• 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...


  • 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...


  • How to: Get rid of Aiptasia

    March 25, 2019 0 comment(s)
    Aiptasia anemones can overpopulate a reef tank in a very short space of time. Most Aiptasia is introduced to the aquarium on live rock. Manually removing Aiptasia results in a...
  • 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...

Health and Care

  • Coronavirus is killing your fish

    March 20, 2020 0 comment(s)
    Now, I would like to begin by apologising for the click bait title BUT there is a reason for the madness. And just to clarify, the coronavirus does NOT kill...
  • Sponge filters: The ONLY filters you will ever need

    March 20, 2019 0 comment(s)
    Sponge filters are by far the oldest filter design available. However, this does not mean that they are inferior. The exact opposite is true. Sponge filters are perhaps some of...
  • 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...


  • 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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