Frequently asked questions

Freshwater Fish

How do I carry out a proper quarantine?

Hello, about 4 weeks are recommended unless this period does not prolong due to possible disease outbreaks and the subsequent treatment. The fish are normally fed during this time.Th...

Freshwater Care

How does sera aquatan work against heavy metals?

Hello, the basic process is called "chelation" (complexation with polydentate ligands), which encapsulates the heavy metal ions with a kind of "protective shell" and thus makes them...

Freshwater Fish

How large do Clown Loaches grow?

Hello, clown loaches grow to considerably (!) more than 16 cm also in an aquarium, provided they are kept in an appropriate tank. The small clown loaches sold are juveniles (not to...

Freshwater Fish

How large do Coolie Loaches and Dwarf Loaches grow, and how many should I keep?

Hello, Coolie Loaches usually grow to about 10 - 12 cm, single specimens occasionally grow slightly longer.If "Dwarf Loaches" refers to Yasuhikotakia (formerly Botia) sidthimunki:...

Freshwater Care Technical equipment

How long do pH measuring electrodes last?

Hello, as an average, the electrodes will last approximately 2 years from the date of manufacture. You will find the date on the shaft of the electrode itself - the code consists of...

Freshwater Care

How long may peat granulate (sera super peat) remain in the filter?

Hello, the peat may also remain in the filter for a longer time. However, it will of course lose its effect over the time - the faster, the more and the more often you change water,...

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