It Isn’t Easy Being’ Green

That greenish-blue gunk that eventually grows on your aquarium glass, on the decorations and plants, and on the gravel is called algae. Though it looks like something that should be eradicated immediately, it’s just living plant matter that is a perfectly natural occurrence in an aquatic environment. It’s actually good to have some algae in… Continue reading It Isn’t Easy Being’ Green

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Here We Go Again – Part 1

“I never know what to give you” says my wife at almost any gift giving holiday or birthday! The reply, “anything will be great as long as it comes from you”, great husband retort and very safe. So I usually get great stuff that I really don’t need… but then again I asked for it.… Continue reading Here We Go Again – Part 1

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Here We Go Again – Part 2

Well the tank is still going strong but some of the things that came out of the rock have disappeared but new stuff is still making an appearance. My cute small brown mantis shrimp has turned medium size little over an inch peacock mantis shrimp. May have to find a trap. Most of my bristle… Continue reading Here We Go Again – Part 2

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Bubble Eye Goldfish

Bubble Eye goldfish are a “fancy” variety, which is characterized by fluid filled sacs beneath the eyes. Bubble Eyes lack dorsal fins and have double tail fins. They can be found in gold, red, black, white and calico colors. The fish can reach eight inches long and the bubble sacs grow with the fish, sometimes… Continue reading Bubble Eye Goldfish

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Cherry Barb

Family: Cyprinidae Species: Barbus titteya Size: 2 in (5 cm) Diet: Omnivorous Temperament: Peaceful TankConditions: 74-79°F; pH 6.0-7.0; dH 4-10 TankLevels: Middle and Lower Barbs are predominantly small to medium sized fish with a typical diamond-shape, compressed laterally. A few species do grow large, but these are not commonly seen in the aquarium trade. Many,… Continue reading Cherry Barb

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