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  • A quarantine tub is critical, should you desire to keep koi fish. This separate living area safeguards fish that are new, sick or injured. It is important to choose the right size and install the proper equipment. This article will show you everything you need to know.

    Koi-Keeping Essentials: Your Quarantine Tub

    Koi-Keeping Essentials: Your Quarantine Tub

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • The Mystery Snail (Pomacea bridgesii) is a species of Apple Snail. However unlike most apple snails, mystery snails do not eat plants. Or rather, they do not eat healthy plants. They also stay small, growing to just over 3in as opposed to softball...

    Mystery Snails

    Mystery Snails

    by SilvaraWilde131

  • Whether you want a new look for your aquarium or a healthy alternative for your fish, gravel replacement can be tricky. While the most important beneficial bacteria live in the filter, plenty of ammonia and nitrite eating organisms colonize on...

    How to Safely Replace Aquarium Gravel

    How to Safely Replace Aquarium Gravel

    by mariekbloch1

  • Fish TB is a real thing and is transmissible to humans. This disease manifests in species that are common and popular in home aquariums. Therefore, it's important to understand this condition, it's symptoms and how to prevent or treat an outbreak.

    Can I Catch Tuberculosis From My Pet Fish?

    Can I Catch Tuberculosis From My Pet Fish?

    by Jana Louise Smit3

  • This article is a new fish keeper's guide to five of the best fish and five of the worst fish you can choose to start your aquarium. Some of the fish listed as worst may surprise you!

    The Best and Worst Beginner Fish for Your Aquarium

    The Best and Worst Beginner Fish for Your Aquarium

    by Elliott-Scates59

  • A powerhead is a device that looks like a little internal filter but has no filter material in it and initially you might think, 'what use is this puny device to me?' and discard it in disgust. But wait! A powerhead is actually quite useful in some...

    What Is An Aquarium Powerhead? Do I Need One?

    What Is An Aquarium Powerhead? Do I Need One?

    by Bunniez4

  • Most experts will tell you that ammonia is one of the compounds in the aquarium that will build to levels where it will kill fish.  This is especially when true when the aquarium is brand new and has not crearted an adequarte population of...

    Novice Aquarists Need to Know the Truth About Ammonia

    Novice Aquarists Need to Know the Truth About Ammonia

    by blueram854

  • Healthy fish fry swim normally, like these Blue Ram fish fry from http://www.ventralfins.com Fish breeders will notice that healthy fry swim about in the tank from the moment they become free swimming. Other fish fry sink to the bottom and slide...

    Belly-Sliding Fish Fry: What Does It Mean?

    Belly-Sliding Fish Fry: What Does It Mean?

    by Bunniez3

  • Here’s a list of the 20 most colorful aquarium fish. Learn about vibrant community fish and large colorful fish so you can make the best choice when stocking unique fish for your tropical tank.

    20 Most Colorful Freshwater Aquarium Fish

    20 Most Colorful Freshwater Aquarium Fish

    by Eric Dockett1

  • Buying a second hand fish tanks is an affordable way to get into the fish keeping hobby. Old tanks must be cleaned before fish can be introduced, and most cleaning products are not suitable for this purpose. Read on to find out how to clean your new tank naturally and safely.

    How to Safely Clean a Second Hand Fish Tank or Aquarium

    How to Safely Clean a Second Hand Fish Tank or Aquarium

    by Hope Alexander25

  • There is much debate over the pros versus the cons of keeping a substrate-free aquarium. Here are some tips to keeping a bare-bottom tank and still reap the benefits of an aquarium with substrate.

    Tips for Keeping a Bare-Bottom Tank

    Tips for Keeping a Bare-Bottom Tank

    by Deborah Minter1

  • It's easy to hatch baby koi. Raising them is a different horse. The first-time koi breeder must consider the constraints of time, finances and culling. This article is an introduction to the realities of dealing with fry and their diet.

    Feeding Suggestions for Baby Koi (Newborn to Three Months)

    Feeding Suggestions for Baby Koi (Newborn to Three Months)

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • This article contains all of the information you want to know about owning a pet shark including where to buy your shark, what size tank you will need and what you should know before making a purchase of this magnitude.

