Freshwater Aquariums Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

Algae Wafers - Top Picks For Algae Wafers
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 algae wafer choices for your aquarium fish.

Internal Filters
Top picks for Internal filters

Types of Aquarium Covers
Aquarium covers are an important piece of aquarium equipment.Without a cover, it is inevitable that fish will jump put and perish. Covers may be as simple as a pane of glass or as elaborate as a decorative wood canopy. Learn more about the basics of aquarium covers.

Aquarium Power Filters - Top Five Picks
More power filters are sold than any other type of aquarium filter; they're easy to set up, reasonably priced and have a wealth of optional features.

Fluidized Bed Filters
The top choices for Fluidized Bed Filters.

Top Small Aquariums Under 15 Gallons
The top choices for aquariums under 15 gallons.

Aquarium Mini Heaters
Small aquariums and Betta bowls can be challenging to heat. This list of mini-heaters will do the job, without costing an arm and a leg.

Tips to Help Rid Your Aquarium of Snails
As long as aquariums have been round, the battle with snails has been waged. Fortunately, it's a battle you can win. Here's how.

Removing White Residue From Aquarium Glass
White residue on aquarium glass and equipment is an annoying fact of life. Here's an inexpensive and simple way to remove it.

Live bearing Fish: Fun with the Swordtail
The Sword-tail is one of the oldest breeds of tropical fish to be adapted to captivity, with hundreds of hybrids of Sword-tails displayed throughout the world

Aquarium Depth: How Does it Affect Tropical Fish
The depth of an aquarium adds little to its fish capacity without added equipment. The depth of the water = amount of light refracted by the water.

Aquarium Fish that make Outdoor Fountains and Ponds more Fun!
Colorful and active fish in fountains and ponds outdoors and on porches can solve several problems you may otherwise have with outdoor bodies of water

Feeding Aquarium Fish 404: Advanced Feeding Advice
In many areas today, live food may not be available. Here are several tips and tricks to give your fish a “live food type” protein or plant supplement

Feeding Aquarium Fish 303: Live Foods
It is the surprises that make your aquarium more interesting; a random Daphnia or Red Tubifex Worm that makes instinctual foraging that fish all do, pay off for them.

Feeding Aquarium Fish 202: Prepared Foods
The variety of prepared fish foods is almost endless; encluding many “special brands”, there is no excuse to feed your fish the same monotonous diet every day

Feeding 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.

How to Fix Cloudy Aquarium Water: Brown
The first and most obvious sign that your aquarium may be “sick” is cloudy water. Look closely at the cloudiness, it can be one of 3 colors: white, brown or green

How to Fix Cloudy Aquarium Water: Green
Green water is healthy for your fish however, green water is unsightly and not desirable in a show tank, so we will show you how to eliminate it.

How to Fix Cloudy White or Milky Aquarium Water
The first and most obvious sign of trouble in an aquarium is if the water is white, cloudy or milky. A well maintained aquarium should be clear,

Never Change Aquarium Water Again; Homeostasis
The term Homeostasis refers to a method of keeping an aquarium in a balanced state, requiring less maintenance and providing an environment for healthy fish that live long lives.

Freshwater Aquariums – Fish, Supplies & More
Learn how to start a freshwater aquarium with betta fish, goldfish, puffer fish and more. Get Expert advice on keeping your fish happy and healthy.

Aquariums Maintenance; The Unsuspected Dangers Part 1
It is important to look as some of the more unusual factors that could be leading to major problems with your aquarium community.

Culling Aquarium Fish
Successful fish breeders often find themselves with a large number of fish fry. Although they may wish to sell them all eventually, here is why they should cull them before they grow to adults.

Aquarium Maintenance; the Hidden Dangers
Your aquarium is affected by the environment in and around your home. It is important to change your life routines to make an aquarium safe for your fish.

Public Aquariums & Clubs
Public aquariums and clubs are an excellent resource for beginners as well as experts.

Public Aquariums
Public aquariums are a great place to go for vacation, or for an educational outing. This list of Public Aquariums will help you find one near you, or to plan a vacation to include a Public Aquarium

Photos & Contests
Photos of freshwater aquariums, fish, ponds, and where to find photo contests.

Fish
Fish. Freshwater Aquariums.

Public Aquarium Photos and Reviews
Public aquarium photo tours and visitor reviews

Aquairum Suppliers
Aquairum Suppliers. Freshwater Aquariums.

Live Fish Suppliers
Where to find suppliers of live fish

Plant Suppliers
Plant Suppliers. Freshwater Aquariums.

Pond Supplies
Pond Supplies. Freshwater Aquariums.

Books
Although there are many books about freshwater aquariums, fish and ponds, they aren't always readily available. Here are reviews of a variety of books, and links to where you can find them.

Planning and Setup
How to plan and set up a perfect pond.

Pond Care
How to care for your freshwater pond.

Pond Problem Solving
How to deal with pond problems, from surface scum to droughts

Problem Soving
Discussions about aquarium problems

Substrate Discussions
Substrate Discussions. Freshwater Aquariums.

Water Discussions
Water Discussions. Freshwater Aquariums.

Plant Discussions
Live Plant Discussions. Freshwater Aquariums.

Equipment
Equipment. Freshwater Aquariums.

Aquarium Cycle
Aquarium Cycle. Freshwater Aquariums.

Aquarium Club Reviews - A Collection of Aquarium Club Reviews
Aquarium clubs can be an excellent resource for beginners as well as experts. These club reviews can help you choose the club that fits best for you.

Freshwater Aquarium Photo Ace Contests
Freshwater aquarium photo contests

Aquarium Fish Christmas Tree
These photo galleries are of ornaments on my aquatic Christmas tree

Koi
Profiles, photos, and care information about Koi.

Aquarium and Fish Polls
Aquarium and Fish Polls. Freshwater Aquariums.

Filtration
How to build your own filtration devices from scratch

Canopies and Hoods
How to build your canopies and hoods, from start to finish

CO2 Equipment
How to create your own inexpensive CO2 injection devices.

Fish Clubs - International
Aquarium fish clubs are an excellent resource for beginner and expert alike. Here are listings of fish and pond related clubs and organizations across the world.

Fish Clubs - USA Regional
Aquarium and fish clubs are an excellent resource for beginners as well as experts. Here are national and regional listings of fish and pond related clubs and organizations in the United States.

Common Freshwater Aquarium Questions
You have questions about your freshwater aquarium--we have your answers.

