Frequently asked questions

Freshwater Fish Technical equipment

Does nocturnal LED lighting disturb sleeping fish?

Hello, there should be no problems, provided the light intensity of the LEDs is not too high - in nature, the animals have to live with moonshine as well! You can easily find out...

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Tiger barb overeats

Hello, many barbs, including tiger barbs, very much tend to overeat. Sometimes it might help if you feed several smaller portions distributed over the day, and to distribute these...

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Tiger barbs nibble at fins of Guppies

Hello, tiger barbs as well as some other barb species often nibble at long fins of other fish. Long finned fish are not recommended for keeping together with tiger barbs. They should...

Freshwater Care

Peat (sera super peat) against algae?

Hello, peat is indeed active against algae, even in two different ways:many algae grow better in alkaline water containing carbonate than in acidic water low in carbonates - and...

Freshwater Care

UV protection foil for algae prevention?

Hello, I am sceptical, because glass itself already absorbs most of the UV. If the aquarium (and not heat etc.) is the main reason for the protection, you could also cover the...

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Socialization of Discus

Hello, basically, most calm and peaceful South American fish are suited, for instance most tetras, dwarf cichlids and armored catfish. Keeping discus together with angelfish is...

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