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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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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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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Anubias Nana: Species Profile & Growers Guide

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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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