Fish Keeping Guides

Most hobbyists at one stage or another come across an algae invasion within their aquarium. The key thing when you discover the green stains and ...

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For any hobbyist, feeding your established community of aquarium fish is one of the most enjoyable activities you can do. When you are feeding your ...

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Blastomussa Coral is one of the most popular corals in the hobby today, and is fantastic for beginners, despite being an LPS (Large Polyp Stony) ...

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It’s always a scary moment for a hobbyist when a random hitchhiker is discovered residing in your aquarium and within your community with no invitation. ...

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For new hobbyists, it is likely that the first fish you decide on keeping is a Goldfish (Carassius auratus), or at least the first one ...

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First of all, when identifying critters who make rockstar tank appearances when you least expect it, it is hugely important to gauge whether or not ...

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Discovering unwanted critters in your tank is an alarming but all too common feeling for hobbyists, especially those with matured and established aquariums. Usually, hitchhikers ...

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The Anemone Shrimp or as many people like to call it, the Sexy Shrimp is an awesome little critter, considered by many to be the ...

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Shrimp are one of the most underused and underrated animals when it comes to aquariums, which is strange considering how fun and entertaining they are, ...

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Goldfish are undoubtedly the most well-known fish in the fishkeeping world and are probably the best fish for beginners embarking on their hobbyist journey. There ...

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Discovering something in your aquarium that you perhaps didn't introduce or even know about is a strange experience. Fortunately, or unfortunately - whichever way you ...

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Goldfish are perhaps the most well-known, and certainly the most popular freshwater fish to grace aquariums. Many believe this is due to their accessibility, peaceful ...

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For beginner hobbyists, Betta fish and Goldfish are perhaps the most commonly acquired fish, and for good reason. However, both of these fish species require ...

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When it comes to unexpected critters appearing within your community it's usually a coin toss as to whether they will bring benefit to your tank ...

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Both Goldfish and Betta fish are probably the most popular two fish in the hobby of fishkeeping, and for good reason too. Not only are ...

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It is somewhat of an inevitability that hobbyists at some point in their journey will encounter saltwater hitchhikers residing in their tanks. If you do ...

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One of the first and main recommendations, when you begin your journey through fishkeeping, is to gather and establish a Clean-Up Crew for your aquarium.The ...

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Betta fish are beautiful, fascinating, and somewhat of an accessory to many people. Due to their appearance, and abundance of different types they have become ...

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Betta fish are undoubtedly one of the most popular tropical fish within our hobby, boasting incredible coloration and stunning patterns displayed on the many different types ...

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The Redfin Waspfish (Latin: Paracentropogon rubripinnis) is certainly one of the most unusual fish species to grace our fish tanks. Other known names are Redfin ...

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It is no secret that Betta fish are one of, if not the most in demand fish to grace the popular hobby of aquarium fishkeeping, ...

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Despite being constantly referred to as the Scooter Blenny, the Synchirous Stellatus is actually, in fact, a member of the Dragonet family not the Bleniidae ...

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Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta Fish) are well known for being ferocious fighters and having a rather aggressive nature, and despite being somewhat violent towards each ...

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Perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to owning fish, starting a community, and managing a vibrant aquarium is that most colorful fish ...

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Guppies are one of the most popular freshwater fish in the hobby, with their small sizes, good reputations for compatibility, and of course, incredible patterns ...

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For many saltwater fish enthusiasts, Clownfish are by far one of the most popular fish species, and for good reason. Not only have Clownfish risen in popularity ...

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Clownfish are fascinating little fish, and perfect for people at any level of fishkeeping. People gravitate towards Clownfish due to their unique coloration and awesome ...

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Clownfish are quite possibly the most popular saltwater fish species to grace people's aquariums, and there are many reasons as to why.If you are new ...

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The Orchid Dottyback is perhaps the most visibly stunning saltwater fish that has found its way into hobbyist’s aquariums. The fish goes by several different ...

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So, you have just purchased some awesome new fish for your already established tank and subsequent fish community, but these fish are used to different ...

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The Bolivian Ram is definitely one of the most fascinating species of freshwater fish out there. These aquarium fish have been a long-time favorite for ...

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The Cleaner Wrasse, or otherwise known as the Labroides dimidiatus (scientific name) is another awesome addition to the Wrasse fish species, there are several different ...

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Most hobbyists enjoy the process of building and adding to their aquariums for a multitude different, and valid, reasons, with perhaps one of the most ...

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Being a hobbyist certainly comes with many benefits. You get to witness your community of fish grow and flourish in front of your very own ...

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Sailfin Tangs are quite possibly the most unique and awesome-looking fish you could introduce to your saltwater aquarium. Not only are they coated in incredibly ...

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Stomatella Varia is the scientific name given to these Critters. Before we dig in and explain the benefits and attributes that these snails bring to ...

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The incredibly unique and colorful reef safe fish, the Six Line Wrasse has been popular with hobbyists for many years. The Six Line Wrasse goes ...

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First off, any unexpected tank inhabitant never really tends to be a good thing, especially when you don't know what they are and how much ...

