I've decided to add a few articles on the hobby of keeping pet fish. I hope you enjoy the information:
Fish That Clean Your Tank
Basics of Keeping Tropical Fish
How to Prevent Goldfish Illnesses
Naming Your Pet Fish
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Aquarium Filters A good filter is probably the single most important
piece of equipment you can add to your aquarium. Aquarium filters are
gererally designed to provide biological, chemical or mechanical
filtration. For optimum results, you might want to get a filter that
provides all three kinds of filtration in one, as this will make your
tank maintenance easier.
Freshwater Tank If this is your first aquarium, you may want to
seriously consider a freshwater tank. There are several reasons you
should maintain a freshwater tank before moving on to a saltwater tank.
Saltwater Tank Just look at the information under Freshwater Tank
above. Both articles say essentially the same thing, but some people
will be interested in saltwater tanks and some will be looking for info
on freshwater tanks.
Test Aquarium Water The most important thing in your fish's
environment has to be the water. If your fish tank has water that is
too hot or cold, too acidic or alkaline, or unbalanced in any other
way, your fish could die. In order to properly maintain your tank and
keep your fish healthy and happy, you will need to test the tank's
water on a regular basis.
Removing Algae You walk into the room and your tank walls are so
covered in green gunk that you can't see your fish. Hey! It may be time
to remove the algae from your tank. While algae can help keep your fish
alive and healthy since it helps provide oxygen and can consume some of
the excess nutrients in the tank, a little algae can go a long way.
Setup Saltwater Aquarium A saltwater tank filled with colorful,
vibrant fish can be an unbelieveably peaceful and enjoyable addition to
your home. However, you should be aware that these tanks are more
challenging to set up and maintain than freshwater tanks. You will need
specialized equipment to successfully own a saltwater tank.
Aquarium Plants Yes, they make your fish tank look prettier, but
adding plants to your aquarium is a good idea for several other reasons
as well. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing they also provide
a healthier environment for fish, since they aid in creating an
ecosystem within the aquarium.
Bettas, also known as Siamese fighting fish (species Betta splendens),
are so beautiful that sometimes they don't look quite real. However,
they ARE real and deserve proper care. We've got some tips for you on
caring for your Betta.
Aquarium Cleaning One day, you walk in the room and notice that your
crystal clear fish tank is starting to look a bit cloudy. You take a
second look. You can't be quite sure your fish are all still there,
because the water isn't clear enough for you to see them! Oops! Time
for some aquarium cleaning, so get the bucket and gloves and meet me at
the fish tank.
Freshwater Fish Tank It is an absolute fact that setting up your first
freshwater fish tank can be a fun and rewarding experience. It can be
challenging as well, especially if you start off with fish that are
difficult to maintain. Luckily, there is no shortage of hardy,
inexpensive freshwater fish species. Finding good starter fish for your
first aquarium is going to be relatively easy.
What the heck are Koi? Well, Koi are some of the most beautiful and
graceful pond fish around. Surprsingly, they are simply an ornamental
and domesticated variety of the common carp (Cyprinus carpio) and are
relatives of the ordinary everyday goldfish. These fish are actually
quite intelligent and can become very tame over the years.
Setup Freshwater Aquarium Look at that, would you? You finally got
that freshwater tank you've been wanting and brought it home. Now, you
just dump in some water and some fish and you're all set, right?
Pond Problems Finally, you have set up the pond of your dreams,
but things don't seem to be quite as perfect as you hoped they would
be. How do you keep your pond in good shape? Here are some common pond
problems you may encounter and how you can solve them.
Pond Plants Pond plants are an important part of almost any pond.
These plants do more than just add beauty to the pond and aid in
maintaining a healthy environment for fish. In addition to this, plants
also provide food and shelter for the creatures that may reside in the
Out of all your possible choices, the goldfish is probably one of the
easiest fish species to care for. Cost effective, too, as these fish
can live for up to 50 years if they are well taken care of. Here's some
tips on properly caring for goldfish.
Diseases As a rule, fish are fairly hardy, especially if you
have provided the proper living conditions. We're all human, however,
and sometimes, despite your best efforts, at least one of your fish
will become ill, probably with one of the more common fish diseases.
Saltwater Tank If you decide to have a saltwater aquarium,
getting your first saltwater tank can be an exciting event. Eventually,
you will be able to sit and enjoy the soothing beauty of your aquarium.
However, it can also be frustrating and a bit overwhelming for someone
new to saltwater aquariums. What equipment do you need? Which fish are
best for beginners? Here are some tips to help you start off right.
A Pond Like any other type of yard or home maintenance, pond
maintenance varies with the seasons. These tips on maintaining your
pond will help you keep it clean, healthy, and running well from season
A Pond Having a water feature such as a pond in your yard can
be so enjoyable and soothing. Of course, you'll have some hard work
ahead of you before you finish installing that new pond, but once
you're done with that part, you'll be glad you took the time to add a
pond to your garden.
Algae Brown Algae All kinds of algae, including green algae,
can show up in a home aquarium. Such algae can be green, red, brown,
and other colors. What causes these to show up in a home aquarium?
Secrets You rescued your Betta from that silly little cup in
the pet store. Now you can make him into a happy pet with a wonderful
home of his own.
Betta Lover's Guide