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A Gravel Vacuum Can Help Keep Your Aquarium Clean
Having fish at home entails having a large water tank. Though small fish tanks are indeed a common option for most buyers, some people opt for larger aquariums for design and storage capabilities. They want to include more fish and more decorative pieces that are set to emulate the natural marine environment of the fish. Though this provides a more functional and stylish aquarium for the fish, it also results in more responsibilities to cover. Since large aquariums house more fish and more decorative elements, it is also quickly polluted with dirt and bacteria that may affect the health and lifespan of your fish if not properly cleaned regularly. Fortunately, the use of aquarium gravel vacuum cleaners makes those time-consuming activities faster and more convenient for aquarium owners. The machine enables people to clean their aquarium within the least amount of time possible thus helping the fish live longer and healthier. However, one problem that has arisen in today’s market for aquarium gravel vacuum cleaners is that the wide selection of the machines available in stores and online sites have made it quite overwhelming and daunting for first time shoppers to choose which the best one is suitable for their needs. Here are some of the best vacuum cleaners for aquarium gravel that you can opt for during your search.
How to Raise Goldfish in a Bowl
The simple answer to this question is that you shouldn’t. Not unless the bowl is a lot larger than those you can buy at the stall if you ‘win’ a goldfish at a funfair.
Children often end up with a goldfish as a first pet – they are cheap to buy and feed, you don’t need to take out expensive insurance, and they don’t need to be taken for walks. But the fate of many is to end up is a totally unsuitable bowl where they spend a miserable and short lived life.
How To Set Up A Quarantine Tank For Tropical Fish
Ah, yes, the often dismissed but very necessary part of the tropical fish hobby, the infamous quarantine tank. Do you really need one to be successful in this hobby?
For freshwater fish you may be able to get by without having one. Freshwater fish are generally more suited to captivity because they are usually tank raised and don’t seem to break out in disease as readily as their saltwater counterparts. However, if newly acquired fish do come down with something, you will surely wish that you had one ready to go. One newly bought fish that is introduced to your main tank can easily wipe out the entire tank population. Better safe than sorry, right?
Why Set Up a Fish Tank?
You’ve been to the pet store and noticed the fish tanks and thought “maybe I could do that”. Guess what, you can “do that” and it’s not nearly as difficult as you may think.
The tropical fish keeping hobby has come a long way over the past decade thanks in part to advances in aquarium equipment and the plethora of readily available information. There are many outstanding fish and aquarium books available as well as an abundant amount of information on the internet, forums and discussion groups. Running your own tank is way easier than it was just 10 years ago.
Pet Betta Won’t Eat? – Read This Before You Freak Out…
Anyone who has owned a Betta fish has likely experienced, to one degree or another, a Betta fish that just won’t eat no matter what you do. This can be for a number of reasons, most of which I’ll get to in a minute, but if this is your first Betta and he’s just getting adjusted to his new home (for example he was brought home less than a week ago) the explanations are usually pretty harmless. If, however, your Betta was eating fine before and then suddenly started refusing food he once ate without question, you may have a more serious matter on your hands. Below we’ll take a look at exactly what both situations entail and what you should do if you think you have reason to worry.
Probably the most “common” fish in aquatic shops. Usually dark, sometimes with a small mustache, there is nothing sharp in the aquarium at all. It often sucks the bottom of the tank. But these are just the first impressions.
When you take a more in depth look, you will see how superlative this fish is. Ancistrus is a fine and good-looking fish which complements many freshwater aquariums.
Breeding Livebearers – Guppies & Swordtails
Breeder Box or Breeder Net Breeding Grass 5 or 10 gallon tank for the baby fish or a tank divider that you can use for your main tank. A pair – 1 female and 1 male.
Two of the more popular tropical fish for beginners has to be Guppies and Swordtails. Guppies and Swordtails are livebearers which means that their babies come out swimming. Like most livebearers, there is not much to getting your guppies or swordtail to breed. If you have a male and a female then you will eventually have a pregnant female. The gestation period for livebearers is usually 28 days but can range from 20 to 40 days.