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Clownfish are perhaps one of, if not the most popular reef fish for hobbyists at any stage of their journey.There are several valid reasons for ...

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The Midas Blenny is a beautiful and unique saltwater fish and tropical fish, hailing from the Indo-Pacific reefs, they will bring plenty of life and ...

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It is no secret that Angelfish are one of the most popular fish to occupy home aquariums, people love them for numerous reasons, with the ...

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The Pajama Cardinal truly is a special fish, originating from the Coral Sea in the Indo-Pacific, and only found in areas surrounding Northern Australia, Papua ...

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For most hobbyists, coloration and good décor are absolutely key when you are building up an established tank, or simply starting out on your aquarium ...

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As an aquarium owner, having the right tank is hugely important when building a fish community. Something that is equally as important as having the ...

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The Electric Blue Ram fish is the latest extract to originate from the Common Ram family. Rams are freshwater fish who are native to the ...

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Starfish are always a brilliant addition to your aquarium; however, you should not just simply buy a starfish without being experienced, and without possessing the ...

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Most people who decide to begin their journey into fish owning do so for an abundance of reasons, with many people deciding to collect fish ...

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Having pretty fish in your aquarium is fun, but do you know what makes owning fish even more fun? That’s right - adding a little ...

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You’ve created the perfect tank for your neon tetra fish. The soft lighting and living plants give your beautiful neon tetras the ideal tank environment ...

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Ghost shrimp are perhaps one of the most unique aquatic creatures to add to your home aquarium. They have completely transparent bodies, making them almost ...

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If you’ve ever had the opportunity to interact with a stingray in an aquarium, it’s no mystery why these are such desired pets. Their charm ...

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If your fish has become very sick or badly injured to the point where its passing seems inevitable, you may be wondering whether there is ...

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There is no denying it: freshwater catfish are and always will be popular among fish enthusiasts. They are diverse and interesting bottom feeders that make ...

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Guppies are a very interesting breed of fish. They are incredibly small, live bearing freshwater fish that have become very popular as pets and in ...

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Aquarium snails can be a great addition to your tank. They help to control algae and keep your tank clean. However, after a while, you ...

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If you are looking for a new aquarium to set up, you might consider a blackwater aquarium. Whilst this title might not give away much ...

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If you’re looking for a suitable species of aquarium fish to home in your fish tank, there aren’t many options better than a goldfish. Goldfish are ...

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If you’re on the hunt for a plant to provide some beauty and a touch of sophistication to your fish tank, there are few options ...

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The Golden Algae Eater is a suckermouth catfish from the Chinese Algae Eater family, also known by the latin name Gyrinocheilus aymonieri.  Not only are ...

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When life gets you down, you know why you’ve got to do? Keep swimming - Finding Dory Thanks to Pixar and their films that celebrated life ...

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Lionhead goldfish are one of the oldest and most popular breeds of goldfish. Although they originate from Asia, they are now a popular addition to ...

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Sometimes known as Japanese or Siamese fighting fish, bettas are beautiful, vibrant fish. They are often seen in smaller individual tanks due to the fact ...

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You might be wondering what Polychaete actually means, and if you didn’t already know, it is a family of worms. There are around 8000 different ...

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An Isopod is a type of crustacean that is most commonly located in shallow marine locations, and there are actually more than 5000 species of ...

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If you are thinking of getting a lionfish, then you might be wondering exactly how to take care of one. It is important to learn ...

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There are a bunch of unique and wonderful creatures in the ocean, but have you ever heard about the mystery snail? These little guys are ...

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Betta Fish 101: How To Clean Your Tank Betta fish are pretty popular among aquarium lovers worldwide. These beautiful fish are super colorful and will ...

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Backyard ponds can serve as an amazing centerpiece and talking point at your next garden party. You can fill them with plenty of colorful fish ...

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If you’ve ever kept an aquarium or are considering it, this article is for you. Chances are that you already know of fish that have ...

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When caring for our home aquarium, there are certain pests that you never want to find crawling among the rocks and corals of your tank ...

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Nerite snails are a great addition to your aquarium because they look great, and they keep the tank clean. A pet that cleans up after ...

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There are an abundance of interesting and unique fish that you can keep in your home aquarium, from large bottom feeders, to beautiful betta fish ...

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One species that catches the eyes of many people in a local fish store is freshwater sharks. While they sound quite terrifying, they are not.In ...

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With such a bright and vibrant name, it’s no wonder these crayfish are increasingly popular tank mates. They really live up to their name with ...

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Angelfish are some of the most beautiful and visually striking freshwater fish in the world, making them a popular choice for aquariums.  Although angelfish might ...

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The glorious multi hues of golds, reds, and oranges, mean that at first glance you may not notice the difference between koi fish and goldfish. ...

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The Cirratulid is a name given to the family of marine worms known as the Cirratulidae. They are a group of polychaete worms (also known ...

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Asterina is a genus of the Starfish family. It belongs to the Asteroidean family within the larger group of the Asterinidae. As the name suggests, ...

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