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Flowerhorn Cichlid
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Flowerhorn Cichlid: The Ultimate Hybrid

Much ornamental fish have been selectively bred to express the most desirable and beautiful traits. Whether it’s for controlling temperament, more vibrant colors, or longer and flowier tails, breeders have tried for decades to get the most high-quality fish possible. One of these hybrids…

June 1, 2020
red tail shark
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Red Tail Shark (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor) Care Sheet

There are species upon species of colorful fish available in the aquarium trade, but nothing quite matches the unparalleled simplicity of the red tail shark. These striking black and red-tailed fish are a favorite for many, but unfortunately, little is actually known about the…

May 31, 2020
Rummy Nose Tetra
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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.…

May 28, 2020
Mandarin Goby Care
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Mandarin Goby: [Synchiropus splendidus] Full Caresheet

The Mandarin goby is an absolutely stunning, tropical saltwater fish that deserves pride of place in any marine aquarium setting. However, one of these beauties is not suitable for a beginner, as the fish can be difficult to keep in captivity, largely because of…

May 26, 2020
Crowntail Betta
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Crowntail Betta: Betta Splendens Family Care Guide

The Crowntail Betta is a truly beautiful fish that’s one of the most popular choices among hobbyists in the U.S. and around the world, largely because of their incredible caudal or tail fin! Crowntails are a variety of Betta splendens. These spectacular tropical fish…

May 21, 2020
African Butterflyfish
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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…

May 21, 2020
Serpae Tetra
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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…

May 19, 2020
Ramshorn Snail Care Guide
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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…

May 19, 2020
Electric Blue Acara
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Electric Blue Acara (Aequidens pulcher) Care Guide

The Electric Blue Acara is an absolutely stunning freshwater fish that makes a great centerpiece for any tropical aquarium setup. The good news is that these fish are not only beautiful to look at, but they are also relatively easy to care for too.…

May 18, 2020
Fire Eel Care Guide
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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…

May 18, 2020
Bloodfin Tetra
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Bloodfin Tetra (Aphyocharax anisitsi) Care Sheet

If you’re looking to start a freshwater aquarium, you might want to consider something a little different from the typical neon tetra. Bloodfin tetras are just as hardy and bring their own type of beauty to the tank with their large striking silver bodies…

May 18, 2020
Rainbowfish Family
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The Rainbowfish Family (Melanotaeniidae)

With close to 100 different species of rainbowfish discovered, there is a lot to be learned from these little colorful fish! Many of these species have been adorned by the fishkeeping hobby due to their easy care and active behavior as well as the…

May 18, 2020