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...

Setting Up a Brackish Water Aquarium

Brackish water aquariums include a critical element in their water chemistry: salt. Many fish keepers find these aquariums challenging, yet rewarding. A brackish water tank...

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...