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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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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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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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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 Ways Valentine’s Day Would Be Different If We Were More Like Fish

Posted by on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Kissing a Fish

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It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow, which means that people everywhere will shower their significant others in chocolate, gifts, and sexy lingerie. If you think human mating rituals are bizarre, then you’re in for a real treat. We’re going to imagine how different Valentine’s Day would be if humans were more like fish when it comes to romance. 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…

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Let’s Build a Thanksgiving-Themed Aquarium!

Posted by on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Trukey Fish

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Thanksgiving is tomorrow! I am not exaggerating in the slightest when I say that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. It’s all about being together with your family and remembering the important things in your life. And best of all, it doesn’t get swamped in materialism like so many other holidays (I’m looking at you, Christmas). It doesn’t matter if you’re poor, sick, or if you’re suffering from a speech impediment — anybody can get together with the people they care about and focus on the good things in life. Continue reading…

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4 Fish Breeds with Quirky, Friendly Personalities

Posted by on Monday, November 19th, 2012

Fish with Personality

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Even if you’ve never owned a dog, odds are good that you know a little bit about dog personalities. They’re loyal, fun-loving creatures that will do just about anything to please people. Beyond that, every breed has its own unique personality. German Shepherds are fearless and loyal, labs are happy and trusting, and golden retrievers are gentle and loving. Continue reading…

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Breaking News! Mermaids Are Fake! But Here Are 6 Real Sea Monsters to Fill the Gap

Posted by on Monday, July 9th, 2012

Mermaid's Aren't Real

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I know, I was just as shocked as you are. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has settled the debate once and for all by officially announcing that mermaids are not real. They report on their website, “No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found. Why, then, do they occupy the collective unconscious of nearly all seafaring peoples? That’s a question best left to historians, philosophers, and anthropologists.” Continue reading…