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  • "Planted aquariums are living works of art." This is a beginner's guide to planted aquarium setup, including substrate, water, filters, heating, cooling, light, hardscape, aeration, CO2, and more.

    The Basics of a Planted Aquarium

    The Basics of a Planted Aquarium

    by Richard Brown6

  • Fish experts recommend nothing smaller than a 2.5-gallon tank for a betta fish. Do the right thing and set up a proper, heated, filtered, humane habitat for your betta. Fishbowls, wall pockets, cups, and vases are too small and will lead to a depressed, sickly fish with a short life span.

    Betta Fish in Bowls: Just Say No!

    Betta Fish in Bowls: Just Say No!

    by SmartAndFun20

  • It's easy to hatch baby koi. Raising them is a different horse. The first-time koi breeder must consider the constraints of time, finances and culling. This article is an introduction to the realities of dealing with fry and their diet.

    Feeding Suggestions for Baby Koi (Newborn to Three Months)

    Feeding Suggestions for Baby Koi (Newborn to Three Months)

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • There are many different options for decorating a fish tank. How can you be sure that what you are adding is appropriate for your fish? This article should answer all your questions.

    How to Decorate Your Fish Tank: Dos and Don'ts

    How to Decorate Your Fish Tank: Dos and Don'ts

    by Alex85

  • Algae is a normal part of any aquarium ecosystem, but it has to be kept in small quantities for other living things to thrive in the same environment. That's why you need to add some algae-eaters to your tank to make sure that the algae doesn't spread too much.

    Aquarium-Cleaning Fish

    Aquarium-Cleaning Fish

    by Ben Martin0

  • Learn which fish are best for your 55-gallon tank and how to make smart choices when stocking your freshwater aquarium.

    20 Best Fish for a 55-Gallon Tank

    20 Best Fish for a 55-Gallon Tank

    by Eric Dockett6

  • To ensure the health and well being of your freshwater tropical fish, it is important that you select species that are compatible with each other and that your aquarium is set up and ready for your fish before you bring it home. Find out how to prepare for your new fish with this article.

    How to Buy Freshwater Aquarium Fish (With Community Tank Ideas)

    How to Buy Freshwater Aquarium Fish (With Community Tank Ideas)

    by Marty Andersen15

  • Praised as a gentle and friendly breed, the Platy is a perfect starter fish for anyone setting up an aquarium. But what do you do when one of your fish becomes aggressive?

    Platy Problems: Dealing With a Bully

    Platy Problems: Dealing With a Bully

    by Pollyanna Jones9

  • Learn how to choose the best fish for your 20-gallon freshwater tank and get some stocking ideas when it comes to which kinds of fish and aquarium critters to consider.

    10 Best Fish for a 20-Gallon Tank

    10 Best Fish for a 20-Gallon Tank

    by Eric Dockett27

  • Eliminating Cyanobacteria from an aquarium is not a hard process, but it does take some patience. Quick antibiotic fixes only leave the tank vulnerable to future algae blooms and destroy the beneficial algae that has settled in the aquarium. This step-by-step method will help you treat the bacteria at the source and prevent future outbreaks.

    Removing Cyanobacteria From the Aquarium

    Removing Cyanobacteria From the Aquarium

    by Everyday Green9

  • Learn how to choose the best fish for your small tank and better understand the needs of your aquarium's inhabitants.

    5 Best Fish for a Small Tank

    5 Best Fish for a Small Tank

    by Eric Dockett21

  • While it's not possible for a female guppy to get pregnant without a male guppy, it may appear that it is possible. Female guppies can hold the sperm of a male guppy for several months, which may make it appear that she got pregnant without a male guppy.

    Can Guppies Have Babies Without a Male?

    Can Guppies Have Babies Without a Male?

    by Marty Andersen0

  • Discover 10 of the most common reasons tropical fish die in the home aquarium and what you can do to prevent it. Learn what you could be doing wrong, plus get advice on how to choose the right fish, manage your tank and keep your fish as healthy and stress-free as possible.

    10 Reasons Tropical Fish Die in a Tank and How to Prevent It

    10 Reasons Tropical Fish Die in a Tank and How to Prevent It

    by Eric Dockett34

  • The Siamese fighting fish, or betta, is a beautiful, solitary creature that gets quite nippy with other fish. But there are some species of fish that can cohabitate with bettas in a community tank. Here is a comprehensive guide to finding other fish that can live with bettas.

