Do Fish Eat Seaweed? | Freshwater and Saltwater

Do Fish Eat Seaweed

For any fish, feeding is one of the main daily activities and for the owner one of the many joys of keeping fish in a home aquarium. Fish are vertebrate animals; they spend more time and energy searching for food and eating than in any other activity. As we know, fish live entirely in water, …

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How to keep fish out of your filter

why are my fish not eating

In most cases a healthy fish will avoid being sucked up into any filter unless you have gone totally overboard with the size and GPH of your filter for the size of aquariums you have. The only issue is usually from baby fry fish or filters that do not have the correct filter inlet protection. …

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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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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

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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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Livebearer Fish List |15 livebearers for home aquarium

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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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Testing 4 Aquarium Ammonia Test Kits | The Results

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Originally Published: MARINE DEPOT APRIL 16TH, 2019 Ammonia testing is something we all do when cycling a new aquarium. It’s also a good idea to monitor the water quality when adding new livestock to an established tank. And of course, when something doesn’t look right in the aquarium, one of the first thing we grab is the ammonia …

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TRITON Method: Replacing Trial and Error with Conscious Control

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Originally Published:TRITON APPLIED REEF BIOSCIENCE JANUARY 28TH, 2019 Up until 2008 orthodox reef keeping centred on monitoring a few chemical parameters using colour chart test kits. Not only were the accuracy of the readings from test kits dubious but the vast majority of other elements in seawater were completely ignored. This meant the two key processes …

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Corals for Beginners | Common Corals For Reef Aquariums

Corals For Beginners

Originally Published: STEVEN LANDAU MARCH 30TH, 2020 If you’re new to reef-keeping and considering starting your own reef tank, you’re probably wondering, “What corals should I get? This is a relevant question because it’s easy to get a little too excited stocking your first tank with beautiful and exotic corals. Let us guide you through some …

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What are female fish called?

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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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5 Ways to Control Algae in Reef Aquariums

REEF AQUARIUM

Originally Published by: JEFF JOHNSTON DECEMBER 19TH, 2016 We all struggle with algae problems in our reef tanks. Algae are an essential part of the aquarium’s food chain and ecosystem. It’s impossible to eliminate algae from our reef tanks but we can take steps to keep algae under control. The idea is to maintain the right …

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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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Best Koi Pond Aerators Review 2020

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In nature, bodies of water are naturally aerated, through the wind, aquatic plants, splashing streams and waterfalls, rain, and so on.  Your Koi pond must mimic this environment, to remain fresh, and to support marine life. A well-aerated pond is a healthy, beautiful pond… and one where your Koi Fish will live long and feel …

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AQUARIUM WALL ART | Top 10 Fish Keeping Wall Arts

aquarium wall art

You’ve probably heard the saying that once you keep fish you’ll never stop. I took a break from fish keeping when I moved house once. It lasted all of 6 months before I purchased and set up an even bigger aquarium. You never get fish keeping out of your soul and this passion can now …

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Can you run a fish pond pump through winter?

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As the seasons shift and the days shorten, both you and your pond will be bracing yourselves for colder weather. Winter brings a number of challenges to a well-stocked pond and requires a confident and organized approach to get everything through the cold months intact. Which leads us to answer the question: Can you run …

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