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» Shipping Fish
By Barbie F | Published 10/27/2005 | General | Rating:

One of the questions I get asked frequently, is "How do you ship fish clear across the US?" To me now, it seems somewhat routine, but I remember the days when it was a truly terrifying experience. Hopefully this article can help alleviate some of the worries and make your shipping experience a good one.

» The Nitrogen Cycle and Fishless Cycling
By Barbie F | Published 09/8/2005 | General | Unrated
Cycling is the process of establishing colonies of beneficial bacteria in your filter. Fish waste is basically ammonia and is toxic to your fish. As your tank ages ammonia converts from ammonia until Nitrogen as part of the Nitrogen Cycle.  Click here to learn more about this process and how to cycle your tank with or without fish in it..
» Breeding Angelfish
By Barbie F | Published 08/25/2005 | Freshwater | Rating:
Pterophyllum Scalare are relatively easy to breed, once you have established that you do indeed have a pair. There is no surefire method of sexing these fish by looking at them, so you have to wait for them to decide on the mate of their choice. They prefer soft, acidic water, but they are successfully kept and bred in an extremely varied array of water conditions. The main thing to keep an eye on is water quality.
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