Fish Care Guides

Black Tetra 101: Care, Diet, Tank Size, Tank Mates & More

The Black Tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) is a very peaceful fish, ideal for community aquariums, both for its unique and vertically wide appearance and its size. They are found in South America, coming from the Guaporé and Paraguay river basins. They feature a silver base with black markings on the body and the tip of the …

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Bumblebee Cichlid 101: Care, Diet, Tank Size, Tank Mates & More

The Bumblebee cichlid (Pseudotropheus crabro) is a beautiful fish with striking black and yellow colors, hence its popular name Bumblebee. It is a resistant species, active in the aquarium and aggressive with other fish.  They have a wide distribution along Lake Malawi, living among the rocks, which places them within the classification of the Mbuna …

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Giant Danio 101: Care, Diet, Tank Size, Tank Mates & More

The Giant Danio (Devario aequipinnatus) is a unique and highly active fish in the aquarium, especially in large schools. They are generally found in Sri Lanka, Nepal, and the west coast of India  They feature an exciting pattern of markings and a luminescence that brings balance and beauty to any home aquarium. Species Summary Also …

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Florida Gar 101: Care, Diet, Tank Size, Tank Mates & More

Florida Gar (Lepisosteus platyrhincus) is a medium-sized Gar-type fish. They are carnivorous and very aggressive fish that require large volume aquariums. These types of fish are called Gar because they resemble alligators, with their flat mouths and eyes on top of their heads.  Species Summary A widely distributed species within the southeastern United States, Florida …

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Lemon Tetra 101: Care, Diet, Tank Size, Tank Mates & More

The Lemon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis) is a fascinating fish, both for its appearance and size. They are found in South America in the Tapajós River basin region. Although their bodies are transparent, they have a lemony color if they are well cared for and fed a suitable diet. Species Summary Spread over a wide area …

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Green Spotted Puffer 101: Care, Diet, Tank Size, Tank Mates & More

Are you bored with common fish that you have seen thousands of times in everyone’s tank? Well, the Green Spotted Puffer might be the solution! Species Summary  Green Spotted Puffers (Tetraodon nigroviridis) are a difficult species to find in aquarium shops as they are almost always wild-caught. They can be found in freshwater streams and …

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Severum Cichlid 101: Care, Diet, Tank Size, Tank Mates & More

Severum cichlids are one of the most active and easy-to-maintain pet fish today. They belong to the genus Heros. Severum cichlids, a freshwater fish endemic to the northern river basins of South America from Brazil to Peru, live mainly in the Amazon, Ezekibo and Orinoco rivers of South America. In this article, we will consider …

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Fahaka Puffer 101: Care, Diet, Tank Size, Tank Mates & More

Fahaka Puffer (Tetraodon lineatus), also known as Nile pufferfish, is a popular pet fish species. So, it’s essential to know that it requires special care, especially concerning food.  Pufferfish always attract people’s attention; one of the reasons is their habit of inflating in dangerous situations. Other points make these fish very interesting, the speed at …

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Red Zebra Cichlid 101: Care, Diet, Tank Size, Tank Mates & More

Red Zebra Cichlid (Maylandia estherae) are incredibly hardy and easy fish to care for. They are ideal for aquarists who want to start with the Mbuna cichlids. Still, they are territorial fish, which requires special care and attention when preparing the aquarium and keeping the fish. Occurring naturally on submerged rocky shores on the East …

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Green Neon Tetra 101: Care, Diet, Tank Size, Tank Mates & More

You have probably seen tons of Neon Tetras in your life, but do you know that they have a beautiful green cousin? Today we will explore the stunning Green Neon Tetra. As a seasoned aquascaper and fish keeper, I will guide you through the exploration of this relatively unknown fish species. Species Summary Green Neon …

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