In the first post we gave a brief run-through of the main groups of cichlid found in Lake Malawi in Africa, with reference to their specific behaviours , diets, and keeping Malawi Cichlids -Ppart 1 of ‘Introduction to Malawi and Tanganyikan Cichlids’ can be found here. Here, we intend to focus on the other major African… Read More “Are Those Marine?” Part 2: Tanganyikan Rock Dwellers
If you have visited us over the past month you will have noticed our brand new outdoor aquarium full of indigenous species including; Silver Rudd (Roach), Sticklebacks, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Gudgeon and Green Tench. We cannot, of course, forget also the variety of molluscs and plant species such as Swan Mussels, Ramshorn… Read More Biotopes – Our Native Aquarium
“Are those Marine?“ is a question we get asked in response to our Malawi/Tanganyika hard water tank in the shop. To be fair, when you consider their vast and startling colours, barren hard environment and dense population it is hard to see otherwise. LAKE MALAWI Discovered by David Livingstone 150 years ago, this lake –… Read More “Are those Marine?” – Introduction to Malawi and Tanganyikan Cichlids Part 1
You may find that you suddenly have either frogspawn or toadspawn somewhere in your garden, whether it’s in a pond, water feature or bucket. As the temperature and sunlight is steadily increasing you may even notice it hatch. Here’s a list of Do’s and Don’t’s. 1.DO provide some cover if there isn’t any Up to… Read More Frogspawn in my pond – What Do I Do?