighting fish are probably best known for their vibrant colors, flamboyant finnage, and aggressive, somewhat feisty temperament. But there’s a lot more to the betta’s personality than that! In this guide, I delve into the behavioral patterns of betta fish that defy common misconceptions and reveal a whole new dimension to your … Read more

Betta Flaring Video Reaction

Betta Flaring at a Mirror: Stress or Play?

When this beautiful male betta sees an image of himself in a mirror, he starts flaring at it. That certainly gives this gorgeous specimen the wow factor, but is flaring a good or bad thing for him? Many commenters reckon the fish is stressed and that encouraging him to flare by showing him his reflection … Read more

AI-Driven Fish Tanks

AI-Driven Fish Tanks: Smart Tech for Fish Enthusiasts

AI, or Artificial Intelligence, has changed many aspects of our lives today, mostly for the better, it must be said. I’ve been an enthusiastic fishkeeping hobbyist for many years, and I’ve always used traditional methods to keep and raise my aquatic pets. However, over the years, I’ve seen technological advancements transform the hobby and the … Read more

surprising facts about fish intelligence

12 Surprising Facts About Fish Intelligence

You’ve most likely heard that goldfish have an attention span of just a couple of minutes and probably a memory to match. So, fish can’t be that intelligent, right? You might be surprised to learn just how intelligent your fishy friends are! Read this guide to discover how fish intelligence is measured, learn how to … Read more

surprising benefits of aquarium plants

12 Surprising Facts About Aquatic Plants’ Benefits

Many aquarists love aquatic plants for their aesthetic appeal. I think there’s nothing more beautiful and relaxing than a display of vibrant green foliage gently swaying in the current while brightly colored fish dart between the waving fronds. But plants are not just gorgeous to look at; they play a vital role in creating a … Read more

Science explains the iridescence of betta fish scales

Discover the Science Behind Betta Fish’s Iridescent Scales

Betta fish have captivated aquarium enthusiasts, including me, for decades with their brilliant array of vibrant colors, fancy tail forms, and iridescent scales. There are so many colors to choose from; the variety is truly mind-boggling. Have you ever wondered what makes the betta fish one of the most visually arresting species in the aquatic … Read more

Best Fish for Every Zodiac Sign

The Best Fish for Every Zodiac Sign: Find Your Match

Your zodiac sign has a lot to say about your perfect aquatic match. But did you ever wonder what fish perfectly fits your astrological sign? This guide delves into what makes the perfect fishy friend for each zodiac sign based on the compatibility, care requirements, and temperament of each species. Keep reading to find out … Read more

Surprising Benefits of Algae. Tropical fish with green algae in an aquarium.

5 Surprising Facts About the Benefits of Algae in Aquariums

The mere mention of algae in their tank is enough to send most aquarium hobbyists into a full-scale meltdown. However, before you dismiss these green, slimy organisms as just a pain to be endured, you might want to take a closer look at their role in creating a thriving aquatic ecosystem. In this article, I … Read more