hand feeding goldfish

How to hand feed your fish!

Teaching your (gold)fish to eat from your hand is not only possible; it’s also a fun experience and it can be very helpful for your fish to be used to your hands, for example when you need to examine possible injuries. It just takes some patience! Hand feeding is most popular among goldfish keepers, but … Read more

Peaceful Community Fish

9 Peaceful community fish!

Setting up and stocking a tropical community aquarium can be a challenge. All fish have different temperaments and combining the wrong ones can be quite disastrous. If you want to prevent problems it can be a great idea to go for a 100% peaceful community. Luckily, peaceful doesn’t mean boring. There are many suitable species for … Read more

Red-Chinned Panchax Killfish

Caresheet: Red-chinned Panchax | Killfish

If you’ve never kept killifish before but are still looking for an interesting group fish for a community- or species only aquarium, you’ve found it! These fish are a great place to start: they’re suitable for most communities and easy to breed, and their behavior towards their own species is very fun to watch. Keep … Read more

Coldwater Aquarium Plants

10 Easy Coldwater Aquarium Plants

Let’s be honest: tropical fish tanks can be a hassle. Sometimes, a busy life gets in the way of the maintenance they require, and that leads to a crumbling ecosystem and, unfortunately, dead fish. But a nice, lush aquarium can be a beautiful addition to your home. What to do… Well, you could always consider … Read more

pangio kuhlii

Caresheet: Kuhli loach | Pangio kuhlii

Kuhli loaches are one of my personal favorite tropical aquarium fish species and for a good reason! They are a fun and peaceful fish to watch and easy to keep, which means they’re a great choice for beginners and experienced freshwater aquarists. Keep reading for everything you need to know about kuhli loach care and … Read more

Removing Snails From Your Aquarium

Snails can make a helpful aquarium cleaning crew and some are very interesting to watch. However, this unfortunately does not apply to all aquatic snail varieties. We all know the scenario; it starts with a single tiny snail that hitchhiked into your tank somehow, and suddenly there are hundreds of them! Oops. How did that happen, and … Read more

Nano Fish For Small Tanks

7 Nano Fish For Small Tanks

If you have a small aquarium it can be pretty hard to find the right fish to stock it with. Most of the popular choices for smaller tanks – pygmy corydoras, dwarf puffers, clown killifish – should still be kept in at least around 10 gallons (40 L) and are wrongly marketed towards smaller setups. So … Read more

Indian Almond Leaves

Indian Almond Leaves | How And When To Use Them!

If you’re an aquarist, you’ve probably heard of using Indian almond leaves (also known as catappa leaves) to make your aquarium water more natural and better for your fish. There are a few reasons why you might consider adding Indian almond leaves to your freshwater tank, including their medicinal properties and popular usage as an … Read more

Carassius Auratus

Caresheet: Goldfish | Carassius Auratus

Common goldfish are a long-time favorite as an easy first pet, which makes it extra surprising that they can’t actually be kept in the classic goldfish bowl. So what is a good home for our favorite orange friend? Keep reading for more info on how to keep goldfish, suitable pond mates, what to feed and … Read more

Aquarium Snails

Aquarium Snails You Do Want In Your Tank!

Aquarium snails are pretty underappreciated and underrepresented on most aquarium websites. They’re usually seen as pests instead of an actual addition to your aquarium, which is a shame as there are tons of beautiful species available. Not all of them reproduce quickly, and most can actually help you out with algae control. Looking through the … Read more

Aquarium Invertebrates

7 Easy Aquarium Invertebrates

Invertebrates like shrimp, crayfish and crabs are big favorites in the aquarium hobby. And for good reason! There are many species that are very easy to keep, and also quite a few that do well in smaller tanks. They are fun to watch and some even have a bit of personality. So what are the … Read more

brine shrimp

Alternative fish food!

There are many reasons to want to lessen your use of regular fish foods like pellets and flakes. A lot of the varieties available in aquarium stores are not of the quality we’d like them to be, especially in flake foods. They are also often very expensive and they don’t offer enough variation. But are … Read more

aquarium plants

Plastic and silk aquarium plants: pros and cons!

Although I will personally always be a live plant lover, there are many reasons to go for plastic or silk plants in an aquarium. They can’t accidentally be killed, they can’t be eaten by hungry fish and they definitely don’t have to look bad. So what are the pros and cons of artificial plants? If … Read more

damselfly nymph

Damselfly larvae. Ew!

While I was doing a water change on my goldfish tub a few days ago, I realized I should probably clean the sponge in the filter, as I hadn’t properly done that since I took my goldies back inside. So I opened the filter, and – ew! Crawling around on the sponge were at least … Read more