Freshwater Aquariums Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Aquarium Startup
Want to set up a new aquarium? Here's all the basic information you need to successfully startup a freshwater aquarium, from selecting equipment to choosing fish.

Live Aquarium Plants
How to keep and care for live aquarium plants

Step 4 - Decorating an Aquarium
Whether you are setting up your first aquarium, or replicating a specific biotopes, choosing the proper decor for your aquarium is important. Explore the latest freshwater aquascaping methods, from standard aquariums to biotopes to paludariums.

Plant Care
Everything you need to know to keep healthy freshwater aquatic plants, from lighting to algae and snails.

Plant Species
How to identify and choose plants for your freshwater aquarium or pond.

Step 5 - The Cycle
Every new aquarium must go through the process of establishing thriving colonies of beneficial bacteria that eliminate waste products. The 'cycle' can be lethal to fish, but not if you know how to manage it.

The Right Kind of Food is Essential for Healthy Happy Aquarium Fish
Feeding tropical fish is essential for good health, but over feeding, or feeding the wrong food type is the leading cause of death in aquariums.

Live Plants in Aquariums are Essential to Aquariums
Why do freshwater fish need live plants for long healthy life? Plants are not simple decorations, live plants are essential to the modern aquarium.

Equipment & Supplies
Articles, charts, and reviews of aquarium equipment, as well as where to find supplies online. Includes aquarium tanks, stands, hoods, lights, heaters, filters, pumps, feeding equipment, CO2 systems, testing supplies, RO and UV systems, and water treatment products.

Fish Health Treatments
Fish Health Treatments. Freshwater Aquariums.

Feeding Aquarium Fish
What you feed your fish is as important as the environment you provide for them. Here is the information you need to make good food choices for your fish.

Aquarium Stands and Covers
Aquarium Stands and Covers. Freshwater Aquariums.

Fish Health Owner Experiences
Experiences that other fish owners have had dealing with fish health issues.

Lights For Aquariums
Choosing aquarium lights, types of lights available, types of bulbs, planted aquarium lighting, do it yourself lights, lighting FAQs, and product reviews.

Step 1 - Choosing Equipment
Choosing the proper size and type of aquarium, as well as the equipment to go with it, is a critical step in fishkeeping. Here is what you should consider when making your choices.

Step 3 - Setting up an aquarium
Setting up an aquarium properly will ensure a beautiful and healthy environment for your fish or plants. Here are step by step instructions to set up a freshwater tank.

Fish Care & Health
How to feed and care for your aquarium fish.

Aquarium Lighting Basics 202, the Case for LED Fixtures
There are many benefits using LED lights for aquariums. One of the first things that people notice about using LED lights is they are cost effective

Freshwater Aquarium Lighting: What You Need to Know
Without adequate lighting, plants won't grow and fish won't be at peak health. Bad lighting will not bring out the colors of the fish to their fullest.

Phosphates in Freshwater Aquariums
Phosphates are one of the primary causes of algae overgrowth, fish health and plants. Here's what you need to know about phosphates in the aquarium.

Problem Solving
Every aquarium owner runs into problems sooner or later. These tips will help you solve aquarium and fish problems, and avoid them in the first place.

Do You Have Cannibalistic Fish?
Why do aquarium fish turn on each another? Are they truly cannibalistic? Do fish eat other fish? Find out what else might cause disappearing fish.

12 Commonly Asked Questions About Bettas
Bettas are one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish. These FAQs cover some commonly asked questions about them, like why Bettas spit out food.

Water Parameters
Water - it's what your fish live and breath in. These articles describe the key water parameters, their importance, and how to maintain proper levels.

How Do I Upgrade an Aquarium?
Here are the steps to successfully transfer from an established smaller tank to a larger one. Step by step instructions can ensure everything goes right.

Do Rocks Affect the pH of Aquarium Water?
Rocks such as limestone can and will affect the water chemistry of your aquarium. Here's what to look for when considering rocks for your aquarium.

Don't Flush That Fish
Neither flushing nor dumping unwanted fish is appropriate, so donate them to another home or a school or office instead if they're healthy.

Algae
Algae. Freshwater Aquariums.

CO2 Use
How to use CO2 to enhance plant growth in freshwater aquariums.

Aquarium Filtration
Information about choosing aquarium filters, types of filters available, filtration media, filters for ponds, planted aquarium filters, cleaning and maintaining filters, do it yourself filters, filter FAQs, filter polls, and filter product reviews.

Aquarium Maintenance
How to care for and maintain a healthy aquarium.

Aquarium Water Conditions
Water conditions are critical for fish health. Learn how to maintain the proper water conditions in your aquarium.

Switching From Plastic Plants to Live Aquarium Plants
The rules or formula to amount of plant cover to provide in a community aquarium. Just providing hiding places for the fish to feel safe and snack

Selecting the Right Flake Foods for Your Fish
Flake fish foods are the staple for most comunity aquarium fish, but are they the best option? The basics of choosing good flake foods for your fish.

Aquarium Canister Filters, Which is Best, how do they Work?
Canister filters are excellent for medium to large size tanks. These are top choices for canister filters, and what size works best in aquariums.

Aquarium Plants - Real or Artificial?
Which plant is better for your comunity freshwater aquarium, real or artificial? The pros and cons of live Plants versus artificial aquarium plants.

Pond Filtration
Pond Filtration. Freshwater Aquariums.

Trickle/ Wet-Dry Filters
Trickle/ Wet-Dry Filters. Freshwater Aquariums.

UGF Filters
UGF Filters. Freshwater Aquariums.

How to Wash Gravel for an Aquarium, Step-By-Step
Cleaning new aquarium gravel properly is an important first step in keeping water quality high; gravel dust and residue can harm or even kill fish

Beginner Questions - Answers to Frequently Asked Beginner Questions
Everyone has many questions when starting up an aquarium for the first time. Here are some of the most commonly asked beginner questions.

Aquairum Heater Placement
Proper placement of the aquarium heater will assure that the tank is heated evenly. Here are simple tips for heater placement.

Reference Desk
Ever wonder how much a filled aquarium weighs, what size heater you need, or how many gallons per minute your filter should pump? Need to know the scientific name of your fish, or how long it will live? Looking for the meaning of a word? You'll find the answer in these lists, tables, tips, and glossary.

Aquarium Forum Discussions
Many aquarium owners share what they know in the forum. These discussions cover hot topics that may be of interest to you.

Bacterial Bloom
In new tanks, Bacterial Blooms are part of the nitrogen cycle as an aquarium stabilizes, good tank maintenance prevent severe bacterial blooms later.

Fish Species - Profiles of Aquarium Fish
Information about freshwater fish species, including; Angelfish, Barbs, Bettas, Catfish, Cichlids, Crabs, Danois, Discus, Frogs, Goldfish, Gouramis, Guppies, Hatchefish, Koi, Loaches, Mollies, Piranhas, Platies, Rainbowfish, Shrimp, Silver Dollars, Swordfish, and Tetras.

Bettas
Resources for the care and breeding of Betta fish.

