Freshwater snails

Caring for Different Types of Freshwater Snails

Aquatic snails can play a significant role in maintaining a freshwater aquarium ecosystem. Most are hardy and can do well in the same water parameters as fish, making them compatible with a wide variety of species. Almost all freshwater snails are beneficial scavengers that eat algae, dead plants, dead...
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Red-footed tortoise

How to Care for Your Red-Footed Tortoise

Red-footed tortoises (Chelonoidis carbonaria) are popular pets in the U.S. They originate from South America and have simple care requirements. Their low cost, inquisitive personality and beautiful colors draw them to first-time tortoise keepers. A red-footed tortoise is easier to care for in warm, humid climates because it can...
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Blue-tongue skink

How to Care for Your Blue-Tongue Skink

Halmahera skinks (Tiliqua gigas gigas Halmahera) are a species of blue-tongued skink that hail from the large island of Halmahera in the North Maluku province of Indonesia. Halmahera skinks are identifiable from other blue-tongue skinks by their reddish-gray coloring, thin, black marking on their heads and patterned black and...
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