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Do Goldfish Eat Shrimp?

Do Goldfish Eat Shrimp?

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So, you want to add shrimps to your goldfish’s diet. But you’re wondering, “Do goldfish eat shrimp?” Well, goldfish are carps. And just like any other carps, goldfish are omnivores. In their natural habitat, that is in the wild, goldfish eat plants, insects such as small crustaceans, zooplankton, mosquito larvae and detritus (detritus is the animal matter and the dead remains of plants and animals that collect at the bottom) - even tropical fish food. No matter which brand of high-quality goldfish food you buy, none of them will have all the nutrients and vitamins that your goldfish would find in its natural wild habitat. It will eventually prevent it from leading a healthy life. So,to provide proper nutrition to your goldfish, you should include three types of food in…
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How often should you feed your tropical fish?

How often should you feed your tropical fish?

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Tropical fish with their vibrant colors are a good option to be had as pets. Relatively easy to care for, with the right amount of awareness and caution, they can do well in community tanks. While you need to take into consideration several factors such as the fish tank capacity, fish compatibility, and cleanliness of the tank, you also need to be aware of their feeding habits. Feeding your fish the right amount of food, the right type of food, at right times is very crucial for their well-being. Rest assured that it is not a very difficult task, though. If you are aware of the food habits of the type of fish you have, it will be easier to keep them well-fed. Just avoid a few common mistakes and…
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Can You Mix Cichlids With Tropical Fish?

Can You Mix Cichlids With Tropical Fish?

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Every natural being present has their specific niche. No two species share the same niche. It is how the mother nature works for the best survival and growth of all living creatures. Fishes are one of the most abundant creatures in the ocean,and there exists several thousands of varieties, freshwater and the saline water, and no two variety of fish share a common niche. When it comes to an artificial system, for rearing and breeding of fishes, we need to take care of specific important points. So, let’s try to answer if can you mix cichlids with tropical fish? When it comes to the rearing of cichlids, which are salt-water fishes, that is present in a variety of colors, like pink, orange,etc. (the tropical fishes are dull in color) in…
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How Long Are Tropical Fish Pregnant For

How Long Are Tropical Fish Pregnant For

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Tropical fish are wonderful animals that inhabit tropical environments around the world. They stand out for their bright colors, and that makes them the most popular fish when it comes to creating an aquarium at home or anywhere else. Most of the tropical fish used to inhabit aquariums come from export centers or hatcheries. Fish can reproduce in different ways: the oviparous, which expel the eggs and then the fry grows in the external environment; the ovoviviparous, where the fries also hatch from eggs but remain inside the mother until they hatch; and the viviparous, which are the animals that simply give birth to their fries after they have developed well within their organism. Most tropical fish tend to be ovoviviparous orviviparouswhich, after they are born, immediately swim free and…
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Best Tropical Fish To Start With

Best Tropical Fish To Start With

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It is arguable that pets are better companions than human beings- they won’t argue with you, they won’t leave you for someone else,and they don’t care what you look like at any time of the day. Whether this is your first pet since your childhood goldfish or if you just have no time to look after a pet that needs walks and will shed fur everywhere, a tropical fish will be perfect for you. Tropical fishes are fish that live in waters near the Equator, regardless of whether they are freshwater, saltwater or euryhaline (fish that can live in both saltwater and freshwater) fish. The phrase ‘tropical fish’ may sound intimidating, especially to people who have absolutely no experience in keeping pets- and these fears are not entirely unfounded, as…
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Types Of Tropical Fish That Can Live Together

Types Of Tropical Fish That Can Live Together

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Tropical fish, especially the freshwater variety, are a popular choice for aquariums because of their bright colors. But when it comes to having different fish in the same tank, their compatibility needs to be taken into consideration. Choosing species of fish to be kept together is an important decision. You need to take into account the aesthetics that you have in mind and also the fact that you don’t want fish fighting or killing each other. Hence, it is important to consider various factors before deciding the types of fish for your aquarium. Type of water This one’s a no-brainer. Freshwater and seawater fish cannot live together. Compatibility Tropical fish can be broadly classified into three types according to their nature. Peaceful (eg. Guppies, tetras, and danios) Semi-aggressive (eg. Barbs,…
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Can Goldfish Eat Tropical Fish Food?

Can Goldfish Eat Tropical Fish Food?

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Goldfish are the first pet experience most of us had. They don't require that much attention or maintenance and are pretty easy to keep alive and healthy. They are perfect pets for kids, and people that don't have a lot of time or commitment to look after another living creature. Plus, they are relatively cheap, and pretty to look at. But this accessibility makes people consider feeding their goldfish something other than food that has been marketed specifically for them. Sometimes we can't find goldfish-specific food, or we simply don't have the time to look for it, sometimes it can even be too expensive. Which brings us to one popular question among goldfish owners: can goldfish eat tropical fish food? Keep reading to find out more. What is the diet…
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Fish Tank and Children: Safety Measures

Fish Tank and Children: Safety Measures

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Fish are a relatively low maintenance option for having a pet in the house. You feed them, and you look at them swimming around in the aquarium. There is just the responsibility of keeping the tank clean and the water inside at the right temperature for the fish, and you are good to go. Happily, ever after. But bring children into the equation, and everything changes. There are many mistakes first time parents can make and fish tank safety is one that can be easily overlooked. With a fish tank and children in the same household, safety is of paramount importance. Do consider the below points to keep your child and your fish tank safe. Fish Tank Safety For Kids: Place the fish tank on a surface such that the…
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What Are The Five Most Popular Tropical Fish?

What Are The Five Most Popular Tropical Fish?

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The tropical regions have the world’s largest rivers, simply because these areas have the greatest amount of rainfall. Tropical fish are the fish found in the freshwater as well as the seawater of the tropics. They are quite popular due to their bright colors. The types of tropical fish can be broadly classified into: Freshwater tropical fish Seawater tropical fish Coral reef tropical fish The freshwater fish are favored for aquariums because it is easy to care for them. Freshwater is more easily available than saltwater. All you need is an aquarium, tap water, and some water treatment solution. Cleaning and re-filling the tank is also easier. Let us look at the top five most popular tropical fish: 1. Leopard Cory Catfish Leopard Cory Catfish are found in the south…
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Top 5 Most Endangered Fish Species that might Disappear Soon

Top 5 Most Endangered Fish Species that might Disappear Soon

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Fish is one among the species that go for a lot of catch every year, and doubtlessly some of the species become endangered, and their existence becomes a question mark. Though a lot of measures are taken by different departments, sometimes it becomes highly impossible to save a particular species from going into extinction. So here we have listed the top 5 most endangered fish species. Bluefin Tuna: Bluefin Tuna is one of the largest growing fish in terms of size. It can grow unto 10 feet and can roughly weigh about 1400 pounds. The main reason for their extinction is the hunting habits that prevail amidst the commercial fishermen. The rate of one Bluefin tuna can go up to one lakh dollars. It is highly influencing the commercial fishermen…
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