Can Crabs Live with Goldfish?

When a tank owner builds their community aquarium, they often want to introduce various species to create a real underwater environment. Rather than adding more fish, some tank owners choose snails or even crabs. Sometimes, this can be a brilliant mix, although it may not be as clear if you have goldfish. Can crabs live … Read more

How to Change Fish Tank Water (Without killing your fish)

Even when your water is not cloudy, it can still need cleaned.  If you stir up your substrate, you are likely to find the water suddenly cloudy, showing that the tank and water need cleaning.  However, everyone has heard of that person that cleaned their tank and then all their fish died.  It is important … Read more

Are Saltwater Aquariums Hard to Maintain? A Beginner’s Guide

Saltwater aquariums have a somewhat undeserved reputation for being extremely hard to maintain, and this has deterred many people who would otherwise really enjoy the hobby of saltwater fishkeeping from starting up a saltwater tank.  Are saltwater aquariums hard to maintain? The answer is no, a saltwater aquarium is not hard to maintain, provided some … Read more

Why Do Cichlids Eat Sand and Gravel?

Cichlids are beautiful fish species and most people spend hours looking at them through their aquariums. If you have had a close-up look at your cichlids, you are probably wondering: “why do cichlids eat sand and gravel?” Many cichlid species prefer gravel and sand substrate because it contains particles that aid in their digestion. You … Read more

How to Tell a Molly from a Platy

For longtime at home aquarists, years of experience with both Mollies and Platys might make this an easy differentiation to make. However, for many just getting started with at home aquariums, and for some with plenty of experience, telling apart a Molly from a Platy can be easier said than done. So, how to tell … Read more

20 Fish to Keep With Mollies

Mollies are one of the most beautiful species of fish to keep in an aquarium. They come in ravishing colors and shapes, but there are only certain fish we can keep in a tank with them. Each species have their own unique personalities and qualities. There are so many you can choose from. Although they … Read more

20 Signs That Your Guppy is Sick

Unfortunately, it can be challenging to know if something is wrong with your guppy. Fish can’t tell you when they’re feeling ill. In order to diagnosis your guppy, you’ll need to notice the signs of a sick fish. Some of the signs that your guppy is sick are: Spots on the body Decreasing appetite Swollen … Read more