10 Loach Species for Your Aquarium

10 Loach Species for Your Aquarium
Getting a pet is no easy decision. You should take into account its feeds, have someone to take care of it when you are not around and invest in a few things essential for its survival. Even so, you can be assured of companionship with the right pet, boosted mental…

Babaulti Shrimp – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Babaulti Shrimp – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
You, like most people, might only focus on brightly-colored fish species when thinking of stocking your aquarium with freshwater fish. Other aquarium owners opt for species that will keep the algae and snail levels in their tanks at a minimum. If you want a species that works in both instances,…

Nerite Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Nerite Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Nerite snails are part of the Neritidae family that comprises over 200 snail species. While most of the species inhabit seashore brackish waters, some of them live in streams and rivers. This means that nerite snails can be added to both salt and freshwater aquariums. Those included in freshwater aquariums…

Redtail Catfish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Redtail Catfish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The red tail catfish stands as one of the most attractive catfish species. As a member of the Pimelodidae family, the red tail catfish is long whiskered, with a beautiful white belly and red tail. It is the only member of this genus that has this distinct appearance. The catfish…

Cardinal Shrimp – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Cardinal Shrimp – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
One of the currently popular options for shrimp keeping hobbyists is the cardinal shrimp. This was discovered in 2007 in the Indonesian region of Sulawesi and is thus at times called the Sulawesi shrimp. It is also known as the white glove shrimp and scientifically as the caridina dennerli. The…

Assassin Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Assassin Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The assassin snail (Clea helena) is popularly used by aquarists to control snail infestations. As the name suggests, these snails are predators, and they will prey on snails like ramshorn and trumpet snails. The snail is, however, harmless to shrimp and fish. Assassins are easy to look after, and they…

Livingstonii Cichlid – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Livingstonii Cichlid – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The Livingstonii Cichlid is also known as Nimbochromis livingstonii, Livingston's Cichlid, or Livingston's Hap. It is a piscivorous Haplochromis, native to Lake Malawi in the Great Rift Valley region. This fish species has a unique hunting behavior. It plays dead to draw the attention of potential prey. As the prey…

Least Killifish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Least Killifish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Least killifish, which are also called dwarf top-minnows or lesser killifish, is part of the Poeciliidae family. They are not only the smallest livebearer in the world but also one of the tiny fish species in the world. The females are just about 1-inch long. Likewise, males might be the…

Hillstream Loach – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Hillstream Loach – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Fish and other water creatures survive in a range of environmental conditions provided they are habitable. Being a hobby aquarist means that the animals you choose for your tank will be easy to keep and will thrive, provided you have the right tank conditions for them. One of the common options…

Amano Shrimp – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Amano Shrimp – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Amano Shrimp are part of the popular freshwater tank shrimp. They are available in various stores today. These shrimp are also known as Caridina japonica, Caridina multidentata, Swamp Shrimp, Algae Eating Shrimp, Japonica Amano Shrimp, Yamato Shrimp, Yamato Numa Ebi, Japanese Swamp Shrimp, and Japanese March Shrimp. They are described…