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Setting Up Your African Cichlids Tank

Setting Up Your African Cichlids Tank

When in search for show quality aquarium inhabitants, African Cichlids are always among the top options. These vibrantly colored creatures are not only attractive but their social and active nature makes them most interesting to keep as they create the most alive and entertaining tanks you'll e......[Read More]
How to Identify Flowerhorn Species

How to Identify Flowerhorn Species

The flowerhorn fish species, also known as the Hua Luo Han, originated in China and is actually the result of cross breeding several species of cichlid fish. In China the fish is believed to bring health and prosperity to its owners, according to Flowerfish.com. Because it is a hybrid species, the f......[Read More]
How to Set Up a Kotobuki Filter for a Fish Tank

How to Set Up a Kotobuki Filter for a Fish Tank

All fish tank filters serve to make the water suitable for fish by eliminating debris and harmful chemicals from the water. Kotobuki filters are unique in that they provide an automatic continuous filter able to filter even the most microscopic particles from the water. Kotobuki's filter technology ......[Read More]
How to Use Aquarium Vines

How to Use Aquarium Vines

Vines provide more than just decoration to aquariums -- they provide much-needed oxygen to the other living creatures inside. In addition, aquarium vines can provide a food source for certain types of fish. When using aquarium vines, select a reliable retailer for your plant starts to prevent contam......[Read More]
Good Foods for Oscar Fish

Good Foods for Oscar Fish

Oscars are predator fish that inhabit rivers and tributaries in the Amazon and Orinoco River basins. Oscars quickly develop personalities in the aquarium and are sought after by both novice and advanced aquarists. These members of the cichlid family are opportunistic feeders that prey on a variety o......[Read More]
Characteristics of the Yamabuki Standard Fin Live Koi Fish

Characteristics of the Yamabuki Standard Fin Live Koi Fish

The humble brown wild carp of East Asia is the ancestor of the glorious koi of today, including the all-yellow Yamabuki. Credit largely goes to Japanese farmers who grew carp for food but saved the occasional fish that showed some color and bred them for variations. By the 20th century, bright singl......[Read More]
How Many Hours of Light Should an Aquarium Have?

How Many Hours of Light Should an Aquarium Have?

How long you leave the aquarium lights on will depend on the type of aquarium you have.fish image by Natalia Pavlova from Fotolia.comWide Ranges Can WorkFor aquariums with only fish and no live plants or corals, the aquarium lights can be left on for anywhere between six and 12 hours per.........[Read More]
The African Cichlid

The African Cichlid

The African Cichlid is a exotic and semi-aggressive fish that has a long life span and generally spends its time at the center levels of the lake. Regardless of their semi-aggressive cichlid behavior, they are a favorite for freshwater aquariums and are capable of scooting through the top to the bot......[Read More]
Betta Fish Do Not Like Living in Muddy Puddles

Betta Fish Do Not Like Living in Muddy Puddles

Choosing the right betta fish tanks is probably the most important aspect in ensuring that your little pet has a happy and healthy life. But unfortunately it may not be quite as easy as it seems and the surroundings they spend their life in have to be just right. How would you like to be stuck in an......[Read More]
DIY Salt Water Fish Tanks

DIY Salt Water Fish Tanks

Saltwater tanks have been known to be less maintenance friendly than freshwater tanks. Yet saltwater tanks can host a larger variety of aqua-life such as corals, mussels and exotic fish. You may find that once you get a saltwater tank started with the proper equipment, cycling and testing, the time ......[Read More]
How to Breed a Pearlscale Goldfish

How to Breed a Pearlscale Goldfish

The pearlscale goldfish has become increasingly popular as a household pet. With its uniquely shaped body and unusual fins, it has peaked the interest of fish hobbyists everywhere. Fortunately, the directions to breeding the pearlscale goldfish do not differ much from any other type of goldfish. Wit......[Read More]
How to Set Up Ntkrnlmp.exe

How to Set Up Ntkrnlmp.exe

The "Ntkrnlmp.exe" file is part of the Windows installation, and the file must install and load during the installation process. If the file fails to install, you receive an error and must troubleshoot the computer's issue before continuing the installation. Microsoft is aware of the issue......[Read More]
Setting Up a Turtle Aquarium

Setting Up a Turtle Aquarium

Water TurtlesBaby water turtles are cute and make great pets, however most people don't realize how big they are as adults. This usually ends up with buying a bigger tank. Seeing adult turtles before starting the aquarium can give a new turtle owner a better picture of what size tank they.........[Read More]
General Info About Cichlid Fish

General Info About Cichlid Fish

The family unit Cichlidae, of which all cichlids originate from is a really assorted family and these fish live in some very diverse conditions. The various cichlid species have evolved to be able to fit their own habitats and have managed to thrive. Cichlid species because of this, differ in size, ......[Read More]
How to Build an Aquarium With Sealant

How to Build an Aquarium With Sealant

Pet owners enjoy uniquely shaped aquariums to house their reptiles or fish. The design and materials needed to construct such an aquarium change based on the intended use. For example, aquariums that hold water must be built with thicker glass, while those used for reptiles can be built with glass t......[Read More]
How to Maintain a Saltwater Fish Tank

How to Maintain a Saltwater Fish Tank

Advances in salt water equipment have made salt water aquariums much more popular with the average person. However, even though it now takes less time and money to set up an aquarium, you still have to spend some time maintaining it. The best way to maintain your aquarium is to create a schedule. By......[Read More]
My Best Fish Friend (BFF)

My Best Fish Friend (BFF)

If you're old enough you may remember Sea Monkeys advertised in comic books. Basically they were brine shrimp that you hatched from eggs and grew in a little fish tank. The concept was really cool and lots of people bought them because they were an easy pet.......[Read More]
Fishless Cycle

Fishless Cycle

A new method of cycling a fish tank is becoming popular. Read up on the fishless cycle here.......[Read More]
How Do Grey Striped Barb Fish Lay Eggs?

How Do Grey Striped Barb Fish Lay Eggs?

Grey striped barbs, more commonly referred to as tiger barbs, are an active schooling fish that do best in groups of five or more. They are a semi-aggressive fish known to be fin nippers and may pick on fish who are sick or injured. They thrive in a well-planted and heated tank.......[Read More]
How to Convert a Salt Water Tank to Fresh Water

How to Convert a Salt Water Tank to Fresh Water

Many aquarium enthusiasts will one day make the decision to convert their aquarium from saltwater to freshwater. Whether it is because the saltwater hobby is too labor-intensive and expensive, or merely because the fish keeper wants to delve into something new, knowing how to clean and prepare the t......[Read More]