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

Coldwater Aquarium Fish

9 Easy Coldwater Aquarium Fish

Most types of fish sold in aquarium and pet shops come from tropical regions and require a heated aquarium. If you’re interested in setting up an unheated aquarium, though, you may be surprised to hear which popular “tropical” fish are actually sub-tropical and appreciate the lower temperatures found in a cold water tank! Keep reading … 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

Assasin Snail Clea Helena

Caresheet: Assassin Snail | Clea Helena

Even the most careful aquarium hobbyist can end up with a pest snail infestation in their tank. In the search for a quick solution, aquarists often turn to fish that eat snails, like puffers or clown loaches. These may initially be an easy fix, but most don’t consider tank size and which fish they can … Read more

caviar sand

Choosing an aquarium substrate

There are many types of aquarium substrate available nowadays with products ranging from neon-colored gravel to natural-looking sands. Substrates are an important place for beneficial bacteria to grow but choosing the right products can be a bit of a challenge, as each substrate type has a different effect in your aquarium and on your fish.  Keep … Read more

Peaceful Community Fish

9 Peaceful community fish!

Setting up and stocking a tropical community aquarium can be a challenge. All fish have different temperaments and combining the wrong ones can be quite disastrous. If you want to prevent problems it can be a great idea to go for a 100% peaceful community. Luckily, peaceful doesn’t mean boring. There are many suitable species for … Read more

Removing Snails From Your Aquarium

Snails can make a helpful aquarium cleaning crew and some are very interesting to watch. However, this unfortunately does not apply to all aquatic snail varieties. We all know the scenario; it starts with a single tiny snail that hitchhiked into your tank somehow, and suddenly there are hundreds of them! Oops. How did that happen, and … Read more

Aquarium Snails

Aquarium Snails You Do Want In Your Tank!

Aquarium snails are pretty underappreciated and underrepresented on most aquarium websites. They’re usually seen as pests instead of an actual addition to your aquarium, which is a shame as there are tons of beautiful species available. Not all of them reproduce quickly, and most can actually help you out with algae control. Looking through the … 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

Homemade fish food

Homemade Fish Food | How To Make Gel Food

If you’re done with regular commercial pellets or need to cut your aquarium spending, keep reading! Gel food is a great alternative to the fish food sold in pet- and aquarium stores, and it’s cheap and very easy to make too. It’s already very popular among goldfish keepers because it can help fish overcome swim bladder problems … Read more

Helostoma temminckii in aquarium

The 8 Worst Beginner Fish

A lot of the most popular fish available in pet- and aquarium stores are surprisingly bad choices for beginners, and some of the least noticed species are actually very easy to care for. This can get very confusing, especially with most stores not being too helpful. This is why I compiled a list of some … Read more

Dwarf Puffer – Species Profile And Care Guide

The freshwater dwarf puffer might not be the ideal fish for a community tank setup, but its cute looks and fascinating behavior make setting up a special tank just for the fish well worth it.  In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about caring for dwarf puffer fish.  Origins and Habitat … Read more