Category: Common Questions

  • How to Introduce New fish to Older Fish!

    How to Introduce New fish to Older Fish!

    When you’re adding new fish to an aquarium, there are many things to consider. What type of water do they like? Do they need any special care or diet? Is the tank big enough for them and everything else that is already living in it? However, one thing you might not have thought about when […]

  • What is a Fishless Cycle?

    What is a Fishless Cycle?

    Aquarists know that cycling a new tank is obligatory. You have to go through the process of cycling whether you want to or not.  Aquarists can cycle their aquariums in various ways with higher efficiency or faster results. For instance, you can have a fish cycle or fishless cycle; you can branch further into more […]

  • What is the Walstad Method?

    What is the Walstad Method?

    Walstad tanks were infamous before the publication of Diana Walstad’s book, Ecology of the Planted Aquarium: A practical manual and scientific treatise. After its publication, aquarists from far and beyond started to embrace Walstad tanks and the benefits they come with. Even then, the traditional method of setting up aquariums is still prevalent. The method, […]

  • Can I use Garden Soil in My Aquarium?

    Can I use Garden Soil in My Aquarium?

    Aquarist, who get into the hobby on a strict budget, are more likely to find more affordable ways of getting things. It is, therefore, no surprise that one might want to use your garden soil as a substrate.  Can you use garden soil in your aquariums, though? Technically, yes. I wouldn’t recommend it, but you […]

  • Do I need Gravel in My Fish Tank?

    Do I need Gravel in My Fish Tank?

    The buzz of fish keeping and aquariums brings many questions from setting up to maintenance and more. One of the questions I hear people ask around is whether they need gravel in their tanks? You do not need gravel in your tank. Bare bottom tanks have become quite popular in this hobby, and they work […]

  • How long does it take Platy Fry to Grow?

    How long does it take Platy Fry to Grow?

    The growth of platy fry is the concern of many platy breeding aquarists. It is fascinating and exciting to have new platy babies. You can’t wait for them to grow up already and bloom to full size. The standing question is, how long does it take platy fry to grow fully? On average, the platy […]

  • Why is My Guppy Fry not Growing?

    Why is My Guppy Fry not Growing?

    Fishkeepers that love guppies will tell you how they breed like rats. Yeah, that is true. Breeding eventually leads to new guppies in your care, albeit minuscule ones. Probably, you are there waiting for the fry to hit every growth stage you have learned about from various sources. If you are doing it right, the […]

  • How do Betta Fish Behave before Death?

    How do Betta Fish Behave before Death?

    It hurts when an aquarist loses a  Betta fish. It hurts even more when an aquarist has to watch a betta die- slowly and painfully.  A fishkeeper, albeit a responsible one, will naturally be quick to take the blame. Had the aquarist seen the sign earlier, he would have probably saved the fish. Therefore, we […]

  • How to Clean Play Sand for Aquarium Use?

    How to Clean Play Sand for Aquarium Use?

    You have already bought your bag of play sand, and you can’t wait to add it to your tank. You are probably wondering how you will clean the play sand for aquarium use. Well, it is your lucky day! In this article, I will go into great detail on cleaning play sand properly and more. […]

  • How do I Know if Betta Fish is Happy?

    How do I Know if Betta Fish is Happy?

    To each dedicated fishkeeper, the goal is to make them happy. Happy fish equals a happy aquarist. It is that simple! You have set up your tank, the water quality is just right, and ensured your betta is acclimatized. You now want to know if your betta fish is happy. Signs of a happy betta […]