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5 Elements to Consider While Designing Your Custom Aquarium

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 Bruce Markey (October 28, 2014)  Custom aquarium is a growing trend or hobby where you have the liberty to choose and decide everything you need to build and place an aquarium in your house or your business place. However, it demands a great amount of research and planning before setting up your own custom designed aquarium as its relocation and replacement is highly impractical once it’s set up. From choosing .. (Fish)

Goldfish Care - 5 Dos and 5 Don'ts

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 Jewel Krist (April 20, 2012)  Goldfish care: 5 issues you need to do to maintain them completely happy 1. Do set up their aquarium before you buy any goldfish Do not buy goldfish and their residence within the pet retailer on the identical day. As an alternative, arrange the tank with gravel, decorations and a filter in good spot (one that is quiet, away from a window or radiator, and near an influence supply) and . (Fish)

A Reef Aquarium Has Many Advantages

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 Brad Roberts (February 27, 2012)  A Salt water aquarium requires special care and focus to maintain a healthy environment for all the marine animals that occupy residence there. There are lots of options for taking care of the tank as well as the water, however, many enthusiast will, at least, include some live rock samples because it's very decorative and provides natural biological filtration for the aquarium. Fiji .. (Fish)

Before Investing In A Saltwater Aquarium Know The Basics

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 Chickie Maxwell (February 13, 2012)  Saltwater aquariums can be beautiful additions to any home. There are many colorful fish choices, as well as plant and coral options. These setups take a bit more work than freshwater aquariums. They can also be more costly. Before deciding if a saltwater aquarium setup is something to invest in, be sure you know the basics of requirements and maintenance. Size Saltwater tanks should .. (Fish)

Add Settings to Your Aquarium with LED Lighting

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 Brad Roberts (January 26, 2012)  People keep aquariums for a variety of reasons. Whether you love having fish as pets or whether you consider your aquarium an attractive addition to your room, you might want to include some new features to your tank. A bit of driftwood may add visual interest and charm in your tank. Before you drop the first piece of wood you find in your tank though, seek advice from the local fish .. (Fish)

Places and ways to catch carp

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 Vladimir Suliz (December 08, 2011)  In August, the nights are cold and the water temperature for fish habitat - more comfortable. Bite is improving. At this time, begins to actively feed on carp. The correct definition of “point" release fish to feed, precise gear selection and nozzles - half the battle. Carp - one of the most cautious and strong river fish, which delivers a lot of trouble, and bright feelings when . (Fish)

Koi Fish Basics

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 Jane Sommerset (September 14, 2011)  Koi fish information is crucial if you want to make certain that they are healthy and happy. These magnificent fish are not simply the same as goldfish. They have their own particular needs. Koi have been known to live for over two hundred years. However, the average lifespan is about 25 years. Koi have been bred in Asia for centuries. These fish are not only wonderful colorful pets .. (Fish)

Useful Tips for Cleaning an Acrylic Aquarium

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 Dustin Williams (April 23, 2011)  Cleaning your acrylic aquarium can seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools the job can be safe for the tank and easy on you. Scratches can be avoided with the help of these useful tips to guide you through the process. * For cleaning the outside of your acrylic tank DO NOT use products that contain ammonia, alcohol, or abrasives such as Windex and other commercial cleaners. . (Fish)

6 Stupid Fishkeeping Mistakes

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 Andrea Gregson (April 15, 2011)  1. Not testing your aquarium water Unfortunately you can't tell much about the chemistry of your water just by looking at it, or by merely looking at your fish. After all, vodka is clear, but you can't keep fish in it. A set of aquarium test kits should be considered an essential purchase for any fishkeeper. You'll need ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH kits, but you can save money by .. (Fish)

Advantages Of Acrylic Aquariums Versus Glass Aquariums

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 Dustin Williams (April 15, 2011)  There are many questions one may ask when wanting to find a new fish tank. This article will answer one of those important questions: are acrylic aquariums better than glass aquariums? Explanations are provided on why acrylic is better for you the owner, and the life within the tank. There are many advantages to owning acrylic versus glass when it comes to aquariums. * Because of the .. (Fish)

All About Discus Fish - A History of Discus Fish

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 Chris Mollo (April 03, 2011)  The discus fish is a type of cichlid fish native to South America. In particular to the waters of the Amazon River. There are three species of these beautiful tropical fish. The common discus (known as Symphysodon aqueifasciatius), the Heckle discus fish (Sympysodon discus), and the newest species, known as the Symphysodon tarzoo. There is a disagreement among scientists about which .. (Fish)

Discus Fish Secrets - The Ultimate Discus Fish Secrets Review!

