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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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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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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…

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4 Tankbusters That Will Quickly Become Big Fish in a Small Pond

Posted by on Monday, February 18th, 2013

Big Fish in a Small Tank

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So, you come from the aquarium store with a handful of tiny fish for your new aquarium. They take to their new home swimmingly and begin growing in your tender loving care… but they keep growing, and growing, and growing. Wait, hold on a second! Are these fish ever going to stop growing? Yeah, eventually. After they’ve reached a massive four foot length and weight upwards of 60 pounds. That, my friend, is a tankbuster. Continue reading…

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Scientists Film Fish Thought For the First Time in History!

Posted by on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Transparent Fish

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What does a thought look like? Well, it’s hard to say. You can watch a person as he furrows his brow and scratches his chin in a facsimile of The Thinker. We can also stick a few electrodes on a person’s noggin and watch a computer as it measures electrical impulses in the brain and spits them out on paper as incomprehensible squiggles. But what does an actual thought look like? If we could crack open your skull and put a camera in your brain, what your brain look like as you read this article? Well, thanks to one fish test subject and a few clever scientists, we might finally have the answer. Continue reading…

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Freshwater Fish: How the Tiniest Fish Pack the Biggest Punch

Posted by on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Nano  Aquascape with Freshwater Fish Tetras

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Plants dominate the conversation in the world of freshwater aquariums. It’s a bit ironic considering that most people associate aquariums with fish. The reason why fish are so often overlooked is because the selection and careful arrangement of plants are the most important aspects of a freshwater aquascape. Freshwater fish are usually added afterward to compliment the aquascape, kind of like sticking a pretty, frilly paper umbrella on the top of a tropical drink. Still, that doesn’t mean that you should ignore the frilly umbrella entirely — what good is a pina colada without a little pink umbrella? The most popular species of freshwater fish might be tiny, but they make a huge impact on the overall visual quality of your aquascape. Continue reading…

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Sing Along with the 12 Days of Christmas — Aquascaping Edition!

Posted by on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Christmas Goldfish

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If you’ve been out shopping for the newest video games, hot fashion accessories, or the best eco-friendly gadgets during the past two weeks, then you’ve undoubtedly heard festive Christmas jingles playing over the radio. Every retail store in America is playing Jingle Bell Rock, Let it Snow, or some other Christmas song. Continue reading…