gourami types

Gourami Types – 20 Different Species of This Glorious Fish

Gouramis are an extremely popular fish that’s often seen in home community tanks. There are 133 known species of these gorgeous fish, many of which you can buy from your local fish store, although more unusual, rarer species can be found for sale online from specialist breeders. In this guide, we introduce you to 20 … Read more

limestone in aquarium

Limestone in Aquariums – A Guide to the Pros and the Cons

Although putting a few pretty rocks and stones in your fish tank might seem like a great idea, and can make an excellent habitat for your fish, did you know that limestone can change the water chemistry? In this article, we’re going to focus on limestone. What happens to your fish tank water when you … Read more

Do Mystery Snails Eat Algae

Do Mystery Snails Eat Algae? Let’s Check the Facts

Many aquarists dread discovering snails living in their fish tank. After all, snails are destructive creatures that eat your plants, right? Well, that can be the case with species such as pond snails or bubble snails that hitchhike their way into your tank hidden in plants. However, Mystery snails are not only attractive, but they … Read more

Fish Laying on Bottom of Tank

Fish Laying on the Bottom of the Tank? Then, Read On..

If you spot one of your fish lying on the substrate, should you be concerned? Well, that depends on the species of fish and what other symptoms it is displaying. Read this guide to learn why your fish is lying on the bottom of the tank and what you should do to help your pet. … Read more

Rainbow Fish Tank Mates

Rainbow Fish Tank Mates – 12 of the Most Suitable Species

Rainbowfish are a family of small, vibrantly colored tropical freshwater fish originating from Australia, Madagascar, New Guinea, and Sulawesi. There are thought to be over 100 varieties of these gorgeous fish to choose from, and they can make a dazzling centerpiece in any community aquarium. But what fish species make the best tank mates for … Read more

Columnaris vs Ich

Columnaris vs Ich – Our Helpful and Scientific Guide

Columnaris and Ich are two common diseases that can affect almost any species of tropical fish. Beginner aquarists often confuse the two diseases. However, both conditions have different causes and require different treatments, so it’s imperative that you can distinguish between the two. If your fish are sick and you think Columnaris or Ich might … Read more

How Many Guppies in a 30 Gallon Tank

How Many Guppies in a 30-Gallon Tank Is Recommended?

Guppies (Poecilia reticulata) are brightly colored, active pet fish that are easy to keep and breed, making the “Millionsfish” or “Rainbowfish” a popular choice for many freshwater tropical tanks. These beautiful livebearers are incredibly prolific breeders, so you can rapidly finish up with many more fish than you started with! That’s no problem if you … Read more

aquarium fish that like strong current

Aquarium Fish That Like Strong Current – Our Helpful Guide

Finding fish for community tanks with a strong current can be tricky since not all species appreciate a fast flow. If the current is too fast for your fish, they will suffer from stress, leading to disease and a failure to thrive. But what aquarium fish species appreciate an environment with a fast flow? Read … Read more

Pleco White Fungus

Pleco White Fungus Disease – The Causes and Treatments

There are around 150 species of plecos, many of which are seen regularly in the hobby. Plecos or plecostomus are peaceful, bottom-dwelling fish that are generally pretty hardy if kept in clean conditions and offered a high-quality diet. However, plecos can be vulnerable to a few diseases, one of which is white fungus. Plecos sometimes … Read more

best food for cory catfish

The Best Food for Cory Catfish – Our Informative Guide

Corydoras catfish are one of the hobby’s most popular aquarium fish. These cute little guys are peaceful, hardy, and extremely easy to care for, making them a popular choice for beginners. Corys can live for five years or even more if provided with the correct environment and a high-quality, varied diet. So, what do these … Read more

Hydra in Aquarium

Hydra in Aquariums – What Course of Action To Take

The Hydra is the scourge of many fish tanks and is definitely not a creature that you want to have in your aquarium, especially if you have small fish or a breeder tank. This guide explains how to identify, eliminate, and prevent a Hydra population from invading your setup! Ancient Origins The original Hydra monster … Read more

Betta Anchor Worm

Betta Anchor Worm Issues – Identification and Treatment

Although betta fish are not commonly attacked by parasites, that can happen occasionally. Anchor worms on betta fish are a pretty rare sight. However, if your betta buddy does get infected, you’ll need to know what to do to help your pet. Read this comprehensive, detailed guide to learn how to identify, treat, and prevent … Read more

Top Fin Bacteria Starter

Top Fin Bacteria Starter – Our In-Depth Product Review

Adding a bacteria starter to a new aquarium can help to kickstart the biological filter, reducing the time it takes to cycle the fish tank fully. But what is a bacteria starter? How do these products work? And what’s the best bacteria starter to use? Read this guide to learn how aquarium bacteria starters work … Read more

signs crayfish dying

Signs Crayfish Are Dying – What You Should Look Out For

Crayfish can make excellent pets. These cute crustaceans are fascinating to watch, hardy, and easy to keep. If conditions are correct, there’s no reason for your crayfish to die suddenly. Crayfish usually die because of unsuitable or poor water conditions, an uncycled tank, lack of oxygen, large, aggressive tank mates, and old age. In this … Read more

Aquarium Shrimp Types

19 Aquarium Shrimp Types for Your Home Tank Set-Up

With the shrimp hobby exploding in the past few years, the number of selectively bred dwarf shrimp species has shot up. New varieties are always appearing, and our knowledge of keeping and breeding these inverts is ever-growing. In need of shrimpspiration? We discuss 19 aquarium shrimp species. From extremely popular to quite uncommon and from … Read more