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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What do Glofish eat? Diet | Amounts | Foods | Feeding Guide

glofish

What do Glofish eat is a question we are asked from time to time. Maybe it’s because they are so colorful people think they must eat something different from your normal tropical fish. But do they? This got me thinking and I thought we could clear up a few myths and questions about feeding Glofish. …

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Glofish Types & Breeds: Colors | Types | Cost | Size | Lifespan

Glofish

GlofishⓇ are a patented commercial brand that sells amazingly stunning fluorescent fish. They have neon-bright coloration, come in several types and colors, and look amazing when kept in groups. However, due to their less than natural coloration, they are not a fish species for everyone. They do, nonetheless, have a huge fanbase with many fish …

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Tiger Oscar Fish Tank Size ( How Many Gallons?)

TIGER OSCAR

When it comes to caring for the attractive and intelligent Oscar fish, tank size has to be one of the most important considerations. This is mainly due to the Oscar fish’s rather large size, and the space that they need to swim. To give you an idea on a Tiger Oscar’s size they can grow …

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How Big Do Ram Cichlids Get? (Size,Growth Rate)

ram cichlid types

Ram Cichlids are probably one of the most popular species available in the aquarium trade today. This is due to a mixture of factors such as delightful coloration, ease of care, and personality. However, before you decide to run out and buy a pair of these delightful tank members, you need to consider how big …

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What Do Ram Cichlids Eat?

what do ram cichlids eat?

The chances are, if you’re reading this, that you have discovered the delightful Ram Cichlid, and are either thinking of buying a pair, or have already done so! However, you’re also, clearly wondering ‘What do Ram Cichlids eat?’ so, here, let us tell you! What do ram cichlids eat? The Ram Cichlid is an omnivore …

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Ram Cichlid Types

female ram cichlid

The Ram Cichlid is a popular aquarium species that has been developed and bred to include numerous different strains. These strains are sold under many different names including Ram, Blue Ram, Asian Ram, Butterfly Cichlid, Ramirez’s Dwarf Cichlid, Butterfly Cichlid, and Ramizeri. Despite the plethora of names for this fish species, there are only really …

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Betta Fish: Species Profile: Care | Diet | Sexing | Breeding

Betta Fish

Betta fish are a gorgeous looking freshwater fish that can live for around three to five years under optimal conditions. The best ways to ensure your betta fish has a long and happy life include give them a large enough tank of warm, filtered water and clean this regularly. Keep males separate and give females …

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Top 5 Most Popular Central American Cichlids

TOP 5 MOST POPULAR CENTRAL AMERICAN CICHLIDS

The Central American Cichlids are the most popular fish in America. Having flown in from all parts of the world, these fish come from various different environments. From the volcanic lakes to the new river streams which were not present before, the Cichlids are not uncommon in the American waters. They swim in the fast …

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Ram Cichlid: Diet | Breeding | Sexing | Lifespan | Care Guide

ram cichlid

The amazing family of cichlids commonly known as dwarf cichlids contains a huge variety of fish none more beautiful than the Ram Cichlid. A relative of the Bolivian ram (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus) which isn’t as brightly colored as the Blue Ram or the stunning Electric Blue Ram but still a lovely dwarf cichlid.  Different morphs of …

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Firemouth Cichlid: Diet | Size | Lifespan | Cost

Firemouth cichlid care & buyers guide

The Firemouth Cichlid (Thorichthys meeki) is one of the most vibrant and colorful of all Cichlids. Its splashes of color, stripes and luminescent fins are adorable but their fire red gills and body are the attraction of this fish. I got my first Firemouth cichlids over 20 years ago now which turned out to be …

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15 Best Tropical Fish For Beginners – #14 is the number 1 selling fish

15 Best Tropical Fish For Beginners

So, you’ve bought a fish tank or you’re thinking about buying one and you’re wondering what the 15 best tropical fish for beginners. Well, we have a great selection below for you to consider. All the fish listed below have been carefully selected for a number of reasons from hardiness, price, size and feeding habits. …

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14 Best Aquascaping Fish – Perfect schooling fish.

14 best aquascaping fish

If you have a planted or aquascaped aquarium and you’re looking for the Best Aquascaping Fish that will school in large groups which will show of your aquarium, then look no further than the ones below. Lets first start by answering some questions we get asked about this topic all the time. The question we …

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Best Freshwater Cleaning Fish & Snails – #9 is the best

Best Aquarium Cleaning Fish

If you have Algae in your fish tank, don’t panic it’s completely natural to have a small amount. In my tank, I have a small amount and It makes my tank look natural and fits the scene I am trying to create. However, excessive algae look terrible and needs sorting quickly before it gets out of hand. Believe it or …

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Top 9 Freshwater fish for a new aquarium – #7 is my favorite

Top 9 Freshwater fish for a new aquarium

Starting any new hobby can be daunting, especially if it involves livestock. Aquarium keepers all over the world had to start somewhere and most will start with a small freshwater tropical fish tank. Beginners will often ask us for our advice on the Best freshwater tropical fish to start with and they often only know …

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Silver Dollar Fish: Complete Care, breeding, Feeding Guide

silver dollar fish

If I asked you to pick your favorite shoaling fish, what species would it be? For me, it is undoubtedly the simple but stunning Silver Dollar (Metynnis Argenteus) A distant cousin of the piranha and pacu, the Silver Dollar (metynnis Argenteus) has been a favorite amongst fish keepers for many years, especially in the US. …

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