Moving a Fish Tank

Moving Day! By: Kick   If you are being faced with a move to another city or even across country, there is no need to despair over what to do with your special pets that...

Painted Glass Fish and Other Questionable Practices

Painted Glass Fish and Other Questionable Practices. By: Cecilia Chen   It is sad what kinds of things are done in the pet trade to make a little extra money. The most egregious of these practices...

Ten Common Beginner Mistakes in setting up an Aquarium, Article 46 on the care,...

Ten Common Beginner Mistakes By: Holly Harrington   Even a cursory look at the posts in the Forum Section underscores how confusing it is to be a beginner in this hobby. The questions come thick...

Marisa Cornurieties and Planorbidae Ramshorn Snails

Marisa cornurieties and planorbidae ramshorn snails By: Debra   These steps were compiled from forum posts and excerpts from Badman's Tropical fish website and put together in this form by Debra. Thank you! The term ramshorn...

Importing Tropical Fish (Summary of U.S. rules)

  I would like to thank Randy Carey for allowing me to reproduce his article on importing tropical fish. He has a quarterly column in TFH magazine (Tropical Fish Hobbyist). The column...

Housing Monsters, some thoughts on keeping these tank busters in your home aquarium, Article...

Housing Monsters By: Karen Cryan     Whether you did this on purpose or by accident, you suddenly find yourself in possession of a fish with a the nick name "tank buster". Congratulations you own a...

The great salt myth

The great salt myth By: Dan     The salt myth has been around almost as long as the hobby itself. It goes like this ... "You should always add salt to your tank water because...

Beginners Manual to Fish Keeping

Beginners Manual to Fish Keeping By: April Lynn This is a care sheet I have put together to thoroughly explain how to appropriately attend to your pets needs. This is a low demand, very...

Fishless Cycling: The who’s, what’s, when’s and why’s

In the limited time that I have been involved as an aquarist, I have heard literally hundreds of opinions, philosophies and preferences for every aspect of the hobby. Why the differences...

The Importance of Regular Water Changes

The Importance of Regular Water Changes By: Craig Morrison   "The solution to pollution is dilution" is a very important concept that beginning fish keepers should learn. The fish we keep are producers of waste, as...
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