A new post I am working on… Thought I would make my notes public and create a handy list of all the fishkeeping sites and aquarium blogs I’ve found so far. Have I missed any good ones?
Reef Central is an aquarium and coral information site, where marine hobbyists from beginners to advanced can exchange their knowledge.
What We Love: Reef Central has an excellent fishkeeping community forum! You’re sure to find fellow fishkeeping hobbyists with interests in common. They also have some calculators that are accurate and easy to use. Very useful for when you are aquascaping or planning a tank.
About: Joseph Caparatta is the owner of UniqueCorals. He worked in the marine aquarium industry for over two decades. During his studies, he traveled, lectured, and learned as much as possible about fishkeeping.
What We Love: Unique Corals has excellent, clear photos and endless advice on aquarium equipment. They have a web series called Water Box Battle, where people compete to make the best aquascaping in a small tank. Go check it out!
Bulk Reef Supply by Andrew Duneman and Ryan Batcheller
About: Bulk Reef Supply, founded in 2007 by two friends, Ryan Batcheller, and Andrew Duneman, spend their time and effort to give helpful aquarium equipment solutions and sales to fishkeepers.
What We Love: Bulk Reef Supply has helpful tips and tricks for keeping your fish happy. They have an excellent youtube channel full of fishkeeping videos, plus much more!
About: JBJ Aquariums is an online marine aquarium company. They sell almost everything you need to start a tank. Including user guides, a great support center, and lots more helpful features.
What We Love: The amount of photos and range of products JBJ Aquariums have is awe-inspiring! Their blog keeps you up to date with everything going on in the company, plus useful information.
Reef Bum by Keith Berkelhamer
About: Keith Berkelhamer founded ReefBum, and his goal is to help the average marine hobbyist create the perfect tank. Keith shares his knowledge through photos and aquarium broadcasts videos. He hopes to inspire the world of marine hobbyists.
What We Love: Reefbum often shares helpful and interesting articles on aquarium help. Keith also has a page including the different aquarium equipment he uses for his tanks.
Reef Builders by Ryan Gripp
About: Reef Builders, founded by Ryan Gripp in 2006, focuses on the marine industry of keeping saltwater tanks.
What We Love: They have fascinating articles full of facts on types of marine life in different places. There are also a ton of videos, from tank showcases to everything you need to know about a species of animal.
About: Reefs.com is an online fish and coral forum including information on Reef Care for beginners and advanced aquarists, with reef equipment advice, DIY projects, and more!
What We Love: Reefs.com have an excellent fish forum and exciting marine news. This is a place where you can always learn something new! An excellent magazine and an app for your phone are some of the many great features.
About: AquaNerd posts about ocean discoveries, equipment notices, a gallery full of all their favorite aquarium events, and more!
What We Love: They have excellent posts on aquarium equipment info. Also quite a few hilarious aquarium memes! Well worth a look if you need a laugh. 🙂
Saltwater Aquarium Blog by Al Ulrich
About: Saltwater Aquarium Blog is an online guide to creating the perfect saltwater aquarium. They’ve got fact files on saltwater fish, tank guides/aquarium setup, and an aquarium book series.
What We Love: Plenty of helpful aquarium equipment reviews. Also lots of amusing articles about the author’s experiences as a fishkeeper.
Melevs Reef by Marc Levenson
About: Marc “Melev” Levenson founded Melev’s Reef and has been an aquarium hobbyist since 1998. He talks about his experiences on his blog. He also loves Scuba diving and exploring natural coral reefs.
What We Love: Melev’s Reef is full of great articles, including equipment reviews, and info and facts on Mark’s tanks.
Mad Hatters Reef by Jeff Hesketh
About: Mad Hatter’s Reef was created by Jeff Hesketh, who aims to provide useful information about installing and maintaining saltwater aquariums.
What We Love: Jeff has great facts on fish species, articles of his experiences, and a helpful guide for aquarium set up.
