Freshwater Fish FAQ

FAQs related to freshwater issues.

The 10 Biggest Mistakes

Copyright © Practical Fishkeeping We take a look at some of the biggest mistakes made by fishkeepers – and not just newcomers to the hobby! 1. Ligh [...]

Tips For The Beginner

What To do When you Don’t Know What To Do! You have had your aquarium for about two weeks and are loving it. Everyday you turn on the light, giv [...]

How To Do A Water Change!!

Simple steps to changing water. Unplug everything – heater, filter, lights and any other electrical components you have added to your aquarium. [...]

I’m Going on Vacation….What Do I Do With My Fish!

No need to have your fish starve while you are lavishing in the Tropics, eating Turkey with the relatives, or away on business. We have a variety of A [...]

I just got a Betta!

A Siamese Fighting fish or a “Betta” is one of the easiest fish to keep, much simpler than the traditional “goldfish in a bowl” [...]

What is the Biological Cycle?

You have probably been asked “Is your tank cycled?” when you have come in to purchase tropical fish at Aquariums West and wondered what th [...]

The 10 Best Algae Eaters For Tropical Tanks

Got a problem with algae in your aquarium? These fish will all earn their keep by helping to keep it under control… Otocinclus “As our tan [...]

How to Treat an Outbreak of Ich

You have just fed your fish and are admiring their lovely colours and movements and then you notice tiny white spots on them. Don’t freak out, t [...]

What Are Camallanus Worms?

So your fish have red worms sticking out of ….. A Customer’s experience of Camallanus worms Recently, I have heard stories from customers [...]