Moving Your Fish Tank Decorations To A Different Tank

There will come a time when you may need to move your fish tank decorations to a different aquarium. This could be for a variety of reasons, for example because the number of fish that you have has outgrown your current tank, or it could be that someone had given you some second hand aquarium decor that you would like to use. For whatever reason it is, you would need to follow some rules to ensure that the fish tank decor is safe to be used in your new tank.

Why All The Fuss About Transferring Aquarium Decor

Can’t we just remove the fish tank ornaments from one tank and just drop it into the other? Why is there such a fuss or need to have proper preparation? The main reason is microbes.

You see, your fish tank decor has been soaking in the tank water for a very long time. Even with the best cleaning schedule, these ornaments are perfect surfaces for breeding bacteria and fungus. This is especially true for tank accessories that have detailed carving

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The Fish We Cook, Monkfish and Tilefish

MONKFISH

A member of a family of fish called anglers; the monkfish is widely considered one of the ugliest fish in the sea. It can grow to 50 pounds and 4 feet in length and has a taste similar to cod and a texture similar to lobster. The monkfish has a huge mouth with a somewhat flattened body that is lacking scales. It has a long tube like tail that is the only edible section of the fish. The tail is boneless and has a texture and taste similar to scallops or lobster. Also known as anglerfish, goosefish, ail mouth, frogfish and sea devil, the monkfish can be found on the Atlantic coast from New Found land to Brazil. The monkfish has a firm, chewy meat that has a mild, slightly sweet flavor and is low in fat. The best way to cook monkfish is to bake, broil, deep fry, sauté, steam or poach.

TILEFISH

The tilefish is a brilliantly colored fish from the Atlantic Ocean that can be found from Nova Scotia to the Gulf of Mexico, being

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How to Prevent Angelfish Stripes From Getting Faded

Angelfish are one of the universally kept freshwater aquarium fish, also the generally kept cichlid. Their beauty lies in their spectacular fins and impresses many with their strips which are of varied colors. These stripes are maintained constantly by width and space as the fish grows. Iridescent blues and greens of halfback and tiger like black stripes are the few spices of angelfish. Some have more orange color resembling to be like a sunrise on their body. These stripes obtain a variety of colors due to pigmentation or because of interactions of light with various compounds. The collective effects are really outstanding.

There are many fascinating observations about angelfish stripes patterns. The bars on them appear as of zebras and silvers with a number of patterns and shapes. These stripes vary in intensity and sometimes fade away completely within a blink of time.

Once we get into the details of these patterns and study the sub-cellular terminology, we can see

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How to Feed Fish Peas: What’s on the Fish Menu?

Is your fish struggling to swim upright?

Overfeeding, a poor diet, or improperly prepared food can all cause constipation. Not enough fiber in the diet can also create blockages in the digestive tract. These blockages can put weight on the swim bladder, causing erratic swimming. In severe cases, your fish might completely lose equilibrium and swim upside down!

Fancy goldfish, like orandas, lionheads, and fantails, are particularly prone to swim bladder problems. Sometimes, particularly sensitive fish will need special diets with plenty of green vegetables to prevent the dreaded swim bladder disease.

But what if your fish can’t swim? What can you do to help him?

Feed fish peas!

Peas are very high in fiber, so they do a good job cleaning up a fish’s digestive tract. If your fish just can’t seem to stay upright and you suspect constipation, peas can be a quick fix!

Let’s learn how to prepare peas for fee

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