Education | Fish

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Yes, Bloodfin Tetras have been known to nip at fish with flowing tails. The Bloodfin Tetras are attracted to the long flowing fins so it is best to keep fish similar to that of Angelfish, and bettas away from them.

The main problem with fish that unfortunately are victims to fin nippers end up generally getting fin rot plus the added stress on the fish from those fish bullies can lead to more disease.

Typically the Bloodfin Tetras are quite peaceful to moderate tempered fish. Other than the fin nipping they are not aggressive except during breeding. …

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The neon tetra is also known as the Paracheirodon innesi. The neon tetra is a freshwater fish native to the blackwater and clearwater streams in the Amazon basin. The neon tetra would be found in the wild in South America. Neon Tetras belong to the characid family which isn’t surprising since they are found in South America.

Neon Tetras In The Wild

In the wild neon tetras have many enemies to worry about. The neon tetras’ natural enemy however is the angelfish. When the angelfish is big enough they will pursue the neon tetras as a food source.

The neon tetras’ bright colors of blue…

In most cases, I think we can all agree to have a roommate can be interesting yet also beneficial. That is also true for the aquarium. There are many things to consider when choosing tank mates.

  • space parameters
  • aggression level
  • beneficial or not

In this list, we will be focusing on beginner-friendly fish, benefits to tank mates, peaceful to slightly aggressive tank mates. I also Included 2 Bonus Tank Mates.

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List Of Best Top 10 Tank Mates

  • Corydoras Catfish
  • Mollies
  • Cherry Shrimp
  • Black Skirt Tetra
  • Neon Tetra
  • Otocinclus Catfish
  • Hatchetfish
  • Common Plecostomus
  • Dwarf Gourami
  • Bristlenose Pleco
  • Platies

Corydoras Catfish

Education | Animal Care

How to avoid putting the wrong type of fish in your tank


When you are getting into the aquarium hobby and realize that being around your pet fish and raising them is fun you will want to buy more tanks/fish. It’s not uncommon for people to mistakenly put the wrong types of fish with poor tank mates.

Personally, I like to stick to the peaceful to moderate temperate fish to avoid this issue. Some fish have a tendency to be dominant or nip at flowing fins and some fish are very docile. It all depends on your personal preference.

If you are a first-time fish keeper you will want to stick to…

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Neon Tetras are the centerpiece without being a centerpiece in most aquariums due to their striking blue and red color. Seeing them act strange is pretty easy to tell due to them being as striking as they are. In this article, we will cover how your neon tetra can be stressed, symptoms, and what can happen when your neon tetra is stressed.

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Appetite: If your Neon Tetra is stressed you will notice its eating behavior. …

Education | Animal Advocacy

It’s hard to not show some sort of sympathy for these beautiful and cute salamanders!

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The Axolotl Can Be Found in the wild at Lake Xochimilco and Lake Chalco. At least the Axolotl use to be found at Lake Chalco but they no longer live there due to the lake's nature flooding, it has now been drained dry. The Axolotls can now be found at Lake Xochimilco. This is sad for the axolotls since the lake they currently live in is a canal lake. They are merely in a shadow of their former glory but luckily they are kept alive by the people in Mexico, and others in the fish-keeping hobby.

Axolotls Population

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No, the Bloodfin Tetras, once acclimated, will adapt to their water parameters and become very hardy little fish. In fact, their hardiness makes these guys very beginner-friendly. In my opinion, they are very underrated fish.

Bloodfin Tetras can survive in cold temperatures of around 63 to as high as 83 but that doesn’t mean you should. In fact, I would recommend staying around the middle 70s for optimal temperatures.

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Bloodfin Tetra Hardiness

The Bloodfin Tetra are very hardy but how hardy? …

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Brine Shrimps are aquatic crustaceans in the Artemia Genus. Due to the Brine Shrimps’ ability to produce dormant eggs it has made them widely used in aquaculture. The Brine Shrimp are very resilient which is why they are used to test many different chemicals in labs. It is thought that the Brine Shrimp is over 5.5 Million Years Old.

Yes. Brine shrimp are raised in captivity usually by aquarium owners for their food supply. The Brine Shrimp have a very good likelihood of surviving in a freshwater setting.

What Are Brine Shrimp

Brine Shrimp are Crustaceans are from a huge line of arthropods. The…

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Yes, Corydoras Catfish will clean the tank. The Corydoras Catfish will clean uneaten food, and scavenge in all the hard-to-reach areas of your tank that your fish would have otherwise missed. The cory catfish is a good scavenger fish but nonetheless, they will not be able to help with your algae maintenance.

The Corydoras Catfish will eat pretty much anything. Some of the corys favorite meals are bloodworms, blackworms, brine shrimp, and fish pellets. The corys will eat fish flakes as well but the corys prefer more meat-based food so having the brine shrimp and bloodworms will be amazing.


There are 75 Billion Bricks Of Legos Sold annually in 140 Countries. Legos are very popular nowadays as well. So it raises the question of are legos safe for your aquarium. In this article, we will dive more into legos, plastics, and more you may want to know.

Yes, LEGO@ has announced that they are indeed safe for aquariums. The LEGO Bricks are comprised of hard durable plastics which make them safe for your fish tank.

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Knowing this it still would be a good idea to keep loose, floating LEGO@ bricks away from your fish in…

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