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Matt hook has been a passionate aquarist since he was 5 and now he is professional aquarist. Through this blog he plans share his knowledge to beginners. Feel free to contact him if you have any queries.

Kuhli Loach – Feeding, Breeding and Tankmates information

Kuhli loaches are a group of small, peaceful, eel-like fish that are widely distributed slow-moving rivers of South-West Asia.  Their tank should be densely planted and should have a sandy substrate to have something close to their natural habitat. It should be noted that this fish usually enjoy staying at the bottom of the tank. […]

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Paradise Fish – Feeding, Breeding and Care guide

Paradise fish are vibrantly colored freshwater species that are native to Asia – from India to Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, and so on. They are known to be exhibit incredible parental instinct as they are ‘bubble-nesters‘. The paradise fish loves being in the tank alone, and its tank should be integrated with a highly efficient filtration […]

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Cherry Barb- Feeding, Behavior, Breeding and Diseases.

Cherry barb is a schooling fish found in wide distribution in Sri-Lankan rivers. It is a small fish with an elongated body and a curved back. It is non-aggressive and easy to care for. It is a small fish, but for the fact,it is schooling fish, and an active swimmer that enjoys going about the […]

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Harlequin Rasboras- Appearance, feeding, Breeding and Tank mates

Harlequin rasboras are distinctively marked out from other cyprinids for their metallic color and black patch that covers nearly half of their body. They are undemanding, peaceful and thrive in a school of 6 –8. They are small in size, and a 20-litre should be perfect for keeping them. Their tank should be adequately furnished […]

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Glass Catfish: Care, Feed, Breeding and Diseases guide

Glass catfish are ray-finned freshwater species with a transparent body, meaning their internal organs are visible. They are one of the many wonders of Southeast Asian waters, and they are known to be very peaceful. They are active swimmers that love going about in a shoalaround the bottom and middle layers of the tank. They […]

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How to Clean a Fish Tank- Step by Step Guide

To keep your fishes active and delighted, it is necessary to maintain and change the water regularly. The upkeep of your Aquarium requires continual scrutiny. No matter how good your filter is, it is still imperative to clean the tank on your own or you can get low maintenance fish tank if you don’t get […]

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How do fish mate and how to breed fish in the aquarium

Every life form can only sustain its population by reproducing its kind and different organisms have developed various means of doing this. Fish mating is one phenomenon that had been extensively studied by a host of scientists, and this has broadened our knowledge about how fish bring forth their young ones. More so, aquarists/breeders may […]

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Sparkling Gourami: Feeding, Behavior, Care and Tank Set up guide

Sparkling gouramis are small, distinctively colored freshwater found in abundant supply in South-East Asian waters. They thrive in shallow, slow-flowing waters. They are typically peaceful though may show aggression in some instances. They love to inhabit heavily planted and dimly lit tanks. They are not fast swimmers, and their small size means that you will […]

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