After much debate, I finally decided to get some Reticulated Hillstream Loaches. I was a little hesitant since I have read they don’t ship well; Hillstream Loaches require highly oxygenated water. When I went to pick up my six new fish from the fish store, the lady informed me that two of them weren’t looking too good, so she only charged me for four. Those two didn’t make it the 45-minute drive home.
So I went to some pet stores yesterday. Despite the fact that this week was less eventful, I did see some pretty neat stuff, and I’m now a step closer to owning my new fish tank!
I went to some pet stores again. I always love seeing what new fish they have in stock, but I also get infuriated when I see fish living in poor conditions. I’ll likely make this a weekly topic since I go to pet/fish stores almost every Saturday.
This post covers a lot of useful information. Please read carefully and take notes. There will be a quiz.
It probably is a good idea to talk about an actual aquarium, so here is my 29 gallon bowfront.
Betta fish are pretty awesome. The varieties and colors are almost limitless, and everything online says they are really easy to take care of! But are they really that easy?
Tap water contains chlorine and other contaminants. These are toxic to fish and, if they aren’t removed or detoxified, will kill your fish quickly. When making new water for your aquarium, it is essential to add a conditioner before putting it in your aquarium.Read More »
(Image Credit: Public Domain wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichthyophthirius_multifiliis)
What one of the most common diseases aquarium fish can get is Ichthyophthirius Multifiliis or Ich for short. The most difficult part of treating Ich is the fact that you have to treat the entire tank. Taking out and quarantining a couple fish that you see with white spots isn’t going to fix your problem.