Keeping Fish Cool

Many people have an aquarium of some kind in the home. It could be a small tank with only a few fish or a larger set up with plants and various kinds of fish. An aquarium water chiller can gently keep … [Read more...]

How To Find A Supplier Of Aquarium Products

Do you have some pet fish or other aquatic animals at home? If you do, you will want to make sure that these little guys are well taken care of. That means finding the right place to buy an aquarium … [Read more...]

Key Factors in Stocking Fish Ponds

Fish add life to your pond with their color, movement, and grace. The size of your pond is an important factor in determining the number of fish that can thrive in it. Overstocking should be avoided … [Read more...]

How to Kill Aquarium Planaria Safely

Planaria are those white or pinkish filamentous things you can see on the sides of the aquarium. These are nocturnal flatworms, classified under Phylum Platyhelminthes. Some would mistake them for … [Read more...]

Is my Betta Fish Healthy or Dying?

One of the most serious problems betta owners face is an uncertainty about whether their betta is healthy or experiencing symptoms of disease. Does this sound familiar? If you think your favorite … [Read more...]

Beginner’s Guide to Freshwater Tropical Fish

Bringing freshwater tropical fish into your home can prove to be a rewarding and relaxing endeavor. Succeeding in the care of freshwater fish demands know-how but is fairly easy if you have the right … [Read more...]

Pet Fish & Aquarium Care Tips : How to Breed Betta Fish

Items needed to breed Betta fish include at least a 10 gallon tank, sponge filter, and a heater to maintain the water at 70 to 72 degrees. Breed Betta fish with tips from an aquarium shop owner in … [Read more...]

Things You Should Purchase For Your Fish Tank

There is a lot of important information you need to know about aquariums if you are going to start up your own one. To begin with there are about 20,000 of fish available in the world seas, oceans and … [Read more...]

What Can You Do with a Goldfish Bowl?

If you've been given a goldfish bowl, please don't put a goldfish in it! Goldfish, like all members of the carp family, grow to a large size quite rapidly. They also eliminate waste more often than … [Read more...]

Tornado Safety for Pets

There was a Tornado Watch in effect for my county for most of the afternoon today. While most people know what to do to protect themselves if a tornado occurs, what about pets? While many disaster … [Read more...]

Are Laser Pointer Toys Safe for Pets?

There's nothing like the bright red dot of a laser pointer racing across the floor or wall to get a cat's attention. Many dogs also are fascinated  with and will chase laser pointer toys. Even … [Read more...]

HR 669 and How It Might Affect You and Your Pets

Regular readers know that I tend to avoid political topics in this blog. They're too contentious, and there are many sides to every issue. However, there is a bill currently being considered by the … [Read more...]

End of Earth Week Tips for Greener Pet Ownership

As Earth Week ends, tree-planting events and free seed offers die down, CFL bulbs return to regular price, and most people go right back to the lifestyle they're accustomed to during the other 51 … [Read more...]

Why You Should Never Buy a Pet at a Pet Store, and Some Alternatives

I think most pet lovers, especially those who read this blog, know why it's a bad idea to buy a cat or dog at a pet store. Even Oprah has taken up the cause of raising puppymill awareness. But did you … [Read more...]

A guide to London Aquarium

Last week, I was able to visit London Aquarium and I thought that I would take some photos so that I share my experience and write a short guide about what you can expect from the largest display of … [Read more...]

Aquarium Location

One of the first things that you will think about when planning to keep pet fish is where you are going to position the aquarium in your home. The most obvious concern will be to find available space … [Read more...]

Fighter in the Community Tank: Mixing Betas

You have probably seen hundreds of them sitting in small plastic cups in various pet stores and you may have had a few Betas of your own, each one swimming gently in a little tank that never seems big … [Read more...]

Aquarium design

Fish tanks are available in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and materials. Before you purchase your first aquarium it is important to consider how different designs will affect your fish. Aquarium … [Read more...]

Re-examining the "Goldfish Bowl"

Wouldn't a goldfish in a fish bowl be a cute gift for your six-year-old? It'll teach her responsibility and be a source of constant entertainment. It's a classic, seen in movies, comic strips, and … [Read more...]

Another New Author on PetLvr!

Hello to all readers of the LVR series of blogs and everyone who is part of the HART network. My name is Robert, you can find my author page here . I will be here at and also over at … [Read more...]

Freshwater Tank or Saltwater Tank?

If you are purchasing your first aquarium, you may want to consider a freshwater tank. There are several reasons you should maintain a freshwater tank before moving on to a saltwater tank. Although a … [Read more...]

Choosing a Filter for Your Aquarium

A good filter is probably the most important piece of equipment you can add to your aquarium. Aquarium filters usually provide biological, chemical or mechanical filtration. You might want to get a … [Read more...]

Algae-eaters and Bottom-feeders for your Aquarium

In order to maintain your aquarium, you may want to purchase a maintenance crew. This crew is actually a group of scavengers that will feed on algae and on uneaten food at the bottom of the aquarium. … [Read more...]

Keeping Koi Fish

Koi are some of the most beautiful and graceful pond fish. These fish are quite intelligent and can become very tame over the years. With good care, they often live from 25 to 35 years and can live … [Read more...]

Caring for Bettas

Bettas, also known as Japanese fighting fish, are so beautiful that they don't look quite real. You've probably seen these fish housed separately in tiny bowls at your local fish store. This is … [Read more...]

How to Test Your Tank's Water

The most important thing in your fish's environment is the water. If your fish tank has water that is too hot or cold, too acidic or alkaline, or unbalanced in any other way, your fish could die. In … [Read more...]

Caring for Goldfish

The goldfish is probably one of the easiest fish species to care for. These fish can live for up to 50 years if they are well taken care of. The first thing you should consider when you are caring … [Read more...]

How to Remove Algae from Your Tank

If your tank walls are so covered in green gunk that you can't see your fish, it may be time to remove the algae from your tank. While algae can help keep your fish alive and healthy since it helps … [Read more...]

Adding Plants to Your Aquarium

Adding plants to your aquarium is a good idea for several reasons. They are aesthetically pleasing and provide a healthier environment for fish, since they aid in creating an ecosystem within the … [Read more...]

Adding Fish to Your Aquarium

Your aquarium is set up and you've tested the water to be sure it is safe. Now, you are ready to run to the store and buy ten or fifteen colorful fish, right? Actually, if you want to have a happy, … [Read more...]

Maintaining your Pond

Just like any other type of yard maintenance, pond maintenance varies with each season. These tips on maintaining your pond will help you keep it running well from season to season. Each spring, … [Read more...]

Be Careful To Select The Right Aquarium Store

By Darren Lintern The aquarium stores are extremely convenient for any aquarist who wants to keep fish at home or in the office. It is here that you find a wide selection of fish tanks, and at the … [Read more...]

Common Fish Diseases

Fish are fairly hardy overall, especially if they have the proper living conditions. However, sometimes, despite your best efforts, at least one of your fish will become ill, probably with one of the … [Read more...]

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