Getting Started - All About Setting Up a New Aquarium
You've wanted an aquarium, but getting started has your head spinning. Don't worry, it's not that difficult. All you need is a little guidance. This startup guide covers everything you need to know from choosing equipment to maintaining your new aquarium.

Fish Facts
Choosing and caring for fish is what keeping an aquarium is all about. This guide covers everything from feeding fish to diagnosing and treating diesase to species selection.

Color Enhancing Foods for Your Fish
How to choose natural color enhancing foods for your fish. Check out these 9 recommendations to enhance your fish's natural coloring.

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How Many Bettas can be Kept Together?
Bettas weren't named Siamese Fighting Fish because they along with each other. Is it ever possible to keep more than one in the same tank?

Siamese Fighting Fish - Bettas
A detailed profile of the Siamese Fighting Fish, Betta Splendens, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Causes and Cures for Brown Aquarium Algae
Aquarium algae is one of the most frustrating problems to deal with. Here is how to identify and cope with brown algae.

Aquarium Sizes and Weights Chart
Sizes and filled weights for standard aquariums.

Ichthyophthirius multifilis - Ich
How to diagnose and treat the aquarium fish disease Ichthyophthirius multifilis - Ich

Cyanobacteria or Blue-Green Algae in an Aquarium
Cyanobacteria is a common, but difficult to manage, aquarium problem. Here is how to identify and cope with Cyanobacteria, also known as Blue-Green Algae or Slime Algae.

Before You Buy an Aquarium Filter
Biological and mechanical filtration is critical for maintaining a healthy environment in your aquarium. The aquarium, filter type, size, and media you select will depend on many factors. Don't let all the choices overwhelm you. Before you buy an aquarium filter, arm yourself with the basics about the type of aquarium filter you need.

Causes and Cures for Green Aquarium Water
Algae is one of the most frustrating problems to deal with. Here is how to identify and cope with green water

The Preferred Levels of Community Fish
Choosing fish that prefer different levels within the tank results in a more attractive aquarium and assures that your fish will not have to compete for space. Here is a list, split by preferred level, of one hundred fish that can be part of a community tank. Keep in mind that water conditions (pH, temp, hardness), size, and compatibility must also be considered when choosing fish for your community tank.

How Much and How Often Should You Feed Aquarium Fish?
One of the most common mistakes made by fishowners is overfeeding fish. Just how much and how often should you feed your fish?

What Is Nitrite Poisoning in Aquarium Fish?
How to diagnose and treat Nitrite Poisoning

How Much Do I Need? - Aquarium Equipment Sizes
Everyone has basic questions about how much and what size is needed when setting up an aquarium. Here is a collection of information about the size of tanks, heaters, filters, volume of substrate, as well as conversion charts.

How to Lower High Water Temperatures in Your Aquarium
Elevated water temperatures can be dangerous or even lethal to fish if they remain high for a period of time. Here are the steps to take if you have a heat problem.

Aquarium Heater Size Guide
Find the right size of heater for your aquarium with this handy heater size guide.

Is Bleach Safe for Aquarium Use?
Broach the subject of using bleach to clean an aquarium, and a heated discussion about safety is sure to follow. So is it safe or not? Read on for the answer.

How to Manage Nitrates in Your Aquarium
The significance of nitrates in the aquarium are arguably less understood by fishkeepers than the effect of ammonia and nitrites. Although nitrates are not directly lethal in the way ammonia or nitrites are, over time high levels of nitrate have a negative effect on fish, plants and the aquarium in general.

Tips for Aquarium Filter Media Order
Aquarium owners often are perplexed when it comes to filling their canister filter. This article helps makes sense of the recommended filter media order.

How to Control Aquarium Algae
Sooner or later everyone battles algae in their aquarium. This algae reference explains the types of the algae types seen in aquariums, their causes, and cures.

A Guide to Everything About Aquarium Heaters
Your aquarium water temperature is an important factor in the comfort and well being of your fish. This aquarium heater guide covers everything you need to know about heaters, from heater types to heater sizes to heater placement.

Aquarium Fish Disease Velvet
How to diagnose and treat Velvet disease

Is Gravel Necessary in an Aquarium?
Is having gravel, or any other kind of substrate, necessary in an aquarium? Generally the answer is yes, but there are occasions when no substrate at all is best. This FAQ explains why you need, or don't need, substrate.

How to Seed a New Aquarium & Why It's Beneficial
Seeding an aquarium is actually nothing new. It's an old trick that has acquired new popularity. Learn how to seed your new aquarium and why you should try it.

How to Replace Gravel in an Aquarium
A Q & A about replacing aquarium gravel: aquarium gravel gravel bed gallon aquarium bacterial colonies beneficial bacteria

Nitrate Poisoning in Aquarium Fish
How to diagnose and treat nitrate poisoning.

Java Moss Taxiphyllum Barbieri - Freshwater Aquariums
Mosses are an excellent plant for aquascaping aquariums. They also are invaluable when spawning and raring fry. One of the most popular and easiest mosses to grow is Java Moss.

What Is Aged Aquarium Water and Why Use It?
Have you ever been told to use aged aquarium water, and were puzzled about what that means? It's not rocket science, but it is important. Learn about how to age aquarium water, and why you may want to.

Sponge Filters for Aquariums
Sponge filters are overlooked by my aquarium owners, even though they are ideal for certain situations. Learn the pros and cons of sponge filters, and what they are best used for.

Mickey Mouse Platy
Looking for a fun livebearing fish? The Mickey Mouse Platy, Xiphophorus maculatus, makes a great addition to a community aquarium. Here's more about habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Buying an Aquarium for a Child or Teen
Are you thinking of buying a child or teen an aquarium? Feeling lost and wondering where to start? No worries, if you learn the key factors, you can help assure that your young person succeeds. Here's what you need to know.

Silver Dollar - Metynnis argenteus
A profile of the aquarium fish known as the Silver Dollar (Metynnis argenteus)

Black Widow Tetra - Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
A profile of the aquarium fish known as the Black Widow - Gymnocorymbus ternetzi

Emperor Tetra - Nematobrycon palmeri
A profile of the aquarium fish known as the Emperor Tetra (Nematobrycon palmeri)

Neon Tetra - Paracheirodon innesi
A profile of the aquarium fish known as the Neon Tetra - Paracheirodon innesi

White Cloud Mountain Minnow
The White Cloud Mountain Minnow, Tanichthys alboneubes, is a popular, easy to care for, freshwater aquarium fish. This article details care, habitat, feeding, and breeding of this attractive fish.

