Ich (White Spot) (Ick) Fish Disease

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The name Ichthyophthirius Multifilis translates to “fish louse with many children”, a title that fits well, as each parasite may produce over a thousand offspring. Although the disease is the equivalent of a skin infection, Ich (sometimes called Ick) can …

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Fluval 206 External Canister Filter Review

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The well established and renowned brand Fluval is a part of the Hagen group of fish keeping products and in 2013 they have yet again surpassed themselves with a fantastic range of external canister fish tank filters. The entry-mid level model …

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Fareham Maidenhead Aquatics Fish Store Review

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Based in the South East of the UK is this gem of a tropical fish store, part of the large well renowned UK chain Maidenhead Aquatics, it certainly doesn’t fall short of the high quality of store you come to expect from …

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Fluval 306 External Canister Filter Review

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The well established and renowned brand Fluval is a part of the Hagen group of fish keeping products and in 2013 they have yet again surpassed themselves with a fantastic range of external canister fish tank filters. The entry-high level model …

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Top Ten Rules To Fish Keeping

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There are a lot of things to learn in fish keeping. It can seem like an uphill struggle but finding out more should be part of the enjoyment of keeping fish. These top ten rules should give any fish keeper …

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Java Fern – Microsorum Pteropus

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Common Name: Java Fern Latin Name: Microsorum Pteropus Plant Form: Rhizome Sold as: Single plant Tank Placement: Mid-ground Max Size: 18 inches Temperature: 60-86 degrees pH: 5.0-8.5 Growth Rate: Slow Propagation: New plants will form on the leaves of bigger …

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Why do plecs have curved pupils?

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Loricariids and some other bottom dwelling fish have pupils that appear to be round in shape. Loricariids seem to be able to control the shape of their pupil with a flap-like extension to the iris called the dorsal iris operculum. …

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Fluval 406 External Canister Filter Review

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The well established and renowned brand Fluval is a part of the Hagen group of fish keeping products and in 2013 they have yet again surpassed themselves with a fantastic range of external canister fish tank filters. The high level model …

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Recommended Tank Mates For Tropheus Tropical Cichlid Fish

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Cichlids from Lake Tanganyika in South Africa are becoming more and more popular amongst aquarists and as such there are more of them being imported to the UK and USA. one of the most popular groups of Lake Tanganyika cichlids …

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Fluval FX6 Fish Tank Filter Review

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The long awaited Fluval FX6 from Hagen has finally arrived, but is this a match and better than the long standing FX5, how has it improved and is it worth upgrading from the FX5 to the FX6? These are all …

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Biochemical Sponge Fish Tank Filter Review

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I decided to set up some fry tanks under my main tank as I wish to concentrate on breeding tropheus again however didn’t want to have separate filters for each and was trying to work out the best way around …

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How Do I Grow Tropical Aquarium Plants

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Certain requirements need to be met in order to grow aquarium plants successfully. Light, nutrients, substrate, and carbon dioxide of sufficient quantity are the main requirements. Substrate is the medium in which plants grow their roots and sand or gravel …

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Difference Between T5 and T8 Lighting In Fish Tank Aquariums

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There will undoubtedly come a point where you need to replace the lighting in your fish tank aquarium, or certainly change the tube which is there due to it having blown or getting dull. You would be faced with an …

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Plants In A Tanganyika Fish Tank Aquarium

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Although plants are considered a must for most aquarists for the home fish tank, when considering a Tanganyika biotype they are far from a natural occurrence in the South African lake itself. They are generally only found muddy bays with …

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