Triops Aquarium Care: Hatching, Tank Setup & Diet (Complete Guide 2020)

Tadpole Shrimps

Triops, usually called Dinosaur Shrimp, Shield Shrimp or Tadpole Shrimp, have seen the dinosaurs and giant mammals go into extinction. They continued to live in bodies of freshwater and eventually became our pets. Their ability to withstand the test of time is the reason why people call them “living fossils.” And you can easily take … Read more

Culturing Daphnia: Setup, Harvesting, and Maintaining

Culturing Daphnia

These crustaceans are sometimes called water fleas, due to the constant, characteristic hopping motion they make. There are numerous species of cladocerans (the group of crustaceans to which these creatures belong), but for the sake of simplicity, I will use the terms “daphnia” or “water fleas” when I refer to them collectively. Hobbyists culture only … Read more

Peacock Mantis Shrimp: Care, Behaviour, Diet, Breed and Reproduce

Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Although Peacock Mantis Shrimps are kind of special (because of their looks and behavior), they really aren’t that much bigger than other types of shrimps. How big is a mantis shrimp? Peacock mantis shrimp size can be anywhere from 1 to 7 inches. They are not even scary-looking (as far as size is concerned). They … Read more

13 Freshwater Aquarium Shrimp – Best Shrimp For Your Tank

Freshwater Aquarium Shrimp

Shrimp can make a great addition to your freshwater aquarium or in a standalone tank of their own. There are a ton of different species of shrimp out there and many of them come in really brilliant gorgeous colors, that can really pop in your aquarium. They tend to do best in heavily planted aquariums. … Read more

Fiddler Crab: Care, Food, Tank Mates, Habitat, and Tank Setup

Fiddler Crab Care

In the wild, fiddler crab lives in areas with lots of coverage. This means that coarse rocks like lava rocks and other natural caves are needed. A tank size minimum of 5.5 gallons will suit three small fiddler crabs; two females, one male. Care Level Easy Temperature 75-85° F KH 12-30 pH 8.0-8.3 Maximum size … Read more

Water Parameters Needed For Shrimp: Temperature, KH, pH & TDS

Water Parameters Needed for Shrimp Breeding Temperature, Kh, Ph

Before we start, we need to clarify the shrimp species that you would like to breed. You basically get three types of shrimp. Their common names are Neocaridina, Caridina shrimp, and Sulawesi shrimp. Some of them require different conditions to breed. Freshwater Shrimp Species To achieve these conditions, you need to find out what shrimp … Read more

Freshwater Aquarium Snails: Types of Snails You Can Add to Your Tank

Caring for Snails in a Freshwater Aquarium

Freshwater snails have become a very common part of many aquariums and people often pet them. If you are planning on keeping freshwater snails in your aquarium then you must understand that this is going to be an adventure worth experiencing. Freshwater aquarium snails types Image Type Diet Water conditions Maximum size Japanese Trapdoor (Viviparus … Read more

Thai Devil Crab Care and 5 Other Freshwater Aquarium Crabs

6 Freshwater Aquarium Crabs & Caring Guide

You might have been wondering about having a few freshwater crabs and kept them as pets in your aquarium, well, wonder no more. We have come up with answers to all of your questions regarding crabs. Whether you wanted to know about how are they supposed to be taken care of or which crabs should … Read more