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How to Choose Filtration System for Broodstock Aquariums

How to Choose Filtration System for Broodstock Aquariums

When choosing a filtration model best-suited to the needs of broodstock aquariums, think biological. Since there will be no gravel or other objects in the broodstock aquarium to harbor the beneficial nitrifying bacteria, some sort of filtration unit that offers biological filtration must be provided
Aquarium Equipment, Size and Quantity Recommendations

Aquarium Equipment, Size and Quantity Recommendations

How big does your aquarium need to be? What size should your aquarium be? How much gravel? Filter? Heater? All you need to know about choosing your aquarium.
Beware of These Common Betta Fish Illnesses

Beware of These Common Betta Fish Illnesses

If tank conditions are not optimal, then there's a chance that you betta could contract a disease.Learn more about common betta diseases below and find out how you can prevent and treat them.
Tips on Blue Chromis Damselfish Care

Tips on Blue Chromis Damselfish Care

Chromis are a hardy, very active fish making them an excellent choice for the novice saltwater aquarist. They are often used as tester fish by aquarists cycling a new tank for the first time. They test water quality the same way canaries were used to test air quality in subterranean mining operation
Florida Fish Farming

Florida Fish Farming

Many consumers prefer farmed fish for the guaranteed cleanliness, along with the concerns of overfishing and other species unintentionally netted in the wild. According to the Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, more than 200 certified farms produce the 800 varieties of freshwater fish farmed in Florid
Cool Aquarium Decor For Under $10

Cool Aquarium Decor For Under $10

Almost anyone can keep a fish tank. What could be so difficult about filling a tank with water and dropping some fish inside?
How to Care for Skunk Cleaner Shrimp

How to Care for Skunk Cleaner Shrimp

Skunk cleaner shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis) are more than just attractive marine aquarium inhabitants, although their long white antennae and red and white striped bodies are striking. Skunk cleaner shrimp take their name from a helpful habit of picking the parasites off fish. Reef fish usually under
How to Tell If Goldfish Are Male or Female

How to Tell If Goldfish Are Male or Female

Goldfish are one of the most popular pets in the world. Inexpensive, easy to care for and hardy, they can be found living in bowls by themselves, in pairs, or even in large communities in big aquariums. Frequent breeding has brought an enormous variety of shapes, colors and sizes, from basic, stream
How to Breed Red Blood Parrot Cichids

How to Breed Red Blood Parrot Cichids

Red blood parrot cichlids are tropical cichlid fish that are the result of hybridizing various cichlids in the 1980s. They have become increasingly common in the pet trade and are known for their round bodies and red coloring. Male blood parrots are typically known to be infertile, which makes breed
Freshwater Aquarium Setup - Setting Up Your Aquarium on a Budget

Freshwater Aquarium Setup - Setting Up Your Aquarium on a Budget

Setting up an aquarium can be expensive but the good news is that it does not have to be. There are a few tips in setting up your aquarium on a budget.
How to Fix a High pH Balance in a Saltwater Aquarium

How to Fix a High pH Balance in a Saltwater Aquarium

Although the healthy pH level for a saltwater aquarium is naturally higher than for a freshwater aquarium, it's still possible for the pH levels to rise too high. High pH levels reflect alkaline water, and if the alkalinity of the water is too high, the sensitive reefs and fish in the aquarium could
How to Take Care of Betta Fish - 5 Must-Have Tips

How to Take Care of Betta Fish - 5 Must-Have Tips

When it comes to Betta care, there's a lot of stuff. And buy stuff, I of course mean information. The problem with this is that when so much content is put out without first being checked by a legitimate authority, rumors get started, and misinformation can spread like wildfire.
Tips On Breeding Tropical Fish

Tips On Breeding Tropical Fish

You must first decide what type of tropical fish you wish to breed. Some tropical fish are live bearers, which means they give birth to live minnow babies.The other type are egg bearers, which means the mother lays eggs and the minnow babies hatch from the eggs.
How to Cure Frog Dropsy

How to Cure Frog Dropsy

Frog dropsy is caused by an infection of the Aeromonas Hydrophila bacteria. Early symptoms of frog dropsy include food regurgitation and loose skin on the thighs. Advanced infections of frog dropsy cause the animal to bloat up to twice its size. The frog's body is so bloated that it looks like it sw
How to Aquascape - Natural Style

How to Aquascape - Natural Style

A more recent development in terms of aquascaping, the natural-style aquascape has spread from Japan to the rest of the world quickly. The style has proven popular with a wide range of people, particularly beginners and those less confident with exotic aquaria.
What Type of Betta Fish Tank Should You Use?

What Type of Betta Fish Tank Should You Use?

Choosing the right type of Betta Fish tank or bowl is the critical first step to the long-term health of your fish. This article will let you know exactly what you should look for.
Useful Information on Planting For Your Aquarium

Useful Information on Planting For Your Aquarium

When you think of planting for your aquarium, you should consider many factors to make the planting arrangement ideal for fish. As the first step, you should consider about an appropriate substrate.
How Do I Sterilize Aquarium Gravel?

How Do I Sterilize Aquarium Gravel?

Routine cleaning of an aquarium, including the gravel, is a vital part of maintaining the health of the fish that live in the habitat. Disinfection of aquarium gravel may become necessary due to the overgrowth of bacteria that are harmful to the fish. Under these circumstances, the procedure shoul
Types of Aquaponic Medians

Types of Aquaponic Medians

Aquaponics is a technique where hydroponic plants receive hydration and nutrition from fish tank water, which in turn provides clean water for fish. Aquaponics is efficient as it allows farmers to cultivate two products in a highly sustainable manner. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of dif
How Do I Know If My Pond Fish Are Pregnant?

How Do I Know If My Pond Fish Are Pregnant?

If you have male and female fish in a pond, chances are that the female will show signs of pregnancy at some point. If so, and if you'd like to raise the babies also, remove the eggs and place them in an aquarium, or the other pond fish and the father will eat them.