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

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

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

Scarlet Badis

Scarlet Badis (Dario dario) Care Sheet

The scarlet badis is the perfect centerpiece for a nano aquarium as they are brightly colored and full of personality. These fish are very small and relatively easy to care for, but special attention will need to be given to make sure that they are getting enough food and not being stressed out by other … 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

Bloodfin Tetra

Bloodfin Tetra (Aphyocharax anisitsi) Care Sheet

If you’re looking to start a freshwater aquarium, you might want to consider something a little different from the typical neon tetra. Bloodfin tetras are just as hardy and bring their own type of beauty to the tank with their large striking silver bodies and vibrant red fins. These fish are especially interesting due to … Read more

Black Skirt Tetra

Black Skirt Tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) Care Sheet

One of the most common species you’re likely to come across–and maybe one of the reasons you may have gotten into the fishkeeping hobby in the first place–is the black skirt tetra. These fish have a beautiful and simple natural coloration but have also been bred to come in an assortment of colors and fin … Read more

Glowlight Tetra (Hemigrammus erythrozonus) Care Sheet

Looking for a party? The bright neon orange stripes of a glowlight tetra shoal will light up your tank like a true spectacle! Their small size, hardiness, and intense coloration make these peaceful fish a favorite among beginners and experienced aquarists alike. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about glowlight tetra … Read more

Peacock Eel Care Guide

Peacock Eel (Macrognathus siamensis) Care Sheet

The peacock eel is a perfect mix between a bichir and a loach and can get along with most large tropical fish. They will need a soft substrate for burrowing and a decent-sized tank to allow them to fully grow to their potential length. However, they are not much harder to keep than most other … Read more