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 Chris Mollo (March 28, 2011)  In this Discus Fish Secrets review, I'm going to talk to you about an amazing new ebook called “Discus Fish Secrets". It was written by tropical fish enthusiast Rob Clark, and it contains just about everything you need to know about keeping and breeding healthy fish. If you are a tropical fish lover, you may already know about Discus Fish Secrets. It is currently the #1 selling .. (Fish)

What to Feed African Cichlid Fish?

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 Oscar Taylor (January 19, 2011)  For many of the newbies the fact that they think bringing up fish is easy is very wrong. African cichlid fish won't develop correctly if you make use of ordinary fish food for their diet and you should understand that it is not truly easy to nuture them. Not every African cichlids need the same diet plan. When looking at eating routine we can state that we are in front of four main .. (Fish)

The Various Methods To Deal with Discus Fish Diseases

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 Oscar Taylor (January 18, 2011)  Discus fish diseases are one of the points you need to realize not necessarily because you like to have an understanding on how to deal with all of them but likewise because you want to be aware of information on how to avoid all of them from approaching your discus fish. Gill fluke is actually one of the most common discus fish disease. This is pretty popular discus fish disease and .. (Fish)

Your Reef Aquarium Fish Like To Be Healthy

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 Brad Roberts (December 28, 2010)  There are times when your saltwater fish will fall ill. Here are some useful tips on how you can nurse a sick salt water fish back to health. Quarantine Once you suspect a fish of being ill, place it under quarantine right away. This often means transferring the ill salt water fish into a tank of its own so that you avoid infecting the rest of the fish in the tank. Placing an ill fish . (Fish)

Cichlid Fish Tanks Information

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 Oscar Taylor (December 16, 2010)  Aquarium owners today really like cichlids. This fish is highly smart and when necessary he will find ways to catch your attention. They're fantastic fish to have around however there are a few facts that you do need to know regarding them whenever choosing tanks. Let's now talk regarding various cichlid fish tanks facts which are essential. Even just in the event which you see that .. (Fish)

Discussing The Various Types of Discus Fish

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 Oscar Taylor (December 10, 2010)  Discus fish are one of the most popular tropical aquarium fish. Popular for their features, tones, and color, they are undoubtedly one of the best sought out fish at present. There are two distinct classes involving discus fish kinds, the natural, wild discus fish and the cultivated ones. Among the normal discus fish types is the Heckel Discus which appears a darkish stripe down the .. (Fish)

About Wild Discus Fish

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 Oscar Taylor (November 18, 2010)  The greatest way to understand wild Discus fish would be learn out what is meant by the term tropical, because that term is the often most associated term for wild Discus fish. In the strict sense of the word, tropical means the portion of the earth that lies between the tropics, but points are never that easy. . That is why discus fish also like hot weather. Species of the wild .. (Fish)

What You Can Learn From a Carolina Aquarium Community

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 Veronica Davis (May 18, 2010)  Joining the Carolina aquarium community is a good start if you're thinking about setting up your first aquarium. The Carolinas are home to a large number of fish, sea life and sea plants. It's only natural that there are lots of Carolinians who are very knowledgeable about fish. Of course, the beauty of the internet is that you can live anywhere in the world and still makw frinds with .. (Fish)

Reverse Osmosis Systems for Aquarium Water Quality

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 Tai Pham (December 01, 2009)  Ever wonder why your friend’s fish tank is cleaner than yours? Or how come you have to clean twice as much as him when you both use the same products and have the same kind of fish? It’s probably because he is using some type of water filter but not just any kind – it’s most likely a reverse osmosis (ro) system. A reverse osmosis system will remove a very good .. (Fish)

What Are Some Discus fish Secrets?

