5 Things You Need to Know about Corydoras

KINGDOM: Animalia Phylum; Chordata CLASS: Actinopterygii ORDER: Siluriformes FAMILY: Callichthyidae SUBFAMILY: Corydoradinae GENUS: Corydora The name Corydoras is derived from the Greek word kory  (helmet) and doras (skin). Corydoras is a genus of freshwater catfish. They are widely distributed in most of the South American countries except in Panama. The species can be found from the…

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Reef Tank 101: How To Get Started

If you’re quite the fish lover, you might have already seen a couple of reef tanks first-hand. And seeing how beautiful they can be may inspire you to have your own version at home. A reef tank is the closest thing to the ocean that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home.…

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Why You Should Get A Fish

Pets, in general, are a great addition to a home. They love you as much as you love them, sometimes more. They cheer you up whenever you feel sad, and provide endless amusement. And not all animals that do those things are four-legged and fluffy. They can be scaley, snouted, winged, eight-legged, even water bound.…

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Common Fish Diseases

Fish are fairly hardy overall, especially if they have the proper living conditions. However, sometimes, despite your best efforts, at least one of your fish will become ill, probably with one of the more common fish diseases. If you have a sick fish, you will want to start by ruling out ICH, a fish disease…

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Solving Common Pond Problems

Finally, you have the pond of your dreams, but things aren’t quite as perfect as you wanted them to be. How do you keep your pond in good shape? Here are some common pond problems you may encounter and how you can solve them. Leakage If your pond seems to be losing a lot of…

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Setting up a Pond

Having a water feature in your yard can be so enjoyable and soothing. Of course, you’ll have some hard work ahead of you before you finish installing that new pond, but once you’re done, you’ll be glad you took the time to add a pond to your garden. If you are planning on setting up…

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Maintaining your Pond

Just like any other type of yard maintenance, pond maintenance varies with each season. These tips on maintaining your pond will help you keep it running well from season to season. Each spring, you’ll need to clean your pond thoroughly. If the pond is extremely dirty, you may need to actually catch the fish and…

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Keeping Koi

Koi are some of the most beautiful and graceful pond fish. These fish are quite intelligent and can become very tame over the years. With good care, they often live from 25 to 35 years and can live for as many as 200 years. However, the flashy Koi has some special requirements that make it…

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Adding Plants to Your Pond

Pond plants are such an important part of almost any pond. These plants add beauty to the pond and aid in maintaining a healthy environment for fish. In addition, plants provide food and shelter for the creatures that may reside in the pond. Pond plants include deep water plants, oxygenating plants, marginal plants, floating plants…

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Setting up a Saltwater Tank

A saltwater tank filled with colorful, vibrant fish can be such a peaceful and enjoyable addition to your home. However, these tanks are more challenging to set up and maintain than freshwater tanks. You will need specialized equipment to successfully own a saltwater tank. To begin setting up a saltwater tank, you will need to…

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