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25 Best Blogs covering Aquariums, Aquarists, and Tropical Fish

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Blogs About Aquariums, Aquarists, and Tropical Fish

Interested in setting up a fresh water or salt water aquarium? Or maybe you are an avid aquarist ooking for new ideas for a new tank project. Searching through posts and threads on the following blogs and sites are excellent places to look.

Covering all different aspects of the fish keeping hobby from planted aquariums to complex saltwater marine environments. Learn about all the equipment necessary to maintain a reef tank and everything you would ever want to know about different fish and coral species and compatibilities.

Some sites are run by professional companies and obviously produce content to reach customers and other blogs are just dedicated aquarium hobbyists that are purely interested in sharing their knowledge, pictures, and videos with those that are interested. There is value in both so the following is a mix of valuable sites for the hobby.

List of 25 Blogs about Aquariums

These blogs are not listed in any particular order and will all be great reads if you are interested in learning more about fish keeping and developing an awesome aquarium.

1. This site is a compilation of articles and pictures about planted aquariums and any person interested in setting up a planted tank looking for interesting ideas should check it out. The detail is amazing.

2. The Tropical Fish Magazine blogs and yes they have several aquarium and tropical fish related blogs are excellent. The topics include: Adventures in Aquascaping, Breeders Challenge, Aquatic News, TFH Extras, Aquatic Books, Aquatic Videos, Featured Products, and Industry News. This is a more formal publication with in-depth articles on all topics.

3. This site is focused on aquascaping news, guidance and tips related to aquascaping freshwater planted aquariums. Most of the information detailed in this site reflects the wealth of information coming out of Japan in regards to a freshwater planted aquariums. The pictures in this site are amazing for getting ideas on building a beautiful tank.

4. The Saltwater Aquarium Online Guide aims to have lots of information pertinent to the saltwater enthusiast.

5. Aquarists online is simply a saltwater-focused aquarium blog. The main categories include Care, Conservation, Equipment, Livestock, DIY, and Problems. The pictures of the saltwater fish are extremely nice on this site.

6. is produced by and they have 8 authors total that write about kinds of different topics related to tropical fish keeping.

7. Reef Builders is focused on assisting saltwater aquarium hobbyist to develop their marine environments into exquisite reefs. Lots of in depth equipment analysis and species details.

8. Covers all different topics with occasional articles on freshwater, saltwater, reef aquariums, nano reefs. There is also a cool photo and video sections.

9. Freshwater planted aquarium blog covering all aspect of growing freshwater plants and healthy ecosystems to support fish.

10. Aquarium Bliss is focused on Building, Stocking, Caring for and enjoying your aquarium. Articles tend to be geared more towards the new aquarist.

11. An Aquatic Obsession - Cause One Tank is not enough. Has awesome pictures and details about fish tanks and setting up fresh water and saltwater environments.

12. Aquadoc is a page dedicated to aquatic flora and fauna. Unique plants are discussed with detailed pictures as well as reviews and pictures of fish species that are great for tanks.

13. Aquarium Keeper while taking a short break from posting has lots of articles and great pictures about all kinds of fish species.

14. Aquatic Gardener's Asscoiation is an international nonprofit organization of aquatic plant enthusiasts, which appeals to both beginners and experienced hobbyists alike. The AGA publishes a (paper) quarterly journal called The Aquatic Gardener (or TAG), the only English-language journal devoted to aquarium plants and planted aquaria.

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15. Aquanerd is a Reef aquarium and Saltwater hobbyist blog. The blog has several contributors providing unique perspectives on aquarium keeping.

16. The Little Green Corner is focused on the aquarist world and even covers those that compete against one another to develop the most beautiful aquarium settings through building planted tanks. The pictures of the tanks created by contests are just phenomenal and an inspiration to both newbies and veteran aquarists.

17. The Blog Mollie is connected with the San Francisco Aquarium and covers lots of relevant information about the San Francisco aquarium and the fish-keeping community in the Bay area. If you are in California this is a great place to check out for interesting events and activities you may want to participate in San Francisco.

18. How to Breed Tropical Fish - Well it's pretty self-explaining. This blog is purely focused on helping and educating about the practice of breeding tropical fish. In-depth articles discuss the mating habits of different fish and how to develop the right environment to encourage successful tropical fish breeding.

19. Saltwater Fish Beginners has lots of great education for beginners in the hobby. From how to pick the right fish for your tank to how to feed your fish properly this aquarium blog can help steer you in the right direction for the saltwater novice as the learning curve is steeper with salt than fresh.

20. Mac's Discus is dedicated to caring for and enjoying a tank full of discus fish, a particularly interesting species of tropical fish. Discus requires a little bit additional attention than some species and are known for having a strong following among hobbyists due to the impressive colorful designs swimming through their aquariums.

21. Betta Fish Blogs contains Hundreds of Betta Fish care articles and is the destination anyone with a Betta fish should check out. Bettas are a common fish and are found in most pet stores often in a small bowl, these colorful fish are great for starting out or when your tank size is limited a Betta will still be alright.

22. Fish Tank Advisor Learn the details for fish tanks, ponds, and all the equipment necessary to run anything from a small tank to a multi-thousand-gallon outdoor pond. All the basic topics and in-depth expert knowledge to broaden your aquarist skills.

23. Rate My Fish Tank while being less of a blog, it does have articles and is just a great place to check out user-submitted photos and interact with others that are very interested in creating an amazing environment for their favorite fishy friends to swim around in. There is always a Fish Tank of the day to stare at in amazement.

24. The Skeptical Aquarist goes deep into the various planted plant options that someone might be able to include in an aquarium. If you are looking for new plant ideas take some time to look through all of the random articles posted.

25. All About Aquarium Fish contains just about anything you need to know that is related to aquarium fish keeping. This site has beginner articles as well as very advanced articles and fish species information. Topics on the home page include Fish Species, General Information, Aquarium Supplies, Maintenance & Set-Up, and Aquarium Fish Disease.

How to Take Care of Fish

Learning how to take care of fish properly and by species is very important. Make sure and find a blog or site that has someone that has a passion for keeping the same species that you have in your aquarium at home. If you are thinking of starting a new tank do a little research from one of the resources above and make an amazing saltwater or freshwater environment.

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Yawar Nawaz on February 14, 2017:

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k j on July 08, 2012:

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CZCZCZ (author) from Oregon on January 23, 2012:

Thanks for the comment, there are a lot of great blogs out there so thanks for including another one.

freshmarketing from Manchester, England on January 23, 2012:

hey you missed :-s

Ms._Info from New Jersey on January 09, 2012:

There surely are a lot to choose from! It's always nice to find new blogs to read so thank you for posting this list.

CZCZCZ (author) from Oregon on September 19, 2011:

Thanks for adding it to post, there are a lot out there sorry for missing your favorite.

Pomacanthus on September 19, 2011:

You completely missed Advanced Aquarist:

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