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

90-Gallon Aquarium: Top 4 Picks

Have you finally made up your mind about that aquarium upgrade you’ve been talking about for a while? Or perhaps you’re looking to downgrade to something a bit more manageable, but that is still easy to maintain and gives lots of room for livestock. Whatever the reason for your search for a new tank, a … 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 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

Aquarium Moss

Aquarium Moss

If you’re looking for a versatile, attractive, and almost-carpeting aquarium plant that’s suitable for beginners, chances are you may end up buying a species of moss. While the terrestrial version of this plant may not be regarded as very exciting, aquarium moss has many uses and looks great as a part of almost any aquascape. … Read more

8 easy aquarium plants

Easy Aquarium Plants You Can Add To Your Tank Today!

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner aquarist without much experience or an expert who’s looking for green without having to worry about upgrading lighting and CO2 installations — everyone needs a hardy, easy-to-care-for aquarium sometimes. Easy plants are decorative, remove nutrients from the water, and provide fish with a place to hide all while … Read more