stardustsurvivor
izzy-the-fish-girl:

Night of the Oscars
by: Nathan Hill
For many in the hobby it’s the ‘coming of age’ fish that signifies devotion and enthusiasm. For others it’s the nightmare that eats everything in their community tank and then demands a bigger home!
However you view them, Oscars are amazing. With almost canine-like recognition of their owners, the brass to tackle a hand invading their aquarium and usually an eye on their own interior design, these are classic character fish that everyone with the appropriate facilities should dabble with at least once.
They’re surprisingly hardy, which helps explain their popularity, and, compared to some other big fish, they’re more reserved in overall size. In a small tank, this fish will soon outgrow and cost you more money — but it won’t do so as might a Pacu!
Oscars are South American and comprise two species. The common Oscar is Astronotus ocellatus, but there’s also the rarely seen Astronotus crassipinnis, a slightly smaller, darker fish. Given their trade scarcity, you could be waiting a long time if you want one.
(Read more) Practical Fishkeeping

izzy-the-fish-girl:

Night of the Oscars

by: Nathan Hill

For many in the hobby it’s the ‘coming of age’ fish that signifies devotion and enthusiasm. For others it’s the nightmare that eats everything in their community tank and then demands a bigger home!

However you view them, Oscars are amazing. With almost canine-like recognition of their owners, the brass to tackle a hand invading their aquarium and usually an eye on their own interior design, these are classic character fish that everyone with the appropriate facilities should dabble with at least once.

They’re surprisingly hardy, which helps explain their popularity, and, compared to some other big fish, they’re more reserved in overall size. In a small tank, this fish will soon outgrow and cost you more money — but it won’t do so as might a Pacu!

Oscars are South American and comprise two species. The common Oscar is Astronotus ocellatus, but there’s also the rarely seen Astronotus crassipinnis, a slightly smaller, darker fish. Given their trade scarcity, you could be waiting a long time if you want one.

(Read more) Practical Fishkeeping

uddane
mangemuch:

10G update.
Really love how the java moss is getting out of control (center).  Pellia (right) is tightening up within the log.  The anubis should be attaching themselves to the wood via their root system shortly and that should solve the problem of them constantly floating away.  Moved all the blyxa to the left and crypts to the right. 
Can you see the loach attached to the front of the glass (lower left)?


I love hillstream loachs. They are awesome looking

mangemuch:

10G update.

Really love how the java moss is getting out of control (center).  Pellia (right) is tightening up within the log.  The anubis should be attaching themselves to the wood via their root system shortly and that should solve the problem of them constantly floating away.  Moved all the blyxa to the left and crypts to the right. 

Can you see the loach attached to the front of the glass (lower left)?

I love hillstream loachs. They are awesome looking

fishmostly

amyhartofish:

Biotop Riparium update! FINALLY

1. This is a Marina s10 filter, which is brilliant because it has a telescopic pump feed allowing it to reach all the way down into the water. This tank is in my bedroom and the constant splashing from the long drop was killing me, so I stuffed some filter sponge in there and IT IS AMAZING. Silent filter! It looks super dumb which is why I am now trying to grow moss over it. This is day one, we’ll see how it progresses!

2. The first planter you can see in pic 1 contains babytears and peace lilies. This second one holds java fern, an unidentified aquarium plant I found at my lps (the one hanging into the water) and a marginal plant I got from the garden centre. I lost the label; all I know is this is emersed form and it can be grown under water.

3 + 4: A lot of the plants I originally planted either rotted to death (the garden-variety babytears) or went through a serious rotting period as they switched to immersed forms. I’ve definitely learned a lesson about buying emmersed plants! I grabbed this hydrocotyle at the lps along with a mystery crypt. Much better!

It’s going to be great! I love hydrocotyle!!

mydarkwaters

fwfish:

bettablogging:

BFFs written by iantojonesthebetta.

( Clicking on the pictures = better quality. :) ) I fixed the quality by cheating. @@

I almost didn’t finish it because I started crying. :(

Links to fish-related care:

Betta Splendid

Calleo’s Big Fat Betta Caresheet

Betta Adventures

Aquariadise

Fishgirlskoipond’s Goldfish Care Sheet

I am crying why did you do this to me 😩

I’m so sad right now

mydarkwaters
thelibrarianpax:

blewuptheship:

Tank maintenance getting you down? Teach your fish to clean up after themselves.
Jock the octopus, a star attraction at Scotland’s Loch Lomond Aquarium has learned to clean the glass on his own aquarium. He was apparently intrigued when staffers would clean his tank, and one day took over the task. Jock has become such a neat freak he even cleans up after dinner, stacking discarded crab shells in a pile.
Read the rest of the story here.

*Is very pleased!*

thelibrarianpax:

blewuptheship:

Tank maintenance getting you down? Teach your fish to clean up after themselves.

Jock the octopus, a star attraction at Scotland’s Loch Lomond Aquarium has learned to clean the glass on his own aquarium. He was apparently intrigued when staffers would clean his tank, and one day took over the task. Jock has become such a neat freak he even cleans up after dinner, stacking discarded crab shells in a pile.

Read the rest of the story here.

*Is very pleased!*

fishmostly

geophagus-man:

So. Remember that Fluval Edge I got for free (minus filter and light). Ya. That’s the one. So ive narrowed down my choice of canister filters for the tank. It’s between a ZooMed 501 nano canister filter orrr a Finnex Px-360 compact canister filter. Both have good reviews and…

Thanks for posting the links! Mobile sucks. ..