Thanks for taking the time to visit my site about tropical fish care.
My name is Jack Dempsey, and I created this website to help beginners avoid the biggest mistakes and teach them how to look after tropical fish the right way.
Did you know that most beginners and even experienced aquarists don’t know how to care for tropical fish properly?
I’ve been taking care of tropical fish since I was five years old. Now in my forties with two children of my own, I’m sharing my love for the hobby with them.
You might notice that my homepage sucks, well guess what I’m a fishkeeper, not a web designer, I like looking after tropical fish not staring at a computer all day. Sorry about that but it’s the best I could do.
For a 10-gallon fish tank, it’s recommended to use approximately 10-15 pounds of gravel. This amount provides sufficient substrate for the tank, ensuring a healthy environment for your fish and plants. Additionally, maintaining a depth of about one to two inches of gravel is ideal, with deeper beds being beneficial for planted tanks. However, it’s … Read more
GloFish have varied lifespans depending on the species, with an average range of 2-3 years for Bettas and up to 13 years for Rainbow sharks. Here are the lifespans of the different types of GloFish: Author Recent Posts Follow MeJack DempseyOwner Tropical Fish Care Guides at Tropical Fish Care GuidesJack has spent the last 10 … Read more
Here are some common types of aquarium-safe paint: These are just a few examples of common aquarium-safe paints. It’s important to research and ensure that any paint used in an aquarium is non-toxic, fully cured, and appropriate for the intended application. Author Recent Posts Follow MeJack DempseyOwner Tropical Fish Care Guides at Tropical Fish Care … Read more
When it comes to creating a captivating aquarium, selecting the perfect centerpiece fish is paramount. In a recent conversation with an expert from Tropical Fish Care Guides, we explored some excellent options for a 75-gallon planted cichlid/community tank. Let’s delve into our chat and discover the top contenders for this essential role. The Quest for … Read more
Jack has spent the last 10 years writing online about fish and aquariums. He has more than 30 years of experience as an aquarist and fishkeeper.He is an expert in setting up new tanks, breeding, maintaining, and keeping planted freshwater habitats. Jack is currently interested in marine biology, and veterinary science.His goal is to help beginners avoid the biggest mistakes when getting started. If you find something helpful please share it on your favorite social network. If you need help with anything send Jack a question. You can also find Jack writing for Backyardalpha.com