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Jennifer Doll

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Plant caresheets

Water Lily (Nymphaeaceae Family) Care Sheet

Every classic pond has its signature water lily. These decorative plants elegantly float on the surface of ponds and lakes, bursting into color once their flowers bloom every season. Water lilies are not difficult to take care of and will create areas of shade…

October 23, 2020
polluted aquarium
Water quality

What Causes High Nitrites In The Aquarium?

While you might have heard that ammonia is deadly for aquarium fish, you might not have heard that nitrites can also be just as dangerous. It is important to understand what causes nitrites in the aquarium and how to quickly remove them if they…

October 19, 2020

Killifish: The Best Species For Your Aquarium

You might have heard about killifish at some time throughout your life, but you might not exactly know what they look like, where they come from, or that they are a favorite in the aquarium hobby! Though harder to find than most other species,…

October 2, 2020
algae eater fish eating plants in aquarium

Top 8 Must-Have Algae Eater Species For Your Tank

Algae is nearly inevitable. Every tank, at one point or another, has experienced algae. While there are other ways to solve algae problems, like more regular tank maintenance, changing source water, and increasing water flow, sometimes these methods don’t work and a more effective…

September 28, 2020
sucker fish in aquarium

Sucker Fish: The Loricariidae Family

You have probably seen a kind of fish that clings to the side of the aquarium with a suckermouth. For the most part, these fish belong to the Loricariidae family. What is a sucker fish? Members of the Loricariidae family may sometimes be referred…

September 28, 2020
electric blue hap cichlid (sciaenochromis fryeri) underneath the aquarium

Electric Blue Hap (Sciaenochromis Ahli) Care Sheet

The electric blue hap is one of the most popular species of cichlid due to the piercing blue coloration of the male fish. These fish aren’t any more difficult to keep than most other species of cichlid and make a great addition to a…

September 25, 2020
hornwort plant inside the aquarium
Aquarium plants Caresheets

Hornwort (Ceratophyllum sp.) Care Sheet

Hornwort is one of the easiest freshwater aquarium plants to start off with and is also a favorite among seasoned hobbyists. These fast-growing plants thrive in low tech conditions and can help keep aquariums free of algae. However, their growth rate can become a…

September 7, 2020
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Fish food

Bloodworms: The Best Aquarium Snack

“Bloodworms” is an ambiguous common name, but generally understood as one of the popular food choices in the aquarium hobby. Otherwise, there are two main types of bloodworm in the scientific world: those in the Chironomidae family and those in the Glycera genus. In…

August 24, 2020
30 Gallon Fish Tank
Aquarium equipment

30 Gallon Fish Tank: Our Top 5 Choices

One of the most common aquarium sizes available today is the 29 gallon (109.8 L), but maybe you have space for just one more gallon and you can allow for a 30 gallon (113.6 L) setup instead. A 30-gallon aquarium is enough space to…

August 17, 2020
Pictus Catfish

Pictus Catfish (Pimelodus pictus) Care Sheet

While the common pleco (Hypostomus plecostomus) is one of the most popular bottom feeders available in the aquarium trade, there are a few better options that are more colorful and won’t quickly outgrow your tank. One of these options is the pictus catfish. The…

August 14, 2020
Cherry Barbs

Cherry Barb (Puntius Titteya) Care Sheet

If you’re a beginner and have a little bit bigger of a tank to start out with, then the cherry barb could make a great first addition. These peaceful fish have beautiful colors and do not require much extra care. However, they are schooling…

August 4, 2020
100 Gallon Tanks

100 Gallon Fish Tank: Our Top 3 Choices

Time for an upgrade? A 100-gallon (378.5 L) tank might be in your future. However, 100-gallon fish tanks are not very common to come across and your local pet store might not carry the option that is absolutely best for you. Whether you’re wanting…

July 30, 2020