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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Care Guide for Cory Catfish – The Perfect Community Bottom Dweller

Care Guide for Cory Catfish – The Perfect Community Bottom Dweller

by Irene Bearly September 06, 2019 4 min read

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.
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Otocinclus Catfish Care Guide

Otocinclus Catfish Care Guide

by Cory McElroy January 12, 2019 3 min read

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.
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Rasbora Hets and Espei Rasboras – Great For Planted Aquariums

by Cory McElroy December 22, 2018 2 min read

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!
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Daphnia Culturing – How to Raise Daphnia

Daphnia Culturing – How to Raise Daphnia

by Cory McElroy December 01, 2018 6 min read

How would you like to cultivate and raise your own separate tank of Daphnia (also known as water fleas)? These tiny plankton-like freshwater crustaceans grow to about 3 millimeters in length or less. They’re actually kind of cute looking as you watch them swim almost vertically in their tank. They live quite happily in large groups within a tank, so that you can harvest them when you need them to feed your fish, tadpoles, salamanders, newts, or aquatic insects.
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A Solution to Algae—Amano Shrimp

A Solution to Algae—Amano Shrimp

by Cory McElroy October 13, 2018 2 min read

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.
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Neon Tetras and Cardinal Tetras

Neon Tetras and Cardinal Tetras

by Cory McElroy September 28, 2018 3 min read

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. 
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Apistogramma the Dwarf Cichlid

Apistogramma the Dwarf Cichlid

by Cory McElroy September 22, 2018 3 min read

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.
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Caring for African Dwarf Frogs

Caring for African Dwarf Frogs

by Cory McElroy September 15, 2018 4 min read

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. 
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