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The Unique Character of Ocsar Fish

If you’re looking for a pet that has some personality to it, but aren’t interested in the smell or the care involved with dogs or cats, why not consider an Oscar fish? Yes, a fish can have personality. At least the Oscar fish do, anyway. You’re probably thinking that all fish do is swim around and eat in their tanks. If you’ve ever owned or gotten to know the Oscar fish variety, you’d know how untrue that really is. Oscars have become a popular fish species in recent years since they’re known to recognize their owners. They can have a trusting nature within them, which is seen in some Oscars who will affectionately rub up against their owner’s arm when they perform tank maintenance. Oscars can form a bond with their owner and with time, may allow their owner to touch them in a petting motion. There are some Oscar fish that will eat their food right out of their owner’s hand. You don’t see that with most fish varieties. They not only bond w...

 


The Six Most Common Health Risks to Your Tropical Fish

Tropical fish can be an enjoyment to have around. You want them to live as long as possible, but sometimes they can be threatened by preventable ailments. Here are some common health issues tropical fish can face and how to eliminate them so your fish will thrive in your care. • Nitrate, ammonia and carbon dioxide poisoning - Too much waste gathered in the tank can raise the PH level of the water and can cause bacterial harm to some tropical fish. Be sure to keep their tanks clean, keep proper aeration going and check the water’s PH level if the fish require a certain amount. Never neglect proper tank maintenance. Also, be sure to use the right filters for your tank. • Gas Bubble - Gas bubbles occur with improper changing of the water in the tank or by adding water that’s too cold. This changes the gas pressure within the tank and causes blister-like areas to appear on the fish. If this occurs, keep aeration going at a higher speed and keep the aquarium light off to minimize stre...

 


Setting Up Your Home Aquarium the Right Way

Tropical Fish are popular and fun to have around. People can get hours of enjoyment from watching their fish swim around in their environment. They can be relatively easy to take care of as long as you do your homework before getting your own tropical fish. If you’re thinking of getting some tropical fish for your place, here are 5 tips to keep in mind when setting up an aquarium for them to live in. 1) Make sure you get a tank large enough for the fish you’ll be putting into it. Plan ahead and know what you’ll need before you get the tank. Your tropical fish may not thrive if you get a smaller tank and then get impulsive and buy too many fish for it. It will need to be large enough to provide the necessary foliage as well, so be sure to do your research before you buy your equipment. 2) Use the necessary type of water needed for the fish you’ll be putting into the tank. It’s not as easy as turning on the faucet and filling up the tank. There are many things to conside...

 




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