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Tangs – The Fast and Curious Fish of the Sea

Tangs, also known as surgeonfish, are probably the most popular fish in the reefkeeping hobby next to the clownfish. Tangs come in a variety of colorations, from a striking contrast of blue, yellow, and black (as is with the blue hippo tang) to the subtler blend of brown and yellow (as is with the kole […]

Everything You Need to Know About Live-bearers

Livebearers come in various patterns and colorations and can add a lot of excitement and beauty to community tanks. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced aquarist, livebearers can easily thrive and multiply without much effort despite their fragile appearance. What are Livebearers? To put things simply, livebearers are fish that give birth to free-swimming […]

Butterflyfish Care Guide

The great thing about saltwater fish is that they display some of the most exquisitely beautiful colors possible. The butterflyfish is no different and perhaps, one of the most sought after saltwater breeds because of their beauty. Caring for the butterflyfish, however, takes both time and effort on your part. If you’re keen on having […]

Aquascaping – Making your Aquarium Look Awesome!

Keeping an aquarium is more than just caring for different aquatic animals. For some people, the layout and design of the aquarium itself is a source of joy, providing them with the chance to create landscapes and designs that look great when displayed in the living room or the office. What Is Aquascaping? Creating mesmerizing […]

Getting to Know the Labyrinth Fish

Labyrinth fish or Anabantoids are a distinct type of tropical fish. While other fish might be capable of only receiving oxygen through the intake of water though their gills, Labyrinth fish possess another respiratory organ that enables them to breathe atmospheric oxygen. Although most fish can survive without coming up for air, the labyrinth organ […]

5 Best Tropical Fish For Advanced Aquarists

A lot of people who are new to keeping saltwater fish often end up frustrated after seeing their first fish suddenly die in a few days or even hours. Compared to freshwater tanks, saltwater tanks have a stricter set of rules, and therefore a comparatively smaller allowable margin of error. With that said, here are […]

Ghost Shrimp Care Guide (Diet, Tank & Breeding)

Ghost Shrimp, also commonly known as Glass Shrimp, are a class of decapods crustaceans, swimming crustaceans commonly seen in freshwater aquariums. Their easy availability means that they are a common addition to many tanks. They generally have two positions, one as feeders to larger fish and the second as highly effective tank cleaners. Easily overlooked […]

Swordtail Fish

Swordtail, the freshwater fish one can easily mistake for a Guppy or a Platy, is one of the best choices for a pet fish, especially for beginners. Its colours vary. Caught from the wild, the body of the swordtail is generally olive green with yellow and red streaks along its two sides. The wild type […]

Understanding Aquarium Algae

Every aquarium owner understands how difficult it is to control aquarium algae. No matter how well you maintain your aquarium, algae would still proliferate, unless you employ special measures to curb their growth. A negligible spot of algae can grow exponentially in a matter of days. Algae grow on the aquarium walls, decoration, gravel and […]

Choosing the Right Aquarium Substrate: Keeping Your Gravel Clean

It should be clear by now that keeping an aquarium is a serious hobby. Some would even call it a vocation. Other than choosing the type of fish you will raise and the size of the aquarium, you will also need to decide on the type of aquarium substrate you’re going to use. One fairly […]