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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Can Fish Love Their Owners?

can fish love their owners

Have you ever walked past your tank and seen your fish react or swim up to the glass when you come near? I know mine do and I have often wondered: Can fish love their owners? Over the past 30 years, wow has it really been 30 years now since I started keeping tropical fish? …

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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? Although goldfish …

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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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Copperband Butterflyfish: Size | Lifespan | Breeding | Diet

copperband butterflyfish

Creating a tank community is all about the balance of size, form, character, and disposition of the species you choose to select. An excellent pick, especially for the experienced aquarist, is the inimitable Copperband Butterflyfish. This distinctive tropical reef-dweller is carnivorous and may be partial to your shrimp, but is generally considered reef-safe and a …

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Powder Blue Tang Lifespan | How Long Do They Live?

powder blue tang

This stunning and very unique saltwater aquarium fish is a much sort after species for any saltwater aquarium enthusiast. However, these fish do command a high price so we are often asked: “How long do Powder Blue Tangs live, and what is the Powder Blue Tang lifespan? How long do Powder Blue Tangs Live? When …

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Are powder blue tangs reef safe?

powder blue tang

Saltwater fish, Aquariums and invertebrates are a big investment and you want to be sure that your reef tank will be a thriving ecosystem rather than a disaster zone. If you are considering the introduction of a Powder Blue Tang in your aquarium, reef safety provides added reassurance that this Tang will get along well. …

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Powder Blue Tangs are they Aggressive?

powder blue tang

Despite their exquisite coloring and distinctive features, Powder Blue Tangs have earned themselves a reputation for being difficult and aggressive tank mates. But are powder blue tangs aggressive all the time and with every fish? Powder Blue Tangs are they Aggressive? This species is aggressive by nature and especially when feeding. It can be extremely …

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Powder Blue Tang | Size | Lifespan | Tankmates | Care Guide

powder blue tang

There are many ways of injecting personality into your tank’s community, but the introduction of a Powder Blue Tang is certainly not for the faint-hearted. These characterful fish with highly recognizable blue coloration, yellow dorsal fin, and razor-sharp spine, will rapidly want to establish themselves as the boss, so introducing them into your marine aquarium …

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Mono Argentus: Freshwater, Brackish or Saltwater?

mono fish

Mono Argentus fish or Mono fish, Moonfish and even Fingerfish as they are often called, come from oceans and waters of Australia, Eastern Africa and throughout Southeast Asia. But are they Freshwater, Brackish or even Saltwater fish? It can be a little confusing, so let us explain in more detail. The Mono Argentus fish can …

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Bristlenose Catfish | Size | Breeding | Diet | Cost

bristlenose catfish

Most fish keepers have heard of the Plecostomus, the bigger brother to the species we are about to talk about. It’s often purchased to clear unwanted algae from a home aquarium. However, most people when purchasing this fish don not understand the care needs and exactly how big they can grow. This is where its …

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