Fish Blog

If you’re looking to swim with the big fish… or the small fish… or anything in between, our in-depth Fish Blog section covers everything an avid aquarist needs to know.

Covering all types of aquarium tanks, to cool and interesting ideas for your next fishy endeavor, wdreview.com’s Fish Blog is the perfect spot for experienced and beginner fish enthusiasts alike. We cover the various aspects of fish keeping as a hobby – from simple planted tanks to complex marine environments, as well as aquarium fish and their compatibility with other species. Dive right into the fascinating world of aquariums!

If you are in need for some tips and ideas on decorating your fish tank with beautiful plants, make sure to hop on over to our Aquatic Plants section. In case you have a saltwater tank and want to create a unique environment for its inhabitants, Coral Reefing is definitely an option worth looking into. Reef tanks are not only great for the fish but a magnificent centerpiece for your home as well! Depending on the type of water in your tank, you will also find invaluable advice and how-to guides in our Freshwater and Saltwater blog chapters, or useful reviews of aquarium equipment in our Fish Products section of the blog.

Wondering about adding a new creature into your aquarium? Read up on our aquarium fish species recommendations, or head on over to our Invertebrates blog, to find out how to chose, introduce and care for various marine critters, including species such as crabs, clams, starfish, and much more.

Create a stunning miniature ecosystem in your aquarium. wdreview.com’s Fish blog has all the resources you’ll need to create, decorate and maintain a gorgeous fish tank, as well as guides on choosing and caring for aquarium fish and other aquatic creatures that will inhabit it!

Best Aquarium Protein Skimmers

Keeping your aquarium water clean and clear is essential for the health and wellness of your tank inhabitants.Here are our top picks for the best aquarium protein skimmers.

How to Properly Acclimate New Fish in the Aquarium

When it comes to aquariums, how you add new fish to your tank is important to their safety and well being. Tips for acclimatizing fish to your aquarium.

Readers’ Picks: Top 12 Live Amano Shrimp Buys

Who knew that Amazon was a great place to buy live shrimp? From start to drop off, happy customers are reporting no casualties en route.

The Best Aquarium Sand

What are you decorating the bottom of your tank with? We've got some ideas - here's the best aquarium sand on the market.

Expand Your Saltwater Tank With a Refugium

Want tag on a new addition to your saltwater tank? With a refugium, you can add greater water capacity to your main tank for a host of benefits.

10 Essentials You Always Need in Your Fish Room

Wonder what the pros keep in their fish rooms? They've shared their tips with us, and we're passing along the 10 essentials you need in your fish room.

Top 3 Substrates to Use in Planted Aquariums

The key to the perfect planted tank is to get the balance between fish and plant needs just right. The solution is finding the ideal type of substrate.

Ich or White Spot Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

One of the most common diseases affecting aquarium fish, Ich or White Spot Disease is highly contagious. More about the causes, symptoms and treatment.

Best Sponge Filters for Aquariums

Sponge filters provide mechanical filtration and, over time, may provide biological filtration as well.

What You Need to Know About Feeding Your Fish

A healthy fish aquarium starts with the right nutrition. There are many types of fish food on the market – which one should you choose? When it comes t…

The Dish on Discus

Aquariums with discus are visually stunning, but many have stayed away from this fish because of its complicated care. But it's easier than you think!

How to Safely Clean Your Tank and Aquarium Decorations

If you're sprucing up your tank with aquarium dcor, it's going to need to be cleaned. Here's how to do it without endangering your fishes' environment.

Growing and Propagating Your Own Coral

Feel like fragging? If you want to propagate your own coral, you sure do! This cost-effective practice lets you grow your own coral.

The Best Aquarium Thermometers

Keeping your tank water at the perfect temperature is extremely important. That's why you need the best aquarium thermometer for your tank.

Cute But Deadly: The Truth About Fish Bowls

They may be compact and stylish, but there's nothing cute about fish bowls. Small space and toxic water conditions are just a few of things wrong with them.

