Frogspawn coral: Complete care and guide- 2020

Frogspawn coral appearance

Frogspawn coral (Euphyllia divisa) is a very popular option for owners of reef aquariums and it is not difficult to see why. This big polyp stony coral to look at is absolutely stunning!  Despite their popularity, when it comes to frogspawn coral care, a bunch of misinformation is being passed around online. This sabotages new … Read more

Bubble eye goldfish: Complete care and guide- 2020

Bubble eye goldfish

The Bubble Eye Goldfish’s most intriguing trait is its bubbles. The bubbles on this goldfish start to develop at the age of 6-9 months, leading to the name Water-Bubble Eye. The bubbles are very large by the time those goldfish are 2 years old. These water-filled bubbles are actually so big that it can even … Read more

Cherry barb: Complete care and guide- 2020

Cherry barb appearance

Cherry Barb are brightly colored fish and among their family’s most popular. Aquarians of all levels adore their bright colors and the nature of schooling.  They are hardy fish that makes these fish perfect for beginners or experts. However, if you’re just starting out, take a look at the process and time needed to set … Read more

Rope fish: Complete care, price, tank size and mates

rope fish

The rope fish with its eel-like look attracts those who want a change from ‘normal’ fish.  They ‘re peaceful carnivores with other large, peaceful fish getting on well. That makes them great for only tanks and community aquariums of both species.  Though not the most colorful species, adding rope fish changes a tank ‘s dynamics … Read more

Vampire crab: Complete care, tank mates, size and setup

vampire crab

Vampire Crab are one of the most stunning creatures in captivity that you can hold. Their unique colors are something you need to trust!  But there are a few things you should know first if you want one for yourself. You see, this species has a unique set of care needs not being prepared for … Read more

Bala shark: Care, lifespan, food and tank mates

bala shark appearance

The Bala Shark is a relatively large Southeast Asian native freshwater fishery.  This beautiful looking fish would add up to lots of freshwater aquariums and its temperament is guaranteed to make it a great tank mate for your other fish.  Because of its size, we recommend that this fish be kept by aquarists who already … Read more

Convict cichlid fish: Complete care, lifespan and breeding

convict cichlid appearance

The convict cichlid also is known as Amatitlania nigrofasciata is a fish species of the Cichlidae family, originally from Central America, also known as the cichlid of the zebra. Convict cichlids are popular aquarium fish and were also the subject of numerous fish behavior studies. Taxonomy Here is the scientific classification on convict cichlid: Scientific … Read more

Ember tetra: Complete care, lifespan, tank size and mates

Ember tetras appearance

The Ember Tetra is an eye-catching fish that will illuminate any aquarium and its temperament makes it a great choice for any community tank.  Tropical fish have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their striking appearance and playful personalities.  If you’re looking to join your aquatic family for truly unique fish don’t look … Read more

How do Electric eels work? Complete guide

Electrical eel

It’s always a mystery with how do electric eels work? Explorer Alexander von Humboldt witnessed a swarm of electric eels leaping out of the water in 1800 to defend against oncoming horses. Most people thought the story was so unusual that it was composed by Humboldt. But it’s more common to fish using electricity than … Read more

Jack Dempsey fish: Care, lifespan, breeding and tank mates

Appearance of jack dempsey fish

Jack Dempsey fish is a cichlid species that is widely distributed throughout North and Central America (south of Mexico to Honduras). Here is a fun fact: “Its common name refers to its aggressive nature and strong facial characteristics, similar to that of the famous boxer Jack Dempsey of the 1920s.” Cichlids are a common occurrence … Read more