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These articles are the most popular over the last month.



Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:04:19 +0000

 



Navigating the Freshwater Forums

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The Freshwater Forums is a thriving community that's a great resource of information and ideas. Here is how to quickly reach the forum, and find what you are looking for.



Gyotaku Fish Impressions

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Japanese fishermen used to record impressions of their fish catches on rice paper. Gyotaku Fish Impressions are still a popular art form, both in schools and in the marketplace.



roe

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A definition of the aquarium term roe



Scooter

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Who says fish can't compete with dogs and cats for personality? This photo of 'Scooter', a blood parrot, taken by owner Greg Lawyer is proof of that. What a great smile! Page 2.



Marbled Angelfish

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A profile of the Angelfish - Marble (Pterophyllum scalare), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.



Green Tiger Barb

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A profile of the Green Tiger Barb (Barbus tetrazona), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.



Getting Over the Canister

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Canister filters are widely uses. This forum discussion cover their pros and cons, as well as possible alternatives.



Bloodfin Tetra

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A profile of the Bloodfin Tetra (Aphyocharax anisitsi), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.



Silver Dollar

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Freshwater Aquariums.



Tank Cracked

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Wondering what to do if you crack your aquarium? These owners share their tips.



How do I Rid Plants of Snails?

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Snails are both a blessing and a curse. When there are too many, how do you rid plants of snails?. Plant expert Don Matakis shares his thoughts on the subject.



Freshwater Pond

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Ponds are one of my favorites. This photo, taken by Dr. John, ranks among the most beautiful I've come across. I'd love to spend a warm summer day by this pond. Page 4.



How to Raise pH

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Aquarium water pH is sometimes an elusive parameter. Should you attempt to change it or not? This forum discussion touches on that subject.



exotic fish

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A definition of the aquarium term exotic fish.



Kribensis and Babies

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Many fish are very attentive parents, as evidenced by this brightly colored mother Kribensis and her young, captured on film by Stan Greenbaum. Great job, Stan -- young fry are not easy to photograph! Page 5.



Keeping Discus

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Discus are beautiful, but they are also one of the more challenging freshwater fish to keep. This forum discussion talks about key factors to consider when keeping Discus.



What is Zeolite?

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The subject of Zeolite comes up every once and a while. Most often I am asked what is it, and in what situations should it be used? Zeolite is a type of



Good First Fish

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One of the more common requests I get is for a list of good first fish. Many of us tend to choose fish that look the most interesting to us, either because of



Simple Steps to Start an Aquarium

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Starting an aquarium for the first time can be a bit overwhelming. Here is a collection of simple step by step How To's for basic aquarium setup tasks.



Aquarium Fish Glossary - Letter A

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A comprehensive glossary of freshwater aquarium terms beginning with the letter A



Aquascape Planning

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Want a beautiful aquarium full of live plants? You can do it, but it takes planning. Plant expert Don Matakis explains the need for planning, and what to take into consideration when deciding how to aquascape your tank.



Aquarium Ammonia Control

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Ammonia can kill aquarium fish. Learn how to control ammonia in your aquarium.



Lake Victoria Cichlids

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Lake Victoria Cichlids



ammonium (NH4)

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The definition of the aquarium term ammonium or NH4.



Book Review - Handbook of Fish Diseases

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A book review of the Handbook of Fish Diseases, a reference book about fish diseases, authored by Dieter Untergasser.



Limescale

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Call it water marks, calcium deposits, limescale, or white residue, everyone can agree that it is ugly. Who hasn't lost a few fingernails and acquired some gray



False Siamese Algae Eater

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A profile of the False Siamese Algae Eater (Epalzeorhynchos sp), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.



Fiddler Crab

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A profile of the Fiddler Crab (Uca pugnax), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.



Siamese Algae Eater

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A profile of the Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus siamensis), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.



air bladder

2017-03-13T12:04:19Z

A definition of the aquarium term air bladder



Fish Themed Apparel and Décor

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Are you a fish lover who would like wear fish themed items or decorate your home with fishy things? This list is full of fish themed ideas for apparel, crafts, and decor.



KH Issue

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Maintaining the desired carbonate hardness level in a freshwater tank can be a challenge. This discussion talks about whether baking soda is an viable option.



Common Fish Names Beginning With X

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Learning scientific names of fish can be daunting, so we all tend to use common names. However, if you wish to do research on your fish, knowing the scientific name is invaluable. Here is a handy list of common fish names that begin with the letter X, cross referenced to their scientific names.



Top 3 Box Filters

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The top choices for Box Filters.



air bladder disease

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A definition of the aquarium term air bladder disease



Guppy

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A profile of the Guppy (Poecilia reticulata), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.



