Rainbow Shark
Caresheets

Rainbow Shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatum) Care Sheet

The rainbow shark’s appearance is far from the colorful array that you might expect from its name, but these fish make a fascinating addition to the freshwater aquarium nevertheless. This species is commonly confused with other similar-looking fish but is easily identified if you…

January 11, 2021
Blue Cichlid
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Blue Cichlid (Sciaenochromis Fryeri) Care Sheet

The blue cichlid, also commonly known as the electric blue cichlid, can be easily mixed up with other cichlids from the same genus. However, this fish is an African cichlid all of its own and has some slight differences from the other similar fish…

January 11, 2021
White Opal Betta
Betta fish

White Opal Betta

Betta fish are an extremely popular species of freshwater fish that many hobbyists enjoy keeping as pets. Bettas come in a mind-blowing range of colors and forms, many of which are truly spectacular. The White Opal betta is a color morph that’s not as…

January 11, 2021
inline aquarium heater
Aquarium equipment

Inline Aquarium Heater: Our Top Choices

If you’re limited on space or if you just want a clean design for your fish tank setup, then an inline aquarium heater will help keep some equipment out of the display. While these heaters are currently used by many hobbyists, their popularity has…

December 22, 2020
aquarium sponge filter
Aquarium equipment

Aquarium Sponge Filter: Our Top 6 Choices

While a sponge filter might not be the first type of filtration you think about for your fish tank, a properly sized sponge filter might be the best option. There are many benefits to using a sponge filter instead of a hang on the…

December 22, 2020
duckweed in aquarium
Aquarium plants

Duckweed In Aquarium: Benefit Or Nuisance?

If you’ve had problems with freshwater algae or maintaining water quality, you may have been recommended a type of floating plant called duckweed. Aquarium duckweed is generally a small plant that sits on top of the surface of many lakes and ponds in the…

December 17, 2020
fahaka pufferfish
Caresheets

Fahaka Pufferfish (Tetraodon Lineatus) Care Sheet

The Fahaka pufferfish is an intelligent fish that makes a wonderful pet and can even be taught to take food from your hand. These creatures are one of the cutest in the hobby with their brilliant orange eyes, smiling expression, and strange, bumbling way…

December 14, 2020
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
strawberry hermit crab
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Strawberry Hermit Crab (Coenobita Perlatus) Care Sheet

As an aquarium hobbyist, you may already know that there are many species of marine hermit crab available for your saltwater tank. But did you know that only one family of hermit crabs is officially known as land hermit crabs? These terrestrial crawlers look…

December 14, 2020
pH Meter
Aquarium equipment

Finding The Best pH Meter

All fish species have different preferences when it comes to water quality. If you don’t provide your fish with the conditions they need, your pets will become stressed, weakening their immune systems and leaving them vulnerable to common fish diseases. Checking your fish tank…

December 10, 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
fish tank smells
My tanks

Fish Tank Smells

Most fish tanks are relatively smell-free. However, sometimes aquarium owners notice unusually stinky tank water, and that shouldn’t happen. Basically, if you can smell your fish tank when the lid is closed, and you’re in another room, there’s a problem that requires your immediate…

December 9, 2020
dragon puffer
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Dragon Puffer (Tetraodon Palembangensis) Care Sheet

The dragon puffer, also commonly known as the humpback puffer, is unlike any other freshwater fish you’ve seen before. These fish are not commonly found in the aquarium hobby and require a pretty specific setup. Their camouflaged appearance can make them blend into natural…

December 9, 2020
aquarium lighting timers
Aquarium equipment

Aquarium Lighting Timers

When setting up a new tank, an aquarium lighting timer might be the last thing that comes to mind on your list of things to buy. However, lighting is one of the most important aspects of reef and planted aquarium systems, and without it,…

December 7, 2020