    13 Safe and Compatible Betta Fish Tank Mates

    13 Safe and Compatible Betta Fish Tank Mates

    by Sunny Mendoza2

  • Did you know something as simple as a goldfish can live past forty years of age and reach over a foot in length? Here's the how-to's of keeping tropical fish in an ethical manner.

    The Ethical Issues of Keeping Tropical Fish

    The Ethical Issues of Keeping Tropical Fish

    by Theophanes Avery10

  • When someone mentions a visually stunning aquarium, what comes to mind? You probably envision a tank with exotic species of fish swimming around eye-catching plants. This article will show you which plants are the best of the lot.

    Easy and Best Aquarium Plants

    Easy and Best Aquarium Plants

    by Ben Martin0

  • Setting up a freshwater aquarium is not as hard as you might think! Need some helpful advice? Are you new to this hobby but need a few starter tips? Whether you're a beginner or an aquarium enthusiast, you've come to the right place!

    How to Start a Freshwater Tropical Aquarium

    How to Start a Freshwater Tropical Aquarium

    by Dana Stamps8

  • Learn how to choose the perfect freshwater tropical aquarium for your home. Beginners will get advice on the best tank size, location, stocking and more. Keeping a tropical fish tank is a rewarding hobby, and taking the time to plan and research your new aquarium will help you achieve success.

    How to Choose the Best Aquarium for Your Home

    How to Choose the Best Aquarium for Your Home

    by Eric Dockett1

  • Aquariums are excellent as a decoration for your living room, office, or store. Everyone likes looking at colorful fish as they swim around. There's something very relaxing about fish tanks, but you can't have a thriving ecosystem without the right aquarium plants.

    Top Floating Aquarium Plants

    Top Floating Aquarium Plants

    by Ben Martin1

  • Aquatic snails are a great addition to any freshwater tank. They work hard to clean the aquarium by feeding on algae, fish waste, and other debris. Snails are pretty to look at too, and you can't have a serious aquarium without them.

    Freshwater Aquarium Snails

    Freshwater Aquarium Snails

    by Ben Martin0

  • Making fish food couldn't be easier! It's time to free yourself of commercial fish food flakes and start creating your own natural alternative. Homemade fish food is not far away!

    How to Make Your Own Fish Food

    How to Make Your Own Fish Food

    by Zach11

  • Learn about the best tropical fish for beginners and 10 great fish that give a first-time aquarium owner the best chance of success!

    10 Best Tropical Fish for Beginners

    10 Best Tropical Fish for Beginners

    by Eric Dockett53

  • There are many misconceptions about betta fish, one of them being that a fishbowl is the best habitat for them. If properly taken care of, they can live from 3 to 5 years. This article will explain why bettas should not live in a bowl or vase and offer some other helpful tips.

    Why You Should Not Keep a Betta Fish in a Bowl

    Why You Should Not Keep a Betta Fish in a Bowl

    by Jess H1

  • Find out what to do if your betta fish looks lonely or bored and whether or not you should worry when your betta lives alone.

    Do Betta Fish Get Lonely and Bored?

    Do Betta Fish Get Lonely and Bored?

    by Eric Dockett2

  • If your freshwater tank is starting to turn green, it's time for an algae eater fish clean up crew. Here are some of the best freshwater algae eaters out there and a section on shrimp and snails!

    Freshwater Algae Eater Fish That Can Clean Your Tank

    Freshwater Algae Eater Fish That Can Clean Your Tank

    by Everyday Green3

  • Here are the 10 best (and worst) large fish for your freshwater home aquarium along with recommendations for tank size and care management. Big freshwater fish look spectacular in the right tank setup but choose wisely.

    10 Best Large Fish for a Freshwater Aquarium

    10 Best Large Fish for a Freshwater Aquarium

    by Eric Dockett4

  • Learn why caring for a freshwater aquarium is rewarding and educational for kids, plus discover which tanks are right for children and how the whole family can learn from a fish tank.

    Educational Benefits of Aquarium Care for Kids

    Educational Benefits of Aquarium Care for Kids

    by Eric Dockett1

  • All the details on the proper setup of a suitable living habitat and the best practices for ongoing care of a goldfish. Learn the best techniques to ensure a happy and healthy goldfish for years to come.

