Frequently asked questions

Freshwater Care

Lighting time in an aquarium?

Hello, concerning the lighting time, there are rather different opinions among both aquarists and aquarium literature. Where most aquarium fish and plants originate from, the day...

Marine water

Live rock from the Mediterranean Sea: Which salinity?

Hello, Concerning "aeration/temperature":Yes, I agree. Concerning "salinity":You can use the same salinities as they are usual in reef tanks, everything between 3.3 - 3.6% is OK...

Freshwater Fish

Loricariids eat plants

Hello, this is going to be difficult once the Ancistrus found out they like the - apparently very tasty - Echinodorus. You can try herbal food tablets (sera Spirulina Tabs) or sera...

Freshwater Fish

Male Platy is aggressive against members of its own kind

Hello, this is unfortunately normal with this gender ratio. Male Platies are actually aggressive against members of their own kind, especially if there are (as in this case) too few...

Freshwater Fish

Mollys apparently do not multiply

Hello, I am rather certain that the Mollies already reproduced as well. However, the fry are usually born at night and get eaten before the next morning. Therefore, it is possible...

Freshwater Diseases

Neon disease

Hello, some other characin species can also be infected with neon disease (caused by sporozoans of the species Pleistophora - you can also find the spelling Plistophora in literature...

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