Moneywort

Moneywort Care Guide

Moneywort, also known simply as Bacopa, is a popular freshwater aquarium plant that is moderately easy to grow. They are slow-growing but can reach heights of several inches tall both in and out of water depending on their placement. Moneywort does require some special lighting, though, which makes it a step up in difficulty compared … Read more

Types Of Clownfish

Popular Types Of Clownfish To Keep In Your Aquarium

Clownfish are one of the most popular fish in the aquarium-keeping hobby. These fish come in a variety of colors, and their playful attitude makes them famous among younger audiences. Unfortunately, though, many people still purchase them without the proper marine tank setup. You don’t need to be an advanced aquarist to keep clownfish, though, … Read more

Red Belly Piranha Care

Red Belly Piranha Care Guide

We’ve all seen the piranha-infested waters portrayed in horror movies, but how much of that is actually true? And did you know that you can keep a red-bellied piranha in your home aquarium with the proper care?  Unfortunately, wild piranhas get a bad rap as vicious fish. On the contrary, they’re one of the coolest … Read more

Pajama Cardinal

Pajama Cardinal Care Guide

Are you looking for a schooling species of saltwater fish? Your choices are few and far between. Luckily, the Pajama Cardinal is perfect for a fish only with live rock (FOWLR) aquarium or a community reef tank setup. These fish are peaceful tank mates and are one of the few species that actively schools in … Read more

Eclipse Catfish

Eclipse Catfish Care Guide

Looking for an unusual fish to add to your large freshwater aquarium? The eclipse catfish is rarely seen among fish keepers in the aquarium hobby, but it can be kept by an intermediate or advanced fish owner. These predatory fish have beautiful colorations and can grow to impressive sizes. Still, they are catfish with big … Read more

Banded Coral Shrimp

Banded Coral Shrimp Care Guide

Are you setting up a saltwater tank and don’t know which shrimp to choose? The banded coral shrimp (also called the coral banded shrimp and banded cleaner shrimp) is one of the most widely available types of ‘shrimp’ in the hobby, but they’re not necessarily suitable for every tank setup. Keep reading to find out … Read more

Tailspot Blenny Care

Tailspot Blenny Care Guide

Are you looking for a colorful, active saltwater fish for the bottom of your tank? If so, you may consider adding a tailspot blenny to your aquarium. While this coppery-colored fish might be small, many enthusiasts consider it one of their favorite fish in an aquarium. The tailspot blenny is an easy fish to care … Read more

Saltwater Shrimp

Saltwater Shrimp

The saltwater world of the aquarium hobby is filled with colorful fish species and flowing corals. But did you know that there are a plethora of invertebrates that you can keep in your reef, fish only with live rock (FOWLR) or species-specific tanks?  Marine shrimp are especially popular additions to the aquarium as they can … Read more

Do Fish Sleep At Night

Do Fish Sleep At Night?

What happens when you turn off your aquarium light? Lots, actually. Did you know that fish have a sleep-wake cycle just like other animals? Not only fish but also all invertebrates in your tank as well! Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about what lurks in the dark in your home … Read more

Kribensis

Kribensis Cichlid Care Guide

If you’ve never heard of this species, you’re not alone. Many people haven’t, in part due to them having been renamed a few times over the years. The kribensis cichlid is a colorful African cichlid recently popularized by beginner and experienced aquarium hobbyists alike for its easy care requirements. These dwarf fish don’t grow to … Read more

Saltwater Angelfish

Saltwater Angelfish: Complete Care Guide

Saltwater angelfish are some of the most recognizable fish species in the aquarium-keeping hobby. Angels are colorful, big, and picturesque against a coral reef backdrop. But did you know that angelfish aren’t reef-safe and can’t be kept with corals? These fish require a lot of swimming space and should be introduced with caution to the … Read more

Salt Water Tank Set Up

How To Set-Up A Saltwater Tank

Ready to take on the challenge of starting a saltwater tank? Don’t worry, we’re here to talk you through every step of the way. The truth is, saltwater isn’t much more difficult to maintain than a freshwater tank, especially if you don’t plan on keeping any demanding corals. The other half of the coin, however, … Read more

Water Conditioner For Fish

The Best Water Conditioners For Fish In Your Aquarium

When you’re setting up a fish tank, it’s important to make sure the water you’re using is safe for fish and invertebrates — especially if you plan on filling your aquarium with tap water. If your tank’s water quality isn’t any good, it can open the way for harmful bacteria or other toxins that can … Read more

Aquarium Aeration

Aquarium Aeration

We don’t usually think of fish needing air, but the truth is that aquarium aeration is extremely important for the health and success of your ecosystem. In fact, inadequate aeration is one of the leading causes as to why a fish tank might fail during a power outage. There are a few ways to increase … Read more

Small Freshwater Fish

Small Freshwater Fish

Maybe you’re getting your child their first pet or perhaps you’re looking for multiple fish to fill a tank. Either way, there are plenty of small freshwater fish to choose from, with all sorts of colors, fin shapes, and sizes.  We’ll walk you through all kinds of freshwater fish from across the world. This list … Read more