Finding Nemo… but don’t rush!

finding nemo

Guide to creating aquariums inspired by the film Nemo What was once called most “clownfish”, today has become Nemo in common parlance, that is the clownfish of the famous Disney / Pixar film “Finding Nemo”.  Moreover, Nemo is not even the main protagonist of the film, but he is the son of Marlin (the real …

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Betta Splendens starts a family

Betta Splendens

Most of the tropical fish on the market were born in the tanks of large farms, but many species can also reproduce in aquariums. This is the case of the Betta splendens, whose reproduction in captivity is not rare, but it is necessary to know how to choose the most suitable moment to form the couple …

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Blenny in marine aquarium: discovering the Blenniidae

Blenny in marine aquarium

The Blenny is a splendid bottom fish for marine aquariums of the Blenniidae family. In this guide, we will find out all about the blennies and which to insert. The group of fish known as blennies is far too large and diverse in behaviour and morphology to discuss in general terms. To help you understand the size of this …

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Xiphophorus Maculatus: the Platy file

Xiphophorus Maculatus

Xiphophorus maculatus is a pleasant and peaceful fish that is also hardy and active. It’s small, but it’s a great fish for hobbyists of any skill level; is one of the most popular in the aquarium industry.  It is a fish of the poecylidae family native to North and Central America. There are several varieties of play on the market that does not exist in nature but have actually …

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The fighting fish: a curmudgeon who loves being a dad

fighting fish

It is known that children can change their parents, does this also apply to betta fish? Apparently in this fish yes. An irresistible playboy, with long flowing fins and intense colour with its shades ranging from cobalt blue to purple red. But, with its similar males, it has an impossible character, while with the other guests of …

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Tridacne: Nutrition and maintenance in the aquarium


The first studies on the nutrition of clams are quite recent (they date back to 1992) and highlight the presence of zooxanthellae in their coat, despite the fact that by themselves they are insufficient to provide all the food necessary for their life. It was therefore immediately evident that clams also need particulate material from …

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How to start a culture of paramecia without starter

paramecia without starter

Paramecia are a type of infusoria, very important for those who keep small fish, for feeding the newly hatched chicks. Index Hide   The paramecia Paramecia are considered protozoa belonging to the class of ciliates and are part of the microfauna invisible to the naked eye, but present in practically all aquariums. When small characins, kills or other …

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Badis badis: the snail-predatory chameleon fish

Badis badis

Here’s how to breed Badis basis in the aquarium. You won’t need a large aquarium but you do need to be very careful with tank mates. Find out why. Badis badis is a fish belonging to the Badidae family. It lives in Asia, in the waters that drain into the Brahmaputra River in parts of the states of West Bengal and Assam, …

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Euphyllia spp: the LPS coral that must never be missing

Euphyllia spp

Euphyllia spp. it can be seen in a colorful array of colors, and several commonly discovered growth types. Skeletons grow in two main formations called wall (flabellum-meandroid) or branched (phaceloid).  The Euphyllia genus includes some of the most spectacular and recognizable LPS corals we have come to love in the marine keeping hobby. This large polyp hard coral is commonly found in Indonesia as …

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Nano Reef: Setup and Management

What is a nano reef? What exactly is a nano reef? How many litres must an aquarium be in order to be defined as a nano reef? It is not easy to find a definition that everyone can agree on. If we stick to the terminology used in America, nano reefs mean tanks that have a capacity of …

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