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

How To Best Care For A Senegal Bichir: Diet, Size, and More

How To Best Care For A Senegal Bichir: Diet, Size, and More

The Senegal Bichir, scientific name polypterus senegalus, makes an unusual addition to a community tank setup. In this article, we introduce this fascinating fish and explain how to care for and breed bichirs. What is a Senegal bichir? Although the Senegal bichir looks rather like an eel, it is a species of primitive freshwater fish. … Read more

Clown Pleco | Panaqolus maccus care & info

Clown Pleco | South American species care & info

Looking for an interesting bottom dweller for your South American-styled aquarium? With many other species of large pleco out there, the little ones often get forgotten! The striped clown pleco could be the perfect size and dash of color your small aquarium has been needing. Keep reading for everything you need to know about clown pleco … Read more

Ultimate Care Guide for Red Terror Cichlid

Ultimate Care Guide for Red Terror Cichlid

The Red Terror cichlid is a popular fish that’s the perfect choice for an experienced hobbyist who’s seeking a large, brightly colored addition to a spacious aquarium with other large fish of the same categories. In this guide, you can learn more about this remarkable fish, including how to care for and breed them before … Read more

What do tadpoles eat

What Do Tadpoles Eat? Fruits, Vegetables, And More

While many hobbyists keep fish for their amazing colors and interesting behaviors, too often another aquatic life is completely forgotten about and discarded as an option. However, if you already have or have hopes of setting up a pond or paludarium, then you realize just how much else there is to aquatic ecosystems. One of … Read more

koi fish care

Koi fish care & info!

Koi fish have been fascinating creatures to keep for many years and can display some wonderful colourations. They can fetch large prices for the quality strains and there are many Koi keepers who regard them as their prized possessions. Keep reading for everything you need to know about Koi fish care! This article is a … Read more

what do crabs eat

What Do Crabs Eat? Algae, Protein, And More

If you’re wondering whether crabs make excellent pets, you’ll need to know how to care for them, including how to feed them. Several species of freshwater crabs can be kept as pets, but in this guide, we focus on the hermit crab. So, what do Hermit crabs eat? In this article, we explain how to … Read more

chromobotia macracanthus

Caresheet: Clown Loach | Chromobotia macracanthus

Juvenile clown loaches can be found for sale in almost any aquarium store. Their contrasting black and orange stripes and their tendency to snack on nuisance snails make them a popular beginner’s choice, but they are actually on the list of the 8 worst beginner aquarium fish!   Keep reading to find out everything you need … Read more

Freshwater Seahorse: How to Care for the Non-Marine Species

Freshwater Seahorse: How to Care for the Non-Marine Species

The freshwater seahorse is actually an urban myth. Seahorses are generally marine fish, although a few varieties can survive in brackish rivers. These fish are not available in seahorse sales and are not suitable for life in an aquarium environment. You often see a pet seahorse described as a “hippocampus,” which derives from the Greek … 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

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