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How to Raise Healthy Kois

Freshwater Fish - Koi

Kois make fascinating pets. If you are a newbie, raising Kois might seem to be a little daunting however you will soon realize that caring for these brilliantly-colored fish is definitely rewarding.


Raising Clownfish

Marine Fish - Clownfish

Clowns Spawning Family: Pomacentridae

The spawning of clownfish nearly always takes place in the late afternoon and is a delightful scene to observe. A common precursor to this and a good indication of imminent egg laying is the ritual cleaning of the chosen spawning site. Both male and female clean the site vigorously with their mouths until they are both satisfied that the surface will be suitable. Meanwhile, the egg laying tube, or ovipositor will have become clearly visible in the female, while the male's fertilisation tube may only just be obvious.


Cowries - The Hard Nuts

Marine Invertebrates - Cowries

Money Cowrie (Cypraea moneta) Family: Ovulidae

It is probably true to say that cowries are of more value to shell collectors than to marine fishkeepers; for although they possess some attractive qualities such as the often beautiful shells, in the reef aquarium they are capable of causing considerable inconvenience. Still, they are popular with marine aquarists and I no reason to omit them from our thoughts completely.


Water Changes and Its Effect to Fishes

Freshwater Topics - Water Quality

Water changes are important aspects of routine tank maintenance. Most aquarists know regular water changes should be undertaken, but not everyone does or knows how to do it correctly.


Big Fish for The Marine Aquarium!

Clown Trigger Fish (Balistoides conspicillum) One type of marine aquarium never fails to create a stir, the fish-only tank containing BIG fish! The sight of large slices of brightly coloured piscine flesh cruising around an equally spacious aquarium is enough to make anyone's heart beat a little quicker.

 

The Micro Shrimp Tank

Blood Shrimp (Lysmata debelius) Most of my regular readers will already be aware that, on the whole, I do not condone small marine tanks; that is, tanks with a nett volume of less than 20 gallons (91 litres). They are usually very unstable as far as water parameters are concerned and subsequently exert...

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