Monthly Archives: August 2018


Artificial Plants or Real Plants for an Aquarium:  The Pros and the Cons of Each

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Aug 2018

Artificial Plants or Real Plants for an Aquarium: The Pros and the Cons of Each

You should have plants in an aquarium. There’s no doubt about that. Plants provide many important benefits in a fish tank, and a prettier appearance to you and entertainment for the fish are just the bonuses. While selecting artificial plants or real plants for an aquarium will require knowing the pros and cons of both, the decision isn’t all that tough. With so many beautiful…

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Loving the Life: How to Tell if Your Fish are Happy

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Aug 2018

Loving the Life: How to Tell if Your Fish are Happy

Your fish don’t smile, even though you could swear they smile once they see you. They don’t laugh, even though you wish you could hear them if they did. So how do you tell if your fish are happy? Just like being able to identify whether your fish are friends or foes in that tank, it’s really a matter of knowing the behavior of your…

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How to Tell if Your Fish are Playing or Fighting

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Aug 2018

How to Tell if Your Fish are Playing or Fighting

As you admire the fish in your tank, you regularly see one fish chasing after another one. The one in the front seems to be swimming away as quickly as possible … and then all of a sudden, the chase is over and they all calm down. What’s going on here? Are they playing or fighting? And which one won? From your perspective, it probably…

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The Average Lifespan of Common Aquarium Fish: How Long You Can Expect to Keep ‘Em

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Aug 2018

The Average Lifespan of Common Aquarium Fish: How Long You Can Expect to Keep ‘Em

You’ve probably heard of goldfish dying before they got the chance to live. A day or two of accidental maltreatment and they’re gone, and you’ve come to think of pet fish as being that sensitive and expendable. Well, it definitely doesn’t have to be that way with goldfish or any other livestock in your fish tank. The average lifespan of common aquarium fish varies widely….

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How Old Are They? How to Identify the Age of Fish

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Aug 2018

How Old Are They? How to Identify the Age of Fish

OK so you can clearly tell how old humans, dogs, and cats are. There are plenty of signs – some of which we try to fight off with every fiber of our being. Fish, though, don’t have the same telltale characteristics, so how do you identify the age of fish as they get older? Do you have great-grandparents in your aquarium, or are they still…

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