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The dwarf cichlid aquarium

male apistogramma agassizi

The dwarf cichlid aquarium Often, aquarists are quick to dismiss cichlids as being too aggressive and territorial for their tanks that dig up the gravel and plants. However, if the aquarist instead explores the possibilities offered by dwarf cichlids, he will be amply rewarded. Dwarf cichlids, although closely related to their larger cousins, are much …

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low maintenance fish keeping

three year old Walstad aquarium

A guide to low maintenance fish keeping Why create a low maintenance aquarium? So you can spend more time admiring your fish, perhaps. People who are just getting started in the aquarium hobby are often taken aback by the level of maintenance that a successful fish tank usually needs. The cultural stereotype of keeping a …

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Raising the fry

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Raising the fry – hints and tips to grow many healthy fish If you have successfully gotten your fish to breed and now have a large batch of eggs or even a population of tiny fry living in your tank, it could be time to brush up your fry-parenting skills. You may need to adjust …

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How and where to buy fish

buying new fish from an aquarium can be a fascinating experience

How and where to buy fish When it comes to stocking your aquarium with colourful and fascinating fish, there are lots of options available to the enterprising aquarist. It should be clear, however, that some options are better than others. Experienced fish keeping enthusiasts learn where the best sources of buying fish are. Buying fish …

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Review of koi fish for beginners

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Koi fish book reveals all The recent eBook on koi fish released by Adam Short is nothing short of amazing. Koi fish for beginners delivers everything a beginner needs to select, buy and maintain these fascinating fish. This “must have” eBook is comprehensive, accurate and written in easy to understand language. The eBook starts with …

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Breeding egg laying fish

Fish laying eggs? Many times fish keepers are caught by surprise and your fish may have already laid eggs. If you are lucky enough to have a male and female that have bred in the aquarium then you most probably want the eggs to hatch to become baby fish. This may be difficult if the …

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Review: Ultimate Secrets to Saltwater Aquarium Fish and Corals

well designed marine aquarium

Review: Ultimate Secrets to Saltwater Aquarium Fish and Corals by Andrej Brummer The ultimate investment in knowledge for every aquarium owner With no previous experience of owning a marine aquarium, I was daunted by the responsibility of keeping marine creatures alive and healthy, when I had no idea what equipment to buy, which fish to …

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Nano fish in a nano aquarium

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The Nano Fish Aquarium: Benefits, Drawbacks, And Guidelines For Use Nano aquariums are increasingly popular because you can keep them anywhere and cost less than larger aquariums. There are a number of reasons why newcomers and experienced aquarists alike may find themselves interested in purchasing and keeping a nano fish aquarium. It is like the aquarium …

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Setting up a tropical aquarium: step by step guide

fish tank set up

Setting up a tropical aquarium professionally This is an easy to follow step by step guide on setting up an aquarium for the beginner aquarist. Following these steps closely will allow you to have a successful aquarium set up at home, even if you don’t have any experience in keeping fish. You will avoid the …

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Rocks for your aquarium

planted rocky malawi aquarium

How to select the right rocks for your aquarium While many aquarists around the world have no problem discovering their favourite varieties of fish, finding them, and then creating the perfect underwater environment for their fishkeeping hobby, determining how to select the right rocks for your aquarium can be a different story altogether. Many beginning …

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