How to Kill Tropical Fish
By Christopher Taylor at 2/06/2009 10:35:00 am
A short while ago I was contacted by Ava of The Reef Tank, a site for keepers of tropical marine aquaria, asking if I would contribute something for their in-house blog. I did once keep a tropical (freshwater) aquarium, but sadly the main thing I learnt from the experience was that putting too much fish in the tank early on leads to their rapid demise due to the buildup of toxic nitrogen compounds (eventually, I discovered the attractive yet indestructable White Cloud mountain minnow). So I presented Ava with a piece on the bacteria responsible for maintaining the nitrogen cycle in fish tanks, and you can read it here.