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  • Indian Pea Puffers
    November 21, 2019 Dan Laguardia

    Indian Pea Puffers

    The dwarf Indian Pea Puffer is a cute little puffer fish from India.  It is a strictly freshwater fish originally from the Pamba river.  These little guys can be a bit aggressive, so it's best to only have one male per tank, or to have quite a large tank where males can set up their own "areas." 
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  • Do I need an Algae Eater?
    October 16, 2019 John Hegstad

    Do I need an Algae Eater?

    When you see algae forming in your aquarium, your first thought might be, "Do I need an algae eater". Chances are you probably don't. There are lots of ways to control algae without introducing another fish into your tank. First, though, let's talk a bit about algae itself:

     

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  • October 3, 2019 Dan Laguardia

    Fish of the week: Vampire Plecos and Ocellaris Clownfish

    This week we've got TWO great fish to talk about.  For freshwater fish, we're talking about the L29 Vampire Pleco.  For Saltwater, that loveable Nemo, the Ocellaris Clownfish!  Vampire Plecos get their name because of a small sharp tooth on...

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  • All About Cherry Barbs
    September 27, 2019 John Hegstad

    All About Cherry Barbs

    Cherry Barbs are a great schooling fish suitable for community tanks with other peaceful tank mates. 

    The Cherry Barb is native to Sri Lanka, though it can now be found in Mexico and Colombia too. Its a tropical freshwater fish and, in the wild, enjoys dense plant coverage in warm rivers. 

    Description: Male cherry barbs are a lovely red to red-orange color with a dark band from head to tail. Female cherry barbs are lighter in color, almost tan.   Barbs are a schooling fish and should be kept in groups of 5 or more.  When AquariumFishSale sends you barbs, we'll make sure to send a mix of male and female fish. 

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  • HUGE predator fish and Beautiful Community Fish
    September 6, 2019 John Hegstad

    HUGE predator fish and Beautiful Community Fish

    This week we've got 2 fish to showcase for you:  First up, the largest freshwater fish of the Amazon: the Arapaima.  This air-breathing fish can grow up to 9'.  While popular for public aquariums, this may be too large for...

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  • Cardinal Tetras and Project Piaba: Supporting the Amazon River Basin
    August 29, 2019 John Hegstad

    Cardinal Tetras and Project Piaba: Supporting the Amazon River Basin

    Did you know that the ornamental fisheries industry brings much needed jobs and revenue to thousands of people living near the Amazon and Orinoco River Basins of South America? 

    Every time we purchase wild caught fish, like Cardinal Tetras, we're supporting economic growth in South America.  Cardinal tetras are native to the Orinoco and Negro Rivers. Recently a fishery initiative called Project Piaba was started to promote sustainable collection of aquarium fish like tetras. Project Piaba has been used as an example of how research projects like this can provide economic stimulus to communities while also helping to promote sustainability and environmentally friendly collection practices. We at Aquarium Fish Sale are proud to be a part of programs like this.

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  • Plant of the Month: Micranthemum Monte Carlo (potted)
    August 16, 2019 John Hegstad

    Plant of the Month: Micranthemum Monte Carlo (potted)

    Adding plants to an aquarium adds so much more than just a bit of greenery: plants provide a beautiful backdrop for your fish, relieve stress in fish, and give your finned pets places to hide and play.  

    One of the easiest plants to add to your aquarium these days is potted Monte Carlo. We recommend the potted version over those created through tissue culture methods because the potted version tends to be more affordable and larger (2" pot).  

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  • Common Aquarium Problems
    August 2, 2019 John Hegstad

    Common Aquarium Problems

    Maintaining aquariums takes patience and a little bit of know-how.  Some of that comes with experience, but the more you know before you begin your aquarium journey, the better off you'll be! There are some common aquarium problems you can...

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