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 Tang Diet: What do they eat?

powder blue tang

If you are thinking of introducing a vivid and vivacious Powder Blue Tang to your tank, you will need to brace yourself for the hard work of feeding and maintaining tank conditions for this fish which carries a hard to shift reputation for being ‘fussy’. A Powder Blue Tang diet can and must have a …

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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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Minimum Pond Size for Koi? | Depth | Water Volume | Size

minimum pond size for koi

If you are thinking of making a pond to raise Koi carp, it will entail a lot of time, work, and money. But all your efforts will soon pay off if you carefully plan and consider some important factors that could affect the longevity oy your pond and fish. For instance the Minumum pond size …

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Can Goldfish Eat Bread? Is It Dangerous For Them?

feeding bread to fish

We tackle the question ‘Can Goldfish eat bread?’ as it’s commonly asked. As the ‘piggies’ of the aquarium, Goldfish can, and absolutely will eat bread, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they should. After all, not all foods are suitable for every species of fish, and Goldfish are no different! Being omnivores, Goldfish can eat a …

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Neon Tetra Fin Rot: Treatment | Diseases | Cures | Remedies

neon tetra fin rot

With their neon coloration and nippy swimming, Neon Tetras are an incredibly popular aquarium addition. They are stunning when kept in larger shoals and, in general, easy to care for. Ease of care, however, doesn’t necessarily equate to the Neon Tetra being completely problem-free. In fact, they are prone to, though not more so than …

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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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Why Do Fish Jump Out Of Aquariums? Can You Stop Them?

fish jumping out of aquariums

If you’ve kept fish for a number of years then I’m sure you will have experienced the sad sight of seeing one of your precious fish all dried up and dead on the floor. It’s a sad moment for any aquarist but it happens all too often. But why do they do it? Why do …

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Do fish sleep? All you need to know about Fish Sleep.

do fish sleep?

Recently, there has been some noticeable burning curiosity regarding the sleeping abilities of fish. I have seen the question ‘ Do fish Sleep‘ recently in many tropical fish forums and facebook groups.  To answer this, research has proven that fish don’t follow the literal definition of sleep. To qualify as sleeping organisms they need to …

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Auriga Butterflyfish: Diet | Size | Breeding | Lifespan | Care Guide

Auriga Butterflyfish (Chaetodon auriga)

If you have visited your local aquatic store or pet store lately and looked at all the Saltwater Butterflyfish on sale, you will probably have seen the Auriga Butterflyfish – also known as the Threadfin Butterflyfish. The Auriga Butterflyfish is one of the most commonly sold saltwater Butterflyfish for a number of reasons. Firstly, this …

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Aquascaping Aquariums | Aquascape Complete Guide

aquascaping complete guide

Aquascaping Aquariums is the art and craft of decorating aquariums. Aquascaping involves building underwater landscapes. An aquascaper will fill the bottom of an aquarium with rocks and plant life, and decorate it beautifully. Some aquascapers also use their skills to decorate ponds instead of aquariums. Career In Aquascaping Aquariums There is plenty of talent and …

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Why Do Fish Spit Their Food Out When Eating? 9 Possible reasons

fish eating fish food

The majority of fish keepers will spend at least a little time watching their fish dine on the tasty morsels that they have popped into the aquarium. It’s part of the fun of keeping fish; watching them launch into excited frenzies at the sight of food! Why do fish spit their food out when eating? …

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7 Steps To Keep An Aquarium Cool In Hot Weather

keeping an aquarium cool

When it comes to keeping aquariums at the right temperature, there is no doubt that heating them is far simpler than cooling them down. Low temperatures can be dealt with by simply turning your heater up. However, you can’t deal with temperature highs by just turning heaters down. Learn how to keep your aquarium cool in …

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Do Fish Have Bones? Why Do They Need Them?

do all fish have bones

Do fish have bones? Yes, fish have bones, of course, they do! After all, haven’t we all found one occasionally in our fish and chip supper? You bet we have and this has to be proof that fish most definitely have bones, right? Do fish have bones? Well, actually no, what we think we know, …

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How To Take Care Of Baby Fish | 5 Easy Steps To Keep Baby Fish Safe

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It’s not rocket science to deduce that if you stock an aquarium with fish, that you will more than likely have a selection of both male and females which, let’s be honest, may feel the urge to procreate! This may be planned, as in you meant for it to happen, or a shock, in that …

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