Saltwater Aquarium Advice by Andrej Brummer
About: Andrej Brummer is a biological scientist who has a great interest in the world of marine animals and plants. He grew up in New Zealand and Australia, and there learned a love for ocean conservation and aquarium keeping.
What We Love: Saltwater Aquarium Advice has vibrant, clear pictures, and lots of excellent aquarium advice, including maintaining your coral, disease solutions, and other helpful topics.
Saltwater Smarts by Chris Aldrich and Jeff Kurtz
About: Saltwater Smarts was created by Jeff Kurtz and Chris Aldrich to help fellow hobbyists create a successful saltwater aquarium.
What We Love: This blog has a unique page about an aquarium show called “Salt Speak.” In each episode Chris Aldrich (Co-founder of Saltwater Smarts) invites a fellow hobbyist to chat about topics related to the aquarium hobby.
About: Red Sea is an online aquarium source full of reef solutions, including aquarium equipment info, reef care products, and setup guides.
What We Love: This site has excellent “reef recipes”, guides to set up your aquarium. They’ve also got great information on aquarium products full of all the facts you need to know.
About: In 1999 German natural history publisher Matthias Schmidt suggested to marine aquarist and author Daniel Knop to join him on creating an aquarium magazine. Their goal is to keep blogging on their online coral magazine and to give out useful aquarium advice.
What We Love: Coral Magazine is an engaging digital publication full of issues on new aquarium equipment, aquarium news, and more exciting stories.
Reef Nation by Justin Hester
About: Justin Hester is the founder over at ReefNation. Justin grew up in the southern coasts of Long Island, in NY. When he moved to the Midwest in the ’90s, that longing to smell salty air again was what guided to him to keep a saltwater coral tank and eventually start ReefNation.
What We Love: ReefNation has excellent product reviews, a slick coral store, fish profiles, and loads more great articles.
Freshwater Aquarium Blog by Cory McElroy
About: Aquarium Co-op has an extensive list of information on Reef keeping, including water chemistry, plant supplies, DIY, tank decor, product reviews, and more.
What We Love: This site has a vast range of helpful videos, including aquarium plant info, how to treat disease, fish recommendations, and other useful tips.
About: Fish Keeping World is an aquarium blog that can give you everything you need to know about freshwater fish keeping and aquarium maintenance. This site’s pieces are in-depth and well written.
What We Love: This site has excellent fish profiles including saltwater and freshwater, and fishkeeping guides full of all the facts you need to know about your new slippery little friend.
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Aquariadise by Mari
About: Mari, a young woman from the Netherlands, has always been a keen aquarist. She set up her site to show Aquariadise focuses on freshwater fishkeeping, including aquarium set-up info, plant/fish guides, and more.
What We Love: Her site has a great design and an amusing logo. Aquariadise has excellent plant and fish care-sheets, including interesting facts and other helpful tips and tricks. She also has great product reviews to help you choose the best equipment to buy.
That Fish Blog by Rick Amour
About: That Fish Blog is full of aquarium advice, freshwater and saltwater tanks, aquarium FAQs and ponds and water gardens.
What We Love: This site has excellent guides to choosing aquarium equipment, freshwater/saltwater aquarium info, and great articles for pond-keeping.
Aquarium Fish Blog by John
About: Aquarium Fish Blog is a site all about aquarium care, plants, decor, and fish reviews. Rashed Ahmed is the writer at Aquarium Fish Blog and loves to share his tips and tricks and ideas.
What We Love: Aquarium Fish Blog has helpful fish reviews, aquascaping tanks, plant info, fish profiles, and a lot more useful articles.
About: PetGuide.com is a blog with information about cats, dogs, and fish, with tips and advice about all three. With Pet Care information and pet forums, PetGuide.com will help you keep the perfect pet!
What We Love: PetGuide covers a range of topics, including great aquatic plant, freshwater/saltwater aquariums, invertebrates, coral info, and loads of aquarium product reviews.
My Aquarium Club by Michael Mokotov
About: My Aquarium Club has fish keeping FAQs, information about maintaining freshwater and saltwater fish, tropical fish, amphibians and reptiles, and more.