    How to Buy and Care for a Pet Shark

    How to Buy and Care for a Pet Shark

    by Everyday Green2

  • When choosing a fish that's beautiful and easy to care for, the betta fish is a popular choice for all hobbyists. Common misconceptions about keeping these lovely pets have led to a belief that these fish are frail and hard to keep. It's time to bust the myth and lay down the facts once and for all.

    The Bare Basics of Betta Fish Keeping

    The Bare Basics of Betta Fish Keeping

    by Megan Nelson6

  • With the basics behind us, it's now time for the functioning aquaponics setup! In this article, we'll cover the rest of what's needed to bring your aquaponic build to life.

    Aquaponic Build: The Functioning System

    Aquaponic Build: The Functioning System

    by Zach0

  • If your freshwater tank is starting to turn green, it's time for an algae eater fish clean up crew. Here are some of the best freshwater algae eaters out there and a section on shrimp and snails!

    Freshwater Algae Eater Fish

    Freshwater Algae Eater Fish

    by Everyday Green3

  • Signs of an Old Betta In the following list, all these symptoms must happen gradually over the span 3-8 months, not were days. If any of these symptoms surface within a few weeks, then it is most likely the result of an illness, often brought on...

    How to Care for an Old Betta

    How to Care for an Old Betta

    by mariekbloch34

  • Aquarium cycling is a very important first step to having a healthy tank and healthy fish! It is not that difficult and is worth the effort.

    Aquarium Maintenance: Water Changes

    Aquarium Maintenance: Water Changes

    by Don Pratt3

  • Here is a list of the most common species of tropical aquarium fish, organized by type. Learning everything you can about freshwater fish needs and behaviors will help you better manage your aquarium and keep your fish happy and healthy.

    Types of Freshwater Tropical Aquarium Fish

    Types of Freshwater Tropical Aquarium Fish

    by Eric Dockett0

  • Freshwater fish are susceptible to a many number of diseases and it can be hard to distinguish the differences between diseases, this article will help you recognize some of the more common diseases.

    Recognizing Common Diseases in Freshwater Fish

    Recognizing Common Diseases in Freshwater Fish

    by Alex2

  • Large rocks in aquariums is something that usually scares people. But, don't worry. With the proper preparation, you can add them with ease.

    Rocks in Aquariums: A Fish Guide

    Rocks in Aquariums: A Fish Guide

    by Zach2

  • There are many different kinds of freshwater fish available to hobbyists. Tetras are among the most poplar fish used in home aquariums. This article will provide information about these diverse fishes

    Popular Home Aquarium Fish: Tetras

    Popular Home Aquarium Fish: Tetras

    by Alex1

  • One of the popular freshwater puffer species is the Fahaka puffer (Tetraodon lineatus). Among other characteristics, the Fahaka's beautiful coloration, large size and predatory nature make it one of the most interesting puffers to keep as a pet. ...

    How to Keep a Fahaka Puffer

    How to Keep a Fahaka Puffer

    by That FishLady2

  • Learn which fish are best for your 55-gallon tank and how to make smart choices when stocking your freshwater aquarium.

    Best Fish for a 55-Gallon Tank

    Best Fish for a 55-Gallon Tank

    by Eric Dockett3

  • http://www.destin-tanganyika.com/images/synodontis-petricola-dwarf-8.jpg Most fish keepers like to have some bottom feeders in their aquarium. They can do a great job mopping up little pieces of food that larger, messier fish leave...

    Keeping Synodontis Aquarium Catfish

    Keeping Synodontis Aquarium Catfish

    by Bunniez1

  • These small bottom-dwelling fish are loads of fun, but they are sometimes a bit tricky to care for. I offer information on feeding, tank requirements, and more based on my own experience.

    Caring for the Freshwater Bumblebee Goby

    Caring for the Freshwater Bumblebee Goby

    by Zach7

  • There are many misconceptions about betta fish, one of them being that a fishbowl is the best habitat for them. If properly taken care of, they can live from 3 to 5 years. This article will explain why bettas should not live in a bowl or vase and offer some other helpful tips.

