Fish Life Cycle

Fish Life Cycle

Fish are one of the most mysterious creatures, yet one of the common pets. Fish can be very small to very, very big! How does the life cycle of a fish work? Dive into an ocean, pond, or fish tank to find out! In the beginning…. the egg The first step to the fish life … Read more

Blood Worms

Fresh Water Fish

Blood worms are a type of food fed to freshwater fish species that are carnivores or omnivores. These types of fish need meat-based food; they will not thrive on plants or fish flakes alone. Your omnivore or carnivore fish species require a diet that is high in protein. Blood worms can increase the protein and … Read more

Feeding Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish

Feeding your tropical fish is one of the most important steps in ensuring their overall health. You’ll want to choose a high-quality tropical fish food, not just any old can of fish flakes. Remember that the first ingredient listed on the food is the primary ingredient. In nature, fish eat other fish. Choose a fish … Read more

Types of Fish Food

Fish

Feeding your tropical fish a balanced diet that is tailored to the species is absolutely crucial, though it is often overlooked by those who are just starting with their first aquarium. Proper feeding maintains a healthy immune system, stimulates growth and breeding, improves the appearance of fish and encourages activity. Different species of fish require … Read more

Setting up an Aquarium

Fish

When you’re setting up an aquarium, the first thing you will need to determine is which kinds of fish you wish to keep. The aquarium and supplies you choose will need to support the needs of your fish. If you are choosing relatively small, community fish, you will need one gallon of water for every … Read more

Buying an Aquarium

Fish in Aquarium

When buying an aquarium, your primary consideration should be size. The first thing you need to determine is how many fish you plan to keep, and what kind of fish. The size of aquarium you’ll need depends on the fish that will be living in it. Contrary to popular belief, fish do not grow to … Read more

Fresh Versus Plastic Plants

An aquarium without plants looks incomplete. Besides making your fishtank appear more natural, plants provide hiding spots for your fish. When you’re setting up your aquarium, you’ll have to make the choice between fresh and plastic plants. Keeping the fish alive is one thing; keeping the plants alive is a whole different story. If it … Read more

Nitrogen Cycle – Maintaining an Aquarium

Fish

The nitrogen cycle is an essential process in any aquarium. A typical aquarium test kit will allow you to test for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and pH, so that you can quickly see the progress of your tank as it completes the nitrogen cycle. You should test your water at least every other day during the … Read more

Aquarium pH Level

Aquarium pH Level

The aquarium PH level is very important when determining the quality of your aquarium water. PH refers to the concentration of hydrogen ions in the water. It is a scale ranging from 0 to 14. Zero is acidic, while 14 is basic or alkaline. A pH reading of 7 is considered neutral. Most tropical fish … Read more

Corydoras

Corydoras Fishes

Scientific classification Kingdom:        Animalia Phylum:          Chordata Class:               Actinopterygii Order:              Siluriformes Family:            Callichthyidae Subfamily:       Corydoradinae Tribe:              Corydoradini Genus:              Corydoras The South American members of Corydora genus are basically freshwater species found in the tropical and temperate regions. They are the members of the armored Catfish family and the Corydoradinae subfamily. The other common … Read more

Black Skirt Tetra

Black Skirt Tetra

Scientific classification Kingdom:        Animalia Phylum:          Chordata Class:               Actinopterygii Order:             Characiformes Family:            Characidae Genus:              Gymnocorymbus Species:           G. Ternetzi Binomial name: Gymnocorymbus Ternetzi  The Black Tetra, scientifically called Gymnocorymbus Ternetzi is otherwise called Black Skirt Tetra, Black Widow Tetra, Petticoat Tetra and also High-Fin Black Skirt Tetra. The black skirt tetra lives in … Read more

Upside Down Catfish

Upside Down Catfish

Scientific classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:      Chordata Class:          Actinopterygii Order:        Siluriformes Family:       Mochokidae The Upside Down Catfish is a member of the Mochokidae family. The other synonym for this fish is ‘dwarf Upside Down Catfish’, and it is biologically termed as Synodontis Nigriventris. The other species of the same genus are also termed as Upside Down … Read more