Best Color-Enhancing Fish Food

The most focal part of your tank is your fish, so you want them looking their best. Keep them vibrant with the best color-enhancing fish food.

Take a Walk On the Wild Side of Bettas

Take a walk on the wild side! You know about bettas, but do you know about wild betta fish? Let's look at wild bettas that can be kept in an aquarium.

4 Best Types of Lighting Systems for Planted Aquariums

Got light? The right lights on your aquarium can not only make your tank shine, but it's also necessary component for plants to thrive.

Best Light Fixtures for a Planted Tank

Bring out the best in your vibrant aquarium with the right lights. Here's our guide to the best light fixtures for a planted tank.

Pet-Sitter Loses Fight for $1M in Damages After Bad Yelp Review

Great news for honest reviews. A Texas pet-sitting company's $1 million lawsuit against clients who gave it a 1-star Yelp review has been thrown out.

Coral Reef-Safe Fish Species for Saltwater Tanks

Pairing the right fish with the right coral makes for a vibrant and healthy aquarium. Here's what saltwater fish will enjoy your coral reef tank.

Best Reef Aquarium Supplements

There are unique challenges to keeping a reef aquarium. To properly maintain this type of tank, you need the right reef aquarium supplements.

Mail Call: The Ins and Outs of Shipping and Receiving Fish

If you can't go to the fish, perhaps the fish can come to you. Here are the essentials of shipping and receiving fish through the mail.

Betta Leaf Hammock is the Perfect Fit for Any Tank

Researchers suggest keeping bettas happy by housing them in large, landscaped tanks. This hammock is a great addition to any enclosure.

Conditioning Your Fish Tank With Seachem Prime

To remove chlorine from tap water so that it's safe for your aquarium, you'll need a prime water conditioner. And Seachem Prime is what the pros recommend.

How To Speak Fish: More Than Just Blowing Bubbles

You may not hear it, but your fish have a way of talking to each other. Even though they don't make a sound, their actions speak louder than words!

Which is the Best Choice: Canister Vs Hang-On Filters?

One of the most important pieces of equipment you'll need for your aquarium is a filter. The canister or hang-on filter - which one is best for your needs?

Top 3 Most Popular Types of Aquarium Filters

You know that you need a filter to keep your aquarium clean. Did you know that certain types of tanks need a filter that'll get the job done right?

Top 5 Freshwater Fish Species for Planted Tanks

Now that you've got your planted tank set up, it's time to stock it with fish. You can't go wrong with these five freshwater fish species.

Setting a Schedule for Routine Tank Maintenance

Aquariums need to be maintained regularly - it's essential to keeping your fish healthy and your tank looking its best.

Best Medications for Treating Aquarium Fish Diseases

Just like any pet, fish can get sick too. But how can you fight illness in your tank? Here's our list of the best medications for treating aquarium fish diseases.

Radiant Reef: A Rainbow of Hard Coral

An underwater, eye-dazzling view! Available in all the colors of the rainbow, hard corals can turn your tank into a brilliant spectrum of wonder.

Product Review: AquaMaxx HOB Protein Skimmer

Let us clarify how important a quality protein skimmer is to your tank. We give the AquaMaxx HOB Protein Skimmer a spin in our aquarium.

Aquarium Biology 101: Anatomy of a Fish

We all know that a fish has gills and fins... but there's more to them than just a few basic parts. Get ready for our crash course in "Anatomy of a Fish."

Best Aquarium Power Filters

When you're stocking your aquarium, don't forget about the right filtration for your tank. Here are our picks for the best aquarium power filters.

Aquarium Snails: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

What starts out as a small nuisance may end up becoming a "Snail Apocalypse!" Here's how these visitors get into your aquarium and what you can do about it.

Join the Club: The Eastern Betta Society

Want to join like-minded fish enthusiasts near you? The Eastern Betta Society in an online community where you can log in and talk betta!

Go Green With EcoQube Air, the World’s First Desktop Greenhouse For

Kickstarter has the coolest products - look at the EcoQube Air. Grow a garden on your desktop and use your smartphone to control the greenhouse's settings!