    Why You Should Not Keep a Betta Fish in a Bowl

    Why You Should Not Keep a Betta Fish in a Bowl

    by Jess H1

  • Here are some of the best fish that eat snails you might consider adding to your freshwater aquarium. They may be able to help you clean up your pest snail problem, or they could just make cool additions to your tropical fish tank.

    Freshwater Fish That Eat Snails

    Freshwater Fish That Eat Snails

    by Eric Dockett1

  • There are many low cost filtration systems available for 10 Gallon Aquariums. Which one is right for you depends on the type of fish you have and the amount of maintenance you wish to perform.

    Best Aquarium Filter for 10-Gallon Fish Tanks

    Best Aquarium Filter for 10-Gallon Fish Tanks

    by Marty Andersen2

  • Koi are just fish—so all you need is water, food and some device that cleans the tank, right? Well, not entirely. Koi may be small, but they come with big needs. Here's a look at what you need to know before purchasing your first fish.

    What You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Pet Koi

    What You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Pet Koi

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • The most popular types of pet shrimp are cherry , ghost, and blue shrimp. These little guys are great little cleaners and will spend every waking hour exploring your tank.

    Keeping Freshwater Cherry Red Shrimp as a Pet

    Keeping Freshwater Cherry Red Shrimp as a Pet

    by expectus65

  • Even if your fish is not cuddly, it's just as much an individual as a cat or dog and deserves a name of its own. Read on to find cute, creative, and unusual names for goldfish.

    Creative Goldfish Names

    Creative Goldfish Names

    by Brainy Bunny22

  • Learn how and when betta fish sleep and discover a few ways you can make your betta’s tank more sleep-friendly so he can get all the rest he needs.

    Do Betta Fish Sleep?

    Do Betta Fish Sleep?

    by Eric Dockett1

  • This article will help you demystify the process of setting up your own marine reef aquarium. If you already have experience keeping a freshwater aquarium, then this guide will help you get ready for the ultimate challenge in fish keeping.

    How to Set Up Your First Marine Reef Aquarium

    How to Set Up Your First Marine Reef Aquarium

    by Amar Salvi10

  • There are many Pleco species in the world. Pleco is the common name for Catfish species in the family Loricariidae. They are all different types and colors of pleco, and they have all different personalities. Plecos come from South American Rivers...

    Choosing the Right Pleco

    Choosing the Right Pleco

    by FishAreFriends15

  • The Siamese fighting fish, more commonly known as the betta fish, is one of the most popular aquarium fishes kept today. They are known for their elaborate fins, their easy care, and their extreme aggression towards any fish they perceive to be a...

    Fish Care: Siamese Fighting Fish

    Fish Care: Siamese Fighting Fish

    by finatics16

  • There are many different options for decorating a fish tank. How can you be sure that what you are adding is appropriate for your fish? This article should answer all your questions.

    How to Decorate Your Fish Tank: Dos and Don'ts

    How to Decorate Your Fish Tank: Dos and Don'ts

    by Alex74

  • You've set up a new fish tank and now you're interested in adding live plants. Here's a guide to aquatics plants that are easy to grow and care for to add oxygen and beauty to your tank.

    Low-Light Aquarium Plants for Beginners

    Low-Light Aquarium Plants for Beginners

    by eveliens10

  • Learn how to easily and successfully start and keep a freshwater fish tank, as well as how to avoid some common mistakes that many beginners make.

    How to Start a Freshwater Fish Tank

    How to Start a Freshwater Fish Tank

    by Cholee Clay0

  • Fish experts recommend nothing smaller than a 2.5-gallon tank for a betta fish. Do the right thing and set up a proper, heated, filtered, humane habitat for your betta. Fishbowls, wall pockets, cups and vases are too small and will lead to a depressed, sickly fish with a short lifespan.

    Betta Fish in Bowls: Just Say No!

    Betta Fish in Bowls: Just Say No!

    by SmartAndFun19

  • There is a lot of debate on whether it's better to use live or fake plants in an aquarium. Generally, live plants raise the water quality as they take in nitrates as natural fertilizer. But they can also worsen water quality if they die and decay....

    Plants for Fish Tanks: Fake or Live?

