Fish & Plants

Helpful tips for aquarium startups

Aquarium fish and plant care can be highly specified in regards to every type of fish and plants.  We recommend you learn more about the specific needs of your aquarium inhabitants to provide the best care for them.  Here are some helpful tips for all aquarium inhabitants. 

In regards to fish, you should not add more fish will be healthy for them based on your aquarium size.  You should also consider if the height of your aquarium includes the ideal height for the fish you have chosen.  Also, determine the ideal water conditions required by your specific fish.

When introducing plants, you should note what plants will fit in your aquarium, are appropriate to combine with any animals you will have in your aquarium, water pH required, and plants that will thrive together.  Also consider any lighting requirements and fertilizers needed for your plants to grow.

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Plants pictured:  Cladophora aegagropila   Fish pictured:  Cardinal tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi) Congo tetra (Phenacogrammus interruptus) Diamond tetra (Moenkhausia pittieri)

Plants pictured: Cladophora aegagropila

Fish pictured: Cardinal tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi) Congo tetra (Phenacogrammus interruptus) Diamond tetra (Moenkhausia pittieri)

Plants pictured:  Cyperus helferi, Eleocharis parvula, & Eleocharis acicularis 'Mini'   Fish pictured:  Blue Platinum Marble Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)

Plants pictured: Cyperus helferi, Eleocharis parvula, & Eleocharis acicularis 'Mini'

Fish pictured: Blue Platinum Marble Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)

Plants pictured:  Bucephalandra 'Wavy Green', Eleocharis acicularis 'Mini', Eleocharis parvula, Glossostigma elatinoides, Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba', Hygrophila pinnatifida, Rotala 'Bonsai', & Sagittaria subulata   Fish pictured:  Rosy Barb (Pethia conchonius)

Plants pictured: Bucephalandra 'Wavy Green', Eleocharis acicularis 'Mini', Eleocharis parvula, Glossostigma elatinoides, Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba', Hygrophila pinnatifida, Rotala 'Bonsai', & Sagittaria subulata

Fish pictured: Rosy Barb (Pethia conchonius)

Plants pictured:  Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Green', Cyperus helferi, Microsorum pteropus 'Windeløv', & Vesicularia dubyana 'Christmas'   Fish pictured:  Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami (Colisa lalia) and Tiger Barb (Puntius tetrazona)

Plants pictured: Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Green', Cyperus helferi, Microsorum pteropus 'Windeløv', & Vesicularia dubyana 'Christmas'

Fish pictured: Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami (Colisa lalia) and Tiger Barb (Puntius tetrazona)