Dwarf Cichlids

6 Peaceful Dwarf Cichlids For Your Community Tank!

Cichlids are known for belligerence and having an aggressive nature. However, it is possible to keep dwarf cichlids in a harmonious community setup, provided you choose the right species to live together.  There are a few dwarf cichlid species for beginner aquarists that provide a gentle introduction to keeping these lovely fish. As you become … Read more

Small Freshwater Fish

Small Freshwater Fish

Maybe you’re getting your child their first pet or perhaps you’re looking for multiple fish to fill a tank. Either way, there are plenty of small freshwater fish to choose from, with all sorts of colors, fin shapes, and sizes.  We’ll walk you through all kinds of freshwater fish from across the world. This list … Read more

Peacock Gudgeon

Peacock Gudgeon Care Guide

A peacock gudgeon. Have you ever heard of it? That’s okay! Many hobbyists have never heard of this small, colorful fish before, even though they’re one of the most beautiful fish species available.  It turns out, these gorgeous fish are perfect for smaller planted tanks and generally easy to care for in the long run. … Read more

Discus Fish

Discus Fish Care Guide

Discus are some of the most beautiful fish available in the freshwater aquarium hobby. Still, they are also some of the most challenging. With a little bit of research and the proper setup, anyone can have a stunning tank filled with discus. These fish need pristine water conditions and can be very expensive, so you … Read more

How To Raise pH In Aquarium

How To Raise pH In Your Aquarium

What’s so important about the pH levels in your freshwater aquarium? Why is a common water quality issue like low pH not suitable for some species of fish in your marine tank?  Well, if the pH levels in your fish tank are unstable or not suitable for the fish species you keep, your fish could … Read more

Expensive Fish

21 Most Expensive Fish In The World

Fishkeeping is an incredibly popular hobby, with roughly 139 million freshwater aquarium fish kept as pets in the US alone. Most hobbyists start by keeping freshwater fish because they’re generally less expensive than their pricier marine counterparts. But what’s the most you’d pay for a fish? Twenty or thirty dollars, perhaps? How about thousands of … Read more

Badis Badis

Badis Badis Profile And Care Guide

The strangely-named badis badis is a small yet beautiful fish that has the remarkable ability to change colors depending on its mood. These interesting creatures are easy to care for and can make a good choice for a beginner who is looking to add something a little different to their collection.  In this comprehensive guide, we’ll … Read more

Albino Oscar

Albino Oscar (Astronotus Ocellatus) Care Sheet

The tiger oscar is one of the most personable and exciting species that you can have in your freshwater aquarium. But did you know that these South American fish also come in an albino variety? Albino oscars have all of the personality that their darker-colored relatives have, but have a platinum white body with beautiful … Read more

Oscar Fish

Oscar Fish Species Profile And Care Guide

Oscar fish are notorious for being aggressive and difficult to keep. But is that the truth or just an urban myth? Oscar fish are more suitable for experienced fishkeepers, partly because of their temperament but also because of their size. However, once you have oscars in your life, you’ll be captivated by their intelligence, dazzling … Read more

Blood Parrot Fish

Blood Parrot Fish Care Guide And Profile

If you love cichlids and you’re looking for another variety to add to your collection, you might want to consider the blood parrot fish. But are blood parrots aggressive? Can blood parrot fish live alone, or do they do best in a cichlid community tank? You’ve got all the questions, and we have all the … Read more

Feeder Guppy

Feeder Guppy: How To Breed & Care For Feeder Fish

If you have a predatory fish, you might have been recommended to feed live fish in order to stimulate natural hunting instincts and to give a varied diet. The problem is that many feeder fish carry diseases that can be passed to your fish and/or introduced to the rest of the livestock. Even more so, … Read more

Anubias Nana Petite

Anubias Nana ‘Petite’ Aquarium Plant Care Sheet

Anubias nana ‘petite’, more formally known as Anubias barteri var. nana ‘petite’, might be one of the most in-demand species of freshwater aquarium plant currently available in the hobby. The small, richly-green leaves of this plant make it a favorite foreground addition for many aquascapers while its undemanding needs equally make it a favorite for beginners! Keep reading to … Read more

Boesemani Rainbowfish

Boesemani Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia boesemani) Care Sheet

Probably one of the most beautiful and most popular species of freshwater fish is the Boesemani rainbowfish. These fish are easily recognized by the male’s signature gradient of blue and orange. They are active schooling fish that would make a great addition to planted tanks with lots of open water to swim. Keep reading to … Read more