Category: Fishes

Saltwater Aquarium Kits: Types and Setups for New Fish Hobbyists

Saltwater aquarium set-up Fun, fascinating saltwater aquariums make a great hobby for the whole family. Thanks to recent innovation and increased knowledge about the care of captive marine fish and invertebrates, keeping a saltwater aquarium is easier than ever. If you are looking to set up a saltwater aquarium, consider an all-inclusive aquarium package that contains the equipment you need for a successful start.
How to Help Your New Goldfish Thrive
How to Help Your New Goldfish Thrive
Hawn The arrival of a new goldfish brings excitement, anticipation, and joy, but coupled with those happy feelings comes a strong sense of responsibility. After all, it's up to you to ensure that your goldfish is happy and safe in your home, so follow these tips to help your goldfish thrive in their new surroundings.
How Much Do You Think You Know About Goldfish
How Much Do You Think You Know About Goldfish
Goldfish.jpg How much do you think you know about goldfish? Taking care of this popular pet is not always as simple as you might think. Are you an amazing goldfish pet parent? Let's take a look at the ever-popular goldfish: Goldfish ("Carassius auratus") are one of the most common pet types in the world and are one of the most commonly kept acquarium fish.
Great Fish for Freshwater Aquariums
Great Fish for Freshwater Aquariums
Neon-tetras-h.jpg Ready to set up your freshwater aquarium? Let's get started: Which fish should you choose for your freshwater aquarium? Even if a new aquarium has completed the nitrogen cycle, which is a sequence of biological reactions necessary for sustaining plants and fish, its environment may fluctuate.
Butterflyfish
Butterflyfish
Butterflyfish belong to the Chaetodontidae family and are classified into 11 genera which consist of Amphichaetodon, Chaetodon, Chlemon, Clelmonops, Coradion, Forcipiger, Hemitaurichthys, Heniochus, Johnrandallia, Parachaetodon, and Prognathodes. Most of these fish reach an adult size of six inches in an aquarium, and they can grow to almost 12 inches in length in the wild.
Collecting and Handling Aquarium Fish: A Look at the Marine Industry
Collecting and Handling Aquarium Fish: A Look at the Marine Industry
Collection and handling When asked where ornamental marine fish come from, the response for many would be either the "ocean" or the local pet store. Though it may seem like a simple question with a simple answer, many hobbyists are becoming more aware that the answer is not quite that simple. Knowing where your marine fish comes from is important.
Cardinalfish
Cardinalfish
Cardinalfish belong to the Apogonidae family. The genera of available fish in this group include Apogon, Sphaeramia, and Pterapogon. The average size of most Cardinalfish in an aquarium is two inches. In the wild, the largest member of this family of fish reaches an adult size of six inches in length.
How to Choose the Right Fish for Your Freshwater Aquarium
How to Choose the Right Fish for Your Freshwater Aquarium
Most beginning aquarium owners are soon overwhelmed with the large number and variety of decisions required when setting up a new aquarium. The owner must decide on the type, size, and location of the tank; whether it will be freshwater or saltwater; live or plastic plants; types of filters, heaters, lights, and food; and a hundred other technical questions that must be answered for designing a properly operating tank.
Koi & Other Pond Fish
Koi & Other Pond Fish
Pond Fish will add drama and brilliance to your backyard haven, with their wonderful personalities and intriguing patterns and colors. Pond fish can withstand a wide range of temperature and water conditions provided there is sufficient oxygenation and proper filtration. Fancy Goldfish are well suited for the smaller garden pond, but must be brought indoors during the winter months and housed in an aquarium.
Four Things You Didn't Know About Freshwater Aquarium Fish
Four Things You Didn't Know About Freshwater Aquarium Fish
Maybe you think you know a lot about freshwater aquarium fish. After all, you know that they shouldn't be overfed; you know that their aquarium requires regular water changes, and you know that the water must be the appropriate temperature. But there may be a few things that you didn't know about freshwater aquarium fish.
Common Aquarium Fish Fungal Infections: Causes and Treatment
Common Aquarium Fish Fungal Infections: Causes and Treatment
Fungal infections are among the most common diseases seen in tropical fish. Because fungal spores are found in all fish tanks, they can quickly colonize and create problems in stressed, injured, or diseased fish. Poor water quality can also lead to an increase in fungal infections in an otherwise healthy fish population.
