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Aquarium Maintenance

Parent Category: Care of Fish
An aquarium of fish makes a fascinating focal point in homes, businesses, and offices. Keeping them operating and the fish healthy is a challenge that can lead to a lot of questions. For answers, ask your questions here.
pretty all types of cichlids do. they might like laser pointers, like a cat does
They do not show certain actions that inform you that fishes are  about to lay eggs. The fish's abdomen will get bigger, and the male  fish can get aggressive at times. Gold barbs scatter their eggs  wherever they please, being egg-scatterers.
Yes, you can! It also depends on the accessories that you have in  your tank. Research the required items/temperature of water for  each fish. :) Hope I helped.
That depends entirely upon the species. Some species are actually impossible to determine unless you catch them in the act of breeding.
yes.you can teach angelfish tricks like play dead,stand,ect.(and some more tricks)
keep in mind some fish change gender after matting so it would be  hard or rare
It is about to die or it is old or weak
No they just get weak
Because they are still newborn
I think they come from krill,right i don't think so
When they cant swim and they don't eat wait or is that a gubby
I suppose it would help if there was at least one complete  sentence, And also if they mentioned how many kilograms mother  actually bought. But to read the question it makes no sense.
The babies were too large and they got stuck at delivery time?
How long does what last? The tank lasts as long as it isn't  cracked, The filter lasts as long as it is cleaned, and you must do  efficient research on the specific fish you have in mind for its  lifespan. And by the way, this site doesn't count as efficient  research.
  im pretty sure that not all crabs eat hermit crab food. unless that u mean that do all hermit crabs eat hermit crab food? then the answer to that is yes. all hermit crabs eat hermit crab food.
Cichlids will do the best eating something like New Life Spectrum (also you may see it listed as NLS). It can be a little bit more expensive than the crappy flake food, but if you want to see good color and health go with NLS. ALSO!! NLS provides alot of food per purchase.. so you dont get robbed on...
Other goldfish, bottom feeding fish (minus the Chinese algae eater)  and some live-bearers. There are some others too so do some good  research to find them. :)
In most cases, no. I cannot name any exceptions myself. However I  do know that the Molly fish is a freshwater fish that can live in  saltwater.
Gouramis are beautiful! Their color depends on the type, but they  are all pretty similar looking otherwise. They are tall and thin  and have wide dorsal and pelvic fins but a relatively small caudal  fin. They have a superior mouth and two long feeler-like rays at  the front of their bodies.
The female will become very round and swollen with eggs. The male will develop white spots called "tubercles" on his gills and pectoral fins.
Goldfish cannot live properly in a 5 gallon tank. Goldfish need 20 gallons for the first fish, and 10 gallons per additional fish after.It's not simply about their size potential, which is big, but the fact that they produce a lot of waste.Guppies and goldfish are not compatible as they have...
Usually the filters you can buy will specify what size (in gallons)  the filter is meant for.
Your guppy could be very old and is life is probably catching up to  him. His final days might be coming. I may be wrong too. Your guppy  could also be sick. Have you been cleaning your fish tank? Have you  been feeding him too much food? These are questions you could ask  yourself when...
just leave 2 mails and 1 female guppy in the tank with no other fish in the tank at all times.-Shocker   There should be 3 females to one male. If there are too many males, the females will get stressed out. I would recommend a larger fish tank than a half gallon. Maybe a 10 gallon tank. Remember...
Bottom feeder Cleaning skills: Corydoras Catfish: (Leftover) Food: 9/10 Algae: 0/10 Feces:1/10 Mystery(Apple) Snail: (Leftover) Food: 5/10 Algae: 5/10 Feces: 5/10 Chinese Algae Eater Catfish: (Leftover) Food: 6/10 Algae: 6-9/10 Feces: 1/10 Plecostomas Leftover Food: 3-7/10 Algae: 3-7...
