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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Top 10 Beginner Freshwater Fish For The Aquarium

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Many people start up their hobby and wonder which fish are the best beginner fish to own in their tank. Here is my top 10 fish that are great for beginners and easy to care for. 1, Black Molly – Poecilia …

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How to tell if your African Cichlids are breeding

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Whether you are new to the hobby or a well-versed fish keeper and you have kept African Cichlids chances are they are going to breed at some point! For some people, it happens straight away and for others it can …

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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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How To Cool Down A Fish Tank Aquarium

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Being a typical UK resident I like to complain and moan about weather, whatever it may be and at the time of writing we appear to be experiencing a heat wave here in the UK so here are some things …

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How to Reduce the Cost of Running my Marine Fish Tank Aquarium

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There’s no doubt about it, keeping a functioning, healthy marine fish tank does increase your expenditure on your monthly electricity bill, and our friends over at Swell UK advise us that it is one of the biggest negatives about modern …

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Fish Tank Aquarium Plan of Action During Power Cut

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Short power failures have almost no effect on an aquarium, but if your electricity is out for much longer it is worth taking measures to make sure that your fish are OK. The largest problem that occurs during a power …

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Should I buy fry or adult tropical fish

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When buying tropical fish it is not quite the same as buying a tin of baked beans from the supermarket. There’s a lot more to consider here such as the size the fish will get when it is an adult …

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How To Catch Fish From a Large Fish Tank Aquarium

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This might sound obvious to some however it is a frequently asked question when you have a larger tank full of rocks or aquascape (especially Malawi and Rift Valley types of aquarium), how do you catch a fish from it. …

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Neknominate has been fined £300?

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Gavin Hope of Gateshead in Newcastle, has pleaded guilty to an offence under the Animal Welfare Act. He appeared at the city’s magistrates court 22nd April. He admitted failing to meet the needs of a goldfish by failing to protect it …

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