why do fish eyes pop out when they die

Why Do Fish Eyes Pop Out When They Die? The Typical Causes

Losing one of your favorite pet fish can be very upsetting, especially if the cause of death isn’t obvious. But sometimes, a fish’s eyes bulge out of its head in death. So, why is that? The first thing to understand is that not all fish eyes pop out when they die. In fact, that’s a … Read more

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Biocube 32 Upgrades – The Best Available for Your Tank

The BioCube 32 by Coralife is a great way to get your toes wet in the saltwater aquarium hobby. These all-in-one aquarium setups have everything you need to run a successful marine system. While the BioCube 32 comes equipped with efficient stock equipment, there are a few upgrades that can be made to make your … Read more

Types of Koi

Types of Koi – Let’s Explore These Fascinating Fish

The art of keeping and breeding koi fish is a century-old tradition that has resulted in some of the most beautiful and expensive fish in the aquarium hobby. As a result, there are over 100 different types of koi fish that each have their own patterns and stories of origination. Keep reading to find out … Read more

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The AI Prime 16HD Customizable Light Product Overview

Looking to keep expensive corals in your saltwater tank? Stock lights won’t cut it. You’re going to need a high-quality, completely customizable light that you can trust. For years, the AI Prime 16HD has been one of the most popular reef LEDs available. This light is a pioneer in reef lighting and has succeeded in … Read more

Betta Fish Toys

Betta Fish Toys to Entertain and Stimulate Your Fish

You might be wondering if your betta fish ever gets bored. These beautiful fish are regularly kept in small tanks all alone due to their aggression and territorial nature toward other fish. The truth is that yes, betta fish can get bored. These fish need proper exercise and enrichment through aquarium decorations, different fish foods, … Read more

Fish Diseases

Fish Diseases – A Helpful List of What To Watch Out For!

As hard as you may try, there is no absolute way to prevent disease and illness from affecting aquarium fish.  Parasites, bacterial infections, and fungal diseases quickly prey on newly added, weakened, or stressed fish. There is no way to prevent some fish from becoming sick, but there is usually a way to get your … Read more

Fish Evolution

Fish Evolution: One of Earth’s Most Successful Creatures

Did you know that sharks are older than trees? It’s true. Sharks evolved around 50 million years before trees, while fish evolved as recognizable animals over 500 million years ago. There are 33,000 known fish species today, but it all started with only a few. Keep reading to find out all about fish evolution and … Read more

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

Diatom Bloom

Diatom Blooms: Removing These Algae From Your Aquarium

Have you recently noticed that your saltwater reef tank is not looking its best? No need to worry, this is a normal cycle and won’t last long. Saltwater tanks go through a several-month period known as an ugly phase. During this time, numerous species of algae rear their ugly head and take over the aquarium. … Read more

Red Slime Algae

Red Slime Algae: How To Remove and Prevent It

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


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

Creating a 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