Gouramis
Information about the care, habitat, feeding and breeding of Gouramis.

What is the Best Environment for a Betta?
Bettas are usually displayed in small unheated bowls at the pet shop, this is not the proper environment for them. Top tips on how to keep a Betta.

Cichlids
Profiles, photos, and care information about Cichlids.

African - Malawi
African - Malawi. Freshwater Aquariums.

African - Tanganyika
African - Tanganyika. Freshwater Aquariums.

How to breed egg layers
Fun projects breeding and raising egg laying fish!

Fish Questions - Answers To Questions About Fish
Every fish owner will eventually have questions about their fish. These reader FAQs may have the answer to your question.

Step 2 - Selecting Fish
Successful fishkeeping includes choosing fish that are compatible with each other, and the environment you are able to provide for them.

Jewel Fish, Hemichromis bimaculatus - the Original African Cichlid
The Hemichromis bimaculatus or Jewel fish, also known as the Ruby Cichlid, one of the aquarium staples for the cichlid end of the tropical fish hobby.

Forktailed Rainbow Fish, Pseudomugil furcatus - Fun, Easy and Stunning
The Forktailed Rainbowfish is a very active, not only fast, but agile as well, swimming, twisting and turning in and out of plants playfully all day.

Aquarium & Fish FAQs
Answers to frequently asked questions about fish, aquariums, water conditions, plants, maintenance and repairs.

Biotopes
Everything you need to know about differet types of freshwater biotopes.

What paludariums are, and how to create one.
What paludariums are, and how to create one.

River Tanks
Everything you need to know about River and Riffle tanks

Rainbowfish
Profiles, photos, and care information about Rainbowfish.

How Long Should Aquarium Lights be Left On?
Aquarium lights usually don't come with a tag saying when to turn them on and off. So, how long should aquarium lights be left on?

How Can I Tell if a Gourami Is Male or Female?
Determining the sex of your freshwater fish isn't always straightforward. These tips will help you determine if your Gourami is a male or female.

Magenta Water Hedge - A high light, hi Beuty Plant
A detailed profile of the freshwater aquarium plant, Alternanthera reineckii ''roseafolia'', commonly known as Magenta Water Hedge, a truly red plant.

Feeding Questions - Answers to Questions About Feeding Fish
What you feed your fish is as important as the environment you provide it. Here are frequently asked questions about feeding fish.

Profiles, photos, and care information about Livebearers.
Profiles, photos, and care information about Livebearers.

Brackish Fish
Profiles, photos, and care information about Brackish Fish.

Guppies
Profiles, photos, and care information about Guppies.

Fish News & Polls
Fish topics in the news, fish factiods, and polls about popular fish topics.

Feeding Aquarium Fish Essentials
Feeding Tropical Fish is essential for good health, but over feeding, or feeding the wrong food type is the leading cause of death in Aquariums.Our motto:

Live Bearing Fish Owner Stories
Do you, or have you owned, live bearing aquarium fish? If so, share your experiences.

Mosquito Control Fish, Heterandria Affinis, H. Formosa or the Guppy.
4 species of fresh water fish commonly referred to as “Mosquito Fish”, has confused everyonel for years, so here iare the differences once and for all

South American Leaffish, Monocrrhus polyacathus Heckel
The South American “Leaf Fish” gets its name because it looks like a dead leaf, an ambush predator laying in wait of any prey it can fit in its mouth.

Tetras & Other Characins
Resources for the care and breeding of Tetras.

Cyprinids
Profiles, photos, and care information about Cyprinids.

Internet Aquarium Buying
How to buy aquarium supplies and fish over the internet.

Barbs
Information about the care, habitat, feeding and breeding of Barbs.

Catfish
Information about Catfish. Freshwater Aquariums.

Danios
Profiles, photos, and care information about Danios.

Tetra Owner Stories
Tetra Owner Stories. Freshwater Aquariums.

Are Piranhas Dangerous?
What are the facts about the Piranha? Tales of piranhas devouring hapless humans have circulated for many years. Are they a serious threat to people?

Catfish Owner Experiences
Catfish Owner Experiences. Freshwater Aquariums.

Cyprinid Owner Experiences
Ownders of Cyprinid species share tips and tricks.

Common Fish Names Beginning With T
Learning scientific names of fish can be daunting, list of common fish names that begin with the letter G, cross referenced to their scientific names..

Common Fish Names Beginning With G
Learning scientific names of fish can be daunting, list of common fish names that begin with the letter G, cross referenced to their scientific names.

Spot Algae - Causes and Cures of Aquarium Problems
Algae is one of the most frustrating problems to deal with. Here is how to identify and cope with spot algae.

Fish Health Care Tips and Diagnostic Resources
If your fish appear to be sick, this listing resource will help you diagnose and treat them. You'll also find links to tips to prevent future illness.

Box/Corner Filters
Box/Corner Filters. Freshwater Aquariums.

Canister Filters
Canister Filters. Freshwater Aquariums.

Filter Media
Filter Media. Freshwater Aquariums.

Fluidized Bed Filters
Fluidized Bed Filters. Freshwater Aquariums.

Power & Sponge Filters
Power & Sponge Filters. Freshwater Aquariums.

Submerged Filters
Submerged Filters. Freshwater Aquariums.

Top Picks - Filters
Top Picks - Filters. Freshwater Aquariums.

Diatomic Filters
Diatomic Filters. Freshwater Aquariums.

Books & Magazines
There is a wealth of information available on the subject of freshwater aquariums, fish and ponds. Here are book reviews and information about where to find aquarium atlases, books and magazines.

Fish Screensavers
Anyone who loves fish enjoys having them on their computer. Here are a variety of aquarium fish screensavers, wallpapers, and desktop themes.

How to Clean a Dirty Fish Tank
How to clean a dirty aquarium the right way, the tools you'll need, what to stay away from and instructions for making your tank look beautiful again.

Figure Eight Puffer Fish - Tetraodon biocellatus
A Profile of The Figure Eight Puffer, Tetraodon biocellatus, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

How to Manage Pop-Eye in Aquarium Fish
Pop-eye, or Exophthalmia, is not a disease itself, but it is a sign that something is wrong. What may be going on when a fish presents with a pop-eye.

Aquascaping
Everything you need to know about aquascaping freshwater aquariums and ponds.

How to Determine the Sex of Fish for Breeding Purposes
Determining the sex of fish isn't always an easy task. Tips for sexing various species of fish, Determining male and female when starting Breeding project

Commonly Made Mistakes When Starting a New Aquarium
Top mistakes made when starting a new aquarium, and how to avoid them. New aquarium owners make fatal mistakes because they don't know the pitfalls to avoid.

Caring for a Blood Parrot
The habitat for the Blood Parrot must be roomy and provide hiding places, they will eat a variety of foods; flake, live, frozen, and freeze dried foods.

Acclimating Aquarium Fish from Store to the Home
How you acclimate newly acquired aquarium fish can make all the difference in their health and well being. Here is how to accliimate aquarium fish safely.