    Plants for Fish Tanks: Fake or Live?

    by finatics5

  • The Violet Goby, sometimes called the Dragonfish is a beautiful, eel-like fish that lives in brackish waters. They make wonderful pets, but require a bit of preparation before you bring them home.

    How to Care for a Violet Goby (Dragonfish)

    How to Care for a Violet Goby (Dragonfish)

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC17

  • You are in for a real surprise if you just got a green spotted puffer fish from Wal-Mart or pet store, thinking that these cool fish are just like any other fish, right? WRONG! My experience has been that these fish are very intelligent.

    Green Spotted Puffer Fish

    Green Spotted Puffer Fish

    by BigFish1545

  • "Planted aquariums are living works of art." beginners guide to planted aquarium setup, setup, aquarium, substrate, water, filter, heating, cooling, light, hardscape, aeration, CO2, and more...

    The Basics of a Planted Aquarium

    The Basics of a Planted Aquarium

    by Richard Brown5

  • Learn about betta fish care, behavior and tank requirements to make sure your betta lives a long, healthy life.

    Betta Fish Care Guide and FAQ

    Betta Fish Care Guide and FAQ

    by Eric Dockett544

  • Learn which tank mates to choose for your betta fish in a small aquarium or community tank environment for the best chance of success. Here's a list of compatible fish that can live with a betta, as well as practical advice for choosing a community tank setting.

    Tank Mates for Bettas and Betta Fish in a Community Tank

    Tank Mates for Bettas and Betta Fish in a Community Tank

    by Eric Dockett158

  • Morning in the Amazon. Mark Goble via Flickr (CC BY 2.0) The Amazon is the second-largest tiver in the world. It's home to over 2,100 species of fish, with more being discovered each year. It is a very diverse habitat. In this article I will tell...

    Creating a Natural Amazon River Themed Aquarium

    Creating a Natural Amazon River Themed Aquarium

    by FishAreFriends6

  • Learn how to choose the best fish for your small tank and better understand the needs of your aquarium's inhabitants.

    Best Fish for a Small Tank

    Best Fish for a Small Tank

    by Eric Dockett21

  • Here is a list of supplies and accessories including everything you need to keep a betta fish happy and healthy. Give your betta fish a great home!

    Betta Fish Supplies List

    Betta Fish Supplies List

    by Eric Dockett32

  • Teacup stingrays need big aquariums, no less than 125 gallons. They can reach a size of 15 inches not including the tail.  They need plenty of space to swim at the bottom of the tank....

    Teacup Stingrays

    Teacup Stingrays

    by FishAreFriends5

  • Did you know something as simple as a goldfish can live past forty years of age and reach over a foot in length? Here's the how-to's of keeping tropical fish in an ethical manner.

    The Ethical Issues of Keeping Tropical Fish

    The Ethical Issues of Keeping Tropical Fish

    by Theophanes Avery10

  • One of the most common questions that people ask when it comes to bettas is, "What's the best betta tank setup?" Alongside food, perhaps the most important factor that affects a betta's well-being is the quality of its water and its tank or aquarium...

    How to Set up a Betta Tank

    How to Set up a Betta Tank

    by betta addict95

  • Spotting that perfect fish and bringing it home without any preparation is the surest way to make sure the fish doesn't live through the experience. To ensure the health and well being of your freshwater tropical fish, it is important that you select species that are compatible with each other and that your aquarium is set up and ready for your fish before you bring it home.

    How to Purchase Freshwater Aquarium Fish

    How to Purchase Freshwater Aquarium Fish

    by Marty Andersen14

  • Setting up a freshwater aquarium is not as hard as you might think! Need some helpful advice? Are you new to this hobby but need a few starter tips? Whether you're a beginner or an aquarium enthusiast, you've come to the right place! Proper water...

    How to Start a Freshwater Tropical Aquarium

    How to Start a Freshwater Tropical Aquarium

    by Dana Stamps8

  • Fish tank plants and other decorations can be very difficult to clean. Follow these easy, safe steps to make your fish tank clean and your fish happy and healthy.

    How to Wash Fish Tank Plants

    How to Wash Fish Tank Plants

    by Stephanie Giguere4

  • It’s a bummer when your betta dies and you don't know why. Here are some of the common causes of premature betta death and what you can possibly do to prevent them.

