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Aquarium Living: How Fish Sleep

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Oct 2018

Aquarium Living: How Fish Sleep

Most animals need to sleep in some way, shape, or form in order to replenish energy, but how fish sleep is especially fascinating to humans. After all, the fish don’t have beds, they can’t stretch out, they don’t go to a different room for silence, and most don’t even have eyelids! It’s hard to believe they sleep at all, but they do … in their…

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Most Expensive Aquarium Fish: What They Are and What Makes Them So

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Oct 2018

Most Expensive Aquarium Fish: What They Are and What Makes Them So

Do you really want some oohs and aahs from people looking at your fish tank? Try to find one of these babies! But don’t hold your breath for the most expensive aquarium fish, as they are just as rare as they are spectacular. You might have better luck buying the least expensive of the most expensive fish, which are only about, oh, $1,000 to $2,700….

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Can You Add a Frog to a Freshwater Fish Tank?

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Sep 2018

Can You Add a Frog to a Freshwater Fish Tank?

Aren’t frogs cute? They’re so fun to watch – moving their little arms and legs as they’re swimming or just floating peacefully like they don’t have a care in the world. A question we hear often is about whether or not you can add a frog to a freshwater fish tank. The answer is, “Sure, but it might be a bit of a challenge.” If…

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19 Simple Fun Facts about Fish and Aquarium Living

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Sep 2018

19 Simple Fun Facts about Fish and Aquarium Living

Think you know a lot about those fish in your aquarium and fish in the wild? Because there are so many species of fish and their characteristics vary so widely, there’s a good chance there are a whole lot of fun facts about fish and aquarium living that you’re missing. Consider these fun facts about fish for starters: 1. Goldfish have teeth at the back…

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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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