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Emergency Treatment for Pond Fish

Emergency Treatment for Pond Fish

One of the greatest tragedies a pond owner can face is seeing large numbers of his fish gasping for air or floating dead at the top of the water. Fish can be delicate pets, and most owners expect to lose a few now and then. However, when large numbers of pond fish begin to die off, owners need to ta......[Read More]
How Should I Set Up My Aquarium for My Livebearers?

How Should I Set Up My Aquarium for My Livebearers?

In the context of aquarium fish, the term "livebearers" may refer to any fish that give birth rather than lay eggs, but it is most associated with a few common tropical fish. Mollies, guppies and platies and swordtails are all relatively easy to keep and breed. These livebearers have similar tank re......[Read More]
Planted, Rooted and Bunched - The Three Kinds of Plant

Planted, Rooted and Bunched - The Three Kinds of Plant

Three main categories of plants exists from which you can choose species to your liking to live in your aquarium. Each kind of plant belonging to each category has specific needs when it comes to planting and positioning within the tank.......[Read More]
How to Get Rid of Black Brush Algae

How to Get Rid of Black Brush Algae

Black brush algae is a type of red algae from the family Audouinella. It can be seen growing as short black tuffs or a slow spreading carpet in aquariums. Generally, algae need light, carbon dioxide and nutrients to grow. An aquarium that has high nutrient levels or is not filtering out the fish was......[Read More]
Pond Filtration Basics

Pond Filtration Basics

Building a Koi pond or water garden in your backyard can be a wonderful experience. What many new pond owners fail to realize; however, is the important of pond filtration. Unlike natural bodies of water, a backyard pond does not have a consistent fresh water source.......[Read More]
Fighter Fish: 5 Common Sickness Symptoms

Fighter Fish: 5 Common Sickness Symptoms

The author briefly explains the five common sickness symptoms displayed by a fighter fish or betta fish. He also provide solutions to prevent those symptoms from occurring.......[Read More]
Well Water & Fish

Well Water & Fish

Some aquarists prefer to use well water in their fish tanks. Well water can be better for fish than tap water, but it must be tested and monitored just as tap water would be. Here are some facts about well water and fish.......[Read More]
How to Make a Homemade Pond Filter

How to Make a Homemade Pond Filter

Building a mechanical/biological filter for your pond is an easy project which can be completed in under an hour, in most cases. Assuming you already have a drill, parts for this project can be obtained for less than $30.......[Read More]
Some Suggestions When Choosing Betta Tankmates

Some Suggestions When Choosing Betta Tankmates

Those who want to keep bettas often wonder what sort of betta tankmates can be chosen to liven up the tank and give it a little variety. There are quite a few that are compatible with bettas, but there are also many that are not as suitable for a betta community tank. Because of how aggressive male ......[Read More]
Tutorial on How to Set Up a Hit List Rider on "Mobsters"

Tutorial on How to Set Up a Hit List Rider on "Mobsters"

"Mobsters" is an online game that was originally on the social networking site MySpace and is now available to play on Facebook. This game lets you create a mobster and work with part of a larger gang to fight other mobs, earn money and set up businesses. You can create a character called a hit list......[Read More]
How to Breed Soldier Grubs

How to Breed Soldier Grubs

Black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae are often raised as a food source for amphibians and reptiles. People that keep chickens use the larvae as a supplement to purchased scratch and free-range diets as well. A well-maintained colony of black soldier fly larvae has around 9.4 percent fat and ......[Read More]
How to Gets Rid of Snails in an Aquarium

How to Gets Rid of Snails in an Aquarium

Snails can be a great addition to any aquarium because they act as "cleaners" to remove algae from the tank. Unfortunately, snails lay a lot of eggs at one time. Once these eggs hatch, it isn't long before snails overrun your tank. Too many snails can be harmful for the fish because they will eat mo......[Read More]
Saltwater Aquarium Supplements

Saltwater Aquarium Supplements

It is of the utmost importance to keep the saltwater balanced with enough nutrients in order to ensure the survival of those expensive salt water fish and coral you have in the tank in your home. There are many elements that make up the waters chemical content, and there are additives available in a......[Read More]
Acrylic Vs Glass Aquariums - Which Is Better?

Acrylic Vs Glass Aquariums - Which Is Better?

The key differences between glass and acrylic aquariums. This guide will help you determine if a glass or acrylic is right for you based on your needs.......[Read More]
Purchasing Healthy Fish

Purchasing Healthy Fish

Purchasing fish for your saltwater aquarium can be a lot of fun, but how do you know if the fish you're buying are healthy? It's impossible to know for certain if a fish is healthy, even if you're a trained aquarist, because ailments don't always show symptoms right away. Also, y......[Read More]
Clown Fish Small Tank Set Up for Beginners

Clown Fish Small Tank Set Up for Beginners

Clown fish are small fish that like to hide among rocks and live plants. They require a saltwater environment and are considered to be excellent fish for beginners. Clown fish will play in and out of the rocks and plants and will add bright colors to your fish tank.......[Read More]
Simple Tips on Cycling Your Fish Tank

Simple Tips on Cycling Your Fish Tank

Cycling your fish tank is the most important thing when starting out. Do this wrong and your fish keeping adventures can turn out terrible.......[Read More]
Glass Vs. Acrylic Aquarium

Glass Vs. Acrylic Aquarium

First-time fish owners are faced with a lot of questions: What kind of fish, what kind of filters, what kind of lights, what kind of décor? One of the more overlooked questions concerning the purchase of a new aquarium involves the very material your new tank is made of.......[Read More]
Introduction to Breeding Discus Fish

Introduction to Breeding Discus Fish

When breeding discus fish, the tank should hold a capacity of 10 gallons of water and this should be enough to accommodate 4 fish. Discus fish are picky when it comes to their partner which makes it tough to breed them compared to other freshwater fish. They also have high-maintenance water quality ......[Read More]
How to Feed Live Food to Oscars

How to Feed Live Food to Oscars

The Oscar fish (Astronotus ocellatus) grows up to 16 inches in length when kept in captivity in a large aquarium. A member of the Cichlid family, the Oscar fish lives in the waters of the Amazon where it thrives as a carnivore. In a tank setting, the fish requires a balanced diet to thrive. It will ......[Read More]