Freshwater

Why Does My Newly Purchased Aquarium Fish Die, but the Old Ones Live?

People often blame the retailer when newly purchased fish die, yet the old fish live. The problem, though, is usually with the aquarium, not...

The Red and Beatiful Rotala Macrandra

When researching the available literature dealing with aquarium plants, often the plants are categorised by growth patterns. Some of those include 'roseate' (which defines...

Java Fern Care, Reproduction and Fact sheet

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

Charco La Palma Pupfish (Cyprinodon longidorsalis)

For some time I have long had an interest in Desert fishes and recently had the opportunity to obtain a small colony of Cyprinodon...

Why are My Aquarium Plants Dying?

Just like fish, aquarium plants need proper care to survive. Lighting, feeding, substrates, type of plant, and tank mates all play a role in...

Understanding the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle

Setting up your first aquarium is a hugely enjoyable and exciting experience, and naturally you will be tempted to fill it with all manner...

Rainbowfish of Australia and New Guinea

The beautiful colors of the Rainbowfish can be enhanced in the aquarium by using plants and installing compact fluorescent or high output T5 fluorescent...

Aquarium Air Stones: Should you use one?

Most people use air stones sometime during their fish keeping experiences. Some of us may graduate to the more efficient external canister type filtration...

Cichlid Aquariums: A few hints for the beginners to start up

Probably one of the most popular aquarium setups among new aquarists is a cichlid aquarium. This is mostly due to the hardy nature of...

Midas Cichlids Care

Midas Cichlids are known to be aggressive and need to have a big aquarium because of their large size. They are a strong fish...