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50 Gallon Aquarium - Think Before You Buy!

50 Gallon Aquarium - Think Before You Buy!

50 gallon aquariums really do make a wonderful addition to any room as well as providing you with a great hobby.Today the creation and maintaining of an aquarium is a very popular hobby with people around the globe, and if you are considering getting one yourself, then going for a 50 gallon aquarium......[Read More]
Care of Aquarium Plants

Care of Aquarium Plants

Live aquarium plants not only are aesthetically pleasing, they are functional as well. Plants will use the carbon dioxide produced by fish and convert it into oxygen. The fish absorb the oxygen and are healthier and have more vibrant colors than fish in aquariums without plants. While live plants ma......[Read More]
About the Signs of Breeding in Oscar Fish

About the Signs of Breeding in Oscar Fish

When Oscar fish are ready to breed, common signs and behaviors for the mating process can often confuse fish owners into thinking that a fight to the death is taking place. The Oscar fish is a sometimes aggressive breed; it is not uncommon to see quarrelsome behavior. However, there are certain beha......[Read More]
How to Clean Dried Salt Deposits on an Acrylic Tank

How to Clean Dried Salt Deposits on an Acrylic Tank

A saltwater aquarium has a higher level of maintenance than a freshwater tank. The salt inside the aquarium sticks to the aquarium tools, creating hard salt deposits that make it difficult to see inside the tank and can also interfere with the function of the equipment. An acrylic tank can be more d......[Read More]
Arowana Care - Red Arowana - Part 1 - What Is an Arowana?

Arowana Care - Red Arowana - Part 1 - What Is an Arowana?

Arowanas are large freshwater fish which have bony heads and elongated bodies. There are 10 different kinds of arowanas: four can be found in Southeast Asia, three in South America, two in Australia, and one from Africa.........[Read More]
Beginner's Guide to Setting Up Your Fish Keeping Hobby

Beginner's Guide to Setting Up Your Fish Keeping Hobby

Keeping fish is a popular hobby for a myriad of reasons, because fish are fun pets to keep and also exciting to learn about. There are numerous considerations that need to be made when it comes to setting up your own fish keeping hobby, including selecting the aquarium, selecting the environment, ch......[Read More]
Low PH Levels in Aquariums

Low PH Levels in Aquariums

Monitor the pH level in your aquarium to avoid potential disastrous effects on its ecosystem. PH measures a substance's acidity. If it's too low, it's too acidic; if it's too high, it's too basic. The pH level is measured on a scale of 1 to 14, with 7 being neutral. Water is naturally neutral, but t......[Read More]
Work Your Betta, Work It

Work Your Betta, Work It

I've been a bad betta owner and let my betta fish get fat and lazy. Here's how you can have better bettas by conditioning them.......[Read More]
How to Choose

How to Choose

Experts at choosing kois, however, suggest that the young fishes with such finished patterns are precisely the ones that should be avoided in selecting which koi to keep.The color patterns of these young kois oftentimes change as they grow older.Whatever color combination these young fishes have is ......[Read More]
How to Seed Live Rock

How to Seed Live Rock

Live rock is porous rock from tropical waters composed of the calcium carbonate remains of dead corals. It provides an ideal habitat for a variety of marine organisms that benefit the ecosystem of a saltwater aquarium. Live rock's purifying abilities allow you to run a saltwater or reef aquarium wit......[Read More]
Management and Education in the Marine Aquarium Industry

Management and Education in the Marine Aquarium Industry

As an aquarium professional I would like to discuss the pressure our hobby as put on the worlds reefs and what we can do to minimize damage. First and foremost we must promote responsible reef keeping by learning and researching these wild animals we wish to care for out of their natural environment......[Read More]
PH Stabilization for Fish Ponds

PH Stabilization for Fish Ponds

The pH is a scale that measures the acidity or alkalinity of a given substance. Low pH means that something is acidic. High pH means it is alkaline. The scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 classed as neutral pH. According to the Southern Regional Aquaculture Center, pond pH should be between 6 and 9.......[Read More]
Tropical Fish Tanks - A Beginners Guide

Tropical Fish Tanks - A Beginners Guide

Keeping fish tanks can be a great hobby, not only are they fairly easy and cheap to get started, but offer an amazing relaxing pastime. Getting started with this hobby can sometimes be a little overwhelming as there are so many options of tanks, fish and accessories to choose from and all require to......[Read More]
How Hard Are Salt Water Fish Tanks - Three Tips to Make Keeping a Salt Water Aquarium Easier

How Hard Are Salt Water Fish Tanks - Three Tips to Make Keeping a Salt Water Aquarium Easier

Setting up and caring for salt water tanks is perceived as something that is hard to do. While it is true marine aquariums require a little extra care they are not difficult as long as you can follow a few key basic steps that are listed in this article.......[Read More]
Freshwater Vs. Saltwater Aquariums

Freshwater Vs. Saltwater Aquariums

At first glance saltwater and freshwater aquariums appear to be quite similar. But other than holding fish, water and decorations they are quite different. The set up for each aquarium is different and it is not easy to convert from one type to another at a later date.......[Read More]
Breeding Betta Fish - Do's and Don'ts

Breeding Betta Fish - Do's and Don'ts

When it comes to breeding betta fish, many people will let you into a little secret - it is not easy! Breeding betta fish is a difficult process which takes a lot of time and patience, but even though it is a difficult task it can be well worth it in the end.......[Read More]
How to Feed a Tiger Barb

How to Feed a Tiger Barb

Tiger barbs (Puntius tetrazona) are tropical fish that are active and relatively easy to care for. Several different breeds exist, including albino and metallic green tiger barbs. Tiger barbs are not fussy eaters. In the wild, they are omnivores, eating growing plants, small water bugs, algae and de......[Read More]
Black Ruby Barb Fact Sheet

Black Ruby Barb Fact Sheet

The Black Ruby Barb, Puntius nigrofasciatus, is a hardy fish suitable for a community aquarium as long as care is exercised in the selection of the other fish. Other common names for fish are Purple Headed Barb and Ruby Barb. ......[Read More]
Koi Health - Understanding the Basic Anatomy and Make Up of a Koi Fish

Koi Health - Understanding the Basic Anatomy and Make Up of a Koi Fish

Get to know your Koi fish better and keep your Koi fish healthy by understanding their basic anatomy. Read this useful and important summary of the koi's anatomy and physiology.......[Read More]
How to Breed Koi for Profit

How to Breed Koi for Profit

There are few pets that are as colorful and graceful as koi and even fewer pets that will actually make you money! In this article I discuss some general guidelines for breeding koi for money.......[Read More]