How to Acclimate Fish: A Step-by-Step Guide

A bag of guppies floating in a tank

Learn how to properly acclimate new fish to your tank with this step-by-step guide. From preparing the tank to monitoring water quality and introducing the fish, ensure a smooth transition for your aquatic friends. Set them up for success in their new home!

Top 15 Freshwater Fish for Beginners

Freshwater Fish for Beginners

Dipping your toes into the world of fishkeeping can be an exhilarating experience. As a beginner, one of the first steps to a successful fish-keeping journey is choosing the right fish. I remember a friend who started with a species not suitable for beginners; it was a tough start. But with the right guidance, they … Read more

Set Up A Quarantine Tank: For New and Sick Fish

Quarantine Tank

Quarantine tanks provide a safe and controlled environment for new fish to acclimate to their new surroundings, as well as a place to isolate sick or injured fish from the main tank. In this article, we will explore the reasons why quarantine tanks are important and how to properly set one up. Understanding Quarantine Tanks … Read more

Can Fish Drown? (The Answer Explained)

Can fish drown

If your answer to the question ‘Can fish drown’ is “No” then congratulations, you are right. No, fish cannot drown in water. ‘Drowning’ is more appropriate for air-breathing animals. Thus, a more precise question would be: Can fish suffocate? The answer to that is a firm “Yes”. Suffocation is a condition of being deprived of … Read more

Best Fish For A 5-Gallon Tank: 13 Great Options

Best Fish For A 5 Gallon Tank

I have owned many different sized tanks over the years. From small to big, I have had them all. It wasn’t until I started researching the best fish for a 5 gallon tank that I realized just how challenging stocking this size tank would be. I spent countless hours scouring online forums, reading articles and … Read more

23 Must Have Fish for a 10 Gallon Tank – 2023

Fish for a 10 Gallon Tank

If you’re thinking about setting up a 10 gallon fish freshwater fish tank, you’re in luck! I have owned a few of these sized tanks over the years and they are very useful and are the perfect size for small fish and tight spaces. There are plenty of fish species that can thrive in a … Read more

How To Lower Nitrates In Fish Tank

How To Lower Nitrates In Fish Tank

Before we discuss how to lower nitrates in fish tanks we first need to understand what nitrates are, how they are formed and signs of high nitrates. Nitrate (NO3) is a compound based on Nitrogen and Oxygen; it is an inorganic compound that appears in aquariums through a process called nitrification. This compound is less … Read more

Best Fish For a 20 Gallon Tank

best fish for a 20 gallon tank

A 20 gallon tank is a nice size tank that allows for a good amount of fish but you need to resist the temptation to overstock this tank. So, exactly which are the best fish for a 20 gallon tank? The general rule of thumb is an inch of fish per gallon of water. This … Read more

Homemade Fish Food – Everything you need to know

Homemade fish food

A big part of keeping your fish healthy and happy comes not only from the aquarium environment they live in but also from the food they eat. Many fish owners wonder if they are providing their fish with the right amount and the right type of fish food. If you were to take a look … Read more