• Australian Arowana or Saratoga (Scleropages leichardti)

    July 16, 2018 0 comment(s)
    The Saratoga (Scleropages leichardti and Scleropages Jardinii) is Australia’s version of the ever popular Asian Arowana (Scleropages formosus). Most people are attracted to these fish for their predatory nature and...
  • Darwin Algae Eating Shrimp

    July 9, 2018 0 comment(s)
    The Darwin Algae Eating Shrimp is an undescribed species of shrimp that was, until recently, classified as Caridina longisrostris. However, upon scientific revision it was concluded that the species was...
  • Breeding Discus – Consistency is Key

    February 26, 2018 0 comment(s)
    A remarkable ‘mythos’ has evolved regarding Discus, with many people believing that Discus are extremely sensitive and hard to keep. (See: Discus? Too Easy!) These same people would probably tell...


  • 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...
  • Ludwigia repens

    March 5, 2018 0 comment(s)
    Ludwigia repens is a common and popular aquarium plant the world round. This is one of the easiest aquarium plants to grow and is able to grow in a wide...
  • Dosing Nutrients on the Cheap – D.I.Y Nutrients

    January 29, 2018 0 comment(s)
    Anyone who has kept planted aquariums for any length of time knows the enormous expense that bottled nutrients represent. Many a fish keeper has visibly grimaced at the bill they...


  • A Guide to Ocellaris Clownfish

    July 2, 2018 0 comment(s)
    The Clownfish is undoubtedly the most popular marine fish species, period. This iconic fish is a major pull-factor for many people joining the marine hobby. The Ocellaris clownfish is a...
  • Anemone Shrimp

    June 4, 2018 0 comment(s)
    In a similar way to Clown Fish, Anemone shrimp utilise sea anemones as a place of refuge. Biology Tropical anemone shrimp include members of the genera: Alpheus, Lysmata, Periclimenes and...
  • Dwarf Angelfish

    May 28, 2018 0 comment(s)
    Dwarf Angelfish have colours to rival any marine fish, which combined with their small size and individual behaviours make Dwarf Angelfish some of the most popular fish on the marine...


  • Using Seachem Excel to Kill Black Beard/Brush Algae

    July 9, 2018 0 comment(s)
    While algae are a nuisance but some alga are worse than others. Black Beard Algae (BBA) has got to be one of the worst. Most algae problems can be avoided...
  • How many fish can I keep in my tank?

    June 25, 2018 0 comment(s)
    ‘How many fish can I keep in my tank?’ is an age old question, asked by everyone who enters the hobby. Although the question is simple, the answer certainly isn’t....
  • Aquarium Holiday Preparation

    February 12, 2018 0 comment(s)
    Going away on holiday presents many unique challenges to the fish-keeper. While the word ‘feeding’ would jump to most people’s minds upon hearing that statement, there are other aspects of...


  • 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...
  • Aqua One: Aquis 500 Review

    July 24, 2017 0 comment(s)
    The Aqua One Aquis 500 is a canister filter designed for a 100 litre aquarium. This filter is currently running on my 175 litre aquarium. Before purchasing this filter, I...
  • Seachem Prime

    May 8, 2017 0 comment(s)
    Seachem Prime is a well-known and respected product in the aquarium industry. Until recently I had been using Aqua One Ammonia and Chlorine Neutraliser as a water conditioner. However, when...