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

Gold Tetra

Gold Tetra

Every tropical fish keeper is almost sure to have kept at least one tetra species at some point in their hobbyist journey. With so many kinds of tetras to choose from, it can be hard to know which to choose. In this guide, we look at the Gold tetra. These little fish are not the … Read more

Yellowtail Damsels

Yellowtail Damsels

It can be very tempting to choose an inexpensive fish, like the yellowtail damsel, for your first saltwater aquarium. You definitely don’t want to risk losing a more expensive fish, and there seem to be plenty of damselfish to go around. The problem is that yellowtail damsels are much more aggressive than other species of … Read more

Yellow Reef Fish

Yellow Reef Fish Species

Is yellow your favorite color? Or are you looking for a pop of color to add to your saltwater fish aquarium? Yellow is one of the more desired colors in the reef aquarium, as not many fish are that color. Luckily, there are a few options of yellow reef-safe fish to choose from that might … Read more

Blue Damselfish

Blue Damselfish Care Guide

If you’re a newbie to the marine aquarium hobby, you need to read this guide to the Blue Damselfish! This beautiful species of fish is among the most popular saltwater fish in the damselfish family, being both stunning to look at and easy to care for. Keep reading to find out everything you need to … Read more

Best Saltwater Fish

The Best Saltwater Fish To Keep In Your Tank

For many aquarists, there’s nothing more exciting than setting up their first saltwater aquarium. While a freshwater aquarium can be beautiful, saltwater aquariums can host a wide array of striking aquatic life not found in freshwater tanks. Saltwater aquarium fish come in wide varieties, providing hobbyists with plenty of choices as to how they want … Read more

Types Of Butterfly Fish

Types Of Butterflyfish

Butterflyfish are some of the most iconic species of fish swimming around a shallow reef with large, angelfish-like bodies and eye-catching yellow, black, and white patterns. In the aquarium trade, these beautiful fish also make excellent additions as saltwater aquarium life, in part because they graze on the rocks for algae and other microorganisms. Unfortunately, … Read more

Zebra Otocinclus

Zebra Otocinclus Care Guide

If you want a small, peaceful, bottom-dwelling fish and proven algae eater for your fish tank, then the Zebra otocinclus (Otocinclus cocama) might be what you’re looking for. These sweet little fish make an unusual addition to a freshwater aquarium, but they do have a reputation of being difficult fish to keep.  In this guide, … Read more

Types Of Clownfish

Popular Types Of Clownfish To Keep In Your Aquarium

Clownfish are one of the most popular fish in the aquarium-keeping hobby. These fish come in a variety of colors, and their playful attitude makes them famous among younger audiences. Unfortunately, though, many people still purchase them without the proper marine tank setup. You don’t need to be an advanced aquarist to keep clownfish, though, … Read more

Red Belly Piranha Care

Red Belly Piranha Care Guide

We’ve all seen the piranha-infested waters portrayed in horror movies, but how much of that is actually true? And did you know that you can keep a red-bellied piranha in your home aquarium with the proper care?  Unfortunately, wild piranhas get a bad rap as vicious fish. On the contrary, they’re one of the coolest … Read more

Pajama Cardinal

Pajama Cardinal Care Guide

Are you looking for a schooling species of saltwater fish? Your choices are few and far between. Luckily, the Pajama Cardinal is perfect for a fish only with live rock (FOWLR) aquarium or a community reef tank setup. These fish are peaceful tank mates and are one of the few species that actively schools in … Read more

Eclipse Catfish

Eclipse Catfish Care Guide

Looking for an unusual fish to add to your large freshwater aquarium? The eclipse catfish is rarely seen among fish keepers in the aquarium hobby, but it can be kept by an intermediate or advanced fish owner. These predatory fish have beautiful colorations and can grow to impressive sizes. Still, they are catfish with big … Read more

Tailspot Blenny Care

Tailspot Blenny Care Guide

Are you looking for a colorful, active saltwater fish for the bottom of your tank? If so, you may consider adding a tailspot blenny to your aquarium. While this coppery-colored fish might be small, many enthusiasts consider it one of their favorite fish in an aquarium. The tailspot blenny is an easy fish to care … Read more

Do Fish Sleep At Night

Do Fish Sleep At Night?

What happens when you turn off your aquarium light? Lots, actually. Did you know that fish have a sleep-wake cycle just like other animals? Not only fish but also all invertebrates in your tank as well! Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about what lurks in the dark in your home … Read more

Kribensis

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