Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Fish, the Forest and the Future: how climate change and deforestation in the Amazon are harming our fish

Many popular aquarium fishes come from the Amazon Basin. These fish include tetras, corydoras catfishes, suckermouth catfishes, dwarf cichlids, discus, piranhas and many others. Some of these species arrive in our fish tanks after being captive bred in many places around the world, but many others are wild caught and some are new imports that …

Fish Tank Filtration

There are three main types of filtration: mechanical, biological and chemical. Mechanical filtration removes particles from the water by forcing the water through a medium with holes. Particles larger than the holes get stuck in the filter and are removed from the tank. Biological filtration uses bacteria to transform ammonia into less toxic substances. Chemical …