Freshwater Tank

Setting up a freshwater tank gives you the ability to enjoy various species of fish and aquatic plants in your aquariumBring the beautiful flora and fauna of rivers, streams, and lakes into your home! Setting up a freshwater tank gives you the ability to enjoy various species of fish and aquatic plants in your aquarium, with less need for expensive equipment and heavy-duty maintenance. Petguide.com has the scoop on biotope tanks, fish-only tanks or planted tanks and how to set them up, so get your fish in row and learn all about freshwater aquariums!

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not true that only saltwater fish species are colorful and vibrant. Find out which spectacular species you can get for your new aquarium, such as Oscars, cichlids, bettas, and discus. Petguide.com has guides on choosing the right fish for your tank and its ecosystem, and expert insights into keeping your fish healthy and happy.

Ready to move on from a fish-only tank? Read about plants that thrive in freshwater aquariums and get some useful tips on decorating and maintain your new planted tank. For even more amazing underwater greenery, make sure to visit the Aquatic Plants section as well! After you create an extraordinary oasis in your aquarium, you can spice things up with a curious critter that will make your tank look even more stunning- you’ll find guides on the best candidates over at our Invertebrates blog.

If you already have a formed tank, or just want to be prepared in advance, Petguide.com also offers extensive resources on aquarium maintenance and care. Check out our tips on keeping the tank clean, choosing the right substrate and avoiding common mistakes that could harm your flora and fauna. Get information on all those pesky pests that lurk in tanks- and how to successfully eliminate them.

With Petguide.com’s experts there to you help through every step of the process, setting up and maintaining a freshwater tank will be a breeze!