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How to Acclimate New Fish Safely (Drip Acclimation)

Improper acclimation often leads to the spread of disease, increased stress, and loss of life among your newly purchased pet fish and your aquarium's inhabitants. Acclimating new fish using a safe method such as drip acclimation can significantly mitigate these risks.

Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle: Advanced Guide on the 3 Stages

To describe the aquarium nitrogen cycle, it all begins in the presence of ammonia, either by adding a pure ammonia solution specifically made for aquariums, or organic waste or by adding live fish into a newly set up fish tank.

22 Different Freshwater Angelfish Types

There are three different distinct species of freshwater angelfish: Pterophyllum Altum, Pterophyllum Leopoldi, and Pterophyllum Scalare. Altum and Leopoldi are predominately the only two freshwater angelfish types that are wild caught since they typically do not breed in captivity, and species of Pterophyllum Scalare are primarily captive bred.

Striped Barb (Desmopuntius Johorensis)

Striped barbs are an uncommon species of Desmopuntius found within the aquarium hobby when compared to its close relatives. However, they are a great addition to the peaceful community and planted aquariums looking for active schooling fish.

Checker Barb (Oliotius Oligolepis)

If you're looking for smaller types of fish in a peaceful community tank, the checker barb is a perfect addition. They particularly like aquariums that are densely planted because they can be rather shy.

Five-Banded Barb (Desmopuntius Pentazona)

For a community aquarium searching for bottom-dwelling species to occupy the lower levels of their tank, five-banded barbs are an active and sociable type of fish that make excellent candidates.

Snakeskin Rhombo Barb (Desmopuntius Rhoomoocellatus)

Among all of the fish in the aquarium hobby, snakeskin rhombo barbs must be one of the most underrated species. Since they spend a lot of time at the bottom levels of the tank, these species make excellent candidates for community tanks looking to fill the lowest levels of the aquarium.

Cherry Barb (Puntius Titteya)

Cherry barbs are among the most common small species of fish found in the aquarium hobby and are a popular choice for beginners. Through selective breeding, a number of varying phenotypes including albino and ultra red have been produced.

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