Reef tanks are fascinating additions to home or office, but they require a great deal of research, care and equipment in order to thrive. If you have never kept a fish tank, a reef tank is not the place to begin. Even for those who have mastered a freshwater or saltwater tank, a reef aquarium can pr
Find out everything there is to know about setting up the perfect home for your Goldfish. Where is the best place to keep your aquarium or tank? How big should your aquarium be? Learn this and much, much more inside this article...
Building an aquarium is a way to make a custom design for your home and for your fish. It can be also be cheaper than buying a similar aquarium from a dealer. You can build a cylinder aquarium using an acrylic tube and acrylic sheet. Bear in mind the thickness and length of the materials for your ta
Swordtails are a popular and beautiful breed of freshwater aquarium fish. They are named for a pointed extension which grows off the back of their tail fin. There are several differences between male and female swordtails.
Betta plant selection doesn't usually take too much of an aquarist's time. They see a plant they like, they buy it, get it home and place it in their Betta tank. Done, right? Nope. Just as certain plants preform specific duties in our above water world, choosing the correct Betta plant for
Making sure you have the right substrate to begin a planted aquarium can be a challenge in itself. There are a few signs that you can look out for to determine if it is the right substrate for your tank.
If you are building or installing a new pond, or improving an old one, you will want to consider the benefits of filtering the pond water. While it isn't always necessary to filter the water in ponds, if you are planning to stock yours with Koi fish, it really is essential.
Frozen foods for tropical fish contain fresh ingredients that are frozen solid and only thawed when ready to be served. They provide something similar to what fish would eat in their natural habitat.
It is vitally important for all aquarium hobbyists to understand the nitrogen cycle. Once you know how the cycle process works you will save the lives of your fish. This cycle begins once you add fish to your aquarium. Your tank will begin a process called the nitrogen cycle.
The Koi fish we have today is a descendant of the magoi carp from Japan. With the proper Koi care the Koi can live for twenty years and there have been reports of fish living for hundreds of years. They have been known to weigh over forty pounds and be three feet in length. Known for their brilliant
If you are starting an aquarium then keeping it clean is an essential task that you are going to be spending a lot of time on. So, is filling it with fish that will keep it clean for you a viable proposition? Done properly and the maintenance will be minimal. Done badly and it makes no difference!
Maintaining safe levels of dissolved chemicals in the aquarium is essential for keeping fish healthy and happy. Generally speaking, this is a case of correct filtering, water changing and feeding. If these factors are maintained regularly then problems with chemical buildup should be kept to a minim
Determining the sex of an angelfish can be challenging for the inexperienced. Many times, immature angelfish are the most difficult to sex because they seem to have no physical differences until they are ready to mate. During breeding season, however, some differences are more noticeable. Knowing wh
Pick the LocationThe decision on where to put your wall aquarium is based on a couple of things. One is aesthetics. You can choose a wall aquarium that is in a solid wall where the fish can only be seen from one side or you can choose a wall aquarium that can be used as a room divider,...
The hobby of fish-keeping is a popular way to pass the time for many people. Aquariums have gone from simple bowls with a handful of gravel to elaborate landscapes engulfed in sparkling waters. With a little thought and some planning, a beautiful aquascape is possible for even a novice aquarist.
With their huge, ragged tails, crowntail bettas are a flamboyant variety of the already colorful betta fish. These fish are hardy and relatively easy to maintain in a home aquarium, although they are not as resilient as some of the urban legends about the fish suggest. A crowntail or any other betta
Everything that you pay money for in the world has the room for modification; take cars, bungalows, clothes, shops, anything. Likewise, individuals around the globe also fancy designing their owned aquariums. Essentially aquariums are no more than tanks that allow fish to swim in water, yet the pote
Although koi were known in China, Japan has become the home of Nishikigoi. Japanese farmers developed koi from early color mutations found in their stocks of common food carp (Cyprinus carpio) over the two hundred years ago.
Although they are quite beautiful and hardy Koi fish can easily fall prey to Koi bacterial infections. Find out why, as well as how to care for your fish should they be affected.
Coral pieces add beauty and variety to any saltwater aquarium. Reef tank enthusiasts must consider many variables when placing coral into an existing saltwater fish tank, such as coral aggression. Some coral have defensive and protective mechanisms such as sweeper tentacles. Other issues are lightin