Breeding Aquarium Fish, Basic Breeding Questions For Beginners
What are the easiest fish to breed? How can I grow the Infusoria talked about in articles? What should I look for in a breeding pair of egg layer fish?

Angelfish
Angelfish. Freshwater Aquariums.

Central American
Central American. Freshwater Aquariums.

Discus
Discus. Freshwater Aquariums.

South American
South American. Freshwater Aquariums.

Cichlids, a Large Family of Diverse Aquatic Life Spanning the Globe
Cichlids are misunderstood, they dig up the plants, quarrel to show territorial defence, dig a nesting area all in an effort to attract a female.

Aquariums
Information about choosing aquariums, stands, hoods canopies, types aquarium materials available, aquarium size choices, cleaning and maintaining aquariums, do it yourself aquariums, aquariums FAQs, aquariumspolls, and aquariums product reviews.

Aquarium Heaters
Choosing aquarium heaters, including types of heaters, heater sizes, thermometers, heater FAQs,and product reviews.

Aquarium Water Temperature, How Location Effects Health
Aquarium location can have a significant effect on the frequency and timing of water temperature changes that can occur when located near a windows or doors

The Spraying Characin, Splashing Tetra (Copella arnoldi) and More
strange aquarium fish the Spraying Characin lay, care for and hatch their eggs outside of water, the Bitterling actually lay their eggs inside a live mussel

Common and Scientific Fish Names Beginning With C
Learning scientific names of fish can be daunting, so here is list of aquarium fish names begining with C, cross referenced to their scientific names.

Hatchetfish
Profiles, photos, and care information about Hatchetfish.

Sexing & Breeding Aquarium Fish
How to determine sex and breed various species of aquarium fish.

The Pearl Fish, Cynolebias bellottii and Cynolebias nigripinnis
One of the strangest fish Cynolebias bellottii, the “Pearl Fish” often grouped in with the Killifish, their eggs sold on eBay from farms in Thailand.

Tiger Barb - Barbus tetrazona
The Tiger Barb; four tiger-like black vertical stripes on an orange-yellow body make it obvious where this member of the barb family got its common name.

How Many Fish in my Aquarium the Right Question?
How many fish can your tank safely hold? Learn the pros and cons of different methods for calculating how many fish your aquarium will hold.

Good First Fish
Nothing is more exciting than adding fish to a newly set up aquarium. However, the choices you make now will have big impact on your success or failure.

Aquarium Water Testing
Aquarium water testing is a critical part of fishkeeping, yet is universally overlooked. Often the fish owner is unaware of testing and its necessity.

Do Water Changes Kill Fish?
If you haven't changed your water for months, or possibly years, it is not wise to make a sudden massive change. However, change 10% of the water regularly.

Neon Tetra Disease
Neon Tetra disease is more common than many aquarium enthusiasts realize, and affects species beyond neon tetras. Find the most complete data on avalable

Lifespans of Aquarium Fish
Ever wondered how long your fish will live? Lifespans of aquarium fish vary considerably depending on species and care are given, here is an estimate

Treating Ammonia Poisoning in Aquarium Fish
Ammonia poisoning can be deadly, but can be treated if caught early. Learn how to treat ammonia poisoning, and what you can do to avoid it in the future.

Vacation and Holiday Fish Care and Feeding
Feeding fish on Vacation is a big problem if not tended to porperly This care and feeding checklist assures freshwater aquarium fish will be well fed.

Stocking Your Aquarium Evenly
Aquarium Fish are grouped into categories, these groups typically swim at the top, middle, near the bottom or at the bottom, learn the proper mix here.

How to Diagnose and Treat Dropsy in Aquarium Fish
Dropsy is not actually a disease, but a symptom of a number of diseases. How to diagnose and treat various disorders that cause dropsy in aquarium fish.

Swim Bladder Disorder in Aquarium Fish
Swim Bladder Disorder refers to issues affecting the swim bladder, rather than a single disease. Affected fish will exhibit problems with buoyancy,

Aquarium Fish Disease Fin Rot
Fin Rot is a bacterial disease that occuring in aquarium fish, caused by environmental factors, a preventable disease, diagnose, treat and prevent.

Do it Yourself
No need to buy it when you can make your own. Here are instructions for doing a wide variety of your own DIY aquarium projects.

How to make your own feeders, and foods for freshwater fish
How to make your own feeders, and foods for freshwater fish

Ponds
Ponds. Freshwater Aquariums.

Snails and Pests in the Aquarium
How to combat snails, worms and other pests in the aquarium

Aquariums and Stands
How to build your own aquariums and stands from scratch.

Backyard Ponds and Aqua Gardens, Making Safe from Zika Threat!
you must take action to protect your family and Neighbors from Zika, if you have a small water plant barrel, or a fish pond, you must add Guppies now.

Angelfish or Scalare, P. eimekei
An Angelfish is a true pet! If you work with yours, and you have a good luck with them, they will know you, recognize you, feed from your hand!

Adhesive Egg Layers, General Spawning Instructions
Certain species, such as the Tiger Barbs and Rosy Barbs are both good easy adhesive egg layers to start your breeding experiences with, breeding set up of the aquarium explained below.

Fish Foods, the Truth about what’s Best for Community Aquariums
Giving you fish a good steady diet of an establish and respected brand of food, twice a day, no more that they can finish completely in 5 minutes or less.

Kribensis, Pelmatochromis AKA Dwarf Rainbow Cichlid
Kribensis breaks rule, it is an African Dwarf Cichlid that is a great community aquarium fish, calm and able tank mate, eats anything and survives a wide range of conditions.

Live-Bearer Development Period inside Female and as Fry
In most livebearers, the pregnant mother swells unmistakably and also presents the well-known “gravid spot” which is a dark spot near the base of the anal fin

Anableps; Cuatro-ojos, the Four-eyed Fish
Anableps habitually swims at the surface of the water with half of its bulging eye above water and half beneath the surface. The upper half looks for birds. The lower half looks through the water in search of food.

How Long Do Bettas Live?
Bettas are so beautiful, but sadly they don't seem to live very long. Is it because of those little jars they are kept in? Just how long is a Betta supposed to live?

Betta Questions - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Bettas
Although Bettas are often offered for sale in small bowls, don't be fooled into thinking they require little or no care. Here are some commonly asked questions about Bettas and their care.

Equipment Questions - Answers to Questions About Equipment
Equipment can be daunting at times, especially when it doesn't do what you expect it to. Here are frequently asked questions about aquarium equipment.

Maintenance Questions - Answers to Questions About Maintenance
Keeping a freshwater aquarium healthy for your fish, and pleasing to the eye, takes regular maintenance. Here are answers to common maintenance questions.

Plant Questions - Answers to Questions About Plants
Few things compare to an aquarium full of beautiful live plants. However, live plants can be a challenge to even an expert. Here are answers to reader questions about live plants.

Water Questions - Answers to Questions About Aquarium Water
Aquarium water to fish is the same as air is to you. Maintaining excellent water conditions is important to the health of your fish. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about aquarium water.

