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FISH - NEW PET

Fish Compatibility and Groupings
You must know how big your fish is likely to get and adjust the tank population accordingly. That cute little fellow may grow to six inches and regard its neighbors as a snack. Select fish that are not only compatible with your tank but also with each o...

Should I Get a Fish?
If you've ever been mesmerized by the living jewels swimming through a tropical fish tank at your dentist's or doctor's office, you've discovered one of the benefits of having an aquarium. The colorful, self-enclosed world is peaceful, and has a calming e...

Proper Preparation: Your New Fish
Now that you've decided that the colorful, self-enclosed world of fish is for you, getting ready for their arrival is half the fun. It is said that fish tanks are like snowflakes: no two will ever be exactly alike. This living piece of art will be a focal...

Proper Introductions
Preparation for the addition of a fish tank and its habitants to your life should begin as soon as you make the decision to add these beautiful creatures to your household. Whether you'll be enjoying freshwater or saltwater species, take the time to do th...

Choosing Fish and Plants
Now that you've made the decision to fill a fish tank, it's time to get down to particulars. One of the joys of maintaining an aquarium is the seemingly endless ways you'll discover to vary fish, plants and additional creatures. Once you've armed yourself...

Choosing the Right Fish
If variety is the spice of life, fish are certainly spicy. From salt-loving Blue Damsels to bottom-dwelling Peppered Cories, they come in countless colors, shapes and sizes and prefer different living environments. But the sheer assortment available in pe...

Supplies for Your Aquarium
Your personal preferences and the type of fish you want to keep will determine the supplies you need for your aquarium. Your choice may be as simple as keeping a coldwater species such as a goldfish or Betta (Siamese fighting fish) in an open bowl, but yo...

Why Fish?
If raucous barking, early morning walks, or daily litter box cleanup aren't your thing, consider adopting a tank full of nearly self-sufficient and serene companions. Lionfish never roar - and you'll hardly hear a peep from piranhas - as they glide throu...

Freshwater or Marine Fish?
Consider the joys and responsibilities of both types before taking the plunge. Whether they live in a simple goldfish tank in a child's bedroom or an elaborate saltwater environment, fish provide beauty and companionship. And many aspects of fish keeping ...

Choosing Healthy Fish
After you've assembled the perfect aquarium, you're ready for the fun part - adding fish. Here's what you need to know about populating your new tank. Try to establish a community environment with several species who will coexist peacefully. The rule of...

Furnishing Your Aquarium
Now that you've found the perfect aquarium, it's time to think decor. Just as you wouldn't want to stare at bare walls, your finny friends will appreciate a few furnishings to jazz up their new home. Underwater GardenFoliage helps create a natural aquar...

Fishin' for a Present?
This holiday season, festive gift givers everywhere are planning to present a friend or family member with a new aquarium. However, proper planning is essential for the long-term happiness of the recipient and the welfare of the eventual inhabitants of th...