February 26, 2024
Amano Shrimp and Cherry Shrimp

Amano shrimp have become one of the most beloved invertebrates for freshwater aquariums. Not only do they act as natural tank cleaners, they are also excellent at digesting any organic waste products or uneaten food items that remain. Skittish by nature, fish are easily startled. By providing plenty of hiding places such as plants or […]

February 25, 2024
Ember Tetra Lifespan

Ember tetras are hardy fish that can live for four years when kept under ideal conditions, yet are susceptible to diseases like Ich and Fin Rot that require medication and water changes for effective treatment. Feed your fish high-quality flakes, pellets and freeze-dried food to provide them with essential vitamins and minerals. Also give them […]

February 25, 2024
What Fish Cleans the Tank?

Cleaner fish are an effective way to keep an aquarium tidy, helping reduce the need for frequent water changes and maintenance. By eating algae, uneaten food, and other organic debris they contribute significantly to maintaining good water quality and keeping an aquarium running efficiently. Some cleaner fish can assist other aquarium inhabitants by cleaning away […]

February 24, 2024
Can Shrimp Live With Betta?

Betta fish typically won't attack shrimp when properly fed and provided with hiding spaces such as rocks, driftwoods, or aquatic plants in the tank. You can further lower risk by including some large rocks, driftwoods or aquatic plants to your tank environment. Cherry shrimp prefer rocky substrates with abundant vegetation and hiding places, as they […]

February 22, 2024
Half Moon Betta Fish

Half moon betta fish are beautiful, active freshwater species that make aquarium life even more enjoyable. Their care needs can be easily met provided that conditions in their tank remain ideal. This species of fish is susceptible to fin rot, but can be avoided through proper tank water parameters and regular cleaning. Feeding Half moon […]

February 21, 2024
Clownfish Species

The clownfish family consists of sea anemonefish. Omnivorous by nature, these marine anemonefish feed on algae as well as small invertebrates such as zooplankton, marine isopods and even cast-off parts from their host anemones. They are sequential hermaphrodites, meaning that they begin life as males but may eventually change gender throughout their lives. The largest […]

February 21, 2024
Why Do Fish School?

There’s something impressive about a school of fish. Hundreds of fish seem to dance in unison, with no leader. But why do they school? Several anti-predator functions have been suggested. One study showed that shoaling reduces the amount of power spent swimming by reducing wasted sideways motion. Another shows that schools allow for more efficient […]

February 20, 2024
Rarest Goldfish Varieties

Goldfish come in various shapes, sizes, colors and markings that attract their owners as they have distinctive appearances and scarcities that attract enthusiasts. Some varieties are highly sought-after by enthusiasts due to their rarity or unique features. These fish tend to cost more to care for due to their larger sizes and higher growth potential, […]

February 20, 2024
Can You Keep Snails With Betta Fish?

Yes, snails can cohabit in an aquarium provided the water quality is properly managed with regular water changes, cleanings and monitoring the parameters of the tank water parameters. Snails do well in similar water conditions to that found with betta fish and can quickly adjust to their new home environment. Furthermore, snails enjoy eating fruits […]

February 20, 2024
The Differences Between Mollies and Platys

Mollies and platies are two of the most beloved aquarium fish species among beginning aquarists, especially among novice aquarists. Both varieties boast vibrant colors, energetic traits, and are easy to breed - yet some misperceptions about these livebearers need to be clarified before setting up your tank. In this article, we'll take a deeper dive […]

February 19, 2024
How to Care For a Clown Peleco

The clown pleco (Panaque maccus) is an exquisite tank fish that requires little maintenance; making it an excellent choice for beginner aquarium owners. But this does not mean they are indestructible - and extra care will go far toward protecting its health and well-being. This armored catfish belongs to the Loricariidae family of South American […]

February 19, 2024
How Big Can Koi Fish Get?

Koi fish are stunning domesticated species that boast vibrant hues. Though small in size, kois have the ability to reach impressive sizes. Many people are curious as to their growth potential and what factors influence it; this article should provide some answers. Koi fish typically reach their full size during adolescence, when their potential to […]