Frequently asked questions

Freshwater Invertebrates

"Crystal Red" shrimps in a 25 liter (5.5 US gal.) aquarium

Hello, possibly, the orange animal is a dwarf crayfish (Cambarellus patzcuarensis 'Orange', often referred to as "Mexican Orange" dwarf crayfish)? 10 - 15 animals are alright;...

Freshwater Care Food

"Moss balls" / Food amount

Hello, Concerning "moss ball/requirements/multiply":This is in fact not a moss at all, but a (desired in this case) green alga.It is sufficient to just place it in the tank and rinse...

Freshwater Diseases

Amyloodinium (Oodinium) upon adding new fish

Hello, independently from the original question: I urgently recommend keeping new fish in quarantine for approximately 4 weeks if possible as to prevent this kind of thing. This...

Freshwater Fish Diseases

Ancistrus catfish has large white blotches

Hello, this is rather likely not a disease at all: A bright blotch pattern is the typical fright coloration of Ancistrus catfish, it quickly becomes normal again. Cloudy skin slime...

Freshwater Fish

Neolamprologus brichardi offspring / Does Synodontis petricola show cuckoo behavior?

Hello, Concerning "feeding fry":The fry can soon get the "entirely normal" food - small particles are of course easier to eat. sera Vipagran Baby is particularly well suited. Concer...

Freshwater Fish

Trigonostigma (formerly: Rasbora) espei are courting

Hello, Concerning "spawn":this indeed sounds as if there will be offspring soon! Concerning "water parameters":the water should be soft and slightly acidic, peat filtration is...

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