Fish Keeping Guides

Lionfish have always been a hot topic of conversation amongst hobbyists and those interested in marine life. Their appearance is unusual, to say the least, ...

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65-gallon tanks are a somewhat overlooked aquarium size, especially when saltwater fish are concerned. However, they are perfectly suited to many hobbyists looking to create ...

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As somebody who keeps fish as their hobby, you will at some point, and probably quite often, experience high ammonia levels in your aquarium, which ...

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55-gallon fish tanks are one of the most popular sized aquariums in the hobby for an abundance of reasons. The main ones being that they ...

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40-gallon saltwater fish tanks are one of the most popular and best sizes for an aquarium, they are not too big, nor are they too ...

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Lionfish are truly remarkable fish, perfect for hobbyists seeking a challenge, and looking to escape their comfort zone when it comes to fish keeping. I ...

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There are many differences between both species of cichlid, with the most obvious one being that African cichlids reside in the three great lakes of ...

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Shrimps are always a good addition to aquariums as they add a different dimension to the activities you see within your tank and will also ...

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Infusoria is a brilliant food for your baby fish upon being birthed. It is a collective term used for microscopic aquatic organisms that typically reside ...

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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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When you are looking for the perfect fish to join your community, a brilliant option would be the Clown Tang, which also goes by the ...

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When it comes to saltwater aquariums, Yellow Tangs are by far one of the most popular fish to grace the hobby. They are brightly colored, ...

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Turtles cannot live without water for long, despite not being solely reliant on water to breathe. The length of time a turtle can survive without ...

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Yes, unfortunately, pet turtles can drown, but it does not commonly happen. A typical reason for your pet turtle drowning could be if they get ...

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Turtles certainly do eat goldfish, and pretty much any other slow-moving fish that is small enough to fit in their mouths. They are omnivores, which ...

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Both aquatic turtles and fish are incredibly popular to keep, and of course, they can certainly live together. There are, however, some factors that come ...

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If you have recently acquired, or are planning on owning a 30 gallon saltwater fish tank it makes sense to figure out what fish you ...

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As far as aquarium sizes go, a 20 gallon fish tank is one of the smallest and is considered to be a nano-sized aquarium. Nano ...

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Aquarium lighting, and in particular the blue light is much more significant than people are led to believe, providing more benefit than simply aesthetics. By ...

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It is simply a given that any fish with the word "devil" in their name is going to be somewhat unique, to say the least. ...

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Saltwater aquarium hobbyists are constantly looking to develop their tanks, adding new lifeforms in the way of fish, live rock, coral, and plants. Not only ...

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As an owner of a saltwater aquarium, at one point or another, you will likely toy with the idea of introducing live rock and coral ...

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If you are in possession, or considering acquiring a reef tank and are looking for fast-growing yet beautifully colored coral, then look no further than ...

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10 gallon fish tanks are perhaps the most popular tank size in the hobby, with many amazing choices and variations out there. They are perfect ...

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There are so many perks that come with being a hobbyist, perhaps feeding your fish, interacting with them on a more personal level, introducing new ...

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A lot of conversations amongst fishkeeping enthusiasts arise regarding live rock. Common questions are constantly posed such as "what is coralline algae?", "How much do ...

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One of the most common and popular tank sizes for hobbyists at any stage of their journey is the 10 gallon tank. People love keeping ...

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The bright yellow saltwater fish that goes by the name of Yellow Tang is quite possibly one of the most adored tropical fish species in ...

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Green Star Polyp, or, commonly referred to as GSP coral, is a soft green coral that is considered by many to be a fantastic option ...

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The Six Line Wrasse is a beautiful, vibrant, and exciting marine fish to have in any saltwater aquarium.Unfortunately, they have a dark side. Whilst they ...

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If you are just starting out in the aquarist game, or even considering becoming a hobbyist and reef aquarium owner there are several considerations that ...

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Many fish enthusiasts have been drawn to the unique and exciting lionfish, and there are many reasons as to why.Their body shape is unusual, their ...

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As a hobbyist, there is nothing more unique than owning a Lionfish. Their mystical appearance and quirky personality are truly remarkable. Typically, Lionfish take up ...

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As you progress through your journey of fishkeeping there are some inevitabilities you will encounter. They can be anything from aquarium fish diseases, unexpected hitchhikers, ...

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Lionfish are fascinating fish and have been a massive part of the fishkeeping hobby for a number of years. They are carnivorous fish that are ...

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Algae growth in your aquarium is all but inevitable and will happen at some stage in your hobbyist journey, probably multiple times too! Some algae ...

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If you own a freshwater fish tank and are noticing algae outbreaks, it may be a good idea to turn your attention to the Siamese ...

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It is an inevitability at some point in your hobbyist journey that your aquarium will be covered with unattractive green algae (unless you are extremely ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 unique and colorful six-line wrasse is one of the most popular reef safe fish in the hobby, and for good reason too. They go ...

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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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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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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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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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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’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 ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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