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colomesus asellus
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Caresheet: Amazon puffer | Colomesus asellus

Pufferfish are what we refer to as ‘oddballs’ in the aquarium hobby: they don’t fall into any of the regular fish categories. Colomesus asellus, also known as the Amazon puffer, is even more of an oddball than other puffers. Unlike its very aggressive cousins,…

July 9, 2017
tetraodon biocellatus
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Caresheet: Figure 8 puffer | Tetraodon biocellatus

Tetraodon biocellatus are commonly known as figure 8 puffers, a name derived from their head markings (which look somewhat like the number eight). Although they are smaller and easier to keep than most  puffer species there are still a lot of misconceptions out there…

November 26, 2016
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How to set up a blackworm culture

Live worms are one of the most nutritious foods for small to medium sized fish, and are accepted by all but the pickiest. They are rich in proteins, fats and vitamins, which makes them an excellent food for both encouraging breeding and growing fry. There are…

February 12, 2018
stocking a 10 gallon fish tank
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Stocking a 10 gallon fish tank

10 gallon (38L) aquarium kits such as this one are cheap and easy to fit into any room, which makes them a very popular choice. However, it can be difficult to figure out what fish to stock a 10 gal with. 10 gallons is not…

September 27, 2016
malaysian trumpet snails
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Caresheet: Malaysian Trumpet Snails

Malaysian trumpet snails are seen by many aquarists as ‘pest’ snails. While they do reproduce quickly, they are also great detritus feeders and help prevent compaction of your substrate by burrowing through it. Keep reading for more information about Malaysian trumpet snail care, how…

July 3, 2016
stocking a 5 gallon fish tank
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Stocking a 5 gallon fish tank

If you’re thinking about setting up a 5 gallon (18L) aquarium, it’s easy to get confused by the conflicting info spread on the internet and by aquarium stores. What are the best fish for a five gallon and which should you avoid? How many…

January 24, 2016
feeding tropical fish
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Feeding tropical fish

If you have a tropical community aquarium like most fishkeepers, it can be quite the struggle to figure out a good feeding schedule. There are endless amounts of flake and pellet brands out there and every source will give you different guidelines! Keep reading…

December 20, 2015
floating aquarium plants
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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
breeding aquarium snails
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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