13 Best Freshwater Fish For Your Home Aquarium | Fish Keeping Advice

10 Best Freshwater Aquarium Fish For Beginners | Home Aquaria
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The amount of food you give your fish is important. That said, do not overfeed the animal. You have probably heard this before and it is true. While overfeeding won’t make your fish explode, it will contaminate the water, making the tank an unpleasant place to live. In addition, an excessive amount of food particles in the tank can clog the filters, which also causes the water to become toxic. It depends on the type, size, and breed of your fish. Try sprinkling a small amount of food in the fish's tank and watch. Your fish should eat its fill in about five minutes. Experiment and take notes until you find appropriate amount for your fish. However, it is better to err on the side of caution -- at least at first -- and feed the fish too little rather than too much. This will also depend on the fish's breed and size. Most fish only require a once-a-day feeding, though some people like to split it into two smaller feedings. Consult your veterinarian or the fish experts at your local aquarium to learn about the daily requirements for your particular breed. But be aware that a fish will eat even when it's not hungry. So there is no point feeding your water-bound pet three times a day, when once a day is sufficient. Some food is breed-specific. Other types are based on whether the fish is of fresh or salt water. Some fish even eat live food (e.g., worms, shrimp, and fruit flies), so make sure to get this information before purchasing the fish and bringing it home, especially if you get queasy at the site of one live creature eating another. Regardless of the type of food, fish, much like other animals, require daily nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and protein. Again, consult your veterinarian or the fish experts at your local aquarium to best fulfill these needs for your pet fish. When storing food, it is best to keep it in the freezer to help preserve the vitamin content. And for the best nutritional value, only buy enough food for the month. That way you will be able to have the healthiest fish possible.It may be seem like a difficult ordeal to feed your fish, but really it is not. As long as you don't indulge your underwater pet by giving it some crackers to munch on, you should be fine. Anyways, fish aren't much into snacking. Good luck at feeding time.
So there is no point feeding your water-bound pet three times a day, when once a day is sufficient. What about the type of fish food? Some food is breed-specific.
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Whether monochomatic or multi-coloured, dartingly fast swimmers or slow dancers, big or tiny, fish entice the eye and the imagination. And sometimes, one or two just isn’t enough. You want to breed a tank full of them so you can share the joys of fish with your family and friends, (or maybe sell to a local pet and aquarium store). But where do you start? Click here to listen to a discussion titled
Photo provided by FlickrAs methods of breeding fish and transporting them have evolved, international suppliers readily fill pet shops needs at lower prices than a local supplier might.
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Most killifish purchased from pet stores will readily accept flake type foods, but it is important to supplement the killifish’s diet with a variety of live foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, mosquito larvae, tubifex worms, black worms, white worms and fruit flies.
Killifish are an extremely hardy species of aquarium fish and most aquarium bred varieties can adapt to a range of different water conditions.
The goldfish available in pet stores today are descendants of a wild carp fish, known by such names as the Prussian Carp, Silver Prussian carp, or Gibel Carp (syn: .For many years, goldfish were believed to have originated from either the Crucian Carp or Golden Carp described by Linnaeus in 1758. However, recent research points toward the former.Goldfish were originally developed in China and were exported to Japan in the 1500s. They arrived in Europe in the 1600s and made their way to America in the 1800s. These countries developed them into the wondrous variety of goldfish colors and forms we see today. The majority of the fancy goldfish have been developed by Asian breeders. Today, there are over 125 types of goldfish.Originating in Asia (Siberia), goldfish are one of the first aquatic animals in recorded history to be kept as pets. The majority of the fancy goldfish varietes available today were developed by Asian breeders. There are currently over 125 types of goldfish. Goldfish can have many interesting forms, are available in a wide of beautiful colors, and can be metallic, iridescent, or flat.Owners of local fish stores can tell you what sells well in their shop and how much they pay. It can be difficult to make much profit raising aquarium fish, unless you keep on top of trends. As methods of breeding fish and transporting them have evolved, international suppliers readily fill pet shops needs at lower prices than a local supplier might. A pet store owner might sell an angel fish for approximately $5, for example, but may have paid about 75 cents for the fish from a farm in Florida, according to Jay F. Hemdal, author of "Aquarium Fish Breeding." Some stores might offer you only store credit. Regional stores might buy from you if you can save them money on freight costs. A general rule, Hemdal notes, is that retailers pay sellers 25 to 35 percent of the retail price. Consider also selling fish online, particularly feeder fish, such as minnows, which are used for feeding large predatory fish.