Best Beginner Fish

Aquariadise Presents: The 6 Best Beginner Fish

For beginning aquarists the choice in fish you are confronted with when stepping into a fish store might be a bit confusing. The fact that staff is often not helpful at all and will usually give you bad advice doesn’t make things easier. Which fish are easy to care for and won’t go belly-up at … Read more

Marimo Moss Balls

Marimo Moss Balls: Care & Info

Aegagropila linnaei, better known as the marimo or moss ball, is a type of algae that grows into green fluffy balls under certain conditions. Marimo moss balls are a popular fish tank choice because of their low-maintenance care, interesting shapes, and ability to also be kept in a bowl or vase.  Keep reading for everything you need … Read more

Dwarf Crayfish

Caresheet: Dwarf Crayfish (Cambarellus Genus)

Dwarf crayfish are small cousins of big crayfish species like the blue Procambarus alleni. Unlike most other crayfish they are peaceful and suitable for some types of community tanks. They belong to the genus Cambarellus, which contains quite a few different species, all with similar requirements. The most commonly known and kept orange CPO (orange dwarf … Read more

betta fish

Interkoi 2013 – Betta photos inside!

This Sunday I was lucky enough to be able to attend the 2nd day of the Interkoi 2013 event in Rheinberg – a huge koi event with stands from many different pond stores/specialists, koi forums and aquarium stores, a bonsai tree exposition, endless blue tubs filled with gorgeous koi in all sizes and colors and, … Read more

Cherry Shrimp

Caresheet: Cherry Shrimp | Neocaridina Davidi

Cherry shrimp are a type of dwarf shrimp appreciated by many aquarists for their bright colors and easy care. If you’re looking for a clean-up crew in your planted aquarium, a new breeding project, or just a fun addition to a peaceful community tank, these shrimp make a great choice!  Keep reading for everything you … Read more

aquarium biologische filtratie

How aquarium filters work

Proper filtration is, as most aquarists know, necessary to keep the aquarium water clean and fish healthy. The definition of “proper filtration” varies depending on factors like water volume, the amount of fish, how much water is changed every week and the amount of plants, but in almost every aquarium two different kinds of filtration … Read more

Aquarium nitrogen cycle & cycling a fish tank

Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle & Cycling A Fish Tank

After setting up your aquarium it can very tempting to immediately head to the pet store and buy a bunch of fish. Unfortunately, if you do this, you’ll often find your new aquarium inhabitants upside down within a week. This is something that happens to many new aquarists. It can be very demotivating to have all your fish … Read more

Homemade fish food

Homemade Fish Food | How To Make Gel Food

If you’re done with regular commercial pellets or need to cut your aquarium spending, keep reading! Gel food is a great alternative to the fish food sold in pet- and aquarium stores, and it’s cheap and very easy to make too. It’s already very popular among goldfish keepers because it can help fish overcome swim bladder problems … Read more

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 of the world’s most popular aquarium pets. Their shape and long … Read more

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 shrimp in your own aquarium. Minimum tank size 10 gal (38 … Read more

Goldfish Bowl Banned

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, but not unexpected – after all, goldfish have a life expectancy … Read more

Een Goudvis

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 specific diets, but also because they’re super destructive and love to uproot … Read more

Helostoma temminckii in 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 too helpful. This is why I compiled a list of some … Read more

Aquarium plants Pros And Cons

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 thought of having to provide their plants with special care and … Read more