Why Do Fish Jump Out Of The Water?
The behavior of fish jumping out of the water, also known as “leaping,” is a fascinating phenomenon observed in many species of fish worldwide. From the small African butterflyfish to the sizeable Asian carp, fish jump out of the water for various reasons. While some fish species are known to jump out of the tank […]
Can Salt Water Fish Live in Freshwater?
If you are setting up an aquarium in your home, you might be wondering about stocking your tank and whether to create a saltwater tank or a freshwater tank. You might also be wondering whether you can mix and match the different species, or if this will cause problems. You can sometimes put saltwater fish […]
Bloated Cory Catfish
Introduction If you have cory catfish in your aquarium, knowing how to look after them and how to tell when they are unwell is critical, because otherwise you may end up with an aquarium full of dead fish on your hands. However, it isn’t always easy to work out when something is wrong, or how […]
When to Separate Cichlid Fry From Parents
Cichlids are a popular freshwater fish kept in many aquariums. They range in many species and colors. Breeding them in your own tank can be a rewarding experience. They can lay hundreds of eggs at a time, but if left in the community tank only a few may survive. To keep the fry safe, you […]
Why Do Goldfish Look Deformed?
So you’re looking around at your local pet store at all the weird-looking goldfish and wondering why they look deformed. Goldfish varieties often look deformed due to inbreeding. Breeders often design goldfish to get the most aesthetically pleasing fish possible. Goldfish can also look deformed due to tuberculosis, scoliosis, or tumors. And there you have […]
High Nitrites and Nitrates During Cycle
The nitrogen cycle may be referred to as the new tank syndrome or biological cycle. However you may call it, it is necessary when setting up a new tank. The nitrogen cycle will help establish safe conditions in your tank for your fish to live in. It will help break down the food and waste […]
Guppy Tuberculosis: What You Need To Know?
Tuberculosis is one of the less common diseases that affect guppies all over the world. The guppy, also known as the million fish, is a renowned freshwater aquatic fish species and one of the world’s most distributed tropical fish. Fish tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic bacterial infection in fish triggered by Mycobacterium marinum. Since the […]
Split Tail Guppy
Guppies are highly colorful fish with wide, flowing tails. They are a fantastic addition to any aquarium environment and tend to get along well with other small schooling fish. Don’t be surprised, however, if you see a split in your guppy’s tail that you can’t account for, as there are a few things that might […]
Treating Ich on Scaleless Fish
Are your fish struggling to breathe and making multiple trips to the top of the tank? Do they have white spots on their body and fins? Are they itching and scratching through your tank? Your fish may be infected with White Spot Disease and need to be treated immediately. Ichthyophthirius multifiliis causes the parasite Ich, […]
Pleco Poop Information
Introduction If you have an aquarium, a huge part of keeping it thriving involves making sure that the fish are healthy – and that means understanding a lot about how they behave and what they should look like. Fish poop can be a surprisingly important aspect of fish care, which is why we are going […]