Freshwater Pets

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5 Common Betta Fish Myths and Misconceptions

These myths have helped make the betta one of the most exploited fish in the aquarium trade.

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What Do Betta Fish Eat? A Betta Feeding Guide for Beginners

Learn what betta fish eat and how much and how often to feed your betta. Proper feeding is an important but often overlooked aspect of betta fish care.

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10 Signs of Stress in Tropical Fish

Here is how to find out if the fish in your freshwater aquarium are stressed out. Stress leads to death, so watch for these signs and learn how to help your fish live long, happy, peaceful lives.

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10 Best Schooling Fish for a Freshwater Aquarium

Learn about the best small and large schooling fish for your freshwater fish tank and find out which are appropriate for 10, 20, or 55-gallon aquariums or bigger.

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Why Are My Guppies Eyes Black? Here Are 4 Possibilities

Have your guppies' eyes suddenly turned black? There are four reasons known to date of why this happens. I've listed and described them in this quick guide.

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Common Plecostomus Fish Care, Size, Tank Mates, and Lifespan

The plecostomas, or sucker fish, is a popular freshwater catfish with special care considerations. Learn the facts before you stock this often misunderstood fish.

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10 Best Large Fish for a Freshwater Aquarium

Here are the 10 best (and worst) large fish for your freshwater home aquarium along with recommendations for tank size and care management. Big freshwater fish look spectacular in the right tank setup but choose wisely.

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Can Guppies Have Babies Without a Male?

While it's not possible for a female guppy to get pregnant without a male guppy, it may appear that it is possible. Female guppies can hold the sperm of a male guppy for several months, which may make it appear that she got pregnant without a male guppy.

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13 Safe and Compatible Betta Fish Tank Mates

The Siamese fighting fish, or betta, is a beautiful, solitary creature that gets quite nippy with other fish. But there are some species of fish that can cohabitate with bettas in a community tank. Here is a comprehensive guide to finding other fish that can live with bettas.

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Freshwater Angelfish Care, Tank Mates, and FAQ

Everything you need to know about freshwater angelfish including care, best tank mate recommendations, and tank size, as well as answers to many frequently asked questions.

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Freshwater Aquarium Snails

Aquatic snails are a great addition to any freshwater tank. They work hard to clean the aquarium by feeding on algae, fish waste, and other debris. Snails are pretty to look at too, and you can't have a serious aquarium without them.

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10 Types of Catfish for a Freshwater Aquarium

Check out the best types of freshwater catfish for the home aquarium, including small catfish for small tanks, and others that grow to several feet in length.

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Why You Should Not Keep a Betta Fish in a Bowl

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.

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How and When Do Betta Fish Sleep?

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.

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How to Choose Your First Guppies

Guppies make wonderful pets. This versatile fish also provides a good challenge for people who want to breed for the show ring. Either way, the wonderfully complex world of guppies starts with picking out the right fish.

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How to Feed Adult Koi Fish

The hobby of keeping koi can be complicated. Luckily, you don't need the skills of a French chef to keep your koi happy and healthy.

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Feeding Suggestions for Baby Koi (Newborn to Three Months)

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.

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Koi Breeding 101

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.

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Can I Keep My Koi Fish Inside?

The indoor koi pond comes with several caveats. If taken into consideration, 'house' koi can give their owner a lifetime of pleasure.

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Koi-Keeping Essentials: Your Quarantine Tub

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.

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What You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Pet Koi

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.

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Top 5 Benefits You'll Get From Owning Pet Koi

Koi fish move in their own watery world, unaware of how they affect the humans who gaze upon them. From soulful peace to mental strength, these fish offer their keepers an amazing array of benefits.

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Should I Join a Koi Club?

When people share a passion, they like to gather and talk about it. A novice koi keeper is no different. At one point, they wonder about reaching out to a club or continue learning about their new pets on their own. Here are some of the benefits and drawbacks of joining a koi clan.

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Freshwater Fish That Eat Snails

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.

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10 Types of Freshwater Tropical Aquarium Fish

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.

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20 Most Colorful Freshwater Aquarium Fish

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.

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10 Best Fish for a 20-Gallon Tank

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.

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The Bare Basics of Betta Fish Keeping

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.

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8 Fascinating Facts About Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta Fish)

The black belt of the fish world has more allure than just brawling. Bettas have unusual breeding strategies, physical abilities and individual personalities.

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How to Care for Goldfish

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.

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Top 6 Reasons Betta Fish Die and How to Prevent It

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.

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Basic Care for Betta Fish

Everything you need to know to care for a happy, healthy betta fish.

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Platy Problems: Dealing With a Bully

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?

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Goldfish vs. Betta Fish Care and Facts

Get the facts about goldfish and betta fish care and decide which of these popular fish is best for you!

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Green Spotted Puffer Fish Care, Feeding and Tank Setup

Learn about the Green Spotted Puffer, an incredible fish that requires some special care, proper feeding and the right tank setup.

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15 Common Betta Fish Diseases (With Photos): Prevention and Treatment

Betta fish (AKA Siamese fighting fish) suffer from a wide range of infections and diseases. Learn how to prevent, diagnose, and treat common betta fish infections and diseases. See also the best medication for sick betta.

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10 Best Tank Mates for Bettas and Betta Fish in a Community Tank

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

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Betta Fish Supplies List: 15 Items You Need for a Betta Setup

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!

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Do Betta Fish Need a Heater and Filter in Their Tank?

Find out if you should add a filter and heater to your Betta fish's tank. Learn the true needs of this beautiful, tropical fish.

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Types of Freshwater Catfish for Aquariums

Freshwater catfish comes in all shapes and sizes. You could get a school of 2-inch cory cats or a single foot-long pleco. Check out all the different possibilities right here!

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Freshwater Algae Eater Fish That Can Clean Your Tank

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!

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What Is the Best Fish to Keep in a Fishbowl?

What is the best fish to keep in a fishbowl? Did you know Goldfish are one of the worst fish to keep in a fishbowl? Find out why and learn how to keep fish healthy in a small tank or bowl.

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How to Care for an Old Betta Fish: The Symptoms of Old Age in Bettas

Review a list of the signs and symptoms of old age in betta fish. Get advice on caring for elderly bettas.

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Cichlid Fish: Top 15 Things You Need to Know

Here are some amazing, interesting facts about cichlid barracuda, mackerel angelfish, and jack dempsey—the most fantastic fish in the world.

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The Best Intermediate-Level Freshwater Fish

Looking to go further with your freshwater aquarium? Here are some ideas for intermediate fish you can introduce.

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How to Care for Tetras (a Popular Home Aquarium Fish)

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

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What to Know About Adding Freshwater Invertebrates to Your Tank

This article will tell you everything you need to know about adding invertebrates to your freshwater home aquarium.

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How to Recognize Common Diseases in Freshwater Fish: Ich and More

Freshwater fish are susceptible to many diseases, and it can be hard to distinguish the differences between them. This article will help you recognize some of the more common diseases: ich, dropsy, and popeye.

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Emergency Supplies to Keep for Freshwater Fish

Review a list of items to keep for freshwater fish in case of an emergency.

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10 Best Tropical Fish for Beginners

Learn about the best tropical fish for beginners and 10 great fish that give a first-time aquarium owner the best chance of success!