VIVOFISH exists to help you become an expert fish keeper, in order to give your fish the happiest, healthiest life possible.

With accurate how-to guides based on years of experience keeping fish, and expert reviews of the best products available for your aquarium, VIVOFISH is like having an expert handy anytime, anywhere.

We’ll help you:

  • Find your next fish (with our in-depth breed guides)
  • Choose the right fish tank equipment (with our unbiased reviews)
  • Setup and maintain your aquarium (with our expert how-to guides)
  • Have fun! (with our ridiculous list of fish puns and more)

We started this site because we just thought there was a need out there for high quality articles written from real-life experience.

There’s just so much misinformation out there from people who have clearly never owned a fish tank in their lives, so we decided to do something about it.

Here you’ll find not only well sourced information, but examples from our actual experiences of keeping fish – from huge freshwater tanks to small nano reef tanks and everything in between.

If you have a question about us, or anything on this site, please make sure to reach out to us!

Who Are We?

matt leighton editor of vivofish



Matt has been living alongside fish ever since he was a little boy. He caught the fishkeeping bug from his parents, and started to tend his own tanks when he became a teenager.

From saltwater to freshwater, from tiny desktop tanks to massive home aquariums, Matt has seen it all.

Now in his 30s, Matt has found himself answering the same questions over and over again, both to his friends, and to people online on places like Reddit and Quora. Instead of just keeping his answers to common questions as Word documents, he decided to combine his love and knowledge of fish with his day job as a web designer and launch VIVOFISH.

Using personal experience, published studies, and lots of anecdotal evidence from his time spent on fish forums growing up, Matt’s aim is to deliver the best, most trusted advice when it comes to starting or growing your fishkeeping hobby.