A very important but often overlooked piece of equipment for any serious fish keeper is the quarantine tank. Its purpose is to allow for monitoring of new stock for any health issues before being released into your main tank and for isolation of sick fish if disease breaks out in your main tank. That being said ideally you should keep the setup as simple as possible.
Hints and Tips
Twelve great tips for keeping your tropical fish healthy & happy, maintaining the water quality of your aquarium, and more.
Feeding and Diet
Various fish require different types of food to stay healthy. Most fish eat flake foods, but some may have a special diet. Feed your fish once or twice a day, as much food as they can eat in about 1-2 mins.
Choosing your Aquarium Fish
Before you decide what fish to purchase for your aquarium, you must know if your selected species can co-exist together. You also have to consider some factors such as the water conditions, the size of the aquarium and the environment itself when choosing your fish.
Choosing your Aquarium Plants
Adding vibrant plants is one of the better ways to make your aquarium look great. It also provides your fish with a place to hide and can increase the oxygen level in your aquarium.
Arowana are in my opinion one of the most amazing tropical fish to keep. The key factors to getting the most out of this magnificent fish are a big tank, very stable water conditions, and proper nutrition.
Most Arowana are fed on feeder fish when they are young and never become accustomed to processed food. The problem with live food is that it is expensive, can be hard to find, and is usually not kept in the best of conditions, which can cause your prized Arowana to become infected with disease or parasites.
Aquarium Cycling or New Tank Syndrome as it is commonly called is a process of building up a colony of beneficial bacteria that will break toxic fish waste down into substances that are less harmful to your fish. Cycling a new fishtank usually takes from six to eight weeks to complete. Failure to understand this process is a major contributing factor to the loss of fish.
The Tiger Oscar (also known as the Marble Cichlid or the Velvet Cichlid) is one of the more popular aquarium cichlids. They originate from South America and have the closest resemblance to wild Oscars out of all the selectively bred Oscar variants.
The Silver Arowana (Osteoglossum Bicirrhosum) is the least expensive, most widely distributed and easiest species of Arowana to obtain. This species of Arowana is ideal for fish keepers who would like to try their hand at rearing this magnificent species without spending too much money. That being said, these are not beginner’s fish.
The Panda Cory is a member of the Catfish family. It has a gold or silver body with black patches covering the eyes, dorsal fin, and at the base of the tail. Like most Catfish, the Panda Cory is a scavenger and will stay mostly on the bottom of the tank.