Pets And Animal Articles
  • Aquarium and Fish Care
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • In all there are more than 20,000 types of fish. There is virtually no way possible anyone can outline how to care for fish and aquariums in a single group of articles. About the best that anyone can do is give you a few basic concepts, care instructions,
  • Aquarium Care for Freshwater Fish
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • Freshwater fish are perhaps the easiest fish to care for in comparison to saltwater species because they are usually hardier fish. A basic aquarium set up will be required. You will need a tank, some rocks or substrate to line bottom of the tank. You will also need a filter, and some lighting. When choosing fish, it is imperative to make sure the fish are compatible. Not only do they need to be compatible for
  • Aquarium Care Guide- New Tanks
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • When starting a new aquarium it is important to understand the nitrogen cycle. Many new aquarium owners jump into the hobby of fish keeping too quickly. Before purchasing fish, the aquarium must be cycled. This could take anywhere from twenty four hours to four weeks. In an established aquarium there are certain bacteria that help the breakdown of ammonia to nitrates, but they are not present in a new tank
  • Aquarium Fish Food Tips
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • A balanced diet for your aquarium fish is essential to thier survival. Most of the commercially available dry fish foods are almost always unbalanced. In many cases, the vitamin content will gradually decline at room temperature and since majority of the dry food for tropical fish commonly used will only keep for about three months, it is always advisable to buy fish-feeds
  • Aquarium Plants
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • Adding live plants to an aquarium does more than just improve aesthetics - plants provide shelter, food for vegetarian fish, and prevent green water. Plants also soak up carbon dioxide, waste products, contribute oxygen to the water, and promote the growth of algae, tiny worms, rotifers, and protozoa, providing live food for the fish.
  • Aquarium Plants And Lighting Mini-Guide
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • Aquarium plants are as important to aquariums as water is to fish. Aquarium plants add more life to aquarium and make it to look beautiful while completing the aquarium community structure. The most important thing to bear in mind with plants is to form an attractive background, leaving ample space so the fish can swim undisturbed and be seen.
  • Aquarium Screensaver: Where Can You Find It?
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • Can you imagine a real aquarium fish, swimming, flipping and tossing with other aquatic creatures in your screen? Do you want to have the most beautiful fish with bright and vivid colors whirling in your computer screen? Of course, you might think it is impossible but this is not impossible.
  • Aquarium Tank Basics
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • Any new aquarium tank should first be given a thorough test to ensure that it is watertight. If after 12 hours there are no leaks, it may be emptied and placed in its final position. Now all is ready to set up the aquarium, for this work we shall require various items such as sand, rocks etc.
  • Are You In Need Of Saltwater Aquarium Decorations? - Brightening Up Your Marine Tank!
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • Now for the fun part - saltwater aquarium decorations are one aspect of marine fish keeping where you can really allow your creativity to reign free. A variety of decorations are available - from backgrounds, ceramic, resin or plastic ornaments, real or false corals and shells and even plants the sky is (well almost) the limit when it comes to creating a marine world for your fish and other invertebrates.
  • Barbs in Fish Care and Aquariums
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • Tiger barbs, Rosy barbs, Red Barbs, and Sumatra barbs are various types of freshwater fish that are easiest to breed and maintain. However, the larger barbs are best suited with fish of their own size.
  • Brachydanio Fish Care and Aquariums
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • Brachydanio Albolineatus, Rerio, Nigrofasciatus, etc, are common aquarium fishes, which the Brachydanio Albolineatus is commonly named the Gold Danio or Pearl Danio. Danio comes from Sumatra or India and grows 2 inches in size.
  • Callichthyidae Fish Care and Aquariums
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • Coming from Trinidad and South America are the Mail and Armored Catfish. These catfish are well respected even by larger fish.
  • Caring for a Goldfish Aquarium
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • Keeping Goldfish can be a fun and rewarding hobby. As with any new hobby, especially one that involves living creatures, always consider the maintenance that will be involved. If you care for your aquarium properly, you will be sure to have happy and healthy Goldfish for many years. Goldfish have a life expectancy of five to ten years. If you do a good job maintaining their fish tank, you should have fun,
  • Carp Aquarium and Fish Care
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • Somewhere down in the drain ditches, ponds, and fast-moving streams are the little wonders of life, known as the Asiatic Tooth Carps.
  • Catfish Aquarium and Fish Care
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • How to manage Catfish Catfish include the body of Siluridae, which is actually off springs of the Catfish. The European catfish, including the naked skinned fish is kin to the Asiatic group.
  • Different Types of Saltwater Aquariums
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • Saltwater aquariums should generally contain fewer fish than fresh water tanks, because the species tend to grow bigger in size. Marine species may be bred in a captive environment, or caught in the wild. Captive bred species are easier to care for and usually hardier than caught species. It generates a great amount of stress for a fish to be captured in the wild and then introduced into an aquarium
  • Do You Build Or Buy A Saltwater Aquarium?
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • Haven't decided whether to build or buy a saltwater aquarium? For most people buying a ready-made aquarium is by far the easier option. But if you're handy with tools and construction you might be thinking of building your own tank. This chapter will provide you with do-it-yourself instructions on how to build a 55 gallon glass aquarium to house your marine life.
  • Fancy Fish and Aquarium Care
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • If you had the chance to explore all saltwater and freshwater fish, it would take you thousands of years. Therefore, if you are just starting in fish care and aquariums you want to learn minimal details on starter fish.
  • Filtration in Fish and Aquarium Care
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • Filtration systems are essential in aquarium and fish care. Filtration systems strain out chemicals, and pollutions, which the filtration process passes through, or puts the chemicals and contaminants in a filter. The filters are then cleaned or replaced by human hands.
  • Fish Care and Aquarium Support
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • Fish care depends on the type of fish, which include saltwater fish (Marine Fish) and freshwater fish. (Non-Marine Fish). The type of aquarium also depends on the type of fish you intend to raise. If you purchase saltwater fish, it is important that you, daily check the status of your fish.
  • Fish Aquariums 101: What You Need To Know
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • A fish aquarium is designed to offer domesticated marine life with a contained environment that mimics that of their natural habitat. Having first become popular in the 1950s, fish keeping is now widely enjoyed by many as a fun hobby and as a beautiful addition to the home. When maintained properly, fish aquariums can add a decorative touch to any room.
  • Gasteropelecidae Fish Care and Aquariums
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • Tank maintenance is based on the fish type. However, today's tanks have switches that enable you to change the water temperature. In addition, tanks today enable you to dim or intensify tank lights with switches.
  • Harlequin Fish Care and Aquariums
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • Harlequin fish or Rasbora Heteromorpha groups come from Thailand, Sumatra, and the Malayas. The fish are smaller breeds, which grow around 1 ¾ inches in size. Harlequin fish is one of the aquarium keeper's favorites, since the fish have colorful figures.
  • How to Maintain Aquarium and Fish Care Info
  • by Sven Hylten-Cavallius
  • Since fish aquariums have toxic buildup from natural and unnatural sources, it is important to have filters added to your aquarium to prolong your fish's life. In all there are a couple types of filters, which include the biological filters and the chemical/mechanical filters.
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