fish with big eyes

Fish With Big Eyes: Discover 14 of Nature’s Aquatic Marvels

There are many species of fish to choose from, including many with quirky looks that are bound to catch the eye. Some have bright colors, fantastic fins, or strange body shapes; the choice for hobbyists is mindboggling! In this guide, we introduce 14 types of fish that have bigger eyes than average. Now, that’s sure … Read more

Hillstream Loach

Hillstream Loach: Habits, Habitats, Tips and Techniques

There are many different types of Hillstream loaches belonging to a family of bottom-dwelling fish that hails from the clear, rapidly-flowing waters of Asia. The Reticulated Hillstream loach is a beautiful, unusual-looking fish that makes an eye-catching addition to any freshwater community setup. These fish are hardy and pretty straightforward to care for, too, making … Read more

how many cichlids in a 55 gallon tank

How Many Cichlids Can Live in a 55 Gallon Tank? (Care Guide)

Cichlids are a hugely popular tropical fish with many fish keepers. However, this species needs quite a lot of space in the tank, and they can be territorial and semi-aggressive. But just how much space do cichlids need to be peaceful and thrive? You might think that a 55-gallon aquarium is plenty big enough to … Read more

how many goldfish in a 40 gallon tank

How Many Goldfish Can Be Kept in a 40-Gallon Tank?

The humble goldfish has been one of the most popular aquatic pets in the world for many years. There are around 200 varieties of these beautiful fish to choose from. They’re relatively low-maintenance, and they can live in an aquarium or an outdoor fish pond. However, there’s one question that’s asked by many beginners who … Read more

Rotala indica

Guide to Caring for Rotala indica (Aquarium Plant Care)

Rotala indica is a beautiful aquarium plant that does well in most well-maintained tropical freshwater tanks, even without CO2 supplementation. This red-leafed plant species is easy to care for and can grow quite tall, making it an ideal choice to create an exciting backdrop to a deep tank setup. Read this guide to learn everything … Read more

alternanthera reineckii 'mini'

Alternanthera Reineckii ‘Mini’: Pretty and Easy to Care for

Alternanthera reineckii “mini” is a beautiful red-leafed plant that’s perfect if you want a plant that grows slowly and doesn’t get too tall for a small tank. Unlike many red plants, this variety isn’t especially difficult to care for, making it a good choice for a novice aquarist. The plant is readily available and not … Read more

Hemianthus micranthemoides

Hemianthus Micranthemoides Care Guide

Most hobbyists, myself included, love to include plenty of vibrant, living plants in their tanks. If you want a versatile, bright green plant that’s easy to grow in a tropical freshwater tank, Hemianthus Micranthemoides might be a species worth considering. Read this guide to learn everything you need to know about growing and propagating this … Read more

Cyperus helferi

Cyperus helferi: An Elegant, Pretty Addition to Your Tank

If you’re looking for a tall, elegant background plant that you can grow in your tropical fish tank, Cyperus helferi could be a species that’s worth considering. This large-sized aquarium plant species can be tricky to settle in a new environment, so we don’t recommend it as a beginner plant. That said, if you’re new … Read more

Fissidens Fontanus

Fissidens Fontanus: Gorgeous, Hassle-Free Aquatic Plant

Fissidens fontanus is a relatively newly-discovered aquatic plant that’s native to the US and is taking the hobby by storm; being gorgeous to look at, incredibly easy to grow, and hassle-free to care for once it’s taken root. If you want to bring a whole new dimension to your fish tank, keep reading to learn … Read more

how many chili rasbora in 5 gallon

How Many Chili Rasbora in a 5-Gallon Tank Is Ideal?

Chili rasboras are gorgeous nano fish that are perfect for life in a small, single-species tank or as part of a community setup. These delightful little fish are peaceful and get along with other fish and inverts, and they’re relatively straightforward to care for, although they do best in a mature aquarium. So, how many … Read more

can you put seashells in a fish tank

Can You Put Seashells in a Fish Tank? Is It Safe?

Your aquarium is not only a perfect habitat for your fishy friends, but it’s also a visually pleasing focal point in any room. Most fish keepers like to enhance the look of their tanks by using various decorations and live plants, and these additions can provide hiding places and shelter for shy species of fish, … Read more

how to feed a blind fish

How to Feed a Blind Fish: 5 Proven Methods

It’s not unusual for fish to lose their eyesight either through disease, an accident, or a fight with a tank mate. Some fish are even born blind because of a genetic quirk. However, a lack of sight doesn’t mean that your pet can’t enjoy an excellent quality of life. Of course, providing any fish with … Read more

how often to change filter cartridge in fish tank

How Often to Change the Filter Cartridge in Your Fish Tank?

Maintaining good water quality in your fish tank is the most important aspect of keeping aquarium fish of any species, as the fish will quickly become sick and die if the water is dirty and polluted with ammonia, nitrite, and nitrates. To keep the water safe and clean, you should run an efficient aquarium filter … Read more

Do Fish Die of Old Age

Do Fish Die of Old Age? The Signs of an Aging Fish

Some aquarium fish are quite expensive to buy, so when you splash your hard-earned cash on a pet fish, you want to know how long the creature is likely to live. But do fish die of old age, or is some health issue more likely to see a fish off before it reaches its natural … Read more

Do You Need to Acclimate Snails

Do You Need to Acclimate Snails? A Complete Guide

Aquatic snails are the perfect animals to use as cleanup crew members and for providing company for territorial or semi-aggressive fish that don’t do well with regular tank mates. Aquarium snails come in lots of different sizes, colors, and patterns, are easy to care for, are readily available, and they’re beginner-friendly, too. When you add … Read more