Goldfish might not be the best choice for a child's first fish, but with some education and aquarium maintenance tips, the pet could possibly live up to 20 years.

A Child’s First Fish: Why Goldfish Might Not Be the Best

October 31, 2019

It seems every child had a goldfish growing up. The child may have given the fish a sweet little name and fed it every day like clockwork – maybe even a little too much. The child likely loved the little pet right up until the day the fish took its final breaths … within about [&hellip

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Can't decide between an acrylic fish tank or a glass fish tank? Here are the pros and cons of each.

Acrylic Fish Tank or Glass Fish Tank? The Pros and Cons of Each

October 3, 2019

When you look at the big picture, deciding between a glass fish tank or acrylic fish tank isn’t the most critical choice. At the same time, knowing the pros and cons of each can help you maintain the tank more efficiently, and there may also be a difference in appearance in the long run. Pros [&hellip

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The best types of fish food to select depend on the types of fish you have. Angelfish, shown here, are mainly carnivores.

Types of Fish Food: What are the Differences?

September 17, 2019

Many fish are picky eaters. Some won’t eat certain types of fish food at all, while others are fine with almost anything you give them. It’s important to know the difference and give the fish what they want, mainly because you don’t want other fish in the tank to become fish food. And that can [&hellip

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Black ghost knifefish originate from the dark rivers of South America, such as the Amazon Basin shown here.

Black Ghost Knifefish: Smooth, Suave, and Sneaky

July 31, 2019

Fascinating doesn’t even begin to describe the black ghost knifefish, one of the most unique fish out there. And considering the thousands of different breeds and their traits, that’s saying a whole lot! Characterized by its long, sleek body and lack of scales, the black ghost knifefish is perfectly camouflaged in the wild and is [&hellip

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Tropical fish can be either saltwater fish or freshwater fish. They are often vibrantly colored and tend to prefer slightly warmer water in the fish tank.

Tropical Fish: What Defines Them and Which Breeds are Popular for Aquariums

July 21, 2019

For those new to owning an aquarium, the concept of tropical fish may need to be explored. On the surface, the phrase may seem obvious, but there are still some basic facts new hobbyists may not realize. What are Tropical Fish? Tropical fish are defined as any number of fish found in aquatic tropical environments [&hellip

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Angelfish are among the more versatile aquarium fish.

What are the Differences Between Freshwater Fish and Saltwater Fish?

June 18, 2019

On the surface, the differences between freshwater fish and saltwater fish are obvious: one lives in saltwater and the other lives in freshwater.  If you delve deeper into the issue, however, you’ll see there are actually several less apparent differences based on the biology and history of the fish. In fact, you could say the [&hellip

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