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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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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Good Choices for Your First Freshwater Tank

Setting up your first freshwater fish tank can be a fun and rewarding experience. However, it also can be challenging, especially if you start off with fish that are difficult to maintain. Luckily, there is not a shortage of hardy, inexpensive freshwater fish species. Finding good starter fish for your first aquarium is relatively easy.…

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Caring for Goldfish

The goldfish is probably one of the easiest fish species to care for. These fish can live for up to 50 years if they are well taken care of. The first thing you should consider when you are caring for your goldfish is the aquarium. You should buy a tank that has 10 gallons of…

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Caring for Bettas

Bettas, also known as Japanese fighting fish, are so beautiful that they don’t look quite real. You’ve probably seen these fish housed separately in tiny bowls at your local fish store. This is because male betas will fight with each other until there is only one male left. However, this is not a good way…

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Adding Fish to Your Aquarium

Your aquarium is set up and you’ve tested the water to be sure it is safe. Now, you are ready to run to the store and buy ten or fifteen colorful fish, right? Actually, if you want to have a happy, healthy environment for your fish, there’s a bit more to it than that. Before…

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