How to Care for Fish in a Freshwater Aquarium

Keeping fish as pets has a host of benefits, but they require good care. Click here to learn how to care for fish in a freshwater aquarium. Did you just buy a freshwater fish? First of all, that’s awesome!  Keeping fish as pets has a host of benefits, but they require quality care. We want…

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Things to Consider When Buying an Aquarium

There are many benefits to having an aquarium at home. Aside from giving your space extra interest or an added focus, it can also help reduce anxiety and stress levels. But before you go out to buy an aquarium, there are some things to consider before choosing one. You don’t want to have a bad…

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7 Tips to Keep Tropical Fish Healthy

If you were an animal-friendly child, we’re sure you’ve probably had a pet fish at least once in your life. However, when it comes to tropical and saltwater fish, it takes a little more than just some fish flakes and a goldfish bowl. These special craniate animals need a lot of care. The first step…

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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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