How to Switch a Tank From Freshwater to Saltwater

Keeping fish can be a rewarding hobby, and when many aquarists first get started they often stick solely with freshwater tanks. Freshwater aquariums are simpler, less expensive and easier to care for, but as your experience grows, you may find yourself more and more tempted by the diversity, colors and exotic appeal of a saltwater […]

The Importance of a Varied Diet for Freshwater Fish

Part of the fun of the aquarium hobby is that Tropical fish come in many different shapes, sizes and attitudes. Included in these differences should be feeding requirements. In freshwater, there are carnivorous (meat eating) mid-water tetras, or bottom feeding catfish, top feeding hatchetfish and Killifish which are different in size and temperament from top […]

How to Avoid Unwanted Fish Breeding in Your Tank

You’ve got your aquarium beautifully balanced to be a healthy environment for the fish you’ve carefully selected, but you check the tank one day and you notice a number of tiny fry (baby fish) swimming happily around. This will upset that delicate tank balance, disrupt your carefully planned aquatic art and make more work for […]

Best Freshwater Aquarium Fishes for Beginners

It can be intimidating to start a new aquarium, and freshwater aquariums are generally less complicated and easier for beginners to manage. Not all fish are the same, however, and some species are better suited for beginners than others. By choosing the best beginning fish, a new aquarium owner can learn the tricks of keeping […]