Comparing Aquarium Gravel To Sand – Which Is Best For Your Tank?

Comparing Aquarium Gravel To Sand

In this article, we’ll be comparing two substrates for your freshwater aquarium; sand and gravel. If you’re undecided on which one to go with, we’ve provided a rundown of the pros and cons for both options and a few tips to help you choose a good substrate for your tank. Let’s begin. Advantages To Using …

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What Do Pictus Catfish Eat? Diet | Feeding | Foods | Feeding Guide

pictus catfish

What do Pictus Catfish eat apart from Tropical fish flake? We were recently asked this question when a fellow aquarist, who is new to the hobby, asked if his Pictus Catfish could eat Bloodworms or any other type of meaty foods. This got me thinking about how many people who are new to the hobby, …

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18 Benefits of Marimo Balls ( How many per Gallon? )

marimo balls

Living plants are extremely beneficial for fish tanks, soaking up harmful nitrates from the water to keep your fish safe, provide shelter for shy fish and fry, and create a verdant, beautiful aquascape for the onlooker to enjoy. The main drawback of living plants is that they require a certain amount of maintenance to keep …

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Best Nano Aquariums | Top 10 Pros & Cons (2020)

NANO AQUARIUM

The word Nano – (symbol n) is a unit prefix meaning “one billionth” but in fish keeping it simply means a small fish tank. In this Best Nano Aquariums review, we’ll show you some of the most popular small fish tanks. Ones that most people would class as a…… Nano Fishtank There are many arguments …

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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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How Many Flakes Should You Feed a Goldfish? Goldfish Feeding Guide

feeding goldfish

This is not going to be a simple answer due to the number of factors within this question. You will need to consider how big the goldfish are and how big the goldfish flakes are that you purchase and feed to your goldfish. Another factor to consider is their habitat: Are they in a pond …

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Is Gravel Ok for Corydoras Catfish? ( Sand or Gravel )

corydoras catfish on sand

Using gravel for Corydoras can actually prove fairly harmful. You see, these bottom-feeders will root around in the soft, sandy substrate at the bottom of a sandbank or river (or in this case, tank). Simply put, gravel for Corydoras is unsuitable for sifting through. Corys will often end up abrading and bruising themselves if they …

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Do Frogs Eat Goldfish? (Frogs and Toads in Backyard Ponds)

frog in a pond

Do frogs eat goldfish in backyard ponds? Sometimes they do. Many frogs will eat whatever they can fit into their hungry little mouths, whether it be bugs, fish, or even other small animals. They can indeed consider goldfish prey -if the goldfish are sufficiently small. Larger goldfish should be safe, however.  That is, unless a …

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How many eggs do Koi lay? How many and how often

koi eggs

As you Koi starts to mature they will enevitabily start to breed in your pond as long as the conditions and timings are right. Spawning is a sight to behold and it is likely that your female koi looks fit to birth while she swells up in a short-lived ‘pregnancy’. There are many things that …

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How long are Koi fish pregnant? Live Spawning or egg Layers

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If you notice that a koi is expanding rapidly, you may be bracing yourself for the flip-flap of little fins sometime soon! The sudden bloating of a laden female koi certainly does give the impression that baby fish are well on the way! Despite this fecundity being known as ‘pregnant koi’, all is not what …

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Do Koi fish Eat Mosquito Larvae? Cool Facts!

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Koi fish are ferocious eaters and will eat anything that comes into contact with the water. However, as Koi fish average about 3 feet in size, they typically have their sights set on larger prey than Mosquito Larvae. If you’d like your Koi fish to consume greater amounts of mosquito larvae, decrease their food just …

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What Is The Lifespan Of A Goldfish? You Won’t Believe It!

What Is The Lifespan Of A Goldfish? You Won’t Believe It! 1

Most people have owned and cared for a common goldfish, Right. Usually, one you have won at the state fair or bought on impulse from your local mall. Once you get your lovely little Goldfish home, you’re often left wondering ‘What is the lifespan of a goldfish?‘ Have you just committed to owning a pet …

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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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Prime Fuge Review: The Best Refugium Light We’ve Ever Tested

Prime Fuge Refugium & Reef Light

Originally Posted Marine Depot: ROBERT FARNSWORTH MARCH 15TH, 2019 In our latest video, we look at the new Aqua Illumination PRIME Fuge LED light and show you how this light can give your refugium a boost! Using algae as a means to fix nitrogen and phosphate is a very effective way to control nutrients in 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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When Should you stop feeding pond fish?

When Should you stop feeding pond fish?

The water temperature affects how much pond fish eat. While they can gather insects and larvae that live in the pond, you have the responsibility to ensure they feed properly. This brings us to the question, When should you stop feeding pond fish? Well, you should stop feeding koi or pond fish during winter when …

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Where Does the Mandarin Fish Live?

Where Does the Mandarin Fish Live?

The mandarin fish are also known as synchiropus splendidus which were first reported by 1927 by Albert William Herre are small but brightly colored member of the dragonet family. People who have been to aquariums have likely seen this distinctive fish and it’s easily spotted with a bright blue coloring and orange stripes. This fish …

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