livebearers - guppies, mollies, platys, and swordtails

4 Best Livebearers for Tropical Fish Hobbyists

Four of the popular species of livebearers - guppies, mollies, platys, and swordtails - compose a large percentage of the tropical fish hobbyist market today. This is due to a number of factors, including the fact that they are hardy,...
Why Do Goldfish Turn Black? The Ultimate Guide

Why Do Goldfish Turn Black? The Secret Unveiled

Why do goldfish turn black? Goldfish are a very popular pet for people of all ages, but when they start to turn black it can be a real shock. You may not know what is causing this color change and...
Do Goldfish Lay Eggs? What They Look Like?

Do Goldfish Lay Eggs? What They Look Like?

Did goldfish lay eggs? Goldfish are fascinating, but how much do you really know about them? Do you know that goldfish can lay eggs? Or that they don’t always live in bowls (and can grow to be over a foot...
Do Goldfish Sleep? When, How Long & How to Know

Do Goldfish Sleep? When, How Long & How to Know

Do goldfish sleep? Goldfish are fascinating creatures, but it can be hard to tell what exactly is going on inside the fish tank. There are many reasons a goldfish might sleep more than usual, including illness, boredom, or simply the time...
Do Goldfish Get Lonely Living Alone?

Do Goldfish Get Lonely Living Alone?

Do goldfish get lonely? Should goldfish live alone? Goldfish are one of the most popular pets in the world, but sadly many people don’t know how to keep them happy. Do Goldfish Get Lonely? Are Goldfish Schooling Fish? This might be...
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Swordtail Fish 101: Origin, Diet, Care & Breeding

Every newcomer's initial concern is how they will master whatever they are about to embark on. The same is true for new fish-keeping enthusiasts. Today, aquarium fishkeeping is a popular pastime among millennials. If you fall into this category, this...
Perfect-Pea-Puffer

Pea Puffer 101: Behavior, Diet, Care, Breeding, & More

The pea puffer (also known as dwarf pufferfish) is one of the prettiest freshwater creatures on the globe. We adore the way these small animals seem! And we're not the only ones. More and more aquarists are thinking about purchasing...
Red-Rainbow-Fish.

Red Rainbow Fish 101: Origin, Diet, Breeding & More!

Colorful fish are often in high demand in the aquarium trade because they can brighten up home aquariums. As the name implies, red rainbow fish are among the most colorful species that fish enthusiasts choose. When kept in a shoal,...
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15 Most Aggressive Cichlids (CA/SA/WA): A Curated List

Don’t be shocked if you find yourself entranced in front of the gorgeously colored fish known as Cichlids at your local pet store. For years, these intelligent species have been among the most vibrantly colored, active, and durable freshwater fish...
Mbuna Cichlids

Mbuna Cichlids: Top 8 Facts You May Not Know

Mbuna are cichlids that reside amid rock heaps and along Lake Malawi's rocky coasts, unlike other Haplochromide cichlids that live in open water, on sandy coastlines, or on soft substrates. In the Tonga language of Malawi, the term mbuna means...
can goldfish live in a bowl?

Can Goldfish Live in a Bowl? Myths Debunked

How to REALLY keep your goldfish happy! All too often, we see this little sight on the cover of a package for a “bowl kit” at a pet store or in the bedroom of a child: a small goldfish, or...
Pike Cichlids’ Fin-Tastic Facts

10 Pike Cichlids’ Fin-Tastic Facts You May Not Know

If you've been a passionate aquarist for a long, you might be seeking something new to do. This generally entails looking after larger, more violent animals. Crenicichla lenticulata, the pike cichlids, fill the bill quite well. It is one of...