What We Love: This site has super helpful articles featuring everything to do with keeping an aquarium; fish advice, fish/plant profiles including all the facts, and loads of other topics.
About: Oregon Coast Aquarium is a non-profit organization established in Newport, on the Oregon Coast. With their mission to create unique and exciting experiences that unite you to the Oregon coast, they are a passionate team focused on marine conservation.
What We Love: This site has exciting experiences you can go to, such as animal exhibits, beach clean up days, and loads more inspiring events.
Centreville Aquarium by David
About: Centreville Aquarium was established on January 1, 2000, provide information on freshwater and saltwater, fish species, plants, and sharks, and also have FAQs and reviews.
What We Love: A highlight is their clever homemade GIFS of the fish in their aquarium. They have a monthly post called “Fish of the Month.” Representing a new arrival in their stock, with plenty of information on the species.
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About: Aquarium Adviser is the marine aquarium hobbyist’s guide to the best products for fish, tanks, and equipment.
What We Love: Aquarium Adviser has great aquarium equipment reviews, including helpful guides, and info.
About: Aquarium Info is an online guide to aquarium aquascaping, marine aquariums, fish information, and planted aquariums.
What We Love: This site has a handy “Beginners’ Guide,” including choosing the right fish for your tank, aquascaping basics, and a couple of DIY article guides.
About: Nippy Fish is a guide to all things about caring for Betta Fish. They have sections on fish behavior, equipment, and information to help you care for sick Bettas.
What We Love: This site has heaps of useful information about Betta fish. They’ve got great tips about dealing with diseases, breeding, and behavior, and great info on what is the “betta” equipment for your fish. 🙂
About: Guppy Aquarium is a blog all about Guppy and Livebearer fish. They have topics covering Basic Fish Care, tank set-up, breeding, and also an Aquarium Fish Glossary Terms.
What We Love: This site has excellent info on designing your guppy aquarium, useful breeding info and, and some helpful care guides.
The Fish Bowl Guide by Ronnel Caluag
About: The Fish Bowl Guide is all about caring for fish in a fishbowl. They have solutions to fish diseases and Fish Care on feeding your fish and cleaning your fishbowl.
What We Love: This site has excellent DUY guides to setting up your fishbowl, caring for your fish, getting rid of diseases, and other useful essential tips.
Goldfisho by Tim
About: Goldfisho writes about everything to do with goldfish. They have information on the goldfish diet, diseases, tank set-up, and other essential info.
What We Love: Goldfisho has an interesting article about the History of Goldfish, definitely worth a read!
About: Molly Fish is an online Care Guide that has information on types of Molly fish, how to care for a pregnant Molly, fish diseases, and the best tank mates.
What We Love: This site has lots of essential info of the different varieties of Molly fish, great when in need of researching the facts!
The Cichlid Stage by Scott Wells
About: Scott Wells is the founder of The Cichlid Stage and has been a marine aquarium hobbyist for nearly twenty years. With his preferred fish species being Cichlids, Scott is a freshwater aquarist.
What We Love: This site posts some fascinating articles featuring fellow fish lovers interviewed. Worth a read.
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Aquarium Kids by Evan Baldonado
About: Evan Baldonado is the founder of AquariumKids, is a Lincoln-Douglas debater, journalist, environmentalist, volunteer, science enthusiast, and coder.
What We Love: AquariumKids gets kids involved with great activities about protecting the environment.
About: Big Al’s Pets is a fish, dog, cat, reptile, and bird care site. They have tank equipment, aquarium decor, feeding equipment, food products, and also products for other animals.
What We Love: This site has an excellent section for saltwater/freshwater aquarium advice, also including pond maintenance articles.
About: Fish Tank ClubFish Tank Club is a marine aquarium blog that has pond, fish and tank guides, aquarium supplies and several helpful reviews.
What We Love: Fish Tank Club has some helpful guides, great when you’re looking for some tips on picking equipment/aquarium supplies.
About: Aquarists Online is a saltwater aquarium guide. This site has categories including marine conservation, DIY projects, articles about coral reefs, aquarium equipment, and more.
