Effective Fish Pond Cleaning Tips for Beginners

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Specific environmental factors such as intense sunlight, warm temperatures, and the accumulation of organic waste, can all influence the health and aesthetic value of a pond. In order to ensure that your pond remains a healthy place for the inhabitants …

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Clown Loach On Its Side Or Back

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If you keep or have kept tropical fish then there is a strong chance you will have owned Clown Loach at some point. They are an extremely interesting and exciting fish as well as having bold colours and stand out …

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What Does kH Mean In Fish Keeping

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The most important thing to understand when looking at Kh (also known as carbonate hardness) or any other measurement, is that fish live so completely in their environment that we need to balance it for them. The term “kh” refers …

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How To Perform A Fish Tank Aquarium Water Change

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One of the most important things you can do with a fish tank is ensure the water quality is as it’s best, by this we mean that your levels and parameters are correct. There are more important parameters than others. …

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How To Adjust pH In The Fish Tank Aquarium

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Most fish will tolerate a broad range of pH, but for them to show their best colors, exhibit their most natural behavior, and possibly breed, adjusting the pH of the water they are going to live in may be necessary. …

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What Is The Purpose Of Carbon In Fish Tank Filters?

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If you have ever used any kind of medication or treatment in your fish tank aquarium then you may have noticed that the majority of them say to remove the carbon from your filter before you use the treatment. This …

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What To Do If Your Tropical Fish Is Sick

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Fish can get sick for many reasons. The usual cause is stress caused by a rapid fluctuations in temperature, poor diet, a poor environment in general, or by poor or incorrect water conditions. The 1st thing to do is to …

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Why Is The Compatibility Of Tropical Fish So Important

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If you have seen some of the other blogs and articles we have written you will often see we refer the reader to look at the Tropical Fish Profiles section of the website (as we have just done again!) if …

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My Tropical Fish Seems To Be Breathing A Lot

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As a general rule your tropical fish’ mouths should remain closed except for a few circumstances which are that they are eating, yawning/stretching or recovering after a fight or being chased. Apart from the chasing which does happen depending on …

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Why Does My Tropical Fish Shake Its Body

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If your tropical fish is shaking its body then it is something which you may think is wrong or out of the ordinary and not seen this before. Panic may set in however it is normally not a bad thing, …

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Buying New Livestock For Your Fish Tank

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Buying new fish is something every fish keeper does at one stage or another, which a lot of the time is trouble free…but not always. This article gives tips and advice on how to avoid problematic livestock, and what you …

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How Long Do Tropical Fish Live For

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One of those “how long is a piece of string?” questions is – how long will my tropical fish live for? This is based on a number of different variables, firstly, the type of fish as some will live for …

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Why Does My Tropical Fish Swim Up And Down The Glass

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It is not uncommon for fish to swim up and down the glass but may appear to be something to be concerned about. This is normally not something to worry about though. You will often find this is done in …

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How To Control Snails In The Home Aquarium

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One of the most common and often annoying problems you may face in the home aquarium is snails. The frustration of seeing hundreds of them appear from no-where almost overnight can be concerning and often confusing. It is normal for …

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