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We all know how aquarium fish often open and close their mouths repeatedly. This is quite common, especially among goldfish and koi fish. However, sometimes, certain fish will keep their mouths open. When I first saw it myself, I got a little worried, as I didn’t know if my fish was sick or disturbed. Fortunately, …

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Cory catfish are among the most popular bottom dwellers in home aquariums. However, when I first thought of owning some, I had no idea how many to get. Over the years, I have learned that there are many variables to this question, including the specific type of cory, the size of the tank, additional fish …

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Many fish owners enjoy raising cory catfish, as they are quite easy to care for and get along with many other species. However, not many feel comfortable raising them with shrimp, as they are quite small and delicate. At least that’s how I felt a few years back. In this article, I’ll discuss whether cory …

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Cory catfish and loaches are quite common species in home aquariums, mainly because they are excellent scavengers. And yet, many aquarists are a little hesitant when it comes to these two species.  Some have no idea if they can share the same tank, while others just want to grow one of them, but have no …

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It can be frustrating when a member of your tank, like a parrot fish, suddenly loses its colors and turns white. When I had this trouble in my tank, I immediately started investigating. As months passed by, I learned what might cause this issue and how to overcome it. Parrot fish typically turn white due …

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I remember the first time I noticed something amiss in the koi pond. Two of my favorites had been swimming around, although I had not seen them eat anything. As time passed, I learned what may cause appetite changes in koi fish and how it is solved. Koi fish typically stop eating when the environmental …

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Since Cory catfish are scavengers, one of the most frequent questions people ask is whether they eat snails. As I started growing Corydoras, I even asked this myself. Fortunately, after a few months of observations and research, I came to a conclusion. Cory catfish do not eat snails because they cannot fit in their mouths. …

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When I saw my friend’s new fish tank, I couldn’t help but notice that the catfish was always floating at the surface of the water. Luckily, I saw this behavior earlier in my tank, so I knew what might cause that and how to overcome it. Catfish tend to stay at the top of the …

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When I first considered growing platies, the first question I had was how many of them could be kept in my fish tank. I knew from experience that this was a question with no definitive answer. However, as time passed, I learned some important rules that provide a rough estimation. So, without further ado, let’s …

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When I saw that my platy fish was at the bottom of my tank, I panicked. I kept wondering what could have gone wrong and thought about all the possibilities. As I investigated the issue further, I realized that the fish actually signals that it is distressed. Platy fish tend to stay at the bottom …

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When I saw that my stunning blue and gold gourami had turned black overnight, I was a little freaked out. I ran to my local pet store to ask for advice – they told me that my fish might have experienced some trauma. Luckily, as the years passed, I learned what causes that issue and …

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I was a bit nervous when I saw black spots and patches on my parrot fish’s body. I knew it wasn’t something I could just scrub off and be done with. Luckily, as time passed, I learned why it was happening and how to deal with the issue. Parrot fish typically develop black patches due …

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I remember the excitement of my first Cory Catfish egg. I had just set up the perfect tank and was ready to have some baby Corys to call my own. Unfortunately, I didn’t know what I was doing. Luckily, I gained some experience and knowledge over the years. Now, I am willing to share what …

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When my Parrot fish first laid eggs, I didn’t know what to do. Luckily, over the years, I found some helpful information on caring for Parrot fish eggs. I have also learned what not to do from the mistakes I have made. Here is a brief summary on Parrot fish eggs hatching and caring: As …

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It is pretty common to see changes in appearance among aquarium fish. For example, quite a few times, I noticed that my zebra danio becomes fat and bloated. At first, I wasn’t sure what caused that change. However, over the years, I gained some knowledge on the topic. Zebra danios typically become fat and bloated …

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As a fish owner, I care a lot when my fish present worrying signs. For example, quite a few times, I caught my goldfish swimming erratically across the tank. Luckily, over the years, I learned why this issue occurs and how to deal with it. Now, I am willing to share my thoughts and solutions. …

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I enjoy growing goldfish since they are quite hardy and can tolerate changing conditions. However, sometimes they present worrying issues. For example, there were times when I caught my goldfish bleeding, developing red patches across their body. Luckily, over the years, I learned how to deal with that issue. Goldfish typically bleed and develop red …

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As a fish owner, I tend to encounter worrying situations in my tank. For example, quite a few times, I noticed that my goldfish are breathing fast and heavily. Over the years, I learned why this issue happens and how to deal with it. Now, I am happy to share my experience. Goldfish tend to …

