Category: Fish

Betta Fish Care Sheet & Supplies

4 things to know about your betta

  • Bettas can live up to 3 years
  • They grow up to 3 inches long
  • Bettas can sometimes live with other peaceful community fish. However, you should only have one male or female betta in a tank without dividers and be prepared to remove the betta if they show signs of aggression towards other fish.
  • Bettas gulp air from the surface of their tank.

How do I set up my betta’s tank?

Bettas need an aquarium with a filter that is at least three gallons. Set up their new home at least one day before they arrive.

Aquarium & stand

  • The minimum size of the aquarium will depend on how many fish you have. For just a betta, the tank should be a minimum of 3 gallons.
  • If you plan to have lots of community fish, follow this formula to determine whether the tank should be even larger: the aquarium should have 1 gallon of water for every inch of fully-grown fish.
  • The aquarium should be near a power source, in a low-traffic area, away from direct sunlight and drafts.
  • Water weighs about 8 pounds per gallon. Pick a very sturdy, stable base for
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How to Take Care of Fish

By Kali Wyrosdic

Are you thinking about getting a fish but aren’t sure whether or not a fish would make the best pet? No matter what type of fish you’re thinking about, there are some basic fish-care facts that apply. Once you’ve made your decision, make sure to research the type of fish and it’s individual needs. Below, you’ll find answers to several of the most common fish-care questions to help you decide whether or not a fish is the right type of pet for you.

Are Fish Really a Low-Maintenance Pet?

Generally speaking, freshwater fish are less expensive and easier to care for than other types of pets, leading to the perception that they’re easy to keep. While they can be less trouble than other types of animals, that doesn’t exactly make them low-maintenance pets.

Fish have the same basic needs as other animals, including food, water and a proper habitat, but because fish live in completely different environments than humans and other mammals, they are dependent on us to provide everything they need to live happily.

Whereas dogs and cats won’t die if they aren’t washed regularly (although appropriate grooming for your pet is encouraged), regular aquarium cleanings

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17 Best Freshwater Aquarium Fish

Over 12.5 million households keep freshwater fish in the US, they account for the largest proportion of pets owned across America, and it’s no surprise that they are the top choice of pet.

Most of the species that we’ll look at here are easy to care for, they bring beauty and color to your homes and they are very relaxing to watch.

Keeping freshwater fish also has many health benefits such as reducing stress and lowering your blood pressure and heart rate.

With all that said, most people who start off in the fishkeeping hobby, get hooked very quickly mainly because fish are so beautiful to watch and many have characteristics and personalities all of their own.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at the most popular species available in the freshwater aquarium industry today.

Neon Tetra

Neon Tetra
Swarm of Neon Tetras

Neon Tetras are a small, easy-to-care-for species. This popular aquarium species is often one of the first fish a beginner aquarist will buy.

They reach around 2.2cm in length and like to be kept in groups. They are a great choice for small community aquariums due to their peaceful temperament.

Neon Tetras come in bright

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Pets to Keep in a Tank Aside from Fish

Pets to Keep in a Tank Aside from Fish


Guest Blogger: Katie Michaels


If you have an old aquarium or if you don’t much care for fish, you can still put your tank to good use as a house for all kinds of different pets.

The most important factor is to make sure your tank is the right size for the chosen animal you are thinking of trying to keep. After all, some lizards and snakes can get really big so you will want to match the size of the tank with the potential full-size of the animal you’d like to keep. To help you with this challenge you can go online and look up different tank sizes, like this one from Aquacadabra in the UK or Fish Tanks Direct in the US. When you’ve figured out what tank size you want, you can now plan what pets to put into them.

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Not all aquariums need to have fish – there are all sorts of environments which can be created within an aquarium and all kinds of creatures which can live quite happily within them.

Whether you are purchasing an animal or just looking to keep an animal you found

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Local Fish Stores in Los Angeles

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