What is a FOWLR Fish Tank Aquarium

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Quite simply, FOWLR refers to a marine saltwater tank which has been set up as “Fish Only With Live Rock”. This is often a good way of entering in to the hobby from scratch or if moving from the freshwater …

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Peppermint Shrimp – Lysmata Wurdemanni

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Common names: Peppermint Shrimp Scientific name: Lysmata Wurdemanni Average Adult Size: 3inches / 8cm Reef Safe: Yes Recommended min. aquarium capacity: 10 gallons / 45 litres Compatibility: Community shrimp, but could be seen as food by large fish. Temp: 72 – 78 Deg F / 22 – 26Deg …

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Parrot Cichlid

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Common name: Parrot Cichlid, Blood Parrot Cichlid Scientific name: Parrot Cichlid Average Adult Fish Size: 20cm / 8Inches Place of Origin: American Cichlids Typical Tank setup: Planted aquarium with plenty of open swimming spaces. Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 250 Litres …

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Popular Freshwater Tropical Fish Book Review

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I got this book a few weeks ago now to research some fish, it has been one of the first books i bought on tropical fish since i started the hobby, it has come in very handy when i want …

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African Dwarf Frogs – Hymenochirus

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Common name: African Dwarf Frog Scientific name: Hymenochirus Average Adult Size: 2 and a half inches Place of Origin: Congo regin of Africa, India Typical Tank Setup: Bare bottom aquarium as dwarf frogs can fit small gravel into their mouths causing internal problems. …

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Batesii Lyretail – Fundulopanchax Batesii

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Common name: Batesii Lyretail Scientific name: Fundulopanchax Batesii Average Adult Fish Size: 8cm / 3Inch Place of Origin: Cameroon Typical Tank setup: A heavily planted aquarium is the perfect set up for this species. Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 100 Litres …

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Avichang Lyretail – Fundulopanchax Avichang

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Common name: Avichang Lyretail  Scientific name: Fundulopanchax Avichang  Average Adult Fish Size: 2.5cm / 1Inch  Place of Origin: Equatorial Guinea  Typical Tank setup: A heavily planted aquarium is the perfect set up for this species.  Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 100 …

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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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Placidochromis Milomo – Super VC-10 Hap

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Common name: Super VC-10 Hap Scientific name: Placidochromis Milomo Average Adult Fish Size: 25cm / 10 Inches Place of Origin: Lake Malawi  Typical Tank setup: Rocky Malawi tank with plenty of open swimming space. Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 200 Litres …

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Sciaenochromis Fryeri – Electric Blue Hap

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Common name: Electric Blue Hap Scientific name: Sciaenochromis Fryeri Average Adult Fish Size: 15.5cm / 6 Inches  Place of Origin: Lake Malawi  Typical Tank setup: Rocky Malawi tank with plenty of open swimming space.  Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 250 Litres …

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