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  • Here is a list of supplies and accessories including everything you need to keep a betta fish happy and healthy. Give your betta fish a great home!

    Betta Fish Supplies List

    Betta Fish Supplies List

    by Eric Dockett32

  • 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-Scates59

  • Learn which tank mates to choose for your betta fish in a small aquarium or community tank environment for the best chance of success. Here's a list of compatible fish that can live with a betta, as well as practical advice for choosing a community tank setting.

    Tank Mates for Bettas and Betta Fish in a Community Tank

    Tank Mates for Bettas and Betta Fish in a Community Tank

    by Eric Dockett158

  • 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

  • You've set up a new fish tank and now you're interested in adding live plants. Here's a guide to aquatics plants that are easy to grow and care for to add oxygen and beauty to your tank.

    Low-Light Aquarium Plants for Beginners

    Low-Light Aquarium Plants for Beginners

    by eveliens10

  • Are you the proud guardian of a fish? Looking for that special name but don't know where to start? Here's a fun list of 500+ names for any type of fish—goldfish, betta, tropical. From traditional names to obscure names, you're sure to find one here.

    500+ Cool and Creative Fish Names for Goldfish and Bettas

    500+ Cool and Creative Fish Names for Goldfish and Bettas

    by Layne Holmes3

  • The hobby of keeping koi can be complicated. Luckily, you don't need the skills of a French chef to keep your koi happy and healthy.

    How to Feed Adult Koi Fish

    How to Feed Adult Koi Fish

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • 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 Dockett47

  • Learn about betta fish care, behavior and tank requirements to make sure your betta lives a long, healthy life.

    Betta Fish Care Guide and FAQ

    Betta Fish Care Guide and FAQ

    by Eric Dockett544

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

    Best Fish for a 55-Gallon Tank

    Best Fish for a 55-Gallon Tank

    by Eric Dockett3

  • 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

    How to Use Box/Corner Filters

    by mariekbloch5

  • There are many different kinds of freshwater fish available to hobbyists. Tetras are among the most poplar fish used in home aquariums. This article will provide information about these diverse fishes

    Popular Home Aquarium Fish: Tetras

    Popular Home Aquarium Fish: Tetras

    by Alex1

  • 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 Dockett1

  • Here’s a list of the 20 most colorful aquarium fish. Learn about vibrant community fish and large colorful fish so you can make the best choice when stocking unique fish for your tropical tank.

    20 Most Colorful Freshwater Aquarium Fish

    20 Most Colorful Freshwater Aquarium Fish

    by Eric Dockett1

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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, or what makes a beautiful fish and what makes a not-so-beautiful fish. Further, the article will discuss breeding, how to sex fish, breed them, and care for their fry. Includes information on what to feed fry, how to rear fry, and 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

  • The Violet Goby, sometimes called the Dragonfish is a beautiful, eel-like fish that lives in brackish waters. They make wonderful pets, but require a bit of preparation before you bring them home.

    How to Care for a Violet Goby (Dragonfish)

    How to Care for a Violet Goby (Dragonfish)

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC17

  • Aquascaping is a delightful aspect of the aquarium world. Practiced by experts and novices alike, all it takes is a few plants and an understanding of what they need to thrive.

    How to Take Care of Live Plants in Your Aquarium

    How to Take Care of Live Plants in Your Aquarium

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • The Siamese fighting fish, more commonly known as the betta fish, is one of the most popular aquarium fishes kept today. They are known for their elaborate fins, their easy care, and their extreme aggression towards any fish they perceive to be a...

    Fish Care: Siamese Fighting Fish

    Fish Care: Siamese Fighting Fish

    by finatics16

  • 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

  • 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 Alex74

  • Learn about proper betta fish tank setup and the right and wrong ways to care for this beautiful tropical fish!

    Betta Fish Tank Setup Ideas

    Betta Fish Tank Setup Ideas

    by Eric Dockett1

  • Signs of an Old Betta In the following list, all these symptoms must happen gradually over the span 3-8 months, not were days. If any of these symptoms surface within a few weeks, then it is most likely the result of an illness, often brought on...

