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Jennifer Doll

Types Of Eels
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Types Of Eels: 8 Of The Best Freshwater And Saltwater Eels

Did you know that eels are fish, too? These slimy snake-looking creatures look a lot different from your typical clownfish or guppy, but they are still considered fish. Eels can be freshwater or saltwater, ranging in size, color, and temperament. Some of these species…

February 1, 2021
Boesemani Rainbowfish
Caresheets

Boesemani Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia boesemani) Care Sheet

Probably one of the most beautiful and most popular species of freshwater fish is the Boesemani rainbowfish. These fish are easily recognized by the male’s signature gradient of blue and orange. They are active schooling fish that would make a great addition to planted…

January 28, 2021
Congo Puffer
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Congo Puffer (Tetraodon miurus) Care Sheet

Most pufferfish are known for their bold personalities and beautiful colorations. The Congo puffer is no exception and is becoming an increasingly popular species within the freshwater aquarium hobby. Like other pufferfish, the Congo puffer does best in a tank by itself; this can…

January 21, 2021
How To Clean A Fish Tank
My tanks

How To Clean A Fish Tank The Right Way

Too many times, beginner hobbyists believe that fish tanks require little to no maintenance after setup. While some experienced hobbyists do run tanks that sustain themselves over years at a time, the rest of us usually need to perform some kind of maintenance at…

January 21, 2021
Harlequin Shrimp
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Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera picta) Care Sheet

The harlequin shrimp might be one of the most beautiful saltwater invertebrates currently available in the aquarium hobby. While these shrimp do well in community and reef tank settings, their selective diet makes them slightly more difficult to keep than other marine shrimp. However,…

January 11, 2021
Rainbow Shark
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Rainbow Shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatum) Care Sheet

The rainbow shark’s appearance is far from the colorful array that you might expect from its name, but these fish make a fascinating addition to the freshwater aquarium nevertheless. This species is commonly confused with other similar-looking fish but is easily identified if you…

January 11, 2021
Blue Cichlid
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Blue Cichlid (Sciaenochromis Fryeri) Care Sheet

The blue cichlid, also commonly known as the electric blue cichlid, can be easily mixed up with other cichlids from the same genus. However, this fish is an African cichlid all of its own and has some slight differences from the other similar fish…

January 11, 2021
inline aquarium heater
Aquarium equipment

Inline Aquarium Heater: Our Top Choices

If you’re limited on space or if you just want a clean design for your fish tank setup, then an inline aquarium heater will help keep some equipment out of the display. While these heaters are currently used by many hobbyists, their popularity has…

December 22, 2020
aquarium sponge filter
Aquarium equipment

Aquarium Sponge Filter: Our Top 6 Choices

While a sponge filter might not be the first type of filtration you think about for your fish tank, a properly sized sponge filter might be the best option. There are many benefits to using a sponge filter instead of a hang on the…

December 22, 2020
duckweed in aquarium
Aquarium plants

Duckweed In Aquarium: Benefit Or Nuisance?

If you’ve had problems with freshwater algae or maintaining water quality, you may have been recommended a type of floating plant called duckweed. Aquarium duckweed is generally a small plant that sits on top of the surface of many lakes and ponds in the…

December 17, 2020
platy fish
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Platy Fish (Xiphophorus sp.) Care Sheet

Platy fish are probably one of the most recognizable freshwater community fish in the hobby, but did you know that there are several species and colors of this fish? In general, all species of Xiphophorus are extremely easy to keep and a favorite for…

December 14, 2020
strawberry hermit crab
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Strawberry Hermit Crab (Coenobita Perlatus) Care Sheet

As an aquarium hobbyist, you may already know that there are many species of marine hermit crab available for your saltwater tank. But did you know that only one family of hermit crabs is officially known as land hermit crabs? These terrestrial crawlers look…

December 14, 2020