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  • 5 Basics Of Caring For Discus Fish  By : Gen Wright
    Before buying fish, do the same amount of homework that you would do before buying any pet. Read up intensively on the fish's needs, and make sure that you can spare enough time to care for them. Otherwise, you may well end up losing all your investment in a mere few weeks.
  • What To Look For While Buying Discus Fish  By : Gen Wright
    The next step is to find a reliable place to buy your pet from. Do not trust advertisements or hearsay in this case - go to the place yourself, inspect the pet, and select a healthy specimen that you may take home. If you wish to be extra careful, you can "book" the pet with a small sum of money, and observe it for about a week to confirm that it is in good health.
  • What To Feed Your Discus Fish  By : Gen Wright
    Just like people, discus fish thrive best on a varied diet. While the fish-breeders of yore used to rely only on live food, scorning flakes or pellets, the equation has changed today with dried foods becoming more and more nutritious, without running the risks of bacteria and disease that live food always carries.
  • Four Secrets To Healthy Discus Fish And Proper Care  By : Gen Wright
    If you are looking to purchase discus fish for your home or apartment, and you're wondering the best way to get started, remember that a happy discus fish is a healthy discus fish. In order to ensure the proper care for your discus fish health, you must realize that there is more to it than simple feeding and housing.
  • Fish Art - Freshwater Trout and Char  By : J.C. Banks
    Wildlife enthusiasts and collectors often choose crafts and works of art which depict members of the Salmonidae family of fish which includes salmon, arctic char, Dolly Varden, trout, freshwater whitefishes and graylings.
  • Tank Decor- Four Main Goals In Keeping Discus Fish  By : Gen Wright
    Everyone loves a good pet. The beauty and the companionship of an animal can be one of the most fulfilling things that life can offer. And depending on what you hope to get out of the relationship, discus fish can make wonderful additions to your home and family. While they are not exactly the kind of animal you can hold and caress, they are still very rewarding to their owners, as long as you take good care of them and give them an environment, where they can be the best they can possibly be.
  • The Top 10 Supplies For Tropical Fish  By : Gen Wright
    There many companies online that have a large variety in tropical fish supplies. Various categories of tropical fish supplies are available for customers so that they can choose what they need along with the tropical fish available for sale.
  • Tool-Using Octopus  By : Aubrey Moulton
    Perhaps we should dub it the Coconut Octopus. Okay, so it is not actually called that. It is the Indonesian Veined Octopus. And just this week scientists in Australia observed a very rare behavior demonstrated by this particular member of the Cephalopod class. It has long been a matter of record that octopuses are the smartest of the invertebrates. Hiding in shells is not new for these creatures. Such behavior has been tracked a host of times. But that scenario occurs when the octopus is immedia
  • How to Set Up a Freshwater Aquarium  By : Cameron Smith
    The first decision you should reach when setting up an aquarium is deciding which aquarium is suitable for you. The larger the tank, the easier it is to manage the water quality of your tank.
  • Irukandji jellyfish (Carukia barnesi), The most dangerous Jellyfish  By : Jamie Hanson
    Jellyfish, known for its venomous sting, has several nematocysts along its tentacles. These nematocysts which look like a small capsule secrete venom in a thread like structure inside it.
  • Fish: how to mix and match the right breeds  By : Neven Zeremski
    Once you have an aquarium set up, you will probably want to start adding new types of fish to it. Mixing the right kinds of fish can be one of the most challenging aspects of having an aquarium and it is often difficult to predict whether your new fish will fit in or not. Obviously there are limiting factors involved in matching fish Ė for instance, some fish need different temperatures to others and cold-water fish will need a different tank to tropical fish. It is also important to remember yo
  • Information on Stocking Freshwater Fish Tanks: What kind of Fish?  By : Jill Kaestner
    Any person would desire their fish tank to be a dazzling swirl of colour, activity and variety with happy, healthy fish. In this article you can discover how to create ideal tropical freshwater fish tanks with expert ideas on how to space out fish and types of tropical freshwater fish you will love to have in your aquariums. An important part of planning aquariums is to know which fish species are suitable for different sized tank aquariums and can co-exist with other fish. Read on to understand
  • Setting Up Tank Aquariums: Where Do I Start?  By : Jill Kaestner
    Find out that setting up and starting fish tank aquariums are not complicated tasks when you can follow step-by-step instructions as outlined in this article. Learn about the equipment you will require and the benefit of buying complete system tank aquariums.
  • Feeding Fish in Tropical Freshwater Aquariums: What Food Is Best?  By : Jill Kaestner
    It is indispensable that fish are given a balanced diet which is matched to the requirements of their particular species. In this article you can learn the various dietary requirements of fish that live in tropical freshwater aquariums, and how to present meals which are both full of flavor and nutritious, guaranteeing the health and contentment of fish in your fish tank aquariums.
