Growing Bucephalandra | Bucephalandra care & info

There are few plants that captivate aquarists like Bucephalandra seems to. This slow grower is available in many different types, each with its own leaf shape, size, and color. All species look great in an aquarium, require similar care, and can be grown by anyone with knowledge of their requirements (and a bit of patience). … Read more

How To Set Up A Blackworm Culture

How To Set Up A Blackworm Culture

If you have fussy feeders in your tank, offering them live foods can often be a very effective way of persuading the fish to eat when they tire of frozen foods. Unfortunately, the live food that you can buy in your local fish store often comes with a few unwanted extras in the form of … Read more

cambarellus patzcuarensis

Caresheet: CPO crayfish | Cambarellus patzcuarensis

Need a pop of color in your nano tank? The bright orange Cambarellus patzcuarensis, also known as the CPO crayfish, might be the perfect choice. This dwarf crayfish is pretty tiny, but its bright color and feisty personality make it a fun addition to your aquarium.  Keep reading for everything you need to know about … Read more

faunus ater

Caresheet: Black devil snail | Faunus ater

Tired of searching for an aquarium snail that doesn’t produce babies by the hundreds? Nervous about Sulawesi snail care requirements? The solution is here. Faunus ater, also known as the black devil snail, is a large aquarium snail that doesn’t reproduce in freshwater. Also, it looks awesome! The ideal choice if you’re looking for an interesting … Read more

glass aquarium plant pot review

Review: Glass aquarium plant cup!

What’s an aquarium plant cup? As you can see in the photo above, an aquarium plant cup is exactly what the name suggests. These little planters have suction cups that allow you to place them anywhere in the aquarium. That means they’re a great option if you don’t want to limit the green to the … Read more

Pogostemon Helferi

Growing Pogostemon Helferi | Downoi Plant Caresheet

Pogostemon helferi has taken the aquascaping world by storm with its funky, rosette-shaped appearance and wavy leaf shape. This small plant makes a beautiful foreground carpet for an aquascape by adding a lovely pop of green. It’s easy to grow, beginner-proof, and can even be attached to driftwood or rock for some added texture. Keep reading … Read more


Pet Crayfish | 7 Freshwater Aquarium Crayfish!

Although dwarf shrimp are all the rage in the aquarium hobby at the moment, they aren’t the only fascinating freshwater crustaceans we can keep in our tanks. Crayfish are a great option for anyone who finds shrimp a little too ‘boring’. Some crays are tiny and peaceful, others are massive and will try to destroy … Read more

hydrocotyle leucocephala

Growing Hydrocotyle leucocephala (Brazilian pennywort)

Hydrocotyle leucocephala, also known as Brazilian pennywort, is one of the most popular aquarium plants in the hobby. That’s no coincidence: this plant is cheap, grows like a weed and adds a great pop of green to your tank. Its easy care makes it a great choice for beginners. Keep reading for everything you need … Read more

brackish aquarium fish

6 interesting brackish water fish | Brackish aquarium fish

There is more to the aquarium world than just saltwater and freshwater. Did you know that some fish species naturally inhabit areas where rivers meet the ocean and the water is not quite freshwater and not quite saltwater either? These environments are known as brackish areas and house some very special fish species! If you … Read more

My visit to Zoo Zajac 2017 | Aquarium photos inside!

What does the aquarium department at the largest pet store in Europe look like? Well, a little bit like this! I visited Zoo Zajac and brought my camera to give you an impression. Be sure to scroll through the photos for some aquarium inspiration – both freshwater and marine.  Join the mailing list!

Low Tech Planted Aquarium

How To Set Up A Low-Tech Planted Aquarium

Are you looking into setting up a low-tech planted aquarium but don’t have any experience? There are many sources on the internet that you can use to learn the perfect method but many of them are very confusing and promote their products. However, this guide is nothing like the others! We have explained everything comprehensively … Read more

Caresheet Amazon Puffer Colomesus Asellus

Caresheet: Amazon Puffer | Colomesus Asellus

Freshwater pufferfish are what we refer to as ‘oddballs’ in the aquarium hobby: the many species of pufferfish, both marine, and freshwater don’t seem to fall neatly into any of the regular fish categories. Colomesus asellus, also known as the Amazon puffer, is even more of an oddball species than other puffers. Unlike its very … Read more

Poecilia Sphenops

Caresheet: Molly Fish | Poecilia Sphenops

Poecilia sphenops, also known as mollies, are one of the most popular aquarium fish species. These livebearers are available in many different colors and patterns and are sure to add a fun note to your aquarium. They make an easy breeding project and also offer a great opportunity to set up a brackish tank. Keep … Read more