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Fin rot is a preventable disease that’s common in aquarium fish. The disease can be caused by several different strains of bacteria, but the cause is typically environmental in nature. Fish who are stressed by an overcrowded tank, being moved, or being in an environment with aggressive fish are the most susceptible to the disease. Follow these tips for treating fin rot in aquarium fish, brought to you by the staff at Aquatic Warehouse, a leading provider of fish tank supplies. Recognize the Symptoms The earlier the disease is recognized, the more likely it is that treatment will be successful. If symptoms are left unchecked, the disease can progress and …

Everything in an aquarium needs a good cleaning every so often, and the rocks are no different. An ignored aquarium can serve as a breeding pool for algae and other negative elements in the water. Not all approaches to cleaning a fish tank’s rocks are effective. The staff at Aquatic Warehouse, a trusted aquarium supplier, has put together this guide to inform you how best to clean up the rocks in your fish tank. Kill the Algae Before you can get to the rocks, you need to get through the algae that may have started making a home on those rocks. Begin by filling a bucket with a ratio of …

As a fish owner, it’s important that you monitor the oxygen levels in your aquarium to keep your fish happy and healthy. When oxygen levels become too low, there are certain things you can do to fix the situation and prevent negative health consequences for your pet fish. Below, the staff at Aquatic Warehouse, a trusted provider of fish tank supplies, explains some of the ways you can get more oxygen in your aquarium along with a few things to be careful of so you don’t unknowingly decrease oxygen levels. Make Sure the Water Temperature Doesn’t Rise Too High Cool water holds far more oxygen than warm water does. If …

Refugium mud is comprised of the formulation of minerals and a large percentage of oceanic mud that has been harvested from the deep ocean water and dried on land. Using this type of product for a saltwater aquarium has many advantages, such as keeping the coloration of the invertebrates and corals inside the aquarium fresh and vibrant. Continue reading to learn why refugium mud is one of many important saltwater aquarium supplies. Reduces Nitrates Even the smallest amount of nitrates can harm your aquarium’s filtration system. However, saltwater tanks typically have higher levels of this element. When you do water changes to replace the nutrient-rich water that was lost (phosphates …

Some freshwater aquarium enthusiasts may walk by aquarium salt in an aquarium store and never consider its possible uses, other than for saltwater tanks. In fact, aquarium salt is also useful for freshwater tanks and ponds to keep fish healthy and free of bacterial infections. Here’s some information on the chemistry of aquarium salt and how to properly use it in each aquatic environment, brought to you by the staff at Aquatic Warehouse, a trusted aquarium supplier. The Chemistry of Aquarium Salt Marine salt is safe for fish because it doesn’t include additives such as iodine or chloride found in table salt. It’s collected by evaporating sea water down to …

The Siamese fighting fish, also known as a betta fish, is a beautiful member of the gourami family of fish. Bettas are known to be territorial fish with the males of the species being known to aggressively protect their environment. Typically, it’s recommended for bettas to be alone in their tanks. Here are four tips for setting up the perfect environment for your betta fish. 1.  Choose the Appropriate Size and Style Tank Although bettas live alone, they need a space large enough for them to move freely. Many times people place their betta in a small bowl, but for proper growth, a betta needs more room than that. A …

Owning an aquarium with a variety of beautiful fish is a great hobby and fun to watch. Keeping the fish alive and healthy for as long as possible is something everyone with an aquarium should strive to do. There are several things fish owners need to know about how long fish live and the best ways to ensure they live long, healthy lives. Size & Reproduction Determines Life Span Typically, larger fish have longer life spans, which is due in part to the fact that most larger fish have larger hearts, which beat slower and produce a slower metabolism. For instance, bettas are smaller fish and live shorter lives than …

Aquarium fish are cold-blooded creatures that rely on the temperature of the water to regulate their body temperature. Although temperature preferences vary based on species, most fish are from tropical locales and require an aquarium heater to maintain the very warm water temperatures they prefer. A heater is one of the most important fish tank supplies, and a temperature range between 76 degrees and 80 degrees encompasses the comfort zone for most fish living in aquariums. The size of the tank is an important factor when determining the wattage of the aquarium heater you need to buy. Larger tanks require aquarium heaters with greater wattage to maintain their temperature. However, …

Most freshwater aquarists want their tanks to look sparkling clean. A small bit of algae is a sign of having a healthy tank, but algae grows rapidly and having algae eaters to control the growth is a must. There are many algae eaters you can choose from to clean your aquarium. The staff at Aquatic Warehouse, a trusted provider of freshwater aquarium supplies, has put together a list of a few of the most popular freshwater algae eaters. 1. Bristlenose Plecos These common algae eater fish are easy to care for. They require 25 gallons of slightly soft to slightly hard water. They grow up to five inches and get …

First of all, gravel is better to use in an aquarium over sand because it’s easier to clean. Whether this is the first time cleaning the sand or gravel in your aquarium or you’re considering getting an aquarium and want to know how to properly clean the substrate when the time comes, there are a few simple steps you need to follow. The staff at Aquatic Warehouse, a trusted provider of fish tank supplies, is here to show you how. It should take ten to fifteen minutes to clean the waste from sand in an aquarium, depending on the tank’s size. If you’re following these steps as you read, make …

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