Worms in the Aquarium

African cichlid in fish tank

Worms in the aquarium. Are they common? Who can get them? What can I do about them? And what do they mean for the health of my fish?

Growing Healthy Aquarium Plants

Planted aquarium

Growing healthy aquarium plants requires some basic understanding about nutrient and mineral needs. Caring for live plants can be very rewarding as the add an undeniable appeal to any aquarium.

What is Coral Bleaching?

Coral Anatomy

Coral bleaching refers to the acute release or loss of the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae from the coral tissue.

The Small Aquarium

Guppy fish

Small aquariums can present a greater challenge. A small aquarium can be very rewarding, but beware that the limited volume is less forgiving if overstocked or overfed..

Freshwater Fish Habitats

Small cichlid

Interested in where common freshwater fish come from? We put together a brief overview of the natural habitats of some popular aquarium fish species.

Nitrate & the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle

Colorful saltwater fish in reef tank

Aquarium nitrate is the final by-product of the nitrogen cycle. It’s the least toxic nutrient, however it must be regularly removed to avoid algae outbreaks.

How Much Should I Feed My Aquarium Fish?

Feeding fish

The primary cause of many aquarium problems is accumulating waste in the water. Fish food is the main source of this waste, often resulting in high nutrients and green water.

Aquarium Water Parameters

Testing aquarium water

A successful aquarium requires water parameters to be routinely checked and adjustments be made when needed.