    How to Care for Goldfish

    How to Care for Goldfish

    by Kate Daily7

  • This article contains all of the information you want to know about owning a pet shark including where to buy your shark, what size tank you will need and what you should know before making a purchase of this magnitude.

    How to Buy and Care for a Pet Shark

    How to Buy and Care for a Pet Shark

    by Everyday Green4

  • Often overlooked as a choice in the aquarium, white cloud mountain minnows are very lively, enjoyable pets to keep. Learn how to care for them, from housing to feeding to tank mates.

    Fish Care: White Cloud Mountain Minnows

    Fish Care: White Cloud Mountain Minnows

    by finatics67

  • When choosing a fish that's beautiful and easy to care for, the betta fish is a popular choice for all hobbyists. Common misconceptions about keeping these lovely pets have led to a belief that these fish are frail and hard to keep. It's time to bust the myth and lay down the facts once and for all.

    The Bare Basics of Betta Fish Keeping

    The Bare Basics of Betta Fish Keeping

    by Megan Nelson7

  • Looking for great saltwater fish for your home aquarium? Here are the top ten based on sales in the United States! Don't be surprised to find your friends from "Finding Nemo" on the list!

    10 Great Saltwater Fish for the Home Aquarium

    10 Great Saltwater Fish for the Home Aquarium

    by Everyday Green2

  • Sometimes fish have first names, last names, and even middle names. This is a comprehensive list of over 300 funny and creative names for you to consider when naming your new pet fish.

    300+ Funny and Clever Fish Names

    300+ Funny and Clever Fish Names

    by Sam Mendoran44

  • Proper lighting is an important factor in creating a successful and easy to maintain planted aquarium. Using the right color of light in your aquarium will make lush, healthy plants and reduce algae.

    Lighting for a Planted Aquarium

    Lighting for a Planted Aquarium

    by Richard Brown4

  • There's nothing worse than a shattered aquarium and fish flopping around on the floor. There are many ways for accidents to happen, but knowing the most common dangers could keep your pets safe for life.

    How to Pick a Safe Location for Your Aquarium

    How to Pick a Safe Location for Your Aquarium

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • This article will briefly touch on the genetics of angelfish and how to tell different sub-species apart. It will also discuss physical attributes and quality attributes of species, along with how to sex fish, breed them, and care for their fry. Learn how to set up a breeding program for profit.

    Selective Breeding and Genetics for Angelfish

    Selective Breeding and Genetics for Angelfish

    by David Stillwell11

  • Find out how important a heater, light and filter are for your freshwater tropical fish tank. Learn about the different types of filtration, the best temperature for your tank and more.

    Do Tropical Fish Need a Heater, Filter and Light?

    Do Tropical Fish Need a Heater, Filter and Light?

    by Eric Dockett2

  • An aquarium can completely transform a room. Everyone likes seeing pretty, colorful fish swimming around in a beautiful aquarium decorated with underwater plants and other fixtures. Saltwater fish are trendy because of the many species and colors available.

    Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Beginners

    Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Beginners

    by Ben Martin1

  • Here are some of the best fish that eat snails you might consider adding to your freshwater aquarium. They may be able to help you clean up your pest snail problem, or they could just make cool additions to your tropical fish tank.

    Freshwater Fish That Eat Snails

    Freshwater Fish That Eat Snails

    by Eric Dockett2

  • This article is a new fish keeper's guide to five of the best fish and five of the worst fish you can choose to start your aquarium. Some of the fish listed as worst may surprise you!

    The Best and Worst Beginner Fish for Your Aquarium

    The Best and Worst Beginner Fish for Your Aquarium

    by Elliott-Scates61

  • Box filters (also known as corner filters), are air-lifted aquarium filters—the oldest type of filtration still sold on the market. Box filters make excellent filters depending on the water volume and bioload of a tank.

    How to Use Box/Corner Filters in an Aquarium

    How to Use Box/Corner Filters in an Aquarium

    by mariekbloch5

  • Learn how and when betta fish sleep and discover a few ways you can make your betta’s tank more sleep-friendly so he can get all the rest he needs.

    How and When Do Betta Fish Sleep?

    How and When Do Betta Fish Sleep?

    by Eric Dockett3

  • Learn how to easily and successfully start and keep a freshwater fish tank, as well as how to avoid some common mistakes that many beginners make.

    How to Start a Freshwater Fish Tank

    How to Start a Freshwater Fish Tank

    by Cholee Clay2

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