Types Of Eels
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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…

February 1, 2021
Boesemani Rainbowfish
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Boesemani Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia boesemani) Care Sheet

Probably one of the most beautiful and most popular species of freshwater fish is the Boesemani rainbowfish. These fish are easily recognized by the male’s signature gradient of blue and orange. They are active schooling fish that would make a great addition to planted…

January 28, 2021
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
Congo Puffer
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Congo Puffer (Tetraodon miurus) Care Sheet

Most pufferfish are known for their bold personalities and beautiful colorations. The Congo puffer is no exception and is becoming an increasingly popular species within the freshwater aquarium hobby. Like other pufferfish, the Congo puffer does best in a tank by itself; this can…

January 21, 2021
Aquarium Grass
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10 Best Aquarium Grass Species

Living plants are a great asset to any freshwater fish tank. Plants help clean the water by using chemicals that are harmful to your fish as fertilizer, and they oxygenate the water as part of the process of photosynthesis. A lush green carpet of…

January 21, 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
new tank syndrome
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New Tank Syndrome: What It Is And How To Avoid It

Poor water quality is the biggest killer of pet fish, and new tank syndrome (NTS) is one of the most common causes of bad water in your fish tank. Overzealous cleaning of an established aquarium and filtration system can cause NTS, too. Did you…

January 15, 2021
Cobra Guppy
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Cobra Guppy Care Sheet

The guppy is just about the most popular tropical aquarium fish kept by hobbyists. As a result of selective breeding over many years,  the once dull-colored guppy is now one of the most brilliantly colored and sought-after fish you can find in your local…

January 13, 2021
Betta Hammock
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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
Glofish Shark
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GloFish Shark Care Guide

The popular GloFish have been around for quite a few years, much loved by hobbyists who want to create a colorful tank without having to spend a fortune on expensive exotic fish species. The latest addition to the GloFish stable is the GloFish shark,…

January 13, 2021
Farlowella
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Farlowella Care Sheet

If you have a freshwater aquarium and you’re experienced in keeping the conditions in your tank perfect and well-maintained, you might fancy taking on one or more Farlowella. These weird-looking, twig-like fish certainly have a very unusual appearance, and they certainly make a good…

January 12, 2021
Green Chromis
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Green Chromis Care Sheet

The green, or blue-green, chromis is a popular choice for the reef or marine tank. Chromis Viridis is a species of damselfish that is both beautiful and peaceful, as well as being hardy and active. These fish are relatively inexpensive and widely available, too,…

January 12, 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