Episode 23: Aquarium Décor / Hardscapes

  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 ...


Episode 22: Talking About Our Favorite Aquarium Fish

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 a...


Episode 21: African Cichlids Tank Setup

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...


Episode 20: What Fish Clean the Tank?

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 th...


Episode 19: Fancy Guppy Fish Tank Talk

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 Co...


Episode 17: How Different Types of Plants Propagate & Grow

  Cory and Joel discuss and answer questions about Aquarium Plants in this episode of the Real Fish Talk podcast. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to keep live plants in your fish tank, this episode will teach you how. The team cover how to grow and propagate stem plants, rhizomes like anubias and Java Fern, rosette plants like Cryptocoryne and Swords, and more.Also covered in this episode, Cory and Joel explain the difference between immersed and submerged grown plants, flowering plants i...