Tiger Barbs – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Tiger Barbs – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Tiger Barbs are interesting fish to observe. They are vibrant, active, and faster swimmers. Besides their popularity, these fish are easy to look after. They are also known as Partbelt Barbs or Sumatra Barbs. Their scientific name is Barbus tetrazona. Unlike most other fish, this one is not suitable for…

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

Sun Catfish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Until recently, fish from the Horabagrus species were quite hard to find in shops. Even so, this has thankfully changed with the sun catfish now being among the most popular fish for aquarists at pet stores. The scientific name for this fish is the Horabagrus Brachysoma. It is also called…

Marisa Cornuarietis – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Marisa Cornuarietis – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Freshwater snails make some of the most interesting pets. They are fun to watch, quiet, and easy to care for. What’s more, a simple snail setup is quite inexpensive and it doesn’t take much work to maintain it because these guys do most of the cleaning for you. Therefore, when…

Japanese Trapdoor Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Japanese Trapdoor Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The Japanese trapdoor snail (Cipangopaludina japonica) is popularly used to control algae in aquariums. Other names include the Chinese Mystery Snail, Black Japanese Trapdoor Snail, Rice Snail, Asian Apple Snail, Oriental Mystery Snail, and Black Snail. The Japanese trapdoor snail is incredibly low-maintenance, and it will improve your tank’s water…

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

Zebra Loach – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The zebra loach (Botia striata) is a fascinating freshwater fish for beginners and experienced aquarists alike. While many fish keepers look to the clown loach to control snail infestations, the zebra loach is smaller and easy to care for. The distinctive appearance of this fish has earned it multiple nicknames,…

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

Corydoras Catfish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The cory catfish are aquarium favorites, thanks to their peaceful temperament and janitorial abilities. There are over 160 species in the Corydoras genus, and aquarists of all skill levels can easily choose between them. The most popular cory is the bronze variety, which comes in different color morphs, including black,…

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

Cherry Shrimp – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
In the past few years, the interest around including dwarf shrimp in an aquarium has significantly grown. Keeping this shrimp category is rewarding, fun, and generally easy. One of the popular options among those who love dwarf shrimp is the cherry shrimp. This is a freshwater shrimp with a vibrant…

Death Valley Pupfish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Death Valley Pupfish – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The silver-colored pupfish have evolved over the years and have learned to adapt to change. Once thriving in the streams and lakes that filled Death Valley over 250 million years ago, this fish got stranded in some few springs as major streams dried up. Due to being stranded in isolated…

Duckweed – Care, Growth, Propagation, Light, Maintenance

Duckweed – Care, Growth, Propagation, Light, Maintenance
Duckweeds offer one of the most ideal habitats for aquatic life. The lush green cover they provide makes an aquarium appear as natural-looking as possible, which mimics your aquatic specie’s wild habitats. And as you may know, this ambience of nature is vital for any thriving aquarium. Not only that.…

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

Mystery Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Have you been wondering which kind of freshwater gastropod is best for your planted tank? Without a doubt, snails are some of the most beneficial additions to any aquarium because they play a vital role in nutrient cycling and irrespective of the specie, they are brilliant indicators of a tank’s…