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AFRICAN CICHLIDS: A CHALLENGING BUT HIGHLY REWARDING GROUP OF FISH

Part 2: Lake Malawi The continent of Africa is home to Lakes Tanganyika, Malawi, and Victoria, three enormous bodies of water which house a huge variety of fascinating cichlids. In the second article of this three-part series, an overview of cichlids from Lake Malawi is be provided. Setup and care: With over 300 species of Lake Malawi cichlids available, there is no lack of choice for the home aquarium. The variety of colors [...]

2020-10-29T12:50:02-05:00October 29, 2020|FISH, PLANTS & CORALS, FRESHWATER|

AFRICAN CICHLIDS: A CHALLENGING BUT HIGHLY REWARDING GROUP OF FISH

Part 1: Lake Tanganyika The continent of Africa is home to Lakes Tanganyika, Malawi, and Victoria, three enormous bodies of water which house a huge variety of fascinating cichlids. These lakes are situated within the East African Rift (EAR), an active continental rift zone which first began developing approximately 25 million years ago. The EAR is a divergent tectonic plate boundary, wherein the African Plate is in the process of splitting into two. Depressions [...]

2020-10-05T13:27:07-05:00October 5, 2020|FISH, PLANTS & CORALS, FRESHWATER|

DEALING WITH FUSSY EATERS

Feeding your fish is fun! Seeing an animal devour and reap the benefits of the diet you have chosen, made, caught or created is both enjoyable and rewarding. With that said, when the animal refuses to eat, panic soon ensues and what should have been a fun experience soon becomes a significant concern. While most of the common, commercially raised tropical fish kept in aquariums today are easy to feed, there are exceptions to [...]

2020-09-21T08:32:54-05:00September 14, 2020|FISH, PLANTS & CORALS, NUTRITION|

CLOWNFISH, MOST POPULAR MARINE FISH

If there was a marine aquarium fish that could be said to be the most popular, it would have to be the Clownfish. Clowns (aka anemone fish) consist of 30 species all belonging to the genus Amphiprion, with one exception being the Maroon (species biaculeatus), which belongs to the genus Premnas. Part of a sub-family of damselfish, the little Clownfish is as feisty and tough as they come. I once personally kept a pair [...]

2020-08-06T12:49:34-05:00August 6, 2020|FISH, PLANTS & CORALS, SALTWATER|

CIRCULATION PUMPS IN AQUARIUMS

While circulation pumps are almost always present in marine aquariums, they are often overlooked in freshwater tanks, despite having the potential to benefit a number of species commonly kept in the hobby. Many popular freshwater species live in fast-flowing river environments and tend to do better in aquariums when strong water currents are present. Bodies of water characterized by stronger water movement typically feature greater concentrations of dissolved oxygen: providing species native to these [...]

2020-08-06T12:53:58-05:00July 3, 2020|FILTRATIONS & PUMPS, SALTWATER|