Hogfish
Hogfish
Hogfish belong to the Labridae family. All these fish are classified in the genus Bodianus. Most Hogfish reach a size of around seven inches in an aquarium, and the largest member of this family reaches over 30 inches in the wild. These fish are in the same family as Wrasse, and are closely related to Parrotfish.
Feed a Balanced Fish Diet: Staple Diets, Supplemental Food, and Vitamin Supplements
Feed a Balanced Fish Diet: Staple Diets, Supplemental Food, and Vitamin Supplements
Why your fish need both quality foods and supplements on a regular basis Quality foods and supplements can make a difference in the quality of their lives No single food can provide all of the nutrients your fish need - protein, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals - in the forms each species prefer.
Angelfish, Large
Angelfish, Large
Marine Large Angelfish belong to the Pomacanthidae family, and are classified into seven different genera which include: Pomacanthus, Holacanthus, Pygoplities, Apolemichthys, Euxiphipops, Chaetodontoplus, and Genicanthus. Some Angels in this group undergo drastic color changes from juvenile to adult patterns.
Aquarium Temperature Changes: How They Affect Your Fish
Aquarium Temperature Changes: How They Affect Your Fish
Consider This Case Even though an aquarium heater may be set at 75 F, if a room reaches 90 F during the day, the water may also increase to 90 F. The temperature could increase even more if the aquarium includes pumps, lights, or other electrical equipment. If that night the room temperature drops into the 70s, the water in the tank could drop to 75 F.
Clownfish
Clownfish
Clownfish belong to the Pomacentridae family and the Amphiprioninae subfamily. The majority of these fish belong to the genus Amphiprion. Clownfish are very hardy and among the most common fish associated with marine aquariums. Clownfish are similar to Damselfish and both of these fish are classified in the same family.
Ich in Freshwater Fish: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention
Ich in Freshwater Fish: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention
Fish in tank Ich (ick) is the most common disease of all freshwater and marine aquarium fish. Anyone that keeps fish for any period of time will eventually have fish that develop ich. Many hobbyists consider this disease to be just a common nuisance but the reality is that ich is probably responsible for more fish deaths than just about any other disease.
How to Acclimate Saltwater Fish, Invertebrates, and Live Corals to your Aquarium
How to Acclimate Saltwater Fish, Invertebrates, and Live Corals to your Aquarium
You have invested valuable time and money researching the habitat requirements of the fish and corals you wish to house. Naturally, you want to protect this investment by executing a proper acclimation process once the specimens arrive at your door. The purpose of acclimation is simple: the water that the fish or corals are packaged in has different temperature, pH, and salinity parameters than your aquarium.
Saltwater Fish Nutrition: Suggested Herbivore, Omnivore, and Carnivore Diets
Saltwater Fish Nutrition: Suggested Herbivore, Omnivore, and Carnivore Diets
When choosing a food, the first thing you need to know is what type of diet is natural to your fish. All fish fit into one of three categories: Herbivore a plant eater Carnivore a meat eater Omnivore a consumer of both plants and meaty foods (the vast majority of aquarium fish fit into this category) Many of the staple diets do a very good job of providing a broad range of essential nutrients required for good health.
Marine Fish Nutrition: Nutritional Deficiencies and Types of Food for Saltwater Fish
Marine Fish Nutrition: Nutritional Deficiencies and Types of Food for Saltwater Fish
Symptoms of Nutritional Deficiencies Darkening of body or fins Reddening of body and fins Color loss Fin erosion Lateral line erosion Lower jaw erosion Skin lesions Increased sensitivity to bacterial infections Slow wound repair Hemorrhaging of the gills Changes in blood chemistry Cloudy eyes Exophthalmos Weight loss Atrophying musculature Rapid breathing Loss of appetite Poor growth Convulsions Loss of equilibrium Erratic swimming Spiral swimming Mortality As with humans, or any other animal, a poor diet can equate to general ill health and greater susceptibility to pathogens.
Decrease Aggression Between Fish
Decrease Aggression Between Fish
Q. I plan to add a powder blue tang to my 120-gallon saltwater aquarium which already contains a dominant purple tang. Is there any way I can decrease the aggression between these two fish? A. The ideal situation for incorporating two or more aggressive fish of the same species is to add them simultaneously.