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

Can A Fish Tank Filter Catch Fire?

New tank owners quickly understand they should leave their aquarium filter running all the time. However, they may worry there can be issues with something electrical running all the time around water for the uninitiated. It raises many questions and one of the most concerning being. Can a fish tank filter catch fire? It is … 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

Are Air Stones Good and Safe for Aquariums?

When putting together your aquarium, you want to have a setup that is both healthy for your fish and visually pleasing for humans. Some accessories, such as plants and underwater “houses” are fairly easy to see as safe. Others, such as air stones, can be a little sketchy-looking to newbie aquarium owners.  Are air stones … Read more