Do Danios Have to Be In a School? Are Danios Schooling Fish?

Do danios have to be in a school to be happy and are they even considered a schooling fish to begin with? These are questions many danio owners ask when looking for how many they need to stock their tanks with. The answer is actually complex. Are danios schooling fish? By definition, Danios ARE schooling … Read more

Will Danios Eat Ghost Shrimp? Can They Live Together?

Are you getting your new tank ready and now you need to decide on what to stock it with? Danios are nice fish, And ghost shrimp always go over well in a new tank right? Well, you need to know if the two are going to be compatible, or will danios eat ghost shrimp? Will … Read more

Do Zebra Danios Have Scales

Do zebra danios have scales? You might need this information if you’re looking to treat them with certain medications due to the fact that some medications can’t be used on armored, rather than scaled fish. Yes, Zebra danios, along with all other cyprinids (i.e. goldfish, koi, barbs) do have scales. You can see them if … Read more

Can Hermit Crabs Get Ich?

Can crabs get ich? Is that something you need to be concerned about when adding them to your new aquarium? This article explains the complicated relationship between ich and the hermit crab (or any other crab for that matter). Technically speaking, Hermit crabs can’t get ich. Ich has no interest in infecting crabs because they … Read more

Can You Use Aquarium Gravel for Hermit Crabs?

Setting up a new Hermit Crab enclosure? It’s important to know exactly what substrate you need to keep them happy, and healthy. Is aquarium gravel safe for hermit crabs? And if so, What kind should you be using? Note: This article will discuss both aquatic and land-type hermit crabs. It’s important you know the difference … Read more

Are Guppies Bottom Feeders

Guppies are adorable quirky little fish. I consider them the puppies of the fish world the way they approach your hand and show a lot of curiosity. Just like puppies, they can also be trained (on purpose or accidentally) to do some strange things, like feeding off the bottom of the tank. But are guppies … Read more

Do Corydoras Play Dead And How To Tell If They Are Dead

Do catfish play dead, Or is my corydoras catfish actually dead? Can corydoras play dead sometimes? These are questions that crop up quite often from new corydoras keepers. Usually, they come asking these questions in a panic because it appears their corydoras have died for no reason at all! So let’s put your mind at … Read more