species mantenance

Species Maintenance for Dummies

The important thing to realise about a Species Maintenance Program is that the aquarist is trying to do just that, maintain a species. The issues of hybridisation should not and will not be involved in a Species Maintenance Program, especially in the cases of endangered...

wild bog plants

Collecting Wild Bog Plants

Collecting wild bog plants not only gives you first hand knowledge on how and where they grow, but is also an outing in the great outdoors. It isn’t break the law so long as you aren’t in a conservation park or bio preserve. Streams, ponds,...

amazon fish list

Journey to The Amazon River Brazil

After four hours from Manaus, we finally reached Itacotiara (pronounced ee-ta-kwa-shah. Itacotiara is closer to Rio Jatapu and Uatuma) and the banks of the Amazon, where out boat was docked. It was a little town almost entirely dependent on the river and the forest. It...

all glass tank

Making All Glass Tanks

I visited various websites recently and looked over the various issues regarding tank manufacture from either glass or wood. Having done both I would like to share my ideas with you. These are my experiences, but your results are fully dependent on your actions and...

Breeding Fish tanks

Breeding Fish FAQ – part II

Breeding Tanks “My fish just laid eggs. How do I keep the eggs or babies from being eaten?” The most common way to keep eggs from being eaten is to use a separate breeding tank. There the parents can spawn or give birth to their...

How to breed betta fish

Breeding Fish FAQ – part I

Fish breed in many ways, and yes you can watch. In fact, watching fish breed is one of the great fascinations in the hobby because there are so many interesting strategies among breeding fish. There are two main strategies that fish use: egglaying and livebearing....

freshwater Aquarium plants

Echinodorus amazonicus, and Echinodorus bleheri

Eсhіnоdоruѕ Amazonicus This bеаutіful рlаnt іѕ also known аѕ Eсhіnоdоruѕ brevipedicellutus. It originates іn Brazil аnd the mіd tо lоwеr region оf thе Amаzоn Rіvеr basin. It іѕ uѕuаllу utіlіѕеd аѕ a сеntrе оr fосаl рlаnt іn the аԛuаrіum аѕ it gets to bе ԛuіtе...

Freshwater Aquarium Plants Guide

Java Moss for Aquarium Plants

Java Moss is a popular, useful and versatile moss which comes from Asia, Malaysia, Java, and India. It can grow on nearly any surface or free floating. It is classified in the Hypnaceae family which consists of ‘sleeper mosses’ which typically exhibit creeping growth. It...

breeding discus fish

Know More About Breeding Discus Fish

When I first started keeping discus, breeding them was a mystery to me. Those who were successful in doing so must have been privy to some “secret knowledge”. Over the past four years of playing with these “magical” fish the secrets have unrevealed themselves for...