chinese algae eater

Chinese Algae Eater (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri) Care Sheet

One of the most commonly recommended aquarium species of algae eater is the Chinese algae eater. These fish are very popular among beginners due to their algae eater reputation and appealing behavior as they dart around the tank. However, these fish need special consideration as they only tend to eat algae when they’re juveniles and … Read more

bubble eye goldfish

Bubble Eye Goldfish Care Guide: The Socially Active Species

An aquarium makes a very relaxing focal point for your home, and fish keeping is a hobby that’s growing in popularity. Children love having pets, but if you don’t fancy the hassle and expense of keeping a dog or a cat, you might want to consider keeping goldfish instead. Goldfish are pretty easy-to-care-for, and they … Read more

Rummy Nose Tetra

Rummy Nose Tetra: Care Guide For The Uniquely Colored Fish

The Rummy Nose tetra is a brightly colored, peaceful schooling fish that’s a popular member of many communities in aquariums throughout the world. These cute little fishes are easy to care for and will thrive if given the correct conditions and a balanced diet. Because these tetras are fussy when it comes to water conditions, … Read more

African Butterflyfish

African Butterfly Fish (Pantodon buchholzi) Care Sheet

The African butterfly fish is truly unlike any kind of fish you’ve probably seen before. These odd-looking carnivorous fish will need slightly more attention than most other tropical freshwater fish, and they will do their best in a tank that is planned and arranged around them. Keeping reading to find out everything you need to … Read more

Serpae Tetra

Serpae Tetra {Hyphessobrycon eques} Care Guide

The Serpae tetra is a brightly colored, attractive tropical freshwater fish that’s a favorite with many aquarists. These fish are very easy to care for, making them a great choice for the beginner who wants a small, long-lived fish that’s hardy, tolerant of a range of water conditions, and easy to breed. In this article, … Read more

Ramshorn Snail Care Guide

Ramshorn Snail (Planorbidae Family) Care Sheet

Some might call these snails pests while others call them gems. The ramshorn snail can definitely cause some hobbyists problems, but they can also be one of the more colorful and interesting freshwater snails you come across. As long as populations are regulated and food levels are monitored, ramshorn snails can be kept with many … Read more

Fire Eel Care Guide

Fire Eel (Mastacembelus erythrotaenia) Care Guide

If you have a large tropical, freshwater fish tank and you’re looking for something a little different to add to your collection, a Fire eel could be worth considering. However, these fish are not recommended for beginner hobbyists or for those who do not have experience in keeping eels. In this guide, we introduce you … Read more

Jewel Cichlid Care Guide

Jewel Cichlid (Hemichromis bimaculatus) Care Sheet

Are you looking for the gem that completes your cichlid tank? Or maybe you’re just venturing into the many different species of cichlid available, and the jewel cichlid has caught your eye. For whatever reason you’re looking into getting one of these breathtaking fish, definitely make sure that this species is right for your tank … Read more

Black Ghost Knifefish

Black Ghost Knifefish: Care Guide For Night Eaters

The Black Ghost Knifefish is an unusual creature that can make a stunning centerpiece in any tropical, freshwater display aquarium. The species has been around in the hobby for many decades and has gained a large following thanks to its elegant, unusual looks, and interesting behavior. In this guide, we introduce you to the Black … Read more

Red Rainbowfish Care Guide

Red Rainbowfish (Glossolepis incisus) Care Sheet

Simply stunning in color, the red rainbowfish looks beautiful while schooling in a planted aquarium against a backdrop of dense vegetation. While a hardy species, red rainbows need good water quality and a large tank for these fish to fully swim around and exhibit their natural active behavior. Keep reading to find out everything you … Read more

Lawnmower Blenny Care Guide

Lawnmower Blenny: The Chameleons Of Aquariums

This little saltwater blenny is a cute, super-cool fish that has a curious, endearing personality and looks that are reminiscent of a miniature chameleon, as he watches you with his orbital eyes. These blennies are very well aware of their surroundings. So much so, that they can change intensity and color, depending on their mood … Read more

Glass Fish Care Guide

Glass Fish (Parambassis ranga) Care Sheet

Are you looking to fill your fresh water tank with something a little odd? The glass fish, also commonly called the Indian glassy fish, is a perfectly transparent species of fish that likes to shoal together in very bold and active groupings. While it has been widely believed that these aquarium fish are more difficult … Read more

Zebra Pleco Care Guide

Zebra Pleco | Hypancistrus zebra: Care Sheet

If you’re looking to introduce a bit of the African safari into your freshwater fish tank, then the black and white striped zebra pleco will bring life and vibrancy to the bottom of your aquarium. These highly-desirable fish are simply beautiful but require a biotope carefully curated for the species and need extra care and … Read more

Giant Gourami Care Guide

Giant Gourami Care Guide: Size, Behavior, Diet, And More

All species of gourami are popular with hobbyists for their looks and for their peaceful, amenable temperament, making them ideal for a community aquarium setup. Also, these fish are easy to care for, so beginners can enjoy them too. However, gourami Osphrenemus goramy is more challenging to keep, mainly because of the massive size they … Read more

Lionhead Goldfish Care Guide

Lionhead Goldfish – Uniquely Featured And Textured Species

Goldfish make great starter pets for kids and are often an enthusiast’s first venture into the exciting world of fishkeeping. There are many different varieties of goldfish, and lots of different colors and shapes to choose from. Goldfish are hardy and generally pretty easy to care for, too, making them the ideal choice for a … Read more