Category Archives: Other Freshwater Fish

Four months ago I got two albino longfin bristlenose plecos (Flotsam and Jetsam). They were only 3 months old when I got them; still much too young to tell whether they were male or female. But as they’ve grown up, I noticed only one was developing the characteristic bristles that males have. So, as luck […]

My new Black Phantom Tetras and Albino Longfin Bristlenose Plecos have been in quarantine for 6 weeks and have shown no signs of disease, so it’s time to introduce them into the 90 gallon discus tank! Watch as I do one last “scrape and scope” on the new fish to make sure they have no […]

I realized that you guys haven’t had an update on my new discus in three months… can that possibly be right?! WOW, time flies! In this video, you’ll find out how I overcame their initial shyness, what changes I have made to the tank, what their favorite food is, and what new fish I have […]

It’s finally time for the update on my new 90 gallon aquarium that you’ve all been waiting for! Today I’ll reveal what fish I’m putting in my new tank. You guys have been following along in the setup of this tank from the very beginning, from my initial visit to my local fish store in […]

I never thought I would keep anything other than goldfish, but while my goldfish aren’t going anywhere, I think there’s room in my fish keeping hobby for other types of fish too! This week, join me as I get my brand new 90 gallon aquarium ready for my new mystery fish by setting up the […]

I never thought I would keep anything except goldfish. And, while my goldfish aren’t going anywhere, lately I’ve been thinking that maybe I DO want to keep other types of fish as well. So I’m setting up a brand new 90 gallon aquarium in my living room (this is officially the biggest glass tank I’ve […]

You guys… ostracods get out of control fast! If you don’t know what ostracods (aka seed shrimp) are, then check out my blog post about them here. On top of that, I also had quite a bit of green spot algae that was tough to clean off the glass without taking the driftwood out of […]

A couple of weeks ago I noticed some tiny dots swimming around in my betta tank, clinging to the aquarium walls, hanging out on the driftwood, and even burrowing between the grains of sand in my aquarium substrate. What are they? They’re Seed Shrimp! Also called Ostracoda, Seed Shrimp are not truly shrimp, but rather […]

Hey everyone, happy Tuesday! I usually upload videos on Fridays, but this week I’m doing a video and blog post today in addition to my regular Friday videos. Many of you have been asking me to upload more than just one video per week, so whenever possible, I’m going to give it my best effort. […]

Several of you have noticed a little desktop aquarium in the background of some of my videos. Don’t worry, I did not cram a goldfish into a desktop aquarium… I got a betta fish! I have admired dumbo (also called elephant ear) bettas for a long time because of their oversized pectoral fins that look […]