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Seven Ways to Do the Maintenance of Discus Fish in the Aquarium

Seven Ways to Do the Maintenance of Discus Fish in the Aquarium





Seeing the school of colorful and healthy discus fish and its mates swim around in the aquarium is such a healing activity. But, if your discus fish is sick, it is getting troublesome and stressful. Here are seven ways to do the maintenance of the discus fish in the aquarium.





1.Selecting the Suitable Tank Mates for your Discus Fish If you are keen on putting many types of fish with your discus fish together in your aquarium, you need to select the fish, which fit your discus fish. Some fish species like the ancistrus, clown loaches, corydoras catfish, German blue rams, glowlight tetras, rosy tetras, and rummy nose tetras can be the alternative mates.
2.Cleaning your Aquarium Tank Keep cleaning your aquarium is one of the best ways to maintain the discus fish in your aquarium. Discus fish is such a sensitive fish that need better treatment. You should replace the tank with the fresh water. Furthermore, you must take care of th…

Popular Goldfish Types to Adorn Your Aquarium

Popular Goldfish Types to Adorn Your Aquarium



Description: various types of goldfish have diverse shapes, colors, and characteristics. Learn some of the most common ones here.


Common goldfish (Carassius auratus) is not the only popular species of these carp descendants. There are many types of goldfish with unique colors and shapes, perfect for fish owners with different preferences. Generally, they are divided into two groups: the common slim ones and fancy “egg” types. Here are several common types from both groups.

1. Comet



Originated from the US, Comet goldfish are similar to the common ones. However, their fins are longer, and their tails have deeper slits that move elegantly. Their behaviors are like the common ones, and they are easy to find. Their colors range from white-yellow to orange and deep red. Comets are sturdy fish that can grow to 14 inches long.



2. Shubunkin





Another common slim types, Shubunkin goldfish are famous for their calico patterns. Their fins are wider than t…

How to Maintain Common Goldfish in an Aquarium

How to Maintain Common Goldfish in an Aquarium


Description: maintenance technique of goldfish (Carassius auratus) in an aquarium requires a proper tank, water, and lighting. Here’s how.

Many people think that maintenance technique of goldfish (Carassius auratus) in an aquarium is easy. However, common goldfish is actually an intermediate-level fish, which requires proper tank and water condition to thrive. Putting it in a glass bowl is not enough to keep it alive. Learn this goldfish care guide before buying new fish.


Tank Requirements for Goldfish
Goldfish get stressed easily and cannot live for a long time in a temporary containment. Make sure you prepare the right aquarium by following these requirements:

• Provide the right aquarium size
Ideally, a pair of goldfish needs at least 20 gallons of tank capacity to live a long life. A big tank will extend the life of your goldfish. Some species can actually live for 20 years under the right condition.

• Use the right water
Goldfish need…

How to Choose and Maintain Tank for Healthy Goldfish

How to Choose and Maintain Tank for Healthy Goldfish



Description: types of fish tanks for maintenance of goldfish determine the fish’ health. Read this guide before buying and maintaining goldfish tank.


Unlike what popular culture tells you, a short glass bowl is not the ideal place for goldfish. There are several types of fish tanks for maintenance of goldfish, and they require preparations from the fish owners. Buying the right tank from the start will give you healthy and happy fish, especially with proper maintenance.



Choosing Fish Tanks for Goldfish

Depending on the types, goldfish can grow large and long. Several species can grow to 14 to 18 inches, which means they require extra space. An ideal goldfish tank must have at least 30 to 55 gallons of capacity, with four to five fish at most. The tank must be equipped with water filtration, plants (fake or real), and UV lamp (if the tank cannot get enough sunlight in a day).

Ideally, a goldfish tank must be wide, not tall. Goldfish n…

Goldfish Food Types for Healthy and Happy Fish

Goldfish Food Types for Healthy and Happy Fish




Description: goldfish feed types range from pellets and dried foods to natural foods. Here are several recommendations for healthy fish.

Feeding goldfish seems like an easy task; just throw some pellets and you are done. However, goldfish feed types are more varied than commercial dry pellets. Fish owners who want to have healthy, robust fish need to vary their fish foods for more nutrients. Use these recommendations to find the best food for your fish.


Goldfish Pellets and Frozen Foods
Pellets and frozen foods are the most common products for goldfish. You can get commercial pellets with high protein content to ensure health. Some pellets even have special benefits, such as keeping the fish’ colors. If you breed goldfish, you need to buy special pellets for fry. They have smaller flakes than usual pellets, with extra protein for growth.

You should create variations by giving goldfish brine shrimps, spirulina, or bloodworms. Some fish owner…

Guide to Breed Goldfish in Home Aquariums

Guide to Breed Goldfish in Home Aquariums



Description: breeding of goldfish should be done in separate aquariums, both for the parents and fry. Learn the method from this guide.

If you want to have successful goldfish business, you must start with breeding. For home fish owners, breeding of goldfish can be a little difficult. These fish are known for eating their own eggs sometimes, and their mating habits can be confused with fighting. Learn the best way to breed these fish with an extra breeding aquarium at home.


How to Prepare Goldfish for Breeding
If you want your goldfish to breed, make sure you put them in an ideal tank from the start. Your tank must have at least 50 to 70 gallons of capacity, with proper filtration system and 21 degrees Celsius of temperature. Feed them with protein-rich pellets and live foods to ensure health.

Wait until a male and female fish look ready to breed (usually after they turn one year old). The male usually grows white spots on the fins, and the col…