What We Love: This site has an excellent category full of DIY tips and tricks.
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About: Rate My Fish Tank has sections on maintaining your saltwater or freshwater tank, ideal tank set-up, a reef photo gallery, and more.
What We Love: Rate My Fish Tank has sections on maintaining your saltwater or freshwater tank, ideal tank set-up, a reef photo gallery, and more.
About: This site has excellent saltwater/freshwater guides, including aquarium set-up, equipment/supply info, choosing tank decor, and more.
What We Love: Practical fishkeeping is an online marine aquarium magazine, including the latest fishkeeping news, helpful tips on fish types, fish FAQs, aquarium equipment, and more.
About: This site has an excellent section for a fishkeeping Q&A, with helpful answers and advice.
What We Love: Tropical Fish Care Guides cover articles on LED lighting tips, Betta Fish Care, aquarium filter advice, and tank set-up.
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About: Tropica is an online plant care guide including sections for choosing the right plants for your aquarium, plant profiles and facts, an inspirational photo gallery, and more.
What We Love: Tropica is a great online source if you’re looking for aquatic plant tips for your aquarium.
About: Home Aquaria is an online magazine that has articles on freshwater and saltwater fish info, aquascaping tips, aquarium gear, and helpful equipment reviews.
What We Love: This site has excellent reviews, helpful when you’re looking for tips on choosing tanks, aquarium supplies, etcetera.
About: This site has fish profiles, an aquarium term glossary and articles on aquarium news.
What We Love: Seriously Fish has a heap of fish profiles, helpful when you’re looking for facts.
About: Aquarium Base has pieces on freshwater and saltwater aquarium advice, cures for fish diseases, aquarium plant set-up, and aquarium product reviews.
What We Love: This aquarium blog has a vast range of useful product reviews.
Fish Tank Setups by Jordan
About: Fish Tank Set-ups has information on fish care, equipment reviews, and pond guides.
What We Love: This site has super helpful aquarium product reviews, including the pros and cons, and a load of info you need to know before you buy.
Authority Aquarium by Chris
About: Authority Aquarium is a fishkeeping advice aquarium blog with articles covering freshwater and saltwater fish information, filter reviews, tank set-ups, fish diseases, and their cures.
What We Love: Authority Aquarium has some excellent guides to setting up aquarium equipment, choosing the right tank, and other equipment reviews.
About: Fish Tank Adviser is an aquarium blog with help on LED lighting, equipment, filter reviews, and an aquarium FAQ page.
What We Love: This site has some great info on Led aquarium lighting, and also some useful reviews for tank filters.
About: The Aquarium Guide focus on posts about aquascaping your freshwater aquarium.
What We Love: With helpful tips planted tanks, The Aquarium Blog also has aquarium product reviews.
About: Microcosm Aquarium Explorer is a global aquarium resource for people interested in fish species, aquatic plants, reef keeping, Eco-Travel, diving, and photography.
What We Love: Great posts and a great resource on the great marine outdoors.
Aquarium Tidings by Matthew
About: Aquarium Tidings is full of online information on everything aquariums.
What We Love: Excellent, well-written articles on tropical and freshwater fish, aquatic plant fact files, invertebrates, pond info, and aquarium news.
Modest Fish by Chris
About: ModestFish.com is full of care guides, tank advice, and aquarium equipment advice.
What We Love: A great site to help you find the best ways to keep your fish happy and healthy.
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About: Monterey Aquarium, located in Monterey, US, has small online animal exhibits.
What We Love: They have a lot of information, including fun facts, fish fact files and loads more to explore!
Mystic Aquarium by Dr. Tracy Romano
About: Over at Mystic Aquarium, you’ll find learning programs for all ages, animal experiences, marine conservation news, and lots more to find out!
What We Love: A great way to learn about the marine environment around you.
Aquarium Of The Pacific by Robin Riggs
About: Aquarium of the Pacific, located in the US, is full of fun new things for families and adults to learn and discover!
