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Spotlight Fish: Pond Fish

Spotlight Fish: Pond Fish

A scenic pond or water garden makes a beautiful addition to a backyard, and can be even more rewarding with the addition of unique and vibrant pond fish. Pond fish will add an exciting dimension to your pond environment, and are generally tough, making them easy to keep with the proper care. It’s ...

Myth Busters: The Truth about Bettas

Myth Busters: The Truth about Bettas

There is a common misconception that when keeping Bettas, they must be isolated from other fish because of their aggressive nature, and should not be kept in community aquariums. Bettas can, in fact, coexist with other freshwater fish, and make vibrant additions to community tanks when kept with the ...

Tips for Your Perfect Pond

Tips for Your Perfect Pond

An ornamental or garden pond is beautiful, and will add an element of unique tranquility to your backyard. To thoroughly enjoy your pond season, proper pond care when starting out is important for a low-maintenance pond season and a flourishing, healthy pond ecosystem. Whether filling a new pond or ...

Proactive Fish Keeping

Proactive Fish Keeping

Many fish keepers and aquarium hobbyists seek to treat problems once they’ve already occurred, and in some cases, even once they’ve escalated to the point where they are no longer manageable. This is why it’s prudent to maintain a healthy aquarium once you’ve established it. The result will ...

Feature Product: STRESS ZYME™

Feature Product: STRESS ZYME™

When you hear the word “bacteria,” your first reaction or impression might be a negative one. After all, bacteria is typically associated with dirt, sickness, or other poor conditions. When it comes to your aquarium, however, it’s necessary to break out of that mindset, as bacteria actually pl ...

Treating Common Aquarium Problems

Treating Common Aquarium Problems

Part of the appeal of fish keeping is the calming effect that a clean, aesthetically pleasing aquarium can provide. The good news is that it is fairly easy and totally possible to keep your tank looking great, especially if you perform some simple maintenance and partial water changes. Besides some ...

Caring for Live Aquarium Plants

Caring for Live Aquarium Plants

Many first-time fish keepers settle on plastic plants for aquarium ornamentation. Alternatively, you may want to consider live plants, which can actually help reduce algae growth since they compete with algae for nutrients. Be sure that your fish are compatible with plants first, though, since many ...

Controlling Algae in Your Pond

Controlling Algae in Your Pond

Algae grows in the presence of sunlight when there are excess nutrients in pond water that algae then feed on. There are many sources of these algae-promoting nutrients, including nitrate, ammonia, uneaten food (which spikes phosphate), and excess fish in your pond compared to the volume of pond wat ...