Top 15 Natural Foods and Herbs for Breeding Fish ©

Breeding fish can be a rewarding (and sometimes lucrative) hobby for aquarium enthusiasts. Some fish seem born to breed, like many popular Livebearers (Guppies, Mollies, Platies and Swordtails). Others demand certain conditions and specific dietary considerations. Still others won’t breed in captivity at all. Further complicating matters is the vast number of fish species available […]

Astragalus Root for Dogs, Cats, Horses or Aquarium Fish

Astragalus Root (Astragalus membranaceus) is a medicinal herb often used to boost the immune system to fight infections, or treat chronic illnesses in dogs, cats, fish, and horses. It is uniquely capable of stimulating some immune functions while depressing others. It has antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. Astragalus also improves kidney circulation, normalizes heart function, […]

Study: Garlic Fights Fish Flukes (With DIY Garlic Extract Guide) ©

Garlic (Allium sativum), is loaded with medicinal properties, including antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-parasite properties.  Garlic as been used in aquariums for quite some time for the treatment and prevention of fish parasites.  Several studies have supported its use for this purpose, claiming the ability to kill parasites and offering immune support to control and […]

DIY Natural Fertilizer Balls for Aquarium Plants (Infographic) ©

There is nothing more naturally beautiful than a planted fish tank.  Aquatic plants can absorb nutrients from the water column and/or roots. Some aquatic plants are thought to be heavier root feeders than others, such as Cryptocoryne (Crypt), Vallisneria (Val) and Echinodorus (Sword) species. Aquarists who grow these species, or have a lot of root-feeding […]

Natural Aquariums – Wild-Type Mollies ©

Mollies and other Livebearers have been a staple in aquariums for many years.  They’re usually purchased in an aquarium store, catching the eye of fish-keepers with their rainbow of colors and fancy finnage.   Many fish-keepers are unaware that most of these retail Mollies are actually hybrids of several wild Molly species, selectively bred for elaborate […]