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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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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Setting up a Freshwater Tank

You finally got that freshwater tank you’ve been wanting and brought it home. Now, you just dump in some water and some fish, right? Actually, there’s a bit more to the process of setting up a freshwater tank than that. You will need to consider the type of tank or aquarium and the type of…

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How to Remove Algae from Your Tank

If your tank walls are so covered in green gunk that you can’t see your fish, it may be time to remove the algae from your tank. While algae can help keep your fish alive and healthy since it helps provide oxygen and can consume some of the excess nutrients in the tank, a little…

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How to Test Your Fish Tank’s Water

The most important thing in your fish’s environment is the water. If your fish tank has water that is too hot or cold, too acidic or alkaline, or unbalanced in any other way, your fish could die. In order to properly maintain your tank and keep your fish healthy and happy, you will need to…

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Good Choices for Your First Saltwater Tank

Getting your first saltwater tank can be such an exciting event. You will finally be able to sit and enjoy the soothing beauty of your aquarium. However, it can also be frustrating and a bit overwhelming. What equipment do you need? Which fish are best for beginners? Here are some tips to help you start…

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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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Freshwater Fish Tank or Saltwater Tank?

If you are purchasing your first aquarium, you may want to consider a freshwater tank. There are several reasons you should maintain a freshwater tank before moving on to a saltwater tank. Although a saltwater tank will provide you with the opportunity to have a variety of interesting fish, it will not be as easy…

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Cleaning your Aquarium

Suddenly, your crystal clear fish tank is looking a bit cloudy. In fact, you aren’t quite sure your fish are all still there, because the water isn’t clear enough for you to see them. When this happens, you have reached the point where your aquarium will need to be thoroughly cleaned before your fish become…

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