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.
Maintaining a healthy aquarium is all about recreating the natural habitat of your fish, and temperature is one of the most important parameters. But how do you know which temperature to choose? And how do you keep your water at the right temperature all through the year? This article covers everything you need to know about aquarium temperature control, so let’s dive right in!
If you’ve seen your snail floating around the fish tank, there could be a variety of reasons for this behavior. Snail owners shouldn’t worry since not all of them are necessarily alarming and can usually be resolved with proper care. In this post, we will discuss seven potential causes behind why your snail is seemingly afloat, as well as methods to determine if it’s problematic before taking action in order to ensure that they stay happy and healthy!
You did it! Your fish tank is finally cycled and ready to be filled with every species you’ve ever dreamed of keeping. You can’t wait to go to your local fish store and buy 100 fish for your 10 gallon fish tank.
But wait, maybe you should rethink that plan. Not all fish can be kept together and there is a limit as to how many you can keep in your tank, no matter how big it might be.
Fish may be some of the most colorful, elegant, and beautiful creatures on earth, but this doesn’t apply to all of them. In fact, there are many fish out there that our downright terrifying!
In this article, we’re taking a break from the wonderful world of aquarium pets to look at the dark side of the world’s toothiest fish. So get ready, it’s going to get ugly!
You may be able to keep both male and female bettas in your aquarium given the right setup. For a long time, it was believed that male and female betta fish should be kept far apart. Hobbyist experience tell otherwise.
Have you ever wondered where baby fish come from? I mean, before you get them from the fish store that is. Most fish breed in a very different way from humans and land animals, and with over 30,000 species on the planet, these creatures have loads of fascinating ways of reproducing!
Tinfoil barb is a great choice for you if you fancy large aquariums with large fish that swim like a charm.
The graceful and ever-so-spectacular fish such as Tinfoil barb prefer large aquaria and share their bond with other fish similar in size and temperament.
Losing a pet is never easy, but losing a fish can really be hard! Many tropical fish have long lifespans which means they share a lot of time with us. Though we might not be able to interact with these animals in the ways we do with others, there’s still a deep bond.
Unfortunately, fish die. Whether this is due to stress, illness, injury, or old age, there will come a time when you are with your fish in its last days. At this point, you may need to humanely euthanize your fish.
An air stone is something that diffuses air that is being pumped into your aquarium through an air pump. They are small and often blue or black in color and come in all shapes and sizes. And for such a little piece of equipment, there sure is a lot of misleading information on them floating around.
So if you’re serious about understanding what these devices are and why they are the one piece of equipment that should be in every tank, even if you just have a planted tank, then read on as I will be revealing some seriously important facts and killing a few fishy myths about air stones.
You’ve probably heard of bloodworms if you’re a fishkeeper, and who knows, you might even have some in your own freezer of fish cabinet. But do you know where they come from and if they are good for your fish? In this article we will dive into the facts and teach you all about these fishy treats.
Freshwater fish get all the attention. But have you ever set up a tank filled with fish and felt like something was still missing from the display? Like there wasn’t enough movement or color on the bottom of the tank? This is where shrimp come in!
The freshwater hobby has many different shrimp species to choose from. One of these is the bamboo shrimp which is simple in appearance but a unique and efficient algae controller.