Baby Snapping Turtle Guide

What do baby snapping turtles eat

If you’re looking for a more exotic creature to fill up your lovely aquarium, why not get a baby snapping turtle? To get you started, let’s take a look at what baby snapping turtles are like, how to care for them throughout their long lifespan, and answer the question, “What do baby snapping turtles eat?” … Read more

12 Of The Coolest Types Of Betta Fish

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Wondering about the different types of Betta fish? Betta (aka Siamese Fighting Fish) are some of the most stunning fish you can have in your aquarium, and they are incredibly popular. These fish not only look cool, they also have a lot of personality and they are relatively simple to look after. Betta can build … Read more

Why Is My Goldfish Turning White?

Why do goldfish turn white

Goldfish come in many different colors, from vibrant yellows and golds to darker browns and reds. As it turns out, however, these vivid colors are not their natural ones; instead, they’re the result of selective breeding. Over time, these colors may start to fade or even darken, which can be concerning for many aquarists. Is … Read more

The 10 Best Schooling Fish For Your Aquarium

Schooling aquarium fish

Many aquarists strive to create the most colorful or beautiful aquarium they can. Typically, this means keeping a wide variety of bright fish, exotic plants, and fun decorations. With so many different fish species out there, it can be hard to pick which to keep. Luckily, freshwater schooling fish are a great option for both … Read more

12 Of The Coolest Different Types Of Goldfish

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Curious about the different types of goldfish? Here’s our handy guide to the best of them! Keeping goldfish can be great fun. They’re affordable and easy to maintain, and they make practical pets for children or people who haven’t got much time on their hands. Did you know that watching goldfish can help reduce anxiety, … Read more

9 Best Types Of Cichlids For Your Aquarium

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Cichlids are easily one of the most popular aquarium fish on the market. However, with so many different cichlid types out there, it can be hard to know which ones are best for your tank set-up. Never fear! In this article, we’ll break down all the types, their advantages and disadvantages, and help you to … Read more

How To Set Up A Turtle Tank

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Keeping an aquarium is a wonderful hobby, especially when you choose the right creatures to populate it. If you’ve decided to add a turtle to your tank, you’re in for a treat. These fascinating creatures come in a variety of shapes and sizes, each with their own personalities. They are smarter than most fish, can … Read more

Complete Guide To Amazon Frogbit

frogbit plant

Aquariums are an incredible ecosystem. Dedicated aquarists are always on the hunt to make their tanks more efficient, healthy, and beautiful. For those who are new to the hobby, beginner-friendly plants are often a great addition, since they require little maintenance. This is partly why the Amazon Frogbit is so popular; on top of its … Read more

Complete Guide To The Red Tail Shark

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There are fish that are flashy and eye-catching, and the red tail shark is definitely one of them. It has amazing coloration, with the sharp contrast of a mostly velvet-black body matched to a bright red tail. This brilliant display has made the red tail shark a centerpiece for many home aquariums, despite the troubles … Read more

Complete Guide To Cherry Shrimp

red cherry shrimp care

If you’re seeking a new freshwater species to add a vibrant dash of color to your tank, look no further than the red cherry shrimp! Their bright red color will definitely stand out against your green aquarium plants and grainy substrate. As a plus, they’re a natural tank-cleaning creature, ideal for those who need extra … Read more

Complete Guide To The Red Claw Crab

red crab aquarium

Looking to add some vibrant color to your tank, or are you just dipping your toes into the hobby? Either way, getting a few freshwater crabs is a great place to start. Red claw crabs, in particular, are rather easy pets to care for, making them ideal for even novice aquarium enthusiasts. What can you … Read more

Black Diamond Stingray Guide

leopoldi stingray

Stingrays are some of the most interesting freshwater fish around. From the entrancing way they glide in the water to their fascinating appearance, the pure novelty of owning a stingray is a fun venture for any seasoned aquarium enthusiast. Most species of stingray are a drab brown or gray color, which may turn you away … Read more

Complete Guide to the Mbu Puffer

freshwater puffer fish

A favorite among experienced aquarists, puffer fish are wonderful to raise. It’s not hard to understand why; many consider the puffer to be one of the most interesting species to keep. They are often regarded as having the most distinct personalities – not only when compared to other species, but even among themselves. Two puffers … Read more

