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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Best Cleanup Crew For a Reef Tank | Algae | Substrate | Scavengers

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Originally Posted STEVEN LANDAU JUNE 3RD, 2020 An aquarium is a closed system. As you feed your fish, waste builds up. Filtration and water changes help, but one of the best things you can do for a saltwater aquarium is to hire a cleanup crew (CUC for short). Whatever food your fish don’t digest becomes excess …

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Marineland Magniflow 360 Canister Filter 360 GPH | Pros and Cons

marineland maginflow aquarium filter

So, you’re looking for an external canister filter for your aquarium. We, the Marineland Magniflow 360 is a solid contender when it comes to power, gallons per hour volume and quality. The Magniflow range of filters offer fast and easy multi-stage filtration for both freshwater or saltwater aquariums or even a larger coldwater aquarium. The …

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Anubias Nana: Species Profile & Growers Guide

anubias nana

If you are a  freshwater aquarium enthusiast and looking to add some authentic greenery to a tank brimming with African freshwater species like tetras, cichlids, and distichodus, Anubias Nana is a low maintenance West African plant that can thrive in your aquarium. It is almost impossible to get the care, maintenance, and propagation of this …

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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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Seachem Tidal 35 Aquarium Filter Review

AQUARIUM FILTER

If you’re new to keeping fish or even an experienced aquarist then you’ll have seen the overwhelming array of aquarium filters all claiming to be the best. Many will claim to have ‘ Advanced Technology’ and ‘new features’. But let me tell you many of these are the same old Hang on the back filters …

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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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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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Testing 4 Aquarium Ammonia Test Kits | The Results

ammonia test kit

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

triton method

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?

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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