Can you keep Chocolate Oranda goldfish in an outdoor pond?

Can you keep Chocolate Oranda goldfish in an outdoor pond?

Mark Chinnery
Chocolate Oranda goldfish make peaceful additions to community tanks and shouldn't cause any problems for the rest of your fish. Oranda goldfish are easy to keep healthy if the tank is clean and they are fed a good diet, making them suitable for beginners.
How big do Chocolate Oranda goldfish get?

How big do Chocolate Oranda goldfish get?

Mark Chinnery
There are many different types of fancy goldfish, one popular variety is the oranda goldfish. Chocolate oranda are a breed of goldfish that originate from China.
Around our Shores: The Historical Importance of Cod Fish

Around our Shores: The Historical Importance of Cod Fish

Mark Chinnery
It may appear at first glance that Cod is seen as nothing more than an abundant (or perhaps not so) source of food for Northern Europeans, but the historical importance of this fish cannot be understated. In this Around our Shores blog, we explore the significant historical contribution of the humble cod fish.
Mo Mammals Mo Plankton: Hooded Seals

Mo Mammals Mo Plankton: Hooded Seals

Mark Chinnery
In our regular blog feature, 'More Mammals More Plankton', we explore notable sea mammals, past, present and extinct. Today, we profile the Hooded Seal.
Mo Mammals Mo Plankton: Beluga Whales

Mo Mammals Mo Plankton: Beluga Whales

Mark Chinnery
In our regular blog feature, 'More Mammals More Plankton', we explore notable sea mammals, past, present and extinct. Today, we profile the Beluga Whale.
Are Long Finned Danios fin-nippers, will they nip the fins of other fish?

Are Long Finned Danios fin-nippers, will they nip the fins of other fish?

Mark Chinnery
In the wild, danio's are found in along the surface of small, clear rivers and hill streams. Long Fin Danio's, also known as Longfin Gold Danios, are a very hardy fish that like to shoal together which makes them great for beginners. They are suitable for indoor cold/temperate water tanks also.
What can I keep with Shovelnose Catfish?

What can I keep with Shovelnose Catfish?

Mark Chinnery
The Shovelnose catfish (Pseudoplatystoma sp.) originates from South America, and are so-named for its long, flat and wide snout, giving the appearance of a shovel.
Are Shovelnose Catfish aggressive?

Are Shovelnose Catfish aggressive?

Mark Chinnery
Shovelnose catfish are often found in dense vegetation in the wild, so a shady, heavily planted aquarium with driftwood and rocks is recommended. The shovelnose uses its barbel's to both navigate in dark murky waters and hunt for prey.
Are Shovelnose Catfish difficult to keep?

Are Shovelnose Catfish difficult to keep?

Mark Chinnery
You will need a very large aquarium for long-term care, and must pay close attention to the needs and compatible tankmates of the shovelnose catfish. It is essential to do some thorough research before deciding to keep one.
How often should I feed an L081 Golden Nugget Pleco?

How often should I feed an L081 Golden Nugget Pleco?

Mark Chinnery
Baryancistrus sp. pleco's are often under-nourished and can be quite fussy to adapt to new feed or conditions, so taking the time to monitor feeding under an extended period of acclimatisation is recommended.
How big do L081 Gold Nugget plecos get?

How big do L081 Gold Nugget plecos get?

Mark Chinnery
Golden Nugget pleco's can be housed quite happily with most community fish, and semi-aggressive but non-territorial fish mid to top-level swimming species.
Are Zebra Danios fin-nippers, will they nip the fins of other fish?

Are Zebra Danios fin-nippers, will they nip the fins of other fish?

Mark Chinnery
You will find the Zebra Danio in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, Nepal and across southern Asia. Over the years Danios have been traditionally one of the most popular tropical fish kept by hobbyists.