    Top 6 Reasons Betta Fish Die

    Top 6 Reasons Betta Fish Die

    by Eric Dockett73

  • There are many species of synodontis, and there are many hybrids and crossbreeds between the species which pop up as well, quite often in pet shops.

    Synodontis Catfish Species Guide

    Synodontis Catfish Species Guide

    by Bunniez8

  • Often overlooked as a choice in the aquarium, the white cloud mountain minnows are very lively, enjoyable pets to keep. Their small size means they don't need a large aquarium, but enough room for their activeness and tendency to play around. White...

    Fish Care: White Cloud Mountain Minnows

    Fish Care: White Cloud Mountain Minnows

    by finatics65

  • This article will briefly touch on the genetics of angelfish and how to tell different sub-species apart. It will also discuss physical attributes and quality attributes of species, or what makes a beautiful fish and what makes a not-so-beautiful fish. Further, the article will discuss breeding, how to sex fish, breed them, and care for their fry. Includes information on what to feed fry, how to rear fry, and how to set up a breeding program for profit.

    Selective Breeding and Genetics for Angelfish

    Selective Breeding and Genetics for Angelfish

    by David Stillwell11

  • Wet pets, especially fish, are not the most robust pets in the world. However, some are more robust than others and there are ways to up your fishy friends chances of survival.

    Are There Any Fish That Don't Die So Easily?

    Are There Any Fish That Don't Die So Easily?

    by RenaSherwood0

  • I love do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, especially when it comes to aquariums (because the hobby is expensive!). Out of all the materials I use for such projects, I find myself using an arts and crafts material called plastic canvas.

    The Many Aquarium Uses of Plastic Canvas

    The Many Aquarium Uses of Plastic Canvas

    by mariekbloch5

  • Learn how to buy the best, most comfortable seashells for your pet hermit crabs. This shell selection advice will save you from spending money on hermit crab shells that are never used.

    How to Choose Hermit Crab Shells by Shape and Size

    How to Choose Hermit Crab Shells by Shape and Size

    by fritteritter28

  • All the details on the proper setup of a suitable living habitat and the best practices for ongoing care of a goldfish. Learn the best techniques to ensure a happy and healthy goldfish for years to come.

    How to Care for Goldfish

    How to Care for Goldfish

    by Kate Daily6

  • The top 15 cichlid fish for freshwater aquariums. Here are some amazing, interesting facts about cichlid barracuda, mackerel angelfish, and jack dempsey—the most fantastic fish in the world.

    Cichlid Fish: Top 15 Things You Need to Know

    Cichlid Fish: Top 15 Things You Need to Know

    by Billy Turnock1

  • Box filters (also known as corner filters), are air-lifted aquarium filters—the oldest type of filtration still sold on the market. Box filters make excellent filters depending on the water volume and bioload of a tank.

    How to Use Box/Corner Filters

    How to Use Box/Corner Filters

    by mariekbloch5

  • Don't be fooled by inferior pellet and flake foods. Give your cichlids what they really deserve with this recipe for homemade cichlid food.

    Recipe for Homemade Cichlid Food

    Recipe for Homemade Cichlid Food

    by Zach5

  • Praised as a gentle and friendly breed, the Platy is a perfect starter fish for anyone setting up an aquarium. But what do you do when one of your fish becomes aggressive?

    Platy Problems: Dealing With a Bully

    Platy Problems: Dealing With a Bully

    by Pollyanna Jones8

  • Koi can be kept and fully appreciated without learning any Japanese. Once bitten by the koi bug, chances are you're interested in speaking the lingo. This article is a perfect place to brush up on your fish-speak.

    Basic Terminology Every Koi Beginner Should Know

    Basic Terminology Every Koi Beginner Should Know

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • Find out how important a heater, light and filter are for your freshwater tropical fish tank. Learn about the different types of filtration, the best temperature for your tank and more.

    Do Tropical Fish Need a Heater, Filter and Light?

    Do Tropical Fish Need a Heater, Filter and Light?

    by Eric Dockett2

  • Aquascaping is a delightful aspect of the aquarium world. Practiced by experts and novices alike, all it takes is a few plants and an understanding of what they need to thrive.

