Jen Clifford Bio Profile

Jen Clifford

BA In Biology

Jen Clifford has more than 30 years experience as a biologist, aquarist, and fishkeeper. She started her first aquarium in childhood when she snuck a fishbowl into her bedroom and filled it with African dwarf frogs and ten-cent feeder goldfish.

Her passion grew from there, and by high-school she was breeding African cichlids and selling them for profit. At Reed College, Jen made ends meet by caring for the biology department aquariums and mastered the retail side of the industry by working for a local aquarium specialty store.

Jen is an expert in setting up new tanks and maintaining naturally-planted freshwater habitats, and has experience raising a wide variety of aquatic species. She can help you with any of your fishkeeping problems. Whether you need advice on filters or substrate, or just want to know if you should take the plunge and get an aquarium, Jen has the answers for you!

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Freshwater Fish

Freshwater Aquarium Sharks

A guide to caring for freshwater aquarium sharks, including details on tank requirements, feeding and dietary recommendations and detailed species profiles.

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Best 10 Gallon Fish Tanks: Guide and Product Reviews : Three 10-gallon fish tanks.

Best 10 Gallon Fish Tank

How do you choose the best 10-gallon fish tank, and should you buy a kit or design a set-up from the tank on up? Check out our detailed guide for answers!

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Best Nano Reef Tanks:Guide and Product Reviews - Focus shot of aquarium reefs and fishes.

Best Nano Reef Tanks

A guide to choosing the best nano reef tank, including advice on how to pick the best kit for your needs and a list of recommended products!

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Algae Eaters

Best Algae Eaters

A detailed guide to dealing with aquarium algae outbreaks and the best algae eaters to help control their growth in freshwater tanks.

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What Are the Best Filters for Bettas? - Three sample filters on blue background.

Best Filter for Bettas

A quick guide choosing the best filter for bettas, including how to modify a filter with a baffle and product recommendations for tanks of all sizes.

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