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The Ultimate Guide To Goldfish As Pets – Everything You Need To Know About Goldfish Care

The Ultimate Guide To Goldfish As Pets

With their shimmery scales, big eyes and pouting mouth, the goldfish is arguable the cutest fish ever. Though they’re easy to love, most die prematurely because they do not typically get the care they need to see out their maximum lifespan of 15 years. Goldfish are still a great beginner’s pet, as long as the responsibility is taken seriously. Though you may acquire your goldfish for cheap or even for free, you should still be prepared to invest a bit of time and money into their care. Fortunately, the biggest costs are upfront, meaning if you get fish tank setup[…]Read More…

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The Ultimate Guide To Betta Fish

The Ultimate Guide To #BettaFish

The betta fish, also known the as the Siamese Fighting Fish, is one of the most popular, most affordable, and most foolproof small pets you can own. They’re tough, living an average of three years, and can often survive beginner’s mistakes, making them a wonderful pet for a child or anyone who wants a stunning companion that requires simple care. Where To Buy Your Betta Fish You’ve probably seen betta fish in cups or plastic bags at your local Walmart, carnival or pet supply chain, selling for about five dollars. The miniscule amount of water in the cups means that[…]Read More…

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How To Choose The Right Aquarium Tank Size

How To Choose The Right Size For Your Aquarium

Are you ready to set up an aquarium in your home?  You may have already taken into consideration where you will put it, what it will look like, and how it will fit into your home. The aquarium is your fish or aquatic pet’s home – it’s their bedroom, bathroom and kitchen, all in one. That’s why aquatic or semi-aquatic creatures thrive in an aquarium that is adequately sized. When fish and other underwater animals release wastes, it creates a build-up of ammonia in the tank. Fish can be poisoned by their own ammonia if the water is not changed[…]Read More…

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Flavobacteria Infection In Fish – Causes, Symptoms, Treatments And Prevention

Bacterial gill disease, flavobacteria infection, in fish is one of the leading diseases young ‘Salmonids’ get in hatchery. Although not yet recognized as a problem in the wild fish populations, it can attack any type of fish in an aquarium. There is nothing ‘flavorful’ about flavobacteria or any other bacterial gill disease if you have a pet fish. Flavobacteria including other gill infecting bacteria like Aeromonas and Pseudomonas spp. are often found to be opportunistic infections. Young, old and weak fish with fragile immune system are more likely to catch gill disease at first. However if healthier fish are included along with[…]Read More…

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How To Change Your Aquarium Water? (The Complete Care Guide)

Air is to us as water is to fish. Water is what keeps a fish alive. But ironically, water can also really harm your fish. Don’t be shocked when I talk about dangers as dirty water will always give rise to infections that will ultimately harm your fish. The truth is, even crystal clear water can have several types of diseases which can affect your fish — it could be like a silent killer. A lot of factors will determine the right quality of water where the fish can have a healthy environment. People often commit the mistake of not[…]Read More…

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Anemia In Fish – What Is It All About?

What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you hear the word anemia? You would answer the lack or the deficiency of the red blood cells, right? This is exactly the condition that the animals face. It is a heart and blood vessel condition where there is a sudden drop of the red blood cells. I would like to add that anemia is also called the ‘infectious salmon anemia’ that has affected the fish farms in countries like Norway, Canada, Chile and Scotland. The sad part is, some fishes may show the symptoms and some may not.[…]Read More…

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Fungal Infection In Fish: The Causes And The Remedies

It’s great to see them swim across the aquarium, isn’t it? Their colorful body and scintillating eyes makes us feel how beautiful their life is! At times, I feel they really don’t have any burden on their shoulders to earn nor they have to study to get any degrees! They have a happy-go-lucky life with nothing to worry about. Well, the grass is always greener on the other side. Every living creature on Earth has got certain responsibilities to fulfill (and fishes of course, are added in the list). Fishes are responsible in completing the aquatic ecosystem. Okay, enough of[…]Read More…

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How Many Tetra Fish Can I Put In A 5, 10, 20 Gallons Or Liters Tank?

Just a couple of days ago a friend of mine bought a used 10-gallon aquarium on Craigslist. He had never maintained an aquarium before so he asked me for help. His main question was how many tetras he can keep in his tank while still maintaining a safe and healthy environment for the fish. After helping him out, I figured there might be other newbie tetra keepers that might need some help with this as well. That led to me writing this article to help people like you interested in keeping tetras and other fishes that can be kept in[…]Read More…