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Articles Betta Guest posts

What is the labyrinth organ?

I’m happy to announce we’re having a guest poster today. Izzy the Fish Girl from Sitting by the Koi Pond has written an article about the labyrinth organ for us – a must-read for any Betta or Gourami fan. Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens) are some…

January 26, 2013
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Articles Caresheets Invertebrates

Caresheet: Amano shrimp | Caridina multidentata

Say hello to a long-time aquascaper favourite! With their exceptional cleaning skills, peaceful nature and interesting appearance, Amano shrimp make a great addition to the peaceful tropical community tank. Keep reading for everything you need to know about Amano shrimp care and keeping Amano…

January 24, 2013
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Articles Goldfish

Why goldfish bowls should be banned

The ever-popular goldfish in a bowl has been part of children’s ‘first pet-experience’ for years. I had one. You probably had one. Your friends had one. My friends had one. Until it died of course, which usually happened within a month or two. Sad,…

January 13, 2013
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Articles Betta Caresheets

Caresheet: Betta | Betta splendens

Bettas are a long-time favourite of many fishkeepers: betta shows are held all over the world and there are many hobbyist breeders. Available in many colors and fin shapes, it’s no wonder this little insect eating fish with a history is one of the…

January 6, 2013
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Articles Goldfish

How to goldfish-proof your aquarium

If you’re used to peaceful tropical community or shrimp tanks, switching to (fancy) goldfish is a big step. Not just because goldfish are coldwater fish that require big tanks (for more info on why bowls and small tanks are bad, check out this article) and very…

January 5, 2013
worst beginner fish
Articles Stocking aquarium

The 8 worst beginner fish

A lot of the most popular fish available in pet- and aquarium stores are surprisingly bad choices for beginners, and some of the least noticed species are actually very easy to care for. This can get very confusing, especially with most stores not being…

January 1, 2013
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Aquarium plants Articles

Aquarium plants: pros and cons!

When choosing what kind of decorations you want for an aquarium, one of the first things you’re confronted with is whether or not you want a planted tank. Live aquarium plants can look beautiful, but a lot of aquarists are slightly intimidated by the…

December 27, 2012