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What to Expect When You Buy Koi Fish

The key is not be rush and buy the first pair of koi fish you like. You can enjoy these ornamental fish for a long time since they live for many years, therefore you need to make sure to buy koi fish from the right source.

The Armory of Freshwater Aquarium Maintenance Tools

Good and clean aquariums are the pride of the aquarist. But in order for these proud aquarists to have, sparkling clean fish tanks, they have to do regular maintenance, so they have come up with an array of different tools.

Glass Aquarium FAQ

Setting up a glass aquarium for the first time can result in several common questions that must be answered to ensure the tank is set up to support a healthy living habitat. Chain stores rarely have the answers and there are more books on the topic than a person could read in a year.How...

Funny Pet Names For Fish That Are Sure to Make You Laugh

If you have pet fish and enjoy the fun, serenity and peacefulness that they bring to your home and your life, you probably want to pick a name that makes you happy whenever you say it. What better way to enjoy your pet fish than give them a funny name that makes you laugh whenever you think of it?

How to Make Fish Tank Filters

You can make your own fish tank filters in a few easy steps---and forgo the expense of buying them from the store.

Types of Water Heaters for a Betta Bowl

Since most aquarium water heaters are designed to heat a minimum of five to ten gallons of water, it can be difficult to select a heater that works efficiently and safely in a 1-to-2 gallon Betta bowl. Though most captive-bred Bettas can temporarily survive in temperatures as low as the mid-60s, the

How to Put a Background on a Fish Tank

Backgrounds for fish aquariums help lend an aquatic feel to the aquarium and disguise the wall behind the tank. You can use a background in a solid color, such as blue or green, to resemble tropical water color. There are also backgrounds with aquatic life like plants and fish printed on them to mak

Why Buying Reef Aquarium Supplies in Bulk is a Good Idea

Bulk buying reef aquarium supplies can spare aquarium enthusiasts the added expense and trouble that comes with taking care of a tank. Buying supplies such as carbon and calcium chloride can come in various quantities suited for different needs.

Freshwater Aquarium Maintenance For Your Fish

Freshwater aquarium maintenance might seem as easy as feeding your fish at certain times of the day. However, there is a lot more to it such as cleaning, water changes, filter changes, and more. There is a bit of art and science in the maintenance of an aquarium, which makes paying attention to your

Fish Tank Stands Offer Decorative Options

If you are in the market for a fish tank, do not forget one important thing--something to set it on. Fish tank stands are just as important as the actual tank itself.

The Gentle Art of Japanese Koi Care

I was very surprised at the difference between cost and maintenance of goldfish in an internal environment and taking care of koi in a more natural setting outdoors. The choice of fish and design of my pond was haphazard in the beginning. I soon learned that you have to choose both fish and environm

Tropical Fish Tank Guide! Decorations

The success of a tropical fish tank depends greatly on the decorations! Not only will it determine how active and colourful (and most importantly, how healthy!) your fish will be, but it will also determine whether or not you, the aquarist, will enjoy being part of this fascinating hobby!

The Aquarium Supplies for a Salt Water Tank

Are you thinking of running a salt water aquarium and you are having no previous knowledge about that? Don't worry, many of us have already faced this situation and have subsequently overcome this problem. Importantly, maintaining a salt water aquarium is much more complex than a fresh water aq

How to Breed Clownfish

While freshwater fish are usually captive-bred, the vast majority of salt water fish are still wild caught. The most common exceptions to this are the various species of clownfish (also called anemonefish), which can be bred in captivity. Clownfish are well-known for their brilliant coloration and t

Ideas for African Cichlids Tank Setup

African cichlids are popular among aquarium hobbyist and fish keepers.single cichlid image by Lucid_Exposure from Fotolia.comCichlids in general and African cichlids in particular are popular among aquarium hobbyists and fish keepers despite the care they require. There are even clubs of...

Facts on Puffer Fishes

One of the things that many small fish have to worry about is being attacked and eaten by larger fish. Escaping by swimming rapidly may be an option for some fish, but this won't work for puffer fish. They swim slowly and awkwardly making them easy prey for predators. But puffer fish have another t

What You Need to Know About Marine Aquarium Circulation

Having adequate marine aquarium circulation is a very important part of keeping a health saltwater aquarium. However many new tank keepers get this wrong and wind up with a variety of problems. Learn how much flow you need, the effects of low water flow and also the different ways to measure water f

Techniques of Feeding Your Fish

Fish which are sold in the pet fish shops are generally very easy to maintain. They can sustain on processed food which is also available at the shops. However, if you make a small research, you can feed your fish in a better way for their good health and long term survival.

What Is the Right Salinity for Salt Water Tanks?

Saltwater fish tanks can enthrall and relax with vivid colors and quirky animals. They can also be a lesson in chemistry. The constant measuring and supplementing can be challenging but also rewarding. One of the most important parameters is salinity.