Frequently asked questions

Freshwater Fish

Shell dwelling cichlids have become more aggressive

Hello, rocks are not the best choice in this case. I recommend plenty of empty snail shells plus bottom ground consisting of fine sand sufficiently thick to allow the fish to dig in...

Freshwater Invertebrates

Should I combat trumpet snails in the aquarium?

Hello, there is not really a reason to do so, as trumpet snails in particular are very useful in aquariums. But if you wish so by all means, you can trap them with a snail trap (sera...

Freshwater Fish

Should I leave angelfish eggs with the parents, or should I raise the fry separately?

Hello, I generally recommend leaving the eggs with the parents in case of species that care for their offspring. On the one hand, this is the only way to enable to live their...

Freshwater Diseases

Skin changes during treatment against Costia/Ichthyobodo

Hello,that may indeed be a sign of healing. The skin is damaged by the parasite ifestation - these spots look accordingly when the parasites have been removed. Before that, it was...

Freshwater Invertebrates

Snails eat plants

Hello, I am rather certain that these are not ramshorn snails (Planorbarius corneus) in this case, as they only very rarely (in case of severe lack of food) eat healthy plants, and...

Freshwater Invertebrates

Snails multiply too quickly

Hello, possible reasons also include live food or a latent presence that has caused rapid mass multiplication due to some factor, such as accidental overfeeding or a dead fish not...

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