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The Ogon Koi: Truly One Of A Kind

The Ogon Koi: Truly One Of A Kind

If there ever was a famous variety of Koi, it is the Ogon. Simply categorized under the Hikarimono class, the categorization tells little about what makes them special and sets them apart from other fish. Hikari, meaning Shining and Mono, meaning One, make the Ogon Koi the Shining One.......[Read More]
How to Maintain a Goldfish With a 5-Gallon Tank

How to Maintain a Goldfish With a 5-Gallon Tank

Goldfish have been kept as ornamental pets for thousands of years. Related to the carp, this fish can grow up to a foot in length and live many years if well kept. Many authorities claim that each goldfish needs at least six gallons of water for proper health but it is possible to maintain a pet fis......[Read More]
Saltwater Live Rock For Your Aquarium

Saltwater Live Rock For Your Aquarium

Aquariums are a type of fish hobby that many people enjoy. From children to adults, keeping fish as pets can be a rewarding experience.......[Read More]
Freshwater Aquarium Lighting - An Illuminating Issue

Freshwater Aquarium Lighting - An Illuminating Issue

Choosing the wrong lighting for your freshwater aquarium could result in rampant algae growth and unstable water conditions. Learn what Kelvin ratings and wattage levels will work best for your setup before spending your hard earned cash on fixtures and bulbs that might not work for your tank setup!......[Read More]
How to Clean Aquarium Ornaments

How to Clean Aquarium Ornaments

Over time, your aquarium decorations can become covered in brown or green algae. This can be harmful for any plants or fish living in the aquarium. A dirty aquarium is also unpleasant to the eye and can leave visitors thinking that you don't take very good care of your fish. Cleaning your aquarium d......[Read More]
Essential Supplies For Taking Care Of Your Koi Pond

Essential Supplies For Taking Care Of Your Koi Pond

Many people find the sound of running water tranquil and relaxing, and so they choose to have koi ponds in their yard to enhance the landscape and find some enjoyment in listening to the sounds and watching the koi. However, maintaining a koi pond is not as easy as many think. You will need to do se......[Read More]
What Are the Unusual Charasteristics of a Puffer Fish?

What Are the Unusual Charasteristics of a Puffer Fish?

Puffer fish have spherical heads with long and tapered bodies ranging from one-inch to three-feet in length. They commonly reside in tropical ocean waters; however, a few types can be found in brackish or fresh water. Puffer fish can be found in a variety of colors, while some, with more muted tones......[Read More]
Designing an Aquarium - Consider These Factors

Designing an Aquarium - Consider These Factors

Finishing a room with an awe inspiring aquarium design doesn't just happen over night. Like many a piece of artwork, each nuance is carefully thought out ahead of time. One way to help ensure that your aquarium design turns out the way you want it is to contract with outside aquarium design fir......[Read More]
What Capacity Aquarium Is Best For An Eheim Canister Filter?

What Capacity Aquarium Is Best For An Eheim Canister Filter?

Aquariums with 600L and below capacity are best served by water filters from the Eheim brand. These aquarium devices are sure to bring you the optimal filtering experience and are sure to keep your fish's living conditions optimal. Currently, the Eheim canister filters are among the most common......[Read More]
How to Breed a Silver Lyretail Molly

How to Breed a Silver Lyretail Molly

Lyretail mollies are a variation of the sailfin molly. Sailfin mollies have large dorsal fins on their backs, giving them their name. Lyretail mollies also have these sail-like dorsal fins, as well as tail fins with extended edges that curve downward, resembling a lyre and giving them their name. Mo......[Read More]
10 Tips on Breeding Your Fancy Guppies

10 Tips on Breeding Your Fancy Guppies

It's good enough for a start to only have one or two guppy trios of the same species. You should have about 8 to 10 tanks in order to preserve a purely single strain.......[Read More]
The Care of Altum Angels

The Care of Altum Angels

Pterophyllum altum, also known as the altum angel or the deep angel, is no common angel fish. A rare find at a local pet shop or fish retailer, since they must be imported from their native habitat in Brazil or Venezuela, these expensive angels will adorn your tank with bright, beautiful colors. The......[Read More]
How to Install a Powerhead 402 in Aquariums

How to Install a Powerhead 402 in Aquariums

An undergravel filter is one of the simplest filtration systems you can set up in the home aquarium. Unfortunately, those filters do not always work as efficiently as they should, especially if the gravel is not cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. Adding a power head like the Powerhead 402 to......[Read More]
About Aquarium Cleaning Tools

About Aquarium Cleaning Tools

In established fish aquariums, the fish do a remarkable job of creating and maintaining their own ecosystem and balanced environment. But, care must be taken by the owner to ensure that the aquarium and water stays clean enough to maintain healthy living conditions for the fish. Some basic aquarium ......[Read More]
How to Care for Your Fish

How to Care for Your Fish

Fish need an optimal environment. These general guidelinesapply to most freshwater fish in pet stores but not to saltwateror tropical fish, which have different requirements.......[Read More]
Are Salt Water Fish Tanks Right For You?

Are Salt Water Fish Tanks Right For You?

If you are looking to recreate the magic of the sea, then salt water fish tanks are a great idea for your home. You will need sufficient space and the right location to house the tank. You should place it somewhere where it isn't in direct sunlight as the ocean protects its inhabitants from the......[Read More]
Types of Minnows for an Aquarium

Types of Minnows for an Aquarium

A school of minnows adds color and movement to your aquarium.aquarium fish image by Rade Cojbasic from Fotolia.com"Minnows" has generally come to mean any small, silvery, schooling fish. Technically, minnows are any fish in the family Cyprinidae, which includes several un-minnow-like fish.........[Read More]
Tips to Starting a Home Freshwater Aquarium

Tips to Starting a Home Freshwater Aquarium

So, you've decided to set up a home freshwater aquarium. You've seen them around and now you want to know how to set it up. The process is not that difficult and the rewards are well worth it. Firstly, you need to find out as much as you can about setting up a home freshwater aquarium.......[Read More]
How to Keep Starfish & Sea Cucumbers

How to Keep Starfish & Sea Cucumbers

Building a successful sea star (starfish have been scientifically reclassified as "sea stars") and sea cucumber environment requires research. Understanding how to create a conducive marine ecosystem takes expert advice. Many marine aquarists (name for salt water aquarium hobbyists) turn to books, m......[Read More]
DIY Aquarium Rocks

DIY Aquarium Rocks

While it is possible to spend mega bucks outfitting and decorating your aquarium with all varieties of store bought rock, there is a great deal of fun and satisfaction in collecting your own rocks. With natural rock, gluing them together into formations and caves, or using "frames" as a guide, is a ......[Read More]