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Tropical Fish That Can Live Together: What a Difference

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  So you want to stock your new fish tank and you don’t know where to start? How do you know if the fish you select will get along? Tropical fish will come in three general categories. Community fish, semi-aggressive fish, and aggressive fish. Community fish are smaller, more docile fish that can generally live well together. Semi-aggressive fish are …

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10 Terrible Fish For A Community Aquarium

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When starting a community aquarium, it’s important to make sure there is harmony amongst the fish that you select. There are some species that are just not right for the community aquarium. Pet stores won’t warn you about these, so you could inadvertently pick a fish that will cause you some trouble and not even know until it’s too late. …

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All About Guppies

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Guppies are one of the most popular fish in the aquarium hobby. They are a great fish for the beginner because they are easy to keep and very colorful. The males have large beautiful tail fins that come in a wide variety of colors. Guppies originally come from South America, but most that you’ll find are bred in captivity worldwide. …

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What Do Aquarium Barbs Eat?

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Barbs are a very active fish so they require a good amount of protein in their diet. Barbs are omnivores so you can feed them a variety of commercial flakes, live, frozen, or freeze-dried foods as well as spirulina flakes for healthy slime coat. What do they like to eat? Brine Shrimp – you can purchase them in freeze-dried square …

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What Do Plecos Eat?

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Plecos are considered the janitors of the aquarium fish world. They are really omnivores catfish, so they require a good variety of plant food and live and frozen worms. Some common plecos grow quite large, like a few feet long. You’ll want to avoid those because chances are you won’t have a large enough tank to accommodate them. It’s better …

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Neon Tetra FAQ

In Tropical Fishby PaulK

Neon tetras are a very popular tropical fish in the aquarium hobby because of their beautiful coloration and attractiveness in your fish tank. They are also very peaceful and a good addition to any community fish tank. They’re not exactly a fish for novices as they are sensitive to water conditions and are much better in numbers. A larger fish …

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Where Neon Tetra Lay Their Eggs

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Neon Tetras are egg scatters. What that means is they will lay their eggs pretty much everywhere in your fish tank. On the substrate, aquatic plants, rocks, and driftwood. The males will then fertilize the eggs that the females lay. It’s a good idea to have some sort of moss, like a java moss so the eggs can adhere better. …

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What I Did About My Murky Yellow Aquarium Water

In Aquariumsby PaulK

Well, when I got around to starting my first fish tank, I made a classic newbie mistake. I filled the bottom with gravel substrate that I had rinsed first and some rocks that I rinsed too, but I collected some tree branches out back so that the plants had something to root on. Oops, I didn’t boil the branches, so …

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What is the Purpose of a Fish Tank Filter?

In Aquarium Filtersby PaulK

  Fish tank filters are used in aquariums to filter out the harmful chemicals that form in the fish tank water. There are three main types of filtration. Biological filters, that filter out the harmful ammonia and nitrates from fish waste. Chemical filters that filter out harmful chemicals like chlorine and metals, and Mechanical filters that filter out solid particles, …

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How You Change Fish Tank Water Without Killing Fish

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You should be performing water changes regularly to maintain a healthy tank. When you notice your water getting gunky or you have an ammonia spike for some reason (you should find out the cause). Your filter may not be doing its job which is another issue. You need to exercise caution and take some steps to ensure that the water …