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

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

15 Best Goby Tank Mates (For Fresh & Saltwater)

Gobies are some of the cutest and most manageable fish to care for. Even if you have lots of fish already in your tank, it doesn’t hurt to look into further companionship for your fish, since gobies are territorial. There are quite a few fish that would be compatible so let’s see what we can … Read more

19 Best Rainbowfish Tank Mates

Rainbowfish are beautiful and popular choices among aquarium owners. You can find them at several pet stores, but it’s important to choose compatible fish when you’re assembling an aquarium. Generally, rainbowfish are best with similar-sized or smaller freshwater fish that are not aggressive. The best rainbowfish tank mates are other rainbowfish, tetras, guppies, mollies, swordtails, … Read more

19 Best Jack Dempsey Tank Mates

The Jack Dempsey cichlid earned the famous boxer’s name because of its extreme aggressiveness. If you want to add this beautiful cichlid to your tank, then you will need to know which fish are compatible with the species. We have some tank mate suggestions for you! Jack Dempsey Cichlids generally co-exist best with other South … Read more