Where Most Aquarium Fish Come from, Fish Farm Visited and Explained
We discover where all those fish we see in our local pet store come from! Dr. Thomas R Reich, PhD Ichthyologist takes us on a journey through the fascinating world of Florida Fish Farms.

Feeding Egg Layer Fry
Once a Fish is born or hatched, and once it has become free swimming, feeding egglayer fish must be done immediately or it will most surely die within hours

The Piranha, Serrasalmus piraya
Piranha have insatiable appetites which cause them to fight with one another constantly, the losers become meals for the stronger ones which leaves them scarred and marked.

Breeding the Paradise Fish, Macropodus opercularis
The Paradise Fish are a fantasticly easy fish for hobbyist learning the art of breeding fish. It is a Labyrinth Fish which is a Bubble Nest Builder.

Cherry Barb
A profile and photo of the Cherry Barb, Barbus titteya, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Betta Color and Finnage
Betta Color and Finnage. Freshwater Aquariums.

Betta Photos
Online photos of a wide variety of Bettas.

Breeding Bettas
How to select breeding pairs of Bettas, setup a breeding aquarium, steps for successful spawning and rearing of the fry.

Frogs, Crabs and Shrimp
Frogs, Crabs and Shrimp. Freshwater Aquariums.

Goldfish
Profiles, photos, and care information about Goldfish.

Fish Names
Ever searched for information on a fish, only to come up empty handed? Fish have common and scientific names, which can lead to confusion. Here are reference charts and articles showing the various names used to refer to freshwater aquarium fish.

Loaches
Profiles, photos, and care information about Loaches.

Piranhas
Profiles, photos, and care information about Piranhas.

Silver Dollars & Pacus
Profiles, photos, and care information about Silver Dollars and Pacus.

Aquarium Glossary
Ever been confused about the meaning of a term used in aquarium keeping? Odds are you'll find it the Aquarium Glossary. Everything from abdominal fins to zooplankton are defined in this specialty glossary. If you can't find your word here, be sure to let me know and I'll add it.

Equipment Info and Charts
Articles and charts about aquarium equipment, from aquarium weights and sizes, to heater wattages, to bulb lettters.

Fish Crafts & Games
All work and no play can be pretty boring. Need a break from that? Try out these fish and aquarium themed crafts, games and puzzles.

Puffers
Profiles, photos, and care information about Puffers.

Paradise Fish , Macropodus opercularis
The Paradise Fish first made tropical aquarium keeping popular, it was in the mid-19th century that the home aquarium became the rage and Paradise Fish was first.

Breeding the Dwarf Egyptian Mouthbrooder, Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor
The Beauty of breeding the Dwarf Egyptian Mouthbrooder is just how simple it can be to breed and keep this fish compared to just about any other egg laying fish that will care for its young.

Dwarf Egyptian Mouthbreeder, Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor
The Egyptian mouthbrooder’s parental devotion is certainly far above and beyond the call of many of the fish we learn how to breed in this wonderful hobby we all experience.

Before You Buy an Aquarium
When purchasing an aquarium it is important to consider the needs of the fish that will live it. Here are the important factors to consider before you buy an aquarium.

Using Outdoor Gravel or Rocks in an Aquarium
The question is an old one, and is still debated. Can outdoor rocks gravel, or sand be used in an aquarium? Here's my take on the question.

Black Neon Tetra - Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
A profile of the aquarium fish commonly known as the Black Neon Tetra - Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi

Is it Safe to Keep a Betta in a Vase
Bettas are often kept in small bowls, or worse yet, flower vases. Learn why a Betta should not be kept in a flower vase.

Mini Aquariums - Pros and Cons and How to Choose
Mini aquariums are hugely popular. Are they the perfect addition to your college dorm, or classroom? Do your homework before buying one, and you'll have a greater chance for success.

Benefits of Feeding Live Foods to Your Fish
The benefits of feeding your freshwater fish something more than flakes.

Planting Techniques for Freshwater Aquariums
Want a beautiful aquarium full of live plants? You can do it, with a little help. Plant expert Don Matakis explains how to select substrate, add Laterite, and plant tall stem plants.

Colorado Aquarium Clubs
Where to find information about Colorado aquarium clubs.

Florida Aquarium Clubs
Where to find information about Florida aquarium clubs.

California Aquarium Clubs
Where to find information about California aquarium clubs.

Texas Aquarium Clubs
Where to find information about Texas aquarium clubs.

Which Fish Can I Keep With an Archer Fish?
Archer fish aren an interesting and unusual fish to keep. However, their unique needs can pose a problem when selecting tankmates. Here are some suggestions if you are looking for companions for an Archer fish.

New York Aquarium Clubs
Where to find information about New York aquarium clubs.

Aquariums 15 Gallons and Larger
The top choices for aquariums 15 Gallons and larger.

Freshwater Aquariums: Diatomic Filters - Top Picks
When faced with stubborn particulate matter, or the dreaded scourge of green water, it's time to consider a diatomic filter. Here are the ones I recommend.

Glow In The Dark Fish
Banned by some, coveted by others, glow in the dark fish are the latest in long line of altered fish. The debate is hot and heavy over the sales of genetically altered pets. What do you think about them?

Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp
Fresh or frozen brine shrimp are not always an option. Freeze-dried is a great alternative, and can be safely purchase on-line, if not available locally.

Emergency Power For Aquariums
How aquarium fish owners can prepare for events may suddenly leave their aquarium without power.

Emergency Power For Aquariums - Recharging the System
All fish onwers are wise to prepare for the possibility that unexpected events may suddenly leave their aquarium without power for as much as several days. Adam Goldstein, who weathered hurricane Katrina when it hit Florida, shares his successful plan for running his aquariums when the power went out. Page 2.

Wisconsin Aquarium Clubs
Where to find information about Wisconsin aquarium clubs.

Public Aquariums in Northeast USA
Public aquariums and exhibits located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont(Northeast Region USA). If you know of a public aquarium in these states that is not listed here, please send an email to: freshaquarium@aboutguide.com

Public Aquariums in Northeast USA
Public aquariums and exhibits located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont(Northeast Region USA). If you know of a public aquarium in these states that is not listed here, please send an email to: freshaquarium@aboutguide.com

Ohio Aquarium Clubs
Where to find information about Ohio aquarium clubs.

Public Aquariums in Midwest USA
Public aquariums located in the Midwest USA - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin. If you know of a public aquarium in these states that is not listed here, please send an email to: freshaquarium@aboutguide.com

North Carolina Aquarium Clubs
Where to find information about North Carolina aquarium clubs.

Lake Wanam Rainbowfish, Glossolepis wanamensis - A Profile of Lake Wanam Rainbowfish, Glossolepis wanamensis
A profile of the Lake Wanam Rainbowfish, Glossolepis wanamensis, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 5.

Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish, Melanotaenia lacustris - A Profile of Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish, Melanotaenia lacustris
A profile of Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia lacustris), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 4.

