Frequently asked questions

Freshwater Care

Lighting time in an aquarium?

Hello, concerning the lighting time, there are rather different opinions among both aquarists and aquarium literature. Where most aquarium fish and plants originate from, the day...

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Fish stock for a 60 cm (23.6 in.) aquarium

Hello, you can add two male and 4 female Guppies, about 10 Neon Tetras, and 6 - 8 Otocinclus. The tank is already rather densely stocked with the above mentioned fish (by the way:...

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Fish stock for a community tank / Salt in the water

Hello, Concerning "fish stock":Half as many Guppies are enough, they multiply quickly! The rest is basically OK, but the number of Corydoras and Otocinclus should be higher (6 - 8...

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Fish stock for a Lake Malawi aquarium / Slimy layers

Hello, Concerning "fish stock":the loaches and the catfish do not harmonize well with Lake Malawi cichlids, and therefore should rather be kept separately instead. Also, it is not...

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Fish stock with Neon Tetras and catfish in a 60 cm (23.6 in.) aquarium

Hello, one group (8 - 12 specimens) each of Neon Tetras and a small Corydoras species, plus possibly a group of Midget Sucker Catfish (Otocinclus and related genera) is sufficient in...

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Fish stock questions for a 190 liter (41.8 US gal.) aquarium

Hello, 4 Ancistrus catfish2 are sufficient - better only add fish of the same gender if you do not have takers for the very numerous babies! 3 Port Hoplosgrowing to almost 20 cm,...

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