How Long Can a Fish Live With Swim Bladder Disease

How Long Can a Fish Live With Swim Bladder Disease?

In some cases, swim bladder disease is a minor condition that will only last a few days, but in other cases, it can become a permanent ailment. Where chronic symptoms are mild, a fish may be able to continue living a long and relatively happy life, but in more severe cases, euthanasia may be the … Read more

Stinging Nettles for Fish Food and Medicine

Stinging Nettles for Fish Food and Medicine: All the Facts!

Sometimes, important scientific discoveries remain hidden away in obscure journals for years before the findings receive wider recognition and application. This year (in February 2023) a scientific paper reviewing the stinging nettle’s potential as a food in aquaculture revealed that the ‘backyard weed’ can boost growth rate, reproduction rate, and immunity levels, as well as … Read more

Vermetid Snail

Vermetid Snail: All the Facts an Aquarist Could Need

If you have a reef tank, you’ll likely enjoy having a few snails in your tank as good company for your other invertebrates and as part of a cleanup crew. However, Vermetid snails are quite another matter. These snails are pests, and you must get rid of them immediately. But what’s so bad about Vermetid … Read more

Midas Blenny

Midas Blenny: A Vibrant and Colorful Aquarium Addition

The Midas blenny is a beautiful golden saltwater fish that many people with marine tanks love to keep. These gorgeous fish not only bring a brilliant splash of color to your setup but are a great choice for beginners to the hobby. Read this detailed guide to learn everything you need to know to keep … Read more

Astronotus ocellatus - Bad Beginner Fish

8 Worst Beginner Fish: How To Start Your Aquarium Right

A lot of the most popular fish available in pet- and aquarium stores are surprisingly bad choices for beginners, and some of the least noticed species are actually very easy to care for. This can get very confusing, especially with most stores not being too helpful. This is why I compiled a list of some … Read more

Diamond Tetras

Diamond Tetras: Fascinating Care Tips and Tank Set-Up Advice

The Diamond tetra makes a dazzling addition to any peaceful community tank, especially when you keep these stunning little fish in large groups. These fish are relatively straightforward to care for, making them a good choice for beginner aquarists, and you can breed them pretty easily in the aquarium. Keep reading to learn everything you … Read more

firemouth cichlid

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 behaviors. These fish are especially hardy and could be a great … Read more

Types of Tetras

Types of Tetras: 20 Popular Tetra Species & Care Guide 

Tetras are an ever-popular group of small tropical fish that can be found in nearly every home aquarium setup. These small schooling fish are great for beginner and experienced hobbyists alike. With 150 species to choose from, there are many ways you could bring your freshwater aquarium to life.  Keep reading to find out everything … Read more

Purple Thai Devil Crab

The Purple Thai Devil Crab Guide: Exploring the Enigma

There’s been a growing interest in unusual crustaceans in recent years, and, unfortunately, this sometimes results in new species being kept in inappropriate conditions. Sadly, there’s been much misinformation about how to keep purple Thai devil crabs, and these terrestrial crabs are sometimes even seen immersed in water in pet stores. In this article, I’ll … Read more

can snails live with goldfish

Can Snails Live With Goldfish: Our Compatibility Guide

Goldfish are infamously messy fish and it’s not unusual to see their tanks covered in algae. Since snails are one of the best algae eaters, many fish keepers have asked the question: Can goldfish live with snails? The answer is that snails can sometimes live with goldfish, but you need to get the combination right. … Read more

Calico Goldfish

Calico Goldfish (Carassius auratus) Care Sheet & Information

Goldfish come in many shapes and sizes and it can be difficult to correctly identify the true name and variation of your goldfish. The calico goldfish is one of these variations and can be easily identified by their usual tri-color patterns. It should be noted that sometimes shubunkin goldfish are referred to as calico goldfish … Read more

Aggressive Fish

12 Aggressive Fish Species for Your Home Aquarium

Although you might initially shy away from keeping aggressive freshwater fish species in your aquarium, some of the feistiest fish are also the most popular. So, what makes aggressive fish so popular? And are aggressive species more challenging to keep than peaceful ones? Read this guide to learn the 12 aggressive fish species we actually recommend … Read more

Bucktooth Tetra

The Bucktooth Tetra: A Fascinating Aquatic Species

The Bucktooth tetra looks cute and innocent enough, but these are actually some of the most aggressive fish in the hobby! For that reason, although they can make an interesting addition to your home tank, they are also challenging to keep successfully, largely because of their nasty behavior. Needless to say, this species is not … Read more

Odessa Barb

The Odessa Barb: A Comprehensive and Captivating Guide

The Odessa barb is a brightly colored freshwater fish that’s easy to care for and relatively hardy, making them the ideal candidate for a peaceful community tank. Not surprisingly, these fish have grown in popularity over the last few years, so it seemed right to put together this guide so that you can learn more … Read more

bolivian ram vs german blue ram

Bolivian Ram vs German Blue Ram Fish – Your Helpful Guide!

The Bolivian ram and German blue ram share many characteristics, such as being a part of the same fish family and being peaceful. But what are the differences between these two beautiful freshwater fish? An example of their differences is that the Bolivian ram is easy to care for and can live in a wide … Read more