Here is a great list of funny pet names for fish. This list of pet fish names is constantly adding new funny pet fish names so be sure to check it out to see if the name your looking for for your pet fish has been added yet.
These three little words can be a death knell to many a new aquarist. An immature filtration system can mean that fluctuating levels of ammonia can become lethal, killing new fish stocks and destroying an aquarium. A mature system has the bacteria needed to breakdown ammonia easily and promote healthy conditions. A way to avoid […]
An aquarium stocked with live plants looks naturally beautiful. It can be a real labour of love, as live plants need carbon dioxide, lighting and fertilisers for healthy, lush growth. Advantages of aquarium plants: Beautiful, natural effect Lower nitrite and nitrate levels Boost oxygen levels Healthy plants keep algae at bay Think about where you […]
Fish can develop a variety of diseases in their life time. Some worse than others, but all equally alarming when the symptoms develop. You can keep your fish healthy by following a good maintenance routine. Clean filters and media regularly, replacing media if necessary. Remove any old food, a build -up of waste within the […]
Oscar a.k.a Velvet Cichlid astronotus ocellatus It belongs to the family Cichlidae Click here to learn what a cichlid is. Cost: $5-15, with the adults being more expensive. Origin Amazon, Parana, Rio Paraguay, and Rio Negro Description: Elongated oval shape, somewhat of a wider head (about 1-1.5”) Color: Is effected by age, sex, size, and […]
Well, guppies can take anywhere from 2-4 months to sexually mature. There are different factors involved that will impact the rate which they mature. Temperature, food, tank mates, etc. The temperature combined with food will have the greatest impact of all. The higher the temperature is at the faster the guppies metabolism is running. So […]
The name “barb,” meaning “beard,” comes from the whiskerlike barbules which are located in the corner of the fish’s mouth. Now, some species have two pairs of these sensory appendages and some simply just don’t have them. Barbs are egglaying members of the carp family Cyprindae, and are typically fish-shaped, and have no unique extreme […]