Lutino vs Albino Oscar – What’s The Difference?

In the wild, oscars have a brown base with orange stripes or patches. But in our fish stores, I’m sure we’ve all seen oscars with a white base instead of a brown base. Naturally, we might think “oh, a white form of a fish I know… it must be an albino form!” And with oscars, … Read more

Catappa Leaves, Do They Actually Do Anything?

In this article I want to share everything I know about catappa leaves—aka Indian almond leaves. The topic can seem a bit daunting when you do your first Google searches on the topic. So I’m going to answer as many questions about catappa leaves as I can all in one place! What are catappa leaves? … Read more

Beginner’s Guide: 3 Tips & Tricks For Aquascaping a 10 Gallon Aquarium

Aquascaping is fashionable to an extreme. I can’t look at my Instagram feed without seeing yet another incredible fish tank. As a result, some of us might feel bummed out when no matter how hard we try, we just can’t quite get our tank to look nice. Well, don’t beat yourself up about it; because, … Read more

Top 5 Most Underrated Tetras

5. Black Skirt Tetra The black skirt tetra, or in some parts of the world known as the black widow tetra, is readily available. Younger fish have an attractive black and silver color, but admittedly adults can be duller as the black naturally fades to a silvery gray as they age. However, these fish come … Read more

How To Manage Cichlid Aggression

Cichlid aggression, it gives them so much personality. But, oh boy, it can be a big problem in your aquarium if you don’t manage it correctly. Are your oscars biting chunks out of each other? Does your midas kill everything it sees? Are your angel fish picking on each other? Has your male cichlid attacked … Read more

Mutants, Mutilation, Hybrids & Deoxyribonucleic Acid

Wild fish can be pulled from any body of water in the world, and we can be certain its body is suitable for purpose. Can we say the same at our local fish stores? And, more importantly, how do we feel about the modified bodies of our ornamental fish? We have taken wild fish, starting … Read more