Category: fishkeeping

New caresheet on Aquariadise: All about Otocin…

Otocinclus catfish are primarily known for being very small and having a huge appetite for algae. But do they really make the ideal clean-up crew for your nano aquascape? 

Long-time fishkeeper and aquarium blogger @iantojonesthebetta explains why you’ll have to be a little more dedicated if you want to keep these tiny catfish.

You can now find everything you need to know about keeping Otocinclus catfish on Aquariadise here.

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Hey wild Betta lover. Yes, you. I got wild Bettas for you. In an article written by Betta expert @iantojonesthebetta.

You can now read about 9 of the most fascinating wild Bettas on Aquariadise here!

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Caresheet: Cherry Shrimp | Neocaridina davidi

The other day, someone asked me what the best species was for a beginning aquarist. My answer? Cherry shrimp, of course! You won’t need a large tank, specific water values or any fancy equipment. In most cases, you won’t even need a heater!

You can find everything you need to know about keeping and breeding cherry shrimp on Aquariadise here.

PS: Fellow invertebrate lovers, don’t forget to join the shrimp party over at the Aquariadise invert keepers FB group 🦐

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Photo: Red Cherry in the Sun by joachimp

Aquariadise article: 5 best aquarium algae eat…

I don’t recommend getting fish in an attempt to solve your algae problem: that’s up to you (get scrubbing!). However, it definitely comes in handy to have some fishy helpers sometimes 🐟

Find out the 5 best aquarium algae eaters on Aquariadise here

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Photo by the wonderful @izzy-the-fish-girl

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

Betta caresheet

Angry lil fella.

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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