19 Best Tank Mates for Ghost Shrimp

Ghost shrimp (aka glass shrimp) are one of the cheapest ways to get into shrimp keeping, but it’s not without its risks. “Ghost shrimp” is a name for a few dozen different varieties of shrimp, so it’s hard to say for certain how any particular ghost shrimp will do in an aquarium with other fish … Read more

27 Best Tank Mates for Cherry Barbs (w/ Pictures)

Cherry barbs make a great addition to your aquarium. They’re colorful, relatively peaceful (for barbs, at least), and easy to take care of. But what will work with them in the aquarium? The best tankmates for cherry barbs are tetras, rasboras, otos, honey gourami, sparkling gourami, and rainbowfish. There are also a few cichlids that … Read more

15 Best Firemouth Cichlid Tank Mates

Firemouth Cichlids are very pretty fish, and they brighten up any tank quite nicely. However, Cichlid species are known for being one of the most aggressive species of fish, which makes it difficult to try and find other fish that will coexist in the tank with them. So what should you look for? What kinds … Read more

Do Aloe Plants Like to be Root Bound?

Aloe plants like to have some space to grow into. Once your aloe plant has filled out its pot, it is not necessary to immediately move it to a bigger pot. Being mildly root bound can be good for aloe, but if it goes on for too long, the plant will die. If the aloe … Read more

How to Water Philodendrons (The Complete Guide)

Philodendrons grow quickly and taking care of them is fairly easy. There are nearly 500 different types of philodendrons. The care and keeping for each of them is similar, but of course, you’ll need to get to know your own plant well to keep it strong and thriving. Philodendrons need a moderate amount of soil … Read more

11 Best Puffer Tank Mates (Rated for Each Puffer Species)

There are many breeds of puffer fish out there and they all look like they could cute pets! However, these fish are quite aggressive and territorial, so they usually do better without any kind of tank mates. But, that does not mean that it’s impossible for some species to coexist with other fish. If the … Read more

19 Best Killifish Tank Mates

There are approximately 1,270 species of killifish and all of them are just a little different from each other. Killifish are known for their amazing jumping ability. Killifish can be a great addition to your tank and they will brighten up the color of your community. I talked to a fish expert at “Pets and … Read more