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

Vampire Shrimp – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The vampire shrimp (Atya gabonensis) is a shy and peaceful shrimp to keep in a community tank. It is also known as the Viper Shrimp, African Fan Shrimp, Giant African Filter Shrimp, African Filter Shrimp, or Gabon Shrimp. If you have kept aquarium shrimp before, you will find it easy…

Tadpole Shrimp (Triops) – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Tadpole Shrimp (Triops) – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The tadpole shrimp is a widely distributed crustacean. It is found in freshwater and temporary water bodies that form when it rains and then evaporate within several weeks or months. These water bodies are typically 30-60 feet long and four feet deep. When the rain pours again, it brings new…

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

Frontosa Cichlid – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The frontosa cichlid (Cyphotilapia frontosa), also called Humphead cichlid, is a coveted African cichlid in the aquarium trade. There are three species in the genus Cyphotilapia, although all of them were initially called frontosa. The name of the fish comes about as a result of the large hump that develops…

10 Cool Aquarium Fish with “Mustache”

10 Cool Aquarium Fish with “Mustache”
The thought of a fish having a mustache sounds ridiculous. However, if you are an aquarist, you must have come across fish with structures around their mouth that make them look like they have a mustache. If you are looking for such type, below are ten cool aquarium fish with…

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

Clown Loach – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The clown loach (Chromobotia macracanthus) is popular fish food in Indonesia and a staple in colorful aquariums. It has a long whitish-orange to the reddish-orange body. The fish is characterized by three dark, thick, and vertical bands. It has four barbels and it can make clicking sounds. The fins and…

Chinese High-Fin Banded Shark – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Chinese High-Fin Banded Shark – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The Chinese high-fin banded shark (Myxocyprinus asiaticus) is traded under many common names, including the banded loach, Chinese sailfin sucker, Chinese sucker, and the high fin loach. This fish is one of the two Asian suckers, with the other one being the Siberian Cotostomus rotratus. The fish is not related…

Can You Use Sand Substrate in a Planted Tank?

Can You Use Sand Substrate in a Planted Tank?
The material sitting at the bottom of your fish tank is known as the substrate. You need an excellent substrate for your planted aquarium to ensure the plants thrive, and the tank is comfortable for your fish. Sand makes a suitable substrate for fish tanks because it will not allow…

Peacock Bass – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Peacock Bass – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The peacock bass (Cichla ocellaris) is an apex predator in the fish world that has become quite popular among aquarium hobbyists. This fish lives for 8-10 years and, at times, longer in captivity under the right conditions and over fifteen years in the wild. The bass is technically a cichlid…

Waterweeds (Elodea) – Care, Growth, Propagation, Light

Waterweeds (Elodea) – Care, Growth, Propagation, Light
The Elodea plant is traded under many names, including Anacharis, Elodea densa, and Brazilian waterweed. It is popular in aquariums because it discourages algal growth by absorbing a lot of nutrients. It is a favorite among aquarists who maintain low tech community aquariums, and it is known to be adaptable…

Live Bloodworms – Complete Guide to Bloodworm Culture

Live Bloodworms – Complete Guide to Bloodworm Culture
Indigenous to mudflats, bloodworms are very hardy creatures and favorite food for fish. They can survive in all sorts of salinity environments, even if they have very little oxygen. Actually, the name bloodworm is used to refer to a group of worms, but the most popular ones are genus Glycera…