March - 8 - 2012

Also known as colossoma macropomum, Pacu fish has a frightening exterior and has impressively brilliant looking teeth. Despite the dangerous appearance induced by their resemblance with the piranha fish they eat, apricot juice fibers instead of blood. We could say it’s fruit-eating piranha fish…! However, I would advise you to not put your hand in the aquarium! The fruit eating Piranha fish is best known by the Pacu name; he comes from South America and because of its size, the  [ Read More ]

February - 23 - 2012

Being one of the most popular freshwater species; the silver carp has an intriguing body color or shade (blue-violet) is accented by a orange-red strip, which starts from his from tail and goes all the way to the middle of the body. Males in comparison to females are smaller, thinner, and more colorful and often have a reddish hue in the ventral area. These species live about 5 years. Fish are easy to maintain and are perfect for beginner aquarists.  [ Read More ]

February - 11 - 2012

Ever since the Chinese have succeeded to tame golden fish almost 1,000 years ago the question if fish have memory has arisen. Thus, due to selective breeding of about 125 species over the course of hundreds of years, a breakthrough was finally made. Even thaw some people say, that no gold fish has a memory that will last more than a few seconds others are trying to prove these wrong. Thus, each place of the aquarium or pond is something  [ Read More ]

February - 6 - 2012

What can make your yard or garden more beautify than a nice pond with elegantly colored furnished living- swimming Koi fish. The Japanese carp called Koi fish are freshwater fish originating in Japan. Their wild relatives are not as colorful and varied selections and crosses but because over time it was made by Japanese experts in special copies that we can see today. There are many varieties of koi fish in different colors and appearance of scales. Living in groups  [ Read More ]

February - 5 - 2012

Although normally harmless, snails can, however be problematic. They can destroy the natural balance of the aquarium and, depending on the species, they can kill plants. Find out what to do to remove excess freshwater snails in the aquarium. Most times, aquarium snails are quite beneficial: effectively clean place, reducing the amount of nitrates, are fascinating creatures, peaceful and, depending on the species, may help plant growth. However, when parasitic species multiply disallowed, they will begin to compete with other  [ Read More ]

January - 25 - 2012

These fish received the Labyrinth name not only in memory of the Minotaur Labyrinth, but mainly because these fish has an auxiliary breathing apparatus called the labyrinth. This device was developed because these fish often lives in low-oxygen waters. Anabantids received their name from the Anabas species, fish which are able to breathe outside of water. And as the fish received an auxiliary respiratory shaped as a maze it brings up in our memory the Minotaur Labyrinth. To avoid lack  [ Read More ]

December - 30 - 2011

Anyone who sees a turtle in a pet shop can not resist the temptation to take home at leas one. Although they have only a few centimeters you should bear in mind that they grow fairly quickly and can live long enough if they are cared for properly. You shouldn’t take a frog unless you are absolutely sure you will find the proper place for it in your house. In pet shops, the most popular species is the Florida turtle  [ Read More ]

December - 5 - 2011

Who has not heard about the dangerous piranha? Are his teeth so dangerous? Serrasalmus Piranha Natterer are fish around which many legends and scary stories were woven. But how true are they really? Piranha (Serrasalmus Natterer) – as the white shark owes their reputation to Hollywood movies. You should think about before buying this over the bloodthirsty list, since these bites either hand or foot. Although there is a great acquisition, it is a more demanding one, so you need  [ Read More ]

November - 25 - 2011

Capturing the fish Once you have all the answers regarding what you want and you have decided to buy, you can star to catch the targeted fish. It is recommended that the transport water used to carry the fish in a bag to come right from the tank where your fish lives. It’s your right to choose the fish or group of fish you want, and a good seller will be able to catch exactly the fish you just indicated.  [ Read More ]

November - 17 - 2011

For an aquarist, a power failure can be a tragedy. A power failure will lead not only to a light blackout but it will also leave your tank with no oxygen for the fish and with no water filterer. In such a situation we need to act quickly to minimize the damage as much as possible. Here are some tips that you should keep in mind when you experience a power failure! What you should do if a power failure  [ Read More ]

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