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Koi vs Goldfish


Have you ever been to fishing exhibitions? If you have, chances are that you have had a hard time distinguishing between Koi and Goldfish amid fish galore.

And that’s not just you! Anyone can confuse the two breeds because of their uncanny resemblance. Even though Koi and goldfish look so much alike, they are actually two completely different varieties with distinctive characteristics.

In this article, I’ll put my years of experience to use and show you some of the obvious differences between Koi fish and goldfish that should help you identify the two easily.

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Best Place To Buy Fish Online

Best Place To Buy Fish Online 2023 REVIEWS- Top Recommendations (And 2 To Avoid!)

Looking for the best place to buy fish online? I get this asked to me a lot and it brings back memories when I started out in the saltwater tank hobby back in the early 90s. Back then you just went to the local fish store to get your fish, live plants, and corals. I remember there was a store called Flying Fish Express and me trying to myself how crazy this is that you can get a fish shipped to you overnight.

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Best Canister Filter Reviews

Best Canister Filters Tested (2023 Reviews🏅)

For those hobbyists getting serious about aquarium keeping, high quality filtration is top of mind for keeping the best fish only and planted tank systems. While hang on back power filters have their place in community community setups, there are setups with heavier demands like planted and predator tanks that require a high end filtration solution. This is where canister filters come in.

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Best Nano Reef Tank

Best Nano Reef Tank – The 7 to Buy (2023 Reviews)

For someone who is a seasoned hobbyist, a nano reef tank offers a challenge with great rewards for either home or office. For a new hobbyist, a nano reef tank offers an entry into the wonderful hobby of reef aquarium keeping for those who take the proper steps.

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Freshwater Shrimp Tank

How to Set up a Freshwater Shrimp Tank: The Ultimate Guide

Shrimp tanks are getting very popular these days. Shrimp with their small size, active nature, and appealing personality have increased in popularity especially with nano or smaller tanks. Shrimp tanks have some special considerations though to be successful. They can be intimating at first because they can be more delicate than fish and require a bit more planning then first.

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Best Driftwood for Aquariums

Best Driftwood For Aquariums (2023 Reviews) – 9 Amazing Pieces For Your Tank!

Driftwood in an Aquarium can look stunning and offer lot of options for designing your aquarium. They can make some really amazing aquascapes, especially heavily planted ones. We need to be careful in our driftwood selection process though. 

Today’s post discusses the best driftwood for aquariums. Much like the best aquarium rocks post earlier, driftwood is not as simple as picking it out of of your local pond or aquarium. Driftwood if not selected or prepped properly can have disastrous results in your aquarium.

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Gold Fish Tank

Goldfish Tank – Your Guide To Successful Goldfish Care

The Goldfish is one of the most popular fish in our aquarium hobby. It may even have been the first fish you had when you first got introduced to aquariums. You may have even come across this article thinking about setting up a Goldfish tank for the first time or for a loved one. They really are an amazing fish that are also easily misunderstood. Because they are usually a first-time fish, a number of us enter into Goldfish care and keeping with little knowledge on what is needed to have them thrive.

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Best LED Lighting For Reef Tanks

Best LED Lighting For Reef Tanks – (2023 Reviews 🏅) & Guide

LED lighting systems are the rage these days for Reef Tanks. It makes a lot of sense why. The best LED lighting systems will have a lot of user friendly features like timers, ramp up and ramp down features, the ability to adjust spectrum, and multiple mount options. The main attraction for LED though, is the power savings features. LEDs are a lot more energy efficient than traditional T5s and metal halides.

In today’s post, I’m going to go through the best LED lighting for Reef Tanks. I will break what these systems are best for, what they are good and not good at, and offer our recommended picks. The end goal is to provide the necessary information you need to make an informed decision as to what is the best LED lighting system for you. Let’s get started!

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Bubble Tip Anemone Care Guide (Have Success with BTAs)

Many of us got interested in saltwater fish by seeing clownfish and anemones. It is a very common desire to eventually want to pair your clown with an anemone. While a captive raised clownfish is a easy to care for fish, an anemone is considered a more difficult to keep invertebrate. They require stability, a high amount of light, and good flow. I’m writing this guide because I get asked a lot from clients how they can keep an anemone. I’m going to focus today on the easiest to keep anemone that a clownfish will host – the bubble tip anemone.

