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Did you purchase a new aquarium? If so, you will need to make some preparations, before you are ready to add fish. Congratulations on your new purchase, but before you undertake the great world of raising fish, you are going to need to know how to properly care for your tank. You already know that your aquarium needs to...
Fish Anatomy
The swim bladder is a unique part of the fish that contributes to buoyancy control. Its primary function is to make sure that the fish can maintain its current depth in the water without having to expel energy in swimming. The swim bladder disease is therefore a complication that interrupts the ability of the tropical fish to maintain such buoyancy....
Fin rot is particularly common among tropical fish, especially those who are kept in freshwater aquariums. Fortunately, this health condition is easy to spot because its physical manifestations are very specific. The fins of aquarium fishes typically have smooth or consistent edges. Fishes with fin rot have jagged and gradually receding fins. It usually occurs on the tail but...
Damselfish
When putting together an aquarium, you’ll have many options available to you. You’ll need to choose a tank and adorn your tank with various decorations. These steps might be easy, but choosing between saltwater and freshwater is not. Most people understand that saltwater fish are much more difficult to maintain in a captive environment. Still, their beauty and personalities...
Black Phantom Tetra
An Aquarist’s Guide to Keeping, Feeding, and Breeding the Black Phantom Tetra The Hyphessobrycon megalopterus, more commonly known as the Black Phantom Tetra is a freshwater fish that’s highly popular among pet owners and aquarium aficionados. Belonging to the family Characidae, these fishes can be distinguished by the existence of a tiny adipose fin situated between their caudal fins and...
Brine Shrimp
Brine shrimp deserves to be considered by the tropical fish industry as the single most important food item in the whole world. This is due to the fact that brine shrimp contains an unbelievably high amount of energy. If not for brine shrimp, the tropical fish industry might not be what it is today. To help larval tropical fish...
siamese fighting fish
The Siamese fighting fish or as they are known to many (Bettas) are small, vibrantly coloured tropical fishes that have captured the hearts of fish lovers around the globe. Their natural habitat are ponds, streams, swamps, rice paddies, even drainage ditches. The adapt well because of their labyrinth organ, allowing them to take in surface air. The water temperature where they...
breeding clown fish
Clownfish or anemonefish can add some vivid colour and personality to your existing aquarium. This fish is quite a shy type of species, but over time, with diligence and patience on the part of the owner they can blossom into joyful a and adventurous marine pets.  Their colors are bright and inspiring, and they don’t require as much space as some other...
Neon Tetra
The Neon Tetra is the crowning glory of home aquariums. Its exquisite natural beauty says it all.  Its shimmering colours – silver and white at the abdomen and light blue at its back, combine into a perfect mixture that blends with all the colours in the rest of the aquarium. In the wild, the Neon Tetra inhabits slightly acidic waters that...
Java Moss aquascaping
Real vs. Artificial? You would seldom see tanks with a mix of real and artificial plants; in most cases, it’s either one or the other. If you’re torn between real and artificial aquarium plants, check out the care, costs, pros, and cons mentioned below so you can find the types of plants that would work best for your type of...