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What's Sleep Like for Fish San Diego, CA

Do Fish Go to Sleep?

If you have experience caring for fish in an aquarium or pond, you may start to wonder if they ever take naps or get some shut-eye. They may always seem to be swimming about and responding to their environment. Since most fish don’t have eyelids, they can’t technically get any “shut-eye,” but whether or not fish fully sleep isn’t clear cut. Researchers are still exploring and understanding what happens in a fish’s body when it enters a resting state, but the consensus is clear that fish do enter into a sleeping state. The way fish sleep isn’t like how humans or other mammals sleep, but it still serves an important …

7 Beginner Aquarium Fish for Your Heated Tank

7 Beginner Aquarium Fish for Your Heated Tank [Infographic]

Beginner aquarists need to start out with fish that are easier to care for to ensure they don’t get in over their head and aren’t able to maintain a healthy aquatic environment. The following infographic lists some of the best fish to get if you’re a beginner with a heated freshwater tank. If you need a freshwater aquarium, healthy fish, and supplies for your tank, reach out to Aquatic Warehouse, a trusted aquarium supplier. Give us a call today at 858-467-9297.

Facts About Chinese Hi-Fin Chinese Sharks San Diego, CA

Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Hi-Fin Banded Sharks

If you’re an aquarist or pond enthusiast looking for a unique fish to add to your backyard pond, the Chinese hi-fin banded shark may be the fish for you. However, before you add this interesting fish to your pond, here are some important facts about it that you need to know, brought to you by the staff at Aquatic Warehouse, a trusted provider of aquarium and koi pond supplies. Physical Description The Chinese hi-fin banded shark is known under many other names, and despite its common name, it has no relation to real sharks. It does bear a slight resemblance to a shark while it’s a juvenile. During the juvenile …

Why Fish Jump Out of Their Aquariums San Diego, CA

What Are Some of the Reasons Fish Jump Out of Their Aquariums?

There are plenty of reasons fish might jump out of their tanks, such as poor water quality. Poor living conditions can also prove to be inhabitable for certain fish. When choosing different species of fish for your tank, make sure you choose ones that can thrive in similar living arrangements. There are many factors to consider when choosing your species. The staff at Aquatic Warehouse, a leading provider of fish tank supplies, list a few of the reasons your fish might jump out of the tank, as well as ways to prevent this from happening. Hunting or Being Hunted Different species of fish have various means of survival. For example, …

Different Personalities for Fish San Diego, CA

Do Fish Have Distinct Personality Traits?

You live in different worlds, and although you aren’t willing to trade your legs for fins, you’d like to know more about your aquatic housemates. While you want to know if they’re happy, every fish owner has the same question at one point or another: do fish have different personalities? The short answer is “yes,” but the staff at Aquatic Warehouse, a trusted aquarium supplier, is here to help you understand the answer to this question. A Matter of Biology The first step to answering this question is understanding the challenge of decoding fish behaviors. Their biology is wildly different from our own. It’s easier to understand animals we have …

Fish to Avoid for Beginner Aquarists San Diego, CA

7 Types of Fish to Avoid if You’re a Beginner Aquarist

Beginner aquarists typically aren’t aware of the kinds of fish that often cause problems for maintaining a nicely balanced aquarium. Some fish get too big too fast. Others are overaggressive killers, unload a large amount of waste in the tank, or are prone to sickness. Fish that have more stringent and specialized water quality requirements or need better filtration are some other kinds of traits to watch out for if you’re a beginner. Here is a list of 7 fish species beginner aquarists should avoid, brought to you by Aquatic Warehouse, a trusted aquarium supplier. 1. Glass Catfish These transparent fish are pretty awesome because you can see through their …

Substrate for Fish Aquariums San Diego, Ca

What Are the Best Substrates for an Aquarium?

Substrate is the third-most important decision an aquarium owner can make (and also one of the most essential fish tank supplies), right after deciding which fish to fill it with and what size aquarium to buy. While gravel is one particular type of substrate, it’s not the only kind. This brief guide will go over several substrate materials and clarify their features and which aquariums they’re best for. Gravel This most common of freshwater aquarium substrate materials comes in both fine and coarse styles. Gravel is common because it’s a safe and pH-neutral material. It’s best used in fish-only aquariums and as the top layer of a plant aquarium’s substrate. …

Dos & Don'ts for Driftwood in Aquarium San Diego, CA

What Are the Dos & Don’ts for Adding Driftwood to an Aquarium?

Adding driftwood to an aquarium involves some thoughtful planning to capture the right aesthetic qualities. While driftwood creates a beautiful and natural look, it also takes up a great deal of room in an aquarium. Such alterations can create a beautiful artistic effect. Here are some dos & don’ts for adding driftwood to an aquarium, brought to you by the aquarium experts at Aquatic Warehouse. Don’t: Buy Driftwood that Might Be Unsafe to Use When shopping for driftwood, only look for the type that’s safe for aquarium use. Driftwood used for reptiles and other animals may contain chemicals that will harm your fish. Resist the temptation of using wood you …

How to Catch Aquarium Fish San Diego, CA

Techniques for Safely Catching the Fish in Your Aquarium

At some point you may need to catch your fish and move them into another aquarium. The reason may be to put them into their new home or do aquarium maintenance, or your fish may be sick and need to be put under quarantine. Fish typically get stressed during the process of being caught—so much so that it can cause illness or, even worse—a mortality. Therefore, it’s very important to have excellent fish-catching skills. Here are some tips to help you safely catch your fish when transferring them to another aquarium or holding tank, brought to you by the staff at Aquatic Warehouse, a reliable aquarium supplier. Be Patient Slow …

White Spots on Aquarium Fish San Diego, CA

Why Do Fish Get White Spots?

When you see white spots on your fish, it means they’re infected with a disease. The white spots develop from the ciliate protozoan Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, which is commonly known as “ich” (pronounced “ick”) and is one of the most common fish diseases. Ich often evolves into blister-like lesions that look like white spots on the scales and/or fins. Sometimes the disease only affects the gills, in which case you won’t see any white spots. This infectious disease can be prevented and also treated fairly easily. The aquarium experts at Aquatic Warehouse, a leading provider of high-quality fish tank supplies, explain the reasons ich develops and how to prevent it. Beginning …

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