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…

Neon Tetra – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Neon Tetra – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Neon tetras are small and colorful, and they make excellent pets for beginner aquarists. You can find these tetras in almost all pet stores. Neon tetras may be hardy, but you still need to maintain the right water conditions for them to thrive. The popularity of the tetra is mostly…

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

Ramshorn Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Ramshorn snail in the aquarium trade is used to describe a snail breed with planispiral shells. Most of the snails are classified in the Planorbidae family. Ramshorn snails are popular among aquarists because of their stunning appearance and cleaning abilities. They will forage around your aquarium for dead plant leaves,…

Golden Wonder Killifish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Golden Wonder Killifish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The Golden Wonder Killifish, also known as the Striped Panchax Killifish or Malabar Killifish, is a gorgeous, striped fish. These fish have greenish flanks, bronze back, and scales that have a metallic gold appearance. Some of them are completely golden. Besides their shiny emerald eyes and elongated body, Golden killifish…

Do Neon Tetras Need Oxygen and Air Pump?

Do Neon Tetras Need Oxygen and Air Pump?
Fish obtain their oxygen from water; their gills serve as absorption surfaces, where water is continuously flowing through. This process starts with the fish gulping water via their mouths. Most fish breathe exclusively through their gills, although some have lung-like organs that allow them to come up for air. There…

Amazon Frogbit – Care, Growth, Propagation, Light, Maintenance

Amazon Frogbit – Care, Growth, Propagation, Light, Maintenance
The Amazon frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum), also called the smooth frogbit, is a popular floating plant in aquariums. The plant is sometimes called the South American sponge plant thanks to the spongy undersides on its leaves that promote buoyancy. It is easy to mistake the Amazon frogbit with the water hyacinth…

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

Yoyo Loach – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Have you been looking for an exquisite fish to keep in your aquarium? Scientifically known as Botia almorhae, the Yoyo Loach is one of the most unique fishes to grace the aquarium pet industry. It’s a silver loach that features dark markings that resemble the letters ‘Y-O-Y-O’ and as it…

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

Tropheus Cichlid – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The Tropheus Cichlid is also known as Blunthead Cichlid, Brabant Cichlid, Dwarf Tanganyikan Cichlid, or Tropheus moorii. The fish comes in different colors; at least 50 color morphs. This champion of variety is endemic to L. Tanganyika, Africa and was described over a century ago. The fish was recognized in…

Do Neon Tetra Jump Out of Tank?

Do Neon Tetra Jump Out of Tank?
It is not uncommon to find a neon tetra on the floor after having jumped out of the aquarium. An aquarist’s first instinct will be to check the water quality since less than ideal water conditions can cause a fish to jump. If your water conditions are good, it may…