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A  live stream on YouTube each Wednesday (audio and visual) week, and the release audio only on Spotify on the Sunday.

Is light-hearted fun, information, and different views on all things aquarium and tropical fish tank-related

Tips and tricks that we have learned over the years of keeping tropical fish.

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A peaceful little cichlid, the Mikrogeophagus altispinosus, known for its shy and mellow nature. They swim in a distinctive stop-and-go manner, equipped with spines to fend off larger predators in the wild. 
Not to be confused with the Mikrogeophagus ramirezi, which is a different species altogether, these fish thrive best in sandy environments.
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Keeping aquatic pets can be a fun and rewarding hobby, but it also comes with the responsibility of providing your pets with a healthy and balanced diet. While there are many high-quality commercial fish foods available, live foods can provide a natural source of nutrition and encourage natural feeding behaviors. In this article, we'll be discussing the seven best live foods to feed aquatic pets, including daphnia, microworms, blackworms, brine shrimp, vinegar eels, mosquito larvae, and white worms.
The Pea Puffer is a fascinating and charismatic species that brings an element of excitement to an aquarium that not many fish of that size can deliver. With their vibrant colours, playful behaviour, and unique hunting instincts, these tiny terrors will captivate aquarists of all experience levels. You can create a thriving ecosystem showcasing these remarkable fish's beauty and wonder by recreating their natural habitat and providing them with a well-balanced diet and suitable tankmates. So why not dive into the world of Pea Puffers and experience the magic for yourself?
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Have you ever come across Ichthyophthirius multifiliis? This tiny organism, commonly known as "Ich" or freshwater white spot disease, is a cunning parasite that can cause havoc in aquariums across New Zealand. With its ability to spread rapidly, it poses a significant threat to the well-being of fish populations, leading to widespread illness and, in some cases, even death. As aquarium enthusiasts, it is crucial for us to stay vigilant and take necessary measures to prevent and control the outbreak of this detrimental condition.

 

In the year 2022, amidst the mesmerising world of aquatic wonders, the "king of the aquarium" finally ascended to claim its rightful crown. Among the vibrant array of fish species, the Discus emerged as the undisputed champion, consistently displaying unparalleled grace, strength, and resilience in every battle it faced. With its vibrant colours and elegant fin movements, the Discus effortlessly captivated the hearts of the fish keepers of our Fish Room Family, solidifying its position as the true ruler of the aquatic realm. Its unwavering good looks propelled it to ultimate victory, leaving us all wondering if any other fish can come close this year.

 

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The Betta Splendens, commonly known as the Betta fish or Siamese fighting fish, is well-loved by aquarium enthusiasts worldwide. Their vibrant colours and flowing fins make them an eye-catching addition to any home aquarium. But these beautiful creatures need specific care and maintenance to thrive. Here's everything you need to know.
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Discover how the unique circumstances of 2020 led aquarium enthusiasts to fall in love with the Corydoras sterbai. Uncover the journey of this captivating fish species that won the heart of many and was crowned the champion of Fish Wars 2020.

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The Panda Corydoras, also known as Corydoras panda in the scientific community, is a lovely and alluring species of freshwater fish that has captured the attention of aquarium enthusiasts worldwide. Its attractive appearance and peaceful nature make it a sought-after addition to home aquariums. This article will take an in-depth look at these beautiful creatures, covering their physical characteristics and care requirements.
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The TFR Aquarium Awards is a celebration of excellence in the aquarium industry. The Aquarium Project in Auckland, run by Cam Yaxley, has earned the title "Best Aquarium Shop."

We're thrilled to celebrate the triumph of Seachem. This renowned brand bagged the 'Best Fish Care Product' award in the TFR Aquarium Awards. This achievement confirms Seachem's unwavering commitment to providing high-quality aquarium care products.

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The TFR Aquarium Awards, our event recognizing excellence in the aquarium industry, recently announced its winners. This new annual awards ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the best products and services in the aquarium world, from innovative fish tanks to life-sustaining aquatic plant products. Recognizing standout products is crucial for industry growth and ensuring aquatic pets receive the best care possible.

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