10 Best Background Plants for Beginner Aquariums

10 Best Background Plants for Beginner Aquariums

by Irene Bearly March 01, 2021 5 min read

One of the easiest ways to make your fish tank look less like a glass box and more like a slice of nature is to cover the back wall with a lush forest of tall aquarium plants. Check out these 10 beginner-friendly background plants that grow to 12 inches or more.

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Top 5 Peaceful Gouramis for a Community Tank

Top 5 Peaceful Gouramis for a Community Tank

by Irene Bearly February 15, 2021 4 min read

Gouramis are a special type of labyrinth fish, often recognized for their flat, oval bodies and whisker-like fins. They often get a bad reputation for being ornery, so find out our top 5 peaceful gouramis that play nice with other community fish.

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7 Best Foods for Freshwater Aquarium Shrimp

7 Best Foods for Freshwater Aquarium Shrimp

by Irene Bearly February 01, 2021 5 min read

In the wild, dwarf shrimp are scavengers that eat a mix of protein, plant matter, and minerals. Find out which foods are on our top 7 favorites list to feed amano, ghost, crystal, and cherry shrimp.

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Top 5 Nano Fish for a 5-Gallon Aquarium

Top 5 Nano Fish for a 5-Gallon Aquarium

by Irene Bearly January 25, 2021 3 min read

A 5-gallon fish tank is the ideal size for your office desk or dorm room, but it can be hard to find creatures that are small enough to live in it. Check out our 5 favorite fish that are perfect for inhabiting a nano aquarium.
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10 Best Top-Dwelling Fish for Your Aquarium

10 Best Top-Dwelling Fish for Your Aquarium

by Irene Bearly January 11, 2021 5 min read

Bottom dwellers are quite popular because they clean up any food scraps from the ground. To balance out your aquarium, add one of our 10 favorite top-dwelling fish to fill the upper third of your fish tank.
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7 Best Fish Tank Ideas for a 10-Gallon Aquarium

by Irene Bearly December 14, 2020 7 min read

A 10-gallon fish tank is one of the most common “starter” aquarium sizes because it’s small enough for an apartment, kid’s bedroom, or even your kitchen counter. If you’re not sure what kind of fish to get or how to design the tank, get inspired by our 7 favorite aquarium setup ideas.
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10 Best Cory Catfish You Have to Try

10 Best Cory Catfish You Have to Try

by Irene Bearly November 23, 2020 5 min read

The adorable Corydoras catfish comes in hundreds of species with all different sizes, prices, preferred water parameters, and more. To help narrow down your options, read about our top 10 favorite corys that we can’t live without.

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5 Best Fish Tank Ideas for a 20-Gallon Aquarium

5 Best Fish Tank Ideas for a 20-Gallon Aquarium

by Irene Bearly August 17, 2020 6 min read

Getting a new 20-gallon aquarium is like starting with a fresh, blank canvas because there are so many possibilities for the decorations, live plants, and of course aquarium fish. If you’re stuck in analysis paralysis from all the choices, here are five of our favorite setup ideas to help inspire you.
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10 Best Algae Eaters for Freshwater Aquariums

10 Best Algae Eaters for Freshwater Aquariums

by Irene Bearly July 20, 2020 6 min read

If your aquarium is covered with unsightly algae, you need some hungry helpers to get the outbreak under control. In this top 10 list of amazing algae eaters, we’ve gathered animals that are not only safe for aquatic plants but can often work together for increased effectiveness.
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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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