Care Guide for Plecos – The Mighty Armored Catfish

Care Guide for Plecos – The Mighty Armored Catfish

by Irene Bearly July 13, 2020 5 min read

Are you looking for a Plecostomus catfish or suckerfish to keep your aquarium clean? Before you make the purchase, let’s talk about this amazing animal, their care requirements, and whether or not plecos are the right pet fish for you.

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Care Guide for Pea Puffers – The Smallest Pufferfish in the World

Care Guide for Pea Puffers – The Smallest Pufferfish in the World

by Irene Bearly April 20, 2020 5 min read

Pea puffers are one of the coolest oddball species you can keep in a smaller-sized aquarium. They’re known for their helicopter-like maneuverability, independently moving eyes, and of course, ability to inflate like a tiny water balloon. In this practical care guide, we answer your most frequently asked questions about these amazing, little creatures.

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How to Culture Vinegar Eels for Fish Fry

How to Culture Vinegar Eels for Fish Fry

by Irene Bearly April 06, 2020 3 min read

Are you getting into fish breeding but need a way to feed teeny-tiny fry that are too small to eat regular fry food? Try vinegar eels! This live food is very easy to culture, survives in fresh water for several days, and entices baby fish to eat more and grow faster.

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Care Guide for Discus Fish – The King of the Aquarium

Care Guide for Discus Fish – The King of the Aquarium

by Irene Bearly March 30, 2020 6 min read

Discus fish are one of the beautiful freshwater fish in the hobby, known for their spectacular colors and large, circular shape. However, they’re also notorious for being extremely difficult to keep. We’ve spent many years personally keeping discus and helping our customers be successful with them. Based on our experiences, this care guide offers practical advice and useful tips for beginners.

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Care Guide for Guppies – The Most Popular and Colorful Livebearer

Care Guide for Guppies – The Most Popular and Colorful Livebearer

by Irene Bearly February 17, 2020 5 min read

Guppies (Poecilia reticulata) are one of the most popular fish in the aquarium hobby because of their brilliant colors, lively personalities, and ease of breeding. In this care guide, we share our essential tips and tricks for keeping this simple yet beautiful species.

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Care Guide for Betta Fish – The Best Beginner Pet Fish

Care Guide for Betta Fish – The Best Beginner Pet Fish

by Irene Bearly January 06, 2020 4 min read

Betta fish are a long-time favorite pet for both beginner and veteran fish keepers because of their colorful finnage and spirited personalities. This care guide covers the key points you need to know to successfully keep your first betta fish.
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Overview of Freshwater Dwarf Shrimp – Popular Species, Tank Requirements, Feeding, and More

Overview of Freshwater Dwarf Shrimp – Popular Species, Tank Requirements, Feeding, and More

by Irene Bearly January 03, 2020 16 min read

Dwarf shrimp have become overwhelmingly popular in the freshwater aquarium hobby because of their vibrant colors and unusual patterns. Guest author Chris Lukhaup (also known as The Shrimp King) shares his extensive knowledge on these amazing creatures, their natural habitats, dietary needs, and more.
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Care Guide for Fancy Goldfish – Housing, Feeding, and More

Care Guide for Fancy Goldfish – Housing, Feeding, and More

by Irene Bearly December 18, 2019 5 min read

Fancy goldfish (Carassius auratus) are beautiful, selectively bred freshwater fish from the carp family that come in many colors, shapes, and other traits. Unlike common goldfish with their single tails and streamlined physiques, fancy goldfish have flowy double tails and slow-moving, egg-shaped bodies that require special considerations. This care sheet answers some of the most frequently asked questions we get about these beloved water piggies.
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Care Guide for Kuhli Loaches – The Coolest Oddball Fish for Beginners

Care Guide for Kuhli Loaches – The Coolest Oddball Fish for Beginners

by Irene Bearly November 20, 2019 2 min read

Kuhli loaches will either fascinate or freak you out because they look like a wriggly mass of miniature snakes hiding in your aquarium. In this care guide, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this popular oddball fish.
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Echinodorus Vesuvius – An Oddball Sword Plant with a Twist

Echinodorus Vesuvius – An Oddball Sword Plant with a Twist

by Irene Bearly October 23, 2019 2 min read

Have you ever heard of the narrow-leafed sword plant that grows in a spiral? Meet the Vesuvius sword plant – also known as Echinodorus ‘Vesuvius.’ This unusual species is still relatively new to the aquarium hobby, but it’s easy to grow and has a striking appearance compared to other aquarium plants. 
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