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  • Care & Maintenance

    The essentials of water care

    From set up to maintenance, we explain the basics when it comes to establishing healthy water conditions in your fish tank. Understanding the requirements behind good water quality is the first and most important part of fish keeping. What is the nitrogen ‘cycle’? How do I know my tank is cycled and ready for livestock? …

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    Keeping Livebearers

    Like their name suggests, Livebearers –including Guppies, Mollies, Platys and Swordtails – give birth to live young. Find out more about this exciting variety of community fish. Origins Members of the Poeciliidae family are widely distributed from the Southern United States through Mexico and Central America to South America. This group of freshwater fish includes …

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    Helping your fish cope with summer heat

    Just like us, our fish friends feel stressed when it’s extremely hot outside. Here are seven ways you can help them stay cool and calm. Extreme heat creates problems. When temperatures are high, fish go into metabolic overdrive, consume more oxygen and produce more waste products. These waste products can be more toxic at higher …

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    A guide to community fish

    Looking to take the next step? Why not try a community aquarium? One of the factors often overlooked when choosing fish for a community aquarium is the level at which the fish prefer to swim. Choosing fish that prefer swimming at different levels will result in a far more attractive aquarium, while at the same …

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    A guide to tropical fish

    Hardy, peaceful and beautiful to look at – there’s a lot to love about tropical fish. Find out more about the set up and maintenance required. Origins Tropical ‘community’ fish is a category that is widely spread in regard to location and origins. Tropical fish prefer warm waters and are non-aggressive, making them well suited …

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    Water quality basics

    Clear, simple solutions for clean, sparkling water. Good water quality is essential for successful fish keeping. It is estimated that 90% of fish diseases resulting in death are caused by poor water quality and lack of maintenance. Poor water quality suppresses fish immune systems, allowing disease to take hold. Therefore, it is vital to ensure …

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    Fish diseases: how to avoid them

    You need to be mindful of health risks when owning fish, but with our guide to fish diseases and infections, you’ll know the symptoms and how to treat them. Poor health in fish isn’t uncommon, but the main cause is poor water conditions. Healthy water usually means healthy fish, so paying close attention to the …