Aquarium Heating: Submersible Vs. Hang-on Heaters

Unless your aquarium only houses goldfish, you're going to need a tank heater. But should you go with a submersible or a hang-on heater?

Best LED Aquarium Lighting Systems

What is the one thing that can immediately transform the look of a home aquarium? The right LED aquarium lighting system.

6 Popular Aquarium Fish You Need To Avoid

Just because a fish is readily available, it doesn't mean you should keep it in your own aquarium. Here are six fish that shouldn't be in your tank.

Coral Reefing: Choosing Soft or Hard Coral

When it comes to making a choice between soft or hard, it's not just a question for tacos. For coal reefing, are you going to go with soft or hard coral?

Best Aquarium Pumps

Pump it up! To improve the lives of your fish, you need to invest in the right equipment. Here are our top picks for the best aquarium pumps.

The Bobbit Worm: Your Saltwater Tank’s Loch Ness Monster

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into your tank, your saltwater fish start disappearing! A devious worm may be at the center of this mystery.

Best Aquarium Supplies for Biological Filtration

Balance is the key to a healthy aquarium and filtration plays a major role. That's why you need know about the best aquarium supplies for biological filtration.

Understanding the Basics of Freshwater Aquarium Lighting

The right lights make all the difference to your freshwater aquarium. Offering much more than just illumination, aquarium lighting helps feed your plants.

Top 8 Best Aquarium Plants for Beginners

Welcome to the wonderful world of planted tanks! If you're just getting started, we've made a list of eight aquarium plants that are great for beginners.

4 Popular Cryptocoryne Species for Your Planted Tank

Lush and colorful, the Cryptocoryne species is a popular pick for planted tank enthusiasts. Why not add these vibrant aquatic plants to your tank?

Best Freeze-Dried Fish Foods

We're going to explore the subject of freeze-dried fish food in greater depth. You'll learn how to choose freeze-dried fish food, how best to feed it, and our top picks.

Best Natural-Looking Aquarium Decorations

When decorating your aquarium, you may want to create a look inspired by nature. We've picked out some of the best natural-looking aquarium decorations.

Best Aquarium Filter Media

There are parts of your aquarium that work behind the scenes to ensure that it works properly. Here's how to choose the best aquarium filter media for your tank.

Best Aquarium Heaters for Tropical Fish

Just because you don't live in the tropics, it doesn't mean you can't have a tropical tank. Here are our picks for the best aquarium heaters for tropical fish.

Planted Tank Trend: Meet the Bucephelandra

Get on the Bucephelandra bandwagon. The latest trend in aquariums, Buce can turn your tank into colorful oasis and the centerpiece of your home.

Fishy Secrets Revealed: The Pros’ Most Embarrassing Stories

We all have those forehead-slapping moments when we make a stupid mistake. Hey, not to worry - even the most seasoned of fish pros have made a few missteps.

The 5 Stimulating Spawning Methods of Fish

The spawning habits of aquarium fish are fascinating. When it comes to reproducing, fish fall into one of these five spawning types.

Best Aquarium Filters for a Beginner Tank

An aquarium filter is an important part of your tank's water quality. Choosing the right one for your first tank is vital - here's our list of the best aquarium filters for a beginner tank.

Why You’ll Want to Add Mystery Snails to Your Aquarium

Mystery snails are a welcome addition to an aquarium. Colorful and community oriented, these crustaceans will clean up after themselves and tank mates.

Best 10 Gallon Fish Tanks

Getting a 10 gallon fish tank is an excellent starting point as it is not overwhelmingly big or too challenging. Take a look at he best 10 gallon aquariums!

How to Handle Stress in Aquarium Fish

It may seem like they're care-free, but aquarium fish can suffer from stress. Here's what you need to look for and what to do if it happens to your fish.

Best Saltwater Aquarium Kit

A saltwater aquarium kit lets you create a gorgeous tank without much hassle - they contain everything you need to get started.