:) Veggie matter! :) Whether in pellets, flakes, or just raw  vegetables (best) it doesn't matter!   A Fightn' Fish Fact- peas(with their outer shell removed) are good  for the swim bladder! ;)
yes because like the bottles the glue wont get out so it wont  damage the water so the glue around the fish tank wont  damage the fish
The African dwarf frog can indeed live with fish in a five gallon  aquarium. BUT BEWARE!!! dwarf frogs may eat your fish small enough  to fit in it's mouth. so i recommend Platy and live-bearers as  companions.
To my knowledge, live bearers! Have fun! ;)
I do not believe so. I have never heard of or seen this occurring naturally. No, this is not possible, guppies can only mate with other guppies. Actually, yes. The offspring are all sterile males. So you can't get any further fish from the mating.Do not be missled. Guppies and Mollies are totally...
yes, but you should plan on keeping more than just ONE tetra.  Tetras are schooling fish, and they probably wont breed in your  tank(they may, but they probably wont), so i recommend at least  five.
i don't know how long corydoras have existed, but they can live an  average of 5 to ten years. however some people have kept theirs'  for12.
  They are a scavengers and predators so they are carniverous
Well i have 2 tanks running a 55gallon cichlid tank and a 30 gallon cichlid tank.First all you need to do is put the tank where you want it.Then you get the gravel you want for the substrate.You can either boil the gravel or rinse it off good to get rid of gravel dust.Than you put the gravel in the...
I'm going to say no because live-bearers do not have the jaw  strength to inflict true damage on each other. However, they are  prone to eating eggs and fry.
Mouth brooding cichlids and some saltwater fish to my knew
more numbers means that there is a greater chance of the fish  population to sstay living
  Angelfish eggs will hatch in about 60 hours at 80° F - according to http://www.angelsplus.com/Breeding2.htm    3-4 days.
Add a dechlorinator (I like Stress Coat) to remove some of the  chlorine and other chemicals found in tap water. Also, use a  thermometer to make sure that it is the right temperature.
It really doesn't matter whether it's every day or once in a few  days. No specific schedule is needed. Some people feed their fish  once or twice a week.
by the presence or absence of breeding tubercles/stars, by the  vent/anus shape, by the body shape, and by observing breeding  behavior.
First get a bucket of water, and put the same volume as is in the bowl in the bucket. Let the bucket sit over night, and put water conditioner in it. Net the fish out of the bowl, and put it in the bucket with the new water. Rinse the bowl out, and sponge the inside to remove any algae. Clean,...
Yes, but not nearly as rare as the Orangerind Cichlid.
yes. In fact, other then pecking algae, It's one of their dominant  means of food in the wild. (It's also healthier for them than  flakes and pellets.)
Depending on the fish, it might be aggressive towards your tetras  and mollies, which tend to be pretty passive fish. I wouldn't, just  to be safe.
This usually means that the fry have already been born. If the fry were born in the tank itself, you might not notice them at first, but they are probably hiding somewhere. If the fry were born in the breeding box and you don't see any now, the mother could have eaten them.
That depends on the landlord.
That depends on how long they NEED to be in the bag. But please  edit your question to include more context.
A gravel vac. It's like a syphen hose with a wide head. You can get  them at your local aquarium or pet store.
You should stock your tank heavily, but keep enough specimens to the point where, at least, every specimen has its own housing item to hide in(Stump hides, Rock Formations, etc.). Most say to ALWAYS overstock your tank because they live in heavily populated colonies. That doesn't make the action...
Yes, fish can vomit when they eat something that doesn't agree with them, in fact, there is a species of shark that can vomit it's entire stomach out of it's mouth to clear out whatever is causing it's upset, and then it's stomach will return to it's correct location in it's body.
If you guppy can't give birth to its fry, it will likely die.
cheerios.... any cereal with wheat and no artificial flavoring and  no sugar.
No. Glo fish are freshwater organisms and lobsters are saltwater  organisms. And if they could live in the same water, one eats the  other.
That's a very nice setup! :) corydoras and most tetras keep to  themselves and i personally think a gourami would be a great  centerpiece in a tank. But corys live in schools, so you should buy  at least five. And since corys breed a lot, you should buy every  few specimens from different stores...
