Kuhli loach care recommendations? The Cherry Barb originated from the shallow ponds of Sri Lanka. It grows up to be only 2 inches long and has a life span of 5 years. They are peaceful and easy to maintain, but they require a well-maintained tank. Keeping cherry barbs with other males could cause some rivalry, making their colors more vivid. They are dubbed “Tiger” Plecos because their stripes are similar to that of a tiger. They are native to the Amazon river, which makes them skilled in swimming against currents. It is advisable to set up an aquarium that provides a similarly powerful current because this is what they enjoy. They love to play hide-and-seek, so set up a tank with accessories that can serve as their hiding spots. This species can become more aggressive as it matures, so you should consider placing them in a large community tank to help lessen their aggressiveness.
A dirty aquarium can threaten the health of fish and other inhabitants. Cleaning the aquarium is not limited to changing the water; cleaning the decorations and walls of the aquarium is also necessary. To do this as correctly as possible, read this article before cleaning. Before cleaning the aquarium, browse the specific literature, or consult a pet store about how often you need to change the water in a freshwater aquarium. Aquarists’ opinions on this matter differ, so we advise you to find several points of view and choose the most suitable for you.
Once you determine that keeping tropical fish is indeed the right choice for you, there are still other factors to consider. What do you need in order to setup and maintain your tank? What kind of maintenance is required? What and how often do you feed your fish? These are just a few of the mention questions you must answer before you can successfully cultivate a tropical fish tank. There are so many popular tropical fish that it’s hard to narrow it down to a short list, but here is a list of my favorite fish for beginner aquarium tanks: Guppy (Poecilia reticulate). The Guppy is a great first time fish because they’re easy to feed and care for. They provide some nice color and variety with their tail shapes. Guppies are also relatively easy to breed in aquariums which can be a wonderful experience for the aquarium hobbyist. Green Swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri). The swordtail is named for the fact that males of the species have a long swordlike extension to their tails. These fish are very peaceful and get along well with other community species. The Green swordtail can hybridize with other fish, however, so think twice before putting them into a community aquarium unless you don’t mind them mating. See more info on this website.
Many people like to replace these filter socks, but if you replace them with new socks as frequently as you should, this maintenance technique would get rather expensive and unrealistic. The solution? Just wash them! Once per week (or month if you have enough filter socks) turn the dirty socks inside out, and wash them in your washing machine. To prevent too much debris from getting in your washing machine, rinse the socks before adding them to the washer. Wash them using hot water and DO NOT use laundry detergent or any other soaps. If needed, you can add some bleach to whiten the socks, though this is often just a preference. Finally, put the filter socks through at least another rinse cycle, but ideally another full wash, with just water to ensure everything is rinsed off the socks. You can let them air dry and there you have it, clean filter socks! Another technique in regular reef aquarium maintenance that is frequently overlooked, and often under appreciated, is to clean all of your pumps and powerheads. Every 3 to 6 months you should remove each powerhead, take the propeller out and clean all of the shafts and plastic pieces. Soaking them in a small amount of vinegar mixes with RO water will help soften the hard composites such that you can remove the buildup from the pump. Remember to remove all algae from the plastic shielding as well. Using a new, cheap toothbrush will help make removing this buildup easy work.