Live Enriched Brine Shrimp (Artemia)

During the past decade, Artemia salina has become the most popular fodder for both salt-water and fresh-water fish bred in domestic aquariums or industrial ponds. This amazing species won its reputation not only thanks to its nourishment value but also its way of reproduction and its ability to survive in the most extreme conditions. Enriched Brine Shrimp (Artemia salina) closely duplicate the nutritional value of many of the small freshwater crustaceans found in the natural habitats of our fishes. They have the added advantage of being enriched by special micro foods containing extra vitamins and amino acids to condition most freshwater and marine tropical fish. Moreover, they are free from freshwater parasites and bacteria since they come from water with heavy salt concentrations.

Storage, or holding live brine shrimp at cold temperatures, is a way of preserving the nutritional quality while maintaining a live food.

Planorbella duryi

Planorbella duryi can be an interesting addition to a community tank. These snails can be a good match for species tanks as well, like shrimp or snail tanks. Planorbella duryi can do a good job keeping a tank clean by eating uneaten food, dead or decaying plant matter, debris, detritus, and soft algae buildup on hard surfaces. A ramshorn snail can be seen for hours on end canvasing the tank for edible matter. They have the ability to move and bend their rubber-like bodies around very thin plant leaves, dangle from stems and stretch as they move from one hard surface to another. With a young Planorbella duryi, the inside of their bodies can be seen as they eat and digest food, because their shells are thin and translucent.

In general, Planorbella duryi care can be thought of in terms of tank size, habitat, water parameters, diet, growth rate, lifespan and reproduction. Ramshorn snail care is relatively

Pair of Aphyosemion australe «Cap Estérias BSWG 97-24» (Gabon)

The fish originates from Cap Estérias, Estuaire Province, Akanda National Park, Gabon. The original specimens have been collected by T. Blum, P. Sewer, H. Weder and R. Gluggenbuehl in July and August 1997. Breeding is relatively easy, employing a spawning method known amongst hobbyists as «egg scattering». There exist several different methods of spawning it, and much is down to personal preference. A […]

Pseudepiplatys annulatus

A miniature killifish known in the trade as the Clown Killie – Pseudepiplatys annulatus originates from West Africa. This species inhabits lowland swamps, slowly-moving streams and small rivers in areas of open savannah and tropical rainforest where it’s found among marginal vegetation or aquatic plants. The climate across its range is hot and wet with […]

Pachypanchax omalonotus

Pachypanchax omalonotus originates from Diana Region of Madagascar. The presence of rows of discrete metallic gold spots on the flanks and the absence of iridescent white edging along the upper and lower margins of the caudal fin distinguishes living male Pachypanchax omalonotus from all remaining Malagasy congeners. Breeding is relatively easy, employing a spawning method […]