What We Love: Including info on marine conservation, the latest exciting news articles, animal exhibits, and more.
About: Shedd Aquarium was established in 1930, Chicago, the US They’ve got loads of fun experiences for all ages, including field trips, marine conservation lessons, and more!
What We Love: Interesting and interactive exhibits, they launch many conservation and research programs to protect and learn about sea life.
Toledo Zoo and Aquarium by Anne Baker
About: Toledo Zoo & Aquarium is found in Toledo, in the US.
What We Love: They have animal exhibits, conservation info, and experiences, including special events, programs, and more!
Clearwater Marine Aquarium by David Yates
About: The team at Clearwater Marine Aquarium are passionate about marine life rescue.
What We Love: A centre for caring for and conserving wildlife, they make it their duty to discover and protect creatures of our amazing oceans.
South Carolina Aquarium by Kevin Mills
About: South Carolina is where you can plan your visit to explore the aquarium, learn about marine conservation, and more!
What We Love: Situated on the coast on the most diverse and busy oceans surrounding the US. There’s plenty to learn about the residents of the sea.
New England Aquarium by Vikki Spruill
About: Over at New England Aquarium, you can learn about aquatic animals on their blog.
What We Love: You can also explore their exhibits, and even volunteer at the aquarium!
Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium by Dennis Pate
About: This zoo and aquarium blog is where you can plan a visit to their incredible space.
What We Love: Learn about animals through exhibits and fun facts, and learn about conservation and the green side of things.
The Maritime Aquarium by Dave Truedson
About: Maritime Aquarium has special events you can go to, exciting marine news, experiences everyone can have, and more!
What We Love: They’re passionate and a site for many conservation programs. Many are open to the public, where you can discover and volunteer for many different projects.
About: Plan a visit, explore animal exhibits, learn about conservation, there’s so much to do at Aquarium of the Bay.
What We Love: An excellent place, good to visit, both in their physical location and their website.
Georgia Aquarium by Bernard Marcus
About: Georgia Aquarium is a marine research and conservation centre as well as an aquarium.
What We Love: Their site is full of animal fact files, programs for all ages, conservation and research info, and lots more.
Seattle Aquarium by Bob Davidson
About: Seattle Aquarium focuses on educating people about Marine Conservation.
What We Love: An excellent site, with sustainability, conservation and education at its core.
About: Aquarium of Niagara’s goal is to broaden the public’s awareness of the natural marine ecosystems.
What We Love: A non-profit organization, they support conservation and wildlife centers all around the world with donations regularly.
Vancouver Aquarium by Carl Lietze
About: Vancouver Aquarium’s goal is to protect the ocean by conservation, preserving marine animals, and more.
What We Love: They’re an excellent place to learn about our wonderful oceans and waterways.
Newport Aquarium by Herschend Family Entertainment
About: Learn about animals, go touch a shark, there are so many fun things to do and learn at Newport Aquarium!
What We Love: Aimed at kids, plenty of fun, engaging and interactive exhibits for them. A great educational day out for everyone.
About: New York Aquarium is focused on saving marine wildlife.
What We Love: With animal exhibits, fact files and more, enjoy a visit to the New York Aquarium.
New York Aquarium by Mr. Dohlin
About: Aquarium of the Bay is where you can check out animal fact files, learn about conservation, and even plan an event in a beautiful aquatic scene.
What We Love: Excellent and fascinating animal info and interactions.
About: Aqueon is full of helpful tips, aquarium equipment info, tank set-up advice, and lots more.
What We Love: They offer an excellent fishkeeping community and newsletter packed with tips, tricks and more, called Making Waves.
About: Marine Depot is an online aquarium store full of aquarium supplies, fish tanks, and much more marine equipment.
What We Love: An excellent feature is their extensive collection of ‘reef calculators’. They are an excellent resource to help you create and plan your aquarium set-up.
That Pet Place by Rick Amour
About: That Fish Place/That Pet Place is an online store for pets.
What We Love: They include everything you fish, dog, cat, bird, or reptile needs to live a happy, healthy life.
