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A Centrepiece of Centropyge

While the most attractive fish tend to come with attitude issues, Chris Sergeant makes the case for the charming but…

An introduction to aquascaping

Aquascaping is a challenging but rewarding side of aquarium care. New contributor Tom Ackrill shares some wisdom from…

An introduction to Shrimp

Shelled inhabitants have been ever-growing in aquarium popularity. Gabor Horvath looks at the keeping and care of these…

Is the overseas influence good for our hobby?

Is the overseas influence good for our hobby, or does it carry with it some baggage? Different practices from around the…

The perfect fish to look for when stocking an aquascape 

Stocking an aquascape isn’t as simple as finding something to offset your plants, writes Tom Ackrill. Here’s an overview…

Is there more than one way to keep a fish?

There’s definitely more than one way to skin a cat, so why shouldn’t there be more than one way to keep a fish? Just…

Caring for Firemouth cichlids

It’s up there as one of the best old school cichlids for the larger community, but did you know it also makes a great…

We take a closer look at the underrated Melon barb

Maybe it’s time we stiffened our up our lips, swallowed our collective pride and admit that we were wrong about barbs.…

How to style yourself on Botanicals

There has been a definite buzz in the aquarium world recently, about what has come to be known as the ‘botanical-style…