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DEALING WITH FUSSY FEEDERS

Feeding your fish is fun! Seeing an animal devour and reap the benefits of the diet you have chosen, made, caught or created is both enjoyable and rewarding. With that said, when the animal refuses to eat, panic soon ensues and what should have been a fun experience soon becomes a significant concern. While most of the common, commercially raised tropical fish kept in aquariums today are easy to feed, there are exceptions to [...]

2020-09-14T15:09:13-05:00September 14, 2020|FISH, PLANTS & CORALS, NUTRITION|

CLOWNFISH, MOST POPULAR MARINE FISH

If there was a marine aquarium fish that could be said to be the most popular, it would have to be the Clownfish. Clowns (aka anemone fish) consist of 30 species all belonging to the genus Amphiprion, with one exception being the Maroon (species biaculeatus), which belongs to the genus Premnas. Part of a sub-family of damselfish, the little Clownfish is as feisty and tough as they come. I once personally kept a pair [...]

2020-08-06T12:49:34-05:00August 6, 2020|FISH, PLANTS & CORALS, SALTWATER|

AQUARIUM SOIL SUBSTRATES

Soil has become a popular substrate option these days, particularly for aquascapers and shrimpkeepers as its size, structure, dark color and shape offer a striking natural canvas in an aquarium. Soil substrates are produced by means of a special manufacturing process that involves high pressure and heat, and that converts mineral-rich volcanic soil into lightweight, granular, voluminous substrates. Soil helps to support conditions that all aquarists hope for: crystal clear water and an abundance of [...]

2020-06-04T14:57:08-05:00June 4, 2020|FISH, PLANTS & CORALS, FRESHWATER, PLANT CARE|

FRESHWATER SHRIMP KEEPING

by Jesse De Luca  I have always been fascinated by invertebrates, and especially shrimp! Watching their skeletal movements and their quirky behaviours can keep me captivated for hours. I first began keeping shrimp years ago, when I kept Cherry shrimp (Neocaridina davidi) with some Celestial Pearl danios (Danio margaritatus) in a 10-gallon aquarium. I had seen some females carrying eggs and waited for babies with anticipation, but I learned quickly that the baby shrimp [...]

2020-01-29T14:06:22-05:00January 29, 2020|FISH, PLANTS & CORALS, FRESHWATER|

INSECTS IN FISH FOOD?

by Tom Sarac Most fish are omnivorous. They eat many things in nature and, in general, feed aggressively as their next meal is never a guaranteed event. This is a very important point to understand when feeding not only fish, but many other pets as well! Instinctually, it’s in an animal’s best interest to eat as much as possible at every opportunity. In captivity, where conditions are markedly different, this goes against their best [...]

2020-01-28T14:44:50-05:00January 3, 2020|FISH, PLANTS & CORALS, NUTRITION|