Zebra Pleco Care Guide

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 biotope carefully curated for the species and need extra care and … Read more

Mystery Snail Care Guide

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 snails make a great peaceful addition to any aquarium struggling with … Read more

Kissing Gourami Care Guide

Care Sheet: Kissing Gourami | Helostoma temminckii

Pucker up! If you’ve ever wanted a kiss from a fish, then the kissing gourami may be the next addition to your freshwater tank. These dazzling fish in their pink variety have become a favorite among many aquarium hobbyists, and are a popular alternative to the dwarf gourami (Trichogaster lalius). However, they can have some … Read more

Aquarium Heater

Best Aquarium Heater

One of the most important pieces of equipment you will buy for your aquarium is a heater. From my own experience and from the horror stories of others in the hobby, it is most definitely worth it to spend a little more on a reliable heater than to find a frozen or boiling tank waiting … Read more

Black Beard Algae

Black Beard Algae – Audouinella Care Guide

If you’re struggling with dark and fuzzy algae covering the plants and decorations in your freshwater aquarium, it may be black beard algae, also known as brush algae. Black beard algae can be caused by poor water quality, imbalanced carbon dioxide levels, and excess light in your fish tank. Luckily there are a few ways … Read more

Vampire Shrimp Care Guide

Care Sheet: Vampire Shrimp | Atya gabonensis

If you’re looking for a rare kind of freshwater shrimp that looks a little scary (but is completely harmless), then the vampire shrimp might be right for you. These shrimp are actually incredibly peaceful and can be seen sifting through the water column for food with their tiny fan-like appendages. They’re a little hard to … Read more

90-gallon tank

The Best 90-Gallon Aquarium Options

When you’re prepping your home for a tank setup, one of the first things you’re going to consider is what fish tank size you want. Larger tanks are great for people who want to home a variety of aquarium fish, but they also take up a lot of space and fall into a higher price … Read more

Care Sheet: Emperor Angelfish | Pomacanthus imperator

Care Sheet: Emperor Angelfish | Pomacanthus imperator

The emperor angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) is truly one of the rulers of the saltwater reef community. These impressive fish have alternating yellow and dark blue bands with electric sapphire accents and can grow to over a foot long. These fish glide effortlessly through the water, picking at coral and other food that they find among … Read more

Black Oranda Goldfish

Care Sheet: Black Oranda Goldfish | Carassius auratus variety

Oranda goldfish are truly a spectacle to be seen and maybe one of the most sought after goldfish varieties in the aquarium hobby. These fish have elegant flowing tails, a delicate head wen, and come in nearly every color. Keep reading for more information about black oranda goldfish care and having these fish in your … Read more

Black Moor Goldfish Care Guide

Care Sheet: Black Moor Goldfish | Carassius auratus variety

You’ve seen orange goldfish, red goldfish, and maybe even calico goldfish, but have you ever seen a black goldfish? Black moor goldfish can make a bold and beautiful contrast with more commonly-colored goldfish but are just as peaceful and require the same care as most other goldfish varieties. Keep reading to find out everything you … Read more

Care Sheet: Emperor Tetra | Nematobrycon palmeri

Care Sheet: Emperor Tetra | Nematobrycon palmeri

If you’re looking to add to your tetra fish collection, the emperor tetra may be the crown jewel that your tank has been missing. These easy and inexpensive fish are a favorite among beginner aquarium keepers, but their simple elegance and beauty keep them appearing in longtime hobbyist tanks. Keep reading for everything you need … Read more

Care Sheet: Dinosaur Bichir | Polypterus senegalus

Care Sheet: Dinosaur Bichir | Polypterus Senegalus

Have you ever wanted your very own species of prehistoric dinosaur? While you can’t go to the pet store to pick up a triceratops, you can pick up a dinosaur bichir! These armored fish look something like a mix between a dragon and an eel and definitely make for an interesting freshwater aquarium fish. As … Read more

Red Tiger Lotus

Red Tiger Lotus (Nymphaea Zenkeri) Care Sheet

If you’re looking for an unusual aquarium plant to use as a centerpiece in your aquarium, you’re in luck. The red tiger lotus is an eye-catcher with its bright red colors and interesting leaf contours. These plants are colorful, easy to care for, fast-growers, and great additions to the planted tank for both those with … Read more

colorful aquarium fish

The Most Colorful Aquarium Fish

One thing many aquarists focus on when setting up an aquarium and picking fish to stock it with is color. One or multiple colorful fish species can really brighten up a tank and make it become the centerpiece of a room. A wide range of vibrant freshwater fish species in the aquarium industry have beautiful … Read more