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If you are customizing your aquarium to accommodate any variety of shark there are a few things you must keep in mind, especially for Sand Sharks and Catfish Shark. Here are some tips.
Rocks consist of a mix of different minerals that combined over time. Creek rocks are typically inert in water and normally have a smooth texture. They do not disintegrate or alter the chemical composition of water. Aquarium enthusiasts can find rocks of varying sizes in an average creek and can com
Ich is a ciliated protozoan that frequently infects fish tanks. Ich found in freshwater tanks is caused by the organism Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, while Cryptocaryon irritans infects saltwater aquariums. It manifests as white spots on a fish's skin and is among the most common causes of fish deat
If you have any desire to move beyond goldfish and guppies and into the exciting world of saltwater reef aquariums, you are going to have to tackle the basics of plumbing your aquarium. Many of the invertebrates you work with in a reef aquarium require a strong flow of water running constantly throu
The Odessa Barb, Puntius padamya, has been known to the aquarium hobby for many years, but was only described scientifically in 2008. The Odessa Barb first came to the attention of the Aquarium Hobby as coming from Odessa in the Ukraine. It is in the group of about 10 species related to the Rosy Bar
Sea anemones are brilliantly colored invertebrates, animals without a spine that make interesting additions to a saltwater aquarium. They have a foot that anchors them to rocks, a tube-shaped body, venomous tentacles they use to snare fish or other prey and a mouth in the center of the tentacles. Te
The nitrogen cycle is an extremely important process for starting as well as maintaining key biological functions in your tank. This allows for the proliferation of 'beneficial bacteria' in the aquarium and in the filter media. These microbes first convert ammonia to nitrite and then again
Tetras have a docile nature. They function well in community fish tanks as long as none of the other members of the community are overly aggressive. The tetras species are shoaling fish. They swim in groups. Therefore it is a good idea to add multiple tetras to your community tank. Four to six is pe
"Ick" is a nickname for Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, a common parasite of freshwater aquarium fish. Also known as white spot disease, infestations are simple to recognize because infected fish have white spots about the size of a grain of salt on their bodies and gills. The parasite goes through a
The Harlequin Rasbora is a peaceful, tropical freshwater fish that has shimmery, silver coloring with copper and red along the fins. It also has a characteristic black triangle marking in the center of its body, which combined with its other markings make it an attractive aquarium fish. This non-agg
Salt water aquarium fish require a lot more maintenance and care than their freshwater counterparts require.Certainly when it comes to caring for salt water aquarium fish, you need to take a number of factors into consideration first. In this article we offer some advice and information on things th
It is a well-known fact that the Koi come in a wide array of patterns and colors. The black ones are distinguished from the other varieties with their own coloring, and nothing more. These fish normally live about 25 - 35 years old, but they're known to live for as long as 200 hundred years!
A reef aquarium tank allows anyone to have a slice of the ocean sitting in their living room. But just setting up a tank and putting animals in it will not cut it, especially with areef aquarium. While it will be impossible to explain everything about a reef tank this article will look at the four m
Once you get your tank established, regular maintenance only takes a few minutes a day. With salt water fish, invertebrates or live coral, any issues need to be worked on immediately or the whole tank can soon be in jeopardy. Since a tank is such a small environment, keeping a chemical balance is cr