20+ types of Tetras for small-large aquariums

red-eye-tetra

Tetras are popular aquarium fish of the characidae family. They are mostly quite small, peaceful and colorful. Many types of Tetras can do well in a 20 gallon fish tank although bigger tanks are better […]

Top 5 freshwater sharks for home aquariums

red-tail-shark

Pet freshwater aquarium sharks aren’t the nasty ones that we all picture chomping off limbs at the beach. They are unbelievably cool when kept in freshwater aquariums. Following are five freshwater sharks you can keep in […]

100+ hardy freshwater fish for cycling a new aquarium

panda-corydoras

Although there are many ways to establish the nitrogen cycle in an aquarium, most hobbyists choose to use so-called “starter fish” for the purpose. Perhaps this is because this method allows the new aquarist to […]

Understand your Oscar fish and give them the best care

tiger-oscar-fish

Oscar fish are big, beautiful, and intelligent. Oscar fish are considered to be some of the most intelligent fish available in the hobby. But their intelligence poses as many challenges as it does benefits, and […]

Dwarf Gourami: a guide for caring and breeding

neon-blue-dwarf-gourami

Species name: Colisa lalia Common names: Dwarf Gourami Family: Osphronemidae (Gourami) Distribution: South Asia Lifespan: 2-3 years Common size: 2-2.4 inches (5-6 cm) Minimum tank: 10 gallons Temperature range: 73-82°F (23-28°C) pH Range: 6-8 Hardness: […]

Guppy: a complete guide for caring and breeding

guppy-tank-setup

Scientific name: Poecilia reticulata Common names: Guppy, millions fish Maximum size: 2.5″ (6cm) Temperament: peaceful Lifespan: typically around 2 years. Minimum tank: 10 gallons Caring hardiness: one of easiest fish to care for Temperature range: […]

Platy fish: a complete guide for caring and breeding

platy-fish-variation

Scientific name: Xiphophorus spp. Family: Poeciliidae Common name: Platy fish, moonfish Max length: 2.4 inches (6 cm) Activity: all level of the aquarium Care level: very easy Lifespan: 3-5 years Diet: omnivore Tank size: 10 […]

Best fish and invertebrates for a 10 gallon fish tank

A 10 gallon fish tank is commonly chosen by those who are just beginning to sail across the vast ocean of fish keeping. Although this small sized tank is not large to keep many types of […]

How many fish for a 20 gallon aquarium, stocking ideas?

20 gallon fish tank stocking ideas

There are many types of fish that can live healthily in a 20 gallon fish tank. In this article, I will provide you some of the best freshwater fish as well as stocking ideas for a […]

Corydoras: a complete guide for caring and breeding

corydoras

Scientific name: Corydoras spp. Common names: Corydoras, Cory Catfish Family: Callichthyidae Temperament: peaceful Common size: 1.2-1.6 inches (3-4cm), depend on the species Lifespan: 5 years Minimum tank: 10 gallons for 5-7 specimens Optimal temperature: 70-80°F […]