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Safe Aquariums for the Immunocompromised

by Jane Wangersky September 11th, 2015| Care, Fish
When you're living with a major illness, a pet can be really comforting. Unfortunately, pets can also pass infections to their people.  Aquarium fish  may carry bacteria that can infect humans who are immunocompromised (for example, due to HIV, lymphoma, chemotherapy, and many other conditions and circumstances).


Fish Spotlight: Blue Tangs

by T Akery September 10th, 2015| Fish, Spotlight
Blue Tangs are saltwater fish. If you have ever seen the movie Finding Nemo, you have seen this beautiful blue and black fish. The character Dori is inspired by the Blue Tang. With a sequel on the way, you will see more of this animated fish. It

3 Tools You Must Use for Your Dragon Goby Tank

by Marnie Bii June 30th, 2015| Care, Fish
The time you put into maintaining your tank directly reflects in the condition of your dragon goby population. Your fish benefit from a tank with the right balance of live plants, algae growth and water quality. Without those three components, your dragon gobies could develop an infection or simply

4 Ways to Coax Your Dragon Goby Out of Hiding

by Marnie Bii June 23rd, 2015| Behavior, Fish
Dragon gobies are shy fish, especially right after being introduced to a new environment. You may notice your gobies cautiously peeking out of hiding spots before working up the nerve to move to a new location. When your gobies do move around, most stick close to the bottom of

4 Water Conditions to Avoid for Dragon Gobies

by Marnie Bii June 16th, 2015| Fish, Health
In the wild, dragon gobies live in highly specific water conditions created where a river meets the ocean. Furthermore, these creatures come from habitats with fairly temperate climates, so the water is nearly always warm. You must replicate the warm and brackish waters to keep your gobies happy and

4 Tips for Raising Healthy, Happy Dragon Gobies

by Marnie Bii June 9th, 2015| Fish, Pointers
Plenty of forethought and a little preparation will help ensure your new dragon goby thrives in your tank throughout his or her entire ten-year lifespan. Ideally, you need to provide your goby with perfect water conditions, ample feeding opportunities and total comfort to maintain a happy, healthy tank of

Taking a Closer Look at the Awesome Dragon Goby

by Marnie Bii June 2nd, 2015| Fish, Spotlight
The dragon, or violet, goby looks a lot like an eel, especially once it has reached its full-grown length. The timid nature of this goby requires a lot of patience when trying to catch a glimpse of it moving through the tank. When in motion, however, the goby is

4 Tank Conditions That Can Affect Your Gar’s Health

by Marnie Bii March 27th, 2015| Fish, Health
With all of the requirements needed to keep needle nose gar healthy and happy, it's a fish often recommended for intermediate aquarium enthusiasts. Tank owners need to closely monitor the conditions in the tank to make sure the gar receive the right amount of light and nutrients. Furthermore, gar

How to Handle Your Needle Nose Gar’s Behaviors

by R. Carnavale March 20th, 2015| Behavior, Fish
Needle nose gars (Xenentodon cancila) are found in nature throughout the rural areas of Southeast Asia and tropical jungles in slow moving river tributaries and streams. In your aquarium, needle nose gar swim close to the surface and look like sticks, so they're sometimes referred to as "Stickfish." They

2 Need to Know Tips for Keeping Needle Nose Gar

by Ronald A. Rowe March 13th, 2015| Fish, Pointers
The Needle Nose Gar (also known as Stickfish, Freshwater Garfish, Freshwater Gar, Needlefish, Silver Needlefish, Needlenose Halfbeak, and Asian Needlefish) is, oddly enough, not a member of the Gar family.  This is more than just a curious footnote; it is important to recognize because it is illegal to own

Fish Spotlight: Exploring the Needle Nose Gar

by Marnie Bii March 6th, 2015| Fish, Spotlight
After surpassing beginner knowledge in freshwater aquarium care, and upgrading to a larger tank, the search for truly unique fish residents is on. The Needle Nose Gar is a suitable pick for people who want to maintain a species tank. Since this fish is highly combative towards its tank
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3 Issues That Can Impact Your Cuttlefishes’ Health

by Marnie Bii January 30th, 2015| Care, Fish
When in good health, cuttlefish flit around the tank by quickly moving their tiny fins like wings. Their bright coloring constantly shifts as they rapidly move in and out of the light. Cuttlefish are normally quite active, especially during feeding times. In addition, they are smart enough to respond
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