Frequently asked questions

Freshwater Care

sera super peat (blackpeat granulate): how much and how long?

Hello, you can calculate 4 - 6 weeks as an average.This also depends on the KH and the water change rate [see also FAQ "How long may peat granulate (sera super peat) remain in the...

Freshwater Invertebrates

Snails: how many should I add, and how can I monitor and increase water hardness?

Hello, this is exactly the right attitude, snails are unfortunately too often considered a "pest", which they are not! Just add a few trumpet snails, their number will regulate by...

Freshwater Fish

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...

Freshwater Diseases

Treating a bacterial infection in a pleco catfish / Combination of sera baktopur and sera baktopur direct

Hello, this is no problem: both can be combined and one does not exclude the other! It is actually possible to carry out the short term intensive treatment, immediately followed by...

Freshwater Diseases

Treatment of Ichthyophthirius (white spot disease) with sera costapur F

Hello, Concerning "white spot disease":this is of course possible. However, in most cases the pathogens were latently present in the tank anyway (which does not cause problems,...

Freshwater Care

Using the sera nitrite-Test

Hello, Concerning "sequence of liquids":the test will then not function properly. Concerning "different colors":this is due to not using the test kit correctly. Concerning "correct...

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