Popular Internet and Aquarium-Related Acronyms

Acronyms are abbreviations for short phrases (usually using the first letter of each word). They are often used for shorthand convenience online--sometimes they are just cute ways of saying something fast,...

So you’re considering getting an algae-eater for your aquarium, Article 48 on the care,...

So you're considering getting an algae-eating critter for your tank? By: Holly Harrington   Probably all of us with an aquarium has - at least once -- peered into our tank, seen the green/brown/black dots,...

Don’t release that fish!, the ethics of releasing fish into the wild

Photo courtesy of Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program Don't Release Exotic Fish Any plant or animal that is not native to the United States is considered an exotic species. Most fishes available for sale in...

To Salt or Not to Salt? Using salt in a freshwater aquarium

To Salt or Not to Salt? By: Cecilia Chen   The use of salt in freshwater tanks has recently been a controversial subject of some debate. This article is intended to give some objective information...

Housing Monsters, some thoughts on keeping these tank busters in your home aquarium, Article...

  Whether you did this on purpose or by accident, you suddenly find yourself in possession of a fish with a the nick name "tank buster". Congratulations you own a monster. Is...

Fish Haver or a Fish Keeper, Article 4 on the care, upkeep and maintenance...

Are you a Fish Haver or a Fish Keeper?. By: Cecilia Chen     From the product "N-forcers" advertisement. You may be a "Fish Haver" if any of the following sounds like you:   You wait almost no...

Beginners Manual to Fish Keeping

This is a care sheet I have put together to thoroughly explain how to appropriately attend to your pets needs. This is a low demand, very gratifying hobby. Granted it is...

Fishless Cycling: Creating Healthy Environment For Tank Inhabitants

Fishless cycling is man's safest approach to keeping an aquarium-raised fish healthy. In the wild, natural phenomena in the ecosystem like rainfall or soil bacteria tackle excess ammonia. However, the fishless...

Tropical fish breeding, a quick overview of the types and guidelines for success

General Guidelines For Breeding Most aquarium fish are breed commercially for retail sale. Breeding your own fish is one of the most rewarding aspects of the hobby. Most of the fish available...

Temperature, tanks and young guppies, Article 6 on the care, upkeep and maintenance of...

Temperature, tanks and young gupps By: Chris McKay. (From The Guppy Roundtable, November, 1970) sent by Sherri, tps@tca.net Back in 1968 1 ran an experiment on temperature and young gupps. I split a dropping of fry... kept...

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