More Diamond Tetras, and Rainbow fish

I went to the aquarium shop knowing that I would be purchasing more Diamond Tetras to add to the boisterous shoal that I already have. 10 Diamonds strong. I bought another 8 as their deal was £10 for 4. You don’t mess with 18 Diamond Tetras. I didn’t know that I would also be coming home … Continue reading More Diamond Tetras, and Rainbow fish

New Neon Tetras

I have to admit, these amazing little fish were an impulse buy, neon tetras. Neon Tetras are one of the most popular fish in the aquarium hobby. However I have never really kept them properly. They’re small, cheap and very colourful. I bought 6 of them, to go in my little 30 litre, Dennerle Shrimp … Continue reading New Neon Tetras

My experience with White Cloud Mountain Minnows

I kept White Cloud Mountain Minnows (WCMM) for quite a while. First as a beginner, and then as an experienced fish keeper I really got to enjoy them. WCMM are very popular beginner fish These fish are very popular mainly because they’re cheap, small, and don’t require a heater in their aquarium. Although optimum temperature … Continue reading My experience with White Cloud Mountain Minnows

New Diamond Tetras

It took me ages to capture these macro shots of my Diamond Tetras, I should have a video up soon! Edit: Video below My new 140 litre tank with my two canister filters, 9 Ember Tetras and 6 panda corys came up as 1000% filtrated when entered into aqua advisors calculator. This means I was … Continue reading New Diamond Tetras

Warning when adding new plants with shrimp

Just recently I bought a load of new plants (Cabomba, my new favourite) for my main tank. I got them off eBay, they came lush and looked very nice. Within minuets of adding the plants, my Shrimp where literally dropping to the substrate on their backs, barely moving. Within minuets I had piles of dead Shrimp. Bearing … Continue reading Warning when adding new plants with shrimp

How long does fish food last and how to keep it fresh

I’ve read a few articles on how long fish food, generally lasts for. Although technically you can keep fish food for years, once the food has been opened it seems the nutrients etc will begin to deplete after about 6 months, this is when you should chuck it away. In my opinion fish food doesn’t cost a lot, and … Continue reading How long does fish food last and how to keep it fresh

My new Ember Tetras!

As my filtration is pretty overkill I thought id add some more fish to the tank to liven it up a bit. Small, colourful fish. Ember Tetras grow to a maximum 2cm, and they’re bright orange. Another great thing is that they are mid level swimmers. With my White Cloud Mountain Minnows (WCMM) being literal … Continue reading My new Ember Tetras!

Dried Mulberry leaves for Red Cherry Shrimp

I recently seen somebody on Instagram post a picture of what turned out to be a Mulberry leaf, swarmed by Red Cherry Shrimp. So after finding out what the leaf was I immediately ordered some off eBay. £3.69 for 10g of dried Mulberry leafs. After some research turns out a good way to apply it … Continue reading Dried Mulberry leaves for Red Cherry Shrimp

New project: Raising Brine Shrimp

UPDATE: Although I think set-up was correct and Brine Shrimp did hatch, they didn’t last long. I might try this again in the summer when it’s warmer. I wanted the Brine Shrimp to reach adulthood to feed my fully grown fish. So I sometimes feed my fish frozen Brine Shrimp. And recently realised people raise … Continue reading New project: Raising Brine Shrimp