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

Can Anubias Grow Out of Water

Can Anubias Grow Out of Water – Let’s Dive In and Find Out!

You might have heard rumors among planted tank enthusiasts that Anubias can be grown out of water. Well, it’s true! Anubias can be grown out of water, but only when their perfect growing conditions are met. If you’re interested in growing Anubias in a half-full aquarium, terrarium, or vivarium, you’re in the right place to … Read more

Rainbow Fish Tank Mates

Rainbow Fish Tank Mates – 12 of the Most Suitable Species

Rainbowfish are a family of small, vibrantly colored tropical freshwater fish originating from Australia, Madagascar, New Guinea, and Sulawesi. There are thought to be over 100 varieties of these gorgeous fish to choose from, and they can make a dazzling centerpiece in any community aquarium. But what fish species make the best tank mates for … Read more

aquarium fish that like strong current

Aquarium Fish That Like Strong Current – Our Helpful Guide

Finding fish for community tanks with a strong current can be tricky since not all species appreciate a fast flow. If the current is too fast for your fish, they will suffer from stress, leading to disease and a failure to thrive. But what aquarium fish species appreciate an environment with a fast flow? Read … Read more

Betta Fish Staying at Top of Tank

Is Your Betta Fish Staying at the Top of the Tank?

Betta fish are known for their preference to inhabit the mid to upper reaches of the water, rather than swimming around on the bottom. But if your pet betta is spending all of its time at the surface it could indicate a problem. There are several possible reasons for your betta to be staying at … Read more

clamped fins betta

Clamped Fins in Betta Fish – Causes and Treatments

One of the reasons we all love betta fish so much is their stunning, long flowing fins that they use to show us and one another how they’re feeling. Whereas erect, puffed-out fins indicate a betta in prime health, fins that are constantly clamped or closed can be a sign of an underlying health problem … Read more

signs crayfish dying

Signs Crayfish Are Dying – What You Should Look Out For

Crayfish can make excellent pets. These cute crustaceans are fascinating to watch, hardy, and easy to keep. If conditions are correct, there’s no reason for your crayfish to die suddenly. Crayfish usually die because of unsuitable or poor water conditions, an uncycled tank, lack of oxygen, large, aggressive tank mates, and old age. In this … Read more

why is my fish shaking

Why Is My Fish Shaking? Let’s Examine the Possibilities

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably noticed your fish shaking, twitching, shivering, or trembling and are wondering why they’re exhibiting this strange behavior. Vigorous shaking in some aquarium fish is a natural courtship behavior used to impress a potential partner, but if your fish is shaking for longer periods, it’s probably a sign of an … Read more

red eared slider tank mates

11 Red-Eared Slider Tank Mates (Species, Origins + More)

Red-eared sliders are exotic and beautiful-looking turtles, but are also messy and love to eat fish! In an aquarium, tankmates of red-eared sliders need to be either very big or fast to escape the greedy belly of this omnivorous reptile. There are no perfect solutions, and even the toughest of fish may succumb to attacks. … Read more

Ghost Shrimp vs Cherry Shrimp

Ghost Shrimp vs Cherry Shrimp – Our Helpful Guide!

Cherry shrimps and Ghost shrimps are two of the most commonly kept freshwater aquarium shrimp species. Their small size and easygoing temperament make them a great choice for beginners, and their ability to help keep the tank clean is a bonus for any aquarist. But which one is the better of the two? Let’s take … Read more

Glofish Angelfish

Demystifying Glofish Angelfish: Can They Live Together?

If you’re interested in creating a stunning tropical freshwater community fish tank, you may currently be looking for ideas of what fish you can house together. One very common choice in any freshwater tank is the beautiful Angelfish, one of my favorites; angelfish are a stunningly unique cichlid and make a fascinating addition to any … Read more

betta fish color change

Do Betta Fish Change Color? Everything You Need To Know

Betta splendens, or Siamese fighting fish, have become so popular because of their stunning colors. Centuries of breeding have produced bettas of almost every imaginable color, so it may be shocking to discover that your beloved betta’s colors are fading or changing. Color changes in betta fish often indicate a health problem that needs attention, … Read more

Are Guppies Hardy

Are Guppies Hardy? (Their Health & Environment)

Guppies are known to be among the more robust freshwater aquarium fish. Not only are they tolerant of a wide range of water conditions, but they’re also forgiving when it comes to temperature, feeding regime, and tankmates. However, there’s a big difference between a guppy surviving and a guppy fulfilling its optimal health, appearance, and … Read more

Wasting Disease in Fish

Wasting Disease in Fish – What It Is and How To Cope!

Wasting disease, also known as Fish Tuberculosis, is a disease that affects freshwater fish like Betts, Gourami’s, Tetras, Danios, and Barbs. Knowing the signs of this disease and what causes it can mean the difference between life and death for your fish. What Is Wasting Disease? Wasting disease is a fatal disease that is caused … Read more