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 Mike Hickmon (June 04, 2009)  Discus fish are quite a shy species of fish and they prefer their environment to have lots of places to hide in as well as for the tank to be kept in a quiet area of the house away from noisy places. The secret to keeping discus fish lies in the diet, the environment and believe it or not, the water is a very important discus fish secret. Discus fish secrets are not difficult to come .. (Fish)

How to Take Care of Betta Fish

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 Mike Hickmon (June 04, 2009)  Betta fish, also known as Betta Splendens and Siamese fighting fish can be popular pets because they are friendly, interactive and can have low costs for maintenance and care. Betta fish can live for up to four years and there are some simple steps that you can follow in how to take care of betta fish so that your fish will stay happy and healthy and with you for a long time. Before .. (Fish)

Dalmatian Molly in the Tropical Aquarium

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 Cybil Frost (January 16, 2009)  Each Dalmatian Molly pattern is unique, some having more black spots than others and some being much more white. Their bodies are chunky with rounded fins, except for the male's anal fin, which is pointed. They can grow up to 4-inches in length. Although Dalmatian Mollies have peaceful temperaments, they do get a bit nippy. Provide them with plenty of sturdy plant life for nibbling to .. (Fish)

Setting Up Saltwater Aquariums - Beginner Tips For New Saltwater Tanks

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 Darin Sewell (January 14, 2009)  Anyone interested in setting up saltwater aquariums is more then likely nervous and over whelmed with the amount of work involved in the process. As hard as they seem saltwater aquariums are not as hard as they look, they just need to be planned and set up correctly. The tips below will cover some of the more common areas beginners make mistakes in. Tips For a Successful Saltwater Tank . (Fish)

Too Much Algae in Your Tropical Fish Tank?

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 Owen James (January 13, 2009)  Too much algae ruins the tropical fish tank hobby for many people. The green slime coats the glass, plants, and gravel, and a beautiful fish tank is turned into an ugly embarrassment. Don't give up! Here's a five-point plan for dealing with too much algae in your tropical fish tank. 1. Remove as much algae as you can You know when you can hardly see your tropical fish, too much algae .. (Fish)

Beginner Saltwater Aquarium Tips For Anyone Wanting a Successful Saltwater Aquarium

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 Darin Sewell (January 13, 2009)  Setting up a new salt water aquarium is very fun and exciting hobby. It is also a hobby that can be fairly expensive and rushing into it can wind up costing you more then you need to. Below you will see some useful tips that will help you have a successful saltwater tank. Avoid Small Tanks- As neat as they seem those small aquariums are nothing but trouble. They are not stable, will .. (Fish)

Saltwater Aquarium Care - Hidden Dangers to Avoid When Doing Saltwater Aquarium Maintenance

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 Darin Sewell (January 13, 2009)  Performing proper and consistent saltwater aquarium care is a crucial part to having a successful marine aquarium and many people realize this. But what many people do not realize is that there are dangers that you must avoid when doing saltwater aquarium maintenance. Common Marine Aquarium Dangers and How To Avoid them Electrical Danger- All equipment that is used in your aquarium is .. (Fish)

Tips in Setting-Up a Saltwater Aquarium

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 David Urmann (January 12, 2009)  An aquarium is a vivarium consisting of at least 1 transparent side, keeping water-dwelling animals and plants inside. These aquariums can hold fish, amphibians, invertebrates, aquatic plants, and marine mammals. Aquariums have two types, namely; the saltwater aquariums and the fresh water aquariums. A saltwater aquarium is harder to maintain because marine fishes and other saltwater .. (Fish)

Aquarium Tanks For Today

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 Angie Atkins (January 12, 2009)  Aquarium tanks can be a nice environment for a large number of different fish life, amphibians and even numerous varieties of beautiful plants. The specific items that you will be planning to place inside the tank will play a large factor into determining which type of tank will be the best choice for you. After making this important decision, you will then need to make a list of all of . (Fish)

Saltwater Aquariums - A Beginner's Guide

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 David Urmann (January 12, 2009)  More and more people are starting to pick up the hobby of maintaining saltwater aquariums. They are drawn to its more natural look, colorful and wide variety of marine life. Freshwater fish are generally collected from streams, rivers, lakes and ponds while saltwater fish are found in seas and oceans. Saltwater life has a stable environment that they cannot easily adapt to the major .. (Fish)

A Well-Balanced Saltwater Fish Tank

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 David Urmann (January 12, 2009)  Saltwater tanks are more difficult to maintain because marine life inside has little tolerance to fluctuations. They are used to a stable habitat underwater. Therefore, the key to maintaining saltwater aquarium is copying the general conditions of the sea to your tank such that the marine fishes hardly notice the difference. It is very useful to study marine life and science of it to .. (Fish)

