Leeches in an aquarium still belong to a certain avant-garde and are not as popular as the breeding of shrimps, freshwater or even marine fish. They do not have high requirements (rather, their needs can be described as specific), yet they are usually not appreciated for … aesthetic reasons.
This plant quickly became a staple of the aquascaping hobby ever since its availability to the public back in the 2000’s. Its growth pattern is very similar to the very popular Hemianthus Callitrichoides yet unlike Hemianthus Callitrichoides Monte Carlo is more adaptable. This allowed novice aquascapers success with this plant where they almost certainly would fail with the more demanding Hemianthus Callitrichoides.
Activated carbon has been well known in aquarium industry for years. Although there are various opinion on activated carbon usage in a healthy aquarium, today let’s focus on the advantages of this popular material and see how it works in aquarium ecosystem.
Probably the most famous of all stem plants commonly used in aquascaping is Rotala and out of all the Rotala varieties nothing is easier than Rotala Rotundifolia. Its small pink/peach leaves with compact growth are very attractive to both amateurs and professional aquarists alike.
Anyone who has an aquarium should know the basics of photosynthesis. Water, carbon dioxide, lighting, then we get organic compounds and a by-product in the form of oxygen. This process is as old as the oldest plant on this planet.
This hardy fish species fascinates freshwater fish keepers all over the world. Its snake-like body shape and interesting behaviour make it a very popular aquarium fish. If the idea of adding this fascinating species from West Africa, this article is for you.
Hydrocotyle Tripartita is not known to be a foreground plant but this does not mean it will not act that way if provided with sufficient light. Its vine-like growth pattern will readily and quickly work like a carpeting plant in the aquarium. It will quickly fill up every inch of the aquarium if conditions are right.
rophylaxis in fish is more effective than treatment- I think every aquarist can admit it, especially in the case of fish immune system which is not always strong, depending on the fish species and conditions present in the aquarium. A well-fed fish with strong natural and adaptive immunity is more likely to cope with stress.
A seemingly simple question suggests two types of answers. Some hobbyists believe that they do not need it because they do not buy new fish, they do not introduce any other organisms into the tank, they do not bring new plants and they do not feed with live food.
Stem plants grow primarily in height, so they need to be trimmed. Thanks to this treatment, they will spread and create a beautiful, compact clump. To make it even more dense, we can plant the parts that were obtained as a result of cutting next to the “mother”.