Crayfish

Pet Crayfish | 7 Freshwater Aquarium Crayfish!

Although dwarf shrimp are all the rage in the aquarium hobby at the moment, they aren’t the only fascinating freshwater crustaceans we can keep in our tanks. Crayfish are a great option for anyone who finds shrimp a little too ‘boring’. Some crays are tiny and peaceful, others are massive and will try to destroy … Read more

brackish aquarium fish

6 interesting brackish water fish | Brackish aquarium fish

There is more to the aquarium world than just saltwater and freshwater. Did you know that some fish species naturally inhabit areas where rivers meet the ocean and the water is not quite freshwater and not quite saltwater either? These environments are known as brackish areas and house some very special fish species! If you … Read more

breeding ornamental fish

Breeding ornamental fish: 7 easy fish to breed

If you’ve been keeping fish for a while and are looking for a fun new project, trying your hand at breeding might be a good option. You’ll get to see the parents’ breeding behavior and have the satisfaction of watching the entire process from egg to full-grown fish. Choose your fish wisely, though – some … Read more

atyopsis moluccensis

Caresheet: Bamboo shrimp | Atyopsis Moluccensis

This filter-feeding shrimp is one of the most interesting aquarium shrimp available in the freshwater hobby, courtesy of its unusual feeding method. Unlike most other shrimp, bamboo shrimp are not bottom feeders. They use fan-like appendages to filter particles out of the water. This calls for an entirely different feeding method, but luckily, successfully caring for … 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

Bumblebee Goby

Bumblebee goby | Brachygobius spp. Care Sheet

Gobies from the Brachygobius genus, better known as bumblebee gobies, are small bottom-dwelling fish featuring bee-like black and yellow stripes. Despite its cute appearance, unfortunately, this species is not an ideal community fish as it requires a brackish water setup that many potential tank mates can’t thrive in.    So, why keep bumblebee gobies then? … Read more

Freshwater Crabs

5 Freshwater Crabs For The Aquarium

When it comes to invertebrates, many aquarists immediately think of the different kinds of shrimp and crayfish that they could keep in their tank. However, there’s another group of fascinating invertebrates that can also be kept in freshwater and brackish aquariums: crabs! Unfortunately, there is still a lot of misinformation out there about these clawed … Read more

Aquarium Catfish

8 Aquarium Catfish For Community Tanks

There are many different types of catfish available in the aquarium trade, some of which work well in the home community aquarium and some of which definitely don’t. There’s a catfish for all tank sizes and community types, so keep reading for a list of 8 catfish ranging from small to medium sized and from calm … Read more

freshwater puffer fish

Freshwater puffer fish | 6 true freshwater puffers!

Freshwater puffers are gaining popularity in the aquarium hobby, and for good reason: they are a very intelligent and incredibly fun fish to keep. Unfortunately, there is still quite a bit of confusion out there about which species of puffer belongs in freshwater and which only do well in brackish aquariums, which often results in … Read more

colorful aquarium fish

The Most Colorful Aquarium Fish

One thing many aquarists focus on when setting up an aquarium and picking fish to stock it with is color. One or multiple colorful fish species can really brighten up a tank and make it become the centerpiece of a room. A wide range of vibrant freshwater fish species in the aquarium industry have beautiful … Read more

echinodorus bleheri

Growing Amazon Sword (Echinodorus bleheri)

Amazon sword is a common name for multiple plant species in the Echinodorus genus, like Echinodorus bleheri and Echinodorus amazonicus. These lush, green rosette plants are among the most popular aquarium plants because they are very easy to grow, even for beginners. Keep reading for everything you need to know about Amazon sword care and … Read more

Black Neon Tetra

Black Neon Tetra Caresheet | Hyphessobrycon Herbertaxelrodi

The black neon tetra is a lot less well known than their more colorful namesakes, the neon tetra. Which is a shame! Their striking black and white horizontal stripes and peaceful nature make them a great minimalist addition to any community aquarium. These freshwater fish are an ideal choice for anyone looking for something a … Read more

Neon Tetra Paracheirodon Innesi

Caresheet: Neon Tetra | Paracheirodon Innesi

When you think of fishkeeping and the many different tropical species available, neon tetras will often be the first fish that comes to mind. They are true classics in the aquarium hobby and remain very popular to this day among new and old aquarists alike. Their striking bright blue stripes, peaceful nature, and relatively easy … Read more

Aquarium Thermometer

Aquarium Thermometer 101 | Types & Why You Need One

When setting up an aquarium and buying the right equipment, it can be easy to forget to pick up a thermometer. For anyone who has never bought one, the differences between analog and digital thermometers can usually be quite confusing. It is important to know what kind of thermometer will be the most accurate and … Read more

Growing Vallisneria

Growing Vallisneria

Vallisneria varieties, also known simply as ‘Vals’, are an aquarium plant species popular for their resemblance of sea grass, quick growth and easy care. They can reach a height of anywhere between a few inches to right across the top of your tank and the tall leaves make a great hiding place for shy fish. … Read more