Basic Salt Water Aquarium Setup - Overview of an Inexpensive Saltwater Aquarium System

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 Darin Sewell (January 11, 2009)  Many people do not get to experience the enjoyment of saltwater tanks because they think all saltwater aquariums are expensive to setup. The article below will help you see that the truth is that you can have a basic salt water aquarium setup without paying a lot of money. The Tank- The best size would be right around 40 gallons. These tanks are not very expensive but still offer a .. (Fish)

What is Needed For a Sucessful Saltwater Aquarium - Critical Setup Tips For Saltwater Tanks

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 Darin Sewell (December 23, 2008)  Many people attempt to set up a successful saltwater aquarium only to be let down by dying fish, algae growth and ultimate failure. These people often leave the hobby frustrated and tell everyone how hard saltwater tanks are. Most of these failures could have been avoided if they knew a few critical pieces of advice that are listed below. What Is Needed For a Successful Saltwater .. (Fish)

What it Takes to Have a Successful Marine Aquarium Setup

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 Darin Sewell (December 23, 2008)  Having a successful marine aquarium requires not only a good solid set up but also some personal attributes that will ultimately determine if your saltwater tank is a beautiful thriving system or an algae filled fish killer!Listed below are some critical traits you will need to have or develop if you want a thriving saltwater system. What You Will Need For a Successful Marine Aquarium . (Fish)

Tips For Choosing the Right Aquarium Canister Filter For Your Saltwater Aquarium

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 Darin Sewell (December 22, 2008)  When it comes to filtration methods for saltwater aquariums the canister filter ranks up at the top of the list. They do a great job, are easy to use and are generally affordable. However not all canister filters are the same. Below you will see some simple tips to help you when shopping for canister filters for your saltwater aquarium. Tips For Picking The Right Filter Setup .. (Fish)

Good Algae Eating Saltwater Fish That Will Help Keep Your Saltwater Aquarium Algae Free

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 Darin Sewell (December 22, 2008)  if you keep a saltwater tank then you probably have experienced the frustration of dealing with saltwater aquarium algae. Even with the best equipment and intense maintenance you will never remove all the nuisance algae from your tank, but with the help of some algae eating saltwater fish you can keep it to very minimum levels. Great Algae Eating Saltwater Fish For Your Saltwater Tank .. (Fish)

Tips For Setting Up a Saltwater Aquarium the Right Way So Your Marine Fish Thrive

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 Darin Sewell (December 22, 2008)  Setting up a saltwater aquarium can seem like a huge and difficult tasks to accomplish. But with the right advice and information setting up a saltwater aquarium can be a enjoyable and easy task.below you will see some important things to consider when you are planning your new saltwater tank. Important Planning Tips For New Saltwater Tanks Research the fish you think you will want to .. (Fish)

How to Do Marine Aquarium Water Changes and Not Harm Your Fish

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 Darin Sewell (December 22, 2008)  Marine aquarium water changes are part of the basic maintenance tasks that must be performed on a regular basis to have a saltwater tank that is not only clean and clear but also full of healthy vibrant fish. Water changes are not difficult to perform but there are a few things that need to be done to make sure that you do not harm your fish in the process. Tips For Successful Marine .. (Fish)

Tips For a Successful Fish Only Saltwater Aquarium That Your Saltwater Fish Will Thrive In

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 Darin Sewell (December 21, 2008)  Setting up a saltwater aquarium setup to be a fish only saltwater aquarium is much more easy then if you were trying to keep live coral in your tank along with the fish. But even with just fish you still need to set it up right to avoid potential problems down the road. Listed below you will see some great tips for setting up your fish only saltwater aquarium for long term success. .. (Fish)

What You Need to Know About Marine Aquarium Circulation

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 Darin Sewell (December 20, 2008)  Having adequate marine aquarium circulation is critical to the success of your tank and to the health of your fish. Unfortunately most new saltwater aquarium keepers do not set their tanks up right and have poor circulation that can lead to a variety of problems. Problems Associate With Low Aquarium Circulation Algae Growth- When the current in the tank is not strong enough to keep .. (Fish)

