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  • Many bettas don't get along with other fish in their tank, especially shiny or colorful fish. But here are 11 creatures that can safely live with bettas.

    11 Best Betta Fish Tank Mates

    11 Best Betta Fish Tank Mates

    by Reymus560

  • People have loved aquariums for ages but it is important to know how to properly care for any creature before you bring it into your home. Keeping fish is not as simple as providing food and water.

    Aquarium Tips for Beginners

    Aquarium Tips for Beginners

    by Kate H0

  • The indoor koi pond comes with several caveats. If taken into consideration, 'house' koi can give their owner a lifetime of pleasure.

    Can I Keep My Koi Fish Inside?

    Can I Keep My Koi Fish Inside?

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • Nothing compares to successfully breeding your own koi. This rewarding activity requires certain conditions. When you know the steps, have the equipment and the time, you'll soon have a bunch of adorable koi babies.

    Koi Breeding 101

    Koi Breeding 101

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • Freshwater sharks do exist, but none of them are small enough to fit in a home aquarium. Here are the closest fish you'll get in appearance.

    Common Freshwater Sharks for Aquariums

    Common Freshwater Sharks for Aquariums

    by Everyday Green11

  • 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

  • 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 Jones5

  • 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 mariekbloch4

  • 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 Dockett149

  • What's to consider? Koi are fish. They just need water, food and some device that cleans the tank, right? Not entirely. Koi may be popular, but they come with big needs. Here's a look at the preparations and considerations before purchasing your first fish.

    Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Pet Koi

    Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Pet Koi

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • Proper lighting is an important factor in creating a successful 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 Brown2

  • 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

  • There is much debate over the pros versus the cons of keeping a substrate-free aquarium. Here are some tips to keeping a bare-bottom tank and still reap the benefits of an aquarium with substrate.

    Tips for Keeping a Bare-Bottom Tank

    Tips for Keeping a Bare-Bottom Tank

    by Deborah Minter1

  • 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 Dockett2

  • 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 Smit2

  • 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

  • "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 Brown4

  • 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

  • Koi can be kept and fully appreciated without learning any Japanese. Once bitten by the koi bug, chances are you're interested in speaking the lingo. This article is a perfect place to brush up on your fish-speak.

    Basic Terminology Every Koi Beginner Should Know

    Basic Terminology Every Koi Beginner Should Know

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • 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

  • 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 fritteritter27

  • 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 Dockett43

  • 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

  • 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 Nelson5

  • 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 Dockett7

  • 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 SmartAndFun18

  • 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 Green8

  • Often overlooked as a choice in the aquarium, the white cloud mountain minnows are very lively, enjoyable pets to keep. Their small size means they don't need a large aquarium, but enough room for their activeness and tendency to play around. White...

    Fish Care: White Cloud Mountain Minnows

    Fish Care: White Cloud Mountain Minnows

    by finatics64

  • 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

  • Hermit crabs make wonderful pets with proper care. Before purchasing a hermit crab for your children, learn more about hermit crab care and pet store marketing ploys so that you can find a pet that will be good for your child.

    Why Hermit Crabs May Not Be Good Pets for Kids

    Why Hermit Crabs May Not Be Good Pets for Kids

    by fritteritter24

  • All the details on the proper setup of a suitable living habitat to 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 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

  • 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

  • A quarantine tub is critical, should you desire to keep koi fish. This separate living area safeguards fish that are new, sick or injured. It is important to choose the right size and install the proper equipment. This article will show you everything you need to know.

    Koi-Keeping Essentials: Your Quarantine Tub

    Koi-Keeping Essentials: Your Quarantine Tub

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • Sometimes fish have first names, last names, and even middle names. Here are 300+ 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 Mendoran0

  • 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!

    Making Your Own Fish Food

    Making Your Own Fish Food

    by Zach9

  • 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 Dockett467

  • 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 Dockett30

  • 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

  • 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 Dockett11

  • 1) Not Treating Tap Water Properly (Or at All) Tap water has chlorine—safe for humans, a death sentence for aquatic creatures. Most of us learned this early on; either tap water must sit out for 24 hours so the chlorine evaporates, or treat it...

    Top 10 Mistakes New Fish Hobbyists Make

    Top 10 Mistakes New Fish Hobbyists Make

    by mariekbloch22

  • 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.

    Decorating Your Fish Tank: Dos and Don'ts

    Decorating Your Fish Tank: Dos and Don'ts

    by Alex65

  • 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! Proper water...

    How to Start a Freshwater Tropical Aquarium

    How to Start a Freshwater Tropical Aquarium

    by Dana Stamps8

  • 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 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 an Aquarium for Your Home

    How to Choose an Aquarium for Your Home

    by Eric Dockett1

  • Here is a list of the most common species of tropical aquarium fish, organized by type. Learning everything you can about freshwater fish needs and behaviors will help you better manage your aquarium and keep your fish happy and healthy.

    Types of Freshwater Tropical Aquarium Fish

    Types of Freshwater Tropical Aquarium Fish

    by Eric Dockett0

  • 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

    Freshwater Algae Eater Fish

    by Everyday Green3

  • 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 Dockett141

  • 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

  • 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 Dockett19

  • Koi fish move in their own watery world, unaware of how they affect the humans who gaze upon them. From soulful peace to mental strength, these fish offer their keepers an amazing array of benefits.

    Top 5 Benefits You'll Get From Owning Pet Koi

    Top 5 Benefits You'll Get From Owning Pet Koi

    by Jana Louise Smit0

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