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Aquarium Essentials for First-Time Fish Owners

Aquarium Essentials for First-Time Fish Owners

Fishkeeping is a fascinating, enjoyable, and very hands-on hobby, as it requires more than just feeding your fish and changing the water in your tank every now and again. Proper fish care requires certain aquarium conditions for your fish to thrive, so it is up to you to make your aquarium a healthy ...

Feature Product: STRESS COAT™

Feature Product: STRESS COAT™

What if your aquarium tap water conditioner was more than just a dechlorinator? What if it also scientifically worked to improve your fish’s health, regenerate damaged tissue, and soothe and calm stressed fish? Sound too good to be true? It’s not! Enter one of the most beloved and trusted produc ...

The Ultimate API Holiday Gift Guide

The Ultimate API Holiday Gift Guide

Know any fish enthusiasts? Do you have a friend or a family member who loves aquatics or you think might enjoy the hobby? With the holidays right around the corner, we’re here to help you pick the perfect gifts for the fish keeper(s) in your life!API® has all the bases covered with its extensive ...

The Right Aquarium for You

The Right Aquarium for You

Setting up a new fish tank in your home is exciting! If this is your first time purchasing and setting up an aquarium, you may be wondering what the most important factors are in choosing the appropriate tank for you. Let's start with the basics: TANK TYPEAlthough it may sound counter-intuitive, th ...

Feeding Your Fish

Feeding Your Fish

Feeding fish is a fun and rewarding experience, and nothing is more important for fish health and growth than the food they eat. Of course, you’ll need to select a high quality fish food to ensure your fish get the necessary nutrients, but what should you look for in a fish food formula? And how d ...

Spotlight Fish: Goldfish

Spotlight Fish: Goldfish

Goldfish are among the most popular of household fish. In fact, it has been stated that goldfish tend to be the first fish for aquarium owners. Most goldfish are hardy and easily kept. With many colour, shape, and size variations, your goldfish will be a unique and beautiful addition to your home. C ...

Diagnosing Your Fish and Treating with API Fish Remedies

Diagnosing Your Fish and Treating with API Fish Remedies

If your fish is exhibiting signs of illness, it’s important to diagnose the type of disease accurately in order to provide effective treatment. There are four categories of infection your fish may contract: • Bacterial• Parasitic• Fungal• Viral The first three can be treated with medicati ...

Routine Aquarium Care

Routine Aquarium Care

Since your aquarium is essentially its own ecosystem, you’ll need to perform some simple maintenance to keep it clean and healthy for your fish! Over time, uneaten food and waste will begin to accumulate in your aquarium, which can contribute to a spike in water parameters. To keep harmful levels ...