African Dwarf Frog Guide

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Are you interested in caring for some aquatic frogs, but not sure where to start? The African dwarf frog is a popular aquarium pet. Its peaceful personality and low-maintenance lifestyle make it an ideal beginner’s frog – not to mention that it’s completely adorable! Here’s what you need to know about African dwarf frogs before … Read more

The 9 Most Aggressive Freshwater Fish

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Fish are some of the easiest pets to care for, according to pop culture. However, none of the children on your favorite TV shows ever had to worry about overly-aggressive tank mates. Predatory freshwater fish are a real concern. When bringing one of these aggressive fish into your home aquarium, you have to consider both … Read more

Rosy Red Minnows Guide

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Whether you’re a veteran aquarist or a beginner, whose experience in buying fish is restricted to longingly perusing pet stores, you may be overwhelmed by the large variety of species at your fingertips. With so many to choose from, there are those which tend to be overlooked. The most common species in this regard is … Read more

Pictus Catfish Guide

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If you’re interested in fish-keeping, you may wonder if there’s a ‘perfect place’ to start. Before you begin collecting your tank, filters, and food, you’ll need to decide on the type of fish to bring into your home. There are a number of species that are low-maintenance and make excellent tank-based companions. One is the … Read more

Bala Shark Guide

silver shark

Among many other fish species, the bala shark is a sure favorite for people who own tropical aquariums. It’s not surprising that the bala fish is a beautiful addition to any tank, no matter what look you’re trying to achieve. They’re small, silver fish with long tails, able to swim fast over large areas of water. … Read more

8 Best Tetra Fish For Community Tanks

neon tetra fish

You can’t go wrong with tetra fish. As an aquarium owner, you will definitely find yourself working with them, be it through your own aquarium or another hobbyist’s aquarium. For beginners, they are a good choice of fish since they are a hardy species. There are also many experienced aquarium owners who opt for tetras, … Read more

What Do Crayfish Eat?

what crayfish eat in the wild

Crayfish are small crustaceans that have similar features to lobsters, and are sometimes mistaken for lobsters (and vice versa). In fact, crayfish are called a variety of different names, including crawfish, crawdads, yabbies (in Australia), mountain lobsters, freshwater lobsters, or mudbugs. This can be admittedly a little confusing to someone who wants to acquire a … Read more

Kribensis Cichlid Guide

Kribensis cichlid

The Kribensis cichlid, also known as the krib cichlid, is a favorite among beginning aquarists. They are both hardy and beautiful, two qualities that beginners seek. They are a flexible fish, able to adapt to most aquarium conditions, and their lovely colors provide great flare to nearly any tank set-up. The Krib Cichlid Appearance Colloquially, … Read more

Neon Tetra Breeding Guide

how to breed neon tetras

Neon tetras are an aquarium owner’s favorite. They come in a wide array of vibrant colors and are a great addition to any freshwater tank. They are also very hardy fish, unfussy, and don’t require extensive care. Their adaptive nature allows them to flourish in many types of aquarium set-ups. That is why they make … Read more

Amano Shrimp Guide

Japanese algae shrimp

Amano shrimp, also known as Japanese Algae Shrimp, Japanese Algae-Eater Shrimp, and Japonica Shrimp, are the friends many aquarists and aquascapers love. These crustaceans are native to parts of Asia, and are a favorite of many due to how they love devouring algae. In fact, they are known as the best shrimp available for managing … Read more

Mbuna Cichlids: Complete Guide

Mbuna African Cichlids

Mbuna cichlids are a must-have for any freshwater aquarium. Colorful, interesting, and with unique personalities, this species of fish can enhance any fish tank set-up, so long as they’re properly cared for. Here you’ll find a definitive guide to the care of mbuna cichlids in your home aquarium, so you can dive right into enjoying … Read more

Gourami Guide


If you’re looking for a fish that requires a bit more attention than your average goldfish and that can beautify your home or office tank, then you’ll have likely looked into the care and keeping of a dwarf gourami. Dwarf gourami care does demand a bit of additional know-how, but the fish make excellent additions … Read more

Are Freshwater Seahorses Real?

