Why Is My Mollies Tail Bent and How To Treat It

Why Is My Mollies Tail Bent and How To Treat It

There are only a handful of things that can cause your molly’s tail to be bent. It might be a bit frightening to see a molly’s tail sagging or bending downwards, or in some cases, upwards, But most of the time it’s nothing to worry about. Here are the reasons this happens and what you … Read more

What to Do With Too Many Mollies

Picture of several molly fry

Mollies are prolific breeders and it is not uncommon for aquariums housing them to be overrun with fry in a short period of time. While some aquarists enjoy raising fry as a hobby, others find themselves with more mollies than they know what to do with. If you find yourself in this situation, there are … Read more

Will Betta Fish Kill Mollies?

Bettas can be really hard fish to pair with others. They are known to be aggressive and territorial. So, the answer to your question is yes, bettas will kill mollies. Mollies are peaceful fish that do not do well with aggression in their tank mates. However, there are some things you can do to try … Read more

Do Fish Shed Their Slime Coats? Restoring a Slime Coat

The slimy coat of mucous that covers fish is crucial to their survival. This protective coating helps keep the fish moist and free from infection and allows them to move more easily through the water. A healthy fish will not shed their slime coat, but if they are stressed or ill, they may lose some … Read more

No Nitrates in Fish Tank? This is What It Means

You may be shocked to test your aquarium water and see that there are no nitrates present. There should always be trace nitrates in an aquarium, so what gives? Well, the answer is actually pretty straightforward, Let’s dive in. What causes no nitrates in an aquarium? There are a number of potential causes for no … Read more

Virgin Tank vs Ferts, c02, and Dosing, Which Is Better?

When it comes to choosing between a virgin tank and ferts, c02, and dosing, there are several factors to consider. Each option has its own benefits and drawbacks that need to be weighed before making a decision. In this article, we will explore each of these options in detail and help you decide which is … Read more

How Often Should You Feed Cory Catfish – Feeding Schedule

Looking up how often to feed cory catfish online will bring up many opinions, and most of them are ill-informed or outright wrong. How often to feed your corydoras catfish depends on a few factors, including the size of your fish and whether they are juvenile or adult fish, and how many you have in … Read more

The Ultimate Fresh Water Cherry Shrimp FAQ

I’m bombarded with so many questions about cherry shrimp, their life cycle, water parameters, compatibility and so on that I have decided to compile all the most frequently asked questions and their answers into one spot. Most of these questions are too small for a single article, So I’ve rounded up the most frequently asked … Read more

9 Reasons to Use Organic Potting Soil for Aquarium Substrate

If you’re like most aquarium enthusiasts, you want to create a healthy and natural environment for your fish and plants. One way to do this is by using organic potting soil as your substrate. In this blog post, we will discuss the top 10 reasons why you should use organic potting soil in your aquarium! … Read more

What Happens to Culled Koi: The Surprising Truth

Culling is a process that is often used in the koi-keeping and breeding businesses. It is the act of removing fish from a population in order to improve the overall quality of the stock. But what happens to those culled koi? In this post, we will explore the surprising truth about what happens to culled … Read more