• South American cichlids | 6 colorful species for beginners!
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    Did you know that a very large percentage of the fish we keep in our aquariums hail from the often dark waters of South America? An SA biotope is one of the most beautiful aquarium types you can set up, with its tannin stained waters, creeping roots and colorful fish. Some of the most colorful and fasinating species from South America are its many cichilds. Everyone is familiar with angelfish and discus fish, but don’t forget that there is so… Read more »
  • Angelfish care & info
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    You’ve seen that little angelfish at your local fish store, and it’s adorable. It could be blue, orange, gold or just about any other color variation, and would fit in great in your fish tank. In order to thrive, and for the health of its tank mates, there’s a few key things you need to keep in mind when putting angelfish into your community tank. Keep reading to find out the basics of successful angelfish keeping! Minimum tank size80 gallons/300… Read more »
  • Betta sorority | The ugly truth
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    If you’re been in the aquarium hobby for a while, you might have come across the term “Betta sorority”. Many aquarists still advocate for keeping multiple female Betta fish together, as they are supposed to be less aggressive than their male counterparts. Is this actually true? Can female Bettas cohabit peacefully in aquariums as small as 10 gallons (38 L)? The world of domestic Betta keeping is riddled with myths and as you might have guessed… this is unfortunately one… Read more »
  • Bamboo Shrimp – The Complete Care Guide for Bamboo Shrimp
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    Quick Stats Minimum Tank Size 20 Gallons (76 Liters) Care Level: Difficult Water Conditions: PH 6.5-8.0 (Moderately Hard) Temperature: 75-81°F (-°C) Maximum Size: 3 inches (7.6 cm) The bamboo shrimp (Atyopsis moluccensis), also known as the Wood Shrimp, Singapore Shrimp, Fan Shrimp, and sometimes as the Asian Filter Feeding Shrimp, is a popular, but somewhat finicky freshwater shrimp. Bamboo shrimp are native to Southeast Asia and a found in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and several reports state they are… Read more »
  • Stocking a 5 Gallon Aquarium – The Best Fish and Invertebrates to Choose
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    When most people first get into the fishkeeping hobby, they often choose a small aquarium to start out with. And it’s easy to see why: small aquariums have attractive designs, fit easily on a desktop or a counter, and will often cost a lot less than the larger alternatives. But choosing a nano aquarium (generally defined as any freshwater aquarium under 10 gallons) greatly limits stocking options, as only a handful of fish will thrive in an aquarium that small.… Read more »
  • What Fish Can You Keep in a Fishbowl?
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    So, you want to set up a fishbowl, and you’re wondering what kind of fish you can keep in it. Well, first of all, it’s important to realize there is a lot – and I mean a lot – of misinformation out there on the internet. No matter what you read, a goldfish that can grow up to 18 inches in length is not going to be happy in a fish bowl. Sadly, most goldfish probably won’t survive more than… Read more »
  • Choosing Aquarium Lighting: Everything You Need To Know
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    An often overlooked aspect of the aquarium hobby is lighting. Not only does a proper lighting system add to the aesthetic appeal of your aquarium, it’s also crucial for the well-being of your fish and for the growth of your aquarium plants. Always consider the fact that your new fish has evolved to live in certain conditions in the wild. To care for them correctly, the natural living conditions need to be replicated as closely as possible. Since most tropical… Read more »
  • What Size Fish Tank Is Best For Beginners?
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    I remember what it was like to get started in the fishkeeping hobby. The amount of questions I had and the amount of information that I was consuming quickly became overwhelming and hard to digest. One of the most common questions that beginner fishkeepers ask me is what size fish tank they should start with, and almost everyone is surprised by my answer. For some reason, there is a notion that beginners should start with a smaller tank. It makes… Read more »
  • 8 Surprising Benefits Your Aquarium Has On Your Health
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    Although some people may find it hard to believe that keeping tropical fish in your home or office can improve the quality of your life, it’s actually something that has been well studied and proven to be true. From our point of view it’s easy to see why. We actually feel the benefits on a daily basis when interacting with our fish, and if you already have an aquarium in your home, you probably know the feelings we are referring… Read more »
  • What to Feed Koi Fish? Ultimate Guide Koi Fish Feeding
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    Koi is one of the most interesting and entertaining fish to keep for a lot of reasons. They’re beautiful, fun to watch, and full of life. To make sure your Koi live long, healthy lives, it’s important to know what to feed koi fish as well as when and how to feed them. What to Feed Koi Fish and What to Avoid Koi are omnivores by nature and will eat just about anything in the wild, including algae, plants, and… Read more »
  • Betta Fish Fighting – Why and How Do Betta Fish Fight?
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    If you have a betta fish, chances are you’re afraid to keep it in a community tank. While it’s true that betta fish fighting is an important thing to consider, there are some things you can do to keep the peace. Before you decide what tankmates are best for your betta, it helps to understand the difference between male and female bettas. Why they fight, and the things you can do to try to keep the peace. Why Male Betta… Read more »
  • How to Tell if Guppies are Pregnant?
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    Guppies are livebearers. Instead of the male fertilizing the eggs after the female lays them, fertilization happens inside the female. She retains the eggs and gives birth to live, free-swimming young, called fry. Breeding guppies is a really cool experience but it can seem a little overwhelming at first. It’s not always easy to tell if a guppy is pregnant but it’s important to pick up on it early to prepare to help her during pregnancy and give the fry… Read more »