    How to Take Care of Live Plants in Your Aquarium

    How to Take Care of Live Plants in Your Aquarium

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • These days saltwater fishkeeping is a whole new art thanks to more information on the nitrogen cycle, flow rates, additives, and lighting needs, especially for sedentary invertebrates like sea anemones and soft corals.

    How to Set Up a Nano-Reef Tank

    How to Set Up a Nano-Reef Tank

    by animallife17

  • Can't keep your fish alive. The problem may be your tank setup. This article will show you how to setup a beautiful aquarium with that takes very little maintenance.

    How to Set up a Fish Tank: A Beginner's Guide

    How to Set up a Fish Tank: A Beginner's Guide

    by Marty Andersen0

  • Aquariums have developed the reputation of being murky algae-covered death traps for fish. Unfortunately for many, busy lives do take over and the novelty of the new pet will fade over time and aquarium maintenance becomes a neglected household...

    Tips for a Low-Maintenance Fish Tank

    Tips for a Low-Maintenance Fish Tank

    by Katelyn Weel18

  • You've just found a new fish for your aquarium? Great! Then it’s time for you to start looking into cute or funny fish names for your new finned friend!

    60 Funny Fish Names

    60 Funny Fish Names

    by Tatiana20

  • Why is it that a 10 gallon tank can be $10 or $15, a 20 gallon is around $40, and a 30 gal. is in the $70's (at the lowest prices available)? If an aquarium is $10 dollars for 10 gallons, shouldn't the 20 gal. be $20, and so forth? *Prices for...

    Why Are Glass Aquariums so Expensive?

    Why Are Glass Aquariums so Expensive?

    by mariekbloch6

  • When raising small fish fry, the first challenge you'll run into is the one that involves feeding invisible food to invisible fish. The first kind of food young fry of small fish species need is infusoria. 'Infusoria' is a term that refers to...

    How to Make Infusoria for Baby Fish

    How to Make Infusoria for Baby Fish

    by Bunniez5

  • People have loved aquariums for ages but it is important to know how to properly care for any creature before you bring it into your home. Keeping fish is not as simple as providing food and water.

    Aquarium Tips for Beginners

    Aquarium Tips for Beginners

    by Kate H0

  • Nothing compares to successfully breeding your own koi. This rewarding activity requires certain conditions. When you know the steps, have the equipment and the time, you'll soon have a bunch of adorable koi babies.

    Koi Breeding 101

    Koi Breeding 101

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • Learn how to choose the best fish for your 20-gallon freshwater tank and get some stocking ideas when it comes to which kinds of fish and aquarium critters to consider.

    10 Best Fish for a 20-Gallon Tank

    10 Best Fish for a 20-Gallon Tank

    by Eric Dockett14

  • It can be difficult to keep aquatic plants with goldfish. Here is a selection of live plants that can be placed in the aquarium with goldfish. These water plants will help keep fins happy.

    The Best Aquatic Plants for Goldfish

    The Best Aquatic Plants for Goldfish

    by Deborah Minter0

  • Eliminating Cyanobacteria from an aquarium is not a hard process, but it does take some patience. Quick antibiotic fixes only leave the tank vulnerable to future algae blooms and destroy the beneficial algae that has settled in the aquarium. This step-by-step method will help you treat the bacteria at the source and prevent future outbreaks.

    Removing Cyanobacteria from the Aquarium

    Removing Cyanobacteria from the Aquarium

    by Everyday Green9

  • Learn about proper betta fish tank setup and the right and wrong ways to care for this beautiful tropical fish!

    Betta Fish Tank Setup Ideas

    Betta Fish Tank Setup Ideas

    by Eric Dockett1

  • Learn why caring for a freshwater aquarium is rewarding and educational for kids, plus discover which tanks are right for children and how the whole family can learn from a fish tank.

    Educational Benefits of Aquarium Care for Kids

    Educational Benefits of Aquarium Care for Kids

    by Eric Dockett1

  • Hermit crabs make wonderful pets with proper care. Before purchasing a hermit crab for your children, learn more about hermit crab care and pet store marketing ploys so that you can find a pet that will be good for your child.

