At certain times of the year, it seems a rash of a disease makes its way around any given fish room. As a beginner, I have learned the hard way a lot about controlling disease from books, the internet and experimentation. The most important thing to remember is to sanitize (see Cleaning Bowls … Read more about Diseases and Your Fish Room an alternative approach
In this article I will be talking about my experiences with a West African substrate spawner, the Hemichromis bimaculatus, commonly known as the Two Spotted Jewel Cichlid. Keep in mind that not all substrate spawners will partake in these exact events from one specie of fish to another. All … Read more about My Experiences With A Substrate Spawner Hemichromis bimaculatus, the Jewel Cichlid
They decided many years ago that four inches by four inches of surface area per inch of fish was the correct formula in a tank without aeration, and this still stands today, even with all the technology that is available. A four inch by four inch square of surface area per inch of fish is the … Read more about How Many Fish?
I run a small basic project, and receive a great deal of mail each month from people with fish problems, and many are at the stage of packing the whole thing in due to their constant fish losses, or because everything they do just seems to add more problems to their ones they already have. Often the … Read more about Getting Answers To Problems
Your first tank arrives home, possibly with a bag of fish, possibly not. Possibly with a kit-type collection of assorted lights, heaters, and filters, possibly not. What are you going to do with it all? This article is intended to provide you with instructions for setting up your first tank. I … Read more about Setting Up A Tank, for Dummies
I have seen a few people show surprise, shock, or just plain disbelief after I told them my African cichlid tanks have plants in them. Yes, real plants. And quite a few of them, too. Maybe they arent the green explosions some CAS members manage to produce, but my plants have at least grown to the … Read more about Plants in the African Cichlid Aquarium: They’re Not Just For Breakfast Anymore
Once a week, usually Mondays, I drive during my lunch break to the LFS of my youth. Filled with clean tanks, they showcase the best of each breed of freshwater, pond and saltwater animals. Right in front, just as you pass the 1,300-gallon shark tank, are the Bettas. Three tiers, each having 10 … Read more about The Thrill of the Buy
If there is such a thing as an underrated Rift Lake Cichlid, the Cyprichromis leptosoma is it. C. leptosoma, is sometimes known as the "cyp" (pronounced "sip") and sometimes as the "blue flash", although the latter is more often used to identify a particular variety of cyp. Sometimes it is also … Read more about Cyprichromis leptosoma