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Dwarf Gourami (Colisa Lalia) Profile [Caring, Feeding & Keeping Guide]

The Dwarf gourami, Colisa lalia, is a popular community fish that comes in a number of different colour forms. Common name: Dwarf gourami, Red dwarf...

Discus Tank Mates: Which Fish Can You Keep With Discus?

Discus keepers fall broadly into two categories. There are those who keep just Discus and nothing else, usually in a set-up with no substrate...

10 tips on creating a Nature Pond

Over the past 100 years, pondlife has been in retreat as natural wetlands have been drained and old farm ponds filled in. One excellent...

Daphnia Flea: Feeding this crustacean to your fish

Today’s tropical fish foods are a world away from those of even my youth. And my father’s generation had to make do with biscuit-based...

CO2 and Planted Aquariums: Should You Add CO2 to Your Tank?

The single most important nutrient for plants is carbon dioxide (CO2). Half of a plant’s mass is carbon, and so without sufficient CO2 in...

How to Control Aquarium Algae

All tanks have some algae – it’s part of the natural ecosystem, and an important component of many fish’s diets. Even if you wanted...

The 3 Best Canister Filters [2019 Review & Buyer’s Guide]

Looking for the Best Canister Filter For Your Aquarium? If you’re looking for the best canister filter because you’ve just upgraded in tank size,...

Best Freshwater Aquarium Filter for Your Tank in 2019

One of the most important decisions you will make when putting together an aquarium system is choosing an adequate filter. It should be large...

Java Fern Care, Reproduction and Fact sheet

Java Fern, or as it's known to scientists, Microsorium pteropus, is in my eyes, the perfect aquarium plant and still my favorite. And this is...

How to Set Up a Planted Aquarium

Planted aquariums are fun and a great outlet for creativity. But before adding plants to an aquarium, there are considerations to be taken into...