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How to Set Up a Planted Aquarium

Planted aquariums are fun and a great outlet for creativity. But before adding plants to an aquarium, there are considerations to be taken into...

Black Skirt Tetra: Fish Profile, Tank Setup, Feeding & Breeding

If you keep a freshwater aquarium, you can find several breeds of tropical fish. While most of the more colorful fish are found in...

Seachem Flourish Excel Review: Organic Carbon Supplement for Planted Aquariums

Flourish Excel is a source of bioavailable organic carbon. All plants require a source of carbon. This is typically obtained from CO2, but, may...

Before Goldfish came to America: the history of Goldfish

Before goldfish became a popular dime-store pet in America, they were considered the mark of Chinese royalty. Those little orange fish that you can...

9 Gouramis for Your Freshwater Aquarium

The following is a list of the most common gourami species I have kept successfully with a brief overview of my experiences and general...

The Cyphotilapia Frontosa Cichlid

If you are thinking of purchasing Cyphotilapia frontosa, that's great. But if you're not, maybe you should be! I first saw its picture in...

Freshwater Ghost Shrimp Care, Feeding & Breeding

Species name: Caridina Japonica Common names: Glass Shrimp, Grass Shrimp, Ghost Shrimp Family: Palaeomonidae Order: Decapoda Class: Crustacea Maximum length: 1 – 2 inches (3 – 5 cm) Minimum tank size: 5 gallons Hardiness: Easy Aggressiveness: Peaceful. Sometimes will eat baby...

The Brown Discus

Species name: Symphysodon aequifasciata axelrodi  Common names: Brown Discus Family: Cichlidae Subfamily: Cichlasomatinae Order: Perciformes Class: Actinopterygii Maximum length: 6″ (15 cm) Minimum tank size: 50 gallons for a maximum of 4 Discus. Hardiness: Medium to difficult. The Brown Discus is...

Ramshorn Snails: Advantages and Disadvantages of Keeping Them

Common names: Ramshorn snail Family: Planorbidae Maximum length: Minimum tank size: No minimum Hardiness: Easy Aggressiveness: Peaceful Distribution: Can be found on most continents throughout the world. Diet: Algae, uneaten fish food, dead fish, dead plants. In the aquarium...

Corydoras Catfish Profile: tank conditions, feeding and breeding

Origin: Amazon River basin Maximum Size: Males smaller than 2 inches, females larger Housing: 10-gallon okay. Larger better for breeding. Security: Not necessary Temperature: 70 to 80 ºF Attitude:...