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Tetraodon MBU - The Under Water Giant Puppy.

Tetraodon MBU - The Under Water Giant Puppy.

The Tetraodon MBU puffer is the largest freshwater species of puffer fish. Getting 22+ inches in a home aquarium. With the fish getting so big, most aquarists struggle to keep one healthy. While my largest one has only gotten to 22 inches, I suspect they’ll grow to as large as 30 inches depending on how they are raised throughout their extended lives.
  • Cory McElroy
Otocinclus, the Wonder Cat!

Otocinclus, the Wonder Cat!

Don't worry - even through all that stress, Otocinclus can still thrive in your aquarium. Here are a couple of simple tips that will greatly increase the survivability of your new pet:
Vallisneria – The One Plant Wonder.

Vallisneria – The One Plant Wonder.

Whether you've got a green thumb or are green with envy, you can have a planted aquascape that looks like a slice of nature. Don't worry, it won't be hard or expensive.
Livebearers are Becoming Weaker.

Livebearers are Becoming Weaker.

In many older books and magazines you'll read how livebearers like Endler’s Livebearers and Guppies are great for beginners because they're hardy. This was once true, however now that we are many generations away from wild stock, some of them have become quite weak. Unfortunately, most livebearers are now mass produced. As we all know, when things go into mass production, the quality will decline. I hope to offer some tips to help you be successful with livebearers in spite of the new challenges.
  • Cory McElroy
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Red Cherry Shrimp - Neocardinia heteropoda - Care and Breeding

Red Cherry Shrimp - Neocardinia heteropoda - Care and Breeding

If you follow a few simple steps you will find it fairly easy to enjoy these active little creatures as they go about their day hunting for food and tending “their plant garden.”

Is a Nano Aquarium right for me?

In recent years, the nano aquarium section of the aquarium hobby has been exploding in popularity. With many small fish becoming more available in the hobby, increased popularity of shrimp and other inverts, and even a few striking new discoveries in the last several years, the appeal has never been higher. For many people, the convenience of a small home aquarium is very inviting; however, there are some potential difficulties to consider.
  • Cory McElroy
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