Madagascar Rainbowfish, Bedotia geayi - A Profile of Madagascar Rainbowfish, Bedotia geayi
A profile of the Madagascar Rainbowfish (Bedotia geayi), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 6.

Neon Rainbowfish, Melanotaenia praecox - A Profile of Neon Rainbowfish, Melanotaenia praecox
A profile of the Neon Rainbowfish, Melanotaenia praecox, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 7.

Red Rainbowfish, Glossolepis incisus - A Profile of Red Rainbowfish, Glossolepis incisus
A profile of the Red Rainbowfish, Glossolepis incisus, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 8.

Axelrods Rainbowfish, Chilatherina axelrodi, - A Profile of Axelrods Rainbowfish, Chilatherina axelrodi
A profile of Axelrods Rainbowfish, Chilatherina axelrodi, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Boeseman's Rainbowfish, Melanotaenia boesemani - A Profile of Boeseman's Rainbowfish, Melanotaenia boesemani
A Profile of Boeseman's Rainbowfish, Melanotaenia boesemani. Page 2.

A Profile of The Desert Rainbowfish - Melanotaenia splendida tatei
A profile of the Desert Rainbowfish, Melanotaenia splendida tatei, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 3.

Rainbowfish Profiles and Photo Gallery
A Gallery of Rainbowfish Profiles

Siamese Fighting Fish - Betta Splendens
A photo gallery/profile of the Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta Splendens), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Opaline Gourami - Trichogaster trichopterus
A photo profile of the Opaline Gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 4.

Pearl Gourami - Trichogaster microlepis
A photo profile of the Pearl Gourami (Trichogaster leeri), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 9.

Powder Blue Gourami - Colisa lalia
A photo profile of the Powder Blue Gourami (Colisa lalia), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 11.

Red/Flame Gourami - Colisa lalia
A photo profile of the Red/Flame Gourami (Colisa lalia), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 10.

Betta and Gourami Profiles - Labyrinth Fish
Profiles and photos of Betta and Gouramis.

Dwarf Gourami
A photo profile of the Dwarf Gourami (Colisa lalia), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 5.

Honey Gourami - Colisa chuna "Gold"
A photo profile of the Honey Gourami (Colisa chuna), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 6.

Kissing Gourami - Helostoma temminckii
A photo profile of the Kissing Gourami (Helostoma temminckii), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 7.

Moonlight Gourami - Trichogaster microlepis
A photo profile of the Moonlight Gourami (Trichogaster microlepis), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 8.

Three Spot Gourami - Trichogaster trichopterus
A photo profile of the Three Spot Gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 3.

Chocolate Gourami - Sphaerichthys osphormenoides
A photo profile of the Chocolate Gourami - Sphaerichthys osphormenoides, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 2.

Yo Yo Loach (Botia lohachata)
A profile of the Yo Yo Loach (Botia lohachata), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Mardel Coppersafe - Copper Sulfate
Copper Sulfate is used in aquariums as an anti-fungal and anti-parasitic, as well as to remove snail infestations.

Corydoras panda
Corydoras panda. Freshwater Aquariums.

Beard Algae - Causes and Cures
Algae is one of the most frustrating problems to deal with. Here is how to identify and cope with Beard Algae.

The Kissing Gourami, Helostoma temminckii
Although the Kissing Gourami is a labyrinth fish, (Helostoma temmincki) is one of the species that does not make a bubble- nest.

How to Successfully Breed the Discus
In most respects, Discus Fish spawn like angelfish. The eggs hatch in about 3 or 4 days, during which time the parents guard the eggs, fan them with their fins

Discus, Symphysodon aka the Pompadour Fish
Symphysodon Discus are among the most stunning of all aquarium fish, have always been and still remain an oddity and a beautiful addition to any large show aquarium to this day.

Stop Mosquito Bites and Stop Zika Threat with Guppies!
Mosquito’s carrying the Zika virus may sting a family member and infect them. The Zika virus has been proven to be carried by the Mosquito and can be stopped by the Guppy.

The Hatchet Fish, Carnegiella strigata
The Hatchet Fish are thus able to make long gliding flights using their powerful “wing like” fins over the water in nature (15 -20 feet and at times even more to escape predators.

Betta Splendens, an Amazing Aquarium Fish, a Storied History
Like all anabantids, the Betta is a Labyrinth fish, which means they are equipped with special organs under the gill plates that allow them to take oxygen directly from the air above the surface of the water

Wagtail Platy, Great Community Aquarium Fish, Unusual Past
The Wagtail Platy is not only one of the most beautiful of all platys, but it is available in several color varieties and it breeds true to color and to the tail and fin blackness as well.

Sinking Fish Foods - Top Picks
The top sinking food picks for your fish

Cory Catfish Species for Freshwater Aquariums
Learn more about the popular Cory catfish species in this overview of Corys.

Choosing a Danio Species for Your Aquarium
Danios are active school fish that are quite hardy. They do well in cool temperatures, making them a great choice for unheated aquariums. Learn more about the popular Danio species in this overview of Danios.

Which Loach Species is Best for Your Aquarium?
Loaches are fun and generally easy to care for fish that do well in most community aquariums. Learn more about the popular Loach species in this overview of Barbs.

Barb Species Profiles and Care Information
Barbs are a lively family of schooling fish. Learn more about the popular Barb species in this overview of Barbs.

Gill Filaments - Definition
A definition of the aquarium term gill filaments.

Black Neon Tetra - Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
A photo profile of the Black Neon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Black Phantom Tetra - Megalamphodus megalopterus
A photo profile of the Black Phantom Tetra (Megalamphodus megalopterus), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 2.

Black Widow Tetra - Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
A profile of the aquarium fish, Black Widow(Gymnocorymbus ternetzi), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 3.

Bleeding Heart Tetra - Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma
A profile of the aquarium fish, Bleeding Heart Tetra (Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 4.

Blind Cave Fish - Astyanax fasciatus mexicanus
A profile of the aquarium fish, Blind Cave Fish (Astyanax fasciatus mexicanus), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 5.

Bloodfin Tetra - Aphyocharax anisitsis
A photo profile of the Bloodfin Tetra (Aphyocharax anisitsi), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 6.

Cardinal Tetra - Paracheirodon axelrodi
A photo profile of the Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 8.

Colombian Tetra - Hyphessobrycon columbianus
A profile of the Colombian Tetra (Hyphessobrycon columbianus ), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 9.

Congo Tetra - Phenacogrammus interruptus
A photo profile of the Congo Tetra (Phenacogrammus interruptus), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 10.

Diamond Tetra - Moenkhausia pittieri
A photo profile of the Diamond Tetra (Moenkhausia pittieri), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 11.

Red Eye Tetra - Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae
A profile of the aquarium fish, Red Eye Tetra (Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 16.

Emperor Tetra - Nematobrycon palmeri
A profile of the aquarium fish, Emperor Tetra (Nematobrycon palmeri), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 12.

Tetra Profiles and Photo Gallery
Tetra Profiles

Tetra Profiles and Photo Gallery
Tetra Profiles

Lemon Tetra - Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis
A profile of the Lemon Tetra, Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 14.

