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Jennifer Doll

What do tadpoles eat
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What Do Tadpoles Eat? Fruits, Vegetables, And More

While many hobbyists keep fish for their amazing colors and interesting behaviors, too often another aquatic life is completely forgotten about and discarded as an option. However, if you already have or have hopes of setting up a pond or paludarium, then you realize…

July 3, 2020
firemouth cichlid
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Firemouth Cichlid (Thorichthys meeki) Care Sheet

With hundreds of different cichlid species to choose from, it can be a little difficult to narrow down the perfect one for your tank. The firemouth cichlid is a type of semi-aggressive cichlid from Central America whose brilliant fiery colors match its sometimes territorial…

July 3, 2020
snail eggs
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Snail Eggs And What To Do With Them

Is that a… snail? But you have never even bought a snail! How could it have gotten into your aquarium? Unfortunately, this is a story that has been heard too many times. One of the most dreaded things to happen in a freshwater aquarium…

July 3, 2020
Best Betta Fish Tanks
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Betta Fish Tanks: Our Top Five Betta Homes

A betta fish may be the very first fish you plan on getting. But since the pet store keeps them in small containers with no filtration, that obviously means that you can get a small tank for your betta fish too, right? No. Unfortunately,…

June 24, 2020
Koi Betta Fish
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Koi Betta: Betta splendens Marble Variation

The koi betta is a variation of Betta splendens, otherwise known as the Siamese fighting fish, with striking patterns that resemble that of a typical koi fish. Their aquarium husbandry does not differ from that of any other betta fish variation, but their beautiful…

June 24, 2020
Dojo Loach Care Guide
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Dojo Loach Loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) Care Guide

Forget watching the news, the dojo loach will let you know when it’s going to rain instead! These fascinating fish are one of the most common loach species to come across in aquarium stores and have some of the most interesting behaviors and personalities.…

June 24, 2020
chinese algae eater
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Chinese Algae Eater (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri) Care Sheet

One of the most commonly recommended aquarium species of algae eater is the Chinese algae eater. These fish are very popular among beginners due to their algae eater reputation and appealing behavior as they dart around the tank. However, these fish need special consideration…

June 17, 2020
Chili Rasbora
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Chili Rasbora (Boraras brigittae) Care Sheet

Don’t blink fast or you’ll miss these tiny little fish! Chili rasboras are one of the smallest fish available in the aquarium trade, which makes them a very desirable addition to a nano tank. Their size, peaceful behavior, colorful bodies, and schooling habits make…

June 14, 2020
Scarlet Badis
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Scarlet Badis (Dario dario) Care Sheet

The scarlet badis is the perfect centerpiece for a nano aquarium as they are brightly colored and full of personality. These fish are very small and relatively easy to care for, but special attention will need to be given to make sure that they…

June 14, 2020
Rasboras
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Rasboras: Our Top Four Aquarium Species

Rasbora species have quickly infiltrated the aquarium hobby and become some of the most popular fish due to their small size, peaceful demeanor, low aquarium care, and schooling behavior. Most species remain under 5 inches (12.7 cm) and can be housed with an assortment…

June 14, 2020
Ropefish
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Ropefish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus) Care Sheet

Are you struggling to decide between getting a pet snake or a fish? Then you’ve come to the right place! The ropefish is the closest thing you can get to a pet aquatic snake! These nocturnal fish are a piece of history, with relatives…

June 4, 2020
Flowerhorn Cichlid
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Flowerhorn Cichlid: The Ultimate Hybrid

Much ornamental fish have been selectively bred to express the most desirable and beautiful traits. Whether it’s for controlling temperament, more vibrant colors, or longer and flowier tails, breeders have tried for decades to get the most high-quality fish possible. One of these hybrids…

June 1, 2020
red tail shark
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Red Tail Shark (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor) Care Sheet

There are species upon species of colorful fish available in the aquarium trade, but nothing quite matches the unparalleled simplicity of the red tail shark. These striking black and red-tailed fish are a favorite for many, but unfortunately, little is actually known about the…

May 31, 2020