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Jennifer Doll

African Butterflyfish
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African Butterfly Fish (Pantodon buchholzi) Care Sheet

The African butterfly fish is truly unlike any kind of fish you’ve probably seen before. These odd-looking carnivorous fish will need slightly more attention than most other tropical freshwater fish, and they will do their best in a tank that is planned and arranged…

May 21, 2020
Ramshorn Snail Care Guide
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Ramshorn Snail (Planorbidae Family) Care Sheet

Some might call these snails pests while others call them gems. The ramshorn snail can definitely cause some hobbyists problems, but they can also be one of the more colorful and interesting freshwater snails you come across. As long as populations are regulated and…

May 19, 2020
Bloodfin Tetra
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Bloodfin Tetra (Aphyocharax anisitsi) Care Sheet

If you’re looking to start a freshwater aquarium, you might want to consider something a little different from the typical neon tetra. Bloodfin tetras are just as hardy and bring their own type of beauty to the tank with their large striking silver bodies…

May 18, 2020
Rainbowfish Family
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The Rainbowfish Family (Melanotaeniidae)

With close to 100 different species of rainbowfish discovered, there is a lot to be learned from these little colorful fish! Many of these species have been adorned by the fishkeeping hobby due to their easy care and active behavior as well as the…

May 18, 2020
Jewel Cichlid Care Guide
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Jewel Cichlid (Hemichromis bimaculatus) Care Sheet

Are you looking for the gem that completes your cichlid tank? Or maybe you’re just venturing into the many different species of cichlid available, and the jewel cichlid has caught your eye. For whatever reason you’re looking into getting one of these breathtaking fish,…

May 18, 2020
Black Skirt Tetra
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Black Skirt Tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) Care Sheet

One of the most common species you’re likely to come across–and maybe one of the reasons you may have gotten into the fishkeeping hobby in the first place–is the black skirt tetra. These fish have a beautiful and simple natural coloration but have also…

May 12, 2020
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Glowlight Tetra (Hemigrammus erythrozonus) Care Sheet

Looking for a party? The bright neon orange stripes of a glowlight tetra shoal will light up your tank like a true spectacle! Their small size, hardiness, and intense coloration make these peaceful fish a favorite among beginners and experienced aquarists alike. Keep reading…

May 11, 2020
Fish Food
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What Do Fish Eat? Carnivores, Herbivores, And More

It might seem like a simple question, but did you know that there are over 30,000 different species of fish all with their own dietary needs? And yes, this includes sharks (though humans are not usually on the main menu)! When considering which fish…

May 11, 2020
Peacock Eel Care Guide
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Peacock Eel (Macrognathus siamensis) Care Sheet

The peacock eel is a perfect mix between a bichir and a loach and can get along with most large tropical fish. They will need a soft substrate for burrowing and a decent-sized tank to allow them to fully grow to their potential length.…

May 9, 2020
Red Rainbowfish Care Guide
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Red Rainbowfish (Glossolepis incisus) Care Sheet

Simply stunning in color, the red rainbowfish looks beautiful while schooling in a planted aquarium against a backdrop of dense vegetation. While a hardy species, red rainbows need good water quality and a large tank for these fish to fully swim around and exhibit…

May 7, 2020
200 Gallon Fish Tank
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200 Gallon Fish Tank: Our Top Five Picks

If you’re going to go big you might as well go BIG. While it might seem like 200 gallons is a huge aquarium, this amount simply still does not compare to the natural environments that your fish are actually coming from, though your fish…

May 3, 2020
Glass Fish Care Guide
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Glass Fish (Parambassis ranga) Care Sheet

Are you looking to fill your fresh water tank with something a little odd? The glass fish, also commonly called the Indian glassy fish, is a perfectly transparent species of fish that likes to shoal together in very bold and active groupings. While it…

May 1, 2020
Zebra Pleco Care Guide
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Zebra Pleco | Hypancistrus zebra: Care Sheet

If you’re looking to introduce a bit of the African safari into your freshwater fish tank, then the black and white striped zebra pleco will bring life and vibrancy to the bottom of your aquarium. These highly-desirable fish are simply beautiful but require a…

May 1, 2020
Mystery Snail Care Guide
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Mystery Snails | Pomacea bridgesii: Care Sheet

Does your freshwater fish tank have a nice green hue to its glass? Are your algae eaters more interested in something other than the algae they’re supposed to be eating? Perhaps the simple solution is adding some mystery snails to your cleanup crew! These…

May 1, 2020