Category: this post is part of a series to put some older articles in the spotlight

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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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

Caresheet: Red Claw Crab | Perisesarma bidens

Crabs are a fun and uncommon aquatic pet to keep, but unfortunately many still die a premature death due to the many myths about their care floating around. Did you know red claw crabs actually need access to a large land area as well as brackish water instead of fresh?

You can find everything you need to know about red claw crab care on Aquariadise here.

PS: Invert lovers, don’t forget to join the crab party over at the Aquariadise invert keepers FB page!

Photo: meanandpinchy

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