  • The Steps to Build a Garden Pool  By : Gen Wright
    The addition of a water basin in your backyard is adding an element of life to your backyard. A few phases are essential to ensure proper addition of a bassin in your backyard. Learn more about it.
  • Algae Control In A Home Aquarium  By : Rodger Ewing
    Algae for many new aquarium hobbiest seems like a never ending battle. But it dosenít have to be if you use the following methods I will list in this article. RO/DI water, GFO/phosphate reactors and less feeding are just a few things you need to watch out for when caring for an algae free aquarium.
  • How To Breed Livebearing Fish  By : Jimmy Cox
    The livebearing fishes (Poeciliidae) are the easiest of all aquarium fishes to breed; indeed, the only problem usually encountered is that of saving the young from the cannibalism of their parents. They breed all the year round if kept warm and well lighted, but a deficiency of either light or warmth can arrest reproduction completely, as also can acid water.
  • The Joys Of Keeping Koi Carp  By : Harwood E. Woodpecker
    Visually there is no discernible difference in fish color between the two brands of Koi food that I have used. Koi, like goldfish, were bred for ornamental ponds to have bright, attractive colour patterns. They are actually hybrids with Asian carp and, like Ghost Koi, are not considered true Nishikigoi. Koi can be kept in both tanks or ponds, but they are best kept in ponds.
  • Koi Garden: Preparing Your Pond For Winter  By : Dori Thompson
    This will be the first time your Koi pond will go through such a cold weather. You see, winter is considered as the down period for your pond, because during this time, less events happen compared to other seasons. To make sure that your fish and pond survive the weather, here are some special precautions that you need to take in your garden before winter comes to your doorstep.
  • Tips For Choosing Japanese Koi  By : Matt Chang
    There are many reasons why people fall for Koi and wish to keep them as pets. It's not least because of their exceptional beauty, the joy that brings every viewer, but also for its sedative and calming effect that is known to reduce stress and reduce the high rate of a heart. In this article, as an initial Koi enthusiast, you will learn to choose to buy koi for you pond.
  • Proper Ways to Assemble A Tropical Fish Tank  By : Brandon A. Berum
    Having a tropical fish aquarium at home can provide an avenue of fun for the entire family as well as serve as a tool to teach children how to handle pets. If it is your first time to set up a fish tank, it is best that you are aware of the right procedure of setting up your aquarium from purchasing
  • Tips For Buying Tropical Fish  By : Rob Mellor
    Before you go out and buy some tropical aquarium fish you must take into consideration a few factors. You want to get the best fish you can so Iím sure youíll agree that itís important to do some research and learn what to look for when you go to the pet shop to buy your fish.
  • Keeping Discus Fish Disease Free  By : Rob Mellor
    One of the most common assumptions with discus is that they easily get disease and die. This is not true. They will only get disease if you mistreat them.
  • Breeding Discus Ė 3 Ways to Encourage Spawning  By : Rob Mellor
    The most important factor in discus breeding in the water quality, make sure it is soft, acidic and clean. If you have this water, your most likely stressing over why there isnít hundreds of eggs in the tank. If you have discus ready to lay eggs there are a few ways in which you can give them a helping hand.
  • How to Breed Goldfish - Important Points of Consideration  By : Dane Stanton
    Beginners into fish keeping are plagued by the question on How to breed goldfish? Which type of goldfish can be easily bred? Great attention and concentration is needed for breeding of goldfish. Breeding of more than two types of goldfish is not advisable.
  • Management through Collector and Consumer Education  By : amanu
    As an aquarium professional I would like to discuss the pressure our hobby as put on the worldís reefs and what we can do to minimize damage. First and foremost we must promote responsible reef keeping by learning and researching these wild animals we wish to care for out of their natural environment
  • Gobies - Gobiidae Family  By : Ret Talbot
    There are at least six different families in the suborder Gobioidei with close to three hundred genera and over 2,000 species described to date. Most are tropical marine fish, live on the bottom and are very small (one of the world's smallest fish, Trimmatom nanus, is from the family Gobiidae, although the smallest described species in from the family Schindleriidae).
  • Building the Best Koi Pond  By : Harwood E. Woodpecker
    Ponds built for koi should be close to three feet or deeper to allow these larger fish enough space. In Japan, breeding koi has occupied a position between hobby and art form for more than two centuries A koi pond is different from a water garden because koi limit the amount of plant life available to be grown.
  • Choosing The Right Magnoi Koi Carp  By : Harwood E. Woodpecker
    Magnoi Koi Carp, the tradition and the information. All ornamental goldfish varieties, koi, and golden orfe are compatible with each other in a water garden. It seems that a lot of people start off with a few goldfish and then add koi later, which is fine, but why not just start with koi?

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