Category: Planted aquarium

20+ most popular stem plants for the background of planted tanks

Background plants are the tallest and they make a huge difference in the appearance of the planted tank. There are many stem plants for the background with different colors and leaf shapes and it may […]

Best nutrient-rich aqua soils and inert substrates for planted aquariums

Having a planted aquarium is an excellent way to be closer to nature. Unlike normal fish tanks, to support the healthy growth of the plants in a planted tank, you have to provide suitable substrates […]

Top 30 dwarf and carpet plants for the foreground of planted tanks

The foreground is the most important part of the planted aquarium that makes choosing plants for this position a bit complicated. Not all plants are suitable for the foreground. In this article, you’ll see some […]

Quick care stats of Chili Rasbora – tank setup, tankmate, feeding

Family: Cyprinids Scientific name: Boraras brigittae Common name: Mosquito Rasbora, Chili¬†rasbora Origin: Asia; southwestern Borneo, Indonesia Max length: 0.8 – 1.0 inch Minimum tank size: 10 gallons Stocking: 8-10 fish for a 10-gallon tank Temperament: […]

Best CO2 regulators & accessories with setup guide for planted tanks

Aquarium CO2 (carbon dioxide) is used by plants during photosynthesis to build new cells for plant growth. Most freshwater aquatic plants rely entirely on CO2 that is dissolved in the water unless they manage to […]

Quick care stats of Clown Killifish – tank setup, tankmate, feeding

Family: Nothobranchiidae Scientific name: Epiplatys annulatus Common name: Clown Killifish, Rocket Panchax, Banded panchax Origin: Liberia, Sierra Leon, Guinea, West Africa Max length: 1.5 inches (males), females will be significantly smaller Minimum tank size: 10 […]

Quick care stats of Daisy’s Ricefish – tank setup, tankmate, feeding


Scientific name: Oryzias woworae Common name: Daisy’s Ricefish, Daisy’s Blue Ricefish, Ricefish Origin: Asia (Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia) Max length: 1.0 – 1.2 inches Minimum tank size: 10 gallons Stocking: 8-10 fish for 10 gallons Temperament: […]

Quick care stats of Celestial Pearl Danio – tank setup, tankmate, feeding, breeding


Family: Cyprinidae Scientific name: Danio margaritatus Common name: Celestial Pearl Danio Origin: Asia: Myanmar (Burma), northern Thailand Max length: 0.8 inches Minimum tank size: 10 gallons Stocking: 8-10 fish for 10 gallons Temperament: shoaling danio, […]

Quick care stats of Asian Stone Catfish – tank setup and care guides

Scientific name: Hara jerdoni Common name: Asian Stone Catfish Origin: Asia: India, Bangladesh Max length: 1.2 – 1.4 inches Minimum tank: 10-gallon Stocking: 3-4 fish per 10 gallons with other peaceful tankmates Temperament: peaceful and […]

Quick care stats of Dwarf Puffer – tank setup, tankmate, feeding

Scientific name: Carinotetraodon travancoricus Common name: Dwarf Puffer, Pea Puffer, Pygmy Puffer, Malabar puffer Origin: Asia – Kerala State, India Max length: 1.0 – 1.2 inch Minimum tank size: 10 gallons Stocking: 1 male and […]