Rummy Nose Tetra - Hemmigrammus blehri
A profile of the Rummy Nose Tetra, Hemmigrammus blehri, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 17.

Yellow Tetra - Hyphessobrycon bifasciatus
A profile of the Yellow Tetra, Hyphessobrycon bifasciatus, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 19.

Buenos Aires Tetra - Hyphessobrycon anisitsi
A profile of the aquarium fish, Buenos Aires Tetra - Hyphessobrycon anisitsi, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 7.

Glowlight Tetra - Hemigrammus erythrozonus
A profile of the aquarium fish, Glowlight Tetra - Hemigrammus erythrozonus, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 13.

Neon Tetra - Paracheirodon innesi
A profile of the aquarium fish, Neon Tetra - Paracheirodon innesi, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 15.

Serpae Tetra - Hyphessobrycon eques
A profile of the aquarium fish, Serpae Tetra - Hyphessobrycon eques, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 18.

Silver Tip Tetra - Hasemania nana
A profile of the aquarium fish, Silver Tip Tetra - Hasemania nana, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 20.

Scissortail Rasbora (Rasbora trilineata) - Profile
Rasbora trilineata - A Profile of the Scissortail Rasbora

Red Leaf Ludwigia (Ludwigia repens)
A detailed profile of the freshwater aquarium plant, Ludwigia repens.

Blue Gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus)
A profile of the aquarium fish known as the Blue Gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Small Aquariums
Articles and reviews of small aquariums

Setting up a Tank for Breeding Egg Scatterers
Egg Scatterers include the barbs, tetras, rasboras and even goldfish among just the most well known of this group. These fish need a specially prepared tank

Rosy Barb (Puntius conchonius)
One of the most popular Barb species is the colorful Rosy Barb. Learn more about then, including preferred tank mates, habitat, feeding and breeding.

Zebra Danio - Freshwater Fish Profile
A detailed profile of the Zebra Danio- Danio rerio, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Dwarf Gourami (Trichogaster lalius)
A profile of the Dwarf Gourami (Colisa lalia), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Using Maggots to Feed Aquarium Fish
Using Maggots to Feed Aquarium Fish

Paludariums Represent Marsh-Like Habitats
What is a Paludarium? Freshwater Aquariums.

The Trouble with Goldfish Bowls
Goldfish bowls are common in department stores as well as most pet shops. Ask anyone who had a goldfish as a kid and odds are they kept it in a goldfish bowl. Learn why Goldfish bowls aren't what they aren't cracked up to be.

Tips for Changing the Water in Your Aquarium
Water changes are the cornerstone of a healthy aquarium. Like it or not, they need to be done. Here's why you should perform them, and tips for making it an easier task.

Why do Fish School Together?
One of the most enjoyable scenes in an aquarium is a group of fish swimming in unison, changing directions in an instant, yet never colliding with each other. How are they able to swim in unison?

Methylene Blue for Aquarium Fish
Methylene Blue is used in aquariums as a disinfectant, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic. It is also used to treat ammonia and nitrite poisoning.

Tetracycline Use in Freshwater Aquariums
Tetracycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat a variety of external and internal bacterial infections in aquarium fish.

Acriflavine for Aquarium Fish
Acriflavine is a medication often used for treating fungal infections and external parasites in aquarum fish.

Julii Cory - Freshwater Fish Profile
The Julii Cory is one of the more popular members of the Corydoras family. They are also often confused with another similar species, the Three Line Cory. Learn how to differentiate the Julii Cory and what they require for care, including: aquarium setup, tank mates, care, feeding, sexual differences and breeding.

Pepper Cory (Corydoras paleatus)
A profile of the Corydoras paleatus, Pepper Cory, including care, feeding, and breeding.

Texas Cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus)
A profile of the Texas Cichlid, Herichthys cyanoguttatus, including care, feeding, and breeding information.

LED Aquarium Lighting Pros and Cons
LED (Light Emitting Diode) is becoming a popular type of lighting for both saltwater and freshwater aquariums. Learn what to expect from LED lighting, including the benefits and the what LED lighting is not ideal for.

Breeding Egg Scatterers First Step, Cleaning and Preparing the Tank
Tanks for spawning egg Scatterers must be spotlessly clean, cleared of all muck, snails, hydra as well as algae, leaving nothing but glass and water.

Rosy Barb, Barbus Conchonius, one of the Easiest Community Fish
The Rosy Barbs is well known to aquarists. It is one of the hardiest and best of the egg-layers for beginners

What are Shoal Fish, a Community Aquarium Must
In biology, any group of fish that stay together for social reasons are shoaling, and if the group is swimming in the same direction in a coordinated manner, they are schooling.

How to Breed Egg Scatterers; Unique Egg Laying Tropical Fish
Aquarium fish egg scatterers; try one or more of these projects you will gain a better understanding of nature, and a greater appreciation of our gratifying hobby; fish keeping.

The Harlequin Rasbora, Rasbora Heteromorpa
The Harlequin Rasbora, a fascinating little fish belongs to the family Cyprinidae. It comes from the Malay Peninsula, Thailand and Sumatra, first imported into Europe in 1906.

Breeding the Glowlight Tetra or Fire Tetra
Once considered to be a difficult species to breed, The Glowlight Tetra or Fire Tetra now presents no problem whatsoever to produce a large brood of healthy fry.

The Glowlight Tetra and the Fire Tetra, same Fish?
The Glowlight Tetra or Fire Tetra is an easy to keep fun addition to a small well planted community aquarium, a hardy little fish and has a long and confusing history.

Flame Tetra or Von Rio Tetra, Hyphessobrycon Flammeus
The tiny Tetra from Rio, as we choose to call this Characin of many names; Flame Fish, Flame Tetra, Red Tetra, Tetra From Rio, or Von Rio Tetra.

Breeding the Blind Cave Fish, Anopthichthys Jordani
Breeding the Blind Cave Fish or Anoptichthys Jordani is really one of the simplest of all egg layers. In fact almost every one can be traced from the first 75 imported to Texas.

Blind Cave Fish, a Most Unusual Journey to the Aquarium
Anoptichthys Jordani or the Blind Cave Fish, swims at all depths; even in thickly planted aquariums and rarely bumps into the foliage.

Congo Tetra or Phenacogrammus Interruptus
The colorful tetras of South America have relatives in the region of the Congo River in Africa. One of these species is the Congo Tetra, which shines in all the colors of the rainbow.

Buenos Aires Tetra: Hemigrammus Caudovittaius
First called the Buenos Aires Tetra, it gained early and lasting popularity due to its very hardy nature and bright attractive coloration

Potassium Permanganate
Potassium permanganate is used as a disinfectant, to kill snails, combat algae, and to clear cloudiness and odors in aquarium water. Learn more about its uses.

The Blue Gourami the Perfect Community Fish
The blue Gourami is not only one of the only pure blue freshwater fish available at affordable prices today, but it can live in almost any water conditions, is a good tank mate and not a picky eater.

