Common Name: Bluegill Latin Name: Lepomis Macrochirus Origin: Throughout the US and Northern Mexico Temperature: 65-75°F (19-24°C) Ease Of Keeping: Easy Aggressivness: Moderately Agressive Lighting: Low Adult Size: 6-7 inches – 17cm Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons Feeding: Cichlid pellets, worms, crickets, minnows Spawning Method: Egg layer Comments: I have kept a bluegill in my … Read more
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This is a blog where i’ll be posting the progress of raising my latest batch of 75-100 baby kribensis fry on commercially prepared foods, most of which you can purchase for yourself in a good quality pet shop. In a nutshell, I have two of the best Kribensis parents you could ask for (Pelvicachromis pulcher). … Read more
The Blue Green Chromis (Chromis viridis) has several other English names. These names include the Green Chromis, Blue Green Damselfish, Blue Green Puller, Green Puller, as well as the Blue Green Damselfish. The Chromis viridis has been assessed for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Geographical range, habitat and habits The Indo-Pacific is one place where … Read more
Common Problems with Clown Fish: Fighting One challenge you will find whilst keeping clown fish is that they tend to be very territorial in behaviour. It is not unusual for clown fish to peck each other. They are so territorial that they will fight any other clown fish that passes through their territory. Clown fish … Read more
You chose the brightest, most vibrantly colored fishes at the pet store – reds, golds, and blues. They brought your aquarium to life, but their shimmering colors are fading. They’re looking dull, and maybe even behaving listlessly. What is wrong with your fish? Why is it losing its color? Below, we’ll explore the most common … Read more
Nano Reef Aquariums There is a new addition to the reef keeping hobby and as the name Nano Reef Aquarium suggest, the reef is on a much smaller scale and can be as small as 2.5 gallons. With this small size comes a much smaller price tag and this applies to both the coral itself, … Read more
Phosphate Control All saltwater aquarists really need to master the techniques that control the growth of phosphates in their aquarium. Continued increases in phosphate levels in the tank will provide an excess of nutrients that feed and promote the growth of algae, and that inhibit the calcification of invertebrates and corals in the aquarium. Controlling … Read more