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My giant Madagascar lace. Each leaf is over 3 feet long, and some are 8” wide.

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Video: minimalist iwagumi by George Farmer

Mr Farmer always manages to  create spaces that attract my gaze. You won’t feel deceived with this video - 100% recommended.

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Favourites: minimal tank by zero-fact

Another great minimal layout by this Japanese aquascaper. More pictures in his blog site here.

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Had this in queue but decided to post it now since I’ve cleaned the driftwood today and it no longer looks spotty. Ammonia’s gone again, yay, and Keene is actively swimming around like usual. Always so curious.

Hnn, I love this fish so much.

That’s is Betta Paradise right there.

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Spotted-head pinto shrimp (by ShrimpDaddy)

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Not the best in focus photos but look at how red this RCS is. She is carrying some eggs.

I love the shine off her shell. Very nice

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Amazon’s Biggest Fish Faces Threat of Extinction

by: Elizabeth Palermo

Measuring 10 feet (3 meters) long and weighing in at more than 400 pounds (180 kilograms), it’s hard to imagine that the arapaima, the largest fish in the Amazon River basin, could ever go missing. But these huge fish are quickly disappearing from Brazilian waterways, according to a new study.

A recent survey of fishing communities in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, found that the arapaima is already extinct in some parts of the Amazon basin. In other parts of the Amazon, its numbers are rapidly dwindling.

However, the researchers also uncovered some good news: In communities where arapaima fishing is regulated, the species is actually thriving, giving the researchers hope that conservation of the species is still possible.

Of the five known species of arapaima, three have not been observed in the wild in decades, according to study co-author Donald Stewart, a professor with the State University of New York at Syracuse’s College of Environmental Science. Stewart said that all five species dominated fisheries in the Amazon just a century ago.

The results of the study were published online Aug. 13, 2014 in the journal Aquatic Conservation: Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems.

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I remember seeing one of these guys at the Shark Reef in Vegas. They are seriously a sight to see. Hope awareness is being known endangered fish

avocadokitten asked...
So I'm going to be starting my red cherry shrimp tank very soon, but I'm a super beginner, so I just have some question/want advice! Any opinion on the Biorb tank? I was planning on getting the 4 gallon size, to accommodate 2 shrimp. As for plants, I know I wanted 1 large and a few small Marimo moss balls. Other than that, I'm completely in the dark! What other plants should I include, what do they like? What kinds of gravel? Food do they really enjoy? Anything else I should know? Thanks so much

Hey AvocadoKitten,

It’s not a bad aquarium to start with. The filtration might be a pain to clean out once in awhile but RCS don’t have a huge bio-load.

With plants, it’s great to go with any type of moss as long as the light can support it. You can also look into Anubis, Ferns, and Rotala’s that are low light plants. Check out Tropica for their list of plants that are recommend for Easy Care.

For gravel, definitely go with a darker substrate to bring out the redness color in the RCS. Lighter gravel tends to keep RCS into hiding as well as doesn’t bring their true colors out.

I typically hand-feed mine crushed Algae Wafers (I crush them myself). Then they also like to pick at blanch zucchini that i prepare for my oto cat’s.

Remember that all Red Cherry Shrimp aren’t the same in Color Grades, so if you want vibrant ones - you might have to do some searching. (my pet store down the street actually sells high quality reds, but i’ve also seen very low quality) Here is a grading chart on Red Cherry Shrimp.

Besides that, they are really easy guys to take care of and very interesting to watch. You tank can possibly support up to 6 of them if filtration is good enough and you do water changes periodically (ie: every week 10%).

If you new to aquariums, please learn about the nitrogen cycle as well as acclimation process for any fish/shrimp


Snacks are incredibly important.

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