Archive for the ‘Natural Aquariums’ Category

Hatching Apple Snail (Mystery Snail) Eggs in Your Aquarium

There are several types of “Apple Snails” available for aquariums. P. diffusa (formerly P. bridgesii) Apple Snails are popular among natural, planted aquarium enthusiasts because they don’t eat healthy plant tissue and are good janitors. Their gorgeous shell shades of gold, pink, purple, ivory and tan make them even more appealing.

DIY Gelatin Aquarium Fish Food

Homemade gelatin food allows us to easily mix a variety of nutrients, supplements or medication together. The following recipe is specific to fish, shrimp & snails, but may be adapted for any animal.  Choose ingredients that most benefit the animal being fed and simulate the wild diet when possible.

4 Questions About Aquarium Gravel That Will Make Or Break Your Tank ©

By Jacques Bouchard For a beginning aquarist, choosing the right gravel (substrate) for your tank can seem as simple as choosing your favorite color and running with it. And while the “curb appeal” of an aquarium — its gravel and decorations — are definitely a major part of the hobby’s appeal, there’s a lot your […]

The Benefits of Krill for Pets (Infographic) ©

Krill is available in several forms for our pets, including frozen, various grades of meal, whole freeze-dried, flaked/ground freeze-dried and oil extracts. These can be used as ingredients in homemade pet food and treats recipes, or mixed with commercial food as a supplement. It is most commonly used as a natural pet supplement for dogs, […]

Natural Ways to Keep Aquariums Cool (With Infographic) ©

Most pet fish can handle temperature spikes just like they would in the wild. Even cold water fish (like Goldfish) can cope with elevated temperatures temporarily. Other fish are more sensitive to change and require temperature stability, such as many marine fish and some fresh water Goodeid species. Any fish will be stressed to some […]

How Many Fish can I put in my Aquarium?

Providing a natural habitat for your fish starts with a suitable aquarium. The suitability of your aquarium relies on several factors related to the size and dimensions, both of the fish tank and the fish itself. Many fish-keepers figure that out and attempt to research the topic, only to find conflicting advice and myths. 5 […]

Natural Fish Food for Fancy Fins ©

The fancy fins of domestic fish strains get more elaborate all the time.  Bettas, Guppies (and other fancy Livebearers like Hifin & Sailfin Swordtails, Hifin Platies and Sailfin Mollies), fancy Goldfish, Hifin Corydoras, Long-fin Cichlids, Long-fin Plecos, and more fancy fin fish strains can all benefit from extra nutrition focused on fin development and support. […]

Natural Rocks for Aquarium Decor ©

It should come as no surprise that we’re big fans of natural aquariums. When people think of natural freshwater tanks, they usually think of plants first. However, there are other natural decor options for both freshwater and reef tanks that contribute beautifully to aqua-scapes, including rocks.

Natural Remedies for Aquarium Hydra or Planaria Infestation ©

At one time or another, aquarists may experience having Planaria and/or Hydra in their tank. These pests are often the results of poor tank care.

Top 15 Natural Fry (Baby) Fish Foods for Optimum Growth ©

One of the most common mistakes in fish breeding is feeding fry for fast growth instead of optimum growth. The growing fry are stuffed with protein because it makes them grow fast, with little regard for a balanced diet, let alone a species-appropriate feeding plan. There is a ‘double negative’ impact when this method is […]

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