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Iron is an important micronutrient used by plants to produce chlorophyll, a green pigment that helps absorb light to make energy. Find out when and how much iron is needed in your planted aquarium.
The adorable Corydoras catfish comes in hundreds of species with all different sizes, prices, preferred water parameters, and more. To help narrow down your options, read about our top 10 favorite corys that we can’t live without.
When it comes to raising baby fish, baby brine shrimp are one of the best live foods that money can buy. This nutrient-dense food maximizes the survival rate of fry and significantly speeds up their growth. Find out how to easily hatch your own batch of baby brine shrimp at home.
Goldfish are notorious for munching on or digging up aquatic plants, which is a shame because live plants are both beautiful and beneficial. Thankfully, we’ve found several plant species that are not only easy to care for but also tough enough to stand up to your goldfish’s curious nibbling.
Gel food for aquarium fish is a unique addition to the hobby that goldfish aficionados, catfish enthusiasts, and fish breeders have come to love. Find out how to make a batch of Repashy gel food in only a few minutes.
You just planted your new cryptocoryne plant in the aquarium, and it looks perfect for the first few days. Then you notice that one by one, all the leaves are withering away and dropping off. This phenomenon is very common with crypt plants and is often called “crypt melt.”
Is there a brown or black substance that seems to collect like dust bunnies all over the floor of your fish tank? This dirt-like material goes by many names – such as mulm, detritus, and debris – and it’s a naturally occurring part of healthy aquariums. Keep reading as we dissect what mulm is made of, whether you should remove it, and how to minimize its appearance.
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