5 Aquarium Fish You Should Carefully Consider Before Purchasing

5 Aquarium Fish You Should Carefully Consider Before Purchasing

While all the fish in this list are unique in look and appearance, they have fairly regimented requirements. Finding a good local fish store is one of the true keys to success in keeping happy and healthy aquariums. One way...
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Bamboo Shrimp

Bamboo Shrimp

Learn how to successfully keep a bamboo shrimp in a community aquarium. Q. I am 14 and have kept freshwater fish for more than six years now. I have a 10-gallon saltwater aquarium with one engineer goby, a 10-gallon quarantine...
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Ghost Shrimp Aquarium Care

Ghost Shrimp Aquarium Care

Q. A friend of mine put some ghost shrimp in a tank of big fish. It was horrible to watch them run for their lives. I asked if he could spare two for me, and he did. Now I don’t know...
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Designer Shrimp: A New Aquarium Niche

Designer Shrimp: A New Aquarium Niche

It continues to astound me how quickly a niche can develop in the aquarium hobby/industry, and one such niche that is exploding right now is filled with the new “designer” shrimp. The proliferation of these little crustaceans is being driven...
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Keeping And Breeding Dwarf Freshwater Shrimp

Keeping And Breeding Dwarf Freshwater Shrimp

Your mission is to achieve and maintain a healthy shrimp colony through successful breeding. Dwarf freshwater shrimp and nano aquariums (the two of which are often associated) are rapidly growing Known as “neos,” Neocaridina species can thrive in a...
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Can you Keep Arapaima in Fish Aquariums ?

Can you Keep Arapaima in Fish Aquariums ?

Arapaima in Fish Aquariums Q. My wife and I recently set up a 200-gallon South American habitat aquarium I can think of no fish more exciting to stock it with than the largest fish of them all, the arapaima. What...
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Choosing a Knifefish For Your Aquarium

Choosing a Knifefish For Your Aquarium

The array of adaptations that have evolved in fish has resulted in their ability to inhabit a wide range of different habitats — even if there’s water-only part of the year, there are usually fish. As fish hobbyists, we are...
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Innovations in the Aquarium Hobby

Innovations in the Aquarium Hobby

Fishkeeping has experienced a lot of progress throughout the past 20 years. We take a look at the innovations and changes that have affected the hobby in the last couple decades, as well as look forward to the next 20...
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How to Set Up a Fish Tank

What aquarium setup is right for you? As with many things in life, one person’s definition of “ideal” will differ from another’s. With an aquarium, it not only has to be ideal for the hobbyist (and family), but the tank...
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Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 5

Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 5

Colombian Tetra / Red-Blue Columbian Tetra Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon columbianus Size: 2 ½” to 3” Temperature: 70 – 76 degrees Fahrenheit Alkalinity: Moderate Origin: Acandi River Basin, Colombia The Colombian Tetra (also known as the Red-Blue Col...
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Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 3

Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 3

Bronze Cory Scientific Name:  Corydoras aeneus Family: Callichthyidae Size: 3 inches Temperature: 74 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit; for spawning, temperatures of 75 to 79 degrees are preferred Alkalinity: not particular Origin: South America In the wild, mos...
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Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 4

Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 4

Catfish Catfish are very recognizable and popular aquarium inhabitants. They belong to the order Siluriformes and include a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater catfish families. Most aquarium species are benthic in nature and are instantly recognizable fo...
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Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 2

Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 2

Bala Shark Also known as the tricolor shark or silver shark, the young Bala shark is a staple item in most aquarium stores. However, this fish is a poor choice for most aquaria. The Bala shark (the name is an...
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Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 1

Aquarium Fish Species Profile-Part 1

African Jewelfish The jewelfishes from Africa are some of the most beautiful, and most bellicose, of the cichlids. While bimaculatus was the original jewelfish introduced into the hobby many years ago, there are now a number of other species available. They.....
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Kadaknath (Karinkozhi) : A Breed of Chicken

Kadaknath (Karinkozhi) : A Breed of Chicken

Small Intro about Eggs –  Eggs have been eaten by humans for thousands of years. The female animals of many different species produce eggs, but by far the most common choice for consumption is the egg of the chicken. Eggs...
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How to do Fish-less Cycling in Aquaponics ?

How to do Fish-less Cycling in Aquaponics ?

Aquaponics fishless cycling is a method of starting up your Aquaponics farming system without using fish. When you first start an Aquaponics system, there will be no bacteria. Bacteria are crucial in the running of the system, as they are...
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Which are the best Discus Fish foods ?

Which are the best Discus Fish foods ?

When discus fish are still young, they require constant feeding. Baby discus will eat 10 to 12 times per day. Young fish will eat up to 5 times per day. Adult discus fish, on the other hand, eat 2 to...
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Aquaponics – The New Way of Growing Plants

Aquaponics – The New Way of Growing Plants

Aquaponics – The New Way of Growing Plants – Fast This is one of the most common questions around people who first learn about aquaponics. If you do not change the water, nor clean it in any way, what happens...
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Basics of Aquaponics Fish, Grow Bed and Profit

Basics of Aquaponics Fish, Grow Bed and Profit

Aquaponics Grow Bed The aquaponics grow bed is one of the two main components of an Aquaponics farming system, the other being the fish tank. The grow bed houses the plants and the bacteria responsible for breaking down the fish...
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Aquaponic Gardening – The Advantages

Aquaponic Gardening – The Advantages

Aquaponic gardens can give you lots of fresh vegetables and tasty fish, they are great for any type of home as well as for any age and occupation you may have. However, they will not take care of themselves! It...
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