With so many different colours and varieties of Koi it tends to become rather confusing for the new hobbyist to understand. Over the past three decades there has been a huge increase in available variations and colours. For the sake of the beginner we are going to have a look at the major colour var
The general rule of thumb, when stocking any aquarium, is to allow one gallon of water for each inch of fish. Therefore, in a 30 gallon tank you have enough room for 30 inches of fish. For example, you have enough room in your 30 gallon tank if you stock it with 15 two-inch neon tetras. Be sure that
If you want to get a good bargain on your aquarium you spent years setting up, the best place to sell it is on the online portal e-Bay. You get the best price and in the shortest time too.
You are full of enthusiasm about having your own fish tank. Well, all that remains to be done is going to the neighboring pet store and choosing a tank which appeals to you the most, right?Well, not exactly.Aquarium setting up is a long process which consumes a lot of thought, time and patience.If y
Water testing is an integral part of owning a saltwater aquarium, so it pays to know how to do it properly. Water test kits for aquariums allow the aquarist to run chemical tests on the water for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, salinity, pH, carbonate water hardness, alkalinity, chlorine, chloramine, cop
Most people know what goldfish are, but did you know there are many types of goldfish? Here is some information on the most popular kinds, along with some tidbits.Comet goldfish not only bred in outdoor ponds; they frequently reproduce in large aquariums as well.
Fish are not picky when it comes to aquarium decor. As long as they have a couple of decent hiding places, they'll be happy with their aquarium set-up. Elaborately decorated tanks are for the pleasure of the fish keepers, rather than the fish. The cost of decorating the tank can often come close to-
In the natural world, healthy fish grow faster and larger than unhealthy fish. Your aquarium is no exception. There are a few important things to consider when "growing" your fish, notably the fact that fish (unlike some other animals) don't get bigger by eating more. Overfeeding your fish is the le
Pressurized carbon dioxide (CO2) systems often are considered a must for luxurious plant growth in an aquarium. Because of the expense of these systems, many hobbyists build their own CO2 units. The heart of such a unit, the CO2 cylinder, can be purchased easily through welding or beverage outlets.
When plants are left alone in their own environment, they can reproduce exactly as they were meant to because all the necessary conditions are present. When plants are in an aquarium, you will have to learn how to succeed in the reproduction of plants. The best way to get plants to reproduce in a fr
Yellow on fish tank glass is caused by a buildup of unwanted chemicals in the tank. It also can be caused by algae growth. In some cases, the water may turn yellow, which causes the fish tank glass to appear yellow. Regardless of the cause, removing the yellow can help ensure the health of your aqua
One of the most beautiful and popular fish in the world is the koi. Originally, koi only came in red, yellow and white but with the passage of time, there are now many different kinds of colorful koi available to choose from. This has been made possible due to selective breeding and cross-breeding,
In any properly maintained aquarium algae is inevitable. It can never be completely eliminated but there are ways of controlling it to acceptable levels. This article describes three of them.
If you still want to have an aquarium theme that stands out apart from the rest, one which no one you know would have, there are loads of stuff around your house that you can use. Yes, you can build an awesome design just using trinkets and baubles that you have around your home that you no longer w
Undergravel fish tank filters require a layer of pea stone or similar substrate to work effectively. Pea stone, or pea gravel, also provides a natural environment for your fish, but you must use only gravel prepared for aquarium use. Pea stone intended for construction from a DIY store contains bact
Ammonia is a deadly substance in aquariums. However, fish naturally release ammonia into the tank through their waste products and through their gills. The biological filter found in the nitrifying bacteria of the gravel bed helps to clear up the ammonia. However, sometimes the natural balance can b
Ick, or white spot disease, affects aquarium fish. Ick (also known as ich) is caused by a white parasite that is very small. Stress is the main reason fish suffer from the condition. Stress can be caused by everything from moving fish or adding fish to a new aquarium, fish being bullied by other fis
The most fascinating aquarium themes have a common characteristics. They spark a sense of curiosity and mystery. They replicate scenes of places and events that we know little about and would love to know more. That is why the most well loved fish tank themes are the Sunken Shipwreck Theme and the P
Aquariums aren't fun to watch unless they are decorated nicely. Adding simple decorations can really make a huge impact on the appearance of your fish tanks, and will add fun activities for your fish as well. Try adding backdrops, bright gravel, and aquarium plants and you will notice the diffe
Aquarium sumps are very important for the health of the animals because they provide increased water volume and added filtration. The increased volume helps stabilize factors such as pH, temperature and salinity. Filtration removes chemical waste such as nitrates and phosphates and dissolved organic