Yes, but they probably don't look like it. They may be resting and hiding, or even laying on their backs. NO! they dont. And when they lay on there backs they probaly are dead or have ich.
You can not put tropical fish in coldwayter bevause they need hot  water to survive but you can put goldfish in coldwater becaue they  are coldwater fish
Depends on the fish, but on average 4 years.
Depends on the type of fish...    AnswerA female Fish has a Longer Tail than males    AnswerThe tail and color answers are not true. It depends ENTIRELY on the species of fish.ignore the answers above...male fish are bright colours female fish are duller colours.
Salt water, water that is too hot or cold or has chemicals in it
nothing at all. well, one grows larger than the other, but nothing  serious. ;)
there is no such thing as a micky mouse fish ( that was said im improving my own questions answer) yes there is its orangey red and has 3 dots on its tail that is in the formation of mickey heads and i got it from petco and saw them at petsmart yesterday.
Oscars are carnivorous fish, so they can spend their entire lives  eating insects, fish and other organisms smaller than itself.   A Fightn' Fact- However, Goldfish are HORRIBLE feeder fish that  contain too much fat. In short, Goldfish will kill your fish over  time. Just buy a 5-10 gallon...
1 cubic foot = 1,728 cubic inches 1 gallon = 231 cubic inches 4' x 4' x 8' = 128 cubic ft = (128 x 1,728) cubic inches = (128 x 1,728 / 231) = 957.51 gallons (rounded)
There is no "aquarium" tag on YouTube. Only "Pets & Animals." You just put "#aquarium" in the description and "aquarium" in the tags section of your video.
Only when they stink,so the answer would be often.
Eventually it would spoil, but salting it properly will help to keep it longer. From the Preparedness Blog Network: How To Salt Fish. I recently came across a cookbook from the 1850s. That cookbook is very interesting covering all types of pioneer cooking. One of the articles covers the preserving...
small tetras, bottom-feeding catfish(NOT CHINESE ALGAE EATERS) and  other live-bearers,
Koi is the fancy name for ornamental carp. Carp in the wild are  usually dark and a dull color. Koi, a type of carp have been bred  like guppies or gold fish to make them more desirable. So Koi's  special use would be to make the fish in a pond visible and  beautiful.
maybe if you have a warm house. but if you plan on breeding Betta  fish in under 70 degree water, let alone housing them, your betta  fish will probably die.
Neon Tetras lay eggs. The female's belly should be obviously larger  than the male's and should spawn in a few days. Some tetras also  can get diseases that might make them look larger. What I do with  my pregnant female guppies is I put them in a plastic container  with holes poked in the sides...
The don't get pregnant, they get fertile. Tropical Angel fish  deliver eggs through spawning. If the female is fertile(carrying  infertile eggs,) she female lay the eggs, then the male will  fertilize them afterwards.   A Fightn' Fact- Angel Fish eggs usually take less than a week to  hatch.
anything that has a big enough mouth
It dies because it does not have any salt to breath in making it  too weak and leave it at its corpse.
Scalare, altum and leopoldi
Same as males. minus the Gonopodium (the live-bearers' penis  basically), that is.
May mean its dying, like all flowers, it does mean its dying, orits like "please help" XD water it
Depends on what you're looking for. You can get a 3-4" regular koi for around $5. You could also get a 3-4" "select butterfly koi" for $30.
Well, the correct answer is no. But when I kept my tank at room temperature, I had no problems.
Look at the stomache of the molly. If it is fat and has a black spot in the middle, it is pregnant. Quickly take her out of the community tank and put her in an isolated tank with a few plants. Once she has popped the babies out, put them into another isolated tank. Feed them molly fry food that is...
yes you can you just need to dissolve it and water and not cook it. let it sit for a while in the spoon and stir it a lot.
The answer is their habitat is under the water
  Wild neons and most tetras eat small crustacea like daphnia and insect larvae (mosquito wrigglers etc). They are opportunistic feeders.