Grindal worms (Enchytraeus buchholzi) are a small white non-parasitic worms that live in the soil. They are similar to White worms that are commonly used by aquarists. However, these worms are smaller than White worms and their care differs slightly. Grindal worms are great food for large fry and adult fish. This species was discovered by Mrs. Morten Grindal of Sweden who was attempting to improve her White worm culture and stumbled upon these small worms by accident.
Live plants are a great way to set up and decorate your first aquarium. Besides looking better than their artificial counterparts they offer a plethora of benefits. These benefits include a place for your fish to hide, soaking up excess waste in the aquarium and more.
Many first-time fish keepers are unaware of the cycling process that goes on in every fish tank. This one crucial step is vital to maintaining a successful tank. Unfortunately, one of the key steps involved is patience. A properly cycled tank can take weeks to months to fully establish. The time frame is dependent on various factors. The good news is that much of the process is automatic and all you have to do is have a little patience and test your aquarium water from time to time. There are various freshwater testing kits to choose from. They range from test strips that you dip in your tank water to liquid test kits that require a little more attention to detail. Both testing kits have their Pros and Cons. Strip test are relatively cheap and take seconds to get a reading. However, they tend to be less accurate than the liquid test kits. Liquid-based testing kits are little more expensive and require some more work than the testing strips. However, they tend to be more accurate. So, which one should you choose? It’s personally down to the fish keeper. If you have the time and energy required for the liquid test kits, by all means, go for it. However, if you don’t have the time or have multiple tanks and want fast results the testing strips are the tests for you.
What's The Best Substrate? How many and what types of aquarium substrates are out there? What are the cons and the benefits of each of these types of tanks? In today's post, we take an in-depth look at the more common aquarium substrates used today. Gravel Substrate Gravel substrate is one of the more common substrates used today. These small stones provide many options for tank owners to choose from. Gravel has wide variations of color. The color can vary from a bright neon to a more realistic river stone. Grain size is another criterion for which people may select....