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Electric Blue Acara: The Complete Care Guide

While some fish have names that only indirectly represent them or names that might even be misguiding, this fish is everything the name indicates. They have a striking electric blue color that stands out no matter what other fish you keep in your tank,

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Black Phantom Tetra
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Black Phantom Tetra: Complete Care and Breeding Guide

Just the name alone makes you expect some kind of dark fish shrouded in mystery. The Hyphessobrycon Megalopterus, or the Black Phantom Tetra, is a fresh water fish that is popular amongst aquarists. The fish belongs to the Characidae family and they are usually distinguished with

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Red Tail Shark
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Red Tail Shark: The Ultimate Care Guide

The Epalzeorhynchos bicolor, red tail shark, or also known as the red-tailed black shark is more than meets the eye, or ears when you hear its name. You may be expecting a shark with a red tail, and you would be partly right. This

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Cherry Shrimp: Complete Care Guide

Without knowing what these cute creatures look like, you can imagine they would be a deep shade of scarlet, similar to the fruit they were named after. The neocaridina davidi or Cherry Shrimp is a freshwater shrimp species native to Taiwan and are often

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Bloodworms is common food for aquarium fish
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Bloodworms: Are they good food for fish?

The name ‘Bloodworm’ is an umbrella term for several different types of worms, but it most commonly refers to a species belonging to the genus Glycera (Glyceridae family), or to the Midge Fly (Chironomidae) and its red larvae. Bloodworms are used across the globe

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Water Sprite Plant: A Comprehensive Care Guide

With so many options when it comes to aquarium plants, you may have spent a few hours here and there contemplating what would go best in your tank.  The Water Sprite plant is one you don’t have to think too much about, as it

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Glass Catfish: All You Ever Wanted to Know

Also known by some as the Ghost Catfish, the kryptopterus vitreolus(the fancy scientific name) is a small freshwater glass fish species from Southeast Asia. Vitreolus comes from the Latin word “vitreus”, meaning glass and the Greek kryptos, meaning hidden (not very cryptic). Coming from

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Ember Tetra: All You Need to Know

Ember tetra is a tiny, freshwater, tropical fish which is native to the Araguaia River in Central Brazil. They were first discovered by Heiko Bleher and named it Hyphessobrycon amandae in honor of his mother, Amanda Bleher.  Ember tetras belong to a very diverse

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