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Six Line Wrasse Care & Info

Six line wrasse swimming in tank close up

Six line wrasse care (Pseudocheilinus hexataenia) Looking for a fish that’s colorful, easy to keep, reef safe, inexpensive and can be kept in relatively small tanks? There’s a reason the six line wrasse is one of the most popular saltwater aquarium fish. A perfect choice for beginning reef keepers, this active little fish never disappoints. … Read more

Engineer Goby Care & Info

Engineer goby care and info

Engineer Goby (Pholidichthys leucotaenia) Care & Info It looks like an eel, but isn’t. It’s known as a goby or blenny, but is neither. When young it resembles a coral catfish, but that’s also not what it is. What fish could we possibly be talking about? Why, Pholidichthys leucotaenia of course! Keep reading for everything … Read more

Lawnmower Blenny Care & Info

Lawnmower blenny care and info

The peaceful Salarias fasciatus is a favorite among marine aquarists for its appetite for algae. Also known as the lawnmower blenny, it doesn’t exclusively eat algae, but it certainly consumes enough to be quite helpful! Want to learn more about this bottom-dwelling underwater gardener? Keep reading for everything you need to know about the lawnmower … 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

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

Rummynose Tetra Care & Info

Rummy Nose Tetra close up in aquarium

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 everything you need to know about … Read more

Different Types of Filtration Methods and Media

Fancy Red Gold Fish snacking on duck weed from the water surface

We like to make our tanks look good — lots of life, lots of activity, and, let’s be honest – we like to feed a lot! This results in lots of “stuff” in the water that needs to be filtered out. Whether you’re looking at particles or nutrients, there’s a filtration media suited to the … Read more

Betta Fish: What Size Tank Should I Get?

bright blue and red Betta Fish or Siamese Fighting Fish in tank

If you’re interested in getting into keeping Betta splendens and want to set up your first Betta tank, the conflicting information out there might have you confused about the ideal tank size. The Internet, pet stores, fellow aquarists: everyone has their own opinion on what a Betta fish tank should look like. In this article … Read more

Tank Setup for Your Betta Fish

dark blue and black Betta Fish or Siamese Fighting Fish in tank

Interested in setting up an aquarium to keep a Betta fish (Betta splendens)? You’re not the only one. This little fish is one of the most popular species in the aquarium hobby today. And why wouldn’t it be: its colorful fins and feisty personality are sure to catch anyone’s attention! What should a Betta tank … Read more