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How Do the Ocean Sunfish Catch Food?

Ocean sunfish refers to large bony fish species that form the family Molidae. Also called mola fish, the ocean sunfish do not have back fins, which give them an unusual truncated bullet-like body shape. Mola is Latin for "millstone," a reference to the their circular shape, while the common name su

An In-Depth Look Into Tetras

Many different tetra species are popular in aquariums, including the well-known Neon tetra and Cardinal tetra as well as rarer species such as the Congo. They are comparatively small fishes and many species are popular due to their striking coloration.

How to Make Your Own Sponge Filter Aquarium

One of the most important aspects of a healthy aquarium is filtration. Filtration in the aquarium is necessary to remove harmful toxins and debris while also infusing the water with oxygen and facilitating water flow. A sponge filter is a type of mechanical aquarium filter that sucks water up throug

How to Make CO2 for an Aquarium

Setting up a homemade CO2 system for your aquarium provides a cost-efficient alternative to expensive steel CO2 tanks and diffusers. Once the simple equipment is assembled and installed, making the actual CO2 is a quick and easy process done once every few weeks, and requires only a few household in

How to Hand-Feed Koi Fish

One of the many ways you can enjoy your koi pond is to hand-feed your koi fish. Once you train your fish to eat from your hand, they will do so whenever you want to feed them that way. Hand-feeding koi fish is popular among koi fish enthusiasts. Here are some tips that will help you learn how to han

How to Install an Aquarium Fish Tank

There are two types of aquariums to pick between when you decide you want pet fish: free standing fish tanks and wall mounted aquariums. Free standing tanks allow you to choose where you want to put your aquarium and make adjustments according to your mood. They are easy to install and make taking c

How to Clean Aquarium Rocks and Decorations

Keeping your aquarium clean is part of the regular maintenance and upkeep, but how about the rocks and decorations that can be harder to clean? Keeping your rocks and decorations spotless is easier than you think; it just takes a little knowledge and time. Here are a few tips to make your aquarium m

Guppy Love

I now know they are livebearers, and that this species ranges from the humble guppy right through to the Great white shark. You will be aware of the fact that the Great white shark has live fry. I think that is what attracted me to the guppy was the delight of seeing the young in the tank. You will

Black Rope Fish Facts

Rope fish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus) are often called "snake fish" or "reed fish" because of their long, snake-shaped bodies. Native to Africa near the Cameroon and Niger Rivers, rope fish belong to the Polypterdae family. These fish can be purchased at aquarium stores and can be kept in household

Saltwater Aquariums and Supplies Necessary For Fishy Success

Do you have a fish tank at home? Saltwater aquariums are not easy to maintain and you will need a lot of saltwater aquarium supplies in order to care for your pets and the other life forms in your tank. But most hobbyist will tell you the beauty and peaceful view of these tanks make it well worthwhi

What Everybody Ought to Know About Tropical Fish and Aquariums Today

It is extremely difficult for new producers to get good information on how to produce tropical fish; although many production techniques and management skills required for tropical fish are similar to those in a food fish operation, the specific methods for producing a given species are usually clos

Special Adaptation of Bettas

Betta fish, also known as Siamese fighting fish, are very common sights in fish bowls and home aquariums. Often found in small cups on pet store shelves, the Betta fish has become an extremely popular pet for its hardiness and ease of care. Like many fish, Bettas have developed a variety of physical

Rosy Barb Fact Sheet

The Rosy Barb, Puntius conchonius, is a very easy fish to keep. Sometimes the Common Name is spelt Rosey Barb. Barbus Conchonius is a junior synonym of the scientific name. The Rosy Barb comes from Assam and Bengal in the Indian Sub Continent. In the wild it can grow to about 6 inches (16cm) long, b

How to Install an AquaTech Filter 20-40

Aquarium filters ensure that your tank water stays clear of particulates and free of toxic nitrates and ammonia. The Aquatech 20-40 uses a three-stage filter that first removes particulates by pulling water through a physical filter. The removes the nitrates and ammonia through an activated carbon c

How to Catch Shrimp in Florida

Florida offers plenty of shrimping opportunities, from Mayport on the East Coast to the entire Gulf Coast and most points in between. Shrimping in Florida is as easy as getting to the nearest tidal river or basin, and tossing a net. Shrimp in Florida often travel up rivers, looking for food, and it

Successful Setup of Your Aquarium

Make sure everything is clean. Rinse thoroughly, with clean, warm water everything you plan on putting into the tank.

How to Clean a Saltwater Tank

Keeping your saltwater tank clean is an integral part of its maintenance. Water can develop "salt creep," a buildup of evaporated salt on the surface, that needs to be cleaned. In addition, large chunks of salt can develop on the pump and other tank equipment and cause them to not work properly. Not

How to Breed Freshwater Live Bearing Fish

Not only are platies and guppies colorful, hardy little fish that will thrive in a well-maintained tropical freshwater aquarium, but they reproduce with little difficulty. If you want to try your hand at raising these fish, the main problem you will face is preventing the other fish, including the p

Brackish Fish Tank Decorating Ideas

Some species of puffer fish thrive in brackish aquariums decorated with plants.puffer fish image by Earl Robbins from Fotolia.comWhen freshwater and marine water combine, brackish water is formed. Decorations in an aquarium with brackish water must be able to withstand the salinity of the...

Do You Want To Add Plants To Your Custom Fish Tanks?

Some people love plants in custom fish tanks while others hate them. For certain types of fish, you should have some algae in the tank as you want to try to recreate an environment similar to the one they would be used to.