Fish & Aquariums
How to Build a Self-Sustaining Aquarium (Step-by-Step Guide)
Self-sustaining aquariums use the power of plants to help keep themselves clean. Read on to learn more about how to make one of these nearly maintenance-free fish tanks!
Why Do Aquarium Fish Fight? 7 Causes of Aggression in Your Tank
Are your fish fighting? Why are some fish so aggressive? Understand behavioral issues in your aquarium that lead to aggression.
15 Predatory and Aggressive Aquarium Fish That Eat Other Fish
Here are five common freshwater aquarium fish that could eat other fish in our tank. Be smart about stocking and choosing tank mates for aggressive hungry fish!
5 Ways to Keep an Axolotl Tank Cool in the Summer (Without an Aquarium Chiller)
It is important to keep your axolotl tank cool all year long, but that can be difficult during the warmer months. Here are several ways to keep your tank cool without a costly aquarium chiller.
How Long Do Betta Fish Live? (and How to Increase Their Lifespan)
Learn how long you can expect your betta fish to live and get some advice on how to increase the lifespan of your betta.
Can You Keep Wild Fish as Pets in Your Home Aquarium?
Learn if it is possible to keep wild fish as pets, and find out whether or not it is smart to add them to your home aquarium.
Betta Tank Mates
A Betta fish is one of the most popular freshwater species in the aquarium hobby. Their gorgeous fins adorn the aqua theme. It is possible to keep a Betta with a community of fish in a large aquarium! Here is a list of suitable tank mates for your Betta fish.
Fang Blennies: The Aquarium Fish With Heroin-Like Venom
Don’t mess with fang blennies.
Cory Catfish Care Guide: Tank Mates, Behavior, and FAQ
Learn how to care for cory catfish in your tropical aquarium. These energetic little bottom feeders make a great addition to your freshwater fish tank and even serve as part of the cleanup crew that keeps your tank clean.
Why Is Your Betta Fish Breathing Heavily After a Water Change?
In this article, I have described a number of reasons that might be causing your betta fish to breathe heavily or gasp for air after you change the water.
5 Common Betta Fish Myths, Mistakes, and Misconceptions
These mistakes, myths and common misconceptions have helped make the betta one of the most exploited fish in the aquarium trade.
What Do Betta Fish Eat? A Betta Feeding Guide for Beginners
Learn what betta fish eat and how much and how often to feed your betta. Proper feeding is an important but often overlooked aspect of betta fish care.
25 Best Angelfish Tank Mates for a Community Aquarium
Learn about the best tank mates for angelfish and find out which fish can live with freshwater angelfish in a community aquarium.
10 Signs of Stress in Tropical Fish (And What to Do About It)
Here is how to find out if the fish in your freshwater aquarium are stressed out. Stress leads to death, so watch for these signs and learn how to help your fish live long, happy, peaceful lives.
The Best Aquatic Plants for Shrimp
Live plants help keep the fish in your underwater world happy and healthy. This is a list of the best aquatic plants for the freshwater shrimp that help keep the aquarium clean. These little invertebrates will play and chew on those green leaves.
Common Plecostomus Fish Care, Size, Tank Mates, and Lifespan
The plecostomas, or sucker fish, is a popular freshwater catfish with special care considerations. Learn the facts before you stock this often misunderstood fish.
13 Safe and Compatible Betta Fish Tank Mates
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.