The Basics Of Aquarium Keeping: Clownfish

Clownfish hiding in an anemones

We are all familiar with clownfish, most likely because of the popularity of Pixar’s movie “Finding Nemo.” It is probably for that reason that beginner fish keepers like to have them in their aquarium. The good news is that even for beginners, clownfish are among the easiest fish to have in a saltwater aquarium. What … Read more

How long do clownfish live?

An average clownfish living in captivity will survive for 3-5 years. In the wild this would be considered a younger fish as their life span can reach 10+ years. The most common cause of a short lifespan in captivity is death due to stress. If you or I feel stressed it’s not that big of … Read more

Can you reuse aquarium gravel? Is it safe?

An image of brown diatome algae in a fish tank

It’s time to change your aquarium gravel again! What a pain! But should I really buy new gravel or can you reuse aquarium gravel? In short, Yes you can reuse your old aquarium gravel. Buying gravel over and over again is expensive so why do it? Save your money and check out the instructions below. … Read more

Is colored aquarium gravel safe?

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This is a great question that seemingly has not been addressed often online. I know because I looked it up when I started preparing this article. That in itself is strange given how often I’ve heard it asked before. It’s natural that people would be asking themselves this question. One begs to wonder why it’s … Read more