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About Aquarium store depot

Who are we?

Our Philosophy

Aquarium Store Depot was established by fellow aquarist, Mark, to simplify the hobby. 

As a regular shopper on other aquarium e-stores, he often grew frustrated at the overwhelming selection of products and the general nature of seeing companies trying to sell the latest and greatest tech (toys) to the industry. 

At Aquarium Store Depot, we seek to change that by offering a limited selection of products vetted out by our creator’s experience as a fellow fish enthusiast. 

We only sell what works, brands we trust, and products we know will make a difference to you

Our mission is to simplify the aquarium hobby so the beginner can thrive.


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Bala Shark

A Comprehensive Guide to Bala Shark Care: Tank Size, Food, Lifespan, and More

Let’s explore the fascinating world of Bala Shark care together! These beautiful freshwater fish will add some life to your aquarium, so let us guide you through everything from their origin and look to diet requirements, social behavior in captivity, breeding habits and potential health issues. With this comprehensive overview on caring for Balas Sharks under our belts, we can become true experts at it!

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Red Claw Crab

A Comprehensive Guide to Red Claw Crab Care (Diet, Breeding, and Tank Setup)

Are you intrigued by the idea of adding a little bit of exotic beauty to your home with a semi terrestrial crab species? Red claw crabs can make excellent pets for those who are prepared to offer them the necessary care and attention. This guide will teach you everything about their diet, breeding needs, and tank setup. So if owning these fascinating creatures is something that interests you, let’s start exploring!

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Bumblebee Goby

Caring for Bumblebee Goby – Tank Mates, Diet, Breeding & And More

Are you ready to get acquainted with the beautiful bumblebee goby? These captivating striped fish are natives of the brackish waters located in Southeast Asia and could make an interesting addition to your aquarium. It is essential that a comprehensive understanding of their special needs be acquired before taking care of them. Thus providing a healthy atmosphere where they can thrive. So let’s explore how best one can give care to the bumblebee goby!

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Bladder Snail

A Comprehensive Guide To Bladder Snail Care (Diet, Breeding & and More)

Have you ever thought about bringing a Bladder Snail into your aquarium (Or have them living in your tank accidentally)? They have a mixed reputation – to some they are pests and to others they are helpful clean up crew members. Today’s post is to learn about how easy it is to look after them, manage their numbers, and guarantee they thrive in your home-based habitat.

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Types Of Goldfish

35 Types Of Goldfish (With Pictures!)

Goldfish are probably the world’s most popular freshwater aquarium fish, and with over 200 recognized types of goldfish, there’s a breed for everyone!

Read along as we introduce 35 awesome goldfish breeds that you can keep in your aquarium!

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Cherry Barb Tank Mates

The 15 Best Cherry Barb Tank Mates (And 3 To Avoid)

Looking to add an unusual color to your tropical fish tank? The bright orangey-red cherry barb is an often overlooked species that is great for most community tank setups. These fish are moderately active and grow to a couple of inches in length. They demonstrate schooling behaviors that pop out against a deep green backdrop of live plants.

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How To Lower Nitrites In Fish Tank

How to Lower Nitrites in Fish Tank: 3 Quick Ways (And 3 Permanent Ways)

Have you ever contemplated what it takes to have a healthy fish tank and satisfied aquatic creatures? Nitrite levels play an essential role. Ignoring high nitrites can lead to grave outcomes for your fish! Are you prepared to be adept in monitoring nitrites? Well, come on board as we investigate the world of managing nitrite in aquariums so that your water pets always thrive.

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How Long Can Fish Go Without Food

How Long Can Fish Go Without Food – A Complete Guide

When fish owners are planning a vacation or an extended period away from home, they may be wondering how long their aquatic pets can go without food. Knowing the different factors such as species, age, and size which influence feeding frequency is crucial to understanding when fasting is okay for your finned friends. This guide will provide insight on this topic in order to ensure that you know what steps need to be taken before leaving them alone for any length of time.

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