Marimo Moss Ball – Care, Growth, Propagation, Light

Marimo Moss Ball – Care, Growth, Propagation, Light
The marimo moss ball (Aegagropila linnaei) plant is a species of green algae that grows into a spherical ball. Marimo balls are fascinating and beautiful, and they have become quite popular in aquariums and display tanks. You can even keep them in bowls or vases if you are an enthusiast…

Java Fern Plant – Care, Growth, Propagation, Light

Java Fern Plant – Care, Growth, Propagation, Light
Scientifically known as Microsorum Pteropus, the Java Fern plant is a classic and popular plant. If anything, this plant is an aquarium smash hit thanks to its unique leaf structure, slow growth, and ease of care as well as reproduction. Also, the Java Fern doesn’t require strict water parameters and…

American Flagfish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

American Flagfish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The American flagfish is among the few American pupfishes, and it belongs to the Cyprinodontidae family. It grows to about 2 inches (5-6 cm), and it has a colorful and bulldog-like body. The American Flagfish is extremely colorful and peaceful fish. The fish is native to Florida which contributes significantly…

Angolan Tilapia – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Angolan Tilapia – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Angolan Tilapia (Oreochromis angolensis) is one of the African freshwater fish used in aquaculture. The fish belongs to the Oreochromis genus which is part of the larger oreochromimine cichlids. It is endemic to both the Middle East and Africa although some species have been spread to other parts of the…

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

Pictus Catfish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The pictus catfish is a common catfish species in the aquarium trade. It belongs to the Pimelodidae family, whose members are distinguished by their extremely long barbels. The fish has a silver body with dark spots and stripes. The sharp spines on their pectoral and dorsal fins can easily get…

Shrimp and Betta Fish – Can They Live Together?

Shrimp and Betta Fish – Can They Live Together?
Bettas are compatible with many aquatic pets, and they make for a colorful community tank. Knowing which species to couple up with bettas will spare your tank of aggression, injuries, and even death. Shrimps are excellent tank cleaners, and they will actively scavenge for leftovers and algae in an aquarium.…

Arapaima Fish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Arapaima Fish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The arapaima fish, also known as Paiche or Pirarucu, is one of the largest freshwater fish species in the world. It can reach lengths of 15 feet and weigh up to 440 pounds in the wild. In aquariums, the arapaima will average at around 23 inches in length. The arapaima’s…

Do Angelfish Need An Air Pump & Bubbles?

Do Angelfish Need An Air Pump & Bubbles?
If you have just started out with angelfish, you could be asking yourself a myriad of questions. One of the common questions that could cross your mind is whether or not angelfish needs an air pump to survive. Although angelfish cannot survive without oxygen, they typically don't need an air…

Do Loaches Eat Snails?

Do Loaches Eat Snails?
Loaches are fascinating fish and brilliant scavengers, making them worthy additions to your aquarium. Most loach species have elongated and cylindrical bodies. The fish are bottom-dwelling ones primarily found in the waters of Asia and Europe in temperate and tropical climates. You can freely interact with loaches, and they thus…

Asian Arowana – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Asian Arowana – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Asian Arowanas are sizable elongated fish that have upward-facing mouths, being a surface feeder.  They can grow to be relatively long, especially if they are left in their natural habitat. They also come with short, soft dorsal and anal fins and long tail fin. Another unique thing about this species…