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Kribensis

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Kribensis : Everything you need to know Kribensis (Pelvicachromis pulcher) inhabits a range from Benin, into Nigeria and Cameroon, but mostly Nigeria.. It was first introduced into the hobby in the 1950s and immediately became a big hit with aquarists. In the wild kribensis breed in the side of river banks by digging away soil …

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Live rock and live sand

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Live Rock and live sand for Your Saltwater Aquarium If you are in the process of setting up a saltwater aquarium in your home and wondering about what live rock and sand are, and how to incorporate it into your tank, you will find all the answers below. What is Live Rock? Live rock comes …

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How to Clean a Fish Tank

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This article will explain how to clean a fish tank in a professional way What you are trying to achieve You need to have 2 goals when cleaning a tank. The first is to clean up the appearance of the glass in and out, the gravel, ornaments, equipment and plants, and the other is to …

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koi food

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Koi food What You Should Know about feeding your koi Having a pond might be a good idea, especially one that’ll be booming with life. However, you can’t ignore having to feed your koi with proper koi food. With koi being a popular choice for any pond, what most people don’t realize is that they …

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Starting a fish tank for beginners

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Starting a fish tank for beginners that have never had a fish tank before. Everything that you need to know, do and buy is explained here. Which type of aquarium setup do you want? There are 3 basic aquarium setups 1. The tropical freshwater tank. This is the most common. This is an aquarium that …

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Cycling your aquarium

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The first thing you should learn about keeping fish is cycling your aquarium. Once you understand the basic idea it will be the single most important piece of knowledge that helps you keep your fish alive. Most newbie fish keepers learn about cycling after they have set up an aquarium with fish that have died. …

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Top 10 tips on African Cichlids

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Top 10 tips for a successful African cichlid tank Tip number one. Watch a lot of cichlid videos on youtube. With many expert hobbyists giving first hand experience of setting up a cichlid aquarium, which species to buy, maintenance of a cichlid aquarium through to breeding the various, mbunas, peacocks, haps, Tanganyikans and other topics. …

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Common livebearer illnesses: how to recognise and treat them

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Common livebearer illnesses livebearers facts and info How to maintain healthy livebearers Most tank raised livebearers are quite healthy fish. In other words they hardly ever get sick as long as their aquarum is kept clean and healthy and nothing goes wrong such as a faulty heater. However, dirty water, overcrowded aquariums, overfeeding or even …

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Feeding guppies, mollies, platies and other livebearers

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Feeding guppies, mollies, platies and other livebearers Make your own fish food Raising live food Feeding livebearers can be easy especially the commonly found livebearers, but to get the best results then care must be taken with their diet. Most livebearers are omnivorous, eating both animal matter and vegetable matter. Other livebearers are mostly vegetarian …

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Maintaining a healthy livebearer aquarium

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Healthy water leads to healthy fish Diagnose and treat Livebearer illnesses here. The secret to keeping healthy livebearers is in keeping the water they live in healthy and suitable for them to live in. The major element in maintaining healthy water is the continuous removal of pollution from the water. Where does aquarium pollution come from? Pollution …

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