Category Archives: Aquatic Pets

Tetra Fish Info: 5 Most Popular Tetra Fish Types

Tetras make up the most popular groups of fish for small freshwater home aquariums. They are the most requested fish because you can get a large variety of colorful active and hardy Tetra fish types, and have them all in a freshwater aquarium full of other tank mates. They are inexpensive, friendly, easy to feed…
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Angelfish – General Care and Breed Info

Angelfish have long been a staple of the aquarium hobby due to their elegant appearance and graceful movements, and with new varieties consistently becoming available, they make an excellent choice for many home aquarists. I for one have always believed that angelfish truly deserve the common name that they were given. They have an aquatic…
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Ocellaris Clownfish Info and Care

Fortunately for those of us who enjoy keeping Ocellaris clownfish, they are quite easy to keep healthy and happy in a well maintained aquarium. In captivity, False Percula Clownfish can live for over a decade and will grow to almost become part of the family. They are active, engaging fish and will follow you as…
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White Cloud – Fish Guide

Quick Stats Minimum Tank Size: 10 Gallons Care Level: Very Easy Water Conditions: 6.0-8 and Moderately Hard to Hard Temperature: 18–26 °C (64–79 °F) Maximum Size: 1.5 inches (4cm) The white cloud minnow (Tanichthys alonubes), also known as the poor man’s neon tetra, is a hardy and attractive cold-water fish. They are often mistakenly sold…
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Stress in Fish – Learn Symptoms and Help Your Fish

You may gaze into your aquarium sometimes and think about what a peaceful life it must be. After all, fish get to swim around all day in a beautiful tank and get fed and cared for by their owner. Though it seems odd, the truth is that fish can get stressed in much the same…
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Geckos as Pets – Colorful Reptiles

Geckos are a wonderfully interesting pet and come in all sizes and colors. Geckos are small lizards found in warm climates throughout the world. There are over a thousand different species of gecko lizards, and they boast endless colors and patterns. Geckos have several unique characteristics, including the chirping vocalizations they use for social interaction. They…
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The Water Garden – Care & Feeding of Pond Fish

Keeping fish is a natural part of having a water garden. In addition to their appeal as pets they are a part of your pond's ecosystem. In order to maintain the health of your fish some basic precautions are necessary. It is important to keep the right amount of fish for the pond size, feed…
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Health Issues – Monitoring Your Turtle

Knowing how to tell if your turtle is healthy is a very important skill you should learn. As with any other pet, it’s important to keep a watch on your turtle and his health. Turtles are less conventional pets though and this may not be as simple as, say, telling if your dog is sick. There…
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Guppy – Millions Fish

Fancy Guppies are the best known and most popular aquarium fish--and no two look the same! Guppies, Poecilia reticulata, also known as Millions Fish, are an all-time favorite of both beginning and experienced fish keepers. Their coloration is as individual as a fingerprint, making each specimen a unique work of art. Fancy varieties are exquisitely…
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All You Need to Know About Goldfish

Many historians believe goldfish were the first fish to be raised as pets from as far back as 800 AD in China. In ancient China, they were considered a symbol of wealth and were kept in ornamental bowls and water ponds. People soon realized that goldfish could recognize their humans and would exhibit social behaviors.…
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Neon Tetra -Fish Guide

The Neon Tetra is the most popular of all aquarium fishes The Neon Tetra Paracheirodon innesi, has a long history in the aquarium hobby. It created a stir when first introduced in the 1930s and is still sought after by aquarium enthusiasts today. A school of flashing Neon Tetras makes a brilliant display and will liven…
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How to Care Fiddler Crabs

The Fiddler Crab is a fascinating crustacean known widely as a wonderful "alternative" pet. About Fiddler Crabs The group of crabs known as fiddler crabs actually encompasses over 90 species and subspecies of the genus Uca that come from a variety of locations. Males and females are quite easily distinguished by their claws - the…
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Fire Bellied Newts Care

Fire bellied newts are among the most commonly available amphibians at pet shops Appearance Fire Bellied Newts sometimes are also called the oriental fire bellied newt, and the dwarf fire bellied newt. The other member of this family of newts that has commonly been found in the pet trade is Cynops pyrrhogaster, or the Japanese…
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Aquatic Turtles Care

Aquatic turtles are personable, popular pets, however their upkeep can be labor intensive. Turtles are for the most part semi-aquatic. They spend most of their time in the water, but they still require a dry area where they may bask to warm themselves. The exceptions are the soft-shells, snapping turtles and Mata mata. These turtles rarely…
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Fire-Bellied Toads : Meet the Frogs

Fire-bellied toads are ideal first pet amphibians About Fire-Bellied Toads Fire-Bellied Toads toads are hardy little toads that are suitable for beginners. They are not difficult to care for, although they do take a fair amount of work to maintain. Native to southern and southeastern Asia, they are noted for their bright green and black coloration on…
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Thinking Of Keeping Tropical Fish?

Fish are hypnotic Lots of us can spend hours staring into the blue depths of an aquarium without getting bored. Both engaging and restful, aquariums are often lauded as one of the best stress busting tools around. It's no coincidence that decorative fish tanks can be found in offices, hotel lobbies and doctor and dental…
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