What do Plecos Eat? (Diet & 1 Commonly Forgotten Thing You NEED to Provide)

Plecos are some of the most popular bottom feeders in fish tanks across the world.  They’re known for picking up scraps, but many fish owners don’t consider what a proper diet calls for.  It’s always easy to assume that they’ll grab excess food pellets from other fish, but plecos actually have a few dietary needs. … Read more What do Plecos Eat? (Diet & 1 Commonly Forgotten Thing You NEED to Provide)

Angelfish: How long do they live? 3 Things That Improve Their Lifespan

Pterophyllum, or angelfish as they’re more commonly known, are some of the most popular types of aquarium fish. If you have or are planning to add angelfish to your aquarium, you should deepen your knowledge about caring for them – which includes understanding their needs and lifespan.  So, how long do angelfish live? Angelfish have … Read more Angelfish: How long do they live? 3 Things That Improve Their Lifespan

How Many Marimo Moss Balls Per Gallon? (& Why You Might Want to Hoard Them)

One is never enough.  You might be asking yourself, though: How many is too many? Ideally, you’ll want to stick to no more than 1-3 marimo moss balls per gallon of water. For a 20-gallon aquarium, you could have 20 larger marimo or up to 60 smaller ones. This may seem a bit excessive, but … Read more How Many Marimo Moss Balls Per Gallon? (& Why You Might Want to Hoard Them)

Help! What Eats Hair Algae? 9 Freshwater Hair Algae Eaters

It’s finally happened: Your tank is being overrun with hair algae. It started with just a little fuzz growing off of a few things. And before you know it? You’ve got tangles of ugly green hair algae growing all over everything.  And what’s worse… …most of your standard algae eaters won’t have anything to do … Read more Help! What Eats Hair Algae? 9 Freshwater Hair Algae Eaters

3 Quick Fixes for When Your Marimo Is Turning Brown/Grey/White

Caring for Marimo and keeping it healthy is probably easier than caring for any other plant or algae that you can put into your aquarium. That doesn’t mean it’s without its dangers, though. There are some problems that you can run into if you’re not careful about your monthly maintenance. In this article, I’m going … Read more 3 Quick Fixes for When Your Marimo Is Turning Brown/Grey/White

Malaysian Trumpet Snails: The Complete Care Guide

Malaysian trumpet snails are one of the most controversial snails in the hobby. If you get them, you want to make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into. These snails are extremely hardy and reproduce quickly – meaning that they multiply fast and are almost impossible to get rid of once you have them. … Read more Malaysian Trumpet Snails: The Complete Care Guide

Horsefaced Loach Care for Beginners (Diet, Tank Mates, Diseases)

If you’re looking for an interesting fish that you aren’t going to find in every fishkeeper’s collection, the horsefaced loach may be just the thing that you’re looking for. Horsefaced loaches aren’t the easiest fish to care for, however, and may be better suited to aquarists with a bit of experience. If you still want … Read more Horsefaced Loach Care for Beginners (Diet, Tank Mates, Diseases)