Serpae Tetra - Hyphessobrycon eques
Serpae Tetras are an brightly colored schooling fish that does well in a community aquarium. Here is how to care for Serpae Tetra - Hyphessobrycon eques

Buenos Aires Tetra - Hyphessobrycon anisitsi
A long time favorite in home aquaria, learn more about the care and breeding of the Buenos Aires Tetra.

Pearl Gourami - Trichopodus leerii
A profile of the aquarium fish known as the Pearl Gourami (Trichogaster leeri)

Getting Rid of Aquarium Oil Slicks
Ever notice an ‘oil slick’ in your tank? If you did, you were probably scratching your head wondering where it came from, if it’s harmful and how to get rid of it. Here's the answers to those questions.

Health Benefits of Keeping an Aquarium
Do you have a stressful life, high blood pressure, insomnia? Keeping an aquarium may be good therapy for you. Studies going back as far as the late 80’s have shown that gazing at aquarium fish reduces stress and subsequently lowers blood pressure.

Missing Aquarium Fish
Description: Every aquarium owner has had an occasion when they looked at their tank and realize that they couldn't locate all their fish. Perhaps the fish eventually reappeared, but other times the fish is never found. What causes fish to disappear, and in some cases, never be found?

Foam on Aquarium Water - Causes and Cures
Foam floating on your aquarium water is nothing short of disturbing. Where did it come from? Is it dangerous? What can be done to get rid of it? This article will answer all those questions about foamy aquarium water.

How to Combat the Aquarium Pest Hydra
Hydra is a soft-bodied freshwater polyp that sometimes is sometimes accidentally introduced to freshwater aquariums. Here's how to get rid of them.

How to Clean a Small Fish Bowl Properly
Small fish bowls require frequent cleaning. Learn how to clean a fish bowl quickly and safely.

Yellow or Brown Aquarium Water (Causes and Fixes)
Has your aquarium water ever looked yellow or brownish? Here's what may be causing it, and how to fix it.

Denison Barb - Puntius denisonii
One of the larger Barbs, the Denison Barb is a colorful and interesting fish keep, but requires a large aquarium. Learn more about habitat, care, and feeding this attractive fish.

Cleaning Aquarium Plants - Artificial and Live
Plants are an important part of any aquarium decor, but what does an owner do when they get dirty? Learn how to safely clean live or artificial plants.

What Is Old Tank Syndrome in a Freshwater Aquarium?
What is old tank syndrome? Is it when the tank wears out, or equipment becomes out of date? Old tank syndrome refers to more than just the age of the tank, as this article will explain.

List of Aquarium Fish Species by Common Name
A comprehensive library of aquarium fish photos and profiles, sorted by common name.

Bristlenose Catfish - Ancistrus cirrhosus
A profile of the Bristlenose Catfish, Ancistrus cirrhosus, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

How Do I Heat a Betta Tank?
Bettas require warm water to be happy and healthy. The problem is that Bettas are often kept in small bowls or tanks. These mini heaters are a perfect solution.

Coolie Loach - Pangio kuhlii
One of the most recognizable and popular loaches, the Coolie Loach - Pangio kuhlii, is also an easy to care for fish. Here's how to keep them happy and healthy.

Activated Carbon in the Aquarium
The pros and cons of using activated carbon in freshwater aquariums.

Using Zeolite in Aquariums
What is zeolite, and when should it be used in an aquarium? This article answers those questions about zeolite.

What to Consider Before Buying an Aquarium
Aquariums are one of the most popular hobbies in the world. Who can resist the lure of a beautiful tank full of colorful fish? Before jumping in with both feet, here are a few things you should consider.

Aquarium Checklist
Planning to purchase a new aquarium for yourself, or as a gift? You should take a list with you when you go shopping. Here's a checklist of all the items you'll need for a new aquarium, complete with tips and suggestions.

What is a Labyrinth Fish?
Fish are amazing - some can fly, others can climb trees, and some, such as the labyrinth fish, can breathe out of water. How do they breathe air without lungs? Read on to find out.

Omnivore, Hebivore, Carnivore, What's the Difference
Do you need to know if your fish is an omnivore, herbivore, or carnivore? Believe it or not, it's wise to know what dietary category your fish fall into. Otherwise you may not be feeding them the foods they need to stay healthy.

Feeding Your Aquarium Fish
Nutrition is important for fish health. This comprehensive fish feeding resource of articles and product reviews about foods will help you keep your fish in top health.

What Fish Species are Coldwater?
When choosing fish for a community tank, one of the factors that should be considered is the optimum water temperature for the species you are choosing. Fish that require warm water should not be kept with fish requiring cooler water. Here are some options for coldwater fish.

How to Tell Neon and Cardinal Tetras Apart
Neon Tetra and Cardinal Tetras look similar, but they aren't the same species. In fact, they have some distinctly different needs that owners should be aware of. Learn how to tell the difference between a Neon and Cardinal Tetra, and some important facts about each species.

Speeding Up the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle
Starting a new aquarium can be challenging and time-consuming because of the chemistry involved, but these tips can help you speed up the cycle.

Kribensis - Pelvicachromis pulcher
A profile of the Kribensis (Pelvicachromis pulcher), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Matching pH of Aquarium Water
Matching the temperature has traditionally been the factor people are cautioned about when taking a new fish home. Truth be told, pH is just as important. Here is what to consider when trying to match the pH of your water to your local fish store and the needs of the fish.

Aquarium Water pH
What is pH and what is normal in an aquarium? Should you be concerned about pH? Knowing the basics will help avoid disasters that can prove fatal for your fish.

Cloudy Aquarium Water Causes and Cures
Virtually everyone experiences it at one time or another. What causes cloudy water, and how do you clear it up? These answers will clear things up for you.

Why Do My Fish Hide All the Time?
Fish that hide all the time are a baffling and frustrating problem for the owner. Here are reasons why they hide how to coax your fish out into the open where you can enjoy him.

Do I Need a Special Stand for My Aquarium?
Unsure if you really need a stand for the aquarium you are going to buy? Or perhaps aquarium stands not on your budget. Here are the reasons why you may, or may not, need to purchase a special aquarium stand.

Aquarium Substrate Setup for Live Plants
Choosing the proper substrate for your planted aquarium can make the difference between success and failure. Plant grower, Don Matakis offers his advice on choosing substrates.

