Category: Planted aquarium

30+ Tetras with images and quick care stats for nano-large aquariums

If you’ve ever seen a freshwater aquarium setup, you have seen some tetras. Tetras are prevalent freshwater aquarium fish that belong to the Characidae family. Most tetras get along great with other fish and are […]

13 colorful Killifish species with images and quick care stats


Killifish might sound like a terrifying fish species, but they are some of the most unique and exciting kinds of fish for beginners or intermediate aquarium enthusiasts to keep in their tropical tanks. While some […]

Top 15 small-large freshwater sharks for home aquariums

Believe it or not, you too can have a shark in your freshwater tank. When we think about sharks, generally, a fierce, scary, and instantly recognizable sea ruler might come to mind, even the legendary […]

Best aquarium plant fertilizers – Nutrients, deficiency symptoms, treatments

The process of growing plants inside an aquarium is pretty much the same as growing terrestrial plants. All plants have basic needs that must be met for them to thrive. These include oxygen, carbon dioxide, […]

Anubias, a collect of popular types for aquariums and care guide

Anubias are aquatic plants. They can grow submerged or emersed. They grow in streams, rivers and marshes in the tropical areas of Africa. These plants are a sight to behold. With their lush green color […]

Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) – tank setup, tankmates, feeding, breeding

Family: Cichlidae Scientific name: Pterophyllum scalare Common name: Angelfish, Black Angel, Lace Angel Distribution: South America Max length: 6 – 8 inches in length; 12 inches in height Minimum tank size: 30 gallons Stocking: should be […]

30+ most popular plants for the midground of planted tanks

The midground of your aquascape is the vital link between the foreground and the background. Not only does this add body to your aquascape, but it is also valuable in screening the less attractive lower […]

15+ attracting Cryptocoryne species with images for planted aquariums

The outstanding tolerance of shades and ease of care make Cryptocoryne a great choice for the midground along with other plants, stones, and driftwood. There are so many Cryptocoryne species in the hobby these days, […]

Types of aquascaping tools (scissors, tweezers,…) and usage guide

Whether you’re an experienced aquascaper or just looking to start out in this fascinating and addictive hobby, you’re going to need a few basic tools to help you build and maintain your planted tank. It […]

7 common Rotala species that you can choose for the background

Rotala species are usually used in the backgrounds of planted tanks. They are fairly easy to plant and care for, making them very popular in the hobby. This article includes some common and attractive Rotala […]