5 Best Schooling Fish for Beginners

5 Best Schooling Fish for Beginners

by Irene Bearly July 06, 2020 3 min read

There’s something so peaceful and awe-inspiring about seeing a large school of fish swimming back and forth in perfect harmony. If you’re looking for a beautiful schooling fish to get started with, check out our top five species that are easy to care for and will look amazing in your aquarium.

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Top 10 Fish for a 10-Gallon Aquarium

Top 10 Fish for a 10-Gallon Aquarium

by Irene Bearly June 08, 2020 5 min read

One of our most frequently asked questions is “What can I put in a 10-gallon aquarium?” When you’re surrounded by hundreds of freshwater fish at a fish store, the possibilities just seem endless! Check out our top 10 list of both popular and uncommon fish to help you discover a new species you just have to try.

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10 Best Tank Mates for Your Goldfish

10 Best Tank Mates for Your Goldfish

by Irene Bearly June 01, 2020 6 min read

Goldfish are beautiful, much-beloved creatures in the fish keeping hobby, but sometimes it can be nice to add a little variety to their aquariums. After many years of owning goldfish, we’ve compiled a list of our top recommendations for goldfish tank mates (including a few that you may have never tried before).

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10 Best Clean-Up Crew Ideas for Freshwater Aquariums

10 Best Clean-Up Crew Ideas for Freshwater Aquariums

by Irene Bearly April 13, 2020 6 min read

Looking for a fish or invertebrate that will clean your aquarium so that you never have to do tank maintenance? Sorry, that mythical creature doesn’t exist. However, many animals do an excellent job of eating leftover food, algae, dying plant leaves, and even pest snails. Discover our top 10 favorite clean-up crew members that every freshwater aquarium should have.

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Top 10 Easy Aquarium Plants for Beginners

Top 10 Easy Aquarium Plants for Beginners

by Irene Bearly March 16, 2020 6 min read

Planted aquariums are very popular nowadays because of their natural beauty and amazing ability to consume toxic waste compounds. However, many beginners have trouble keeping their green foliage from turning brown. After more than a decade of working with aquarium plants, we’ve thoroughly vetted out our list of top 10 easy aquarium plants that can stand up to a beating and won’t break the bank.
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10 Best Coldwater Fish That Don’t Need a Heater

10 Best Coldwater Fish That Don’t Need a Heater

by Irene Bearly March 09, 2020 6 min read

Most aquarium fish require a heater because they’re used to tropical temperatures, but did you know there’s a whole class of coldwater fish that are perfectly fine at room temperature? In this article, we cover the 10 coolest fish that can live without an aquarium heater.

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7 Popular Fish You Should Try in a 20-Gallon Aquarium

7 Popular Fish You Should Try in a 20-Gallon Aquarium

by Irene Bearly February 03, 2020 4 min read

20-gallon aquariums are one of the most popular tank sizes among fish keepers because they’re small enough to keep in a bedroom but big enough that you can choose from a wide variety of fish to keep. With all these possibilities, check out our favorite freshwater fish to spiceup your aquarium with their beautiful colors and interesting behaviors.
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5 Best Tank Mates for Betta Fish

5 Best Tank Mates for Betta Fish

by Irene Bearly January 13, 2020 3 min read

Betta fish are known to be fierce fighters, but did you know you can add tank mates to their aquarium? Depending on your betta’s personality and the size of the tank, he can peacefully cohabitate with other fish and invertebrates. Check out our top 5 list of favorite tank mates for you and your betta fish to enjoy!

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10 Best Aquarium Fish for Beginners

10 Best Aquarium Fish for Beginners

by Irene Bearly October 10, 2019 5 min read

If you’re getting into freshwater aquariums for the first time, it can be intimidating to know which fish to pick. Ideally, you want something hardy, budget-friendly, and colorful with an interesting personality. Check out our list of top 10 beginner fish that are easy to care for and would make a great addition to your aquarium!
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5 High-Quality Fish Foods That You Have to Try

5 High-Quality Fish Foods That You Have to Try

by Irene Bearly February 16, 2019 4 min read

When it comes to prepared fish foods, what do you feed? Are you a die-hard fan of Team Hikari or a DIYer on Team Repashy? Here’s a list of my favorite prepared foods that are proven, easy to use, and a little unusual in some cases – foods that your fish need to try!
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