Brazilian Pennywort - Hydrocotyle leucocephala
Hydrocotyle leucocephala, also known as Brazilian Ivy or Pennywort, is a very popular and easy to grow aquarium plant. Learn how to grow and care for it.

How to Safely Add Fish to an Aquarium
Detailed instructions to safely acclimate new fish to your aquarium.

Livebearing Aquarium Fish
Livebearers are some of the most popular fish in the aquarium trade, prized for their hardiness, adaptivity to many habitats, and attractive coloration.

Clown Loach - Chromobotia macracanthus
A profile of the Clown Loach, Chromobotia macracanthus, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Weather Loach - Misgurnus angullicaudatus
A profile of the Weather Loach, Misgurnus angullicaudatus, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

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

How Much and How Often Should I Feed My Fish?
How much and how often a fish should be fed is one of the first questions a new owner has. Here are the answers to those age old questions.

How to Fix Cloudy Water in a New Tank
Cloudy water can be both frustrating and baffling. Here are ways to deal with cloudy water in a new aquarium.

What are Those Tiny White Worms In My Tank?
The presence of tiny white worms can be very distressing to any aquarium owner. Although they are not harmful to the fish, they are a sign of problems in the aquarium.

Bronze Cory - Corydoras aeneus
A profile of the Bronze Cory (Corydoras aeneus), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Gold Barb - Puntius semifasciolatus
A profile of the Gold Barb, Puntius semifasciolatus, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Harlequin Rasbora - Trigonostigma heteromorpha
A profile of the Harlequin (Trigonostigma heteromorpha), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Pearl Danio - Danio albolineatus - Care and Breeding
How to care for the Pearl Danio, Danio albolineatus, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

A to Z Index of Common Names of Freshwater Fish
Here is a handy list of over a thousand common fish names cross referenced to their scientific names.

Gourami Care and Breeding
Fish from the Gourami family are among some of the most hardy and popular aquarium fish. Although relatively easy to care for, it's wise to learn about their basic needs if you are planning to keep one in your aquarium.

Kissing Gourami - Helostoma temminckii
A profile of the Kissing Gourami - Helostoma temminckii, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Aquarium Heater Types
Fish must rely on the temperature of the water to maintain their body temperature. That means that many aquariums require a heater, especially in northern climates. Here are the pros and cons of the different heater types.

Artificially Colored Aquarium Fish
Not all brightly colored fish come by their colors naturally. Do you know if your fish has been painted or dyed? Before you make a purchase, you should know what you are getting.

Aquarium Fish Profiles
A library of freshwater aquarium fish profiles that include; photos, habitat, general care, feeding, and breeding.

Types of Aquarium Thermometers, Pros and Cons
Aquarium thermometers are an important but often overlooked piece of equipment. This guide covers different thermometer types, including the pros and cons of each.

Baby Snails
Have you ever been struck by the scurge of snails? Perhaps you can offer this forum member some advice.

Electric Blue Jack Dempsey
Any Dempsey owners out there? Perhaps you can help this forum visitor who recently aquaried an Electric Blue Jack Dempsey.

Silver Dollar Lifespan
Like people, some fish defy the statistics and live well past the 'average' lifespan, as this forum member can attest.

Hard Water and Aquarium Fish
Hard water doesn't mean you can't keep fish, nor does it mean you have to buy expensive treatments and engage in an ongoing battle to make your water softer. Here are some aquarium fish that will thrive, even in hard water.

Stinky Aquarium Water
Ewwww, what is that smell? If it’s your aquarium, you’d better do something, and quick. Learn what can cause a sticky tank, and what you can do about it.wa

Daphnia for Aquarium Fish
Live food is hands down the best option for aquarium fish. The problem is in finding it. For the adventurous fish owner, a great option is to grow your own Daphnia culture. Here’s how.

Fish Slime Coat
Everyone knows a fish is slippery, but did you know that slimy exterior is critical to fish health? Learn what fish slime coat is, and why it’s so important.

Aquarium Fish to Avoid
Not all fish for sale in pet shops make ideal pets. In fact, some are downright nasty, and should be avoided. Think twice before you consider any of these aquarium fish for your tank.

Zebra Loach - Botia Striata
Learn how to keep and care for the Zebra Loach - Botia striata.

Cherry Barb - Barbus titteya
A profile and photo of the Cherry Barb, Barbus titteya, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 12.

Celestial Eye Goldfish
Celestial Eye Goldfish. Freshwater Aquariums. Page 3.

Lionchu Goldfish
Lionchu Goldfish. Freshwater Aquariums. Page 7.

Panda Moor Goldfish
Panda Moor Goldfish. Freshwater Aquariums. Page 10.

Telescope Ryukin
Telescope Ryukin. Freshwater Aquariums. Page 15.

Ruby Barb, Puntius nigrofasciatus
A profile and photo of the Ruby Barb, Puntius nigrofasciatus, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 13.

Astatoreochromis alluaudi - female
Astatoreochromis alluaudi - female Page 4.

Astatoreochromis alluaudi
Astatoreochromis alluaudi Freshwater Aquariums. Page 3.

Astatotilapia aeneocolor - Female
Astatotilapia aeneocolor - Female Page 2.

Astatotilapia aeneocolor - dominant male
Astatotilapia aeneocolor Freshwater Aquariums.

Astatotilapia latifasciata - female
Astatotilapia latifasciata - female. Page 6.

Astatotilapia latifasciata - Zebra Obliquidens
Astatotilapia latifasciata. Freshwater Aquariums. Page 5.

CTPK Multicolor Female
CTPK Multicolour Female. Freshwater Aquariums. Page 8.

HM Red BF Female
HM Red BF Female. Freshwater Aquariums. Page 7.

HM Red Dragon Female
HM Red Dragon Female. Freshwater Aquariums. Page 6.

HMPK Copper Female
HMPK Copper Female. Freshwater Aquariums. Page 5.

HMPK Marble Female
HMPK Marble Female. Freshwater Aquariums. Page 4.

HMPK Turkoois Female
HMPK Turkoois Female. Freshwater Aquariums. Page 3.

Traditional PK Red Dragon Female
Traditional PK Red Dragon Female. Page 2.

Traditional PK Yellow Dragon Female
Traditional PK Yellow Dragon Female

Aquatic Christmas Tree - Glass Ornaments
This Hand Blown Glass Fish ornament is part of an aquatic (fish) themed Christmas tree. Page 37.

Aquatic Christmas Tree - Starfish Ornaments
These beautiful starfish ornaments are part of an aquatic / fish themed Christmas tree. Page 10.

