Bumblebee Goby: The Complete Care Guide

The bumblebee goby is an adorable yellow and black striped fish that you may have seen (or taken home) at your local fish store. It comes with a catch, however: While it can live in freshwater, it is actually healthiest in a brackish tank. Here is a brief summary of some of the most important … Read more

Nerite Snail Care: The Complete Guide

Snails must be one of the most underrated parts of freshwater fishkeeping: They sift through your substrate, keeping it clean. Nerite snails even eat algae. Plus, they just look darn cool. If you’re looking into getting nerite snails, you’re in luck. In this guide, I’m going to cover everything you need to know to successfully … Read more

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

Endler’s Livebearers Care: The Ultimate Guide

If you’re looking for a flashy, colorful, and easygoing fish that will be at home in just about any peaceful aquarium, endler’s livebearers may be just the thing you’re looking for. What’s even better? They’re extremely easy to take care of. I’ve compiled a table that covers most of what you need to know to … Read more

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

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