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

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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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9 Best Plants for Guppies ( Freshwater Aquarium Plants )

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Humble guppies may not seem like the sharpest tools in the shed, but many researches have shown that guppies are smarter than we think. Believe it or not, they are also smart enough to choose the type of plants they like. They will even choose their favorite plants to have their babies. Taking shelter from …

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

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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 )

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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)

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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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Corydoras Schwartz Catfish: Diet | Size | Lifespan | Care

Corydoras Schwartz Catfish

By nature, the Corydoras Shwartzi is extraordinarily peaceful. These small, finely-colored fish prefer to spend their time grazing, methodically eating detritus along the bottom of a river. These social fish are happiest in a shoal, where they will companionably feed next to each other. Among fish enthusiasts, gentle ‘Corys’ are quite popular. Let us take …

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

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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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American Flagfish (Jordanella floridae) Complete Care Guide

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The American Flagfish (Jordanella floridae) comes from slow-moving marshes, swamps, lakes, and ponds in North America, Florida to through to the Yucatan Peninsula. It gets its name from the colors and patterns on the flank of the male fish during the breeding period. It bears a remarkable resemblance to the Stars & Stripes on the …

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Green Mandarin Dragonet: Diet | Breeding | Size | Cost |Guide

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The magnificent Green Mandarin Dragonet is more commonly known as Striped Mandarinfish or Green Mandarinfish. They look amazing with their combination of blue, orange, and green colors. Males may be distinguished from females by their more-elongated first dorsal spine and are normally slightly larger. In our opinion, they are one of the most interesting and beautiful fish available …

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

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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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5 Best Aquarium Gravel Cleaners Reviewed & Tested

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The gravel or substrate in your aquarium is there for a couple of reasons. To enhance the look of your aquarium and also to help trap dirt and grow helpful bacteria that will break down fish waste. In this article ‘5 Best Aquarium Gravel Cleaners’, we look at a number of different models to choose …

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Oranda Goldfish: Diet | Size | Water Conditions | Breeding

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Anyone who has ever kept Coldwater fish or owned a pond will know that these beautiful fish the Oranda Goldfish (Carrassius auratus) are not your average Goldfish. These beautiful fish develop a large crown or wen as it’s also known on the top of their head giving them a distinctive look from your normal Goldfish. These …

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Cleaner Wrasse: Diet | Size | Breeding | Sexing | Cost

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Do you have some saltwater fish that need some TLC and a good cleaning? Then you need a cleaner wrasse. Look no further than the cleaner wrasse- a species of fish that can aid you in cleaning your tank and provide you with an eye-catching new addition to your aquarium community. These amazing fish remove and …

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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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