Diseases and Your Fish Room an alternative approach

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

Plants in the African Cichlid Aquarium: They’re Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

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

A Warning About Distilled Water and Betta Fish

Unlike tap water or spring water, distilled water has gone through a process that strips it almost completely of all minerals. Like RO water (reverse osmosis), it is essentially pure and no longer contains any of the trace elements that would be found naturally in water. Fish kept in distilled water … Read more about A Warning About Distilled Water and Betta Fish