    Why Hermit Crabs May Not Be Good Pets for Kids

    Why Hermit Crabs May Not Be Good Pets for Kids

    by fritteritter24

  • You may find your aquarium gets murky a few weeks after you have changed the water. This guide details four steps to help keep your aquarium clean all the time and achieve a steady ecological state.

    How to Keep Your Aquarium Crystal Clear at All Times

    How to Keep Your Aquarium Crystal Clear at All Times

    by Lori1Kng14

  • Have you ever wanted to build your own aquarium from scratch? Well, in this article I will tell you exactly how you can take on this DIY project!

    How to Build Your Own Acrylic Aquarium

    How to Build Your Own Acrylic Aquarium

    by Don Colfax6

  • Aquarium setups can be expensive; just ask any aquarist. The tank, decorations, gravel, tank stand, filter, heater, and lighting add up and are often over 10 times the cost of the animals living in it (closer to 20 times in most cases). Here are...

    Cheap Alternatives to an Aquarium Setup

    Cheap Alternatives to an Aquarium Setup

    by mariekbloch2

  • Making fish food couldn't be easier! It's time to free yourself of commercial fish food flakes and start creating your own natural alternative. Homemade fish food is not far away!

    How to Make Your Own Fish Food

    How to Make Your Own Fish Food

    by Zach10

  • I have been a professional breeder of Discus fish for a while now. My family owned and operated an ornamental fish exporting company in Sri Lanka and were the pioneers in the industry for over 50 years.

    Secrets of Breeding Discus Fish

    Secrets of Breeding Discus Fish

    by NigelHay21

  • Goldfish are the most popular aquarium fish worldwide. Many hear the word goldfish and think of the little orange fish kept in a bowl. However, there are actually several varieties of goldfish; over 120. They range from common varieties to fancy types. The common types are rather plain while the fancy kinds come in many shapes, color patterns and fin types. Whether they are common or fancy all goldfish are great aquarium fish.

    Goldfish Varieties: A Brief Look at Some of the Many Types

    Goldfish Varieties: A Brief Look at Some of the Many Types

    by Eternal Evolution1

  • Time to ditch your old colored gravel and use sand in aquariums instead. It not only looks better, but is much more natural for your fish.

    Sand in Aquariums: A Fish Guide

    Sand in Aquariums: A Fish Guide

    by Zach1

  • Experimenting with a self-sustaining food chain in a large or small aquarium can be rewarding and may save you time and effort. Algae, plants, small creatures like daphnia and planarians, snails, freshwater shrimp, and certain fish can comprise a food chain that sustains itself in the long term.

    How to Make a Self-Sustaining Aquarium

    How to Make a Self-Sustaining Aquarium

    by WiseLoris0

  • It doesn't matter if you're new to the pet fish world or an old hat starting up a new tank, the biggest decision you need to make is which kind of fish to keep. This is a hub about freshwater fish. I will include a link to a few places you can...

    Gold Fish and Community Tank Fish

    Gold Fish and Community Tank Fish

    by octaviaslady78

  • One of the banes of a any fish keeper's life (and perhaps, one of the joys too) is putting together a tank of fish that don't slaughter each other. Large cichlids, such as Jack Dempseys and Oscar fish are known for levels...

    Can a Jack Dempsey and an Oscar Fish Live Together?

    Can a Jack Dempsey and an Oscar Fish Live Together?

    by Bunniez1

  • Looking for great saltwater fish for your home aquarium? Here are the top ten based on sales in the United States! Don't be surprised to find your friends from Finding Nemo on the list!

    10 Great Saltwater Fish for the Home Aquarium

    10 Great Saltwater Fish for the Home Aquarium

    by Everyday Green2

  • Discover 10 of the most common reasons tropical fish die in the home aquarium and what you can do to avoid them. Learn what you could be doing wrong, plus get advice on how to choose the right fish, manage your tank and keep your fish as healthy and stress-free as possible.

    Top 10 Reasons Tropical Fish Die in a Tank

    Top 10 Reasons Tropical Fish Die in a Tank

    by Eric Dockett24

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