Koi are omnivorous feeders. They feed on aquatic insects, algae, plants, and commercial pellets. As growth and color are the most important features of domesticated Koi Fish, diet holds major significance in their care routine. While you may feed your Koi Fish live/frozen worms
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the key elements required for plants, both aquatic and terrestrial, to survive and thrive. In natural waters, dead leaves, animals, and other organic materials rot and decompose to produce CO2 gas. However, there aren’t as many CO2-producing elements
In the wild, aquatic creatures are subjected to various water movements, including wave action, tides, and water currents. These natural conditions are non-existent in artificial waters. Wave makers help recreate these dynamic environments for the aquatic lives in your tank. Wave makers are especially
Substrates are an integral part of relatively small tanks which lack powerful filters. Gravel, like any other substrate, helps build beneficial bacteria colonies and works as a primary filter to trap organic debris. Beginner aquarists often disregard the importance of gravel for Betta aquariums.
Popular in both aquarium trade and research, Axolotls are amphibians that refuse to go through metamorphosis and spend their whole life in the larvae stage. Although some Axolotls mature to leave the water to become Mexican Salamanders, they’re rare. We’ll talk more about these
Commonly referred to by their name Beyer’s Waterdog, the Water Dog Fish/Waterdog Fish are peaceful aquatic creatures who don’t go through the typical metamorphosis stage to transform into terrestrial adults. Unlike most salamanders, the Water Dog Fish retain their gills and streamlined bodies even
Native to the freshwater streams of Rio Negro and Orinoco river basins in Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela, Gulper catfish are strictly carnivorous creatures that feed on smaller fish, crustaceans, and insects. The Gulper catfish can grow up to 15 inches long in the wild.
Result of either benign growth or serious diseases, the “Fat Lip” or “Duck Lip” issue develops swollen lips and multiple related symptoms in your pet fish. Depending on the nature of the issue, it often proves to be fatal. On the other hand, it
In the natural waters, flowing streams, the substrates, and the plants cater to the filtration needs of the inhabitants. In small artificial waters, like your fish tank, it becomes a virtually impossible process due to the absence of a regular flow and lack of
In nature, oxygen dissolves in water through diffusion, surface contact, turbulence, algae, and plants. Despite some of those elements being present in artificial waters, the lack of volume limits the amount of oxygen dissolved in your aquarium. Regardless of the volume of your tank
Aquarium clarifiers are products that “clarify” the water by removing or sedimenting small organic particles and dissolved chemicals. While it’s natural to have a bit of cloudy water in your aquarium, most aquarists prefer an ultra-pure tank. Bio-mechanical filtration media are capable of reducing
When I had my first aquarium, I lacked the necessary knowledge and equipment access to test water parameters. The absence of proper guidance and the inability to enforce necessary actions brought demise to many of my fish. pH level is one of the most