Oscar Fish

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 oscars in your life, you’ll be captivated by their intelligence, dazzling … Read more

Bala Shark

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 rather than complete beginners. To find out how to care for … Read more

Corner Aquarium

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 best to choose? What’s a safe location for your aquarium? How … Read more

Blood Parrot Fish

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 tank? You’ve got all the questions, and we have all the … Read more

Vampire Crab

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 the vampire crab. These small, beautiful crustaceans are taking the hobby … Read more

Oranda

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 and advice on how to keep this peaceful fish happy and … Read more

Lemon Oscar

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, watching as you move around the room, reacting to your voice, … Read more

Aquarium Grass

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 living aquarium grass not only looks beautiful, but also provides shelter … Read more

new tank syndrome

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 know that new tank syndrome doesn’t just affect new setups? No … Read more

Cobra Guppy

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 fish store. Guppies are generally hardy and resilient to a wide … Read more

Betta Hammock

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 poorly oxygenated water during the dry season. Bettas are also surface … Read more

Glofish Shark

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, and it’s that variant we focus on in this article. In … Read more

Farlowella

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 conversation starter in any home tank! So, if you’re up for … Read more

Green Chromis

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, making them a good choice for newbies and experienced hobbyists alike. … Read more

Pike Cichlid

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 pike cichlid is popular with many hobbyists who enjoy keeping these … Read more