How to Take Care of Betta Fish and Avoid Problems

bettaPurple cyan blue siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens) in aquarium

Having and keeping fish as a pet is a lot of fun and comes with some responsibility. There are different species to choose from and if you decide on the betta fish then you are in for a great deal of pleasure. But first you need to know how to take care of betta fish so you aren’t disappointed with your new fish adventure. It helps to know a little about the betta so you can provide everything it needs. … Read more

Goldfish Food – Feeding Tips for Beginners

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Care and feeding goldfish is a pleasant experience and lots of fun for children. Just sprinkling food in your aquarium and watching your fish enjoy their meal can be a great experience for the whole family. Goldfish love to eat and will eat almost anything. Feeding your goldfish is an easy process because they are omnivorous. This means goldfish will consume not only plants but animal tissues as well. It is important that your fish be provided with a diet … Read more

What’s the Perfect Temperature for Goldfish Water?

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When you first start keeping goldfish there are many considerations to take into account – tank size, food options, filtration – but perhaps the most important is the best water for goldfish. The temperature of your water can have a huge effect on your fish, and really can mean the difference between fish that are happy and healthy and fish that are slow, lethargic, stressed, and susceptible to disease. So what’s the best water temperature for goldfish, and in what … Read more

Know the Signs & Symptoms of Sick Goldfish

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While most people tend to think that cats and dogs have the best personalities, fish can also display some cute and very individual behaviors and tendencies, but how do you know when your pet is simply being a bit playful, or when you’ve got a sick goldfish on your hands? Here are some of the most common signs and symptoms of disease in goldfish that every owner should look out for: Symptom: Gasping for Air What to Look For: Sick … Read more

A Simplified Approach To Keeping Your Goldfish Healthy

Healthy Goldfish

Goldfish can be susceptible to many diseases when they are integrated with other fish. Some of these diseases can be infectious, other diseases may not be. Keeping your goldfish healthy can be challenging, and even the most experienced have problems from time to time. Being aware of changes in the behavior of goldfish and acting early to identify the cause is key. Regular aquarium water change When caring for goldfish in a tank, maintaining a healthy environment for the fish … Read more

Just The Facts: Beginning Stages For Your Pond

Planning Your fish pond

Planning is essential when considering building a fish pond. Keep in mind that once your pond is constructed, you won’t be able to move it around as you would an aquarium. Checklist for planning your fish pond design consider the appearance and size think about the materials you will use in constructing your pond how much do you want your pond to be elevated or sunken? the type of form/shape of the fish pond will the pond have plant life? … Read more

Thinking Of Building A Garden Pond?

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Many people have a great interest in goldfish. The Koi of Japan are responsible for creating much of that interest, but not all. Goldfish owners are also very interested in this type of fresh water fish because they have the upper hand over Koi. Goldfish or Koi? Which is best suited to keeping in a garden pond Koi develop much faster than goldfish and run the risk of outgrowing the small garden pond. Purchasing more goldfish for your pond is … Read more

Goldfish Know How To Win Popularity Contests

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Goldfish popularity A common perception we have of goldfish is of them swimming contentedly in a little bowl. Their popularity is undisputed. Their personalities have been explored and characters presented in numerous cartoons and comic strips; characters like those appearing in ‘Garfield’, ‘Chicken Little’, ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘The Cat in the Hat’. They’ve starred in animated movies, for example ‘Chloe the goldfish’ in the classic children’s movie ‘Pinocchio’. They’ve been kept by English Prime Ministers – in fact they are … Read more

Buying An Aquarium

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An important aspect of maintaining goldfish is selecting an aquarium which provides the space needed to keep your goldfish healthy. After all, it is their environment or home. As the proud owner, make it as enjoyable as possible for your fish. How gratifying it will be for your fish if a little extra time is taken to choose the best possible place for them to live. Selecting an Aquarium Size Following is a guide for making your choice. It is … Read more

Learning About Goldfish Behavior – Why We Love Them

Golfish and their Behavior

If you are reading this, then it is likely that you are one of the many people who love goldfish and interested in learning more about goldfish. You are in good company because goldfish make excellent pets. With so many varieties it is especially important to understand goldfish behavior. Goldfish are the most popular domesticated aquatic life in the world. There are over 125 varieties of goldfish. More varieties than any other fish species! Keeping goldfish is also one of … Read more