Fighting Conch

Fighting Conch: A Complete Care Guide

Struggling with a dirty sand bed in your saltwater aquarium? The Fighting Conch is a very popular addition to the marine aquarium for keeping substrates clean and overturned. However, its heavy dependence on the sand bed also, unfortunately, limits some hobbyists from adding them to their tanks. Keep reading to find out everything you need … Read more

Red Claw Crab Caresheet

Red Claw Crab Complete Caresheet

If you’re looking for an interesting, quirky pet and you fancy a change from keeping tropical fish, you might consider the Red Claw crab.  These attractive little creatures are often kept in freshwater community tanks. However, the crabs’ natural habitat is brackish bodies of water. These aquatic animals don’t play well with others and are … Read more

Review Hikari Crab Cuisine

Review: Hikari Crab Cuisine

As you may know, a while ago I set up a 5 gallon aquarium for three Cajun dwarf crayfish (Cambarellus shufeldtii). When getting the crays, I also grabbed a pack of food from a brand I know and love: Hikari crab cuisine. The information on the back of the pack seemed mostly correct, which is … Read more

Cherry Shrimp

Caresheet: Cherry Shrimp | Neocaridina Davidi

Cherry shrimp are a type of dwarf shrimp appreciated by many aquarists for their bright colors and easy care. If you’re looking for a clean-up crew in your planted aquarium, a new breeding project, or just a fun addition to a peaceful community tank, these shrimp make a great choice!  Keep reading for everything you … 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

Freshwater Crabs

5 Freshwater Crabs For The Aquarium

When it comes to invertebrates, many aquarists immediately think of the different kinds of shrimp and crayfish that they could keep in their tank. However, there’s another group of fascinating invertebrates that can also be kept in freshwater and brackish aquariums: crabs! Unfortunately, there is still a lot of misinformation out there about these clawed … Read more

Crayfish

Pet Crayfish | 7 Freshwater Aquarium Crayfish!

Although dwarf shrimp are all the rage in the aquarium hobby at the moment, they aren’t the only fascinating freshwater crustaceans we can keep in our tanks. Crayfish are a great option for anyone who finds shrimp a little too ‘boring’. Some crays are tiny and peaceful, others are massive and will try to destroy … Read more

Aquarium Snails

Aquarium Snails | Aquarium Snail Types & Info

When setting up and stocking your fish tank, you’re probably thinking of fish, right? Certainly not snails. Snails are pests. Or are they? The humble freshwater snail has been gaining popularity, and for good reason. There are some fascinating (and beautiful) species out there. Snails will even scrape algae off your tank walls, eat leftover fish food, and … Read more

Assasin Snail Clea Helena

Caresheet: Assassin Snail | Clea Helena

Even the most careful aquarium hobbyist can end up with a pest snail infestation in their tank. In the search for a quick solution, aquarists often turn to fish that eat snails, like puffers or clown loaches. These may initially be an easy fix, but most don’t consider tank size and which fish they can … Read more

Malaysian Trumpet Snails

Caresheet: Malaysian Trumpet Snails

Malaysian trumpet snails are seen by many aquarists as ‘pest’ snails. While they do reproduce quickly, they are also great detritus feeders and help prevent compaction of your substrate by burrowing through it. Keep reading for more information about Malaysian trumpet snail care, how they can be useful and how to prevent overpopulation. Note: If you … Read more

Caresheet: Amano Shrimp | Caridina Multidentata

Say hello to a long-time aquascaper favourite! With their exceptional cleaning skills, peaceful nature and interesting appearance, Amano shrimp make a great addition to the peaceful tropical community tank. Keep reading for everything you need to know about Amano shrimp care and keeping Amano shrimp in your own aquarium. Minimum tank size 10 gal (38 … Read more

Planaria In The Aquarium

Planaria In The Aquarium: Eliminating Flatworms

If you’ve been an aquarist for a while, chances are you’ve spotted these white worm-like creatures crawling on the glass. Ew! Luckily, they’re not harmful to most aquarium inhabitants. Keep reading for more information about planaria, how to identify these creepy worms and what to do about them. What are planaria? Planaria (singular: planarian) are … Read more

Dwarf Shrimp

Dwarf Shrimp Care | Keeping Neocaridina & Caridina

Although an aquarium dedicated to something as seemingly boring as tiny shrimp may not be everyone’s cup of tea, the (dwarf) shrimp hobby is growing fast. Knowledge about their existence and care is spreading and exciting color varieties are being developed. More and more aquarists are giving shrimp keeping a try; if you are, too, keep … Read more

Breeding Aquarium Snails

Breeding Aquarium Snails

To most aquarists, purposely breeding snails sounds a bit silly. After all, they are considered an annoying pest by most of us! However, there are some aquarium inhabitants that have snails on their menu. Buying new snails every time is not much of an option, so setting up a snail breeding tank might be a … 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