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platy fish
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Platy Fish (Xiphophorus sp.) Care Sheet

Platy fish are probably one of the most recognizable freshwater community fish in the hobby, but did you know that there are several species and colors of this fish? In general, all species of Xiphophorus are extremely easy to keep and a favorite for…

December 14, 2020
GloFish Danio
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GloFish Danio (Danio Rerio) Information & Care Sheet

GloFish® danios are not artificially dyed or cruelly injected with colors. Instead, these fish are the result of genetic testing that has led to their bright fluorescent color assortment. If you plan on getting one of these fish, it’s important to know how to…

December 10, 2020
gourami tank mates
My tanks

Gourami Tank Mates: 13 Species That Are Friendly With This Fish

The gourami has long been a favorite fish for the home aquarium for many reasons. There are lots of different gourami varieties to choose from, they’re easy to care for, don’t get too big (depending on the species), and make excellent community fishes. What’s…

December 7, 2020
Aquarium Water Hardness
Water quality

How Aquarium Water Hardness Is Affecting Your Fish

Ammonia, check. Nitrite, check. Nitrate, check. Water hardness, huh? Water hardness is an important water parameter for healthy saltwater and freshwater fish tanks, but most hobbyists don’t test for it and don’t even know it exists! Knowing the water hardness in your aquarium and…

November 13, 2020
30 Gallon Fish Tank
Aquarium equipment

30 Gallon Fish Tank: Our Top 5 Choices

One of the most common aquarium sizes available today is the 29 gallon (109.8 L), but maybe you have space for just one more gallon and you can allow for a 30 gallon (113.6 L) setup instead. A 30-gallon aquarium is enough space to…

August 17, 2020
Cherry Barbs
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Cherry Barb (Puntius Titteya) Care Sheet

If you’re a beginner and have a little bit bigger of a tank to start out with, then the cherry barb could make a great first addition. These peaceful fish have beautiful colors and do not require much extra care. However, they are schooling…

August 4, 2020
Blue Crayfish
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Blue Crayfish {Procambarus Alleni} Care Guide

If you’d like to keep a truly beautiful creature and you fancy the idea of owning something a little bit different from the run-of-the-mill tropical fish that your friends have, how about a Blue crayfish? Blue crayfish are pretty easy to care for, and…

July 24, 2020
Shubunkin
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Shubunkin Care Guide: Spotted And Colored Goldfish

Goldfish are a perennially popular pet with both adults and kids alike, and Shubunkins with their variegated colors are easily the favorite variety of these super-cute, beginner-friendly fish. But there’s more to the mysterious Shubunkin than just pretty colors! In this article, we take…

July 16, 2020
chinese algae eater
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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…

June 17, 2020
Congo Tetra
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Congo Tetra {Phenacogrammus interruptus} Care Guide

Of the many varieties of tetras, the Congo tetra is perhaps the most overlooked when it comes to the aquarium. These beautiful little fishes have luminescent colors all across their body and make a spectacular sight swimming in a large shoal in any community…

June 16, 2020
Redtail Loach
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Redtail Loach {Yasuhikotakia modesta} Care Guide

If you’re looking for a mid-sized, bottom-dwelling fish that will live harmoniously with others of its own kind, you might want to consider the Redtail loach. You’ll need quite a large, freshwater aquarium to accommodate these quirky, attractive fish, but they are generally quite…

June 2, 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