Is there SPIRULINA (Cyanobacteria) in the food you feed your Fish? Cyanobacteria what is it? Is it a micro or macro algae is it a bacteria? Spirulina is an organism that grows in both fresh and salt water. It is a type of cyanobacteria, which is a family of single-celled microbes that are often referred … Read moreSpirulina

Bryopsis Algae – A Cure

Bryopsis Buster

Bryopsis algae. Classified as a macroalgae, B. pennata and B. plumosa, as it’s formally called, is quite difficult to properly identify and eradicate from your aquarium. What is Bryopsis Algae? At first glance, Bryopsis looks like small patches of underwater grass. In reef tanks, at the start of your outbreak it is very small. In … Read moreBryopsis Algae – A Cure

Why Set Up A Quarantine or Hospital Tank?

You can’t prevent your fish from falling ill but setting up a quarantine tank can prevent the spread of disease. No matter how careful you are, your fish are likely to get sick at some point during your time in the hobby. Having a quarantine tank running is a great way to prevent an illness … Read moreWhy Set Up A Quarantine or Hospital Tank?

Dinoflagellates – Part 2

Dinoflagellates behave just like algae and absorb your tanks carbon dioxide and convert it to oxygen. That’s why you see so many bubbles on and around them. If you lower your tanks Co2 and take that source away and remove the light source for a few days, one type of dinoflagellate will suffer. However, as you haven’t identified the type or types (you could have more than one) you have in your tank you will not know the best way to get rid of them.

The full list of prohibited ornamental fish species.

The full list of NSW prohibited ornamental fish species July 2017. On 1 July 2017 the NSW Government implemented the new Biosecurity Act 2015 (the Act).  Under Schedule 2 of this Act there is a list of fish species declared as Prohibited Matter in NSW. It is illegal to possess, buy, sell or move any fish … Read moreThe full list of prohibited ornamental fish species.

Copepod Species

If you’re wondering about how many types of copepods there are out there and which you may have, the below list is the current species of Copepoda:   The Copepoda currently comprises 10 Orders Platycopioida Calanoida Misophrioida Canuelloida Gelyelloida Harpacticoida Mormonilloida Cyclopoida Siphonostomatoida Monstrilloida

All you need to know about Rotifers

Rotifers are a very popular creature among the aquarium hobbyist community, however, many people don’t know much about these species…except for that their fish love to feed off them. So, we’re here to break down the most essential things to know about rotifers behaviour, diet, and lifecycle. General Description Rotifers or ‘Rotifera’ if you want … Read moreAll you need to know about Rotifers


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