Freshwater Planted Aquarium - Waikiki Aquarium
Freshwater Planted Aquarium - Waikiki Aquarium

Haplochromis sp. "Kenya Gold" - female
Haplochromis sp.

Haplochromis sp. "Kenya gold" - male
Haplochromis sp.

Mbipia lutea "Makobe Island" - male
Mbipia lutea

Mbipia lutea "Makobe Island" - female
Mbipia lutea

Neochromis greenwoodi - female
Neochromis greenwoodi Female lake victoria cichlid africans books cichlids. Page 12.

Neochromis greenwoodi - male
Neochromis greenwoodi - male. Freshwater Aquariums. Page 11.

"Blue", Cichlid


"Charles", Black Moor


Paco’s lunch time
Paco’s lunch time an entry in the Freshwater Aquarium Photo Ace Contest. Page 4.

"Spot"


Female Betta "Lady in Red"
Female Betta

Labidochromis "Hongi"
Labidochromis

Fantail Goldfish "Goldie"
Fantail Goldfish

Neon Tetras "Babysitting the kids"
Neon Tetras

"Clowny"


"Baby Girl"


Albino Cory Cat "Working at night"
Albino Cory Cat

Labidochromis "Hongi"
Labidochromis

Aquatic Christmas Tree - Glass Ornaments
These beautiful glass ornaments are part of an aquatic / fish themed Christmas tree.

Lake Victoria Cichlids
Lake Victoria Cichlids

Cyprinid Profiles - A Gallery of Cyprinid Profiles Including Barbs Danios and Goldfish
A gallery of Cyprinid profiles including Barbs Danios and Goldfish

Female Betta Photos
Think only male Bettas are colorful? This photo gallery of female Bettas might just change your mind.

Inexpensive Aquarium Algae Removal Tools
The battle against algae can be frustrating as well as expensive. Rather than spend a lot of money on specialty tools from the pet shop, try these commonly available items around your home. They work quite well and the price is right for anyone.

A Primer on Aerating Your Aquarium Water
The basics of aerating your aquarium water.

White Skirt Tetra
A profile of the aquarium fish known as the White Skirt Tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi)

Aquarium Water Basics
Water is the most important component of the environment for your fish. This aquarium water reference covers all the key factors you need to successfully maintain ideal water conditions for your aquarium fish.

Horseface Loach
The shy Horseface Loach, Acantopsis dialuzona, is peaceful and relatively easy to care for. However, the habitat should be crafted with them in mind.

Aquarium Safety and Potential Hazards
Although aquariums are generally considered a safe hobby, there are a several potential hazards that you should be aware of. Keep these basic safety measures in mind, and you can enjoy your aquarium without fear of injury.

Does Aquarium Tank Width Matter?
Aquariums come in a variety of shapes, from short and wide, to tall and skinny. Does the shape of the tank matter? Learn why it can impact the health of your fish.

Tips for Cold Weather Fish Care
Power failures can be dangerous to your aquarium fish. Cold weather is not far off. What can you do if you live where it's cold and your power goes out? Here are some tips to be prepared for worst case scenario.

Quick and Easy Steps to Adding Water to an Aquarium
Simple step by step instuctions for filling your new aquarium with water.

Glosso - Freshwater Aquarium Plant Profile
A detailed profile of the freshwater aquarium plant, Glossostigma elatinoides.

Blood Parrot Cichlid Profile
A profile of the Blood Parrot, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Black Banded Leporinus - Leporinus fasciatus
Sporting bumblebee like black and yellow stripes, the Black Banded Leporinus starts out small, but grows to a very large size. Before you consider taking home that cute little fish from the pet shop, learn more about their needs and adult size.

Are Aquarium Fish Gel Feeders Safe?
Block fish feeders for use on vacation have long been panned for their negative effect on the water chemistry. What about the new gel feeders, are they safe?

Rosy Danio - Danio roseus
A profile of the Rosy Danio including habitat, feeding, and breeding.

Convict Cichlid - Amatitlania nigrofasciata
Convicts, Amatitlania nigrofasciata, are one of the most recognizable members of the cichlid family. They are interesting, fun and easy to keep. Learn more about Convict care and breeding.

What Is The Most Popular Aquarium Fish?
What do you think is the most popular aquarium fish?

How To Clean a Hanging Power Filter
simple steps for cleaning a hanging power filter

Male and Female Bettas Flaring
Differences in male and female Bettas Flaring

How to Determine Betta Gender - Introduction
Although it may seem simple to determine Betta gender, in some cases it is not as obvious as you may think. Here are ways to accurately determine Betta sex.

Is a Wall Fish Bowl Recommended?
Here's a new take on the age old fish bowl. Instead of sitting on your counter, this bowl hangs on the wall. Sounds nifty, but is it?

Bandit Cory - Corydoras metae
A profile of the Bandit Cory - Corydoras metae, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

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

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

Bala Shark - Balantiocheilos melanopterus
A profile of the Bala Shark, Balantiocheilos melanopterus, covering care, feeding, habitat and breeding.

Marigold Wag Swordtail - Xiphophorus helleri
A profile of the Marigold Wag Swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Red Wagtail Platy - Xiphophorus maculatus
A profile of the Red Wagtail Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Black Phantom Tetra - Megalamphodus megalopterus
A profile of the aquarium fish known as the Black Phantom Tetra (Megalamphodus megalopterus)

Blind Cave Fish - Astyanax fasciatus mexicanus
A profile of the aquarium fish known as the Blind Cave Fish- Astyanax fasciatus mexicanus

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

Marbled Hatchetfish - Garnegiella strigata
A profile of the Marbled Hatchetfish, Garnegiella strigata, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Chocolate Gourami - Sphaerichthys osphormenoides
A Profile of the Chocolate Gourami - Sphaerichthys osphormenoides, including care, feeding, habitat, and breeding.

Black Ruby Barb - Puntius nigrofasciatus
A profile of the Black-Ruby Barb - Puntius nigrofasciatus, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Glowlight Tetra - Hemigrammus erythrozonus
A profile of the aquarium fish known as the Glowlight Tetra - Hemigrammus erythrozonus

Dwarf Hygro for Aquariums - Hygrophila polysperma
If you have not kept live plants, and want to try it, or if you have killed all your previous plants, Dwarf Hygro may be the perfect plant for you. Hailed as the ideal choice for a newly set up aquarium, this plant thrives on the excess nutrients in the water. Dwarf Hygro also does well in a variety of water conditions, making it a great choice for those who don't have perfect water

Silver Tip Tetra - Hasemania nana
Learn how to keep, care for and breed the Silvertip Tetra, Hasemania nana.