Types of Aquarium Filters - Examining Saltwater Aquarium Filtration Systems

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 Darin Sewell (December 20, 2008)  Choosing the right aquarium filters for your saltwater tank is a big part of the setup process and also one that people frequently get wrong. An undersized aquarium filter can lead to alot of problems including algae, sick fish and constant problems in the tank. Below you will see an overview of common aquarium filters and the tanks they should be use on. Types Of Saltwater Aquarium .. (Fish)

The Truth About Goldfish Care

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 Elijah Bitson (December 20, 2008)  When you talk about goldfish with some people the first thing that come into their mind is that goldfish is a very fragile fish and is always prone to diseases. What if I tell you this is not the case and that there are some tips to care for goldfish. I have been working in a pet shop with all kind of goldfish around me and if goldfish was a fragile fish it will be a long time that the .. (Fish)

Should You Kill Algae in a Saltwater Aquarium Or Reduce it Slowly With These Algae Reducing Tips?

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 Darin Sewell (December 19, 2008)  Algae is one of the most common problems that owners of saltwater tanks have to deal with. It is also the most frustrating because nothing can take away from the beauty of your tank tank faster then saltwater aquarium algae can. What Causes Saltwater Aquarium Algae To Grow Algae can be traced back to one main component and that is excess nutrients in the aquarium water. Without these .. (Fish)

10 Marine Aquarium Setup Tips That Will Help You Have a Stunning Saltwater Aquarium

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 Darin Sewell (December 19, 2008)  When setup the right way a marine aquarium setup is a great way to add a relaxing hobby to your life as well as beauty to any room in our home. But when setup incorrectly a marine aquarium setup can turn into an algae filled fish killing money sucking nightmare. Below you will find some simple tips for setting up your saltwater aquarium. While these tips may not seem that earth .. (Fish)

Get Rid of Marine Aquarium Algae Fast With These Saltwater Algae Reducing Tips

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 Darin Sewell (December 19, 2008)  A saltwater aquarium full of nasty green algae is not only an eye sore but also a cause of stress for the tans owner. Luckily most marine aquarium algae problems can be solved with the right approach and patience. The tips below will help you get rid of marine aquarium algae fast. Understand The Problem First Before you begin to wage war on algae you must first realize why you have it .. (Fish)

Beginner's Guide to Different Types of Goldfish

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 Jake D (December 18, 2008)  Most people are familiar with the type of goldfish you can win at your county fair. However, there are many different types of goldfish. Some of the various species include Shubunkin, Black Moors, Common, and Comet. This article will discuss some of the different types of goldfish. Common Common goldfish are very hardy, so they're excellent for beginners. You can keep them in an .. (Fish)

Tips on Caring For Goldfish

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 Jake D (December 18, 2008)  If you're thinking about breeding goldfish, then you will soon have some fry to care for. There are a few things you need to know about caring for goldfish. They are very fragile, so you can easily cause harm. This article will give you a few tips on how to care for them properly. Water When they're born, they measure about 1/8 inch and are very fragile. The water in the tank that you .. (Fish)

Saltwater Aquarium Care - Three Important Tasks That Will Keep Your Saltwater Tank Clean and Clear

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 Darin Sewell (December 18, 2008)  Saltwater aquarium care is not rocket science, it is just some simple tasks done on a regular schedule. Below you will see the three most important things you can do to make sure your saltwater tank stays in top shape. Three Important Tasks That Will Keep Your Saltwater tank Crystal Clear. Water Changes- Possibly the most important task that you can do to keep your saltwater aquarium . (Fish)

Three Tips For Buying Saltwater Fish That Are Healthy

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 Darin Sewell (December 18, 2008)  Keeping a saltwater aquarium is an expensive hobby and most of that expense comes from the price of the fish. Many times fish keepers will bu a prized fish only to be let down because it died a few days or weeks later. Many times this could have been prevented if the person buying the fish new some simple tips on buying saltwater fish. Tips For Buying Saltwater Fish That Are Healthy .. (Fish)

Goldfish Illnesses - A Look at Common Diseases in Goldfish

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 Jake D (December 17, 2008)  If you keep a goldfish long enough, he's probably going to get sick at some point. There are a variety of goldfish illnesses that can affect your pet. They can usually be prevented by maintaining proper water conditions, but this is not always the case. This article will discuss some of the most common diseases in goldfish. Swim Bladder Disorder Your fish's swim bladder is an .. (Fish)




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