Freshwater Aquarium Fish Guide For Freshwater Fish Hobbyists

Welcome to the freshwater aquarium fish guide where you can learn how to set up, keep, and maintain freshwater aquarium fish.

Go at your own pace and if you have questions don't hesitate to visit the FORUM to ask a question. There are always lots of friendly members online to help out with your questions.

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Freshwater Aquarium Fish and Aquarium Plant Profiles

Freshwater Fish
Profiles of the more common freshwater tropical fish.
Aquarium Plant Profiles

Aquarium Plants
Freshwater aquarium plant profiles.
Aquarium Setup

Aquarium Setup Guides
A list of all the aquarium setup articles.

Freshwater Aquarium Setup

How To Set Up A Freshwater Aquarium
Provides information for those new to the tropical fish hobby on how to set up their first freshwater aquarium for freshwater fish.

How To Setup A Quarantine Tank
How to setup a quarantine tank and why you need to have one ready. Do you really need one for freshwater fish?

Small Tropical Fish Tank Setup
Gives information on how to increase your chances of success in keeping tropical fish when you have a small bowl or aquarium. This article was mainly written for freshwater fish hobbyists.

Why Set Up a Fish Tank?
Article about the common aquarium types as well as reasons for keeping a fish tank in your home.

Freshwater Aquarium Equipment

Aquarium Equipment List of all the aquarium equipment articles.

Aquarium Calculator
A calculator for common aquarium conversions.

Aquarium Water Test Kits
Information on freshwater fish tank test kits.

Fish Books
Reading books related to the freshwater aquarium hobby is a great way to stay on top of the latest trends in aquarium keeping and they are great for getting up to speed quickly.

Activated Carbon
What is activated carbon and should I use it in my freshwater aquarium?

Reverse Osmosis and Deionization
An article that explains Reverse Osmosis and Deionization and whether or not you really need one for your aquarium.

UV Sterilizer Information
Information on UV sterilizers such as what they do and whether or not you really need one.

Aquarium Lighting Information
An introductory article into the many types of aquarium lighting available for fish only, planted and reef tanks. What kind of lighting do you need in your freshwater fish tank?

Algae Scraper
DIY article on how to create a homemade algae scraper for glass tanks.

More Freshwater Aquarium Articles

Freshwater Fish Disease
Provides descriptions and treatment options for common freshwater fish diseases.

The Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle
A description of the important cycle that must take place in any freshwater tropical fish aquarium. If you have a freshwater fish tank that is recently setup and your fish are dropping like flies, please read this article.

Fish Food
One of the most important pieces to the puzzle is to get your fish eating the proper foods.

Fish FAQs
This is a list of questions and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding aquariums and aquarium fish.

Aquarium Plants
Keeping plants in your freshwater aquarium can be very beneficial. Read on to find out more.

Fish Anatomy
Knowing the fish body parts can be very helpful when trying to get help for fish issues.

Fish Breeding
Want to take your hobby to the next level? Try your hand at fish breeding!

Fish Articles
This is another section of general interest aquarium keeping articles.

How To Acclimate Tropical Fish To Your Tank
Discusses various methods on introducing new fish to your tank. This article explains a few different methods for acclimating freshwater fish to your aquarium.

Aquarium Algae Control
So you have an algae problem in your freshwater aquarium. Why is it happening and how do you rid your fish tank of it? Read this article.

Good First Tropical Fish
Gives a list of some of the more hardy tropical fish to start with. These tropical fish can withstand a wide range of water parameters and are easy to care for.

Cloudy Aquarium Water
Information on a very common thing that many new fish keepers experience, cloudy aquarium water. Provides information of some of the causes of white and green cloudy aquarium water and ways you can fix it.

Aquarium Water Chemistry
Information on some of the aquarium water terms that you may encounter. We try to keep it simple.

Tropical Fish Tips & Hints
Tips and hints aimed at helping out the newbie to freshwater fish keeping.

Going on Vacation - What to do with your Aquarium and Fish
Lucky dog you, but what should we do about our fish tank while on vacation?

Aquarium Aquascape Design Ideas
Get some tips on and ideas for one of the best parts of setting up a new tank.

Tank Maintenance
An article on the importance of proper aquarium maintenance along with a list of things to do on a regular basis with your tank.

Aquarium Types
Explains the various aquarium styles and types that are commonly available to hobbyists.

Freshwater vs. Saltwater Aquarium
An article on the differences between a saltwater and a freshwater aquarium. Costs, equipment and maintenance issues are discussed.

Fish Keeping for Beginners is a 4 part series of beginner articles written for the monthly magazine: