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...

Clown Loach – Care, Feeding, and Breeding

With its attractive mottled body, amusing personality and potentially long-life, the Clown Loach is a justifiably popular tropical freshwater fish. It’s also a frequently abused...

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...