Oscar Cichlid Varieties

In this article we’re going to look at all the different varieties of oscar fish currently available in the aquarium hobby. Whenever a fish is domesticated there is the chance for new varieties to be developed. When a fish is bred in captivity, the breeder has the opportunity to curate the clutch of eggs. Typically, … Read more

Are Goldfish And Koi Related?

When you look at goldfish and koi, it’s pretty obvious to see that they are related species. Why? Well, because they look too alike for them not to share a common ancestor. While the question is easily answered, there’s more to their relationship than just genetics. So, in this article we’ll look at their connection … Read more

Keeping Betta Fish With Discus

At first, the thought of keeping betta fish with discus might not seem like the best idea. However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad pairing. Successfully mixing betta fish with discus is definitely possible. So, for all you betta fish fans out there, in this article we’re going to discuss the discus question! … Read more

Best Aquarium Filter Media & Guide To Filtration

Best aquarium filter media—it’s a bold and, honestly, seductive claim. Whether you’re new to the fishkeeping hobby, or maybe you’ve been around the block once or twice, who can resist wanting to know and use the best filter media? Well, unfortunately it’s not that simple, because there is no filter media that is the best … Read more

Do You Really Need A Filter In Your Aquarium?

Do you really need a filter in your fish tank? I love this question. Mainly because it really busts open the topic of aquarium filtration, especially biological filtration! Asking whether an aquarium needs a filter or not provides an opportunity to lay down some solid foundations. Aquarium Filtration Basics – How Do Fish Tank Filters … Read more

Best Hang On Back Filter

There are a lot of hang on back (or HOB) aquarium filters available. So, in this piece we’re going to have a quick look at each of them to consider the pros and cons. Penn Plax Cascade The Penn Plax HOB filter is a quiet runner—so if you have a show aquarium in your living … Read more

What To Feed Goldfish

Ever since the first company developed a flake food, that’s what we’ve been feeding our goldfish. But, should we be feeding flake to our goldfish? And if flake isn’t the best food for our goldfish, then what is!? Some will tell you X or Y type of food is the only way. Well, keep reading … Read more