Why does my tropical fish rub itself on rocks and substrate

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This is one of the most commonly asked questions amongst African Cichlid keepers. Chances are sooner or later you will observe your cichlids rubbing themselves on objects and substrate in the aquarium (also known as flashing). Below I will attempt …

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Colour Enhancing Hormones in African Cichlids

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As far as I can tell this is a subject that’s only just starting to gather momentum, but from the articles and forums I have read it’s obvious people have been noticing these extremely colourful fish that at only 1-2inches …

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Effective Fish Pond Cleaning Tips for Beginners

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Specific environmental factors such as intense sunlight, warm temperatures, and the accumulation of organic waste, can all influence the health and aesthetic value of a pond. In order to ensure that your pond remains a healthy place for the inhabitants …

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Clown Loach On Its Side Or Back

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If you keep or have kept tropical fish then there is a strong chance you will have owned Clown Loach at some point. They are an extremely interesting and exciting fish as well as having bold colours and stand out …

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What Does kH Mean In Fish Keeping

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The most important thing to understand when looking at Kh (also known as carbonate hardness) or any other measurement, is that fish live so completely in their environment that we need to balance it for them. The term “kh” refers …

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How To Perform A Fish Tank Aquarium Water Change

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One of the most important things you can do with a fish tank is ensure the water quality is as it’s best, by this we mean that your levels and parameters are correct. There are more important parameters than others. …

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How To Adjust pH In The Fish Tank Aquarium

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Most fish will tolerate a broad range of pH, but for them to show their best colors, exhibit their most natural behavior, and possibly breed, adjusting the pH of the water they are going to live in may be necessary. …

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What Is The Purpose Of Carbon In Fish Tank Filters

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If you have ever used any kind of medication or treatment in your fish tank aquarium then you may have noticed that the majority of them say to remove the carbon from your filter before you use the treatment. This …

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What To Do If Your Tropical Fish Is Sick

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Fish can get sick for many reasons. The usual cause is stress caused by a rapid fluctuations in temperature, poor diet, a poor environment in general, or by poor or incorrect water conditions. The 1st thing to do is to …

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Why Is The Compatibility Of Tropical Fish So Important

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If you have seen some of the other blogs and articles we have written you will often see we refer the reader to look at the Tropical Fish Profiles section of the website (as we have just done again!) if …

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