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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for a peaceful beginner fish with tons of personality? Look no further! The cory catfish, or Corydoras catfish, is one of the most popular community fish because they’re so happy-go-lucky, easy to breed, and helpful as a clean-up crew. In this care guide, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this adorable bottom dweller.
With their docile attitude, Otocinclus Catfish can be a great addition to your tank. These little Catfish have no mean bones in their body and will not attack other animals in your tank. You can safely add numbers to your tank without risking shows of aggression with the Otocinclus Catfish.
The Rasbora fish species deserve their great popularity for so many reasons, including their docile temperaments, their easy care, their bright colors, and their relatively small size. They are a social fish, so it’s recommended that you get at least six of the kind that you choose!
Algae can become a natural problem in any tank. With the right amount of light and other factors, it can take over in no time, being both unsightly and potentially troublesome. There are many choices when it comes to getting algae under control, but having an algae eater, like shrimp, in the tank is one of the easiest and most efficient.
Incorporating a colorful fish into your tank can make it pop and stand out. A tank can become the center of attention. However, adding more than just a few new fish may not be bold enough for you. Instead, adding an entire school of them may give the tank the appearance you are looking for. From far away, your tank can be eye-catching as a school of small, colorful fish dance their way into view. A school of Cardinal or Neon Tetras could be your next perfect addition to your aquarium.
How would you like to have a small, brightly colored, inquisitive, and wonderful new type of fish to add to your tank as a showstopper or within a community tank? Then we think you’ll really enjoy the entire Apistogramma family. Also known as Dwarf Cichlids, these great fish did fall out of favor for a little while, but they’re making a comeback – and with good reason.
African Dwarf Frogs are some of the most popular additions to tanks. These little frogs are fully aquatic, so you don’t have to worry about a half aquatic and half terrain aquarium. African Dwarf Frogs will actually die outside of the water.
As an easy addition to your community tank that’s also simple to keep, cherry shrimp are increasingly popular. These little freshwater crustaceans grow to be about 1.5” in length. Like their saltwater cousins, they have a curved body, small legs, and spend most of their time seeking shelter in tank plant life and eating. In this article, we’ll talk about the basics of both keeping and breeding cherry shrimp.
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.
Over the past few years, there has been a great deal of interest in keeping dwarf shrimp in the home, usually planted, aquarium. Keeping dwarf shrimp is fun, rewarding, and beneficial to the planted tank; but a word of warning – once you get hooked on these interesting creatures it is hard not to want to explore the more exotic and usual varieties.