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How to Acclimate Copepods and other Live Foods

Are you new to harvesting copepods or other live foods? If you are about to include these species into your home aquarium, you might wonder how exactly to transition them from the bottle into your tank.   Well, although copepods and most other live foods are known to be resilient,

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All about MicroMagic and the Benefits to your Aquarium

What is MicroMagic?   MicroMagic is a nutritious mixture of four Live Phytoplankton strains; Nano, Iso, Tet, and Thal (these are the abbreviated names and we will go into detail about them further into the article).   This specific combination of strains is great for feeding copepods, corals, clams, and other filter-feeding inverts.

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More about Microworms, Blackworms and Vinegar Eels

If you’ve come across some of the products new to our store; microworms, blackworms and vinegar eels, you may be wondering what exactly they are and their benefit to your aquarium. We have been excited to have these new species added to our collection as they provide a range of

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Why Marine Fish Die in Aquariums
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Reasons Why Marine Fish Die in Aquariums

Aquariums offer a window into the enchanting underwater world, showcasing the vibrant and elusive life that thrives beneath the waves. However, maintaining a healthy marine aquarium is a delicate balance of science and art, with various factors influencing the fragile creatures’ well-being. In the article, we shed light on the

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Tips for your Aquarium in Self-Isolation

Are you one of the many Australian’s self-isolating? Or maybe you work from home regularly? These tips will help you create positive outcomes for your aquarium. So you can not only survive the coming weeks but enjoy them too! 1. Learn more about Plankton and Phytoplankton Have you heard about

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How to have an Aquarium on a Budget

Do you have a passion for aquaria but are finding it hard to maintain? Are you interested in starting your own home aquarium but are worried about the costs? At Aquatic Live Food, we want everyone to know they can be involved in this hobby for minimal costs, which is

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Freshwater Copepods

What are Freshwater Copepods? Freshwater Copepods belong to the Crustacea classification and look much like tiny one-eyed lobsters, measuring between 0.5 mm to 2.0 mm in length. These creatures represent a type of zooplankton found in numerous freshwater ecosystems, though they can also thrive in saltwater environments. Copepods display a

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Tips to Keep Aquarium Water Clean

1. Start Your Aquarium Correctly  When setting up your tank for the first time, there are many things you can do to ensure that the water stays as clean as possible. When adding each component into your tank, be mindful of where the water came from. Even the most trusted

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Feeding the Mandarin Fish
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Feeding the Mandarin Fish

For so many aquarists, the green mandarin fish (Synchiropus splendidus) is a must-have species. Its endearing personality, exquisite finnage, and intense coloration rarely fail to impress. Given these highly desirable traits, it has for long been among the most popular marine aquarium fishes. Thus, many thousands of specimens of this

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Cyclopoid Copepods
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Cyclopoid Copepods (Apocyclops panamensis)

The Importance of Cyclopoid  Copepods Marine aquarium hobbyists are increasingly coming to understand what professional aquaculturists have known for decades—cyclopoid copepods are a superfood. This should not be surprising, though, in light of their major ecological role in nearly every marine environment. The copepods are an astoundingly diverse group, representing

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