Freshwater

  • Murray River Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia fluviatilis)

    March 11, 2019 0 comment(s)
    Rainbowfish from Australia and New Guinea belong to the family Melanotaeniidae. It should be noted that the taxonomy of this group of fish is somewhat confusing and fish from different...
  • Forktail Blue-eye (Pseudomugil furcatus)

    March 6, 2019 0 comment(s)
    Housing The minimum tank size that should be considered for this fish is 54 litres or a tank with base dimensions that are approximately 60cm by 30cm. It is important...
  • Keeping Barramundi

    February 25, 2019 0 comment(s)
    Barramundi are synonymous with sport fishing in Australia. These are large, powerful, predatory fish which are native to the northern regions of Australia. From the outset, I would like to...

Plants

  • Crypt Melt: An Explanation

    March 18, 2019 0 comment(s)
    Crypt melt is a little understood phenomenon in which crypts develop holes in their leaves and then begin to disintegrate, leaf by leaf. Many a beginner hobbyist has purchased a...
  • Excel Based Low Tech Tanks

    July 30, 2018 0 comment(s)
    The term ‘low tech tank’, refers to a planted aquarium that does NOT use CO2 injection (see: Non-CO2 Methods). The downside to using this method to grow aquarium plants is...
  • Guide to Cryptocoryne’s

    June 11, 2018 0 comment(s)
    Crypt Melt ‘Crypt melt’ is a phenomenon wherein the leaves of a crypt develop holes and then the plant appears to dissolve. It appears to be caused by changes in...

Marine

  • Guide to Dottybacks

    March 13, 2019 0 comment(s)
    Dottybacks are an interesting group of fish, with behaviour as varied as Melbourne’s weather; for those of you who don’t know, Melbourne is said to have four seasons in one...
  • Marine Betta or Comet

    February 18, 2019 0 comment(s)
    The Marine Betta or Comet (Calliplesiops altivelis) is commonly mistaken for a bass or grouper which belong to the family Serranidae, however, in reality the Comet belongs to the family...
  • Sea Urchins

    February 13, 2019 0 comment(s)
    Depending on the species, sea urchins range in size from 6 to 12 cm in diameter. The most distinctive part of the sea urchin are its spines which vary in...

Health and Care

  • Keg King CO2 Canister and Regulator Review

    February 27, 2019 0 comment(s)
    Many planted tank hobbyists, especially those in Australia, avoid using CO2 because they believe that it is too expensive. For those living in Australia, I would tend to agree. CO2...
  • Indian Almond Leaves in the Aquarium

    January 31, 2019 0 comment(s)
    Indian almond leaves (IAL) have traditionally been used by Betta breeders in South East Asia to mimic the natural Betta habitat. They are believed to aid the fish in a...
  • Marine Pests: The Montipora Eating Nudibranch

    January 30, 2019 0 comment(s)
    Montipora Eating Nudibranchs are serious pests and can cause massive amounts of damage to the tissue of corals from the Montipora and Anacropora genus. Unfortunately for the hobbyist, these nudibranchs...

Reviews

  • Aqua One Precision Air Pump Review

    March 4, 2019 0 comment(s)
    It is difficult to review an air pump, as the main concern with many people when it comes to air pumps is the amount of noise that they produce. Other...
  • Review: AquaGreen’s Dinosaur Fertilisers

    December 28, 2018 0 comment(s)
    Note: This article was sponsored by AquaGreen. Dave from AquaGreen was kind enough to allow the author to trial his range of fertilisers in exchange for a review and advertising....
  • Review: Hydra Internal Power Filter

    August 21, 2017 0 comment(s)
    Background The Hydra Internal Power Filter is a unique filter which claims to be an almost miraculous cure to the problem of aquarium maintenance. Upon reading the information on the...
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