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Seahorses are interesting, adorable creatures, from their coiling tails to their horse-like heads. It’s tempting to add one to your aquarium, but what if you have a freshwater tank? Can you put a seahorse in it, or do you need a saltwater tank? A quick Google search tells you that seahorses are saltwater fish, but … Read more

Otocinclus Catfish Guide

oto catfish

The Otocinclus catfish has many alternative names and is also known as the oto catfish, as well as the dwarf sucker and the otto fish. This genus of fish can most frequently be found in freshwater streams and cannot thrive in brackish or saltwater. Oto catfish are also scavengers, though they are primarily herbivores, preferring … Read more

Parrot Cichlid Guide

blood parrot fish

The Blood Parrot Cichlid gets its dramatic and somewhat piratical name from its unusually bright coloring, though it is more commonly referred to simply as a parrot cichlid. These fish are particularly notable for their unique set of physical traits – traits which are genuinely one of a kind, as blood parrot fish are hybrid … Read more

How Long Do Betta Fish Live?

betta fish lifespan

How long do betta fish live? That depends on you and the care you take in keeping your betta healthy. Before you decide whether or not the betta fish is the right breed for you, you’ll want to consider how long you’ll be taking care of your new friend. Fish are often considered easier pets … Read more

Nerite Snails Guide

zebra nerite snail

When you’re filling a home aquarium, snails are not the first occupants that come to mind. Snails, though, can prove excellent additions to any aquarium, so long as you take their personalities and those of their tankmates into account. The zebra nerite snail is an especially companionable subspecies of snail. Their coloring makes them distinctive … Read more

Assassin Snail Guide

assassin snail care

When you think of adding snails into your home aquarium, you’re not likely to assume that they will demand more attention than your fish. If you want to introduce an assassin snail to your tank, however, you must do so with great forethought. Assassin snails defy snail expectations; they are an unusually aggressive species. While … Read more

What Makes the Perfect Cichlid Tank?

cichlid tank setup

Most potential fish owners are drawn to cichlids due to the species’ intelligence. These crafty creatures are nearly dog-like in the way they behave; they are territorial, aggressive, but also paternal towards their young. When you’re looking for a fish more engaging than average, a cichlid will not only challenge you as a fish owner, … Read more

Rainbow Shark Guide

rainbow shark care

Are you looking to diversify your fish tank? Rainbow sharks, as a breed, may be the ideal fish for you to bring into your home or office. While these fish are more aggressive than average, their unique name and unexpected coloring will make them a joy to view at your leisure. Likewise, these fish are … Read more

Platy Fish Guide

platy fish care

Thinking about keeping fish, but don’t know where to start? The platy fish might be just what you’re looking for! Platys are part of the genus Xiphophorus, though unlike most of their cousins in the freshwater kingdom, they lack the sword-like fins on the undersides of their tails. Like both mollies and guppies, the platy … Read more

Arowana Guide

arowana fish

The Arowana is a prehistoric-looking fish – long, sleek, and beautiful. Also called the Dragon fish, Bony Tongues, or Monkey fish, they are thought to bring good luck and fortune. Featured in many Chinese mythologies and folklores due to their resemblance to the Chinese dragon, they are voracious predators. While considered unique and challenging fish … Read more

What are Algae Eaters?

algae eater

Let’s be honest; a fish is hands-down the best pet to have for the lazy millennial. It’s the water aerobics version of pet keeping, with all the benefits of companionship and none of the drawbacks that come with having a free-roaming, four-legged friend bent on revenge or destructive exploring. But hold on to your slices … Read more

Ghost Shrimp Guide

ghost shrimp

Ghost shrimp are fun little invertebrates, and are sold frequently in pet stores, though they are usually used as feeder fish. So, why would you want any in your tank? It’s not as if you’d keep a tank full of fish flakes and nothing else. These feisty little critters are more than just fish food, … Read more

Pleco Fish Guide

plecos fish

What’s worse in a new fish tank than a layer of green, slimy algae over everything? While there are plenty of ways to manage algae in the tank, from chemicals to elbow grease, you can help control it with a new addition to your tank too. How about a funny little cold water pleco fish? … Read more

