Firemouth Cichlid Care: The Complete Guide

Cichlids are one of the most loved groups of fish in the hobby. And firemouth cichlids even more so. They are both pretty and rewarding to keep. In fact, 80% of their care can be summed up in the following table: Parameter Appropriate Value Care Level Easy Temperament Semi-Aggressive Lifespan 10-15 Years (on Avg; can … Read more

How Often Do Crested Geckos Shed?

Like most lizards, crested geckos shed their skin regularly. The shedding process is a natural part of reptile’s life cycle and is required for them to continue growing properly. Baby crested geckos shed most often, about once per week. Once they become juveniles, they shed every 2 weeks. Adults shed the least often, every 2-4 … Read more

Do Leopard Geckos Need UVB?

The leopard gecko is a small ground-dwelling lizard found mainly in semi-desert areas. While they are relatively easy to care for, they do have certain lighting requirements you need to be aware of. Leopard geckos need UVA/UVB to help their bodies produce vitamin D3, which is essential to bone health. A 6% UVB bulb left … Read more

What Do Blue Tailed Skinks Eat?

The blue-tailed skink, also known as a five-lined skink, is a small to medium-sized tropical skink that grows to about 20 cm. Known scientifically as Cryptoblepharus egeriae, it’s a beautiful lizard that is native to Australia’s Christmas Island. In general, blue-tailed skinks eat locusts, crickets, spiders, roaches, snails, slugs, and earthworms. Blue-tailed skinks will eat … Read more

Ramshorn Snail Care

So, you’re thinking about keeping ramshorn snails. If you’ve gotten this far, you’ve probably found out that ramshorn snails are one of the two most controversial snails in the hobby. (Next to the Malaysian Trumpet Snail.) There is no shortage of people who will tell you why you shouldn’t keep them. But are they the … Read more