Skunk Cory - Corydoras arcuatus
A profile of the Skunk Cory, Corydoras arcuatus, including; habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Giant Danio - Devario aequipinnatus
A profile of the Giant Danio, Devario aequipinnatus, including habitat, feeding, and breeding.

Aquarium Water Hardness
What do the water hardness numbers actually mean? Is 25 mg/l soft or hard? This reference chart shows what hardness numbers mean, from soft to hard.

How to Make Fry Food for Fish
Simple steps to make your own fry food easily and inexpensively.

Betta Fin and Tail Types
Bettas have a wide variety of fin types, from the long flowing veitails to the stunning crown tails. Learn more about Betta fin types.

Aquarium Stands
Do you know what you will put your new aquarium on? At what size is a dedicated stand necessary? Get answers in this article about aquarium stands.

Platy Colors, Patterns and Fin Types
Platys come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. This list explains the more common color, pattern, and fin variations, complete with images.

Favorite Aquarium Fish
There are thousands of species of fish, hundreds of which are available in the aquarium trade. Which ones are most popular? These polls asked that very question.

Fishy Christmas Ornaments
Where to find fish and aquatic themed Christmas ornaments.

Aquarium Water Care Videos
Learn all the basics about aquarium water care, including testing for ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, pH, and phosphates from these videos.

Fish Mouth Types
Like us, fish have mouths, but that's where the similarity ends. Fish mouth types vary greatly, and reveal a lot about the diet and location where a fish feeds. Learn about the types of mouths fish have, and what they tell us.

Aquarium Fish Videos
Pictures are great, but video is even better. Learn more about Angelfish, Barbs, Bettas, Blood Parrots Danios,Gouramis, Loaches, Rainbowfish, and Tetras from these videos and articles.

Aquarium Basics Videos
Pictures are great, but video is even better. Learn more about aquariums basics from these videos.

Aquarium Fish Fin Types
Often articles refer to fins by such names as dorsal or caudal. Not sure which fin is where? This reference explains the names, location, and purpose of aquarium fish fins.

Cyclops Fish Foods
Cyclops is an excellent food for very young fry as well as a variety of small fish. It is generally sold in frozen form, or in suspended in a nutrient gel.

Gourami Species
Gouramis are a relatively hardy and easy to care for family of fish, that are often kept in community aquariums. Learn more about the Gourami family in this overview that compares attributes of popular Gourami species.

Causes and Cures for Silica Algae
Algae in the aquarium is one of the most frustrating problems to deal with. Here is how to identify and cope with silica algae, also known as brown or gravel algae.

Gravel Algae
Algae is one of the most frustrating problems to deal with. Here is how to identify and cope with gravel algae.

What is Infusoria?
Ever been asked what to feed newly hatched fry hand been told to get some infusoria? What is infusoria, where and how do you get it, and what do you do with it once you have it? This article answers those questions

Breeding Kribensis
Information for breeding and raising Kribensis - Pelvicachromis pulcher.

Aquarium Substrate Heating
Growing robust live plants in your aquarium is a challenge. Setting up your aquarium with substrate heating cables is a good way to tip the odds in your favor.

Is Grounding an Aquarium Necessary?
Debate surrounds the topic of how to best ground an aquarium. Even though I agree that shocks can happen when working with aquariums, I don't agree that grounding is necessarily the way to go. Here's why.

Cleaning a UGF Filter
If you've ever considered tearing down your under gravel filter, just to get junk out from under the plate, here is a tip you'll enoy.

Feeding Vegetarian Fish
Almost all fish will benefit from some vegetable matter in their diet. Here's how you can add vegetables to your fish's diet.

Fish Feeding Rings
Ever wished there was a way to feed your fish in a specific location? Or perhaps you need to feed fish in the same tank different foods. A fish feeding ring is just the ticket for you.

Dietary Types of Popular Aquarium Fish
Not sure what you should feed your fish? Is it a meat-eater, or a vegetarian? This list of feeding types will answer that question for you.

Live Plant Journal - Part 2
This is the second in a series that follows a new aquarium owner as she converts her tank from plastic to live plants. Every step of her journey is documented in her own words, along with tips and advice from an expert plant grower and your Guide.

Care of Aquarium Fish at School
Going away to school doesn't mean you have to give up having a pet. Fish make a great companion in the dormitory, or classroom. Here's the key care factors to keep in mind if you are considering keeping a fish as a school pet.

Understanding Aquarium Fish Names
Learning scientific names can be daunting, but it can be invaluable when trying to research information on a fish. Here are the basics about scientific fish names, and how to find the scientific name for your fish.

Fish Food Nutrition 101
Like people, fish need vitamins too. What do you know about the nutritional needs of your fish? Make sure you are giving them the vitamins, minerals and nutrients they need. Your fish will lead longer healthier lives.

Choosing Aquarium Fish Foods
Choosing the right food for your fish is a key factor in maintaining the health and long life of your pet. Although there is no single food that is good for every fish, if you follow these four basic steps you won't go wrong.

DIY Aquarium Projects
Trying to save some money, or can’t find what you want? There’s no need to buy it when do it yourself. Here are suggestions for a variety of DIY aquarium projects.

Do I Need an Aquarium Heater Guard?
Do you need an aquarium heater guard? Here's what you should know about heater guards, and tips for when you need to have one.

How to Purchase Live Fish on the Internet
Many companies specialize in Internet sales and shipping of live aquarium fish. As a result, online ordering of live fish has become fairly common. There are risks when purchasing online. Here's what you should consider before mail ordering live fish.

Can I Move a Partially Filled Aquarium?
Sometimes owners are tempted to only partially empty an aquarium before moving it. Odds are you know someone who has done it and swears by it. You might also know people who say you should never move a tank with anything in it. So is it safe, or not?

What Is an Aquarium Drip Loop?
Maybe you've been told to have a drip loop when you set up your aquarium. Do you really need one, and what is it anyway?

Which Live Plants are Good for Angelfish?
If you have a passion for Angelfish as well as live plants, you may have wondered which types of plants make the best habitat for Angels. Plant expert Don Matakis shares his expertise and offers suggestions for a planted Angelfish tank.

What is This Black Furry Stuff?
Looking for help beating Black Brush Algae (aka BBA)? This forum discussion can help.

