3.5 Gallon Fish Tank

3.5-Gallon Fish Tank: Our Top 3 Choices on a Budget

They say bigger is better. But honestly, nothing beats a small, self-contained aquarium system. Smaller aquariums are indeed more difficult to keep than larger ones, but the challenge can make the results that much more rewarding. Successfully running a 3.5-gallon (13.2L) is no easy feat, but these pico systems can surprisingly hold an abundance of … Read more

Red Slime Algae

Red Slime Algae: How To Remove and Prevent It in Your Aquarium

Have you noticed that your new substrate turning red? You may be dealing with red slime algae, which isn’t actually algae. Instead, red slime algae is caused by a type of bacteria, cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria is very common in new aquariums and naturally occurs in both marine and freshwater systems. Keep reading to find out what … Read more

DIY CO2

How To Make a DIY CO2 System for Your Aquarium

Just because you have a tight budget doesn’t mean that your aquarium needs to be simple! In fact, hobbyists have nearly perfected the idea of a cost-efficient yet intricate freshwater display by using carbon dioxide (CO2) reactors and doses for optimal plant growth. While there are many premade carbon dioxide systems to choose from, a … Read more

Rotala Wallichii

Rotala Wallichii: A Complete Care Guide

Looking for a vibrant red color to bring to your freshwater planted aquarium?  Rotala wallichii, also known as whorly Rotala, can be a bright and fluffy addition to the aquatic landscape. This versatile plant can create a gorgeous background for your tank, growing high enough to reach the surface of nearly any sized display.  However, … Read more

best place to buy fish online

Best Place To Buy Fish Online: A Complete Guide 

The Covid-19 pandemic has revolutionized the aquarium fish trade. Many local fish stores were forced to close their doors or have limited stock, making online fish stores the more convenient and accessible source for a large selection of freshwater and saltwater fish and invertebrates.  Just like in person, where you shop online matters. Price and … Read more

betta fish laying on side

Betta Fish Laying On Side: Causes And Solutions 

Have you recently looked in your aquarium to find your betta fish laying on its side at the bottom of the tank? Though this isn’t expected behavior, it’s not necessarily a bad one either. There are a few reasons why your betta fish might be laying on its side, like age, sickness, or water quality, … Read more

macroalgae tank

Macroalgae Tank: A Complete Guide

Are you looking for some excitement and color in your aquarium but don’t want a full saltwater reef tank? A macroalgae tank could be perfect for you. These aquariums are not very common in the marketplace, but they’re simple and efficient in design. Many hobbyists seek the bright colors and exciting movements of coral, but … Read more

Convict Tang

The Convict Tang: A Complete Care and Feeding Guide

Keeping a marine tank gives you a huge choice of exotic and colorful fish to add to your collection, and the Convict Tang is one of the most popular saltwater fish in the hobby! Interested to learn more? Read this guide to learn all about the Convict Tang, including how to care for this beautiful … Read more

Pearl Danios

Pearl Danios: Your Complete Care Guide

One of the plainer-looking danio species, the pearl danio, can make a great addition to aquariums lacking in activity. These top-swimming fish are easy to keep and get along with most other community fish. They are also the perfect choice for aquarists interested in spawning different freshwater species. Keep reading to find out everything you … Read more

Freshwater aquarium sharks

The 10 Best Freshwater Aquarium Sharks for Tanks of All Sizes

There might not be any true freshwater shark species, but many tropical fish resemble their more fearsome marine counterparts. The freshwater aquarium hobby is home to many fish with a shark name. Each of these species has its own tank and care requirements, and most are kept in schools. Some species are beginner-friendly, while others require … Read more

Red Sea Clownfish

Red Sea Clownfish: Profile And Care Guide

Clownfish are just about the favorite choice of marine fish for those at the start of their journey in the saltwater aquarium hobby.  These fish are fun to watch, beautiful, and relatively straightforward to care for, making them a good option for a beginner.  Of course, the Nemo movies have fuelled the demand for these … Read more

Kenya Tree Coral Care

Kenya Tree Coral Care Guide

The Kenya Tree Coral is believed to be one of the easiest corals to keep in the saltwater aquarium hobby. Although this soft coral doesn’t demand a lot of light and can tolerate imperfect water parameters, the Kenya Tree Coral grows incredibly fast and has been known to become a nuisance if left uncontrolled. Keep … Read more

Java Loach

Java Loach: Ultimate Care Guide

Ever heard of a Java Loach? This fish, also known as the Black Kuhli Loach, is rarely heard about in the aquarium hobby, though it is very similar to its cousin, the Kuhli Loach (Pangio kuhlii), and they are often kept together in similar setups. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know … Read more

Nano Protein Skimmer

4 Best Nano Protein Skimmer For Your Saltwater Aquarium

Are you thinking about setting up a saltwater aquarium?  While running down the list of recommended equipment you need, you might have seen mention of a protein skimmer. If it’s your first time setting up a marine aquarium, then you might not know what a protein skimmer even is let alone what it does.  No … Read more