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Setting Up A Blackwater Aquarium

Angel Fish in aquarium

When thinking of aquariums, most minds immediately go to crystal clear waters. Logically speaking, though, this isn’t actually the kind of environment that many of the fish we keep naturally occur in. Many bodies of water out in nature are stained a dark color by decaying organic material and there are lots of fish species … Read more

Emperor Tetra Care & Info

Emperor tetra fish close up front

In need of a schooling fish to spruce up the middle water layer of your aquarium? Not really into the idea of the regular old neon tetra or harlequin rasbora? Look no further: the emperor tetra is likely exactly what you’re looking for.  Keep reading for everything you need to know about keeping this regal … Read more

How to Clean a Fish Tank

Fish tank with beautiful plants in it

So you’ve set up your aquarium, cycled it and have got everything up and running. Fish are happy, plants are growing… time to lean back and relax, right? Sure, but don’t forget that even a healthy fish tank needs regular cleaning. Not sure what kind of maintenance your tank needs and when? We’ll explain all … Read more

Bristlenose Pleco Care & Information

bristlenose pleco on aquarium class

If you’re interested in keeping “suckermouth” catfish (also referred to as “Plecos”) in your aquarium, the adult size of some of the species mentioned in our article on these catfish might seem a little intimidating. But don’t worry: not all Plecos grow into tankbusters. If you can provide an aquarium of 30 gallons or up, … Read more

5 Fascinating Plecostomus Catfish Species

Common Pleco close up in small aquarium

If you’re stocking a (South American-style biotope) aquarium, it’s pretty much inevitable to come across one of the many genera of tropical catfish out there. One of the most popular categories of catfish is generally collectively referred to as “Plecostomus catfish” or Plecos for short, despite the fact that only one of them carries this … Read more

Kribensis Cichlid: Care & Info

Kribensis Cichlid swimming in a custom aquarium

Looking for a new addition to your (community) aquarium but don’t want to settle for something boring? You’ll love Pelvicachromis pulcher, also known as the kribensis cichlid. With a pair of these feisty African cichlids, your tank will never be boring. You might even end up with some babies! Find out everything you need to … Read more

Rummynose Tetra Care & Info

Rummy Nose Tetra close up in aquarium

Caring for your rummy nose tetra There are many tetra species out there, all equally spectacular. One of our personal favorites, though, is the rummy nose tetra. This species’ red face and silver body make for a pretty dramatic display, while its friendly nature makes it suitable for the most peaceful community aquariums. Find out … Read more

Hygrophila Difformis | Aquarium Plant Care

Hygrophila difformis Plant close up

When it comes to plants, there’s no better combination than easy, low-light and decorative. One species that definitely ticks all these boxes and therefore ranks high on our list of favorites is Hygrophila difformis, also known as water wisteria. Keep reading for everything you need to know about Hygrophila difformis and growing this beautiful plant … Read more