Tiger Barbs

Tiger Barbs (Puntius tetrazona) Care Sheet

Tiger barbs are a very popular freshwater tropical fish that are readily available to buy in most fish stores. These fish are easy to care for, making them a favorite for beginners and experienced fishkeepers alike. Unfortunately, Tiger barbs do come with a bad rep for being aggressive toward other tankmates. But is that really … Read more

The Need To Know's of Denison Barbs

The Need To Know’s of Denison Barbs

The Denison Barb is a striking, active fish of medium size that has long been a popular addition to the community freshwater aquarium. Unfortunately, that popularity has led to many years of overharvesting, and consequently, the species is now on the endangered list in its native India. Read on to learn more about the origins … Read more


The Datnoid: Everything You Need To Know About This Asian Fish

If you’re looking for something a little bit different to add to your aquarium, you might want to consider the striking, predatory Datnoid. So, what exactly is a Datnoid? Can these fish live in a community tank? And can you breed these exciting fish in a home aquarium? Keep reading to learn everything you need … Read more

Aggressive Fish

12 Aggressive Fish Species You Can Keep at Home

Although you might initially shy away from keeping aggressive freshwater fish species in your aquarium, some of the feistiest fish are also the most popular. So, what makes aggressive fish so popular? And are aggressive species more challenging to keep than peaceful ones? Read this guide to learn the twelve aggressive fish species we actually recommend … Read more

Blackwater Aquarium

Blackwater Aquarium Setup: A Complete Tank Guide

If you love the idea of creating a natural look for your aquarium, you might want to know more about how to set up a blackwater tank. Blackwater biotopes are more challenging to create and manage than a regular setup, being more on par with reef or marine tanks. However, once your blackwater tank is … Read more

Bolivian Rams

Bolivian Rams: A Complete Care Guide

If you have a tropical fish tank and you’re looking for a peaceful, colorful fish to add to your collection, the Bolivian Ram might be a species to consider. These fish are pretty shy and won’t hassle other fish or invertebrates in your tank, making these beautiful fish an ideal addition to an established community … Read more

Peacock Bass Aquarium

The Peacock Bass Aquarium Guide: Everything You Need to Know

If you’re looking for a large aquarium fish and have plenty of space for a supersized tank, the majestic Peacock Bass might be just what you want! Although more commonly associated with freshwater angling, Peacock Bass are rapidly becoming popular with experienced aquarium hobbyists. Read this comprehensive guide to learn how to care for these … Read more

Pearl Danios

Pearl Danios: Your Complete Care Guide

One of the plainer-looking danio species, the pearl danio, can make a great addition to aquariums lacking in activity. These top-swimming fish are easy to keep and get along with most other community fish. They are also the perfect choice for aquarists interested in spawning different freshwater species. Keep reading to find out everything you … Read more

Freshwater aquarium sharks

The 10 Best Freshwater Aquarium Sharks for Tanks of All Sizes

There might not be any true freshwater shark species, but many tropical fish resemble their more fearsome marine counterparts. The freshwater aquarium hobby is home to many fish with a shark name. Each of these species has its own tank and care requirements, and most are kept in schools. Some species are beginner-friendly, while others require … Read more

Monte Carlo Aquarium Plant

Monte Carlo Aquarium Plant Care Guide

The Monte Carlo plant is an extremely popular carpeting plant that does well in moderately-lit, freshwater, tropical fish tanks. This plant is beginner-friendly and has a very fast growth rate, quickly spreading across the bottom of the tank to create a beautiful, brilliant green carpet. You can also grow the Monte Carlo plant as an … Read more

Teacup Stingray Care

Teacup Stingray Care Guide: Everything You Need To Know

The Teacup Stingray is a bottom-dwelling freshwater fish that might be a good addition to your setup if you have experience keeping tropical fish. Read this guide to learn how to care for these remarkable creatures. What Is a Teacup Stingray? Teacup Stingrays are also known as Reticulated, or Longtail Stingrays and have the scientific … Read more

predatory freshwater fish

21 Predatory Freshwater Fish For Your Tank

Although you might not think that aggressive freshwater fish are suitable for life in an aquarium setting, some of the most popular tropical species are predatory. Many predatory species of fish are quite safe to keep in a community set up when given the right tank mates and environment.  Read this guide to learn what … Read more

Crypt Parva

Crypt Parva

If you want the ideal foreground plant for your fish tank, Crypt Parva or Dwarf Water Trumpet might be just what you’re looking for. Crypt Parva is one of the smallest crypt tropical aquatic plants you can buy. This plant is slow-growing, but it is pretty hardy, eventually covering the floor of your aquarium in … Read more

Otocinclus Vestitus

Otocinclus Vestitus Care Guide

Otocinclus, or Otos as they’re affectionately known to many hobbyists, can make an interesting and useful addition to tropical, freshwater community aquariums. In total, there are 19 species of Otocinclus, but in this article, we’re focusing on Otocinclus vestitus, the little catfish characterized by the dark stripe on its back. Read this guide to find … Read more


Kribensis Cichlid Care Guide

If you’ve never heard of this species, you’re not alone. Many people haven’t, in part due to them having been renamed a few times over the years. The kribensis cichlid is a colorful African cichlid recently popularized by beginner and experienced aquarium hobbyists alike for its easy care requirements. These dwarf fish don’t grow to … Read more