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How do I deal with aquarium snails?

Nathan Hill •

Aquarium snails are considered a pest by some and a pal by others. Spotting snails in your aquarium may not cause any issue at first, but that novelty may quickly wears off and disrupt the eco-system - and when the numbers get out of hand, you’ll need to intervene.

What fish can I keep with Firemouths?

Neale Monks advises one of our readers on the best way to get moderately aggressive cichlids to tolerate tankmates...

Can I mature a new filter quickly?

Luckily, yes! The simplest way is to add things from a mature aquarium - as Neale Monks explains...

How to Avoid Summer Pond Problems and How to Solve Them

Practical Fishkeeping •

Summertime should be the most enjoyable time for a pond owner, but it can often end in tragedy. By mid-summer your pond will more than likely be looking great, however, it won't stay that way without a bit of attention so here are some common pond problems and how you can avoid…

Are Axolotls Easy to Keep? A Complete Guide to Caring for Axolotls

Nathan Hill •

The popularity of axolotls as pets has increased dramatically in recent years, thanks to social media and Minecraft. Does that necessarily make them easy to keep though? Here's our complete guide to keeping axolotls, as well as some things you need to consider before…

What is Eating your Pond Fish and How to Stop It

Nathan Hill •

Losing a fish is traumatic at the best of times, but all the worse when the culprit taking them from you is a third party. Garden ponds, unlike aquariums, are outside in the open and will naturally attract an array of wildlife, and with it potential predators. Here are some of…

Are Axolotls Easy to Keep? A Complete Guide to Caring for Axolotls

Nathan Hill •

The popularity of axolotls as pets has increased dramatically in recent years, thanks to social media and Minecraft. Does that necessarily make them easy to keep though? Here's our complete guide to keeping axolotls, as well as some things you need to consider before…

What is Eating your Pond Fish and How to Stop It

Nathan Hill •

Losing a fish is traumatic at the best of times, but all the worse when the culprit taking them from you is a third party. Garden ponds, unlike aquariums, are outside in the open and will naturally attract an array of wildlife, and with it potential predators. Here are some of…

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How to Identify and Treat Common Pond Diseases

Nathan Hill •

What types of disease can affect the everyday garden pond? We take a look at the common maladies that can make outdoor aquatics a nightmare.