Do Endlers Livebearers Eat Algae?

My tank has been starting to develop a problem with various types of algae, especially hair algae.  I know there are a lot of types of fish that you’d never guess eat algae, so I started wondering whether endlers were one of those species. Endlers typically do not eat algae.  Most people that I have … Read more

15 Aquarium Plants That Can Grow in Sand

So, you’ve chosen sand as the substrate for your aquarium, and now you’re wondering: Can I grow any plants in this? Sand has a reputation of being difficult to grow aquarium plants in, and for good reason.  Sand tends to pack tight around your plants’ roots, causing a bunch of problems. The best aquarium plants … Read more

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