Visit a Public Aquarium

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Public aquariums have a lot to offer. Here's why you should visit a public aquarium, and where to find one.



Books About African Cichlids

2017-03-13T12:04:19Z

Looking for books about Cichlids? This list covers books that focus on the hundreds of species of African Cichlids, including Lake Malawi, Lake Tanganyika, and Lake Victoria.



Using Bleach in Aquariums

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Mention the word bleach to an aquarium enthusiast and you will either hear that it's the greatest cleaner in the world, or it's death in a bottle. Bleach use



Aquarium Gifts for Dads

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Whether it's Father's Day, his birthday, Christmas, or just a day you want to make special, any aquarium fish loving Dad will relish these gifts.



High Aquarium Water pH

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Struggling with aquarium water pH that is too high? This forum discussion addresses how to best address that issue.



Powder Blue Gourami

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A profile of the Powder Blue Gourami (Colisa lalia), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.



New Jersey Aquarium Clubs

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Where to find information about New Jersey aquarium clubs



cyanobacteria

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A definition of the aquarium term cyanobacteria.



Before You Buy an Aquarium Stand

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Aquarium stands should be considered for any aquarium over approximately twenty gallons. Here is what you should look for when choosing an aquarium stand.



Green Sailfin Molly - Poecilia velifera

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A profile of the Green Sailfin Molly (Poecilia velifera), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.



Bass and Beam

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It's said that fish will eat anything that fits in their mouth. Kellie must have had her camera close at hand, because she managed to snap this extraordinary shot just as a small fish learned how true that saying is. Page 6.



Clown Loach

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A profile of the Clown Loach, Botia macracanthus, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.



Angelfish and Fry

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Have your angelfish spawned, but the eggs failed to hatch, the fry were eaten or failed to thrive? This forum discussion offers some suggestions.



Planting Techniques - Part 2

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Want a beautiful aquarium full of live plants? In this installment of the planting techniques series,plant expert Don Matakis explains how to handle mid-ground plants.



Coolie Loach

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Freshwater Aquariums.



Jub Jub the Betta

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Virtually everyone enjoys gazing at Bettas, with their colorful flowing fins. These Betta photos show why Bettas are one of the most popular, and most attractive, aquarium fish. Page 8.



Beto the Betta

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Virtually everyone enjoys gazing at Bettas, with their colorful flowing fins. These Betta photos show why Bettas are one of the most popular, and most attractive, aquarium fish. Page 7.



Loach Profiles

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Profiles of Loaches



Oxygen

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Photo of Oxygen on Live Aquarium Plant. Page 10.



Half Moon Orange Betta

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A Photo of a Half Moon Orange Betta



Beautiful Bettas

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Virtually everyone enjoys gazing at Bettas, with their colorful flowing fins. These Betta photos show why Bettas are one of the most popular, and most attractive, aquarium fish.



Flake Foods - General Purpose

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Feeding aquarium fish is an important part of maintaining good health. Flake foods are the cornerstone of most general diets for aquarium fish. This list will help you make good choices when purchasing flake foods.



Bolivian Ram - Microgeophagus altispinosa

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A profile of the Bolivian Ram (Microgeophagus altispinosa), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.



Fish Bullies

2017-03-13T12:04:19Z

A Blood Parrot owner recently posted some concerns about how to care for a pair of Blood Parrots. The owner also mentioned the issue of one fish being something



Crowntail and Halfmoon Bettas

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A Photo Gallery of Crowntail and Halfmoon Bettas



Attack of the Killer Snakeheads

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Most fish are content to live out their lives swimming in their own little pond. Not so for the northern snakehead, who is among a class of fish that possess the ability to breath air. They can literally hop out on dry land and take a hike for greener pastures - or bluer waters, as the case may be.



Ruby Shark

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A profile and photo of the Ruby Shark, Epalzeorhynchos frenatus, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 10.



Blue Betta

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Virtually everyone enjoys gazing at Bettas, with their colorful flowing fins. These Betta photos show why Bettas are one of the most popular, and most attractive, aquarium fish. Page 10.



bony fish - Osteichthyes

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A definition of the aquarium term bony fish or Osteichthyes



Veil Tail Betta

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Virtually everyone enjoys gazing at Bettas, with their colorful flowing fins. These Betta photos show why Bettas are one of the most popular, and most attractive, aquarium fish. Page 9.



Harlequin

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A profile and photo of the Harlequin, Rasbora heteromorpha, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 3.



Red Hook Silver Dollar - Myleus rubripinnis...

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A profile of the Silver Dollar (Myleus rubripinnis rubripinnis), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.



