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  Cory and Joel chat about hardscapes and decorations for aquariums.  From amazing driftwood choices like Manzanita, spiderwood and African bog log, to stone choices like dragonstone and river rock, the Real Fish Talk team cover many options in natural hardscapes, but that’s not all.  The team also cover artificial decorations from four foot long broken pirate ships to 3D backgrounds and fake wood and rock options, you’ll get all the details as the team discuss all the options for your fish tank. Also covered in this podcast, Cory and Joel discuss how to prepare for power outages and lack...

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Cory and Joel discuss their favorite fish to keep in the aquarium, what better way to start 2018 than with the favorites?  The Real Fish Talk team chat about their favorite fish for various types of tanks, like Pangasius in a large pond, leopard frog plecos, Panda guppies in a 40 breeder, White Cloud minnows, Koi Bettas, Mbu puffers in a 5000 gallon tank and more!  Cory poses a question if Joel were to design a massive tank for the public, what would he create? Also covered in this podcast are the idea of forever fish, memories of Cory’s first...

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Cory and Joel cover African cichlids, one of the most popular freshwater choices in the aquarium hobby.  This episode of Real Fish Talk will give you everything African cichlid; from how to set up a tank to minimize potential aggression, feeding, breeding, the different lake cichlids like Bumblebee Cichlids from Malawi and Tropheus from Tanganyika, as well as shell-dwellers like Neolamprologus multifaciatus, and river cichlids like Kribensis or Pelvicachromis Taeniatus.  You’ll learn all the basics you need to try African Cichlids. Included in this podcast is a great Q&A session, Cory shares a story of his breeding tank of shell-dwellers,...

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Cory and Joel talk about the options for fish that clean your aquarium and get in-depth with good all-purpose options to highly specialized options.  From Plecostomus like the bristlenose, to shrimp, snails, corydoras and even goldfish, the Real Fish Talk team give advice and stories from their own experience about what clean-up crew best compliments your fish tank in both freshwater and saltwater. Also in this podcast the Real Fish Talk team discuss grandpa snails, sand-sifters, cleaners that can overwinter in a pond, why Nerite snails are awesome, and what exactly do you call the freshwater equivalent of a marine...

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Cory and Joel talk about something near and dear to Cory’s heart: Fancy Guppies! The Real Fish Talk team cover everything guppy; from different types of tails like Japan Blue Lyretails, to heirloom strains of fancy guppies like Moscow guppies, you’ll learn about the wide world of guppies and how they’ve changed in our aquariums over the years. Cory and Joel also give tips on breeding guppies and some of the things to avoid when looking to breed fish for profit.Also covered in this podcast Cory and Joel talk about the origin of the Tiger Endler, the return of Moriarty...

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