Growing and maintaining a freshwater planted aquarium is not a difficult task, thanks to the technology and access to information that has made it easier to keep fish and plants healthy. To replicate a natural environment in your aquarium, live plants are essential. Besides looking nice, they promote a balanced ecosystem and provide many benefits, such as producing oxygen and consuming CO2, preventing algae growth, and keeping your fish healthy by providing them with an engaging environment.
Axolotls are fascinating and unique aquatic creatures that make excellent pets for experienced aquatic hobbyists. They are known for their ability to regenerate limbs, their unusual appearance, and their relatively easy care requirements. Here is a comprehensive guide on how to keep an axolotl healthy and happy.
The ghost catfish, a small aquarium fish native to rivers in Thailand, is known for its transparent skin that allows us to see its internal organs. However, when the light hits it just right, its body displays a shimmering iridescent glow that flickers with rainbow colors.
If you're an aquarium hobbyist, chances are you've encountered the terms "emersed" and "submersed" when discussing aquatic plants. While the distinction may seem straightforward, the terminology used to describe these states of plant growth can be confusing. In this article, we'll clarify the differences between emersed and submersed grown plants, and explain how to identify them.
When it comes to capturing a little bit of nature in our homes, we aquarium keepers have managed to pick the most difficult environment to reproduce. The difficulty arises from the numerous chemical parameters that must be controlled.
Ammonia is the primary waste byproduct of protein metabolism in fish and it rapidly attains toxic concentrations in the confines of an aquarium. It exists as a mixture of free ammonia (NH3) and ionized ammonia (NH4+) in equilibrium. This does not mean that they are present in equal proportion, but that they are converted from one to the other at an equal rate.