Eric Dockett more Eric is an aquarium enthusiast with over two decades of experience caring for a wide array of tropical fish. Caring for Freshwater Tropical Fish Keeping a tropical aquarium can be a rewarding experience. Freshwater fish tanks are inexpensive to set up and maintain,...

Originally Posted on How Stuff Works Fishkeeping is really more of an art than a science. As a true aquarist, you'll develop an appreciation for the beauty of the hobby and a certain respect for the creatures in your tank. You'll come to view your aquarium not...

by the Editors of Publications International, Ltd. The amount of basic aquarium maintenance you have to do is directly related to how closely you follow the three rules of fishkeeping. If the tank is overcrowded, if you consistently feed the fish too much...

Written by: Alex more isharkbait is a marine biologist, aquarist, lover of animals, and an experienced veterinary assistant.Contact Author Where to Begin? You have your perfect tank, complete with all the bells and whistles of filtration. You have your water quality test kit ready. You have...

Written by: Jeff Kurtz -Saltwater Smarts Routine maintenance is an unavoidable aspect of marine aquarium keeping, but let’s face it, most of us would much rather spend our time enjoying the fruits of our labor than actually doing said labor. With that in mind, anything we...

Author: Jeff Kurtz - Tropical Fish Magazine A Marine Aquarium Maintenance Checklist (The Salt Creep) “I understand saltwater aquariums are a lot of hard work. How many hours do you have to spend on yours each day to keep it looking like that?” “I’d love to start a...

If you want freshwater fish as aquarium pets, you need to know how to care for them. To keep your fish happy and healthy, following these tips will help make maintaining an aquarium fairly easy and trouble-free. Acclimate your fish. Fish are fragile. For best results,...

Most beginning aquarium owners are overwhelmed with the large number and variety of decisions required when setting up a new aquarium. The owner must decide on the type, size and placement of the aquarium; whether it will be freshwater or saltwater; live or plastic plants;...