Why you should do your research before buying tropical fish

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Whilst browsing eBay this evening I came across a fish for sale which was instantly recognisable as an EBJD (Electric BlueJack Dempsey) however the seller only seems to be aware that this is a cichlid. I am almost tempted to …

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What does F1, F2 and WC mean in Fish Keeping?

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I often used to wonder and have been asked over the years what F1, F2 and WC mean in fish keeping. Now I am sure of the meaning of this its only fair to share it! This all boils down …

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How To Set Up A Tropheus Breeding Tank

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I have been keeping Tropheus cichlid tropical fish from Lake Tanganyika for many years now and with a spare 240 litre Fluval Roma 240 aquarium I decided start a breeding project for Tropheus Kaiser Ikola as these have always been …

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Plants For Beginner Aquarists

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Anyone who starts out will want to just add those ugly plastic plants, but if you really want your fish to thrive they will need to have real aquatic plants in that aquarium. Some beginners might be intimidated by the …

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Controlling Algae Growth in a Tropical Fish Tank

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Algae of one form or another will almost always be in an aquarium, but it can usually be well controlled with a few simple steps. Most commonly it is caused by excessive nitrates and/or phosphates in the water, incorrect lighting, …

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Types of Algae Growth Found in a Tropical Fish Tank

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There are 7 main types of algae (but more do exist) that aquariums can have. Brown algae This will probably be the first type of algae any one will encounter in the aquarium and could appear from early on and will …

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Substrate for the Aquarium Fish Tank

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The importance of the right substrate is often overlooked when setting up an aquarium. There are many different types and sizes available but which should you go for? Here are a few of the options available and things to consider …

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What Size Aquarium is Best

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Fish tanks can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. When considering buying your first aquarium I think it is more important to consider the type of fish you are planning on keeping before buying the aquarium itself. Many …

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How much to feed tropical fish

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As a general rule of thumb it is always best to think about feeding your tropical fish in the same way they would naturally feed. As with us, we normally eat 3 sizable meals per day and get in to a …

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Tropical Fish Site is Cranking up the Pace

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Yes indeed, we are cranking up the pace (sorry, just an excuse to use a silly image I found!) So we have been working long and hard over the last few days to make Tropical Fish Site all we hoped …

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