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Quite frequently, I catch worrying behaviors in my tank. For example, there were periods when I saw my zebra danio staying at the bottom of the tank without moving. As I gained more experience, I learned what causes the issue and how to deal with it. Now, I am willing to share what I’ve learned. …

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Zebra Danios are generally an excellent addition when it comes to freshwater fish tanks. However, I often caught them chasing, attacking, and even killing other fish in my aquarium. Over the years, I’ve learned several reasons that might force them to do so. I also came across a few tricks that stopped them from misbehaving. …

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Dwarf gouramis are known to be hardy creatures. That was why I was surprised to see my gourami lying on its side at the bottom of the tank. The more I got into this topic, the more reasons I found for the issue. To make sure you take the right approach in your tank, I …

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Quite frequently, I notice worrying issues in my tank. For example, there were times when I saw my fish swim at the top of the tank and consistently blow bubbles. The more I investigated the issue, the more different reasons and solutions I found. Now, I am willing to share all that I’ve learned. Fish …

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As an aquarist, I enjoy watching my aquarium at night. There were times when I even used blue lights since I heard it calms down the fish. However, as I learned over the years, keeping the blue lights on at night may interfere with the fish’s sleep ability. To make sure you take the right …

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As a fish owner, quite frequently, I noticed changes in my Koi’s coloration. For example, a few times, I saw that my Koi fish are turning pink. As I studied the phenomenon, I found a few ways to distinguish an underlying disease from a natural coloration process. To ensure that you take the right approach, …

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Quite frequently, I notice bizarre phenomena in my tank. For example, there were days when I saw my goldfish eating their own poop. As the years passed by, I learned what it could indicate and which cases require your attention. Now, I am willing to share my experience with you. Goldfish typically eat their own …

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Over the years of fishkeeping, I’ve noticed quite a few odd phenomena. For example, there were days when I saw my goldfish lying at the bottom with a curved spine. As the years passed, I learned how to deal with that issue and prevent it from recurring. Now, I am willing to share that experience …

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As a fish owner, I’ve been growing goldfish for years. Over time, I learned how to identify signals that indicate that something had gone wrong. One example would be a goldfish that is continuously blowing bubbles. To make sure the condition will get solved in your tank, I decided to point out all the possible …

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Goldfish are probably among my favorite types of fish. That is why I tend to get worried once I see unusual behavior in their tank. For example, one time, I saw my goldfish lying on its side at the bottom of the tank. I was sure that my fish was dying. Hence, to prevent it, …

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Arowanas are among my favorite types of fish. However, they are also quite expensive. That is why I get nervous when I see odd behavior that may potentially indicate a problem. For example, more than once, I saw that my Arowana keeps breathing heavily, yawning all the time. To solve that issue, I began to …

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Platies are hardy creatures, which is why I enjoy raising them. However, more than once, I noticed that their colors are changing. Most frequently, I saw that my platies begin to lose their colors and gradually turn white. Since this got me concerned, I began researching the topic pretty extensively. Most commonly, platy fish turn …

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Quite frequently, I noticed that the plants in my aquarium are being eaten. As time passed, I realized that I spend way too much money on new plants and should focus on prevention instead. Since platies are prevalent in my tank, I began wondering whether they eat plants and algae. That was when I began …

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Quite frequently, I noticed that my platies prefer the upper sections of the tank. At first, I gave credit to their personality. I thought that some fish merely prefer swimming at the top. However, the more I investigated the issue, I realized that the phenomenon could indicate a severe, underlying issue. Platies typically swim at …

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It is quite common for Arowanas to lose and damage different parts of their bodies. Some cases occur due to trauma, most commonly collisions against the glass. However, diseases could also be the case. Since it is pretty prevalent, I began to research whether or not Arowanas can regrow their tails, scales, fins, and barbels. …

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Goldfish are probably the most common type of fish in freshwater tanks. As a fish owner, I’ve been growing these for years. However, more than once, I noticed that my goldfish are opening and closing their mouth quite rapidly. As I was worried about their well-being, I began to research that phenomenon pretty profoundly.  Goldfish …

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Parrotfish and Discus are among my favorite type of fish. There is no doubt that they bring plenty of beauty and life to the aquarium. However, before I mixed the two species, I began wondering whether the two could coexist in the first place. That was when I began to research the topic pretty extensively. …

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As a fish owner, one of my favorite things is to observe my tank. There is no doubt that something is relaxing about it. However, a few times, I noticed that my fish tend to open and close their mouths quite rapidly. That phenomenon got me worried, so I started researching the topic a little …

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