Beginner’s Guide

Black Mold In Fish Tank | Effective 4-Step Treatment

Black Mold In Fish Tank | Effective 4-Step Treatment

In 99% of cases, the black mold that grows in our tank is the dreaded black beard algae. And interestingly, this fuzzy black mold comes from the family of red algae that mushrooms in high-phosphate environments. Scrubbing it away can help momentarily, but the stuff keeps coming back unless you seek a permanent solution. 

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How To Save A Dying Cichlid? 4-Step Guide

How To Save A Dying Cichlid? 4-Step Guide

The first thing you should do if your cichlid is showing grave signs of sickness is checking the water parameters. I know we tend to overstate it a lot. Still, wrong water parameters are the number one reason behind diseases and untimely death in cichlids. 

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What To Do When Your Fish Is Dying? Try These 5 Things!

What To Do When Your Fish Is Dying? Try These 5 Things!

If you think your fish is dying, there are certain things you can do to help it recover from the illness or make the death experience as comfortable as possible. For that, make sure the correct water parameters are met and quarantine the fish for treatment if necessary. If the symptoms persist, you should consult a vet immediately. 

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How To Save Dying Fish After Water Change? Do These 6 Things!

How To Save Dying Fish After Water Change? Do These 6 Things!

If you see your fish acting unusual after a water change, you immediately need to intervene. If the fish is gasping for the air at the surface, it could be due to a sudden temperature change – so, make sure to gradually tweak the temperature to the correct settings. If the fins are clamped, and the fish is sitting at the bottom, it can be because of high ammonia levels. 

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Fish Laying On Bottom Of Tank? 13 Reasons Why

Fish Laying On Bottom Of Tank? 13 Reasons Why

Most often, a fish lying on the bottom of a tank shouldn’t be alarming. It’s pretty normal behavior – even more so if your fish is a bottom-dweller like a catfish. Fish also sleep and rest at the base. However, if your fish spends most of the time at the bottom, this is a red flag. Your fish may be diseased and stressed. 

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Best HOB Protein Skimmer – 2022 Buyer’s Guide

Best HOB Protein Skimmer – 2022 Buyer’s Guide

My pick for the best HOB protein skimmer is Coralife Super Protein Skimmer. The inclusion of features like high-performing foam fractionator, needle wheel impeller, proprietary century, and dual injection inlets show that the manufacturers haven’t cut any corners with this one.

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