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Charco La Palma Pupfish (Cyprinodon longidorsalis)

For some time I have long had an interest in Desert fishes and recently had the opportunity to obtain a small colony of Cyprinodon...

Why are My Aquarium Plants Dying?

Just like fish, aquarium plants need proper care to survive. Lighting, feeding, substrates, type of plant, and tank mates all play a role in...

Rainbowfish of Australia and New Guinea

The beautiful colors of the Rainbowfish can be enhanced in the aquarium by using plants and installing compact fluorescent or high output T5 fluorescent...

Aquarium Air Stones: Should you use one?

Most of all use air stones at sometime during our fish keeping experiences. Some of us may graduate to the more efficient external canister...

Cichlid Aquariums: A few hints for the beginners to start up

Probably one of the most popular aquarium setups among new aquarists is a cichlid aquarium. This is mostly due to the hardy nature of...

Midas Cichlids Care

Midas Cichlids are known to be aggressive and need to have a big aquarium because of their large size. They are a strong fish...

Ideal Water Temperature for Betta Fish

Bettas are the new goldfish. By that general remark, it should be pointed out that they have replaced the niche that people have often associated...

Dinosaur Bichir: Care and Feeding for the Polypterus Senegalus Fish

The Polypterus Senegalus, sometimes called the Senegal Birchir, Reed Fish, Dinosaur Eel, or Swamp Dragon, is not your garden variety aquarium fish. With their...

Black Neon Tetra – The ‘Other’ Neon

The shadowy counterpart to the Neon Tetra, Black Neons are colorful, peaceful, and look great in community aquariums. Complete with shimmering greens, a stark black...

Easy Care Plants for the Freshwater Aquarium

Looking for a low maintenance aquarium plant that is ideal for the beginning or hobby aquarist? Anubias, najas and java fern are easy care...