Breeding Guppies
Looking for advice on breeding Guppies? This forum discussion that covers breeding and raising fry, may be just want you are looking for.

Vaccuum the Aquarium Gravel or Not?
Vacuum the gravel weekly, occasionally, or never? It's a hotly debated topic, as you can see in this lively forum discussion.

Baby Guppy Advice
Raising guppies may not seem challenging, but knowing which fish they can be kept with safely, and how to feed them are important.

Where Can I Buy Live Worms?
Extolling the virtues of live foods is great, but where does a fish owner get live worm cultures? Here are some resources to help you find worms and other live food cultures.

Common Fish Names Beginning With Y
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 Y, cross referenced to their scientific names.

Common Fish Names Beginning With W
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 W, cross referenced to their scientific names.

Common Fish Names Beginning With V
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 V, cross referenced to their scientific names.

Common Fish Names Beginning With S - Page 1
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 S (page 1), cross referenced to their scientific names.

Common Fish Names Beginning With R
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 R, cross referenced to their scientific names.

Common Fish Names Beginning With P
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 P, cross referenced to their scientific names.

Common Fish Names Beginning With O
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 O, cross referenced to their scientific names.

Common Fish Names Beginning With N
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 N, cross referenced to their scientific names.

Common Fish Names Beginning With M
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 M, cross referenced to their scientific names.

Common Fish Names Beginning With L
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 L, cross referenced to their scientific names.

Common Fish Names Beginning With I
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 I, cross referenced to their scientific names.

Common Fish Names Beginning With K
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 K, cross referenced to their scientific names.

Common Fish Names Beginning With J
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 J, cross referenced to their scientific names.

Common Fish Names Beginning With H
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 H, cross referenced to their scientific names.

Common Fish Names Beginning With F
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 F, cross referenced to their scientific names.

Common Fish Names Beginning With E
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 E, cross referenced to their scientific names.

Common Fish Names Beginning With D
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 D, cross referenced to their scientific names.

Common Fish Names Beginning With A
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 A, cross referenced to their scientific names.

Common Fish 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 1), cross referenced to their scientific names.

How To Hatch Killifish
A Q & A about successfully hatching Killifish/Aphyosemion striatum eggs

Can't Lower My pH
Altering pH is a frequently discussed topic in the aquarium world. This discussion cover how and if you should lower your water pH.

Collecting Live Food For Aquarium Fish
Live food is the perfect meal for your freshwater aquarium fish. Here's how to find and collect a variety of live foods for your fish.

Aquarium Air Pump Placement
Air pumps are a common freshwater aquarium accessory, but many owners don't know where they should be placed. There are some good places and some to avoid.

Oscar
A profile of the Oscar - Astronotus ocellatus

Breeding Blue Gouramis
Looking for advice on breeding Blue Gouramis. This forum discussion that covers breeding and raising fry, may be just want you are looking for.

How to Remove Hair Algae
Ever battle with tough hair algae? This forum discussion includes an inexpensive do it yourself tool that works wonders on hair algae.

Anubias barteri var. nana - Freshwater Aquarium Plant
A detailed profile of the freshwater aquarium plant, Anubias barteri var. nana.

Breeding Tetras
Tetras are a popular schooling fish. This forum discussion talks about various species of Tetras, and which would be ideal for breeding.

Books For Beginners
Recommended beginner aquarium books.

Sand in Freshwater?
The question of substrate or no substrate is particularly important when breeding fish and raising nfry. This forum discussion points out the pros and cons.

Is River Sand Safe?
Saltwater enthusiasts are accustomed to live sand, but is there such a thing for freshwater aquariums? This forum discussion about river sand answers that question.

Bubbler Question
Bubble wands are nifty, but are they necessary for your fish? This forum discussion answers that question.

Beneficial Bacteria in Mulm?
Beneficial bacteria is important in the aquarium, but where does it live? This forum discussion addresses the question of the impact of siphoning away mulm.

Aquarium Fish Lovers Holiday Guide
An Aquarium Fish Lovers Holiday Guide to help you find the perfect gift for your aquarium loving friends and family.

Public Aquariums in East South Central Region USA - Public Aquariums in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee
Public aquariums are a great place to go for vacation, or for an educational outing. Here's where to find public aquariums and exhibits located in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee (East South Central USA). If you know of a public aquarium in these states that is not listed here, please send an email to: freshaquarium@aboutguide.com

Krill Foods
Krill foods for your fish

Tubifex Worms - Top Picks in Tubifex Worms
The top Tubifex worm picks for your fish

Frozen Brine Shrimp
Brine shrimp are an excellent food for your adult and young fry. These frozen brine shrimp make a great alternative to fresh brine.

Sexing Silver Dollars
Some fish are easy to sex, others are challenging at best. Silver Dollars fall into the latter group, sometimes being all but impossible to sex. This forum discussion provides some useful tips to help determine the sex of your Silver Dollars.

Sex Changing Platies
Rumors have swirled around for decades about female Platies that changed their sex to male. Is it true, or just another urban legend? Read the discussion and judge for yourself.

Sexing Angelfish
It is debatable if Angelfish can be sexed while still immature. However, some claim they can. Read the discussion and judge for yourself.

Choosing a Healthy Betta
Bettas naturally have a short lifespan of only a few years. Learn how to choose a young and healthy specimen so you can enjoy your fish longer.

Malachite Green
Malachite Green is used in aquariums as a antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic.. It is also used to treat eggs in breeding tanks.

Feeding Bettas
Bettas are one of the most commonly kept freshwater fish. However, many don't realize that Bettas have specific dietary needs. Learn what to feed your Betta.

Three Stripe Cory - Corydoras trilineatus
A detailed profile of the aquarium fish Corydoras trilineatus, Three Lined Catfish, including aquarium setup, tank mates, care, feeding, sexual differences and breeding.

What Are Cyclops?
Ever been told to feed your fish Cyclops, and wondered what they are? Learn more about what this tiny crustacean is.

Naming Your Aquarium Fish
Everyone names their cat or dog, but what about fish? Do fish deserve an name, and if so, what does an owner name their fish?

Endler's Livebearer
A detailed profile of the aquarium fish Poecilia wingei, Endler’s Livebearer, including aquarium setup, tank mates, care, feeding, sexual differences and breeding.

shoaling fish
A definition of the term shoaling fish

Brooklyn Aquarium Society (BAS)
In operation for over 100 years, the Brooklyn Aquarium Society (BAS) is an excellent aquarium club that is well worth joining if you live in the Brooklyn area.

