Betta Fish Fin Rot: Complete Guide
It happened so suddenly, you were watching your betta fish swimming around and one day you noticed that his fins looked a little off. Looking closer it’s apparent that your betta’s long fins are missing, frayed or maybe losing their vibrant color. If this sounds like a familiar scenario, your betta fish might be suffering from fin rot or fin loss.
Top 5 Algae Eaters For Your Aquarium
Many newbies in the fishkeeping community have problems dealing with algae. An outbreak of algae can be a scary ordeal to face. Algae can appear for a multitude of reasons: offset of nutrients, water quality issues, light exposure to name a few. While there are many ways to fight back the spread of algae, one effective way to combat an outbreak would be to enlist the help of an algae eater or two. For the most part, these animals come in many sizes and shapes. Some of them being more effective than others. While it might be nice to have some of these algae eaters in every tank, I think it would be wise to check on the requirements of the species in question before making any sudden purchases. After all, you wouldn’t want that small pleco you purchased to grow up to be a 12-inch monster in your ten-gallon aquarium. Here are my 5 Top Algae Eaters for your aquarium.
What's The Deal With Under Gravel Filters?
What Are Under Gravel Filters? Under Gravel filters (UGFs) are a type of filter which water is drawn through a plastic grate that lies under the gravel bed. Normally these tanks are limited to gravel substrates as sand will fall through the grate and will not allow the (UGFs) to function properly. This type of filtration uses mechanical and biological filtration. The gravel acts as a mechanical filtration as it collects the debris. The biological filtration comes into play when a bed of bacteria grows with the help of the oxygen-rich water that flows through the grates. What Type Of...
Do I Really Need A Quarantine Tank?
What is a quarantine tank? Do I really need one? What are the benefits of having a quarantine tank?
Seven Easy Aquarium Plants For First Time FishKeepers
Live plants are a great way to set up and decorate your first aquarium. Besides looking better than their artificial counterparts they offer a plethora of benefits. These benefits include a place for your fish to hide, soaking up excess waste in the aquarium and more.