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Top 5 Most Colorful Aquarium Fish

Posted by on Friday, July 12th, 2013

Colorful Reef Aquarium

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Aquariums are legendary for their bright, neon colors. So why waste time with aquarium fish that have dull colors? If you really want to add some wow factor to your living space, then nothing can beat the top 5 most colorful aquarium fish! Continue reading…

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Weird Aquarium News: Men Steal 400 Koi in Broad Daylight

Posted by on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Koi

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Installing an aquarium in your office is a great way to boost your business. A gorgeous custom aquarium in the waiting room beats a muted TV any day of the week, the aquarium could attract customers, it makes your business look much more professional and polished, and the aquarium can cut down on the amount of office stress by creating a soothing atmosphere. Continue reading…

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The Birds and the Bees: Breeding Your Aquarium Fish

Posted by on Friday, June 14th, 2013

Young Pufferfish

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Ah, spring is in the air. You know what that means — birds are chirping, bees are buzzing, and animals are making come-hither eyes at each other. Fish and other aquatic creatures are also getting their groove on, which brings us to a rather unique opportunity for aquascapers: fish breeding. Continue reading…

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Play Hide and Seek with Camouflage Aquariums

Posted by on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Camouflaged Stringray

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Camouflage is a truly unique adaptation in the animal kingdom. It helps creatures hide from predators, it helps them sneak up on unsuspecting prey, and it leaves creatures with stunning outlines and color patterns. Camouflaged creatures have their own special type of beauty, especially when they’re in an environment that supports their camouflage. The only way to truly appreciate a creature’s camouflage is to watch it perfectly blend in to its preferred environment. Continue reading…

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Feeding Time! Videos Prove Feeding Sea Creatures is the Greatest Show on Earth

Posted by on Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Feeding Time

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Feeding time can be an exciting period for pets and pet owners alike. Pets get to enjoy a hearty meal given to them by their adoring masters, while pet owners can delight in the unbridled enthusiasm of a happily prancing dog, purring cat, or darting fish. Continue reading…

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The Quirky Life of a Garden Eel

Posted by on Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Garden Eel

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Most aquariums fall into one of two categories: a lush freshwater aquascape with lots of vibrant green plants, or a tropical saltwater aquarium with beautiful coral and brightly-colored fish. It’s not surprising at all that these two aquascapes are the most popular because they’re so incredibly gorgeous, but some aquascaping fans prefer unorthodox forms of beauty. Continue reading…

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Behold the Fish Tornado! Creating a Schooling Fish Aquarium

Posted by on Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Schooling Fish

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They say that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Sometimes, I feel like that phrase was created with fish in mind. Continue reading…

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5 Fish that Break the Color Mold

Posted by on Monday, March 18th, 2013

Pink Fish

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Henry Ford famously wrote in his autobiography, “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.” Some people think the same thing about aquarium wildlife, that if you want a specific species of fish then you’re pretty much stuck with the default color. While that may be true for some species of fish, you’d be surprised by just how incredibly diverse fish coloration can be. So today, we’re going to break the mold by looking at interesting color options for some popular species. Continue reading…

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How Many Fish Can You Keep in Your Aquarium?

Posted by on Monday, March 11th, 2013

Overstocked Aquarium Tank

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This question comes up a lot among people who are new to the hobby. They want to create an aquascape that’s absolutely bursting with vibrant fish, but they have a hard time evaluating how much fish can safely coexist in a single tank. Unfortunately, there’s no simple equation that you can apply to every situation. Each species of fish is different, so whatever rules apply to one fish probably won’t apply to another fish. The good news is that there are a few basic guidelines that can help you make the best decision for your aquascape. Continue reading…

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4 Aquarium Videos That Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Posted by on Monday, February 25th, 2013

Underwater Cameraman

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It’s Monday, so if you’re reading this that probably means that you’re doing everything you can to procrastinate your enormous to-do list with tantalizing Internet news. Well, luckily for you (and unluckily for your employers), I’m going to nourish your inner slacker with a few entertaining aquarium videos. Continue reading…