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Tropical Fish That Can Live Together

In Tropical Fishby PaulK

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 more …

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Aquarium Plant Care For Beginners

In Aquariumsby PaulK

So you’re trying to get live plants to grow in your new aquarium and are having some trouble keeping them alive. I did too at first because I didn’t have the know-how to keep the plants growing and thriving in my aquarium. Some would always die, while others just barely hung on. All it takes is some know-how and you …

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The Best Fish Tanks For Beginners

In Aquariumsby PaulK

The Best Fish Tanks For Beginners When considering an aquarium for the first time, they’re a few things that you should be looking at. Size, shape and type of aquarium. The size refers to how many gallons of water it holds. Shape refers to the dimensions of the fish tank. Is the tank wide but not deep or is the …

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Facts About Danios

In Tropical Fishby PaulK

Danios are almost the perfect choice for a beginning community fish tank. They’re easy to keep, are pretty small and peaceful, and are very lively swimmers. Some of the more popular danios are: Zebra Pearl Spotted Glowlight Leopard Rosy White Cloud Giant They only grow to about 1-2 inches long (except for the giant danio which get 3-4 inches), so …

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10 BEST Tropical Fish For Beginners

In Tropical Fishby PaulK

10 Best Tropical Fish For Beginners Hey guys today it’s all about the top 10 fish for beginners. Now let’s start off by saying that this is not a ranking. I’m going through 10 different basic fish that I feel are great for beginners because they have attributes that make them easy to keep, benefit your tank and they’re just …

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10 Terrible Fish For A Community Aquarium

In Tropical Fishby PaulK

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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Why Guppies Are A Great Aquarium Fish For Beginners

In Tropical Fishby PaulK

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?

In Tropical Fishby PaulK

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?

In Tropical Fishby PaulK

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 Facts

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 …