algae eater fish

Best Algae Eater Fish | 10 Most Popular Algae Eaters

The dreaded algae that grows inside of your freshwater tank is ugly and hard to get rid of. The good news is that there is a wide variety of algae eater fish, shrimp, and snails that will help you get rid and control your algae problem and be more than happy to help. Which ones you get is a matter of what is available and preference on the tank owner. It is imperative to make sure your tanks are well established before adding any algae eaters to your tank to ensure enough food is readily available for them at all…

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Emerald Green Corydorus

Emerald Green Corydorus

Aka Emerald Green Cory, Green Cory, Emerald Green Cory Cat, Green Cory Cat, Emerald Green Cory Cats, Green Cory Cats, Iridescent Plated Catfish, Emerald Green Corydorus Cory Cats are a popular addition to any tank for many aquarist.  Cory Cats are a great asset as they are part of what is considered the clean up crew for fish tanks. The Emerald Green Corydorus is a beautiful addition to the tank with its stunning Emerald Green color.  Depending on the light and the position your Cory is in, it can appear as Emerald Green or Metallic Blue. The Emerald Green Cory…

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ick betta fish

Freshwater Fish Diseases

Ammonia Poisoning Possible Symptoms: Red or inflamed gills, rapid breathing, gasping at the surface of the water. Possible Causes: Poor Water Quality; Overfeeding; Overstocked; Uncycled tank Treatments: Do a 20-30% water change daily to get the ammonia levels down.  Changing too much of the water at once could possibly put your fish in shock and possibly cause more problems than what you have now.  Ammonia literally burns your fish gills making it hard for them to breath properly and in some cases it will cause death.  Always monitor your ammonia readings.  If the water changes are not helping you can…

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Guppy fish breeding

Guppy Fish Breeding And Fry Care

Guppy Fish Breeding and Fry Care Ask any aquarist who has guppies whether it is just to have them or they breed them how to breed guppies, while chuckling they will tell you that if you have a male and a female in your tank congratulations your female is already pregnant. As strange as it may sound, guppies are exactly that easy to breed. They will breed in poor water quality and being underfed. The problem is if you have those conditions in your tank, the pregnant female may not survive to give birth, or she may terminate her pregnancy…

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guppy tank setup

Guppy Tank Setup, Filtration, Lights, Heaters, Water Conditions, Plants

Guppy Tank Setup And Filtration You have decided you want guppies and who wouldn’t with all of the different varieties and colors available.   Now you need a tank and a bunch of other things right? Before you get started, you need to ask yourself a few questions. How many guppies will you be getting in your guppy tank?  Are you getting all females, all males, or males and females?  Now, if you are getting females, you need to ask yourself a few more questions.  Do I want fry (baby guppies)?  What will I do with all of the fry?  Some…

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guppy fish care

Guppy fish care

Guppy Fish Care Guppies are one of the most popular fish with new aquarist.  They are generally a very hardy fish to keep, perfect for beginner aquarist, come in many different shapes and sizes, have a wide variety of personality, and are some of the most colorful freshwater fish available, with just about any color available.  You cannot walk into any store that sells fish and not see at least one tank with Guppies in them and are usually one of the cheaper fish you can buy for freshwater aquariums. In this article you will know more about Guppy fish…

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healthy discus fish

8 Easy tips to ensure your freshwater fish are happy and healthy

8 Easy tips to ensure your freshwater fish are happy and healthy Sudden changes in a fish’s water conditions can be harmful or even fatal. To be safe, ask your local fish store for information regarding the conditions the fish (you are purchasing) is kept in. Specifically nitrate, nitrite, ammonia and pH levels. When you are home test your own tank, if there is a drastic variation provide more time for your fish to slowly get acclimated to your tank. Ensure the bag your fish was sold in is sealed well then place the bag floating in your fish tank…

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pogostemon helferi

Plants For Betta Fish Tank

5 Best Aquarium Plants Or Plants For Betta fish Aquarium plants are essential to a healthy aquarium, they provide natural filtration, give your fish somewhere to hide, and provide your fish with nutrients they need. This is especially important for small aquariums so you must to know which plants for betta fish are the best. Java Moss Java Moss is super popular for fish tanks due to it being fast growing, low-maintenance, and hardy. Appearance: Java moss grows carpet-like, with a fuzzy appearance. Temperature: Java Moss is very tolerant, thriving in between 72°F and 90°F, however, the optimal temperature for…

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betta fish accessories

Betta Fish Accessories

5 Items Your Betta Will Love Betta fish are naturally intelligent and curious animals, and as such, they love to play. Here are 5 betta fish accessories that will encourage your betta’s natural behaviours and stimulate their mind. Betta Fish Accessories: Zoo Med Betta Hammock Wild bettas live in shallow water and so you may often see your’s near the surface looking for a place rest. The Zoo Med Betta Hammock is a large plastic leaf with a suction cup that can be attached to the aquarium glass, just below the surface. Your betta will love lazing on it so…

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best fish tank air pump

Best Fish Tank Air Pump

Top 5 Aquarium Air Pumps | Best Fish Tank Air Pump An air pump is an integral part of any aquarium set up and promotes the health of your fish. Pumps move the water and recreate natural currents, causing aeration and avoiding stagnation. Picking the best fish tank air pump will help your fish thrive and your aquarium keep running smoothly. These Top 5 air pumps will let you choose the best fish tank air pump for your aquarium. Danner Aqua-Supreme AP-8 Air Pump Features: 4 air outlets Compatible with all standard airline tubing Quiet For use in fresh and…

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