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Aquarium Snail Eggs: How do Freshwater Snails Reproduce?

Freshwater snails are widely distributed across the world. There are over 600 species of freshwater snails in ponds, lakes and rivers in the United...

Cryptocoryne: How to Grow Crypts in Your Aquarium

The streams, ponds and swamps of Southeast Asia are home to a genus that includes many of our most beautiful and varied rosette plants....

Keeping the South American Puffer (a.k.a. as Amazon Puffer)

South American Puffers are an active fish that can be easily kept in a community fish tank. The South American Puffer, (scientific name Colomesus Asellus)...

Synodontis Petricola, the Dwarf Catfish

Perhaps one of the more surprising tankmates for African cichlids and other large fish, Synodontis Petricola are cute, shy, and good-natured. Easily one of the...

Are Neon Tetras Right for My Aquarium?

The Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi), is a peaceful fish that is ideal for community aquariums. These schooling fish grow to be 4 cm, and...

Why is My Goldfish Swimming Belly-up?

The antics of fancy goldfish are fun to watch, except when they are always swimming belly-up. Here are the causes, and what you can...

Redtail Catfish of South America

This beautiful South American catfish is appealing to the home aquarist but is not really practical. The Redtail Catfish habitat is in the Amazon and...

Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus Siamensis): Fish Profile, Care & Diet

Species name: Crossocheilus siamensis Common names: Siamese Algae Eater, SAE Family: Cyprinidae Order: Cyprinidae Class: Cyprinids Maximum length: 6.3″ (16cm) when full grown Minimum tank size: 30 gallons Hardiness: Easy, but...

Jack Dempsey Cichlid (Rocio octofasciata)

Species name: Rocio octofasciata Common names: Jack Dempsey Family: Cichlidae Order: Perciformes Suborder: Percoidei Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) Maximum length: 9.8″ in. (25.0 cm) Minimum tank size: 50 gallons Hardiness: Easy Aggressiveness: Aggressive Distribution:...

Otocinclus Catfish: The Algae Eater

Species name: Otocinclus affinis Common names: Oto cat, Golden otocinclus, Dwarf Sucker Mouth, Otocinclus catfish Family: Loricariidae Subfamily: Hypoptopomatinae Order: Siluriformes Class: Actinopterygii Maximum length: 1.5″ (4 cm) Minimum tank size:...