Parasites

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New aquarium owners have enough issue to deal with, then some also are faced with parasites. Here are some tips for dealing with parasites in a new tank.



Koi Foods

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The top Koi food picks for your fish



Deep Blue Betta

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Virtually everyone enjoys gazing at Bettas, with their colorful flowing fins. These Betta photos show why Bettas are one of the most popular, and most attractive, aquarium fish. Page 11.



Bleeding Heart Tetra

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A profile of the aquarium fish known as the Bleeding Heart Tetra (Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma)



Tinfoil Barb

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A profile and photo of the Tinfoil Barb, Barbus schwanefeldi, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 7.



Gold Barb

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A profile and photo of the Gold Barb, Barbus schuberti, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 2.



Pearl Danio

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A profile and photo of the Pearl Danio, Danio albolineatus, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 4.



biological filtration

2017-03-13T12:04:19Z

A definition of the aquarium term biological filtration



Yo Yo Loach

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A profile of the Yo Yo Loach, Botia lohachata, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 4.



Ruby Barb

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A profile and photo of the Ruby Barb, Puntius nigrofasciatus, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 13.



How To Select a Heater

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How to select the proper wattage heater for your aquarium.



Sagittaria subulata

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A detailed profile of the freshwater aquarium plant, Sagittaria subulata



Herichthys caprintis

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A profile of the Green Texas Cichlid, Herichthys caprintis, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.



Female Betta

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Virtually everyone enjoys gazing at Bettas, with their colorful flowing fins. These Betta photos show why Bettas are one of the most popular, and most attractive, aquarium fish. Page 6.



LFS

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A definition of the aquarium term LFS.



organic waste products

2017-03-13T12:04:19Z

A definition of the aquarium term organic waste products.



Female Red Betta

2017-03-13T12:04:19Z

Virtually everyone enjoys gazing at Bettas, with their colorful flowing fins. These Betta photos show why Bettas are one of the most popular, and most attractive, aquarium fish. Page 3.



Live AOL Fish Chat

2017-03-13T12:04:19Z

Want to chat live with your Guide and other fish owners? If you have an AOL account join me on Tuesday evenings at 10 pm EST for an hour of fun and interesting live chat.



Gotcha!

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Virtually everyone enjoys gazing at Bettas, with their colorful flowing fins. These Betta photos show why Bettas are one of the most popular, and most attractive, aquarium fish. Page 2.



Yellow Tetra - Hyphessobrycon bifasciatus

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A profile of the Yellow Tetra (Hyphessobrycon bifasciatus), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.



Lemon Algae Eater

2017-03-13T12:04:19Z

A profile of the Lemon Algae Eater (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.



Female Blue Betta

2017-03-13T12:04:19Z

Virtually everyone enjoys gazing at Bettas, with their colorful flowing fins. These Betta photos show why Bettas are one of the most popular, and most attractive, aquarium fish. Page 4.



Selecting a Filter For Your Aqaurium

2017-03-13T12:04:19Z

What to look for when selecting a filter for your aquarium, from your About.com Guide



Cyprinid Profiles

2017-03-13T12:04:19Z

A gallery of Cyprinid profiles including Barbs Danios and Goldfish



Reality Aquarium - Algae Journal Part 1

2017-03-13T12:04:19Z

Aquariums in books always look perfect, but in real life they don't always look that way. This series shares real life experiences of aquarium owners, complete with photos, journals they have written, and step by step solutions for problems they may have.



To Ground or Not?

2017-03-13T12:04:19Z

A sure way to start a spirited discussion is to bring up the subject of how to ground your aquarium. I've heard plenty of arguments about the safest, or most



Favorite Aquarium Fish

2017-03-13T12:04:19Z

There are thousands of species of fish, hundreds of which are available in the aquarium trade. Which ones are most popular? These polls asked that very question.



Weather Loach

2017-03-13T12:04:19Z

A profile of the Weather Loach, Misgurnus angullicaudatus, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding. Page 3.



nitrogen cycle

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A definition of the aquarium term nitrogen cycle.



Ryukin Pair

2017-03-13T12:04:19Z

This perfectly matched pair of Ryukin contrast nicely with the greenery behind them -- an excellent photo, taken by R&M Ogata. Page 9.



Aquarium Cleaning Bucket

2017-03-13T12:04:19Z

Looking for an useful, unique, and inexpensive gift for an aquarium owner? The aquarium cleaning bucket may be just what you are looking for.



Weather Loach (Gold Morph)

2017-03-13T12:04:19Z

A profile of the Weather Loach (Misgurnus angullicaudatus), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.