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Acrylic Fish Tanks Can Be the Best Option

Acrylic Fish Tanks Can Be the Best Option

Are you interested in buying a fish tank? If you are doing it for the first time, you may get confused by the varieties and designs available in the market. Remember, there are two main choices for you - tanks made from glass and tanks made from plastic.
How To Use A Koi's Appearance To Determine Its Vitality

How To Use A Koi's Appearance To Determine Its Vitality

Simple truths about a Koi fish's color. How it can demonstrate an illness, how Koi are classified and how you can enhance your Koi's appearance.
African Butterfly Fish - Getting to Know

African Butterfly Fish - Getting to Know

Deemed as one of the most unusual freshwater species, the African butterfly fish is popularly sought for by aquarium keepers around the world because of its extraordinary appearance not common to other fishes. As its name suggests, these fishes has butterfly-like shape with its patterned pectoral fi
Koi Eye Diseases

Koi Eye Diseases

A Koi pond is a beautiful addition to property.koi pond image by MPH from Fotolia.comKoi parasites and diseases are present in most koi ponds, but a disease episode is usually triggered by some type of stressor. Poor water conditions, rough handling, poor nutrition or harassment by a...
How to Build a Waterfall Over a Salt Water Aquarium

How to Build a Waterfall Over a Salt Water Aquarium

Healthy saltwater aquariums have strong water circulation and current. Most of the colorful reef fish and invertebrate animals, such as hard polyp stony corals and anemones, come from a turbulent and fast-flowing environment. Water running down into the aquarium from above can add to the turbulence
How to Make an Aquarium Pump

How to Make an Aquarium Pump

Choosing the right pet is a big decision. Larger pets, such as cats and dogs, need to have shots and regular veterinary checkups. These checkups can put a larger dent in your wallet, not to mention the cost of food. Fish, on the other hand, can provide hours of entertainment and are relatively cheap
Choosing the Right Size Aquarium For Your Betta

Choosing the Right Size Aquarium For Your Betta

In this article, I want to talk about choosing the right size aquarium to house your betta fish. There are a lot of different vases, bowls, and small tanks on the market made to house your betta.
Ichthyophthirius Multifiliis (Ich) And Fish

Ichthyophthirius Multifiliis (Ich) And Fish

Is there a fish in your tank that has started to look and act a little weird? Is it swimming odd, scratching against rocks or lethargic? Does the fish have suspicious white dots growing on its body? These spots look as if the fish has been sprinkled with a salt shaker. If the answer to these questio
Salt Water Aquariums

Salt Water Aquariums

Keeping a salt water aquarium is becoming popular nowadays and more as more people have started to show interest in this hobby. Compared with a fresh water aquarium, a salt water aquarium is rather difficult to setup and manage.
12 Steps To Maintaining A Saltwater Aquarium

12 Steps To Maintaining A Saltwater Aquarium

As with all living things, it takes routine maintenance to keep fish healthy and an aquarium looking great. The best way to avoid stress and, ultimately, diseases is to keep the water in the aquarium in ideal condition entails regular water changes, siphoning (vacuuming) the substrate and cleaning e
Build a Koi Pond

Build a Koi Pond

When you build a koi pond you need to decide the best place to put your pond, how big you want it to be, the shape/depth, whether you want fish or not, and many other details. You even should choose a theme, the type of plants that you will use to create a certain look.
Watch Your Goldfish Mating

Watch Your Goldfish Mating

Seeing your goldfish mating for the first time can be quite an entertaining show for you and any guests you might have in your home with you. If you weren't sure of your individual goldfish's gender, you can easily make the distinction when you first see your goldfish mating in their aquar
What is a Mummichog Life Cycle?

What is a Mummichog Life Cycle?

The mummichog is a minnow-like fish that lives off the American shores of the Atlantic Ocean, known for its ability to live in the harshest of living conditions. This hardiness is one of the reasons they are often used in toxicological studies.
White-Spot Disease on Saltwater Fish

White-Spot Disease on Saltwater Fish

One of the unfortunate side effects of keeping fish in an aquarium is that you have multiple fish living together at close quarters. This makes it easier for fish to develop and spread diseases including Saltwater Ich, also known as White-Spot Disease. Fortunately, this disease is a treatable condit
How to Use Ceramic Bio Rings in a Canister Filter

How to Use Ceramic Bio Rings in a Canister Filter

Ceramic bio rings are permeable surfaces that foster plenty of valuable microbes in the canister filters of fish tanks. This surplus of benevolent bacteria these rings support helps maintain a healthy and balanced makeshift ecosystem by keeping toxic fish by-products such as ammonia and nitrite to a
Tips for Owning Mexican Walking Fish

Tips for Owning Mexican Walking Fish

Axolotls thrive in well maintained aquariums.Aquarium image by crossgolfing from Fotolia.comThe Mexican Walking Fish, or axolotl, is a popular pet due to its hardy, low-maintenance nature and bizarre appearance. These strange amphibians from the Basin of Mexico may live their entire lives...
Best Types of Aquarium Filters

Best Types of Aquarium Filters

There are many types of aquarium filters on the market. To be sure that your aquarium is running at full capacity, you need the right filter. Which one you get depends on the type of aquarium you have and the size of it.
Why Do I Need a Protein Skimmer?

Why Do I Need a Protein Skimmer?

Protein skimmers are expensive and bulky. Many people wonder if maybe they can do without this saltwater aquarium accessory. Once the protein skimmer's function is understood, people understand how vital it is to having a healthy and beautiful salt water tank.
Creating A Dinosaur Theme For An Aquarium

Creating A Dinosaur Theme For An Aquarium

When it comes to little boys, there are a number of themes that you could try which will definitely get them excited about owning an aquarium. Among them are pirates, aliens and dinosaurs. I have already talked about the Pirate and Alien Themes in previous articles, so let's take a look at the
Build a Koi Pond? Hmm, OK - So Now How Big Do I Build a Koi Pond?

Build a Koi Pond? Hmm, OK - So Now How Big Do I Build a Koi Pond?

Hopefully you have selected a good site for building a koi pond. Now we can get to the good stuff about how to build a koi pond like how big and how deep your koi pond should be.