Chinese Algae Eater Guide

chinese algae eaters

Chinese Algae Eaters are very popular little freshwater fish. They are also called Indian algae eaters, sucker loach, sucker fish, sucking catfish, Siamese algae eater, Siamese headbreather, honey sucker, biforated carp, and golden algae eater. Whew! They are often confused with other similar-looking or similar-named fish, but the easiest way to find them is by … Read more

Angelfish Guide


Angelfish are a great starter fish for your aquarium. Available in a variety of colors and with their long, flowing fins, it’s easy to see why they are so popular. Luckily, they are also relatively easy to care for! They come in a large variety of sizes, and because they are easy to breed in … Read more

Flowerhorn Cichlid Guide

flowerhorn cichlid care

The Flowerhorn Cichlid is a gorgeous fish breed that many people love to look at. The easily-recognizable hump on their forehead, paired with their bright colours and interesting patterns, make them an attractive decision for an aquarium fish. However, Flowerhorns are not the easiest pet to care for, and it’s important to know what you’re … Read more

Axolotl Guide


Many people are interested in having axolotls for pets. They’re cute, for starters, and are fun pets to watch swim in your aquarium. However, it’s important to know how to care for this species before you make the big choice to buy them for your aquarium. Here we break down all the nitty-gritty as well … Read more

Kuhli Loach Guide

kuhli loach

Whether you’re a beginner to fish keeping or you’re looking for some colorful new additions to your tank, kuhli loaches (also Anglicized as ‘coolie’ loaches) are a good species to begin with. Though they look like eels, they are classified instead alongside carps and minnows. Kuhli Loach Appearance Kuhli loaches are most often caught in … Read more

Guppy Fish Guide

guppie fish

If you have (or are looking at getting) an aquarium, you’ve probably considered investing in a guppy. Guppies are one of the most popular aquarium fish, as they’re small and look very pretty, but anytime you’re seeking out a pet, you should learn how to take care of it first. Here’s all you need to … Read more

Molly Fish Guide

molly fish care

If you are looking to populate an aquarium or liven up your living space, it’s more than likely that you have considered getting a Molly fish. As a species, they’re very prone to hybridization, so you may have glanced at them in a pet store without even realizing it. There are three different species of … Read more

Discus Fish Guide

keeping discus fish

If you’re a long-time aquarium owner, then you may be considering the Discus as a species perfect for your collection. Though it’s not an easy breed to care for, it can be a very rewarding one! But what special needs should you look out for? What are some advantages they offer over other fish? Here … Read more

Corydoras Catfish Guide

cory catfish care

If you already have an aquarium, it’s likely that you’ve considered getting a Corydoras Catfish, often just referred to as Corys. They’re bottom feeders, very peaceful, and accepting of many tank conditions, which mean they’re perfect for beginners – especially ones fresh to mixing species in their aquarium! As with any type of fish, it’s … Read more

Freshwater Puffer Fish Guide

freshwater puffer fish

If you are a dedicated fish owner and are looking to expand your freshwater home aquarium, you may want to consider a freshwater puffer fish. True freshwater puffers are a brilliant specialist fish and are very worthwhile to keep as pets, provided that they are looked after properly. Unfortunately, puffer fish are relatively misunderstood. Many … Read more

Betta Fish Guide

Betta fish

Whether you’re planning to bring home a new Betta fish or you already have one, it’s important to be educated on the specific needs of these beautiful creatures. Unlike many beginner freshwater aquarium fish, Bettas require a great deal of specialized treatment and care to keep them healthy and happy. Although there is plenty involved … Read more

Tetra Fish Guide

tetra fish

If you’re looking for a fish that’s low maintenance, isn’t costly to invest in, but still offers style and beauty to your aquarium, then we have just the creature. Tetra fish are widely known for their beautiful colors, small size, and the mesmerizing way they swim together in schools. Perfect for both beginner and advanced … Read more

The 26 Best Freshwater Fish For Your Aquarium

cool freshwater fish

For the proud fish keeper, there’s nothing more exciting than planning a freshwater fish aquarium. But as you already know, it’s not quite as simple as choosing the most colorful fish and seeing what happens. You need to carefully consider the freshwater aquarium fish that are best for you and your fish tank in order … Read more