Discus (Symphysodon) – Basic Guide For Beginners

DISCUS FISH

The Discus Fish (symphysodon) is often, and deservedly, referred to as the ‘king of the aquarium’ due to its majestic and regal appearance. They are stunningly beautiful, carry themselves with immense grace, and every fish keeper, beginner and experienced alike, should have some! In this article ‘ Basic guide for beginners” we’ll look at all …

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Corydoras Schwartz Catfish: Diet | Size | Lifespan | Care

Corydoras Schwartz Catfish

By nature, the Corydoras Shwartzi is extraordinarily peaceful. These small, finely-colored fish prefer to spend their time grazing, methodically eating detritus along the bottom of a river. These social fish are happiest in a shoal, where they will companionably feed next to each other. Among fish enthusiasts, gentle ‘Corys’ are quite popular. Let us take …

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American Flagfish (Jordanella floridae) Complete Care Guide

american flagfish

The American Flagfish (Jordanella floridae) comes from slow-moving marshes, swamps, lakes, and ponds in North America, Florida to through to the Yucatan Peninsula. It gets its name from the colors and patterns on the flank of the male fish during the breeding period. It bears a remarkable resemblance to the Stars & Stripes on the …

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Green Mandarin Dragonet: Diet | Breeding | Size | Cost |Guide

Green Mandarin Dragonet: Diet | Breeding | Size | Cost |Guide 3

The magnificent Green Mandarin Dragonet is more commonly known as Striped Mandarinfish or Green Mandarinfish. They look amazing with their combination of blue, orange, and green colors. Males may be distinguished from females by their more-elongated first dorsal spine and are normally slightly larger. In our opinion, they are one of the most interesting and beautiful fish available …

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Oranda Goldfish: Diet | Size | Water Conditions | Breeding

oranda goldfish ultimate guide

Anyone who has ever kept Coldwater fish or owned a pond will know that these beautiful fish the Oranda Goldfish (Carrassius auratus) are not your average Goldfish. These beautiful fish develop a large crown or wen as it’s also known on the top of their head giving them a distinctive look from your normal Goldfish. These …

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Firefish Goby: Diet | Size | Care | Lifespan | Cost

firefish goby

The firefish goby is a stunning, small saltwater fish full of personality. Timid when first introduced to a new environment, it is best suited to the smaller reef aquarium. Once it feels safe, however, it will soon be found hovering near the bottom just waiting for titbits of food. It is a unique-looking fish with …

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Cleaner Wrasse: Diet | Size | Breeding | Sexing | Cost

bluestreak cleaner wrasse

Do you have some saltwater fish that need some TLC and a good cleaning? Then you need a cleaner wrasse. Look no further than the cleaner wrasse- a species of fish that can aid you in cleaning your tank and provide you with an eye-catching new addition to your aquarium community. These amazing fish remove and …

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Congo Tetra: Diet | Size | Water Conditions | Breeding

congo tetra fish

The Congo Tetra is a popular freshwater fish, whose exotic appearance belies an easygoing temperament and relatively straightforward care. This flamboyant African Tetra displays some of the most beautiful characteristics of this diverse family of fish. It will make a great addition to a peaceful freshwater tank. In this comprehensive guide, we provide everything you …

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Snakeskin Barb Fish – Tropical fish

snakeskin barb

If you are looking for an easy to manage exotic fish that is a true team player the Snakeskin Barb is a worthy choice!  The Snakeskin or Rhombo Barb is a great choice for a moderately experienced freshwater tank owner who is looking for a harmonious school of smaller fish that will put the mid and upper …

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Can Goldfish eat worms? Garden or other types of worms!

goldfish eating worms

If you are considering feeding worms to your goldfish, you will be pleased to know that they will love them! But is the question ‘Can Goldfish eat worms‘ worth looking into? These freshwater cyprinids are one of the world’s best-loved aquarium fish, and despite their reputation for low-maintenance handling and feeding, they can really come into …

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Can Goldfish eat Bloodworms? Are they safe to eat!

goldfish eating bloodworms

Yes! If you are looking to supply your goldfish with a little variety in their diet, bloodworms are an excellent choice. Though many flaked and pelleted fish feeds are nutritionally balanced, supplementing the diet with a range of foods will enhance the growth and color of your goldfish. We hope this short article will familiarise …

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Denison Barb Fish | Species Profile

DENISON BARB FISH

Its unmistakable appearance and equally gregarious temperament make the Denison Barb fish a very desirable fish. With their streamlined form, racing stripes, and bright red streak, these barbs have certainly earned the moniker ‘Torpedo’. A shoal of these barbs will certainly add color and drama to any aquarium due to their endangered conservation status they are an …

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5 Monster Catfish Kept in Home Aquariums

monster catfish

Anyone who has ever kept freshwater aquariums will know of these Monster Catfish. Many will have seen them in shops and public aquariums but rarely in people’s home aquariums. Simply due to the size that these fish can grow to and size of aquarium needed to keep them will restrict them being kept by most …

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Livebearer Fish List |15 livebearers for home aquarium

livebearers

In recent years, the popularity of livebearers has surged immensely. Livebearers are called so as females belonging to this subspecies give birth to live young as opposed to most other fish that lay eggs. The fry produced are larger than eggs, can feed on different foods, and are better at escaping predators. Livebearers come from …

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What are female fish called?

women it a fish

Are all fish simply just called fish? You’ve probably found yourself wondering if male or female fishes have different names like a lot of other animals do. The sex of a fish isn’t as clear cut as it is with other animals. Some of them change their sex, and some can even do it multiple …

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Quick Guide to Fishless Cycling: An Easy Way to Start a New Aquarium

Quick Guide to Fishless Cycling

Originally Published by: DR. TIMOTHY A. HOVANEC JANUARY 28TH, 2019 There are many opinions about how to fishless cycle your aquarium. But they normally just confuse readers and generate more questions than answers. Below is an article explaining the process and a couple of ways to fishless cycle, which we encourage everyone to read. Here is …

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What to do with unwanted Goldfish?

What to do with unwanted Goldfish?

If you have ever owned a Goldfish, you’ll understand that sometimes for whatever reason these fish suddenly don’t fit into our busy lifestyles. Maybe you’re getting ready to move and you don’t have space or the time to take care of one. That’s when the question poses; What to do with unwanted Goldfish? If you …

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Copperband Butterflyfish Reef Safe? Let’s find out!

copperband butterflyfish reef safe

To maintain a thriving marine or reef aquarium, you need to be sure that the species you include will rub along together. Reef safety simply groups species that are likely to be able to dwell together peaceably so you can select your tank mates with the reassurance that no-one is going to be skewered or …

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Copperband Butterflyfish Diet | What do Copperbands eat?

copperband butterflyfish

Feeding is a critical part of achieving the successful care of a Copperbanded Butterflyfish. Known in the hobby as one of the most tricky fish to feed and maintain a healthy and balanced diet it’s no wonder people ask the question ‘ What makes a good Copperband Butterflyfish diet?‘ constantly if fish forums and in …

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