Discus (Symphysodon) – Basic Guide For Beginners

DISCUS FISH

The Discus Fish (symphysodon) is often, and deservedly, referred to as the ‘king of the aquarium’ due to its majestic and regal appearance. They are stunningly beautiful, carry themselves with immense grace, and every fish keeper, beginner and experienced alike, should have some! In this article ‘ Basic guide for beginners” we’ll look at all …

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Corydoras Schwartz Catfish: Diet | Size | Lifespan | Care

Corydoras Schwartz Catfish

By nature, the Corydoras Shwartzi is extraordinarily peaceful. These small, finely-colored fish prefer to spend their time grazing, methodically eating detritus along the bottom of a river. These social fish are happiest in a shoal, where they will companionably feed next to each other. Among fish enthusiasts, gentle ‘Corys’ are quite popular. Let us take …

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Congo Tetra: Diet | Size | Water Conditions | Breeding

congo tetra fish

The Congo Tetra is a popular freshwater fish, whose exotic appearance belies an easygoing temperament and relatively straightforward care. This flamboyant African Tetra displays some of the most beautiful characteristics of this diverse family of fish. It will make a great addition to a peaceful freshwater tank. In this comprehensive guide, we provide everything you …

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Snakeskin Barb Fish – Tropical fish

snakeskin barb

If you are looking for an easy to manage exotic fish that is a true team player the Snakeskin Barb is a worthy choice!  The Snakeskin or Rhombo Barb is a great choice for a moderately experienced freshwater tank owner who is looking for a harmonious school of smaller fish that will put the mid and upper …

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Denison Barb Fish | Species Profile

DENISON BARB FISH

Its unmistakable appearance and equally gregarious temperament make the Denison Barb fish a very desirable fish. With their streamlined form, racing stripes, and bright red streak, these barbs have certainly earned the moniker ‘Torpedo’. A shoal of these barbs will certainly add color and drama to any aquarium due to their endangered conservation status they are an …

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5 Monster Catfish Kept in Home Aquariums

monster catfish

Anyone who has ever kept freshwater aquariums will know of these Monster Catfish. Many will have seen them in shops and public aquariums but rarely in people’s home aquariums. Simply due to the size that these fish can grow to and size of aquarium needed to keep them will restrict them being kept by most …

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Livebearer Fish List |15 livebearers for home aquarium

livebearers

In recent years, the popularity of livebearers has surged immensely. Livebearers are called so as females belonging to this subspecies give birth to live young as opposed to most other fish that lay eggs. The fry produced are larger than eggs, can feed on different foods, and are better at escaping predators. Livebearers come from …

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What are female fish called?

women it a fish

Are all fish simply just called fish? You’ve probably found yourself wondering if male or female fishes have different names like a lot of other animals do. The sex of a fish isn’t as clear cut as it is with other animals. Some of them change their sex, and some can even do it multiple …

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Quick Guide to Fishless Cycling: An Easy Way to Start a New Aquarium

Quick Guide to Fishless Cycling

Originally Published by: DR. TIMOTHY A. HOVANEC JANUARY 28TH, 2019 There are many opinions about how to fishless cycle your aquarium. But they normally just confuse readers and generate more questions than answers. Below is an article explaining the process and a couple of ways to fishless cycle, which we encourage everyone to read. Here is …

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Neon Tetra Fin Rot: Treatment | Diseases | Cures | Remedies

neon tetra fin rot

With their neon coloration and nippy swimming, Neon Tetras are an incredibly popular aquarium addition. They are stunning when kept in larger shoals and, in general, easy to care for. Ease of care, however, doesn’t necessarily equate to the Neon Tetra being completely problem-free. In fact, they are prone to, though not more so than …

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Bristlenose Catfish | Size | Breeding | Diet | Cost

bristlenose catfish

Most fish keepers have heard of the Plecostomus, the bigger brother to the species we are about to talk about. It’s often purchased to clear unwanted algae from a home aquarium. However, most people when purchasing this fish don not understand the care needs and exactly how big they can grow. This is where its …

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Cherry Barb: Diet | Breeding | Lifespan | Size | Care Guide

cherry barb

If you’re considering getting a cherry barb fish or already have one, it’s important to know what to do when it comes to their care. In this article, we cover all aspects of keeping and caring for Cherry Barbs. We cover cherry barb: Diet, Lifespan, Size, and Breeding. These small fish are known for having bright colorings …

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Green Tiger Barb: Diet | Breeding | Sexing | Lifespan

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Green tiger barbs are freshwater fish known for their playful, semi-aggressive temperament. While the species requires a specific diet and environment for optimal health, Green Tiger Barbs are relatively easy to care for. To help you out, here is a complete guide to keeping green tiger barbs. Green Tiger Barb Appearance and Characteristics Mature green …

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How To Take Care Of Baby Fish | 5 Easy Steps To Keep Baby Fish Safe

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It’s not rocket science to deduce that if you stock an aquarium with fish, that you will more than likely have a selection of both male and females which, let’s be honest, may feel the urge to procreate! This may be planned, as in you meant for it to happen, or a shock, in that …

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Best Plants For Freshwater Aquariums | Top 10 Aquarium Plants

planted aquarium

There’s no question a well-planted freshwater aquariums look amazing. It’s like looking into a beautiful underwater garden. But which are the best plants for freshwater aquariums? Ones that are perfect for all levels of aquarists from beginners to specialist aquascaped aquariums. Adding a selection of plants to any freshwater aquarium can serve a number of …

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Black Ghost Knife Fish: Diet | Size | Lifespan | Care Guide

ghost knife fish

If you’re reading this, you are probably considering adding a Black Ghost Knife Fish to your aquarium and let me tell you, I can’t blame you! They are mesmerizing, elegant, and truly something unique. A special species of fish that are a delight to own. Species Profile A member of the speckled knife Fish group, …

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Ghost Glass Catfish: Diet | Size | Lifespan | Cost | Care Guide

Ghost Glass Catfish

Unique, oddball, mesmerizing, special, elegant, peaceful, and graceful are some, but certainly not all, of the words that could be used to describe the Ghost Glass Catfish perfectly. They are all of these things and more, making them a popular and ideal addition to any aquarium. Ghost Glass Catfish: A freshwater fish, with two long …

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Odessa Barb: Diet | Breeding | Feeding | Cost | Lifespan

odessa barb

The Odessa Barb is a small, bright, and active aquarium favorite that is ideal for the beginner aquarist. Here is our Odessa Barb Care Guide. They are thought to have appeared in the pet trade in Odessa, Ukraine in the 1970s, hence the name. They, however, did not become scientifically accepted as their own species …

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Bumblebee Catfish: Feeding | Size | Lifespan | Breeding

bumblebee catfish

The Bumblebee Catfish (Microglanis iheringi) is a small catfish with a striking color pattern which is also known as the South American Bumblebee Catfish. These freshwater tropical fish are native to Venezuela. They can be found in the wild living in strong flowing waters in and around the Amazon Basin and are native to Peru …

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