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FRESHWATER SHRIMP KEEPING

by Jesse De Luca  I have always been fascinated by invertebrates, and especially shrimp! Watching their skeletal movements and their quirky behaviours can keep me captivated for hours. I first began keeping shrimp years ago, when I kept Cherry shrimp (Neocaridina davidi) with some Celestial Pearl danios (Danio margaritatus) in a 10-gallon aquarium. I had seen some females carrying eggs and waited for babies with anticipation, but I learned quickly that the baby shrimp [...]

2020-01-29T14:06:22-05:00January 29, 2020|FISH, PLANTS & CORALS, FRESHWATER|

INSECTS IN FISH FOOD?

by Tom Sarac Most fish are omnivorous. They eat many things in nature and, in general, feed aggressively as their next meal is never a guaranteed event. This is a very important point to understand when feeding not only fish, but many other pets as well! Instinctually, it’s in an animal’s best interest to eat as much as possible at every opportunity. In captivity, where conditions are markedly different, this goes against their best [...]

2020-01-28T14:44:50-05:00January 3, 2020|FISH, PLANTS & CORALS, NUTRITION|

TANK BUSTERS: 10 MONSTER FISH TO AVOID

(AND SMALLER, MORE TANK-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVES) Stocking an aquarium is one of the most exciting parts of the fishkeeping hobby: an empty aquarium offers the hobbyist hundreds of choices of species of fish. Although most fish at aquatics retailers are suitable for the average home aquarium if the tank setup and water parameters are adequate, some species should be avoided at all costs. Beginners to the hobby, however, may not be aware of this and [...]

2019-12-09T12:39:16-05:00November 28, 2019|FISH, PLANTS & CORALS, FRESHWATER|

THE BIG WORLD OF SMALL CICHLIDS – SOUTH AMERICAN STYLE

- By Gary Elson Most of us jump into aquarium keeping with brightly coloured fish. After a short time, those destined to “really get into it” become curious about fish behaviour. Unfortunately, six tetras in a small tank are not going to show you a lot about their species, which may live in shoals of tens of thousands across vast expanses of water. Wouldn’t it be great if there were small fish that lived in [...]

2019-10-08T07:31:20-05:00June 27, 2019|FISH, PLANTS & CORALS|

WILD CAUGHT FRESHWATER TROPICAL FISH, ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE OR NOT?

By Tom Sarac The Fluval brand is fundamentally connected to the well being of the tropical fish trade and the aquatic success of our customers who keep aquariums. Being a life-long aquarist, I have always preferred wild caught fish, given my fascination with breeding them along with the creation of natural aquarium habitats. Wild species not only demonstrate expected natural instinctive behavior, for example, when spawning and raising fry, but their colors, size and comportment [...]

2019-05-01T09:18:54-05:00February 18, 2019|FISH, PLANTS & CORALS|