Dwarf Puffer: How To Care For This Small But Terrible Oddball

The Pea Puffer, also known as Pea Dwarf Pufferfish, Malabar Pufferfish, Pea Pufferfish, or Pygmy Pufferfish, is a cute and hardy fish known to be the no. 1 snail exterminator. So, why...

Nicaragua Cichlids (Colored Macaws): How To Care For The Rainbow

The Nicaragua cichlid, also known as Spilotum, Moga, Butterfly cichlid, or Macaw cichlid, offers a brilliant spectacle in home aquariums. However, there is more to this fish than its attractive appearance. Get...

Dinosaur Bichir (Polypterus senagalus): How To Care For the World’s Living Fossil

The Dinosaur Bichir, also known as Polypterus senegalus, the Senegal Bichir, Gray Bichir, or Cuvier's Bichir, is a treat to watch, as it adds a prehistoric feel to your tank. What's...

Convict Cichlid: The Best Aggressive Fish for Beginners

Want to know more about the Convict Cichlid, also known as Amatitlania nigrofasciata? Convicts make amazing pets for many reasons. Sure, they can be aggressive! But after reading this article, I bet...

Columbian Shark: Care, Maintenance and Breeding

Looking like a mini marine shark, the Columbian Shark, also known as Tete Sea catfish, can be quite tempting to have! Unfortunately, these cool-looking fish are often misidentified. There is so much...

Colossoma Macropomum (Black Pacu): Care, Maintenance and History

The Colossoma macropomum, also known as Black Pacu or Tambaqui is often offered for sale as the “cute and friendly vegetarian piranha.” Due to this marketing deception, many fishkeepers have unfortunately abandoned...

Chinese Algae Eater (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri): Care, Maintenance and Breeding

Though not the most beautiful fish, many aquarists appreciate the Chinese Algae Eater, also known as gyrinocheilus aymonieri. As juveniles, these fish deliver an excellent job of preventing algae overgrowth in your...

Bumblebee Goby: Cute, But Not for Beginners

The Bumblebee Goby is a wonderful choice if you are interested in setting up a biotope or a themed nano tank. But if you want low-maintenance and easygoing fish, you might...

Black Ghost Knife Fish (Apteronotus albifrons): An Electrifying Fish Sparking Curiosity

The Black Ghost Knife fish, also known as Apteronotus albifrons, may not be the brightest and most colorful fish, but their elegant swimming style and eccentric looks make these fish one...

Bala Shark: Stop Your Fish from Dying Too Soon

The Bala Shark, also known as the Tri-color shark, Tri-color Shark Minnow, Silver Shark, or Shark Minnow, is not an actual shark, but a member of the Carp family just like...

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