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My visit to Holland Koi Show 2015!

The Holland Koi Show is an event held every year in Arcen, The Netherlands, that centers around koi and aquariums. I last visited it two years ago in 2013 (photos can be found here!) and was lucky enough to be able to go again this…

August 19, 2015
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GreenPleco Plecostomus plush giveaway!

This giveaway has ended. Thanks for participating everyone! You can still buy your own GreenPleco plushie over at the GreenPleco website. Hi everyone! It’s been quite a while since the last giveaway on Aquariadise, so I’m super excited to announce I’ve teamed up with GreenPleco…

August 9, 2015
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Articles Fish disease

Treating fin rot

When the beautiful fins of your previously healthy looking fish suddenly seem to be melting away, it can be easy to panic. It may be fin rot! Luckily this common aquarium fish disease is often curable, especially if you take action right away. Keep…

July 26, 2015
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Articles Goldfish Pond

Keeping fancy goldfish in ponds

Although keeping fancy goldfish in an outdoor pond year-round is not an option everywhere due to climate differences, setting up a fancy goldfish pond even just for the summer can be a fun project. (Temporary) life in a pond is often beneficial for your…

July 12, 2015
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Aquarium driftwood

Adding driftwood to your aquarium is a great way to get a natural look and imitate the habitat of some fish species. Aquarium suitable wood can be found in many shapes and forms and there is a type for almost any biotope! Although adding…

June 28, 2015
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Articles Betta Fish food

Betta food & feeding

Figuring out the right diet for your betta can be quite a challenge. There are many different foods available in pet- and aquarium stores and online, but unfortunately not all of them are high quality or even good for your betta! If you’re struggling…

May 12, 2015
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Aquarium plants Articles

Floating aquarium plants | Benefits & types

Floating aquarium plants, often with long decorative roots, are popular in many types of aquarium setups. With good reason! There are many advantages to keeping floating plants in your planted aquarium; although they may not always be ideal combined with plants that need a lot…

April 12, 2015
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Articles DIY Fish food Invertebrates

Breeding aquarium snails

To most aquarists, purposely breeding snails sounds a bit silly. After all, they are considered an annoying pest by most of us! However, there are some aquarium inhabitants that have snails on their menu. Buying new snails every time is not much of an…

March 22, 2015
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Articles Betta

Why betta bowls are bad

Even though awareness on betta fish care seems to be slowly spreading, both pet stores and the internet are still an enormous source of misinformation. Betta bowls, vases and ridiculously small “aquariums” are still sold on a large scale, which means many unfortunate bettas die…

March 10, 2015
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Articles Setting up an aquarium

Choosing an aquarium substrate

There are many types of aquarium substrate to choose from nowadays; substrate choices range from neon colored gravel to all natural looking sand types. The substrate is an important place for beneficial bacteria to grow but choosing the right type can be a bit…

February 8, 2015
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Articles Other

Fishkeeping on a budget

Aquarium keeping is a notoriously expensive hobby. Contrary to what some beginners think, you don’t just need a fish tank to get started – you also need a filter, heater, substrate, fish food, water conditioner, a backup fund for medication and endless other small…

January 11, 2015
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Fish food Goldfish

Feeding goldfish

Feeding (fancy) goldfish seems simple: you buy some fish flakes and you’re all set, right? As with many things in the aquarium world, it’s unfortunately a little more complicated. Traditional fish flakes, while marketed as such, are almost never suitable goldfish food. They usually contain…

December 22, 2014
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How to hand feed your fish!

Teaching your (gold)fish to eat from your hand is not only possible; it’s also a fun experience and it can be very helpful for your fish to be used to your hands, for example when you need to examine possible injuries. It just takes…

December 12, 2014
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Articles Stocking aquarium

9 Peaceful community fish!

Setting up and stocking a tropical community aquarium can be a challenge. All fish have different temperaments, and combining the wrong ones can be quite disastrous. If you want to prevent fin nipping, chasing behavior and even fish deaths, it can be a great…

December 5, 2014
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Articles Caresheets

Caresheet: Red-chinned Panchax | Epiplatys dageti

If you’ve never kept killifish before but are still looking for an interesting group fish for a community- or species only aquarium, you’ve found it! These fish are a great place to start: they’re suitable for most communities and easy to breed, and their…

October 25, 2014
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The Shrimp Farm Marimo ball giveaway!

This giveaway has ended. Thanks so much for participating everyone! Don’t forget to subscribe so you won’t miss any future giveaways. You can buy a Marimo ball online on sites like Amazon! Because the Aquariadise article on Marimo balls has been so popular ever since I…

October 9, 2014
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Aquarium plants Articles

6 easy coldwater aquarium plants

When it comes to unheated or coldwater aquariums, most aquarists only think of goldfish setups. However, there are actually many options for low-tech tanks that don’t even require a heater. Popular dwarf shrimp like cherry shrimp can actually be kept in unheated aquariums, and the…

September 20, 2014
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Caresheet: Kuhli loach | Pangio kuhlii

Kuhli loaches are one of my personal favorite tropical aquarium fish species, and for a good reason! They are peaceful, fun to watch and easy to keep, which means they’re a great choice for beginners and experienced aquarists. Name Pangio kuhlii, Kuhli loach, Coolie loach…

August 20, 2014