Oxygen and CO2, the Balance could be the Cause of Fish Gasping at the surface
Fish of all types tend to stay suspended at the water’s surface and gasp for

The Danger of Infrequent Large Water Changes Actually Killing Fish
Think of an aquarium as a space ship for fish, if you filter the water recycle everything and balance everything just right you can actually survive a very long trip.

Water Hardness or Softness, How can it Effect Tropical Fish?
In nature, water normally contains variable amounts of calcium and magnesium salts. These salts are important when determining the “Hardness” of water.

Goldfish Should not be Kept in Bowls or Small Community Aquarium
A small glass container, however, has a surface that is inadequate. It is sheer cruelty to keep Goldfish in a small glass bowl.

Nitrogen Cycle in Aquariums, Understanding the Basics
The Nitrogen Cycle is a biological process that involves the continual circulation of nitrogenous compounds such as ammonia, nitrite and nitrate to process wastes in the natural water.

Nitrogen Cycle Shortcuts, Tips and Tricks from Dr. Reich
Here are some of Dr. Reich’s Tips and tricks for both starting the Nitrogen Cycle in an new aquarium, as well as for maintaining a healthy aquarium.

Velvet Disease, Identifying and Curing the Deadly Disease
Velvet Disease is a dangerous and contagious fast breeding parasite that can run through your entire aquarium if not treated and eradicated quickly.

Breeding the Neon Tetra, a Challenge worth the Effort
This article concentrates on the breeding processes, long rumored to be impossible, you will find the Neon a challenging fish to breed, but rewarding in the end

Neon Tetra, History, Myths, Breeding and Reality
Neon’s are small, peaceful, extremely perky, and a really beautiful fish. Once settled down they are not shy, and although not aggressive, have the courage to stand up for themselves.

Things Fish Keepers do that are Cruel and How to Avoid
I do not think that any aquarium hobby enthusiast is ever deliberately cruel to their aquarium fish, understanding why things are cruel will help.

The Mollie, All You Ever Need to Know
In nature Mollies are nearly exclusively plant and algae eaters, so they must be fed lots of spirulina, even boiled spinach finely chopped, to remain healthy.

Tiger Barb; BARBUS TETRAZONA, an Unusual Fish
The Tiger Barb is probably the most widely kept barb in the beginner’s aquarium. They are also so easily bred, that they should be a consideration as a first egg-layer to breed!

White Cloud Mountain Minnow
The White Cloud Mountain Minnow is the answer to the beginning aquarists dreams. It is a fish that has everything: great color with distinct and unique markings and accents, and a hardy disposition.

Breeding the Cherry Barb BARBUS TITTEYA
The Cherry Barb can be sexed easily, as females are brownish with red fins while males display the characteristic cherry-red appearance over much of their body.

Guppy: An Amazing History, a Hardy Fish
The Common Guppy is the first “tropical” fish to gain widespread popularity as a “tropical Fish” and the Guppy is still the most well known of tropical aquarium fish.

Ich: Most Common Killer of Aquarium Fish
Ich (Ichthyophthirius Multifiliis) or White Spot Sickness, is a tricky and illusive illness that can easily kill everything in your aquarium if not treated properly and quickly.

How Does an Aquarium Cycle?
Call it the nitrogen cycle, break-in cycle, start-up cycle, or new aquarium cycle, it’s all the same thing. Knowing how it works will help you keep a healthy environment for your fish.

Managing the Nitrogen Cycle
Knowing how to manage the effects of the nitrogen cycle will help you avoid fish loss. Learn what is best to do, and not to do. Page 2.

Aquarium Cycle FAQs
FAQs about common nitrogen cycle problems that aquarium fish owners encounter. Page 3.

Common Fish Species Names Beginning With B
Learning scientific names of fish can be daunting, so we all tend to use common names. However, if you wish to do research on your fish, knowing the scientific name is invaluable. Here is a handy list of common fish names that begin with the letter B (page 2), cross referenced to their scientific names.

Easy Care and Propagation of Aquarium Plants
You can increase the number of plants in your aquarium, if you have proper lighting and water conditions, in one of 2 ways

The Need for Live Aquarium Plants
Aquarium plants bred for the aquarium will thrive with the right lighting and a little aquarium plant fertilizer. The Majority of aquarium fish have a definite preference for an aquarium with live plants.

Live-bearers; Breeding; Development and Birth
Among the most interesting of all aquarium fish to breed are the viviparous, or live-bearers, a group of fish that give live birth to their fry.

How to Breed Livebearer Aquarium Fish
In natural conditions, reproduction is seasonal and temperature, water conditions and light play a major role is starting and speeding the reproductive cycle.

Breeding the Giant Danio: (Danio Balabaricus)
The Giant Danio is an easy egg laying fish to breed, but requires conditioning and a separate breeding/fry raising tank for the project.

Giant Danio; Easy to Keep Community Fish
The Giant Danio is a 10 out of 10 for ease of care in a community aquarium. This nearly indestructible fish eats anything, can survive in almost any temperature.

Breeding the Black Skirt Tetra
This Black Skirt Tetra is easy to breed, in nature it lives in flood plains, when it has the opportunity to breed and multiply its numbers it takes it, regardless of water conditions.

Black Tetra or Black Skirt Tetra; Did You Know?
There are a lot of good choices for first fish within a community aquarium, but you can’t go wrong with the old reliable Black Skirt Tetra.

Aquarium Plants and Lighting for Best Results
The advantages gained for your fish and for your enjoyment of the hobby having live aquarium plants far out weigh any maintenance live plants may require

The Platys; Fun Aquarium Community Fish
The Platy or Platypoecilus maculatus is a great fish for the aquarium hobbyist who likes to experiment with breeding fish, a perfect, hardy community aquarium fish!

How To Feed Aquarium Fish Fry
Feeding newly hatched fry in an aquarium can be a challenge. This article discusses how to feed different types of aquarium fish fry.

Columnaris Disease in Aquarium Fish
Columnaris is often misdiagnosed, due to sometimes having a fungal appearance. Unfortunately fungal treatments are not effective against this bacterial disease Here is how to diagnose and treat Columnaris.

What Is the Difference Between Chlorine and Chloramine?
Chlorine or Chloramine? What's the difference, and how does it affect your aquarium? Should you be concerned about Chloramine? Here's the answer.

Upside Down Catfish - Synodontis nigriventris
A profile of the Upside Down Catfish - Synodontis nigriventris, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Using Salt in a Freshwater Aquarium
Next time you have sick fish, the remedy might not be farther away than your kitchen table. Ordinary salt is a useful remedy for the prevention and treatment of several freshwater fish diseases. However, it can also be harmful if used improperly. Here are simple instructions for when and how to use salt in your freshwater aquarium.

Low Oxygen in Aquarium Water
How to recognize and correct low oxygen conditions in a freshwater aquarium.

Aquarium Ammonia Control Treatments
Ammonia can kill aquarium fish. Learn how to control ammonia in your aquarium.

Aquarium Phosphate Control
Phosphates contribute to algae growth in aquariums. One way to combat that is to use a phosphate control filter media, such as one of these.

