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Tropical Goldfish: keeping goldfish and tropical fish together may not be a good idea.
Goldfish need a tank free of active or aggressive fishes, they require optimum water conditions to prevent fin damage and deterioration. They are best maintained at around 65°F (18°C); they may be susceptible to fungal infections and fin rot if kept at low temperatures for prolonged periods ... read more...
Goldfish Related Articles:
Goldfish: Maximum Size And Lifespan: How long can goldfish live?
Swim Bladder Problems: Blocked intestines can and will interfere with the function of the swim bladder.
Breeding Goldfish: Raising Goldfish is really not that difficult. However it does take a little understanding to be successful.
Betta Fish (Betta Splendens) This variety of Betta has a striking, elaborate tail that differentiates it from other Bettas. These fish have been bred over the years to enhance the fins and remarkable variety of colors of the males, as well as making them increasingly combative. Therefore, only one male should be kept in a tank; however, smaller, shorter-finned females may be housed together. ... read more...
Oscar Fish (A. Ocellatus)
A very intelligent fish that can recognize its owner, the heavily built Oscar is an all-time favorite among aquarium hobbyists.
Although some people recommend feeding them live goldfish and guppy. I personally do not like the idea as you take a real chance of introducing diseases, instead you can feed them ...
American Cichlids Related Articles:
Jack Dempsey. This South American Cichlid was named after legendary heavyweight: Jack Dempsey ... because Dempsey parents are as prolific as they are diligent, few aquarists have the space to rear an entire brood of fry to independence.
The Convict Cichlid. Some times called Zebra Cichlid, 2 facts are certain about these South American cichlids ...
Silver Dollar. Another compatible species for your Oscar aquarium, the silver dollar (Mylossoma pluriventre) is a peaceful, schooling fish that can be kept in groups of three to six with most other community tank species of similar size ...
The Bala Shark - Balantiocheilus melanopterus. Is this fish a good tank mate for your Oscars?What is Hole in the Head Disease (HITH, LLE), and how can I treat it?. Oscars, as well as other large cichlids, are commonly afflicted by hole in the head disease (HITH). The symptoms are easily recognizable – pitted areas or holes around the face and head area and along the lateral line of the fish ...
Because water changes are the first line of defense in dealing with problems such as disease, you want to be able to do large, frequent partial water changes during emergency periods. Article about the benefits of performing regular partial water changes ... read more
Fish produce toxic wastes (ammonia) that must be broken down by bacteria through biological filtration. Most fish deaths for first-time aquarium owners are a direct result of not understanding the nitrogen cycle and are completely avoidable. Understanding the nitrogen cycle ... read more
Breeding Clownfish: Breeding clowns is a very rewarding experience, and it's not nearly as hard as you might think. Obviously the first thing you need is a mated pair. There are several options to getting these.
Coral Reef: Although corals are often mistaken for rocks or plants, they are actually composed of tiny, fragile animals called polyps. A polyp is a spineless animal. Polyps can be the size of a pinhead while others are larger, sometimes a foot in diameter. One coral branch is covered by thousands of these animals.
Damselfish are often used to break in or cycle a new aquarium. It is important to remember that even though these fish are hardy and can handle the adverse conditions of a new aquarium, they may become quite aggressive among themselves, and toward other tankmates.
Sea Anemone: The long tentacles are equipped with stinging cells that paralyze prey. Anemones required excellent water conditions, moderate to strong current and intense lighting. A minimum light intensity of 10,000 lux is indispensable for them to survive and grow.
1. Perform regular maintenance on your filter to keep it clean
2. Properly treat all tap water before adding it to your aquarium
3. Rapid pH changes stress fish. Keep the pH of your aquarium's water stable
4. Select fish who are native to waters having a similar chemical properties (pH and GH) to your local tap water
5. Choose the fish to fit your aquarium: A fish needs enough space to swim freely, but the size of the aquarium and the temperature of the water also affect oxygen content and will determine the number of fish that you can held. lower oxygen levels mean fewer fish. The depth of the aquarium is not relevant to the oxygen content calculations; it is the surface area of the water that is important. Coldwater and all marine fishes consume proportionally more oxygen than their fellows freshwater fishes.