When most people first get into the fishkeeping hobby, they often choose a small aquarium to start out with. And it’s easy to see why: small aquariums have attractive designs, fit easily on a desktop or a counter, and will often cost a lot less than the larger alternatives. But choosing a nano aquarium (generally defined as any freshwater aquarium under 10 gallons) greatly … [Read more...] about Stocking a 5 Gallon Aquarium – The Best Fish and Invertebrates to Choose
So, you want to set up a fishbowl, and you’re wondering what kind of fish you can keep in it. Well, first of all, it’s important to realize there is a lot – and I mean a lot – of misinformation out there on the internet. No matter what you read, a goldfish that can grow up to 18 inches in length is not going to be happy in a fish bowl. Sadly, most goldfish probably won’t … [Read more...] about What Fish Can You Keep in a Fishbowl?
Livebearers Guppies With the possible exception of convict cichlids, there is arguably no tropical fish easier to breed than guppies. There’s an expression in the aquarium hobby – ‘to breed guppies, just add water’. And it’s a surprisingly accurate expression. All it takes to breed guppies is moderately clean water and at least one male and female (though it’s … [Read more...] about The Easiest Freshwater Fish to Breed in an Aquarium
Aquariums are delicately balanced tiny ecosystems, where if even the smallest thing is off, the situation can quickly go from ‘minor problem’ to ‘fish apocalypse’. Because of this, it’s important to act on problems early, when they can still be remedied without losing all your favorite fish. Sometimes the symptoms of a problem in an aquarium can be easy to overlook, but … [Read more...] about 5 Warning Signs Something is Wrong in Your Aquarium
Angelfish are both beautiful and fascinating, and if there was one fish people would most associate with the freshwater fishkeeping hobby, it would probably be these fish. Their round bodies and triangular fins are almost instantly recognizable, and their interactive behavior has made them hobbyist favorites around the globe. And while many fishkeepers are content to keep … [Read more...] about The Best Angelfish Tank Mates