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

Low Maintenance Fish

15 Low Maintenance Fish For Your Tank

Fishkeeping is a wonderful hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from kids to seniors. Although every fish species and tank setup requires a regular maintenance schedule to keep the environment clean and safe for your fish, some fish species are more low maintenance than others. In this guide, we introduce you … Read more

Goldfish Tankmates

Goldfish Tankmates: Well-Matched Companions For This Humble Fish

Goldfish are traditional pets that are often bought for kids. Many of these beautiful fish end up living in isolation in their tank, apparently very happily.  But does your goldfish really need a tank mate? The simple answer to that question is yes! In this guide, we take a closer look at the humble goldfish … Read more

Best Nano Aquarium

Best Nano Aquarium: Our Top 6 Picks

If you long to keep fish but don’t have a lot of space for a big fish tank, don’t despair! Why not consider keeping a nano aquarium?  First off…what is a nano aquarium? Are these tanks harder to look after than full-sized ones? What creatures can even live in one? This guide tells you everything … Read more

Corner Aquarium

Complete Guide To Corner Aquariums

If you want to keep tropical or marine fish but you don’t have much space to play with, a corner aquarium might be the perfect solution for you. But if you’re new to fishkeeping, how do you know what corner fish tank is the best to choose? What’s a safe location for your aquarium? How … Read more

Powder Blue Gourami

Powder Blue Gourami (Trichogaster Lalia Variation) Care Sheet

The powder blue gourami is a very popular variation of the dwarf gourami due to its vibrant color and small size. These fish are relatively hardy and perfect for beginner and experienced hobbyists alike as they don’t need much space in the aquarium and have easy care requirements. While they are an easy species, it … Read more

Types Of Eels

Types Of Eels: 8 Of The Best Freshwater And Saltwater Eels

Did you know that eels are fish, too? These slimy snake-looking creatures look a lot different from your typical clownfish or guppy, but they are still considered fish. Eels can be freshwater or saltwater, ranging in size, color, and temperament. Some of these species have been introduced into the aquarium hobby and can make a … Read more

gourami tank mates

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 not to like? In this detailed guide, we check out 13 … Read more

20 gallon fish aquarium

20-Gallon Fish Tank: Our Top Five Choices

If you want to get into the fish keeping hobby, a 20-gallon tank could be the ideal size starter aquarium for you. A 20-gallon fish tank is big enough to accommodate a decent range of species while being small enough to maintain easily. As well as fish, you can keep invertebrates, too, including African Dwarf … Read more

30 Gallon Fish Tank

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 have a large diversity of freshwater or saltwater fish, plants, and … Read more

Cherry Barbs

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 fish and will need to be kept in sizeable groups. But … Read more

Ember Tetra

Ember Tetra (Hyphessobrycon Amandae) Care Sheet

The ember tetra is one of the most colorful and compatible tetra species available in the aquarium trade today. These small and bright fish bring a spark of life to the freshwater aquarium and can be kept with an assortment of other tank mates. They don’t require much extra care and will look spectacular in … Read more

Peacock Cichlid

Peacock Cichlid: Three Varieties You Need To Kow

At one point or another, the bright and colorful colors of an African cichlid tank have influenced many into setting up their own cichlid aquarium. Being limited to only a few different compatible species for every tank means that color, aggression, and behavior are all key factors when stocking African cichlids. There is one genus … Read more

Glass Catfish

Glass Catfish (Kryptopterus vitreolus) Care Sheet

Meet one of the few catfish that won’t stay at the bottom of your tank: the glass catfish. These fish are truly one of the most unique species available in the aquarium hobby due to their completely transparent bodies and free-swimming behavior. While they require more specific water parameters than most other beginner freshwater fish, … 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