Aquarium Water Movement - Benefits and Equipment
Aquarium water movement is vital for maintaining a health habitat for your fish. Learn why, and ways to keep your aquarium water circulating in a healthy way.

Types of LED Aquarium Lights
Types of LED Aquarium Lights

Securing Aquarium Plants
Aquarium plants don't always stay where we want them. These ideas for securing either live or artificial plants will help solve the problem.

Freshwater Aquarium Water Clarifiers
Sometimes referred to as flocculants, these water clarifier products are designed to help remove fine particulate matter from the water.

Aquarium Plant Substrates
Live plants make for a beautiful and healthy aquarium habitat. To succeed with live plants, it helps to start with the right plant substrate.

Aquarium Sponge Filter Products
Aquarium sponge filters come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and densities. This list details the top aquarium sponge filter products.

Aquarium Battery Powered Air Pumps
Battery powered air pumps can be a lifesaver for your fish if the power goes out. Consider adding one of these models to your emergency aquarium kit.

Crab and Lobster Foods
Crab & Lobster foods

Discus Foods
The top Discus food picks for your fish

Books About Piranhas
Books are invaluable to all fish owners, from beginner to advanced. This selection of reference books covers a wide range of topics about Piranhas.

Goldfish Foods
Goldfish have a unique digestive tract that requires specialized food to ensure proper digestion and optimum health. Compare top food brands.

Submersible Aquarium Heaters
Types of submersible aquarium heaters.

Aquarium Water Buffering Agents
Aquarium Water Buffering Agents

Aquarium Power Heads and Circulating Pumps
Water movement in aquariums is vital to maintain a healthy environment these powerheads and circulation pumps will help keep the water moving.

Aquariums For Bettas
Bettas should not be kept with a plant in a vase, but what should they be kept in? Here are small aquarium choices for Bettas.

Aquarium Cleaning Supplies
Need to clean your aquarium? With the proper equipment, it's a breeze. This list includes the items you'll need to make your tank sparkle.

Frozen Fish Foods
Live foods are an ideal food for your fish, and are particularly important when breeding fish. Unfortunately live foods are not always available. When live foods can't be provided, frozen foods are a great alternative. Frozen foods are available at all pet shops, can be kept on hand, and provide important nutrition for your fish.

Gifts For Betta Lovers - Choosing Gifts For Betta Lovers
Gift suggestions that any Betta owner will enjoy.

Plankton Fish Foods
Plankton is a good food to enhance the color of your aquarium fish.

Aquarium Algae Control Treatments
Aquarium Algae Control Treatments

Books About African Cichlids
Looking for books about Cichlids? This list covers books that focus on the hundreds of species of African Cichlids, including Lake Malawi, Lake Tanganyika, and Lake Victoria.

Betta Foods
Bettas are carnivorous fish that prefer insects and insect larvae. Keep your Bettas healthy by feeding them specialized Betta food.

Flake Foods - General Purpose
Feeding aquarium fish is an important part of maintaining good health. Flake foods are the cornerstone of most general diets for aquarium fish. This list will help you make good choices when purchasing flake foods.

Algae Flake Foods
All herbivores need algae in their diets. However, virtually any fish will enjoy an occasional offering of algae. If you don't have fresh algae, the next best thing is algae flakes or wafers. Here are my top picks for algae flake food for your freshwater aquarium fish.

Fish Breeders and Nurseries
Breeding fish presents special challenges, the first being where to keep the young fry. These fish breeders and nurseries are designed to help with those early rearing stages.

Koi Foods
The top Koi food picks for your fish

Automatic Fish Feeders
Feeding fish can be a challenge when going away for vacations or weekend trips. Automatic fish feeders can help in those cases.

Books About Discus
Discus are one of the more challenging freshwater aquarium fish to keep. Learning about their needs will go a long ways towards being successful with these beautiful fish. These books will help.

Types of Aquarium Substrate
Some type of substrate is used in virtually every aquarium, but the type of substrate varies widely. This substrate primer covers the top types of aquarium substrate.

Distinctive Aquarium Decorations
Decorating your aquarium can be a lot of fun. Try some of these distinctive decorations to spruce up your tank.

Aquarium Phosphate Control Additives
Phosphates contribute to algae growth in aquariums. One way to combat that is to use a phosphate control product, such as one of these additives.

Treating Aquarium Water
A primer of water treatment products, and what they are used for.

Aquarium Biological Aids
Using a biological aids to jump start a new aquarium, or refresh an old one has some benefits. This list covers biological supplements available for freshwater aquariums.

Suggested Aquarium Water Test Kits
Testing your aquarium water is a key component of maintaining a healthy environment for your fish. Learn more about which kits are important for your needs.

Stick On Aquarium Thermometers
Every aquarium, even those that are not heated, should have a thermometer. Perhaps the most popular thermometer is the stick on variety, which are detailed in this list.

Aquarium Air Pump Accessories
Learn how to supplement your aquarium air pump with different airline tubing, check valves, pipe fittings, and gang valves.

Eight Recommended Aquarium Water Conditioners
Types of aquarium water conditioner products available, and what is included in each.

Aquarium Gifts for Dads
Whether it's Father's Day, his birthday, Christmas, or just a day you want to make special, any aquarium fish loving Dad will relish these gifts.

Amazon and Black Water Treatments
Fish that originate from rainforest areas are accustomed to soft, acidic water. Fish keepers who wish to recreate a Blackwater habitat in their aquarium can use use a variety of methods, including these black water extracts, to help adjust the water to the appropriate conditions.

Box Filters - Top Picks in Box Filters
The top choices for Box Filters.

Air Pumps for Freshwater Aquariums
Aquarium air pumps are used to run air bubblers, bubble curtains, filters, and even decorations. This list covers the top aquarium air pumps for freshwater aquariums.

Digital Aquarium Thermometers
Digital aquarium thermometers are the most accurate, but also the most pricey. This list details different styles of digital thermometers.

Aquarium Siphons and Gravel Cleaners
The simple aquarium siphon is a powerful tool in the battle to keep your aquarium a clean and healthy environment for your fish and plants. Sometimes it is so simple that its value is overlooked. Learn more about why an aquarium siphon is something you should have.

Fish Feeding Gadgets
Everyone likes having the latest gadget, especially the ones that make daily tasks quicker and easier. These fish feeding gadgets will make feeding your freshwater aquarium fish a breeze!

Fry Foods - Food For Young Fish
Food options for your fry and juvenile fish

Creating an Aquarium Cleaning Bucket
Looking for an useful, unique, and inexpensive gift for an aquarium owner? The aquarium cleaning bucket may be just what you are looking for.

Bloodworms
Bloodworm foods for your fish.

Daphnia Fish Foods
Daphnia is an excellent first food for newly hatched fish fry. If you don't have fresh Daphnia, these are good alternatives.

Mechanical Filtration
Mechanical filtration is the most basic of the three types of filtration, but just as important as the others to the overall process of keeping aquarium water clean and healthy for your fish.