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Barb Fish: The Different Types of Freshwater Barbs

Sometimes I think it's a shame barbs are not: A) Difficult to keep and breed B) Very expensive to purchase If those two things were true, then...

Nano Planted Aquariums: Plants, Fish & Lighting for Nano Tanks

A low-tech, low maintenance approach to nano planted tanks. From time to time, folks ask questions about setting up so-called nano tanks, which for simplicity's...

How to Perform Routine Aquarium Maintenance

Though never a pleasant chore, aquariums need regular maintenance. Water changes keep the fish happy, and prevent problems from arising in a fish tank. The...

25 Facts About Betta Splendens You Should Know

Bright iridescent colors and flaring fins make the Siamese fighting fish an instant favorite with most hobbyists.  Male bettas just flat out look great....

Why Does My Newly Purchased Aquarium Fish Die, but the Old Ones Live?

People often blame the retailer when newly purchased fish die, yet the old fish live. The problem, though, is usually with the aquarium, not...

The Red and Beatiful Rotala Macrandra

When researching the available literature dealing with aquarium plants, often the plants are categorised by growth patterns. Some of those include 'roseate' (which defines...

Java Fern Care, Reproduction and Fact sheet

Java Fern, or as its known to scientists, Microsorium pteropus, is in my eyes, the perfect aquarium plant and still my favorite. And this is coming...

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...

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