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Will Clownfish Host Hammer Coral in a Saltwater Aquarium?

Colorful, saltwater-dwelling clownfish survive in their native ocean environment by sheltering with a protective host, usually an anemone but also corals. In this symbiotic relationship, the host protects the clownfish by stinging approaching predators. The clownfish provide nutrients for the host and clean the host of algae and the waste products of other fish.  Saltwater …

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Will Peppermint Shrimp Eat Coral in Your Reef Tank?

The flashy, red and white Peppermint Shrimp (also called Candy Cane Shrimp) eat coral healthily by nibbling on the decomposing top layer. Feasting on the top layer of coral provides the shrimp with the protein they need to survive and helps the coral maintain optimal health. Peppermint Shrimp feeds on coral’s decomposing organic tissue, keeping …

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Do Shrimp Eat Fish Poop in Your Freshwater Aquarium?

Shrimp are bottom dwellers, and because of this, people tend to believe these creatures can serve as a good clean-up crew to feed on the poop in the tank. However, that’s further from the truth. Shrimp don’t eat fish poop in your freshwater aquarium. It’s not nutritious to them and doesn’t aid their growth. They …

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How To: Remove Snail Eggs From Aquarium Glass or Plants

Have you ever noticed the mysterious, sketchy-looking clump of things appearing in your tank? They could very well be snail eggs! But fret not — I’ll share with you some advice based on my experience in removing snail eggs from an aquarium. To remove snail eggs from aquarium glass or plants, use a thin card …

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Almond Leaves for Betta Fish: All Questions Answered

Blackwater aquariums have become popular in the fish-keeping industry, and using Indian almond leaves is one of the main ways to turn the water dark. But it’s not just about the color. Indian almond leaves carry multiple natural health benefits, especially for bettas. Indian almond leaves help reduce the PH levels, making the aquarium more …

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Do Fish Like Light (For Health, Behavior and More)

Fish live in many different conditions, including deep under the water with very little light. However, aquarium fish are exposed to all kinds of light, both natural and artificial. Understanding what type of lighting fish actually need, and what they like, can be one of the most confusing aspects of setting up a fish tank.  …

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Can River Fish Live In a Tank? Compatibility and Tips

A few years ago, I purchased a large aquarium for my home, and I filled it with colorful fish from my local pet store. It was a nice addition, but the fish were tiny, and they didn’t look anything like the beauties swimming in the rivers and streams around my home. The realization got me …

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Do Fish Like the Dark? For Health, Behavior and More

Humans have always tried to avoid darkness, hence the rapid and continuous advancement in the light industry. Light is unquestionably essential for all species on Earth, not only humans — we can thrive in terms of warmth, growth, and well-being. However, certain living creatures prefer darkness for survival reasons — are fish among them? Fish …

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Do Catfish Eat Poop in Your Freshwater Aquarium?

Some people believe catfish can eat almost anything because they naturally scavenge for what to eat and because it’s an easier way of cleaning the fish tank. So I’m sure you might be wondering if your catfish is desperate enough to eat poop, amongst other things and if you’ve got a natural tank cleaner.  Catfish …

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Do You Keep Tropical Fish in a Freshwater or Saltwater Tank

In the fish-keeping hobby, getting to know your species and providing the best conditions for them is paramount. You might have come to wonder whether tropical fish should be kept in freshwater or saltwater tank. Wonder no more! I have the answer for you! Tropical fish comprehend a lot of species that could be either …

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