75 gallon aquarium with corals

75-Gallon Aquarium: Our Top Five Best Picks

A 75-gallon aquarium is one of the larger home tanks that you can choose, and a setup of that size gives you a lot of choices when it comes to selecting what fish species to keep. Larger tanks mean that you can choose to house bigger, show specimens in a species-specific aquarium, or you might … Read more

firemouth cichlid

Firemouth Cichlid (Thorichthys meeki) Care Sheet

With hundreds of different cichlid species to choose from, it can be a little difficult to narrow down the perfect one for your tank. The firemouth cichlid is a type of semi-aggressive cichlid from Central America whose brilliant fiery colors match its sometimes territorial behaviors. These fish are especially hardy and could be a great … Read more

snail eggs

Snail Eggs And What To Do With Them

Is that a… snail? But you have never even bought a snail! How could it have gotten into your aquarium? Unfortunately, this is a story that has been heard too many times. One of the most dreaded things to happen in a freshwater aquarium is an explosion of freshwater snails; if there is one, there … Read more

Sparkling Gourami

Sparkling Gourami {Trichopsis Pumila} Care Guide

The Sparkling gourami is a beautiful, lively little fish that can make a great addition to a peaceful community aquarium. These fish are relatively straightforward to care for, too, making them ideal for beginners. Although seldom seen in the home aquarium, Sparkling gouramis can sometimes be found in fish stores and are widely available online … Read more

honey gourami

Honey Gourami: Golden-Colored And Peaceful Species

The Honey gourami is one of many different gouramis, and a school of these pretty little golden fishes can make a lovely addition to a peaceful community tank. Gouramis are generally straightforward to care for and are a good choice for a beginner to the hobby. In this article, we show you how to choose … Read more

chinese algae eater

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 as they only tend to eat algae when they’re juveniles and … Read more

Congo Tetra

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 tank. Many people don’t consider or even notice these fish in … Read more

Rasboras

Rasboras: Our Top Four Aquarium Species

Rasbora species have quickly infiltrated the aquarium hobby and become some of the most popular fish due to their small size, peaceful demeanor, low aquarium care, and schooling behavior. Most species remain under 5 inches (12.7 cm) and can be housed with an assortment of fish, invertebrates, and plants. But which species of this colorful … Read more

Serpae Tetra

Serpae Tetra {Hyphessobrycon eques} Care Guide

The Serpae tetra is a brightly colored, attractive tropical freshwater fish that’s a favorite with many aquarists. These fish are very easy to care for, making them a great choice for the beginner who wants a small, long-lived fish that’s hardy, tolerant of a range of water conditions, and easy to breed. In this article, … Read more

Ramshorn Snail Care Guide

Ramshorn Snail (Planorbidae Family) Care Sheet

Some might call these snails pests while others call them gems. The ramshorn snail can definitely cause some hobbyists problems, but they can also be one of the more colorful and interesting freshwater snails you come across. As long as populations are regulated and food levels are monitored, ramshorn snails can be kept with many … Read more