What Are Water Mites? Are They Harmful?

water mites in fish tank

Water mites in your fish tank can be a worrying concern. Or it may be nothing serious at all. It depends on the specific variety of the mite you’re dealing with. One of the first things you should know about these little bugs is that they exist naturally in the aquatic ecosystem. But no aquarist … Read more

What are Bristle Worms? Are They Harmful?

Bristle Worms

Perhaps one day you came across a bristle worm in your fish tank, but without any prior knowledge, you’re now unsure what to do with it. In this article, we’ll go into detail on what bristle worms are, what impacts they can have on your tank, and what you should do about them if you … Read more

Diamondback Terrapin (malaclemys Terrapin)

Diamondback Terrapin

The Diamondback Terrapin gets its name from the diamond-shaped growth rings on the back of its shell. The word “terrapin” comes from an Algonquin word for edible turtles that live in brackish water. You can count the age of a terrapin by counting the rings on its scutes. Each scute is unique just like fingerprints … Read more

Moray Eels (Gymnothorax Funebris)

Moray Eels

While many people are familiar with the green moray, moray eels come in a range of sizes, colors, and patterns. The dark green to brown color of the green moray eel comes from a yellowish mucous that covers its blue skin to provide protection from parasites and infectious bacteria. Additionally, they are often camouflaged to … Read more

Cownose Ray(Rhinopterus Bonasus)

Cownose Ray

The rays in this tank are called Cownose rays. Cownose rays are related to sharks and skates. They get their name from their unique forehead, which resembles the nose of a cow. They are brown to olive colored. Their tails can range in length, some can be twice as long as their body. Habitat Cownose … Read more