Double Tank Stands - Good or Bad?
Double aquarium stands are available in many sizes. Are they are good or bad thing to use?

Head and Tail Light Tetra - Hemigrammus ocellifer
How to care for and breed the aquarium fish Head and Tail Light Tetra - Hemigrammus ocellifer.

How To Choose Healthy Fish
a simple how to for choosing healthy fish for your aquarium.

Eclipse System 12
The Eclipse System 12 is one of a host of popular small all in one aquarium packages. Here are the pros and cons.

Live Plant Journal - Part 1
This is the first in a series that follows a new aquarium owner as she converts her tank from plastic to live plants. Every step of her journey is documented in her own words, along with tips and advice from an expert plant grower and your Guide.

Giving an Aquarium as a Gift
Everything you need to know to give an aquarium as a gift.

Aquarium Background Sizes
These are the background sizes for standard aquariums.

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

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

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

Book Review - Handbook of Fish Diseases
A book review of the Handbook of Fish Diseases, a reference book about fish diseases, authored by Dieter Untergasser.

capillary action
A definition of the term capillary action.

surface agitation
A definition of the aquarium term surface agitation.

A definition of the term used aquarium water
A definition of the term used aquarium water

A definition of the term rosette
A definition of the term rosette

A definition of the term antorbital
A definition of the term antorbital

A definition of the aquarium term Argulus
A definition of the aquarium term Argulus

A definition of the aquarium term armored
What the aquarium term armored means.

agonistic behavior - A definition of the term agonistic behavior
A definition of the aquarium term agonistic behavior

anguloarticular - A definition of the term anguloarticular
A definition of the aquarium term anguloarticular

A Definition of the Aquarium Term Redox
A definition of the aquarium term redox.

IUCN - International Union for the Conservation of Nature
A definition of the term IUCN - International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

Profile of the Dwarf Spotted Danio - Danio nigrofasciatus
A detailed profile of the aquarium fish Dwarf Spotted Danio, Danio nigrofasciatus, including aquarium setup, tank mates, care, feeding, sexual differences and breeding.

Echinodorus grisebachii 'Bleherae'
A detailed profile of the freshwater aquarium plant, Echinodorus grisebachii 'Bleherae'

Aquarium Substrate
Virtually all aquariums have some type of substrate. Although most are gravel, there are other types of substrate available. Learn more about aquarium substrate and how it is used.

Invasive Fish and Plants
Aquarium and pond fish and plants don't belong in your local lake or river. When dumped into local waterways, they can cause serious damage to the local habitat.

DIY Filter Materials
Ever wondered if there is a cheaper alternative to purchased filter bags and other filter materials? The answer is yes, and here are the details.

Clubs & Organizations - USA Regional & National
A comprehensive listing of national and regional fish clubs and organizations in the United States.

Clubs & Organizations - International
Where to find International club and organizations for aquarium fish and pond hobbyists.

Routine Aquarium Maintenance
Experts may disagree on the finer points of aquarium maintenance, but any regular routine is better than no maintenance at all. This is my recommended aquarium maintenance plan.

Weather Loach - Misgurnus angullicaudatus
A profile of the Weather Loach, Misgurnus angullicaudatus, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 3.

Marbled Hatchetfish - Garnegiella strigata
A profile of the Marbled Hatchetfish, Garnegiella strigata, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.. Page 3.

Clown Loach - Botia macracanthus
A profile of the Clown Loach, Botia macracanthus, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Yo Yo Loach - Botia lohachata
A profile of the Yo Yo Loach, Botia lohachata, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 4.

Silver Dollar - Metynnis argenteus
A Profile of the Silver Dollar, Metynnis argenteus. Page 6.

Black Banded Leporinus - Leporinus fasciatus
A profile of the aquarium fish known as the Black Banded Leporinus, Leporinus fasciatus

Bronze Cory - Corydoras aeneus
A profile and photo of the Bronze Cory, Corydoras aeneus, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 6.

Adolfos Cory - Corydoras adolfo
A profile and photo of the Adolfos Cory, Corydoras adolfoi, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Public Aquariums - All About Public Aquariums
Public aquariums have a lot to offer. Here's why you should visit a public aquarium, and where to find one.

Attack of the Killer Snakeheads
Most fish are content to live out their lives swimming in their own little pond. Not so for the northern snakehead, who is among a class of fish that possess the ability to breath air. They can literally hop out on dry land and take a hike for greener pastures - or bluer waters, as the case may be.

Changing the Care of Fiddler Crabs
Fiddler crabs are often kept in conditions that are not healthy for them. Here is the story of one customer who was able to change the care of Fiddler Crabs across a large pet chain.

Freshwater Aquarium Books - Fish and Aquarium Book Recommendations
Finding books about fish and aquariums can be a daunting task. Libraries don't often carry many volumes, especially newer publications. However, there are a wealth of textbooks available, it's just a matter of finding them. This book reference includes a variety of fish books that you might find useful. Bookmark this page and stop back periodically for the latest titles.

Reality Aquarium - Algae Journal Part 1
Aquariums in books always look perfect, but in real life they don't always look that way. This series shares real life experiences of aquarium owners, complete with photos, journals they have written, and step by step solutions for problems they may have.

Golden Angelfish
In the late 1960s an Angelfish breeder in Milwaukee was surprised find an oddly colored fry in a spawning of black lace Angels. That single fish eventually resulted in the Naja Gold, which became the first Gold Angelfish in the aquarium trade. Several lines of Gold Angelfish have arisen and died off since then. Currently Golden Angels are relatively common in the aquarium trade, and are cross-bred with other varieties to create many interestingly colored specimens. Page 3.

Tinfoil Barb - Barbonymus schwanenfeldii
A profile of the Tinfoil Barb (Barbus schwanefeldi), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Bala Shark, Balantiocheilus melanopterus - All About the Bala Shark, Balantiocheilus melanopterus
A profile and photo of the Bala Shark, Balantiocheilus melanopterus, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Lowland or Green Texas Cichlid - Herichthys caprintis
A profile of the Green Texas Cichlid, Herichthys caprintis, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

nuchal hump - a definition of the aquarium term nuchal hump
A definition of the aquarium term nuchal hump.

Aquarium Light Fixture Guide
One of the decisions you must make when purchasing an aquarium is choosing the type of light you want. This light fixture guide will help sort out the proper size fixture and bulbs for your tank.