    How to Care for an Old Betta

    How to Care for an Old Betta

    by mariekbloch34

  • Learn how to buy the best, most comfortable seashells for your pet hermit crabs. This shell selection advice will save you from spending money on hermit crab shells that are never used.

    How to Choose Hermit Crab Shells by Shape and Size

    How to Choose Hermit Crab Shells by Shape and Size

    by fritteritter28

  • I love do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, especially when it comes to aquariums (because the hobby is expensive!). Out of all the materials I use for such projects, I find myself using an arts and crafts material called plastic canvas.

    The Many Aquarium Uses of Plastic Canvas

    The Many Aquarium Uses of Plastic Canvas

    by mariekbloch5

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

    Best Fish for a Small Tank

    Best Fish for a Small Tank

    by Eric Dockett21

  • 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 Zach10

  • 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.

    Do Betta Fish Sleep?

    Do Betta Fish Sleep?

    by Eric Dockett1

  • 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 Green2

  • Don't be fooled by inferior pellet and flake foods. Give your cichlids what they really deserve with this recipe for homemade cichlid food.

    Recipe for Homemade Cichlid Food

    Recipe for Homemade Cichlid Food

    by Zach5

  • 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 Dockett14

  • It’s a bummer when your betta dies and you don't know why. Here are some of the common causes of premature betta death and what you can possibly do to prevent them.

    Top 6 Reasons Betta Fish Die

    Top 6 Reasons Betta Fish Die

    by Eric Dockett73

  • Guppies make wonderful pets. This versatile fish also provides a good challenge for people who want to breed for the show ring. Either way, the wonderfully complex world of guppies starts with picking out the right fish.

    How to Choose Your First Guppies

    How to Choose Your First Guppies

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • Every aquarium has a nitrogen cycle. How well it is managed determines the difference between a healthy tank or dead fish. Here's how to give your pets the best quality water and a happy life.

    How to Maintain an Aquarium's Nitrogen Cycle

    How to Maintain an Aquarium's Nitrogen Cycle

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • "Planted aquariums are living works of art." beginners guide to planted aquarium setup, setup, aquarium, substrate, water, filter, heating, cooling, light, hardscape, aeration, CO2, and more...

    The Basics of a Planted Aquarium

    The Basics of a Planted Aquarium

    by Richard Brown5

  • 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 Nelson6

  • Learn how to choose the best fish for your 10-gallon freshwater tank setup and make smart choices when stocking your aquarium.

    Best Fish for a 10-Gallon Tank Setup

    Best Fish for a 10-Gallon Tank Setup

    by Eric Dockett145

  • Fish TB is a real thing and is transmissible to humans. This disease manifests in species that are common and popular in home aquariums. Therefore, it's important to understand this condition, it's symptoms and how to prevent or treat an outbreak.

    Can I Catch Tuberculosis From My Pet Fish?

    Can I Catch Tuberculosis From My Pet Fish?

    by Jana Louise Smit3

  • 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 Mendoran14

  • Discover 10 of the most common reasons tropical fish die in the home aquarium and what you can do to avoid them. 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.

    Top 10 Reasons Tropical Fish Die in a Tank

    Top 10 Reasons Tropical Fish Die in a Tank

    by Eric Dockett24

  • 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

  • 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

  • Goldfish aren't for everyone, but luckily there are a ton of unique aquarium animals out there for people with more adventurous tastes.

    Unique Home Aquarium Animals

    Unique Home Aquarium Animals

    by Arthur Thares1

  • 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 Clay0

  • 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 lifespan.

    Betta Fish in Bowls: Just Say No!

    Betta Fish in Bowls: Just Say No!

    by SmartAndFun19

  • 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 Daily6

  • 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 Best Tank Mates for Betta Fish

    13 Best Tank Mates for Betta Fish

    by Sam Mendoran0

  • 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 Jones8

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