Do Bettas Eat Snails?

Bettas tend to have aggressive personalities; thus, you should choose their tankmates wisely. However, snails make good tankmates for bettas as long as they are not too small. Bettas may attempt to eat small snails, but they generally will spit them back out because they don’t like the shell, in my experience. Bettas often attempt … Read more

Can Cory Catfish Live With Betta?

Cory catfish are one of the few fish that can reliably live with betta fish. With their docile nature, Cory catfish don’t aggravate the notorious prey drive that makes bettas such difficult tank mates. Cory catfish, also known as Corydoras, are one of the most popular fish in the aquarium hobby, especially for community tanks. … Read more

Do Kuhli Loaches Eat Snails? 

In general, Kuhli Loaches won’t eat snails. Unlike some other loaches, Kuhli Loaches don’t hunt, preferring to feed off the bottom of the tank by sifting through the substrate. On rare occasions, a Kuhli Loach may ingest a snail accidentally, but the snail must be incredibly small.  Everyone adores a Kuhli Loach. These sassy noodle … Read more

Why Does My Betta Flare At Me?

The delightful betta fish, also known as “Siamese fighting fish,” are usually kept as pets because of their stunning colors and long trailing fins. One of the typical betta behaviors you may have noticed is when a betta puffs out their gills and fins to make themselves look bigger. This behavior is called flaring, and it’s … Read more

Can A Goldfish Live In A 5 Gallon Tank?

Fish add a soothing and tranquil ambiance to any space, be it a home, office, or recreational center. Plenty of fish can be inexpensive to buy, including certain breeds of goldfish. But the price of tanks can be eyewatering. How much space does a goldfish really need? After all, in the 80s, people won them … Read more

Do Cory Catfish Eat Shrimp?

There are a great number of fish in the hobby that will live peacefully with other fish, but that will devour any shrimp as soon as they hit the tank. Are cory catfish one of those types of fish? In general, cory catfish will not eat shrimp. Adult shrimp, specifically are too big to eat … Read more

How Many Cory Catfish in a 10 Gallon Tank?

Cory catfish are one of my favorite freshwater fish. They just add life to any aquarium they’re added to. Unfortunately, the smaller your tank is, the more limited your options are for these fish. A 10 gallon aquarium will hold a population of up to 8-10 pygmy corydoras, if you don’t add any other types … Read more