FISH

Keeping Discus Fish

Keeping discus fishDiscus fish are a very colorful species of fish and create a lovely display in an aquarium. If you are planning on keeping discus fish, there are some important facts you need to know.

Discus are usually more expensive than other fish. But they are well worth the extra cost, due to their hardiness, gentle nature, and good rearing ability. Continue reading

Angelfish Aquarium Setup

angel fishAngelfish are easy to care for and are usually the most attractive fish in anyone’s tank. If you are planning on an angelfish aquarium setup for your fish, there are a number of facts that you should know about angelfish care. Below you will find some information that will help you set up your tank the right way. Continue reading

Caring for Bristlenose

bristlenoseBristlenose Pleco or Catfish are a great addition to an aquarium because of their ability to keep their tank clear of algae. Depending on the species, these fish can grow to approximately 4-8 inches in length. If well taken care of, they can live up to 12 years. They have bristles around their lips and head. Caring for bristlenose fish can be a rewarding experience. Continue reading

Angelfish Facts

Onangelfish factse of the most popular fish for aquariums today are angelfish. This is because they are attractive in appearance, easy to care for, and have unique personalities. These fish originate from the Amazon region of South America. Their usual lifespan is from 8-10 years.  But they have been known to live to over 15 years of age. Knowing a few angelfish facts can help this beautiful fish live a healthy, long life. Continue reading

Arowana Care

Arowana CareArowana care has some unique requirements. These exotic fish can have a life span of over 20 years, if well cared for. They usually grow from 24 to 30 inches in length in an aquarium. A large aquarium is necessary to house them due of their size. You will need some good advice regarding their care before bringing one home.

Baby Arowana need to be fed up to three times a day but need less feedings as they age. For a well-balanced diet, it is good to give them a variety of food. Specific foods should be given to keep them healthy and their colors vibrant.

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Tropical Discus Fish

DiscusCaring for discus fish can be a very rewarding hobby. These fish get their name from the shape of their nearly circular bodies. They are extremely colorful and can provide your tank with a beautiful display.

Discus cichlids originally come from the Amazon in South America. You will need to duplicate the living conditions of this region as close as possible to ensure your fish live a healthy life. If the water in the fish tank is not well suited for their species, it can be dangerous to your fish.

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Betta Fish Care

Betta Fish CareThe popularity of Betta fish is partially due to their beautiful colors and long flowing fins. These tropical fish make a very attractive addition to any fish tank. They are also very enjoyable to watch with their unique behavior. If you are thinking of getting some of these striking fish, you will need to do some research on Betta fish care.

Although Bettas can be kept in small containers, they do fare better, and their life will be prolonged, in larger tanks. They can get along with some other species, but you need to find out which ones are compatible before you mix them. It is best not to house more than one Betta in your tank, due to territorial rivalry.

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Caring for Cichlids

red zebraCaring for cichlids can be challenging unless you know how to handle certain situations that can arise. If you have chosen cichlids for your fish tank, you may be well aware of their aggressive nature. To counteract this type of personality, there are things you can do to bring more harmony in your aquarium.

To make sure your fish live amicably with each other, it is very important to do some research before you do any purchasing. Then you’ll find that caring for cichlids can very rewarding.

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How to Get Rid of Algae in Your Tank

capoeta tetrazonaKnowing how to get rid of algae is an unwanted problem that can appear in your aquarium if you do not take care. There are several different types of algae, each needing its own specific treatment. You will first need to figure out what kind you have. Most tropical fish tanks have algae to some degree, but if it gets to be an eyesore, that is when you need to deal with it. Below you will find out how to get rid of algae in your tank. Continue reading

White Spot: How to Protect Your Fish

white spotWhite spot is quite a common disease among fish. This parasite does, in fact, cause more deaths than any other sickness. If you have had fish for a long time, you probably have come across this at least once in your aquarium. White spot is caused by parasites that are .5 to 1 mm long. They live beneath the top layer of fishes scales, eating skin cells and causing tiny cellular ruptures. Another name for white spot is Ich and if you have had fish for a long time, you probably know the consequences of having it in your tank. Continue reading