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Lemon Oscar
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Lemon Oscar Care Sheet

If you have a large tank and you’re looking for an interesting, characterful fish that’s strikingly attractive and super-intelligent, you might want to consider the South American Lemon Oscar cichlid (Astronotus ocellatus). Oscars are also very friendly fish that can bond with their keepers,…

January 28, 2021
How To Clean A Fish Tank
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How To Clean A Fish Tank The Right Way

Too many times, beginner hobbyists believe that fish tanks require little to no maintenance after setup. While some experienced hobbyists do run tanks that sustain themselves over years at a time, the rest of us usually need to perform some kind of maintenance at…

January 21, 2021
Betta Hammock
Aquarium equipment

Best Betta Hammock – Our Top 5 Picks

Watch your betta for a while, and you will undoubtedly notice him sucking in gulps of air at the water surface. But don’t panic! Bettas are labyrinth breathers. That means they can breathe atmospheric air, and this evolutionary quirk enables wild bettas to survive in…

January 13, 2021
Pike Cichlid
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Pike Cichlid Care Sheet

The pike cichlid also named the Crenicichla lepidota, is a striking, attractive fish that can make an impressive addition to a large aquarium. Unfortunately, these fish are aggressive and predatory, so they don’t generally make suitable candidates for a peaceful community tank. However, the enigmatic…

January 12, 2021
Mustard Gas Betta
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Mustard Gas Betta Care Sheet

Betta fish come in many color morphs and forms, making them an extremely popular choice of aquarium fish with hobbyists worldwide. In this guide, we take a detailed look at the beautiful mustard gas betta, including how to care for the fish and where…

January 12, 2021
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
Silver Arowana
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Silver Arowana (Osteoglossum Bicirrhosum) Care Sheet

Possibly one of the coolest freshwater fish to have in your aquarium, the silver arowana is a staple fish for large tank systems. These monster fish can easily surpass 3 feet (92 cm) in length, live up to 20 years, and have a giant…

December 2, 2020
pink betta fish
Betta fish

Pink Betta Fish

With their bright colors and spectacular finnage, betta fish are one of the most popular freshwater tropical aquarium fish in the hobby. Bettas come in a remarkable range of bright colors, including red, blue, purple, gold, black, white, and multicolored. But have you ever…

December 2, 2020
green betta fish
Betta fish

Green Betta Fish: One Of the Rarest Colors

Betta fish, also commonly referred to as Siamese fighting fish, are known for their beauty and aggression but some hobbyists take these traits to the extreme. One of the ways that betta fish have been changed through the years is by selective breeding. This…

December 2, 2020
Best Aquarium Thermometer
Aquarium equipment

The Best Aquarium Thermometers For Your Tank

Tropical and coldwater fish species are both highly susceptible to changes in temperature in their tank, and they won’t do well if the water temperature is too cool or too warm. In fact, fish can die from temperature shock. So, it’s essential that you…

November 17, 2020
aquariums with equipments
Aquarium equipment

Why You Need An Aquarium Drip Loop

If you’re about to buy a beautiful new fish tank, you’ll no doubt be aware that you need to buy various electrical items for it. No matter what size the tank, you’ll need a filtration system. If you plan on keeping tropical fish, you’ll…

November 2, 2020
water lily surrounded with leaves
Plant caresheets

Water Lily (Nymphaeaceae Family) Care Sheet

Every classic pond has its signature water lily. These decorative plants elegantly float on the surface of ponds and lakes, bursting into color once their flowers bloom every season. Water lilies are not difficult to take care of and will create areas of shade…

October 23, 2020