Frequently asked questions

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

Sudden decrease of water quality and snail invasion

Hello, this sounds as if a dead animal (a fish or a larger snail?) is lying in the aquarium decomposing, which heavily pollutes the water. Generous (!) partial water changes are...

Freshwater Technical equipment

Position of the sera F 700

Hello, yes, that concerns the complete filter! Make sure that no sand/gravel can get in and possibly damage the rotor, when place it on the bottom! Best regards sera GmbHDr. Bodo...

Freshwater Fish

Problematic fish stock / Can fry stay with their parents?

Hello, Concerning "young Burundis":I surmise in the following that they are Neolamprologus brichardi from Lake Tanganyika, which were/are sometimes sold as "Princess of Burundi"! Co...

Freshwater Diseases Technical equipment

Disinfect quarantine tanks after use?

Hello, basically, thorough rinsing and allowing to dry is sufficient. If you wish to proceed particularly carefully you can wipe the tank with a "paste" made of sera ectopur and...

Freshwater Care Technical equipment

Cleaning pH electrodes

Hello, pH electrodes made of glass (or in case of those made of plastic: all glass parts) are indeed very sensitive, also and especially towards mechanical damage. For cleaning, a...

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