Blue Fish Aquarium by Ben Van Dinther
About: Blue Fish Aquarium is a locally owned and operated independent aquarium supplier.
What We Love: A perfect place to kickstart your aquascaping journey or buy a new addition to your already existing tank.
Aquarium Zen by Steve Waldron
About: Aquarium Zen is your online guide to the perfect aquascaping techniques.
What We Love: Focusing on a unique type of aquarium, a living aquarium, it’s a tank, a living ecosystem and a priceless piece of art. Very unique and beautiful.
Aquarium Depot by Scott Smith
About: If you’re looking for somewhere to make your pet feel more at home, Aquarium Depot is the right place for you.
What We Love: They’ve got everything from reptile supplies, to saltwater/freshwater aquarium supplies.
Biota Aquariums by Kevin Gaines
About: Biota Aquariums is an online aquarium store, including equipment, and the perfect tank for your home.
What We Love: Excellent products, years of experience and quality high standards.
Aquarium Adventure by Bill Wymard
About: Aquarium Adventure is full of fish fact files, tank equipment on the store, and more.
What We Love: Easy to navigate and much information without being overwhelming.
About: Congressional Aquarium helps you on your journey of a fishkeeper.
What We Love: With info on saltwater/freshwater aquariums, they will help you create the perfect underwater world.
About: Marineland is an online aquarium store, for all your marine pets’ needs.
What We Love: Quality and high performing filtration systems is their speciality, worthy of the praise they’ve received.
About: Aquarium City is an online fishkeeping resource.
What We Love: All sorts of content, including freshwater/saltwater fish, reptile, and coral fact files, a customer gallery, and other aquarium equipment.
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About: Aquarium Pet Center is full of helpful info on how to help your pet live a happy, healthy life.
What We Love: They focus on all sorts of aquarium critters, not just fish. Great for if you’re looking to have more exciting or unusual dwellers in your tank.
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About: Tetra is an online petkeeping store for all your pets’ needs.
What We Love: Focusing primarily on fish and their wellbeing, excellent scholarly articles on everything you need to know on all types of fish.
Pet Mountain by Gavin Mandelbaum
About: Pet Mountain is chock-full of pet supplies, including products for fish, dogs, cats, birds, and more.
What We Love: A great place to buy food and aquascaping supplies for your aquarium set-up.
Best Aquarium Instagram Accounts
- The Planted Aquarium | @the.planted.aquarium.official
- Aquarium Hobby | @aquariumhobby
- Adam Paszczela | @adam_paszczela
- Marcin Wnuk | @peha68.pl
- Luca Galarraga | @luca_galarraga
- Rui Alves | @aquaeden.shop
Best Aquarium YouTube Channels
- Solid Gold Aquatics by Jennie
- Simply Betta by Taylor
- Aquascaping Inspiration by George Farmer
- Aquarium Co-Op by Cory McElroy
- AQUAPROS by Mike
- Green Aqua by Viktor Lantos
- Tank Tested by Alex Wenchel
- pecktec by Sean Peck
Flip Aquatics by Robert Lupton
Steenfott Aquatics by Bob Steenfott
ADU Aquascaping by David O’Bryant
Challenge The Wild by James Morelan
Aarons Aquarium by Aaron
The King of DIY by Joey Mullen
Reef Builders by Ryan Gripp
BulkReefSupplyCom by Ryan Batcheller and Andrew Duneman
Mr. Saltwater Tank TV by Mark
Tidal Gardens by Than Thein
lafishguy by Jim Stime
Saltwater Aquarium Radio | Jeff Hesketh
Aquarium Hobbyist Podcast | Aqua Alex
Aquarium Podcast | Cory McElroy
Aquarium of the Pacific | Lauren Harper
Pet Life Radio | Mark Winter
American Reef | Jennifer Hunt
Aquarist Podcast | Randy Reen
You’ve just explored some of the best aquarium blogs on the web. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, these blogs will hopefully inspire you, inform you, and help you create an aquatic paradise for your fish!