Category: fishkeeping community

Growing Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus)

My favorite aquarium plant 🌿 it’s hardy, beginner-proof and super easy to grow. 

You can find everything you need to know about growing Java fern on Aquariadise here

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New article on Aquariadise: 9 fascinating wild…

Hey, you ask and I deliver, right? There have been many requests for an article on wild Bettas so it was definitely time to publish one and put these underrepresented species in the spotlight.

So what did I do? Naturally, I hired Tumblr’s resident wild Betta expert @iantojonesthebetta and we created an article that details 9 of our favorite wild Bettas, including basic care info. 

You can now read all about wild Bettas on Aquariadise here. 🐟

Photos were supplied by some of fishblr’s wild Betta keepers: thank you @elemental-kiss @blackwaterbubbles (including the photo above) @finnicky-art. We are still in search of pics of some species, so if you keep them and have photos let me know!

Caresheet: Assassin snail | Clea helena

Using a snail to solve a snail problem sounds a little counterintuitive, but the assassin snail got its common name for a reason. This cannibal is a snail killer!

Find out everything you need to know about keeping assassin snails on Aquariadise here.

PS: Snail lovers, don’t miss the snail party over at the Aquariadise invert keepers FB group! 🐌

Photo: Om Nom Nom by f_jean

Aquariadise article: Treating fin rot

Many aquarists encounter it at some point: fin rot. An annoying fish disease, but luckily definitely not the worst thing that can happen to your fish. In most cases, it should clear right up if you take the right measures!

Find out how to treat (and prevent) fin rot on Aquariadise here.

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PS.The photo was provided by the fish blogger who went by theblondeaquarist – anyone know if they left entirely or just changed their URL? I would like to credit properly.

Aquariadise article: Keeping fancy goldfish in…

Did you know fancy goldfish can be kept in ponds just like their common goldfish cousins? You might need to adapt your pond a little, but it’s a great way to give your goldies access to more space – during the summer or year-round.

You can find everything you need to know about keeping fancy goldfish in ponds on Aquariadise here.

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Photo by @goldfishgalaxy

Aquariadise article: Aquarium driftwood

Driftwood is a great addition to your aquarium: it gives a natural look and helps imitate the natural habitat of many fish species. But how do you use it? And what types are there?

You can find everything you need to know about aquarium driftwood on Aquariadise here!

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Photo: FABULOUS_FULL FRONTAL by Gergely Hideg

Aquariadise article: Aquarium filter 101 | Typ…

If you’re just setting up your first tank or want to buy a new filter, things can be slightly confusing. With all the filter types out there, which is best for your aquarium?

Find out all the different types of filters on Aquariadise here!

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Photo: Garnelenbecken: Station 3 by grafzahl

Aquariadise article: Betta food & feeding

If you’ve just gotten your first Betta, the choice in foods might be a little intimidating. There’s flakes, pellets, frozen, freeze dried… but what works best?!

Find out all about betta foods and feeding your Betta on Aquariadise here!

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Photo: betta buddy by brycegandy

Aquariadise article: Floating plants | Benefit…

When thinking of aquarium plants, floating plants might not be the first thing you think of. They can be a great addition to your tank, though! Many fish species love the extra cover and fast-growing plants also help remove nitrates.  

Find out all about floating aquarium plants on Aquariadise here

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Aquariadise article: Why Betta bowls are bad

Bettas are incredibly popular, but unfortunately their popularity has come with a LOT of misconceptions about their care. The average chain pet store will tell you they can live in bowls, don’t need a heater or filter and can feed on plant roots. Umm, no! 

Find out why Betta bowls are bad on Aquariadise here!

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Photo by @firebreathingbettas