There is a steep learning curve to fishkeeping that can only truly be mastered once you’ve, unfortunately, lost a couple of fish. Even the most experienced hobbyists lose fish and invertebrates from time to time. The mastery of the hobby comes from preventing these accidents from happening again after the first time.
Brown algae is a common problem in aquariums and one that can leave aquarists frustrated and worried. This type of algae shows up as a brown layer over just about any type of surface. But is bad for your tank? and what can you do to remove it?
In this article, we’ll go in-depth to learn everything you need to know about brown algae in fish tanks and how to keep it under control.
Are you looking for a large, impressive fish with great color and heaps of personality? The red devil cichlid could be the perfect choice for you!
However, keeping large aggressive fish is not for everyone, and arming yourself with the right knowledge is key to your success in the long run. That’s why I’ve decided to write this comprehensive guide to red devil cichlid care. We’ll cover everything you need to know from tank setup to diet and even breeding.
Hatchetfish, also known as common hatchetfish, or river hatchetfish is the most bizarre-looking fish you’ll ever find. Not because of their unusual colors or erratic nature. But because of the shape of their body that resembles a hatchet. Hence, the name.
In this article, we will discuss everything about the hatchetfish species. From their unique body shape to their feedings and breeding, there’s much more to cover.
Are you looking for some great fish to keep with your platies? Well, I’ve got some good news for you. There are stacks of great platy fish tank mates out there, and in this post, we’ll be covering the 15 best!
We’ll also cover the most important tips you need to know about setting up a great aquarium for your platy community, so read along to the end for that. So let’s get started!
The Apistogramma are colorful freshwater dwarf cichlids originally from South America but can be found in aquarium shops worldwide. There are about 70 documented species, but it’s believed there are still many more just waiting to be discovered, making this fish one of the most exciting to keep and follow. And in this article, we’ll go over everything you’ll need to know to keep, raise, and even breed these beauties successfully.
Have white fuzz growing in your fish tank? Don’t know what it is or how to explain it to others? Don’t worry, it’s most likely a type of harmless fungus that often grows on organic material in the aquarium, like driftwood. It can also be a sign that other algae in your aquarium is dying or has already died.
There are a few ways to prevent algae from growing, but white algae is one of the easiest to treat. Here’s how in our key takeaways section below.
Balloon Molly fish is a unique freshwater fish that are bred extremely short and round. The name; balloon Molly truly justifies the appearance of this fish as their bellies are round and swollen with arched backs and extended dorsal fins.
One other fact about Balloon Molly fish is they are truly man-made and a result of selective breeding to have scoliosis. Therefore, they have a short lifespan with a life full of colors and patterns
Have you seen a Hillstream Loach and wondered why they look the way they look and if you could own them? Or you landed on here because you had no idea what they are? These fish are like your typical sucker fish but with more of a coolness factor, and they are smaller to boot.
While these fish are relatively mellow, they have specific requirements that you need to play attention to for them to thrive. With the knowledge drops I’ll offer today, you will be ready to embark on keeping these unique fish in your aquarium.
Fish are fascinating creatures that come in practically every size, shape, and color. If you love fish-keeping, you’re probably just as fascinated by the natural world as we are, so today we’re going to dive into the weird and wonderful world of fish with big eyes!
Some of these species will do great in a fish tank in your bedroom, while others are true monsters of the deep sea.
Betta fish have a variety of peculiar behaviors, but flaring their fins is arguably the one that attracts the most attention from aquarium keepers.
Bettas are territorial and aggressive. They often enjoy maintaining their calm. However, Betta fish would flare their fins and endanger their opponent even before there is any chance that they will become prey themselves out of dread of being caught by any predator.
Have you ever seen a blood parrot cichlid? These adorable fish leave a lasting first impression on many aquarists, but their hybrid origin discourages many from actually taking them home. However, these unusual fish make great pets, so if you’d like to keep your own blood parrot cichlids, this article is just for you!