Frequently asked questions

Freshwater Fish

Kribensis (Pelvicachromis pulcher) become pale upon transfer into a breeding tank

Hello, this is one of several possibilities, but there may also be other reasons (e.g. unsuitable water parameters, insufficient space, unsuitable setup, transfer stress etc.). These...

Freshwater Fish

Kribensis (Pelvicachromis pulcher): Questions about behavior and species they can be kept together with

Hello, yes, this is possible. Kribensis (Pelvicachromis pulcher) hardly ever dig, if at all. Mollies and also Platies are generally possible. However, Mollies often require/prefer a...

Freshwater Fish

Life expectancy of Corydoras catfish

Hello, this might indicate an intoxication, however it would then be likely that other fish were also affected. The life expectancy of most Corydoras species is about 8 - 10 years,...

Freshwater Care Technical equipment

Operating a CO2 system without nocturnal switchoff?

Hello, basically, there are the following ways to interrupt CO2 addition at night: a pH regulated solenoid valve (seramic pH Controller) a solenoid valve triggered by a timer a...

Freshwater Care

Problems with newly added plants / Questions about fertilizer dosage

Hello, Concerning "leaves become pale and thin":What kinds of plants are they? It is absolutely normal that the leaves of swamp plants such as Echinodorus or Anubias species dissolve...

Freshwater Fish

Questions about breeding Colisa lalia (Dwarf Gourami)

Hello, Concerning "nest building/feed spot":this sounds good - I simply recommend feeding in another spot, at least for a while! Concerning "separate tank":none of which, just let...

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