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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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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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3 Major Environmental Gill Disorders In Fish And How To Prevent Them

Gills as we all know is the respiratory organ that helps fish breathe. It is only due to gills, fish survive in water. So gills are very important for fish but they are very fragile as well. I am saying fragile in the sense that they easily get attacked by parasites and bacteria. This is especially true if you are housing your fish under poor living conditions. Before I go any further regarding gills, let me inform you something about pet fish care. Here lately, I have been getting a lot of questions from the readers of this website regarding[…]Read More…

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What You Need To Know About Veterinary Care For Fish?

It is hard to deny that fish are adorable creatures and make great pets. There are many advantages of keeping pet fish as compared to cats or dogs. Pet fish can only stay in the aquarium/ tank or pond. Hence, you don’t have to worry about cleaning the poop or taking the fish for a walk every day. I have come across innumerable people who love keeping (or would love to keep) variety of fish. Their exotic colorful body and the ease in the care aspect is why people are so intrigued about keeping pet fish. All that is true[…]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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Gill Infection in Fish: Branchiomycosis; Prevention, Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Just as we have lungs, fish have gills. Lungs and gills both serve the same purpose. Lungs are no doubt an important organ of our body. They do help us breathe. If something goes wrong with your lungs, you may either end up dead or have to endure a life time of suffering. So, imagine the same thing happening with your fish. Gill infection is often fatal and fish usually die within days or months – depending on how serious the infection gets. Gills are the organ that helps in breathing and if they go bad, there is no way[…]Read More…

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Common Eye Disorders In Fish: Types, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Eyes are so precious indeed. It lets you see the beautiful world. Not to forget that it is also one of the most sensitive areas of all the living creatures; with eyes that is (O: A small scratch in the eye can make you scream in pain. Sadly, fish cannot raise their voice and it becomes difficult for us to understand how much the poor little fish are suffering. It is the duty of the fish-keeper to take proper care of the adorable creatures and offer them a clean environment. Eye diseases are very common in fish kept in tanks with[…]Read More…

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Lice, Leeches In Fish: Causes, Symptoms, Precautions And Treatments.

Ever had lice in your head? Only the people who had lice would know how irritating it is to deal with (and remove) them. It takes time and effort to get rid of the awful lice from your head and same goes with the fish even though fish lice and human lice are completely different. You may have heard or read that fish lice and leeches are quite uncommon infection among fish, but I personally don’t really think so. And what’s more, it is always best to prevent them in the first place rather than having to worry about the cure later[…]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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What Is Gas Bubble Disease In Fish And How To Prevent It?

The name of the disease seems intriguing. It is somewhat like gas in the bubble that is disturbing the fishes. Well, let me explain what actually a gas bubble disease is. It is when the fish’s bloodstream gets occupied with gases and is of course, a major discomfort to them. I was wondering, just like the humans have gastric or digestion issues, is it the same with the fishes? Here, the matter is a little different. The gas bubble disease takes place when the pond or the aquarium becomes supersaturated (meaning more concentrated than normally possible) with excessive gas. This[…]Read More…

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Anchor Worms In Fish – Symptoms And Treatments

Anchor worms are also known as ‘Lernea Elegans’. The name seems unique, but it is a very common infection that can reside on the body of the fishes. Now, you would be asking the names of the fishes that get easily attacked by anchor worms, right? Well, I would say that any fish can become the prey, but koi fish and goldfish are the most common creatures to be affected by anchor worms! I would not say that anchor worms are fatal for the fishes or is the sole reason for the death of the fishes. However, if smaller fishes[…]Read More…

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5 Common Fish Diseases Every Fish Enthusiast Should Know

You love those colorful fishes swimming in the aquarium, don’t you? How gorgeous they look! However, there are times when your fishes are in blues. They too encounter bad days and it becomes a little difficult for the owners to understand whether their fishes are suffering from some illness or not. Definitely there are symptoms that your pet will show and it is your duty to bring them back to their happy days! The very common question that I come across from the fish owners is “I think my fish is not having his food properly. Is he ill by[…]Read More…

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Beginner’s Guide To Building And Maintaining Fish Ponds

Fish ponds have become a much sought after feature in many backyards. It adds a unique dimension to many homes, even with limited space. If you are thinking of building an aquatic oasis in your backyard, here are some factors that you should consider to help you plan ahead, saving time and money: Budget: Knowing how much money you can allocate for your fish will help you decide on a style and size that will fit in your budget. For many hobbyists a fish pond is an investment that can certainly add value to a home. Pond Type: Once you[…]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…