Betta Fish Care Guide

Betta Book

THE FULL GUIDE TO SETTING UP A BETTER BETTA FISH TANK Of all the fish available in the aquarium trade these days, the most popular species is also one of the smallest. It’s a colorful insect eater with a fascinating history and stunning looks: Betta splendens, usually referred to as just ‘Betta’ (pronounced bet-tuh). Appreciated … Read more

otocinclus catfish

Otocinclus catfish care & info

Otocinclus are little freshwater fish with a big appetite for algae. This aquascape-favorite seems ideal as an algae cleaner for small aquariums, but these dwarf catfish need some pretty specific care. If you’re willing to provide them with what they need to stay healthy and thriving, you’ll have a fascinating addition to your aquarium! Keep … Read more

crystal red shrimp

10 Freshwater shrimp species | Aquarium shrimp types & info

With the shrimp hobby exploding in the past few years, the number of selectively bred (dwarf) shrimp species has shot up. New varieties are always appearing and our knowledge on keeping and breeding these inverts is ever-growing.  In need of shrimpspiration? Mason from Build Your Aquarium discusses ten aquarium shrimp types. From extremely popular to … Read more

bucephalandra

Growing Bucephalandra | Bucephalandra care & info

There are few plants that captivate aquarists like Bucephalandra seems to. This slow grower is available in many different types, each with its own leaf shape, size, and color. All species look great in an aquarium, require similar care, and can be grown by anyone with knowledge of their requirements (and a bit of patience). … Read more

Poecilia Sphenops

Caresheet: Molly Fish | Poecilia Sphenops

Poecilia sphenops, also known as mollies, are one of the most popular aquarium fish species. These livebearers are available in many different colors and patterns and are sure to add a fun note to your aquarium. They make an easy breeding project and also offer a great opportunity to set up a brackish tank. Keep … Read more

betta tank mates

Betta tankmates | 6 species that can be kept with Betta fish

One question that comes to the minds of many (new) Betta fish owners is whether it’s possible to get a few friends for their fish. After all, doesn’t one single betta with an entire aquarium to itself eventually become awfully lonely? Although there are a few options when it comes to Betta tankmates, your fish … Read more

Stocking 10 Gallon Fish Tank

Stocking A 10 Gallon Fish Tank

10 gallon (38L) aquarium kits such as this one are cheap and easy to fit into any room, which makes them a very popular choice. However, it can be difficult to figure out what fish to stock a 10 gal with. 10 gallons is not a lot of room and most fish in your local aquarium store … Read more

Gourami

Gourami 101 | Gourami Fish Types & Info!

Gouramis are one of the most popular aquarium fish species and for good reason! These Anabantoids (closely related to bettas) are a great new addition to the top water layer of a peaceful community aquarium with their interesting behavior and often striking colors. There are many different gourami types available in the tropical aquarium trade nowadays, … Read more

Dwarf Cichlids

6 Peaceful Dwarf Cichlids For Your Community Tank!

Cichlids are known for belligerence and having an aggressive nature. However, it is possible to keep dwarf cichlids in a harmonious community setup, provided you choose the right species to live together.  There are a few dwarf cichlid species for beginner aquarists that provide a gentle introduction to keeping these lovely fish. As you become … Read more

Stocking Five Gallon Fish Tank

Best Ways To Stock A Five-Gallon Fish Tank

If you’re thinking about setting up a 5-gallon (18.9 L) aquarium, it’s easy to get confused by the conflicting information spread around the internet and by aquarium stores. You’re not working with a lot of space, but you still have many options to choose from, believe it or not! What are the best fish and … Read more

Easy Schooling Aquarium Fish

7 Easy Schooling Aquarium Fish!

When stocking an aquarium with fish, it’s usually recommended to choose one top dwelling species, one species that stays in the middle water layer and one bottom dwelling species to start with (unless the aquarium is < 15 gal/57L, then you should stick to only one or two fish species). In this article, we focus … Read more

pangio kuhlii

Caresheet: Kuhli loach | Pangio kuhlii

Kuhli loaches are one of my personal favorite tropical aquarium fish species and for a good reason! They are a fun and peaceful fish to watch and easy to keep, which means they’re a great choice for beginners and experienced freshwater aquarists. Keep reading for everything you need to know about kuhli loach care and … Read more

Nano Fish For Small Tanks

7 Nano Fish For Small Tanks

If you have a small aquarium it can be pretty hard to find the right fish to stock it with. Most of the popular choices for smaller tanks – pygmy corydoras, dwarf puffers, clown killifish – should still be kept in at least around 10 gallons (40 L) and are wrongly marketed towards smaller setups. So … Read more

fish with personality

Fish with personality

When thinking of fishkeeping, many people think of tropical community tanks: peaceful, colorful and beautiful, but – admittedly – not always too exciting. This has lead to the idea that fishkeeping is a bit of a ‘boring’ hobby sometimes, and that keeping fish is just not the same as keeping a more fluffy, warmblooded pet. … Read more

Tips For Stocking Your Aquarium

Tips For Stocking Your Aquarium!

Stocking an aquarium can be quite the challenge with all the beautiful specimens in the pet store and the amount of conflicting info online. Many aquarists end up with too many fish, fish they can’t properly care for or fish that just aren’t compatible. This results in dead fish, stress-related diseases and just an overall … Read more